October 15, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Season 4, Episode 3: Inside the Bubble
Posted by Sage
“I need to time my drop-offs better.” Lizzie Bear runs into a lobbyist complaining about David Rosen defending gun control legislation when she takes her kid to school.
“At times like this, I sleep with my gun lobbyist badge.”
Keep the bastards on their toes, David.
“You think I’m stalking you.” “Are you?” Stalking your wallet, more like.
“She totally pushed him.” “Killer Cliff Bride” not such a big fan of her new husband.
“I’m counting on you, Rosen.” “I know that smile. You’re inside the bubble. Feels good, doesn’t it?” David just wants to belong.
“It feels like something is missing. But really, everything is missing. Everything is different.” “Colder. Everything is colder.” “Except me. but I was cold to begin with.”
“Come to dinner and I’ll learn to like Jake because you like Jake.” Well, this’ll be sufficiently awkward.
“You said Katherine was looking for me, I said I’d take care of it, so why don’t we stay out of each other’s jobs?” Just be friends again, you losers.
“Don’t worry, we’ll find her.” Liv is on the case of her friend’s missing daughter. But, as usual, something feels fishy.
“Just a casual dinner.” “With Command?” Because that’s not intimidating.
“Come on, Charlie. Use your head.” Jake knocks Charlie out, then eats the man’s candy bar. Cold.
“Go ahead without me today. I want to stay here.” Mellie’s so wrapped up in the Killer Cliff Bride case, she skips her daily trip to Jerry’s grave.
“Hashtag bad bitch contest. Hashtag first place.”
“You owe me a buck seventy five for the candy bar.” Charlie demands, as Jake is about to Dexter him.
“She just ordered room service, so I think she’s fine.”
“Just do it Perkins.” “I don’t work for you anymore.” Charlie wants to talk to Quinn and Jake’s letting it happen because he just can’t bring himself to care what happens to these people anymore.
“Cat got your tongue? Should I get your tongue?”
“Stronger, tougher, more seasoned. Yeah. I guess that’s true.”
“We’ll just fly Jeff here instead! Thanks, Abby.” Mellie is FINE.
“Sweet?” Prostitution whore called Cyrus “sweet” so he should have known right then he was takin’ him for a ride.
“Whatever she’s asking for, give it to her.” Exqueeze me?
“I need some jerk to not be able to buy an AK-47 and shoot up a school. That is NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK.”
OOP. Katherine made a sex tape with Caitlin’s underage boyfriend.
“Two shots to the chest. By the time the police arrived, she was DOA.”
Olivia shoves Katherine against the wall like a boss. “I can’t make this go away for you. I won’t.”
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October 5, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Posted by Kim
Scandal 4 x 02
“Stand and Clap”
Olivia Pope the Fixer is BACK, you guys. Anyone who read these gif-caps last season witnessed how Sage and I slowly descended into madness as our favorite BAMF lost her spine thanks to being under the thumb of one Fitzgerald Grant. What a difference a few months on an island having lots of sex makes. Olivia and Jake may not be standing in the sun anymore but thus far (yeah I know…two whole episodes!) Olivia has kept her Island Mentality of not giving a fuck. Welcome back, Liv. We missed you.
This episode is another “case of the week” style. Teeny tiny seeds of the over-arching plot of the season are being planted but we’re still putting all the chess pieces on the board. Huck and Quinn are back at the OPA offices…but is it formally open? How much longer is Abby going to keep her job as Press Secretary? What exactly is Lizzie’s motivation? And is Mellie ever going to wear anything other than her Uggs and bathrobe? Let’s get right to the gifs and find out!
“You booked a hotel suite and I’m running there for booty calls?”
“I don’t do booty calls, Jake.”
“That right there is a political booty call.” Hey, Cyrus, hey.
“They took meat away from me.”
“Are we still friends?”
“You can’t think I’m above calling in a few favors to the IRS?”
“Cyrus, you know I’m not afraid of the IRS.”
So Cyrus goes for the one thing that WILL scare Liv…telling Fitz that she’s calling for him every night and pining for him. Low blow.
“Craving meat really brings out the worst in me.” Someone get Cyrus a steak, stat!
The Elliotts, America’s Gun Control Sweethearts, hate each other. “That wheelchair is your freaking throne.” “The Taliban is better than you.”
“The President needs your asses in those seats.” I am SO HAPPY that Olivia Pope BAMF is back.
“Stand and clap, Andrew. That’s your job.” In other words, dance, monkey, dance. (Heeeeeeeeeey Andrew, still looking fine.)
Mellie is in her Uggs and bathrobe, eating chips at Jerry’s grave officially not giving a fuck.
Of course someone gets a photo and all the sudden headlines scream: MENTAL MELLIE. I do give credit for whoever came up with “The chips are down” as a headline though.
“The First Lady is grieving Jim, not crazy.” Abby has no patience for these simpletons.
Jake is digging into Harrison’s murder because no one can resist the Dark Side.
“Because working together is what we do best. ” Well. That and hate sex.
Abby realizes that Liv fed Cyrus the statements for the press conference and she is NOT having it.
“Huck and Quinn were incesting all over the office for God knows how long!” Thanks for the reminder, Abby, I had almost forgotten.
“FRIED CHICKEN. The chef will make fried chicken all you gotta do is pick up the phone and ask and bam! FRIED CHICKEN.” Mellie has got her priorities sorted and her priority is an entire platter of fried chicken.
“Oh honey baby. Do you actually think I give a DAMN what anyone thinks of me anymore?” 1000% done Mellie can stay.
“You’re supposed to be a vegetarian.”
“So I die of a heart attack. Big deal. At least I’ll be with James.” Moment of silence for James.
“A broken heart is a broken heart.” I love the moments where Cyrus is sincere, which I choose to believe he WAS here and not trying to manipulate Mellie with his pain.
“I’m done, Cyrus. I’m through.” Let her eat her fried chicken in peace, y’all.
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September 26, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Season 4, Episode 1: Randy, Red, Superfreak, and Julia
Posted by Sage
I hope you were using its lengthy hiatus to ferment your own red wine, because Scandal has returned, soapier and more extravagant than ever.
When we last left the goodies, the baddies, and the in-betweens, Olivia was on a plane with Jake to who-knows-where, her father was cleaning up her mother’s mess, Fitz on his way to winning reelection while dealing with the loss of his son, Harrison’s fate was up in the air, and the rest of OPA were basically hung out to dry.
I personally used the hiatus to workshop some ideas that may or may not work as well in practice as they do in the haze of my mind on summer TV. Like this one. Today’s Scandal gif-cap is brought to you entirely by Gillian Anderson’s face. I collect GA reaction gifs like other people collect snowglobes, and I decided to put them to use making sense of this bonkers season premiere. You are welcome. Take it away, Gillian.
We open on Olivia relaxing on a pristine beach. She’s reading Gone Girl. She looks fabulous in her white swimsuit, natural hair, and, oh yeah, a beautiful man on top of her.
“It’s about 15 minutes out. Do you wanna use those 15 minutes? Or stop?” “Don’t stop.” Olivia/Jake is real. She didn’t just use him for a ride out of town. There was some riding involved, but we’ll get to that later.
“No one knows I’m here. We’re 100 miles off the coast of Zanzibar…I’m not even Olivia Pope anymore. I’m Julia Baker.” Then how did a mysterious envelope addressed to Julia end up on their wine-delivery boat?
“Jules?” Huh? Oh, right.
“Apparently he was missing. He’s not anymore. Now he’s dead.” WHELP. Maybe don’t assault your wife and then assume you’ll keep your job at Shondaland.
“Hey, we’re just here for a few days. In and out.” Jake’s trying so hard to sound sure about this.
“Grant: A New Era?” Only if he’s been castrated.
“You were hard to find.” Not hard enough, apparently.
“Your hard drive was fried but it works now I fixed it. Also your wife is cheating on you.”
“This is the White House, Peter. Not Westerberg High. There is no hit list.” ABBY’S THE PRESS SECRETARY, BOO BOO. SHE DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME.
“You wanna get our party of good ol’ boys to admit that the possession of a vagina doesn’t automatically mean that a sister should get docked 32 cents on the dollar? Good for you, baby. Fight the power.” Mellie strolls into the Oval in her kimono, eating cereal out of the box. She embarrasses Fitz in front of his staff, then leaves to go bowling, alone. I want her to be my life coach.
“I’m hearing rumors of a new Attorney General. A democrat, Cyrus.” Fitz is barely a Republican at this point. Also, HEY, PORTIA!
“Do you need to validate a ticket for your broomstick or can you find your way out on your own?” Pfffffffttttt. Fuck you, Cyrus.
“We should bury our friend.” “We’re not a team, Liv.” Nooooo, my girls!
“You abandoned them too, Abby…I’ll make sure you have a date and a time for the funeral. Show up or don’t show up, it’s your choice.” I can’t take them being at odds. I need a moment.
“Remember the last time we were together, Rosen?” “Was that the time you killed three people or another time?” Welcome back into my life, David.
“Black for crap-your-pants-and-wait-for-someone-to-come-kill-you scary.”
“I did not kill Harrison. I did, however, take care of your mother.” And according to Rowan, that was at a “direct order from the President.”
“You lose people. Whatever.” She’s colddddd as iiiiiceeee…
“Are you spying on me?” Um, this is CYRUS BEENE. Of COURSE he’s spying on you.
“How long is she here for?” “I don’t know.” “Find out.”
“‘He laughs less,’ was one particularly poignant observation.” Womp womp, Fitz.
“You’re not going to believe this, but Gettysburger has a rib sandwich now with pickles and secret sauce under the ribs. It’s called the Underground Railroad. I got myself two.” Marry this man, Olivia. In a tasteful, Zanzibarian ceremony.
“How do I choose the box to bury my friend in?” Columbus Short can fuck right off, but we are allowed to mourn Harrison.
“This is Senator Stephanie Vaughn. I think I just killed Senator Sterling.”
“How would you like to be the next Attorney General of the United States.” David leaves the B6-13 files in his totally secure storage locker to join up with Fitz’s brigade. Cheers.
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April 22, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Posted by Kim
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.”
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April 12, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Season 3, Episode 17: “Flesh and Blood”
Posted by Sage
This week on I Still Know What You Did Last Scandal, the dissolution of B6-13 brings lots of people who want each other dead together under one roof. It’s six days until the election. Six days until Mellie has her “face pressed up against the glass of history.” (Calm down with those metaphors, Shondita.) Six days until Fitz gets his second term or Sally turns the country into the 4-year Director’s Cut of Jesus Camp. Mama Pope’s got a bomb, Papa Pope’s got a vendetta, and Quinn has her thigh-high stockings on, just in case. We’re as ready for this as we’ll ever be, so let’s get this party started.
“Did you really just…treason!?” Soooooo…what you’re saying is me dismantling the country’s most secret and powerful national security force WASN’T cool?
They can’t alert Homeland Security to the threat without blowing up the President’s spot, re: that whole plane crash thing. So?
“You mean the sacrifice of sleeping with me so you can hack into my phone?” Ah, the hardship.
“Really?” “Really?” David still can’t believe he somehow got himself involved with all these unstable individuals.
Rowan struts in to a James Brown score all, “Mr. President. How can I be of service?” The man’s got style.
Like Maya/Marie, Dominic Bell is a terrorist for hire. Hardly anyone on this show, good or bad, is driven by any kind of idealogy.
“I’m doing this for me.” Rowan has a score to settle.
Brian McKenzie and Quinn are being all domestic again. It’s disturbing as balls.
“Command. Other command.” Awkwaaaard.
Jake and Rowan are bickering like children. Draining whatever faith anyone in that room has of this operation being successful.
“So. Are you guys like, an item now?” Leave it to Abby to say what everyone else is thinking.
“He will break your bones and step over your body on the way in.” Jake is having none of Olivia’s hero worship of her dad.
“You think he’s your dad, but that’s just a part he’s playing.”
Meanwhile, Leo’s having secret meetings behind the bleachers with a cute little field hockey girl. Errrmmm…
Sally and Fitz are having a tug of war over who gets to score political points by giving Senator Hightower’s eulogy. As is befitting the legacy of someone we’re told was a legitimately a great man. Sigh.
“Ya’ll tell me what you decide. Either way, I get to stand by my man.” Drunk and Over It Mellie>>>>
Sexy ladies, arming a bomb! Pencil skirts and bad intentions!
Quinn is weirdly ping-ponging back and forth between Huck and Brian McKenzie and when will this eeeeennnnndddd?
“The man was a soldier on the battle lines of immigration.” Wait, wait, wait: there are people in this town who are actually making policy?
“I’m telling you I’m losing.” “I’m telling you I’m black. Sally doesn’t have the NAACP.” Best line of the night, obviously.
“If you’re dead, how am I supposed to-“ GURL.
“I miss you.” Ru has a message for you, Fitz:
“They love me in Flint.” I bet they do.
Cyrus probably shouldn’t be on the phone to schmooze donors.
Harrison calls Rowan Papa Pope! Talk about misreading a room.
“I found him. He’s heavy.” And Quinn’s giving Huck a look that says, “Heeeeyyyyy….”
Field hockey girl is seducing Jerry! Which takes about .5 seconds, cause he’s in high school.
She delivers Leo a paper bag that presumably contains a full condom. Which the US News & World Report college issue ranks right under a diverse list of extracurriculars as a foolproof way of getting into Harvard.
“Just because I sell you a canvas doesn’t mean I know where you’re going to hang it.” Dominic is an ar-TISTE, y’all.
“Question him, don’t hurt him.” Mmmm-hmmm.
Leo and Sally are gonna run a paternity test on Jerry! Hope Fitz is getting that dance ready.
“You’d have to be an idiot to be this reckless. And you are not an idiot.” YES. Mellie and Olivia respecting each other! Break away from these toxic men!!! GO OUT THELMA AND LOUISE STYLE.
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April 8, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Posted by Kim
Scandal 3 x 16
While the pacing wasn’t QUITE as furious as the past few episodes of Scandal, “The Fluffer” DID get the action ready for the final arc of Season Three, proving the episode title was not JUST a commentary on the Olitz relationship. Evil Puppet Master Shonda Rhimes moves all her pieces into place in this episode setting up what is sure to be an explosive finale, in more ways than one. But enough talk…let’s get to the gifs!
ABBY in the White Coat. Looking fabulous I might add.
Nobody talking in the meeting.
Fitz walking out cause Olivia is not there. Proving he is the biggest baby in the country.
“Promise me you won’t hurt him.” Even after everything Fitz has done to her, Olivia still defends him. Sigh.
“I promise I wont touch a hair on his head.” Note the phrasing. He can hurt OTHER parts, he just won’t touch anything on his head.
“I would have gone with anonymous former government employee.” I’m so glad David and his quips live to see another episode.
“I’m not going to do it.” So everyone is going to a petulant baby in the episode. Alrighty then.
“You deserve something REAL.” Stawwwwwwwwwwp with your perfection, Andrew.
“Someone whose not just playing the part of the man who loves you but SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY DOES.”
The title of Jeanine’s book is Taken for Granted. Bless you, book publishers.
“The President of the United States is definitely a baguette.” (So THAT’S why he gets all the ladies?)
“THIS is our legacy?” Like I said, even in the midst of his grief, Cyrus’ one-liners are everything.
Mellie’s reaction to the Jeanine story is everything.
“Olivia and I need the room.” Subtext: So we can have another angst filled argument where I demean her. BECAUSE I LOVE HER. #theworst
“You sent Gabby to me in your place.” Her name is ABBY, you cretin. She’s worked with Olivia for years and you can’t even be bothered to learn her name, you jerk.
Fitz wanting to kick Andrew off the ticket because he is SOOOOOO jealous over Mellie. Because there is only one person whose allowed to have orgasms in the White House and it’s him.
“What service can I render for you today? Am I here to stroke your ego?”
“Maybe I’m here to make you feel hot and manly and ready so you’re not jealous of your wife’s boyfriend?”
“Am I your fluffer today, Fitz? What service am I billing you for today?” Guys, if only Olivia would just stand by her glorious takedowns of Fitz…everything would be okay.
“You’re being disgusting and petty and jealous.”
“WHAT ELSE AM I SUPPOSED TO BE?”
“The movie just STOPS. It’s just me waiting for a house in Vermont that I can’t live in and a man that makes me promises he can’t keep.” See…it’s like she’s taking it all back and being pathetic again.
“I am NOT the bad guy.”
“I didn’t HAPPEN to you.” Keep telling yourself that, Fitz. Because you most DEFINITELY happened to her.
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March 30, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Season 3, Episode 15: “Mama Said Knock You Out”
Posted by Sage
No longer the Maris Cranes of the Scandal world, the two eldest Grant children finally made an in-the-flesh appearance this week. And let me tell you, if you assumed that the spawn of a marriage as twisted and loveless as Fitz and Mellie’s would be royally screwed up, well….you’d be correct. Flee, Jerry and Karen. Flee back to boarding school and stay there. Until it’s time to publish your respective tell-alls, that is.
“I saw that sit-down you did with Dominique Strauss-Kahn.” Just when I’d almost completely forgotten about that French bastard.
Olivia tries push the interview. Noah – not to be confused with $125 million worth of Russell Crowe getting rained on – isn’t having it.
“Jerry, Karen: we need to talk.” They’re like, “Yes, new mom?”
“Be nice.” Mellie has to REMIND Fitz to be warm to his own children. Let’s see how that goes.
Excruciating family dinner time!
“And at the end of the day, let’s all just remember that we love each other.” “Yeah.” “Right.”
“Liv thinks if we separate B6-13 from their money supply, we can starve them to death.” Nice to see Team Pope working together again, even if it is on a lost cause. Anyway, let’s find that caaasssh.
“You don’t take down B6-13. You run, you hide, or you die.” Yep, got it.
“I’ll kill Huck in a second, if you want me too.” Quinn thinks Brian McKenzie’s homicidal devotion is sweet. But as long as she and Huck have their psycho lust thing going on, Huck is safe.
Blah, blah, blah, Ukrainian terrorists in Baltimore, blah blah blah. I meaannn…I’m very concerned.
“It was a beautiful funeral, Cy.” JAMES IS STILL DEAD. GODDAMMIT.
“Can we not discuss my kids right now?” “Why must my children insist on existing just to make me feel guilty about bending my mistress over my desk whilst they’re just a couple hundred feet away?”
GET IT, MELLIE. Andrew and Mellie are having a full-blown affair at this point and I am NOT mad about it.
“You like it there?” Oh, my.
“Andrew. Stay away from her. The last thing this campaign needs is another sex scandal.” “Glass houses, Olivia.” Nice restraint from Andrew, who still seems quite the good man. I would’ve laughed in her face. Hello, kettle? This is Monica. You’re black.
“Don’t play this game any more.” “You told me I was supposed to drag everyone into the light.” Olivia’s Existential Crisis, brought to you by Daddy Issues.
“Why are you still with him? After everything he’s done to you? To us?” Out of the mouths of babes, amirite?
Dimitri or Ivan or whoever was supposed to meet with Adnan and Olivia’s mom. And wouldn’t show up. Mama Pope is terrifyingly serene and smiley about it.
Quinn and Brian McKenzie have a lover’s quarrel while sharing their favorite hobby. Torturing some poor bastard.
“Is it okay if I drill for a bit?”
Turns out Jerry is running an anonymous anti-Grant Twitter account. He’s the only one here with a sense of humor.
Karen finds Andrew and Mellie together! Olivia sees it too. And chimes in with a “HAVEN’T YOU PEOPLE EVER HEARD OF CLOSING A GOD DAMN DOOR?” I made up that last part.
Adnan shows up at Pope & Associates to talk about Marie. Hrrrrmmm…
“I owe her.” *Growing old and grey waiting on Harrison’s backstory*
Adnan wants complete immunity before she says a word. Sounds legit.
“You were on your knees with Uncle Andrew.” Well, that’s it. You guys have been great.
“Why on earth would I give him to you? So you can puff out your chest and announce his detention to swing state pancake breakfasts?” It’s amusing to me that Jake assumes Fitz has planned ANYTHING.
“This is not a game, Mr. President, and you’re not getting your ball back.” No more pick-up games. No more towel snapping in the locker room.
Cyrus comes at Jake. Crushing grief and all, but can we all agree that his face was HILARIOUS?
“He was just doing his job. Serving at the pleasure of the president. Just like the rest of us.” Killing people is so, like, whatever.
“No cupcakes?” Morris isn’t going to waste his cheerful greetings on people with no baked goods.
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March 22, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Posted by Kim
Scandal 3 x 14
“Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”
Well then. That was resolved quickly, wasn’t it Gladiators? If there’s one thing I love about Scandal, it’s the fact that the break-neck pacing of the storytelling rarely leaves the fans hanging for way too long. So, taking a cue from Shonda and company, let’s get right to the gifs, shall we? Because really, it’s the only way I can express my feelings.
R.I.P James Novak
“Can you work with me on this, or do I need to stop liking you?”
“We’re going to find them and they are going to go to jail for the rest of their life.” WHAT is Olivia going to do when she finds out the person she is after is her fake boyfriend??
And now we flashback to James and Cyrus first meeting because Shonda Rhimes enjoys punching people in the feels.
“You didn’t read it…except you made it all the way to the end.” James is flirting SO HARD with Cyrus and I kind of can’t stand it and for some reason I always thought Cy was the initial pursuer in the relationship, so my mind is blown.
You think I’m going to take fashion advice from a guy with a neck-beard?” But even when he’s flirting James can throw shade like no other.
This Amateur Press Secretary though. Where is C.J. Cregg when we need her? Oh yeah, she’s wasting her talents on a Chuck Lorre sitcom.
ABBY RUNNING WITH CONCERN FOR DAVID!!
David shutting Abby out. I mean, I get it. How DO you tell someone the truth about this, as I am sure Jake will kill him if he does.
“I’m in the middle of something right now but sure no problem.” says Jake to Liv as he buries his kills. Me thinks this fake relationship is heading for real trouble.
“You blew up a plane!” “That was personal.” The degree of casualness Mama Pope has about this is terrifying.
“Why use so many words when a simple “I failed you” would do??” Even in the throws of grief, Cyrus will put you down.
“Let me work. I need to work.” And just like that Cyrus becomes Dana Scully.
“Indulge?! Cyrus, I’m not a dessert.” I don’t know, James. You seem pretty tasty to me.
“Even though you’re a republican you have a very hot mouth…”
“That was my move.” “Damn right that’s your move.” WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE?
Yes, PLEASE send Andrellie to Houston ALONE so they can have all the sex.
And now we just know how ruthless Liv’s Mom is.
LIV CONFRONTING JAKE
Jake just stone cold lies to her at first. Well I guess that is one way to play it.
“I AM PROTECTING THE REPUBLIC!” You NEED me on that wall!!!
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March 14, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Season 3, Episode 13: “No Sun On the Horizon”
Posted by Sage
NOW we’re talking, Gladiators. Could you even breathe during last night’s episode?
The chickens, they are coming home to roost. Olivia has to reconcile her lofty self-image with the corruption machine she helped put in motion. James and Cyrus’s toxic marriage may have finally hit the one landmine it can’t survive. And, say what you will about deranged zealot Sally Langston, at least she’s got a conscience. A totally warped one. I can hardly wait to get your theories on that ending, so let’s get this gif-cap moving.
“Not having a family makes you ripe, ready, a hunk of clay waiting to be sculpted. No connections. No light at the end of the tunnel. No sun on the horizon.” As much as we weep for his soul, Jake IS the man for this job.
“I know she’s a member of your church. I called you, and put you on a plane – a PRIVATE plane, because apparently god’s servant won’t fly coach, you son of a….” Leo is steadily working his way up my list of favorite characters.
“Time for the slaughter, piggy piggy!” Oh. Good. God.
“Backhanded or not, my intentions were sincere, I assure you, Governor.” Mellie’s Sally impression! Why doesn’t everyone worship this woman?
“I am PROUD of what I’ve done for this country.” Effffffff you, Fitz.
“Watergate had less to go on.” It’s a slam dunk, you say? Well then, I’m sure that pile of evidence will stay completely undisturbed. Totally sure. It’s fine. Don’t worry. Nothing to see here.
“This is your chance to be on the right side again, Liv.” David wants Olivia to help him bring Sally to justice. Time to show us whose side you’re really on, Liv.
Liv has an insane laughing fit when Cyrus tells her it’s all true.
“It’s not funny, it’s just that…they’re all murderers!”
“I can’t do this again. I am going to walk into the light and feel the sun on my face, Cyrus. You’re on your own.” Annnnnnnnd get outta that bitch.
“Now, you’re free to kill anyone who walks through that door. But, until then, you’ll be at this desk, answering that phone, and selling Acme paper.” Quinn Perkins, assassin/receptionist, at your service.
“Fail me? *laughs* Well, then. You’re fired. Simple as that.” Rowan tells Leo how it is.
“I got you a double Lincoln with bacon.” Also, Olivia got cheese fries. God, I hope that Presidential themed burger place is a real thing.
“I sold 1500 reams of paper…get my picture on the break room wall and everything.” This little role play is BREAKING MY HEART.
“We could run, you just have to say the word.” GO, YOU IDIOT. GO WITH THE BIG STRAPPING MAN WHO LOVES YOU.
“If you get drunk tonight, I’m going to take advantage of you.” “No, you won’t.” “No, I won’t.” HE WOULD NEVER. Unlike some LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD I KNOW.
“Run away with me, Liv. Save me.” !!!!!!
“Take advantage of me, Jake.” A rare moment of lucidity!
“I must confess to the world, so the Lord will hear me.” “Oh, the Lord HEARD you.” I LOVE LEO. HE’S SO DONE.
“We need to push the debate.” “You’re cute.” Cyrus will go to jail if the debate happens. More importantly, my Leo/Cyrus feels grow stronger.
“I don’t know if we sell copy paper. Because I just don’t, okay?” Receptionist Quinn needs to work on her customer service skills.
“Part of me thinks this is some six-chess-moves-ahead psychological warfare kind of thing, where she’s actually lying in wait somewhere to stop me from experiencing professional satisfaction at the last possible second.” Hee.
“Oh my god, look at you, you’re terrified for my safety. It’s hot.” Shonda, can we get a verbal agreement on a David/Abby pillow talk scene in every episode?
“Whatever happens, remember the best part of me loves you. Maybe the only good part.” Professions of love usually come right before Cyrus does something horrendous, so…
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March 13, 2014 by HeadOverFeels
Scandal 3 x 12
“We Do Not Touch the First Ladies”
Posted by Kim
Greetings, Gladiators! Season three of our favorite thrill ride just gets more and more twisty. This week Harrison’s back story (!!!!!!!!!!!!) deepened, there were declarations of love, there were illicit kisses, and there were threats of violence. Just another week in the life of Olivia Pope and Associates! To the gifs!
And we open with Fitz and Liv screaming at each other with Jake listening in the hall. So let me get this straight…Liv is having a lover’s quarrel with her sort of boyfriend while her fake boyfriend eavesdrops in the hall with an impassive expression. This will end well.
“You don’t get to be jealous.” I’m basically going to just transcribe Olivia’s whole tirade against Fitz because it was GLORIOUS.
“I am not a hen and my house is not yours.”
“I am not a prize at the state fair, you can’t win me!”
“I DID THIS FOR ME.”
“I can not honestly win a Presidential election if I am your public whore.” Totally having flashes of Meredith’s “You don’t get to call me a whore” monologue from Grey’s Season 2.
“My whole life is not about you.”
Mellie and Andrew in the conference room.
“Why won’t you let me touch you?” Fitz, being up his own ass all the time, presumes it’s all about him. Again.
“Admit it you miss me.” “Parts of you.” BUT WHICH PARTS HARRISON?? Also heads up, until I remember her character name, I’m referring to this character as Nora from How I Met Your Mother. She always seemed a bit shady anyway.
“Does Olivia know about Clearwater?” Intrigue, Harrison! Is this a back story I smell??
ABBY TELLING DAVID SHE LOVES HIM.
“Girls like to be kissed first. Romance first, before you dive into their pants.” Life lessons from Cyrus Beene.
The return of Hollis!
Sally is having Daniel visions…
Olivia threatening Professor Slater and Slater isn’t having ANY of her spin.
“I have a job that doesn’t involve your family drama!”
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