Scandal Season 7, Episode 4
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Last week, Scandal showed us what Fitz was up to during Mellie’s first 100 days. (Making turkey sandwiches, saying racist things to Marcus.) “Lost Girls” picks up right where both of the last two episodes left off: with Fitz standing in front of Liv’s door, ruining her first non-anonymous tryst with Curtis. (BOO.) It’s physically impossible for Fitz not to make everything about him, but I swear to God, if he steals Mellie’s thunder on this nuclear summit…
“I actually was hoping for your help on some institute business, but if this is a bad time.” Fitz says, WELL AWARE that he’s King of the Cockblock. Curtis leaves.
Fitz hands Olivia a folder regarding 200+ cases of missing black girls. OF COURSE this is a worthy and desperately urgent cause, but Fitz also handpicked it because he knew Olivia would listen.
“100 days is over, I kept my head down but now I have work to do.” GO AWAY.
“I don’t want Quinn Perkins, I want you.” “Well you CAN’T HAVE ME.” I’m so tired. I want off this ride.
“So is there? Anything else you need?” It’s nuclear summit day and Mellie and Rashad are working VERY closely together.
“We are making history today Liv. You and me, I can feel it.”
“What could that man have possibly be thinking?” “Umm…”
QPA have to pick a “poster girl” for the missing girls story. And yes, they have to market her mainly to the whites.
“It doesn’t feel right.” Olivia asks Jake to look into why Fitz showed up all of a sudden.
“We need a name that sounds right.” “Anyone else grossed out by this?”
“My point is this case is not the bait, you are…You are the cheese, Mr. President. You.” Her own father sent in the man he hates more than anyone to dickmatize Liv into dissolving B613.
“Well that’s too bad, I really wanted you to have it.” Cyrus can’t legally accept Fenton’s gift, so he tries to return it. In person.
“Wanna try?” Then they have a VR DATE. Is this Cyrus’s endgame?? I like.
“I do have a nice smile.”
Fenton is DEF into him, and making moves.
“In fact, whenever Mr. Pryce calls, I’m not available.” When Fitz is around, you best forget it.
Olivia won’t let Marcus see Mellie, because she knows it’s actually real.
“How is Vermont?” “Cold, white.” “No, I mean, how is Fitz in Vermont?” “Cold. White.”
“You don’t need a story, you need a storyteller.” Liv tells Quinn et al that they need a mother to be the spokesperson for this issue.
“What kind of fool do you think I am?” “I would tell you but a woman is present.” Much dick measuring at the nuclear summit.
“Then tell me I’m wrong.” “There’s nothing to tell.” Mellie won’t say what Olivia already knows, which is that it’s not just business with Bashrani anymore.
“I’ve been fighting this whole time. It’s about time you showed up.” At least, every time Fitz thinks he’s being a hero, some woman will knock him down a few pegs.
“If it’s a national crisis now, then it was a national crisis when you were still present.” A comment later at QPA indicates that this confrontation was staged but ummmm, there’s definitely still some gross fighting over Olivia behind their words.
Ugh, he’s staying.
“Has anyone ever told you you have the most bracing taste in alcohol?” She’s from the SOUTH.
“I think I can stand a little more.” Getting the fuck me eyes in the oval, must be Scandal.
“He wants you! Cyrus he wants you bad.” Mellie kicks off shoes and jumps into the “pajama party position” in Cyrus’s office. She calls him and Fenton a “power couple.”
“That man is beneath me.” “HE GAVE YOU A CEZANNE.” More Cyrus and Mellie talking about boys, please!
“It’s intoxicating, everyone always doing what I say. I start to think, I can do whatever I want, whoever I want. But that’s exactly what they all thought, all those dead guys with their mistresses and their child brides, the pigs. And now it’s happening to me. It’s a nightmare.”
“You’re asking if it’s possible to be Command and share your life with someone.” Ask a loaded question, get a loaded answer.
“Olivia, look at you, you’re asking ME for boy advice. THAT’S how alone you are.”
Mellie comes clean about the spies at the next summit meeting. INTRIGUE.
Secret service bursts in. Rebels have taken the Bashrani capital. It’s a coup. It takes over the news, eclipsing the story of the missing girls.
“You need to make up your mind, Liv: are you Command or are you someone’s girl?” Don’t test Rowan’s savagery.
“My hands are tied.” “Well you need to untie them.” “By going to WAR?” Mellie’s ready to go to bat for Rashad.
Fitz wants Mellie to make a statement about the missing girls. So he asks Olivia, because he sucks.
“Why are you here?” “BECAUSE YOU ARE HERE.” UGH. Keep it in your pants, dummies.
“I am the one who has to stand before the American people and OWN those calls.” Mellie is weary of Olivia’s POOR ME, I AM THE POWER speeches. (Side note, every single scene with the two of them this season has been gay af.)
“Of course you have feelings for him and of course we will restore Rashad’s presidency.” Hit it, TLC.
“My baby?” Zoey is alive and well. Quinn gets to tell her mom.
Cyrus buys the painting from Fenton for 20 bucks. And he’ll teach him about politics.
Olivia and Mellie established a Special Division of the FBI for investigating the cases of missing persons of color. Can we get one of those here on Earth-1??
“You were wrong about Fitz. He did what he was supposed to do.” Jake shows Olivia photos of Rowan coming to Fitz’s house to lure him to DC. So she cleans out Annie the T-Rex as punishment.
Did Mellivia just start a war? Will Rowan finally give up on making Olivia “good” again? (LET HER DO WHAT SHE WANTS, LIKE YOU DID.) What’s Marcus going to think about Mellie’s head-of-state/head-of-state love affair? Did Charlie and Quinn get married without telling us?? Come back next week for more el scandalo.
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