First of all this is a two-part episode. Why? I mean don’t all the episodes build on the previous one? Why give this one a distinction of being part one of two?
We start with Poppa Pope trying to blow Jake up. But Jake knows all the tricks. So in the war between Jake to see who gets killed first, Jake wins the first battle.
Olivia and Quinn get called in to extract the president’s daughter from a sex and drug party. She was filmed with two young men a position called the Eiffel Tower (girl bends from the waist to give one guy head while the other takes her from behind. They guys high five about her back, forming a crude Eiffel Tower of flesh.
Poppa Pope is pissed with Tom for fucking up the car bomb that was planted to kill Jake. Jake tries to ally with Tom to take Poppa Pope out. Poor Tom is fucked either way. How is he stuck in the middle of this duel to the death?
Abby flounders around in Olivia’s old job and is pissed that Olivia keeps getting called in to take care of business.
Mellie loses her shit when she sees Olivia in the White House. Fitz tries to keep Mellie in the dark about the sex tape, but it doesn’t take long for it all to come out. Fitz annihilates Mellie and by doing so seems to snap her out of her deep dark depression. This cause “Smellie Mellie” to trend on Twitter. At least long enough to comfort the little sex kitten .
The gladiators work to find out who the boys are in the video. The future porn star can’t seem to remember who they are even when given a line up but eventually the find the parents of the boy with the video. Quinn goes to rough up Bobby the guy that made the sex tape.
They call in the parents but they are assholes and want $2.5 million dollars from the president to keep things quiet. For some dumb reason Olivia goes along with this idea. Olivia delivers the line that Shonda clearly wrote in to take a stab at the real housewives and others, “She’ll be no better than a reality star, the lowest form of life.” Throw that shade, Shonda. Liv still thinks her mother is the one that killed Fitz’s son. She blames her for ruining her relationship with Fitz. Fitz and Olivia make out in the oval office. Fitz says he almost died without her. Then, Fitz found out that Liv was standing in the sun with Jake the whole time she was away. He’s devastated. He tells Olivia to pay off the asshole parents.
Jake damn near kills Rosen to get the B613 files. Rosen seems to be having a hard time sticking to his morals. He’s really not made for this kind of evil doing. Will he eventually break or move over to the darkside?
Olivia goes to meet with the parents for the pay off. They have raised their price to $3million. The mom calls Karen a dirty little sluts. Olivia finally gets pissed and takes their pictures which she plans to release to the media and the police because selling the tape amounts to child pornography. They freak out and turn over the tape for free. Why didn’t she just do that to start with?
An investigator informs Fitz of some issues with Tom. Specifically he seems to be the one that got the virus that killed the president’s son. Tom calls Jake and they make a plan to take Poppa Pope down. Tom tries to squeal on Poppa Pope but then he busts in to take over questioning at Fitz’s request. Tom tries to call for a lawyer and then for the president. All to no avail. Tom puts it all on Jake. Jake gets carted away. And so does Tom.
Next week: Liv tries to save Jake.