This episode is all about Mellie. I saw her interviewed recently on, Wendy Williams and she was just so humble and sweet. It seemed like this was her big break! Can you believe that? Just like the girl who plays Huck’s protégé (also her first big role). I am so impressed with the casting of this show, I just assumed everyone was a veteran. When they interview it is amazing how many people consider this their first major role! Mellie was supposed to be in only a couple of episodes and has evolved into this major character on the show. Anyway, Mellie has a camera crew in the East Wing to show them her office.
But wait there is a rapid rewind. A HUGE rewind to 15 years ago. Mellie and Fitz wake up in a bedroom and are quite the intimate couple. This was just before they campaigned for governor of California.
Olivia is still trying to come to terms with Fitz being involved in shooting down the plane that killed her mother. She is surrounded by murderers. She has no idea who to trust. Fitz calls and tells her to stay away for Jake, the one person I would trust if I were her at this point, if I could trust anyone at all. Fitz tells her he loves her. Fitz begs her to stop digging on the Remington case.
Next Jake and Olivia are in the war room with the gladiators announcing a new client. Quinn says she looks familiar. Olivia says, “Probably because she was my mother.” Dun, da-dun-dun DUN!
OMG! That is Cyrus in the beard in the flashback to the California race? I didn’t even recognize him! Back in real time Cyrus and Mellie are picking out a hooker for Fitz? Why? Full Disclosure, the weather is about to get really bad here so I am drinking like a fish. Just saying.
Liv tells the gladiators EVERYTHING. Fitz’s father headed the investigation into the crash. I thought he was a senator. Is that something senators do?
Quinn is stalking the B613 guy who is teaching her to shoot. He catches her and kisses her and says something about dinner tomorrow. Oh Quinn, listen to Huck!
This show is impossible to recap. So fast paced. That is way I don’t normally try. Mellie did say something to the VP about rumors her husband is “handsy.” They also show Mellie and Cyrus 15 years ago coming to an understanding about what Mellie’s role is… be the perfect wife. Make him look good at all times. She got that early on. Mellie is doing this whole week in the life of sort of interview and Fitz keeps missing the money shots. She is pissed.
A couple of gladiators interview the gate agent who boarded the passengers on the plane Olivia’s mother died on. A federal marshall delayed the flight by arresting someone and escorting them off the plane from the tarmac. The passenger was Omar Dresden, the family believes he died in the crash.
In the flashbacks we learn that Mellie KNEW that Fitz shot down the airliner. His father told Mellie. Oh crap! Fitz’s father raped Mellie! Mellie goes to their room ( Fitz and Mels) and she wants to take a shower but Fitz drags her into bed without one. She is traumatized. The next morning Mellie blackmails the father and says essentially that he will not berate and humiliate his son anymore. He will be the supportive father he needs. He had better buck up and help Fitz OR ELSE. Go Mellie!
Mellie gets into an interview where the reporter goes all in on her for her husband’s mistakes. Fitz saves her.
OMG Quinn is spilling her guts to the B613 guy… Jesus Christ Quinn. They are making out and he is so using her. Quinn goes in to disable the security guy, and ends up killing him. “Charlie” is nowhere to be found. Welp, Quinn got her first kill…
I am more than a little confused. Why are Mellie and Cyrus trying to get Fitz to sleep with an escort?
Fitz still has someone tailing Olivia trying to keep her safe. Meanwhile her father goes to visit Omar Dresden, the person that the air marshall escorted off the plane in jail.
The bad guy has video of Quinn killing the security guard. He tells her she belongs to B613 now. Oh NOES!
Fitz I THINK just figures out that Olivia’s Dad is head of B613. Or something. I am so confused. Meanwhile her dad is in the jail talking to Omar,…HOLY SHIT, He goes to meet with Omar who is asleep and He says, “Our daughter has been asking about you!” And out from the sheets comes Olivia’s Mother alive and living in jai as “Omar.” WTF? And that is not even the final scene!
It looks like Mellie was knocked up by Fitz’s daddy and got an abortion.