'Scandal' Tweet-cap: Just How Bad Is Daddy Pope?
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in "Scandal"
You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family.
That is the horrific lesson that Olivia Pope learned five years ago and learns again in the present day. And boy, did she get the unluckiest draw when it comes to fathers: Rowan/Eli is pretty evil. No wonder Olivia strives to wear the white hat — it's a response to the fact that her dad wears the darkest, blackest hat around.
This week's episode picks up right where last week's left off: The White House (aka Cyrus) has leaked Jeanine Mason's name as Fitz's mistress. The media is going wild. Olivia is representing the innocent woman, but she's facing formidable foes who want Jeanine to be the face of the affair.
Will the white hat prevail this time? Check out our tweet-cap!
YES! #Scandal starts off with a flashback. LUV— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) October 11, 2013
The flashback takes place five years ago, since Huck is still living in that subway station. Olivia is friendly to him, but has to run — to dinner with her father! Apparently, she has to see him every Sunday for him to pay for her law school. Way to extort, dad.
Also, Liv thinks Eli Pope works for the dinosaur department at the Smithsonian. Ha!
Olivia also mentions she has a boyfriend, who turns out to be someone we know: Sen. Edison Davis. Yeah, that guy.
Yay, Edison is back - said nobody ever #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) October 11, 2013
Later, Liv is taking the subway home when she gets attacked by two muggers. But she's saved by Huck, who takes them down with the ease of a trained operative. Not exactly dirty homeless guy stuff, so Liv is shocked. Who is Huck, really?
Back in the present day, Olivia gets a call from Fitz. They do their shmoopy "Hi" thing, then get right to business. She has no intention of letting up on the White House; she's going after them for slandering Jeanine. But before they hang up, they can't resist indulging in some shmoop again, wistfully fantasizing about their alternate-universe life in Vermont, in which Fitz is a small-town mayor and Olivia stays home to make … jam?
Cyrus is outraged that Liv is going after them like this, but Fitz is just amused. This is Olivia freakin' Pope. Puh-lease.