Season 4, Episode 7: Baby Made A Mess
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Jake is still locked up. Someone is following Olivia. Abby’s abusive ex is now in the inner circle. Huck may connect with his estranged son yet. And Fitz is the worst phone sex ever. SCANDAL. Let’s go.
“Really? “Really. Don’t be mean.” I’m running out of ways to kill this man in my mind.
“Is Jake being fed?” Is Scott Foley being fed?
“I work for Olivia Pope.” “Of course, you do.” This is DC – OPA isn’t the only organization who will send someone to break into your house in the middle of the night. Still, you’re right.
“Why is someone taking pictures of my boss?” Because she’s (spoiler alert) Helen of Troy.
“You can’t stop what’s coming. Sorry, I can’t help you.” Kaitlin’s dad kills himself right in front of Quinn.
“Baby made a mess.” A video of Senator Lewis McDonnell making in a diaper in front of an escort leaks. The story, not the diaper.
“It’s fine. I just know him, is all.” We know this asshole from Abby’s backstory. He beat her and he has that frat villain chin, so I hate him.
“U PWNED that dude.” Javi, please make more friends your own age. At the very least, so you can advance your slang.
“We don’t tell her. Not yet. She has too much on her plate. Those pictures will break her brain right now.” Maaaaaybe this isn’t the best idea?
Abby calls Olivia from the floor of her office and Olivia comes. Best bitches for life.
“His needs supersede mine, so he can’t know.”
“It’s NOT OKAY, Abby.” To put yourself in danger to protect FITZ? You tell her, Liv.
“I cannot cry in the White House.” “You cry if you want to.” This scene.
“Press Secretaries can’t cry, it’s like a rule.”
“You can’t handle this.” “Watch me.” By no means will Olivia Pope let this stand.
“Not only can I make you the next United States senator from Virginia. I WILL make you the next United States senator from Virginia.” Vote for Artemis from Always Sunny! She has a bleached b-hole.
“Adjust how? Adjust what?” “Cher lives for makeovers.
“The two of us working together, I mean, we have two choices. We could pretend this unbearable sexual tension doesn’t exist or we could address it head on.” “Is there a third choice?” Leo, Leo, Leo, Leo. (David Rosen who?)
Cyrus drops some info about the car bombing response to his prostie to bait Lizzie Bear. HE KNOWS THINGS.
“I tell you something, when a woman is president, they’ll suddenly make First Lady an official paid position. They’ll hire someone to do it the minute a man has to do it, it’ll become a real job. I’m sorry, Elizabeth. I’m just so BORED.” MELLIE.
“Liv, it’s a super max prison. They already added the word ‘super’ to the already quite clear ‘maximum security. Dahmer was in super max. That place holds people who eat people.” Forgive me for forsaking you, David. You’re still aces.
“Who said that it’s Jake I wanted to visit?” Olivia drops in on Evil Tom!
“You’re usually in the corner of my eye, but I’ve never really SEEN you. And you…are…beautiful. The face that launched a thousand ships.” Creepy, but not untrue.
“My father doesn’t give me orders.” “You think you? Oh, you think you have a father.”
“He was my president. He needed you.”
“You are a loose end.” Olivia offers Tom protection if he rolls on the real boss. He maintains that Jake Ballard sent him.
“Still blinking.” “Shiiiiit.” You know it’s coming…
“Hi, I’m Casey Ross. And this is my mom!” That’s one way to keep voters from noticing how awkward your client is.
“Are you going to embarrass him on election day, gentlemen?” Abby giggles because bastards. Bastards as far as the eye can see.
“You know, you look goooood, Ab.”
“Or maybe I’ll just tell them that you attacked me and I went crazy. Either way, chalk it up to PTSD, CHIP.” That’s my girl.
“Think of all the lives you would change. You would be a hero.” Olivia wants Abby to speak out about her ex. Maybe Abby could enlighten Olivia on what abuse actually looks like and how Fitz’s behavior is perpetually on the border.
“They stood up and told their story. But where are they now?” Horrifically depressing, but true.
“See? I don’t know why you won’t let this go.” Her ex-boyfriend in a super max prison?? Why ever would she be concerned about that?
“I wasn’t lying. I don’t lie.” “Then come over here and prove it.” Here we go again.
Of course he wants her begging.
Flashback to Huck’s kid being born.Rude.
“Go home.” “Go home because I’m fired…?”
“Susan Ross was not married to the dead dad of little Casey Ross. Yahtzee.”
“My two front teeth are fake and my collarbone hurts whenever it’s going to rain. Charles did that to me.” YAHTZEE.
“Go home, DAD.” “You do NOT disrespect me. Ever.”
“Olivia. Against me, you will lose.”
“I have a message from Command.” And Tom gets shanked.
“Someone’s been following me. Taking pictures of me for god knows how long.” That’s…flattering?
Mellie throws some human rights chat into her china interview! YOU DO YOU. And Lizzie Bear’s dirty work, but still.
“I know all your weaknesses now, Cy.”
Charles set up the baby guy. Obviously.
“You leaked it.” “What? Please.” Leo kisses Abby and she lets him. WHY AM I SO INTO THIS?
“Remember how much you hated the real Mellie? Be careful what you wish for.” The bitch the bitch the bitch is back.
“The word didn’t come from Jake, it came from Rowan.” How is Tom alive??
“He’s a B6-13 agent. I handled him like my father would have.” “Monica, you’ve gone to the BAD PLACE.”
“I’ve seen pictures. I know you were my dad.” Aw, bb.
Jake is led into a conference room with Olivia and Fitz.
That’s all for this week, Gladiators! How are you feeling about the season so far? And do you love Leo as fervently as I do? Leave it in the comments!