Scandal Season Four, Episode Twelve
“Gladiators Don’t Run”
Sorry for the delay in posting, Gladiators. We were soaking up everything Doctor Who and Torchwood at Gallifrey One this past week. Which is why this gif-cap is HEAVILY brought to you by the likes of John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Burn Gorman, and Naoko Mori. Sorry not sorry! TO THE GIFS!
Abby is finally catching wise that something is up with Olivia. Missed coffee dates, full voicemail…finally she goes to Liv’s apartment and sees the overturned wine glass cause NO ONE has bothered to clean up or take evidence since Liv was kidnapped.
Abby storms into OPA and Huck and Quinn give her the cold shoulder. “Oh I’m sorry do you remember me? Abby Whelan?”
“You’re not a gladiator anymore.” Way harsh, Huck.
“Good morning powerful people!” This shall be my new greeting to Sage and Kelly every morning.
“I want in. The auction for Olivia.”
“Who has more money than the United States of America?” I love how Mellie and Cy immediately start rattling off answers.
“That bitch is going to be working with us.” Ian is the kindest of kidnappers and shares some bubbly with Liv, who is looking a bit smug at the moment.
The auction is going to be on part of the internet no one can reach. So it’s on Tumblr or Pinterest?
“All I have is student loans. Sallie Mae WILL find you.” Accurate.
Huck has over 2 billion dollars…all the money from B-613. “I figured it was back pay.”
“500 million dollars? I’m a little insulted.”
“I’ll go for not a dollar under a billion.”
Gus blows Ian’s Brains out. “I’m in charge now.”
Liv just sits there with Ian’s blood splattered on her face. She knows she’s FUCKED.
“The Season’s It Girl.”
“I can be nice to you…” EW.
“Be careful, I’m in shock. Put anything close to my mouth, I might bite it off.” Liv will not stand for sexual threats.
Andrew tries to bargain with Cyrus about resigning, which really is a futile exercise.
“You are going to sign that freaking letter!”
Andrew threatens to expose that the US went to war so Fitz could get Olivia back. “If I go to prison, so does he!”
Huck can’t find the auction site. “It’s a very private party and we can’t get in.”
“An All-Star immediately gets us an invitation.” CUE MAYA POPE.
Maya literally meows at David.
“Let me think…no.” SASS DAVID in response to Maya’s freedom request.
All of David’s “NO”s are giving me life.
“What about a TV?” “I’m listening.” Priorities, Maya.
The new plan is to show the American People that Andrew faked his assassination attempt.
Lizzy Bear is making quick work of shredding things and getting the hell out.
“You will however be my bitch until the end of time.” CYRUS I HAVE MISSED YOU.
Maya informs Huck that he has to kill this Drug Lord’s Lackeys in order to her access to the auction. Huck doesn’t question it.
“It’s over, honey.” Mellie would rather sleep next to Fitz every night than have sex with Andrew again and that’s SAYING something.
Andrew threatens to expose his affair with Mellie and remember when we ROOTED FOR THEM?
After a protracted silence from Huck, Jake goes into the building to find that Huck didn’t just kill the lackeys. He MASSACRED them.
Horrified at the scene before him, Jake offers to finish the job because he’s a damn prince.
“What would Liv say if she saw you right now?”
Then Jake starts cutting a head off. Clearly, the pre-episode warning about violence was merited tonight.
“You don’t deserve what’s going to happen to you…” Liv tries to reason with Gideon and Pete.
“I can protect you. I will make sure you stay free and alive.”
“Do we have a deal gentlemen?”
“I dreamed of money…” Gideon/Pete (I don’t know which is which) is not swayed, which is unfortunate.
“I’m going to let the odds play in MY favor…”
Fitz FINALLY tells Abby what’s going on with Olivia, proving he’s not a HORRIBLE person 1% of the time.
Abby storms into David’s office ready to give him what for. “You’re being an ass!”
“You son of a bitch, she is my best friend!!”
“No. Someone kidnapped my ONLY friend!!” Abby is KILLING me.
“I didn’t even get a chance to be her gladiator!” Precious BB!
“I would go over a cliff for her.” Okay, who is Thelma and who is Louise? Discuss.
Properly shamed, David pours them a drink.
“Abby. She’s not your only friend.” OMG CAN YOU TWO PLEASE WORK IT OUT AND LOVE EACH OTHER?
Mellie and Fitz drink on the balcony. I love that they have both come to realize how fucked their relationship is and they are FRIENDS (ish?) now.
“We sleep better when she’s lying between us.”
“We’re gonna have to let Andrew walk. America can forgive a man for 100 infidelities but *I* will not be forgiven for one.” PREACH, Mellie.
Fitz says the one thing he wants is for Jerry to be alive. When Mellie asks him what he wants that he CAN have, he says he wants Liv home safe. I’m so glad they can talk openly about his mistress now.
“Ask me what *I* want, Fitz.”
“I WANT TO BE THE PRESIDENT.” If the plan for season 5 or 6 is NOT mounting Mellie’s Presidential campaign, I am rioting.
“So…Andrew walks.” I wonder how Fitz will feel about being First Gentleman because it’s happening.
Jake tries to express his fears about Huck to Quinn. “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”
“Huck always pulls himself back.” Quinn Perkins, Queen of Denial.
The auction is down to 8 bidders…
Suddenly the Auction vanishes from the internets.
And the winner is…Iran. YEESH.
Erryone is in a panic at the White House because Olivia knows too much to go to Iran.
“We must neutralize the asset.” IE time to blow her up.
“STICK WITH THE EXTRACTION PLAN.” Fitz is having none of that.
“They bought a person in an auction. She’s not a person to them, she’s a tool.” Huck then goes on to describe in minute detail every way Olivia is going to be dismembered.
Quinn slaps Huck. FINALLY. How long has she been holding that in?
We see Mellie greet a plane filled with caskets…casualties of the war Fitz started for Olivia. She’s being VERY Presidential, just saying.
“Their sacrifice damn well has to mean something.” Other than Olivia basically becoming Helen of Troy.
Liv at the exchange point…who is waiting to take her? YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT TILL NEXT WEEK.
Tune in TONIGHT to see Liv’s buyer revealed. Is it her father? I THINK IT’S HER FATHER. Until then, leave your thoughts regarding the Torchwood cast in the comments.