Scandal 3 x 18
“The Price of Free and Fair Elections”
Sorry for the delay, Gladiators! I’ve been in tech all week for Little Wars, which opens tomorrow in NYC (Get your tickets here! I’m playing Agatha Christie!). But don’t worry, I made time to watch this batshit crazy season finale!
In true Scandal fashion, last week’s bomb cliffhanger was resolved in the first ten minutes of the episode, leaving us to wonder just what WAS up Shonda Rhimes’ sleeve. People died, Mellie drank, secrets were told, people were double crossed and there was illicit sex. So basically…just your standard episode of Scandal. To the gifs!
FAIR WARNING: this gifcap contains gifs from Season Four of Game of Thrones. If you are unspoiled, first of all, congrats for living under a rock, and secondly TURN BACK NOW.
“It’s a miracle we caught this in time, isn’t it Cyrus?” Jake knows what’s what and he KNOWS that Cyrus tried to get Sally blown to pieces.
The Bomb goes off right as Fitz yells “If there IS no bomb…”
Leo tells Sally this is her 9/11. “Be Jesus. Go in there and Be Jesus.”
Sally helping victims.
“Don’t put the President of the United States on a split-screen!”
“GIVE THE PRESIDENT THE RESPECT HE DESERVES.” Which, to be honest, is none.
Sally leading prayers at the church.
“We’re going to lose the election on Tuesday.”
“Let’s be honest. We lost the election today.” That plan of yours didn’t work so well, did it, Cy?
ANDREW IS ALIVE AND WELL. PRAISE JESUS.
“I’m gonna lose?” Poor baby Fitz.
“I want a refund. I want our money back.” Drunk and vicious Mellie is my favorite Mellie.
“I thought we hired her to WIN.”
“Olivia, tell your dad what’s wrong.”
“I don’t like him, but Olivia, I do love you.”
“When she stabbed you, I was scared.”
ABBY AND HARRISON WALKING IN ON HUCK AND QUINN.
“He got stabbed by Liv’s mom…which TURNS YOU TWO ON?”
“Voldemort gets away Scot free again.”
“Voldemort gave you your job.”
“I’m not a good guy.” “Deep down…I think you are.”
“What can I say? I’m a sore loser.” Somehow I doubt that’s the last we’ll see of Brian McKenzie.
“We could move to Vermont…once I lose the election.” Stop talking about Vermont. YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO MOVE TO FUCKING VERMONT.
“What about Mellie?” “What ABOUT her?” I have had with Fitz and his blatant disregard for his wife and his marriage. Even if the marriage IS in the shitter, it DOES matter.
“She is a vindictive, grasping, power-hungry monster who cares more about the Presidency than she does me.”
“That woman never loved me, she loved what I could do for her.” Fitz conveniently forgets that once upon a time he and Mellie DID have a very happy marriage. It was all a scam. Obviously. #theworst
And then Olivia tells Fitz about Mellie’s rape, which infuriates me, as that was MELLIE’S truth to tell or NOT to tell.
“That’s a lie!” OF COURSE FITZ DOESN’T ACCEPT THIS CAUSE HE IS THE WORST. And really…WHY would she lie about his father raping her? USE YOUR BRAIN.
“You know.” “I know.”
FITZ KISSES MELLIE’S HEAD. And thus begins the him staying with her out of guilt. AND YOU SHOULD FEEL GUILTY. BUT YOU SHOULD ALSO LET HER BE WITH SOMEONE WHO MAKES HER HAPPY. Like Andrew.
“I fought him. I fought.”
Leo and Cyrus drinking in his office.
“Try and protect your soul if you still have one.” *IF* being the operative word. Cause I’m pretty sure Leo is soul-less.
The big secret in the folder Brian McKenzie gave to Quinn is the location of Huck’s family. Which of course, she takes him straight to them. And naturally….Huck does not take this lightly.
“This is the last big speech I’ll ever give.”
“You’re the best politician in the game.” I WISH the show would show us WHY Fitz is such a great politician. Honestly. Cause it really just seems like they are blowing smoke up his ass.
“You can’t leave her now. Not yet.” Give it at least a week where you pretend to care about her rape and THEN you can leave her.
“I wouldn’t want you if knowing what you know you left her now.”
“Liv, you won’t understand till you have kids of your own…but I did this for you. All of it.”
“The first 12 years of my life, was any of it real?”
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO JERRY?
“Mom I can’t let you leave here.” “Who’s going to stop me sweetie? You?”
JERRY FUCKING DIES RIGHT THERE ON THE CAMPAIGN STAGE.
“We’re going to win the election now.”
“A child is dead and that’s the first thing that popped into my head.”
“I was going to let that church blow up with everyone in it!”
“How did we get like this? When did we stop being people?”
THAT STRAIN OF VIRUS WAS STOLEN AND JERRY WAS FUCKING MURDERED.
“She killed my son and now I’m going to kill her. I want her head on a platter.”
“I may not be your friend, Mr. President, but I am a father. I know what I would do if someone hurt my child. Yes…I will get that for you.”
“Maybe that’s good. It’s good to be dead. My family has a good life now.”
“Me leaving them behind, that was the best thing that ever happened to them…”
“That plane you got for me. And the new life. Does that offer still stand?”
“WE WENT OVER A CLIFF FOR YOU AND YOU WALK OUT ON US!!” Abby is the ONLY one speaking truth in this episode.
“Go. Run to Daddy.”
Adnan is DEAD by Maya’s hand and now Harrison is teaming up with Papa Pope and none of this will end well.
“The only common denominator is ME!”
“I’m the thing that needs to be fixed. I’m the thing that needs to be handled. I am the Scandal.” Sorry, Shonda, that was too much.
“Take me with you.” If there is only one thing to appreciate about Jake, it’s his persistence.
“Run away with me, Save me.”
“I’m in love with someone else.” *KIM THROWS THINGS AT THE TV*
“You want to stand in the sun with me?” “I want us to stand in the sun TOGETHER.”
JUST LIKE THAT MAYA IS DEAD.
Turns out…it wasn’t Maya. PAPA POPE KILLED JERRY SO HE COULD GET B613. And as we see with flashbacks from the whole season, he’s been the monster the whole time.
“My daughter wanted him to be president. And he is. Daddy took care of it.”
“He took my child, so I took his.”
“No One can take COMMAND!”
Fitz sobs in the Oval Office.
“Go get the bad guys, David.” Jake leaves all of his intel to David, proving, once for all, he IS a good guy. AND DAVID ROSEN LIVES TO SEE ANOTHER SEASON.
Huck decides to reveal himself to his family after all. His wife/girlfriend/whatever is…shocked.
AND NOW PAPA POPE IS HOLDING HARRISON AT GUN POINT AND HE MAY BE DEAD.
MAYA ALIVE AND WELL AND IN THE HOLE.
Olivia is on the plane with Jake when the Fitz phone rings. After staring at the phone for a few second, she presses ignore.
“Are you sure?” “Yes.”
And that’s our season!! We have had a blast gif-capping it for you!
Just how long WILL Olivia and Jake escape from the world? Is Harrison dead? What’s going to happen to Sally Langston? Will Abby and David live happily ever after, chasing down bad guys like the D.C. version of The Doctor and Rose? What is Papa Pope’s next move? And just how much more wretched is Fitz going to be in his second term? Join us in the fall for a whole new season of gifcapping!