'Scandal' Tweet-cap: A Phoenix From the Ashes
Jaws. On. The. Floor. As one fan so aptly put it:
Just when I thought I had it figured out! #Scandal gets me one more time! Whew!— Sabrina Saunders (@SabSaunders) May 10, 2013
Forget twists and turns; "Scandal" has redefined the term "roller coaster ride." We swear we can hear Shonda Rhimes cackling away from across the country.
But let's relive it all in real-time. To the tape! And the tweets!
After Mellie's tell-all interview, a fire-breathing Cyrus shows up at Olivia's apartment. The Secret Service won't let him through, but when Cyrus wants something, he usually gets it. And so he barges in on Fitz and Olivia in bed, and orders the president to get out.
Meanwhile, at the gladiators' office, David Rosen is cackling about the poor "other woman." "I just hope she has Olivia Pope on her team," he says. Oh, the irony.
Back at her apartment, Olivia goes into fixer mode, but Fitz won't let her. He made this mess; he'll deal with it.
I am better at what I do than anyone else. That's not arrogance that's a fact. #Scandal— Charlotte Goldberg (@MommyAndTheCity) May 10, 2013
"You're not in charge of everything," the president gently reminds her.
Olivia meets her team at the office and they bring her up to speed on Charlie, the stenographer, and Cyrus not being the mole. That's the good news. The bad news is that the mole knows about Defiance. Stricken, Olivia marches over to her safe and reveals the Cytron voting card. Whew, it's safe and sound.
Abby glances at David. "OK, so I did steal it," she admits. He shrugs. He's over it (and her).
In her temporary abode, Mellie meets with a slick, handsome man who's there to help her with this infidelity situation.
But he wants complete honesty from her, and Mellie isn't ready to give up the name of the other woman. Yet. Later, she promises she'll reveal the name if he gets her a copy of Fitz's next press conference.
Over at the White House, Fitz drops a bomb on Cyrus. They don't need to deny or "go Clinton" on the press, because he's going to announce that he's dropping his re-election bid!
Of course, this gives Cyrus a major anxiety attack. Patch things up with Mellie and keep sleeping with Liv, he advises. We'll figure this out. But Fitz is determined.
Giving up his presidency for Olivia... That's love #scandal— Loresha Wilson (@newsgirl911) May 10, 2013
Chasing the Albatross
Ahh, we return to the park bench of nefarious shenanigans. The Mystery Boss Guy is dressing Jake down for failing in his mission.
Jake's mission was to get between Fitz and Olivia? What does this Mystery Boss Guy really want?! #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) May 10, 2013
Jake shows him the picture of Charlie snooping in his apartment and links him to Cyrus, but Mystery Boss Guy (MBG) says that he'll handle Cyrus. Handle how?!
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At gladiator central, the team now thinks Vice President Sally Langston could be the mole. As they start to dig into her background, Harrison corners Liv alone. What is she planning to do about the whole affair-being-revealed situation? She says nothing.
"You're not the fixer, Liv. You're the problem." - Harrison, being all brotherly #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) May 10, 2013
But Liv, being Liv, won't let him in. She glares and orders him to concentrate on Sally.
Vice President Sally Langston is Back! #scandal but I don't think she's the mole... that would be too easy— Steven Alexander (@udontknostevo) May 10, 2013
Over at the White House, Cyrus and James are fighting about Mellie's interview. "I was doing my job!" James argues. "This fell into my lap!"
Puh-lease! Cyrus starts laughing in his husband's face. Mellie chose him to get back at both Fitz and Cyrus! Why would she choose a newbie broadcaster instead of Diane Sawyer, etc.? "It was a chess move. And you're too stupid to see it," Cyrus sneers. James sniffles.