'Scandal' Recap: Is the Door Slammed on Olivia and Fitz for Good?
Blood is thicker than water. It trumps political beliefs, financial matters, or image concerns.
When Olivia confronts Fitz at the end of this week's "Scandal" about shooting down the plane, he tosses Defiance back in her face (oh, yes, he did!). "Why won't you extend me the same courtesy?" he asks about receiving forgiveness.
Because my mom was on that plane, she hisses. This piece of information seems to genuinely surprise Fitz. But earlier, Rowan avowed that he didn't order the plane shot down (and we actually believe him). So if it wasn't him, and it wasn't Fitz … who was it?
The idea that there's someone out there more powerful and more frightening than either of those guys is … well, we wish we had access to that top-secret bunker.
As Olivia shuts the door on Fitz — flashing back to her mother leaving their house for the final time – it feels awfully final. They've been on again, off again before, but doesn't it seem like it might be off for good between them this time?
You just don't mess with someone's mom. This is the thing Olivia cannot ever forgive. Olitz may just be done for good. #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) November 8, 2013
Unless it comes out that Fitz didn't really take out the plane or that Olivia's mom didn't board it, we just can't see a way for these two crazy kids (and we mean crazy) to be on again. "We can try to be us again," Fitz pleads, but it's too late.
"Us" no longer exists.
What else went down in this week's "Scandal":
Mommy Dearest: The flashback is brief and hazy, but there's definitely a sense of peace and happiness in it. Plus, 12-year-old Liv is super cute.
First glimpse at Olivia's mom! #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) November 8, 2013
Later, an emotionally-disturbed Olivia breaks down and begs her father to answer just one question. He agrees and she asks this: Did he order the plane to go down?
No, Rowan answers.
Rowan didn't order Olivia's mom killed? So, who did?! #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) November 8, 2013
We believe him, for once. But it makes the question of who did make the call all the more disturbing.
Electioneering Shenanigans: Weirdly, Cyrus and Mellie — two of the most shrewd people on the show — seem clueless about Liv's emotional state in the Oval Office. Mellie practically dances when Olivia shows up, thinking her husband's mistress is going to run their campaign. Of course, Liv tells Fitz that she quits … before she even began!
I can't work for you...Cyrus had a weird spidey sense about this...doesn't know whether to be depressed or relieved! #AskScandal— Jeff Perry (@jscandalp) November 8, 2013
I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar: Instead, Liv jumps to the other side and takes on Josephine Marcus's campaign once more. But Josie has been following the wrong tactics by doing soft talk shows and corny cooking segments. The Gladiators want her to go negative on Gov. Reston. Otherwise, she'll never line up the big donors she needs to win.
Liv sets up a major interview conducted by Cyrus's husband, James. But Josie doesn't want to talk tough — until the Gladiators show her a sexist ad from Reston's campaign.