‘Scandal’ Recap (S4:E17) – “Put A Ring On It” or “Awwwww LOVE!”

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(1) Is Russell still in her bed? That could be a problem, like if she tries to scratch his eyes out in her sleep while she’s having this nightmare I mean. Oh. Nope. She’s alone and she still ain’t wearing no scarf when she sleeps either #SheBettaHaveSatinPillowCases

(2) Quinn still letting Charlie hit that? #StillGross

(3) The batcall went out, waking e’rybody up #MustBeSerious #RegulatorsMountUp!

(4) Oooohhh it’s Michael and he’s drunk. He called Cyrus “Satan” #HilariousBecauseTrue

(5) Cy: “He is in breach of contract. I want that WHORE (beat) out of my house” #ILoveJeffPerry

(6) Michael all up on the ‘gram with a cute green eyed leggy blonde #GentlemanJohns

(7) Cy: “It sounds like a shotgun wedding.” / Liv: “It is and you’re the pregnant bride” / “We have to change the conversation, to remind everyone that this is a love story, a fairytale romance – we gotta go big” #TheWhiteHouse

(Photo credit: Darby Stanchfield a.k.a. "Abby")
(Photo credit: Darby Stanchfield a.k.a. “Abby”)

(8) Question re “love story” and “fairytale romance” – umm what are you going to say about his dalliance?

(9) Cy: “I can’t bother the President with my hooker troubles, Liv” #EnterMellie

(10) Mellie: “A gay Republican White House wedding?” / Liv: “Hosted by the First Lady, more importantly, the Republican candidate for Senator of Virginia” – cue soundtrack: #KCAndTheSunshineBand’s #BoogieShoes

(11) Ha! I TOTALLY recognize the bar where Quinn and Huck are paying off the bartender #SaintFelix! “It was an innocent bachelor party” Ooooohhh okay #ThatWorks

(12) Liv’s speech to Mellie:

“A leader taking a bold step towards the right side of history / breaking with her husband’s beliefs, decisively, unapologetically, publicly / That politics should never stand in the way of fundamental rights for an oppressed population of law-abiding Americans / Party of Lincoln / Love is love / To be celebrated, never relegated or regulated” #TheWritingIsDOPE!!!

(13) Shout out to Chris Van Dusen AND Directed by Regina King. Regina is WORKING! Directing “Being Mary Jane” AND “Scandal”, a role on “American Crime” #WERK!

(14) Wooooooow look at #TBT Cyrus! He does look like he’s on his way to a Miami Vice party #CreamSuit #PurpleShirt #ThatWigTho??

(15) Interesting, Cy’s first proposal was impromptu. He called her his “soulmate”? “When you know you just know?” Ummm so you DIDN’T know u were gay then?? #LyingToYourself. Then THIS HAPPENED:

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#IDie! I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!

(16) Mellie: “I’m doing this for you Cy” / Cy: “Are you Ma’am? How generous. How selfless. I cannot tell the difference between you and Mother Theresa” #Lol

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(17) Michael: ‘My parents? Umm not a good idea’ / Liv: ‘We need ‘em for photo ops’ / Cy: “Stop whining!” #UnhappilyEngaged

(18) So Cy was sleeping with his BEST MAN?? Maaaaannnn! “Racquetball is a hard sport to give up” / I’m going to be a happily married man #NotSoMuch

(19) AND THERE’S VP SALLY!!! BEEN MISSING HER! DEAD at the way she said “Stripper” – Sounded like Juicy J! This heffa got a show and is offering a reward!! #BoutToBeFireworks!

(20) I like Liz’s hair. Oh. Wait. Damn! Gangsta Mellie is on the scene!

“We are not partners. We are not friends. You work for me. You fix for me. You don’t accuse me. You do not judge me. You most certainly do not lecture me. You are NOT me. You wish you were me, but you can’t be me. Remind yourself of that. Do you understand?”

AND SHE KEPT GOING!

“I have a position. You have a job. You fix. That’s your job. You fix or you leave. Do you have a problem with that?”

WOW!! MY own face was hot! Was yours?? #MellieForPresident #YouBettaAskSomebody

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(21) I knew it was LEO! Why is he still rolling with Sally? For money? They still cool like that? That’s right Abby go through his phone #UseHisInformation!

(22) Seriously tho Abby’s bedroom!! #LoveIt!

(23) Janet rocking the shorter hair and a very serious look actually maybe that’s a serious drunk look #DarkLiquor

(24) They were married 16 yrs? Geezus… No Congressman Beene #Divorce

(25) Awwww James. I soooo miss James :(

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(26) Michael is a straight up idiot for thinking they were not going to find out about his lover. Does he really still NOT know this crew?? Again #BettaAskSomebody

(27) Ooooooh look at Mellie mocking Liv! “Okay, then” #WatchItGirl #MellieIsFeelingHerself

(28) What IS it about Vermont??? #TheCider #TheJam #TheFoliage #WHAT???

(29) Y’all notice she ain’t dreaming about Jake right? #ImJustSaying Also #StillNoScarf

(30) Awww look at a faux younger looking Liv. I really like that white dress, a slightly less twisty crazy time #Slightly

(31) Wow – Fitz’s speech about the ring:

“It’s a ring. Very old, rare, one of a kind. It even has a name – Doux Bebe. It was my great-grandmother’s. Her father bought it for her at auction in Paris. She wore it at her debutante ball. And I was supposed to give it to my wife, but I didn’t. It just never felt right. So I kept it. And now I know why, because I was supposed to give it to you.

He wasn’t done yet either:

“Don’t think of it as a ring. you don’t have to love me. You don’t have to come back to me. but if you could wear this, if I could know that you we’re wearing this, then even if you hate me, I’ll know… we’ll be okay. I’ll know you’re out there.”

SWOON! #MyHeart #ItMelts WHY am I so into them?? #TorturedLove #StarCrossed??

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(32) Liv’s manicure is beautiful #OfCourse

(33) Nothing like someone else’s wedding to make YOU crazy #BeenThere #Sigh

(34) But why would she still be wearing the ring right now Fitz? Was it on when she yelled at you for trying to save her?? Was she wearing it on the beach??? #HadToAsk ;-)

(35) But didn’t Cyrus (and Mellie) save Sally’s a*s when she murdered her husband? #VPsAintLoyal!

(36) Wait a minute, was Liv trying to set up a primary runoff between Sally and Mellie #WomenForPresident #HillaryClinton #ElizabethWarren #Devious! #ISeeYouShonda!

(37) Liv offered Sally Secretary of State and she said “Nah, I’m quite happy with my current situation” #FoxNews #SarahPalin #GlennBeck

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(38) Maaaaaan Cy don’t care nuthin’ ’bout throwing Michael to the wolves #NotEvenALittleBit

(39) Michael’s terrible parents sent him to “gay away” camp?? Ugh. Tried to “fix him”?? Poor dude. Well well well, look who is about to have a change of heart… because occasionally Cyrus actually does have a heart #HesNotAlwaysSatan

(40) Note: Matthew Del Negro a.k.a. “Michael”¬† is playing the hell out of this role!

(41) Cyrus and Liv soooo get each other!

(42) Liv is wearing a white jacket again! #IsSheBackForReal??

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(43) Liv: “Member your own SHAM marriage Sally? Your own wondering eyed GAY husband??” Yeeeaaaah that’s what I thought #CancelledInterview

(44) And then the scene with Michael and Cyrus!

Michael: “I believed. I believed that someone was gonna love me. You would murder me with your bare hands if you thought you could get away with it. It’s my wedding day and I have nothing.”

Cy: “I would never murder you…myself. That’s a rookie move. I’d pay a professional to do it.” #True

And then STEVIE WONDER’S “All In Love Is Fair” starts playing!

Cy: “You don’t believe in me, so I have nothing in you to break. I am on no pedestals. You see me for what I am – a filthy monster desperately trying to hold on to the last shreds of its humanity.”

“I may not do it well… but I will do my best to be your someone – so you’re not alone.”

AND then Michael cried on Cy’s shoulder! OMG!! Why am I so emotional right now??? #Sniff!


(44.1) Sidebar: okay both Liv and Cy have said that Michael is a good person. Umm are we just flat out ignoring how he came into the picture in the first place?? #JustAsking

(45) SHE’S WEARING THE RING Y’ALL!! #FitzAndLiv! #HowIsThisGonnaWork???? #Ever???

(I absolutely LOVED the writing AND directing AND acting this episode #Exceptional!)

COMING UP: So Jake has finally snapped? I’ll not have this talk of killing Liv. Nope, not from you. Not here for that BS at all. Shonda you betta get him.

#SCANDAL

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‘Scandal’ Recap (S4:E16) – “It’s Good to Be Kink” or “Lena Dunham In A Terrible No Good Awful Wig” or “DAYUM HUCK!” #Wow!

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(1) What on earth are Abby and Leo arguing about? What did Leo do this time? Take charge of what?? Hmmm something involving sex?? Abby: “No! I’m in charge now!” #FallBackFool!

(2) Ooooh check out Abby’s Chanel scarf #Fly

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(3) LOVE this shot of Abby and Liv facing opposite directions #YAYDirector!! #YAYDirectorOfPhotography!

(4) The Dustbuster is Leo. Leo is the Dustbuster #NaughtyLeo / Abby: “Trust me I know Leo is the Dustbuster hence I need to retain the services of Pope and Associates” #ShutItDown

(5) Ooooh look at Liv’s bag #ICovet

(6) Ugh Lena Dunham (in a GODAWFUL wig) a.k.a. Suzanne Thomas #BookWriter

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(7) Disclaimer – as noted on Facebook, I’m not a Lena Dunham fan. I don’t watch Girls. I have no interest in watching Girls. At this rate, I will probably never watch Girls. Respect to her success, I’m just not her demographic and that’s cool #TheresRoomForEveryone

(8) STILL Liv came down kinda hard on Sue didn’t she? Was that really the best approach? I can’t even get fired up about Liv’s “I’ll destroy you/I always get it done” speech because I already know this is gonna backfire #MarkMyWords

(9) Huck: “I need full immunity, no jail time, my record wiped clean, a fresh start” – basically ‘F*ck YOUR plan David’ #Full #Immunity #Now

(10) Aaaaand that was quick. Same day judging from Liv’s outfit. Sue talkin’ bout “I listened, I learned, I grew” (Funny) “and now I would like $3 million” #Duh

(11) Did this HEFFA in this TERRIBLE WIG just call Liv “weak, afraid and a dried up prude”???? EXCUSE ME?? Yeah yeah “afraid” might be accurate but YOU don’t get to say that! #HMPF!

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(12) Okay yes I “get” her speech but kinda sorta for the same reason why I don’t watch “Girls” is why I kinda sorta don’t care. Upon the second viewing I now realize that maybe it’s her “acting” #Hmmm

(13) Only on TV would there even be a conversation about the possibility of a Republican led Congress making body cams mandatory for police because a Republican president promised the father of a murdered black boy that he would make it happen #Ha!

(14) Cyrus’ aggressive eye roll when Mellie announced she was running for a Virginia Senate seat that he then slightly tried to clean up, emphasis on “slightly” #HILARIOUS

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(15) 26 yrs old, Swarthmore, Chem major, former EPA employee, heavy social media presence, specifically Land-O-Kink #SuzanneReneeThomas

(16) Huck re Sue’s decision to “old school” type her entire manuscript so it wouldn’t get hacked #Respect

(17) Decoy for Sue: “older, 40s, dark features, kinda sleazy” #CallCharlie

(18) Oh so Charlie’s description of torture was too much for you huh? Yeah you’re in a different league messing around with that guy #RunGirl

(19) Red wine, check. Gun, check. #JustAnotherNightForLiv

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(20) Jake updating Fitz about Liv, “mentally she’s a mess”, making jokes about her nonexistent culinary skills but noting that she can get a bottle of wine open. Fitz asking Jake if he can stay on her. I don’t like NONE of this! Again #HMPF!!

AND for the record, she doesn’t NEED to be much of a chef! She’s a GLADIATOR!! No time for measuring ingredients and letting sh*t simmer. HMPF!!!!!!!! Also this threesome thing is finally officially weird #StopIt

(21) Aiiiiiiight “Let It Whip“! #DazzBand #SoundtrackWin!!

(22) Damn David Rosen’s in the book? Well check his little freaky behind out #Chapter7 #DR

(23) Cyrus’ speech about swings vs the jungle gym, preamble to telling Liz she’s got work to do #WelcomeToTheJungle!

(24) Oh this meeting with all of Sue’s conquests is COMEDY! Not a person of melanin any where in the room. Not sure if I should be offended or grateful #Conflicted

(25) Leo: “Yes to 175k, I’m in” and to the rest of the group: “shut up and pay up” #$$$

(26) Annnnnd here’s comes David always trying to be the voice of reason. BORING! I wanna read your Chapter ’cause I’m not buying you having a freaky side #SideEye

(27) Is it just me or does Liv’s handling of all this seem shoddy? Come on girl, you slipping!

(28) I don’t understand this episode. The seriousness of Huck’s situation vs this woman’s silly storyline is throwing me off. Is it her wig?

(29) Huck is channeling Dorothy “I wanna go home” #NeedSomeRubySlippers / “This isn’t about Liv! This is about ME! This is about MY family. I have a home and a family now” #DontFollowMe

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(30) Leo exercising while talking sh*t about Abby’s sexual prowess (two chapters) while Abby is writing her resignation letter cause double standard #LeoIsClueless

(31) Abby’s speech:

“…My work, my accomplishments, my awards, I stand at the most powerful podium in the world, but a story about me ain’t a story unless they can report on the fact that I am ‘the girlfriend of D.C. fixer Leo Bergen'” #ItsARule #PropertyOfLeoBergen

(32) I’m almost surprised that people are still that concerned about sex. Post Monica Lewinsky, post Anthony Weiner, post Mark Sanford. Not that I’m LOOKING for a real D.C. sex scandal but at the same time at this point I’m like #Yawn

I’m more concerned about did you sell State Secrets tho? Authorize a break-in of Democratic Headquarters (Nixon Administration)? Secretly facilitate the sale of arms to Iran (Reagan Administration)? Lie about why we went to war in Iraq (Bush Administration?) If the answer is no then at this point I’m kinda like #KanyeShrug

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(32.1) Sidebar – still absolutely in LOVE with Abby’s bedroom!!

(33) Umm I don’t think Huck is thinking of paying anyone off I think he’s thinking of what he does best #Torture #Murder #Etc

(34) Can’t believe y’all didn’t start off with “Let’s Get To Know Sue” #LikeISaidSlipping

(35) Cyrus re Abby’s possible resignation: “Okay, sure, whatever. If you’re not interested in fighting I really can’t care” #FifthPressSecretary #ThirdToBeFired #TwoWereShot

(36) So Liv read the book and decided to hit the streets I see. Well looky here Mr. Brian White makes an appearance. Well damn this episode just got a lot more interesting. “Alex” rocking that ‘come hither’ red lipstick and sexy ‘I just might be a dominatrix’ leather dress #SexualHealing! #HeeeeeyRussell

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(37) Go back to your apt? You mean your hotel room right? Is she really about to do this? (Beat) Nope #KidnappedFlashbacks – she ain’t no where near ready. Girl you need to go find Jake and tell him to hold you #OrSomething

(38) Ugh, so Sue/Lena WAS sexually harassed by her boss and punished for it #Fired #Blackballed #ThatsFckedUp

(39) Umm shouldn’t Sue have known that she had a ready made lawsuit? Liv just gave an entire speech about her intellect. Actually #Nevermind

(40) Liv’s inner monologue to Sue: “Girl stop hugging me. I don’t hug” #GladiatorRules

(41) Awwwww Cy cares about Abby #ThreeMillion

(42) Mellie’s future Senate run, Fitz & Jake drinking and gossiping about Liv – “Weird Times at White House High” / Liv: “I ain’t thinkin’ bout no damn White House” #AintInterested

(43) Oooohh Cyrus wanted to buy secrets! Ok now that makes more sense #IKnowThatGuy

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(44) Well well Liz and Mellie teaming up again. Liz: “I can’t be Cyrus Beene’s bitch anymore.” #TrueTrue

(45) Jim a.k.a. “Double Stuff” done lost his damn mind. Is anyone surprised?

Wait.

Oh.

Shit.

(46) NOW THIS EPISODE REALLY GOT INTERESTING!! (Quietly I kept wondering if she was going to make it the end of this Ep alive). I TOLE Y’ALL HUCK WAS ON SOME KILL ISH! I KNOW HIM TOO WELL!

But still, I mean Quinn just hugged that girl – I know I thought it earlier but I’m not gonna front that move took me all the way by surprise #MouthOpen #ByeBadWig

(47) Huck talkin’ bout “I liked her, she was nice, smart.” He is soooooo far gone. Wait they’re just going to leave the body? #???

(48) Liv is like kinda “screechy” this episode. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until now #SheIsOnTheEdge

(49) Quinn’s speech to Liv: “Abby is your client and Abby is family” – I still don’t understand why they left the body #NoSeriouslyWhy?

(50) Huck when David Rosen mentioned Sue’s death #KanyeShrug – “I need to save myself” / He is going to crack for real #ICantWatch #ButIWill

(51) Liv needs to burn all that ish in her office safe, throw that white hat in the fire too maybe get a gray one #IJS

(52) AWWWWW SHIT! Aretha Franklin’s “Dr. Feelgood” #SoundtrackWin! Umm so she really did take him back to her apt? Girl you tripping. I mean I’m happy you are getting some new d-i-c-k but ummm let’s not be all the way crazy #BeingMaryJaneGotThatCovered

(53) Ha! Jake was like “I’ll just keep that info about Liv having a visitor to myself” #WhatFitzDontKnow

(54) BRIAN WHITE’S BODY THO! “Good God Almighty the man sho makes me feel real good” #SangItReeRee! #GetItLiv!!!


COMING UP – Cyrus re his fianc√©: “I want that whore out of my house!” #CantWait!

#SCANDAL

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