Scandal Season 4, Episode 15
“The Testimony of Diego Munoz”
Posted by Kim
After a brief detour into “very important episode” territory, Scandal (and thus our gif-caps) returned to soapy and scandalous form this week. Just how we like it. Not that we didn’t like “The Lawn Chair”, BECAUSE WE DID, it just felt a little icky snarking on that one. And what is Head Over Feels and Scandal without snark and animated gifs? Very little. Let’s get right to it!
Susan Ross preps for her Vice Presidential Confirmation hearings.
“As a single mother, I have a unique perspective.”
Susan freezes for what feels like an eternity.
“A little odd, isn’t it, that I’m going to tell you a cute little story about my daughter…” Abby and Cy’s faces say it all: “ABORT! EVERYBODY PANIC!”
Susan loses it and starts laughing hysterically. One might call it panic laughter.
“So that happened…”
Liv drinks alone in her apartment, clutching a gun and her phone.
“I’m not coming back. There is no back.” Someone needs to run off to an island again and her name is Olivia Pope.
Liv hears the “Where’s the black lady?” lady arguing with the super across the hall. She eavesdrops Boo Radley style.
“You can’t change the locks for five more days,” Liv says through her peep-hole. Olivia Pope, creeper defender of tenant’s rights.
The lady’s name is Rose and she insists that Lois would never leave without telling her.
Olivia puts Huck and Quinn on the case of finding Lois’ body.
“The laugh heard round the world.”
“My job is simple: to take away the questions.” Leo, my treasure.
“Got it. No more laughing. How do we begin?” “More laughing.” Yes, I support this strategy.
They send Susan on a talk show tour regarding the laugh.
“You need to be one with the core conservative base.” I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM MY HOUSE!
“Who doesn’t love a gay wedding?” “You, Susan. You.” Petition for Leo to be a series regular in season 5.
“STOP TELLING THE TRUTH.”
“I do love the Bible.”
“Please don’t break out the freshman psychology.”
David goes to Jake and Huck about the files and starts rattling off movie lines.
“Don’t speak about murder in front of the Attorney General.”
“Fine let’s just find the guy I’m NOT going to kill.”
“Being President is an exhausting job.” You have to do lots of things.
“This is just theatre! Play acting.”
Huck and Quin talk about the ways that they would have gotten rid of Lois’ body and it feels like weird foreplay.
“You don’t just tell anyone about B613.”
Kim wants Huck to testify in exchange for immunity. “David Rosen is on our side, Diego.” Until he isn’t?
“I am on your side, I believe you now.” NOW?!
She’s going forward with it whether he likes it or not.
Jake tells Huck to say he made it all up because he has PTSD.
Abby and Leo have an evening routine down, including night guards. Sooooo….this happens all the time, right?
“So you were helping America when you were browbeating her?” In other words, you’re MEAN in Confirmation Prep, Leo!
“You know who’s a bully? Joseph Stalin.” He has a point?
“That’s the gig she’s applying for.”
Abby fires Leo.
Leo leaves in a huff.
“I know she’s gone. I can feel it. But I still need to know what happened.” Rose is killing me.
“I never stopped loving her.”
“I’m going to do my very best to bring her back to you.”
“I waited over 40 years for my Lois, Miss Pope. Believe me, I can wait a little bit longer.”
Abby brings Liv lunch.
“Susan’s smart and good. White hat good.”
“You’re not doing this for him. You’re doing it for me.” I love that Abby is fully onboard the “Fitz is the WORST” train.
“Weird but it’s kind of a good weird.” Graham Moore would approve of Susan SO MUCH.
“I don’t want to end up a soulless monster.”
“Sometimes fear keeps us safe, sometimes it holds us back.” Wait, was Clara Oswald under her bed speaking some truths?
“Be honest, be yourself.”
Susan NAILS her hearings.
The Senate won’t confirm Susan because they hate Fitz and suddenly politics makes sense. #TEAMSENATE
Speaking through Abby, Olivia tells Fitz to go to the Senate and beg their forgiveness.
Fitz has a temper tantrum because he hasn’t had one in this episode yet.
“It wasn’t the war, it was the way you went about it.”
“You made a mockery of democracy.” Among other things.
“You know why I did it.” Fitz gets all up in Liv’s personal space and she is having none of it.
Huck and his family having a totally normal dinner but Huck hasn’t told her HOW he’s planning on testifying.
Huck tells Quinn to tell Charlie to destroy whatever B613 files he has left. Can’t everyone just talk to each other instead of passing messages?
Huck saying he doesn’t remember anything while David is questioning him. Kim looks on in horror.
Huck ends up telling the truth and Guillermo Diaz gets his clip for his Emmy sizzle reel.
He starts talking about his daily routine in the hole.
“It’s important to have a routine…”
“I tried not to dream.” BABY!
“I wrote a letter to my wife and son every morning.” NO.
Susan is confirmed as Vice President. Let’s hope this one sticks.
“If you cant handle me doing my job…” Leo kisses her in the middle of her rant and I know that we want her to get back with David, but I very much enjoy her dynamic with him. Especially since he’s turned on by how powerful she is.
“Do it again.” “What?” “Fire me.” SEE? HE LIKES IT.
Olivia lies to Rose about how Lois died. Because really, there is no sense in causing this woman any more pain.
“She died with the sun on her face.” The sun was mentioned. DRINK.
Liv FINALLY throws out the wine-stained couch cushion.
She sits down with her popcorn and giant glass of wine. Perhaps she’s going to make it after all.
Jake tells David to shut down the B613 investigation and he refuses. Jake is going to kill him before the season is over, isn’t he?
“I’ll do what I can to protect us.”
“I’m going to go get the bad guys.” Just don’t kill David Rosen, please.
“Rosen, we are the bad guys.” HE IS DOOMED I KNOW IT.
“Not anymore.” Dead dead dead. The minute anyone gets any hope they are dead.
What are your thoughts, Gladiators? Is David’s renewed interest in being a good guy going to lead to his demise? Let us know in the comments!