This was probably the best episode of the season! But almost everyone is more concerned with their personal life than their jobs.
Olivia is still torn between two lovers. Despite all the guts and gore and B613 torture she has seen, her nightmares are full of steamy sex with two interchangeable lovers. Poor dear. From my perspective, in that nightmare, Jake is the clear winner. Better in bed, and more importantly not married to either a woman or a country. Maybe she knows this. That would explain her plea to Fitz to let her see Jake. When she gets her visit with Jake he gives her access to an offshore account. The fact that his password is “Emily” makes me sort of waffle back toward Fitz. I mean couldn’t he add her birthdate or something? At least make it alphanumeric?
Olivia is off her fixer game. She gets played by a guy is on death row for trying to kill the president. She’s more interested in keeping Jake alive. She also needs to convince Fitz NOT TO TRUST HER EVIL FATHER. It seems all Poppa Pope has to do is kiss a little ass and the leader of the free world is putty in his hands! WTF Fitz? And all Olivia has to do is give him hope.
Cyrus is still clueless. But his paid lover, Michael, is not. He realizes he is under-charging everyone, especially Elizabeth. So he ups his rates. Abby is getting better at this whole Olivia Jr. thing and let’s Cyrus know it’s his “backdoor” that is the leak. Now Cyrus will probably use his lover to catch the bad guy, or girl in this case. Cyrus is good at using his lovers.
Mellie once again steals the show. Bellamy Young has taken what was supposed to be very short role and overshadowed everyone on the show. She did get a taste of the own medicine though when Carol Locatell burst into the White House as Bitsy, a bereaved first lady who is anything but bereaved. Bitsy had nearly all the great lines last night starting with, “Oh please, my husband’s only religion was believing he had to screw anything with a pulse. But, since us bitches have gotta get throw this dog and pony show, I’m gonna need you to sit down shut up and follow my lead. Imma take the office, I’ll do the planning and you go crochet or vaccinate fat kids or whatever silly hobby makes you feel like you are making a difference, show up for the photo ops and I’ll have someone call you if I need you for anything else.”
Bitsy says the powers that be would never admit that a Tri-Delt from Tuscaloosa was actually running the White House, she will be remembered for telling idiots not to litter or the wife of a man who did something with his life. Mellie is getting quite the mentoring on this episode. I hope she keeps Bitsy’s number.
Mellie is back in full force and Bitsy has given her a road map. She shuts down Elizabeth on a plan to make Fitz squirm. Old Mellie is back and that’s great. But I might miss Smellie Mellie just a little. With the Mellie 2.0 up and running, will Andrew return to the scene? I think so. I love the scene with Mellie leaving the funeral with Bitsy and the impromptu speech to the press promising that there will be no base closings. It’s her first decision as POTUS! Bitsy’s approval by saying, ” I have a joint in my purse and it’s not going to smoke itself. Would you care to join me on the Truman balcony?” Priceless.
Huck is playing video games all the time because he is playing with his son! I somehow missed that the first time I watched. How long until he is luring him away somewhere. Be careful Huck! Also, while you are busy trying to reconnect with your kid, someone is stalking Olivia, the woman you have sworn to serve and protect.
Olivia always gets her way with Fitz. Daddy won’t like this.
Fitz: “You and I are ruined. We don’t have a chance now. Too much has happened.”
Olivia: “If you hand him over… if you give him to my father to be killed…you and I will never ever have any hope of EVER being together again,” Liv spits and hisses through a curled upper lip.
Fitz: “Are you saying there’s any hope now?”
Olivia: “I’m saying the man I know, the man I voted for the man who took the oath of office would never hand him…”
Fitz: (interrupting her diatribe with a soft repetition of the question) “Are you saying there’s hope?”
Then Fitz keeps screaming the question, “ARE YOU SAYING THERE’S HOPE?” While Olivia screams back “Don’t hand him over! Don’t Give Him to my Father!”
Fitz: Are you saying there’s hope?
Cue the music, the teary eyes the dramatic pause. And finally in a somewhat defeated utterance it comes….
Olivia: “There’s hope.”