Our Thursday night obsession is back and battier than ever. When we last left off with ‘Scandal,’ Mama Pope was on the run, Daddy Pope lost his position as Command of B613, Sally Langston killed her husband and “No One’s Favorite,” Quinn, was striped of her Gladiator title. The show jumped right back into the action with drama surrounding Harrison, and Mellie playing matchmaker for Olivia.
To the surprise of no one, Olitz is back on. They aren’t even hiding it now, just kissing in the middle of the Oval Office. Instead of tonguing down Olivia, Fitz should be focused on the fact that his Vice President just quit him. Sally officially announces her run for President, so it’s up to Olivia and the team to pick a suitable replacement. Fitz demands they get Andrew Nichols, a friend from his days in California, to be his running mate. Andrew is clean, for the most part, but he’s basically the George Clooney of politicians. He dates actresses and models, but hasn’t settled down just yet. When Olivia presses him as to why, he tells her that he decided to marry his work instead because “the one,” got away. It wasn’t too hard to figure out that his former love was none other than Mellie.
Mrs. Fitz is desperate to keep her position as First Lady, which means she has to improve her image and get Olivia out of the way. During a debate show with Sally’s campaign manager Leo, Abby is blindsided by him dropping the bomb that Fitz and Olivia are a seeing each other. So Mellie sets up a photo-op lunch for her and Olivia where she seriously suggests that she start dating someone. She even gives her a couple of candidates. Olivia agrees, but Fitz just won’t let that kitty go. Everything surround Liv is just so ridiculously toxic, I don’t know how this woman is still alive. Meanwhile, Harrison is asking David Rosen for help in tracking down Adnan Salif and realizes that everyone in an old picture is dead, which means he’s next. He borrow’s Abby’s gun to protect himself, uh why doesn’t he have his own? Later he is visited by a sexy lady in his apartment who turns out to be Adnan. Instead of shooting her, or running away, he has sex with her instead.
In a brief meeting with her dad in the park, Rowan tells Olivia that she needs to run away from the White House because Fitz won’t make it to the end of his current term in office. We see him meet up with Leo, which means he’s either going to get Sally and the devil that took over her body to rub out Fitz, or maybe we’re about to say goodbye to Leo sooner rather than later. There’s also the issue of Daniel Langston’s lack of an autopsy, which someone by the name of Plubius has been asking a journalist to investigate. Turns our Plubius is James, as he revealed to David, but he just can’t seem to get anything right when it comes to his scheming. He’s married to Cyrus Beene, you’d think he had learned something from him by now.
It was interesting to see how the show would hide Kerry‘s baby bump, and they’ve been doing it fabulously with Prada bags and tweed jackets. Also, lots of shots above the waist. Quinn is still a non-factor, playing horror house with Charlie and kidnapping children. Olivia wants her back, and thinks that Jake has her, but how can she redeem herself and become a Gladiator again? Since there are going to be two affairs in the WH, I guess this is the perfect time for them to introduce Fitz and Mellie’s unseen older children, who were cast last year. Excited to see what sexiness Nazanin Boniadi, whom you ‘Homeland’ fans probably recognized, beings to the show.
The rest of the season is sure to be explosive. Welcome back, Scandal!