On this episode of Scandal, there are a lot of people who can’t keep their dicks in their pants, or who are really trying to get their dicks out of their pants. Really this episode was all about dick. And making out in front of sheer curtains. And dysfunctional families.
We start with the dysfunctional first family of five preparing for a rare sit down dinner. Mellie preps Fitz for the event as if they are headed to an official presidential gathering. The girl child’s name is Karen. She was in a play called Our Town. The boy child is named Jerry (after his biological father, you dear old dad) he sullen, don’t provoke him. Let’s just say neither kid feels very warmly toward their father. Jerry is a loose cannon with a parody website of his father and seems very eager to be interviewed live. He’s counting page views for his site in his head.
Shortly after dinner, Andrew’s dick found his way into Mellie’s mouth, which is a couple of bases farther than Fitz and Olivia got to while standing right in front of a window in the oval office. Mellie and Andrew didn’t feel the need to lock the door so Karen stumbled on to a scene which will take her thousands of dollars and years of therapy to get over. Karen runs her mouth to her father about what she saw when he tries to encourage her to get it together for the family interview that is supposed to go down very shortly.
Olivia ships Andrew off to Possum Forge to campaign and tries to at least stall the interview. But before she can get Andrew on a plane, Fitz punches him. Fitz yells at Olivia which reminds her of her mother’s warning that she is just “the help” and none of the people she works for car about her at all. She wants to just walk out but Cyrus convinces her she has to stay and save the nation. #NoPressure.
We have another bizarre Huckleberry Quinn scene where Huck seems to have some sort of human emotion for Quinn. Is he really capable of that? Quinn makes out with him and then tells him to fuck off. She returns home to find Charlie has moved into her apartment and broken his own lease. Quinn has two insane killers fighting for her heart. Whoever wins may end up just eating her heart with a side of fava beans and a nice bottle of Chianti.
Mama Pope was up to no good this episode as well. There is a guy named Dimitri that seems to be on pretty much everyone’s mind at the moment. He will be key in bringing all the storylines together later. Adnan Salif is starting to figure out that Mama Pope is not one to be messed with and wishing she could get out of business with her. She goes to Harrison to get him to convince Olivia to help protect her from her mother. Olivia is not big on the idea, but she let’s Harrison talk her into it. Harrison and Adnan get to smashing and the next thing you know, Adnan has smashed Harrison upside the head and downloaded all of Olivia’s information on to a jump drive that she runs over to Mama Pope and Dimitri. It included all of the plans for Fitz’s whereabouts and blueprints of various places.
We end with the dysfunctional Pope family. Olivia has been talking to her father trying to get him to help her take down B316 but he and Huck both are really trying to stop her from getting involved. She is looking for the source that funds B316 and Rowan calls her and tells her the answers she wants. Suspicious of his motive, Olivia asks why he decided to help her. He said, ” “We’re family, Olivia, despite everything, families stick together.”