Scandal Season 3, Episode 7
“Everything’s Coming Up Mellie”
Welcome back to another crazy week in the world of Scandal! This week we took a MUCH NEEDED closer look at our sad queen, the woefully misunderstood First Lady Mellie Grant. Now, it’s been fanon so far that Fitz and Mellie’s marriage was one of pure political strategy and convenience, and for me, that notion was COMPLETELY dispelled in this episode. This episode made us see that pre-politics, pre-Olivia Pope, Mellie and Fitz were very much in love and happy…which of course makes it all the more sad to see the shambles that they are in today. On the other end of the spectrum, we had Olivia and Company delving further into the mystery behind Operation Remington. With the revelation that Fitz was involved in shooting down the plane carrying Olivia’s mother, this shit has gotten PERSONAL and the Gladiators will not rest until they get answers.
In other words it was a jam-packed episode. To the gifs!
This reporter is played by Slater from Community and Rose from Grey’s Anatomy, so I have automatic free license to hate her.
“I haven’t had time to do my hair.” Cyrus, you’re so wonderfully vain and I love you.
Quinn hanging out at the shooting range with Brian McKenzie. As you do.
FLASHBACK CYRUS IS SO SHABBY!!! No wonder he was so vain at the top of the episode!
OMG Liv’s GORGEOUS black and white coat!!
Liv ignoring and then running back desperately to answer the Fitz phone. SIGH.
“You don’t get to ask me how I am.” I REALLY wish Liv would just STOP answering the phone when he calls.
“I’m surrounded by murderers, THAT’S how I am.” Seriously Olivia, it’s time to start re-evaluating your choices.
“I don’t expect you to forgive me.” Ever the martyr, Fitz.
Fitz: “I love you.” Liv: “So What?” Our girl Liv is FINALLY showing some backbone when it comes to Fitz. ABOUT DAMN TIME.
LIV HANGS UP ON FITZ.
“Do you feel like you lost a piece of yourself when you got married?” SHUT UP SLATER.
Shabby Cyrus calls Fitz and Mellie “Richie Rich and Snow White”
“You’re better at picking out hookers than china patterns.” I love when Cyrus and Mellie plot together.
“I want to kill you and have sex with you at the same time.” James and Cyrus: The perfect marriage…
“Liv’s father is a dangerous man.” Understatement of the Century.
“I am more than just some crazy adrenaline junkie.” Actually…
“Grants don’t take orders.” (They just whine about them)
Are we supposed to feel sorry for Fitz with all these daddy issues?
Abby to Liv: “I’m going to hug you now.”
Quinn spying on Brian McKenzie in the WORST WAY POSSIBLE. It’s like Huck taught her NOTHING.
Next thing you know, he’s got Quinn up against the wall and they are making out.
Mellie’s face when Fitz isn’t in the Oval Office like she planned. My Sad Queen.
SHABBY CYRUS IS STRAIGHT. That’s it. I DEMAND a Cyrus back story episode, Shonda.
“HE IS YOUR CHARITY WORK, YOUR FULL TIME JOB.” Oh, if only Mellie knew that it really WOULD BE.
“He’ll be ready to work.” And thus we begin to see shades of the Steely Bitch Mellie we all know and love.
“I’m a decent father right?”
MELLIE KNOWS ABOUT FLIGHT 522.
(That gif is just for you, Sage.)
“He’s got too many feelings” Poor, poor, sensitive Fitz.
Fitz’s dad RAPED MELLIE. I cannot.
Mellie in the Oval, pacing and having a MUCH NEEDED cocktail.
“I AM TIRED OF DOING EVERYTHING MYSELF!!” PREACH MELLIE PREACH!
“You declare war on me and you shame me and you make me beg for scraps when I have done NOTHING but fight for you!”
“The LEAST you could do is be my friend.” THE VERY LEAST YOU COULD DO, YOU JERK.
“The least you could do is SHOW UP.”
Fitz, unaware that his father just RAPED HIS WIFE, wants to snuggle with Mellie. And she lets him…holding back her tears and revulsion.
Fitz showing up for Mellie’s interview.
The reporter blatantly goes after Mellie in regards to how she handled Fitz’s affair. SLATER YOU ARE THE WORST.
“With all due respect, that was an attack.” FITZ STANDS UP FOR HIS WIFE FOR ONCE IN HIS LIFE.
Fitz’s entire speech taking full ownership of his marital problems make me LOVE him for the first time EVER.
Quinn’s maniacal look of joy when she stabs the syringe into the guard.
And then the guard DIES. Quinn has the gall HORRIFIED that a KNOWN ASSASSIN set her up. (USE YOUR HEAD!)
Papa Fitz: “You are an asset.” Mellie: “I am his WIFE.” AND they are having this conversation the MORNING AFTER HE FUCKING RAPED HER.
“That wasn’t a choice, I meant every word.” I am SO CONFUSED by all these liking Fitz feelings.
Sally’s Hubby flirting with James…is he a closeted gay man? AND WHAT WILL CYRUS DO WITH THIS INFO?
“YOU BELONG TO B613 NOW.” Oh…Quinn…how did you not see this coming?
And in an Alias-esque reveal, we learn that Mama Pope is ALIVE. And apparently on speaking terms with her evil husband.
Soooooooooo…it’s highly likely that Fitz’s eldest child is not HIS…but HIS DAD’S.
Well. That was one humdinger of an episode. Revelations and bombshells ERRYWHERE. What say you, Gladiators? What shocked you the most? And did this episode change your perspective on Mellie?
Sound off in the comments!