And just like that my favorite Scandal couple is no more. I really wasn’t expecting James to die. I know the signs were all there, but I thought they were just trying to make us worry about it. So I didn’t worry about it. I was blown away. I tried to recap last night as I was watching and I just couldn’t do it. After James was murdered, I really couldn’t pay attention to anything else. I wish they would have killed him last week and given me a week to get over it. I kept hoping it was all an elaborate ruse. Then came the final scene, and I was up before 8 am this morning because that scene gave me nightmares. I was shoring myself up for the episode to end with a despondent Cyrus rocking the baby. The actual ending was even worse. If I am taking things this badly, I am not sure Cyrus is going to make it. I thought he seemed suicidal before this all happened.
Two odd things: Why did the lady cop uncover James for David to see. He had been identified and David was his friend. It seemed unnecessary and thoughtless. Secondly, the hole that Jake dug was perfectly rectangular. That has to be done by machine, not one guy with a shovel. And why is he burying his own bodies?
These little, flirtatious scenes with Cyrus and James from the beginning of their relationship are adorable. They are helping me deal with the fact that my favorite couple on the show is no more. Without James to ground Cyrus, he is liable to go off the chain. Who the hell is going to take care of the baby girl.
On a lighter, sexier note, Mellie and her vice-presidential boyfriend go to meet with the NRA lobbyist since Fitz needs to halt campaigning for a mourning period. It’s nice to see Mellie enjoying herself I guess.
Olivia is in serious crisis with no one to turn too. She tries to seek comfort in her father, but he is not much help. Olivia is looking for a hero in a sea of villains. Her father’s idea of comfort is to let her know he has 183 kills under his belt and life ain’t no crystal stair for him either.
As for Olivia’s mother, she is brokering some sort of terrorist deal between Harrison’s former partner in crime, Adnan Salif and some really bad guys. She seemed insulted that they sent the B team to meet with her so she shot one of the guys in the middle of sit down negotiations. There really are no white hats, Olivia.
It seems like HuckleberryQuinn is going to be a thing after all. Will one of them end up killing the other?
I hated this episode. It left me sad and horrified. It was just too much for me.