'Scandal' Tweet-cap: The Head and the Heart
Olivia gets a good smack upside the head in this episode -- but is it going to do any good? Will she ever get better taste in men?
After watching Fitz play dutiful husband on TV, she decides to go all in with Jake. But of course, as soon as they sleep together, she turns on his TV and realizes he's spying on her! Not only that, maybe he's going to try to "take care of her" (in a murder-y way). Seriously, Olivia needs like a boring, nice-guy accountant for a boyfriend. One who isn't a killer, like both Jake and Fitz are.
The mole hunt is back on
Inside Olivia's apartment, we breathe a sigh of relief as Jake starts shutting down the cameras he's planted. Oh, wait ... sike!
So Jake takes down the cameras and ... replaces them? Huh? #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2013
After Fitz gives a press conference declaring Osbourne a traitorous mole, Cyrus reminds the president and first lady that they're set to do a network interview. Things are super tense between Fitz and Mellie, but if he's going to announce his bid for re-election in six weeks, this interview is key.
"Can you give good fairytale?" - Cyrus #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2013
They agree to put on happy faces and do the interview.
Meanwhile, at Gladiator Central, Osbourne's wife comes to Olivia with proof that, at the least, he didn't kill himself. You see, his suicide note didn't address her properly.
Harrison is sure that Olivia won't take the case, but of course she does. She's Olivia!
"A man is dead. We can't be wrong." Olivia always tries to do what's right #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2013
The gladiators go into action, interviewing the coroner and trying to chase down Molly (dead Wendy's BFF). Wouldn't you know it -- Molly got a huge cash infusion and cleaned out her apartment. And she's the one who fingered him as the mole, so guess Osbourne's wife was right.
Then Abby realizes this means David Rosen is still in danger, so she runs over to his apartment to bring him back to the office. Now that's love.
Of course, later, when Abby admits that she still has feelings for him, David shuts her down because he can't trust her.
A not-so-ideal husband
So, apparently, Cyrus has been staying at a hotel, having been kicked out by James over the whole Defiance thing. As he gives Fitz talking points for the interview, the president urges him to work things out.
Cy gets a call from Olivia, who informs him that Osbourne wasn't a traitor and that the real mole is still out there. He's incredulous and accuses her of subconsciously trying to destroy the White House.
But a disbelieving Cy is the least of Olivia's problems. Jake overheard (oversaw?) their conversation and knows that Olivia knows. He tells his mysterious boss/accomplice, who orders him to "take care of it." Eeep!
Cyrus are you doubting Olivia?? You know better. Osborne was not the mole. Recognize and accept! #Scandal— Danita Harris (@danitaharris) April 5, 2013
Jake likes Olivia, he's not going to "take care of her" ... right?! #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2013
At Gladiator Central, they're still tracking down Molly, but she's probably about to leave the country. David suggests he use his Homeland Security connections to have Molly put on the no-fly list.
David is totally going to be on the team before we know it #Scandal— Rocquelle P. (@ConsiderMeLuvly) April 5, 2013
At the White House, the interview begins, and it's sickening to see how easily Fitz and Mellie play the part of a happy couple.
Fitz and Mellie should get an Oscar for their ridiculous "date night" lies in this interview #Scandal— Yahoo! TV (@YahooTV) April 5, 2013
They laugh and joke about how they met at some tavern and Fitz knew right away they should be together. In her own apartment, Olivia is watching, but soon can't take anymore. She rolls her eyes and shuts the TV off.
Fed up with the whole Fitz drama, Olivia makes a surprise visit to Jake's apartment. He sneaks into her purse and turns off her phone (oh no, he didn't!). When she's about to leave to go back to work, he asks her to stay. After a long, meaningful gaze, they start ripping each other's clothes off.