Scandal Recap: Let's Start the First Family Feud!

Scandal Mellie Affair RevealedThis Thursday on ABC’s Scandal, there was a whole lotta lovin’ (and/or lustin’ and/or lickin’) going on. Whose sex-rated activities got exposed? And whose landed a person unconscious? And is no one thinking of the children?!

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The First Teens are in town for a veddy important live, primetime TV interview alongside the ‘rents, but something’s amiss. There’s a chill in the air. OPA does some digging, and it’s discovered that young Jerry is secretly hosting an anti-Fitz website as well as shopping for pro-Reston swag. When Fitz confronts his son about his skullduggery, daughter Karen — already bent out of shape by the family sex scandal — storms off to see Mellie, only to get an eyeful of Mom servicing Uncle Andrew.

Mellie has no luck in soothing Karen, and when Fitz takes a stab, the teen bellows the truth about the Mellie/Andrew hook-up. Fitz charges down the hall and slugs his running mate, then later has it out with Mellie. To hear him tell it, after Mellie gave birth to Jerry (who quite possibly was the product of Big Jerry’s rape), she declared herself “not a sexual person anymore” and “shut the door” on that part of their union. “You killed us,” Fitz argues. “You ruined our marriage… Our kids never had a chance” at a happy home. Mellie comes thisclose to revealing the rape, but doesn’t — in part because Olivia interrupts, as the TV interview draws nearer. (P.S. Shonda’s already addressed any complaints of a discrepancy re: the Grants’ sex life.)

Having roared at Liv’s interruption, Fitz goes to apologize to his mistress, but she — fresh off hearing her mother Maya liken her to “the help” that cleans up other people’s messes — reminds him that she is “at work,” so save your words for the kids, and get them in line in time for primetime. And with that cue, Fitz goes to the freshly scorned Mellie, takes her hand and meets with Jerry and Karen, and by hour’s end they’re all about to go on TV, everything somehow (no really, how?) all sorted out.

Elsewhere in Scandalsextown, Sexytimes USA….

* Huck serves up some beatdowns in the name of getting B613’s attention, so that Command will return his calls. Ultimately, Jake sends Quinn to see what he wants. Huck says he wants B613 to let her go, which confuses Quinn. As she points out, one minute he’s licking her face and rarin’ to rip out molars; but when his tongue is in her mouth, suddenly he wants her to live? Quinn gives Huck a sssslllloww, lllonnnggg lick upside his own temple, ulls him into a heated kiss, and then pushes him away and leaves. She arrives home to find that Charlie has moved into her place, a mix of being curious about her shaky story about Huck’s recent accosting of her and wanting to “protect” her.

* Adnan Salif turns to Harrison and OPA, claiming she’s gotten in over her head with Momma Pope. Harrison tells Liv he “owes” Adnan, so Liv agrees to help/ask David to offer immunity in trade for dish. But later, after arousing Harrison’s… interest… with a dropping of bloomers (seriously, that was an A+ move), Adnan and her Clearwater cohort copulate — after which she plunges a syringe in him, steals Fitz’s campaign trail/security details off Liv’s computer and delivers them to Ivan the Terrorist. Good thing Jake is watching the trade-off happen, though… right? No, he wants to “see how it plays out.” Because nothing can go horribly wrong that way.

* On a less sexy note, Cyrus seems “OK”-ish in the wake of James’ funeral — that is, until he overhears Jake in the Oval Office. He then charges in to assault the B613 boss, twice, but Fitz intervenes. Afterward, Cyrus explains to Fitz how James believed in “fairy tales,” that a VP shouldn’t be able to kill her husband in cold blood and get away with it. Jake, Cy “concedes,” is merely doing his job “serving at the pleasure of his president, like the rest of us.”

What did you think of the episode “Mama Said Knock You Out”?


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  1. pramela82 says:

    SCANDAL IS THE SHOW!!! all you haters going on about how the show & the characters are pathetic should just save us the REAL SCANDAL FANS your BS & CRAP!!! ..if you dont like it then don’t watch it!(nobody has held a gun to your head anyway)!!!

    • jJenner 1287 says:

      Every programme that people watch is critised when its lame and praised when its good – its called getting into what you watch! Although its just a tv programme no one should follow anything blindly without saying – hey wait a minute thats not right and i have every right to do that. Thanks.

      • Cheyenne says:

        Whine if you want, but it’s not going to change anything. Shonda is taking this show where she wants it to go. If you don’t like where it’s going, save yourself the aggravation and don’t watch it. Simple, isn’t it?

        • A Rocks says:

          This really borders on being a silly comment. Without viewers to watch, Shonda will not have a show to take anywhere. Your lone support of mediocrity will not play well to the network’s financial brass who want to see a solid return on their investment. Do you not understand that it is a symbiotic relationship? Do you think she is producing a show for herself – and just you? What channel is Private Practice on? The concept of sucking at the teat of mediocrity is not one I have ever subscribed to, and I ain’t about to start doing it now either.

          Shonda has the opportunity to create something ground breaking – and in my opinion she started to do so, but has since lost her way. I would still like her to take this opportunity and run with it so that the glass ceiling for minorities and black women in particular can be well and truly shattered. Mediocrity and a muddled mess will not accomplish this.

          Perhaps it is people like you who continue to have producers vomit the bilge they do; they are not held accountable for quality shows, because they know that they have no need to be. Well I for one will draw a line in the sand. And if Homeland or Person of Interest or Shameless become the muddled mess that Scandal is heading towards, I will draw a line in the sand with those as well.

    • A Rocks says:

      You sound like my former boss from a company I used to work for in the mid 2000’s. It became very very popular but not for the right reason.

      His mantra – you don’t like it go elsewhere.

      • jJenner 1287 says:

        very well said! It is such a shame that Shonda has allowed her ground breaking actor to be reduced in the eyes of the majority as the ‘help’. It does not matter where she goes from here with this programme that statement has been well and truly made. I can only think that tbis has to do with the network being unhappy with how mellie and olivia are protrayed but you know what where would we be today if in the past people did not make a stand for what they believe was right! Its a shame also others on this site do not give it the level of thought you do A Rock – its a great thing foresight! To all those stating do not watch which is as lazy as the writers, i dont anymore but know lots of people who still do but think the same as me – pushing for change hoping that come season 4 olivia will not be replaced as lead by mellie, we are not far off that now with the oh sooo obvious changes in her back story. But i guess most of you on this site only care about shock/omg

        • mmel says:

          Jenner for most on this site except a few (mainly A Rocks), it is just fine how the show is turning out. Whenever someone tries to point those facts out they tell you are using the race card. Season 4 I believe the de facto leads will be Scott Foley and Bellamy Young and Kerry washington will be lead in name only, hell it has already happened.

    • mmel says:

      I actually thought we had an audience with a modicum of intelligence, this statement tells me otherwise.

    • mmel says:

      I actually thought we had an audience with a modicum of intelligence, this statement shows me otherwise.

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