'Scandal' Tweet-cap: Bombs Over Olivia Pope's World
Guillermo Diaz as Huck and Kerry Washington as Olivia in "Scandal"
After a few episodes of mega personal angst, "Scandal" returns to the problems of other people.
Of course, this is "Scandal," so everything still touches on what's going on in Olivia Pope's life. But it's felt like a while since we had a "Pope & Associates tackle a client's issue" episode. (No, we do not count Jeanine Locke, because let's face it — that was all about Liv.)
In previous seasons, Mary Nesbitt's quest to find out what really happened to her son, Christopher Lawrence, would've been enough to fill a whole episode. But the "Scandal" writers have learned that all roads must lead to Pope. So, Mary's bomb threat ties into Olivia's relationship with Fitz, her relationship with Jake, her relationship with Huck, her relationship with her father, etc.
That's how it should be, frankly, and we learned quite a lot about where everyone stands. Here's our tweet-cap of this week's episode:
It's Raining (Difficult) Men
In about the span of 30 seconds, we get an update on where Olivia is with the various men in her life. A bloody Jake is dead asleep in her bed. Fitz calls, but she doesn't want to talk to him. Then, she tries to call Huck, but he doesn't want to talk to her!
Our hearts hurt. Liv and Huck are like the Meredith and Cristina of "Grey's Anatomy" — they're each other's person!
At Pope & Associates, there's a new client — Midwestern, aw-shucks mom Mary Nesbitt. She's hired them to "manage a private family matter," whatever that means. When the Gladiators question Huck's absence, Liv informs them he's taking a personal day.
"We get personal days?!" Abby asks, incredulously.
Meanwhile, at the White House, Cyrus wants Fitz and Mellie to repair the bad PR that his (fake) affair with Jeanine did to his image. Go to Camp David, he exhorts, and take Baby Teddy and those other kids whose names nobody remembers!
"The optics will be spectacular. You will show the American people your love is real and special!" - Cyrus, being delusional #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) October 18, 2013
Yeah, Fitz and Mellie are like, hell to the no.
Back to Pope & Associates, Quinn finds out that Mary cleaned out her bank account. Olivia, being all WTF, follows her to Capitol Hill, where she discovers Mary is holding a congressman and his staff hostage ... with a C4 bomb strapped to her chest. Holy Gladiator!
Liv thought the "bomb" revealing her affair with Fitz was bad? This *real* bomb is 100x worse! #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) October 18, 2013
At the same time, some weird guy has managed to get into restricted areas of the White House. He's soon apprehended by the Secret Service, but the incident forces certain protocols: