Jake, Liv and Fitz are all in the secret room trying to talk for the first time. Jake wants to kill Poppa Pope. I think it’s the only way to go. Liv and Fitz want “evidence.” Just let Jake go after him Liv, it’s best for everyone. Well, except for us. I love Joe Morton. Shonda probably loves Joe Morton so maybe she will let him live. Olivia gives Jake the stand in the sun speech. Jake rubs it in to Fitz that he and Olivia have a special thing about standing in the sun. That pisses Fitz off. Jake says if they won’t let him kill him he will give up his B613 files. Meanwhile, Jake has to stay on the downlow (literally) so as not to grab Rowan’s attention.
Wait Olivia is taking on Elizabeth as a client why? This is why I don’t normally live blog this show. I don’t always get it.
Someone tried to blow up the Vice President. Is that Mellie’s boyfriend? Oh yes it is. She comes running to him as soon as she finds out. And she kisses him and they start a heavy make-out session. They make out again later.
Olivia and her Daddy have a loving phone call in which he reminds her she is family and the boys she thinks she loves will come and go. I swear all the men in Olivia’s life know exactly how to play her.
Olivia and Huck know that Cyrus is bugging Elizabeth’s phone. Cyrus actually mentions Ella. He says she cries every time he goes near her. Cyrus asks for her help. She says she is her client. He says clients are plenty friends are few. Olivia comes in to discover Huck and Javi playing video games in the office. Olivia questions what the law would say about him seeing his son without his mother’s knowledge. Olivia tries to tell him what to do and he says, “Do you have a work related request for me?” She tells Huck to look into Elizabeth. He says “So we are going behind our clients back to help someone who is not out client? I wonder what the law would say about that.
Olivia reports to Cyrus that Elizabeth pictures and video of him with Michael the super hot whore. Cyrus beats him up for being stupid. He should have known. This is exactly the sort of thing he does to people and he fell right into hole. Olivia calls Elizabeth and tells her that her phone issues were just a virus. Olivia takes Cyrus on as her client. Olivia tells him to call in sick tomorrow and stay away from Michael. Michael shows up at Cyrus door even though he cancelled. Cyrus aggressively fucks Michael up the ass (literally) and sends him packing. So to speak.
Quinn is on a stakeout watching a dude eat donuts. I have no idea why. Or who this dude is.
Oh shit, Olivia sort of freak out in a meeting about what to do with Poppa Pope and she goes home and calls her dad crying and says he was right. What is wrong with you Olivia? Dayum. Olivia says they just both want to fight and win. Poppa Pope says it’s his fault for not being there when she was young, he damaged her. She doesn’t want to fight anymore. They make a dinner date. Oh there you go. This is part of the plan. She set her daddy up! I can’t believe I fell for that. But I did.
Huck tells Olivia that Michael is not really giving Elizabeth much. He had access to everything and only gave her the military closings. Well, no Huck he also gave him the West Angola stuff he just did that face to face. Olivia corners Michael and tells him she knows everything and wants to know why he isn’t giving her the major information. Michael gives up Elizabeth and says she has a secret apartment where she may be having an affair. Olivia later tells Cyrus Michael really likes him but he doesn’t believe her. Huck is on it. He bugs the hell out of the place and sets up cameras inside the apartment. He later watches it with Javi. He tells Javi it’s best they don’t hang out at his job. Yet he stays for the stakeout. Huck sends him for ice cream when Elizabeth comes in with her boyfriend. This whole Dad thing is kind of unbelievable. What kid would just suddenly fall into a father son relationship like this. No son. That’s who. Plus, I think something is going to happen to him when he goes for ice cream. 🙁 He was a cute kid too.
But Elizabeth isn’t having an affair. She seems to be in kahoots with donut guy, whose name is Kuviak (?) I’m probably going to need y’all to explain this to me. The Veep sends Kuviak out for 20 minutes and Elizabeth and the Veep start going at it. Then Kuviak busts into the stake out vehicle with a gun! OH NOES! Huck and Quinn take on Kuviak (guess it doesn’t matter who he is now) and Quinn kills him with a screwdriver or something. Unfortunately Javi saw the whole thing and freaks out, drops his ice cream and runs like hell.
Meanwhile, at the last supper, Rowan gives Olivia a Poppa Pope speech apologizing for being a bad dad. Meanwhile there is a sniper rifle point at his head. Jake, Fitz and a lot of official looking military guys are there as the black ops crew moves in on Poppa Pope. Fitz wants to take him alive. If they shoot him in the head blood is going to splatter all over her and she is wearing her signature white! Poppa Pope says he is leaving because of her. Everything he has done is because of her. And all the men she is waiting for right now are dead because of her. Cut to scene of the black ops guys all getting shot to death.
Meanwhile, someone stole all the B613 files and the ones Rosen has are all blank. I thought we saw someone else going in to get the files. Looks like Poppa Pope got there first.
You have forsaken me. Your family. You wanted to stand in the bright light in the sun. It blinded you. Those people that you have chosen over me, you do not see who they are, what they want how they see you. Those people are not your people. They never will be and you will not be one of them. You know what they would have done to me. What they always do to people like me. A trial, and execution. You were going to let them do that to me. After all I’ve done to protect you from them. I tried Olivia. I tried my best. For the first time in your life Olivia. You are on your own. You think the world is so terrible with me in it? Wait til you see what it is like without me. Checkmate, Poppa Pope.
Is that the last we will see of Joe Morton on Scandal? I hope not. This was a great episode. Next week looks very violent. Olivia asks for “the kill shot.”