“I’m Just A Bill” #Scandal (S4:E19)

“Excuse My Tears, A Very Bad Thing Happened This Episode” #ISad

(1) Papa Pope in there pouring red wine like it’s just a regular Sunday evening meet up – “so how was YOUR week darling daughter?” #Diabolical

(2) SEE! Talking about “you look good Olivia, but looks can be deceiving.”#EVIL!

(3) “You got a few more locks. That’s good. You can never be too careful” / “I have a problem and since you’re a fixer I came to you.” #SATAN!

(4) So then he goes to his favorite tactic, threatening Fitz, BUT WAIT! Liv has different thoughts now. Eli/Rowan/Papa Pope BROUGHT UP FREUD! He was like ‘so let me get this straight you finally realized that “no matter how WHITE the Knight” all men are just like me” #DAYUM!!!

(5) I had to just type out the ENTIRE quote:

“You are a WARRIOR. Never reckless, never naive. too smart to let fear drive you. Precise, quiet, calculating, you will wait for the right time. you’ll look at all the possible outcomes. You’ll understand what needs to be done. you will pick a side and then you will handle this situtation in the manner we both know it needs to be handled. you will burn it down and never look back.” #TheyDontKnowYou #NeedKindling? #ForYourFire?


(6) Papa Pope: Tree might be poison but it still bore fruit boo! And thanks for the wine dear – “excellent, as always” #SoSoWrong!

(7) He drugged Russell??? HE DRUGGED RUSSELL?? I mean FRANKLIN? I mean Brian White??? Awwwww poor boo!

(8) Liv’s pretend drunk act was clever (and cute) but I still think Russell is shady. This isn’t going to be that simple. Where is Liv’s gun? #CantTrustIt

(9) This crew sitting in David’s office. David talking about grand juries again. Indictments and whatnot. #SoSoNaive

(10) Liv: “If that’s what it takes to take down my Dad” #ByeFitz

(11) So Fitz is actually going through with this Brandon Bill? How about that? #OnlyOnTV


(12) Cyrus over here gleefully talking about Republicans getting the black vote HA! Again #OnlyOnTV (Cause really they HATE us). Last time that happened there were still people alive who remembered when Lincoln was President #FormerSlaves

(13) Ohhhhhh look! Marcus is running for the Mayor of D.C.!! #LocalActivistTurnedPolitician! #SoundsFamiliar… 😉

(14) Oh sh*t Marcus! Word??!! You and the current mayor’s wife?? WTF??? And just like that my happiness in your return to the show has turned to shat #Boooooo!


(15) NOTE: Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes / Written By Raamla Mohamed / Directed By Debbie Allen #MyFavoriteTrifecta!

(16) So this affair was REALLY going down?? Marcus is INSANE! WHO DOES THAT??? Sidebar: the Mayor’s wife kinda looks like if Mellie and Abby had a baby together. I know I know I heard it. #IJS

(17) Quinn: “Goodbye, homicidal burglary. Hello, missing person” / Huck: “And this never happened. You were never here” #OptionB

(18) Baby Rogers came early, messing up the vote but yaaaaay baby! #CantHelpMyself #BlameMyOvaries

(19) I simultaneously despise and have nothing but the utmost respect for that word #Onomatopoeia

(20) VP Susan: “I need to read that bill” / Cyrus: “Say what now?” #1200Pages

(21) Umm what Huck and Quinn are doing is GRIMY, GROSS AND GODAWFUL! “I’m your Boogie Man” is right! #ClassicFluffAndFold


(22) Umm Marcus I know dealing with OPA is still a little new for you but one word of advice – you need to nix that incredulous just a touch “judgey” tone in your voice. As Liv said “I know this is hard for you, prison is harder” #TRUE

(23) Re you being a “hypocrite” well now that YOU’VE brought it up… Liv might not say it but I can and will #Yep But just so we’re clear it’s not the white woman part, honestly whateves on that, it’s the fact SHE WAS THE MAYOR’S WIFE!! #YouStupidYo

(24) Liv to Marcus: “Don’t flatter yourself playa, cleaning up this particular mess is just Tuesday for me” #Yawn

(25) This heffa really just slogged through a 1200 page bill, talking about “I don’t get page 337” AND she got hella stickies #SheAintPlaying!

(26) Cyrus is either going to have an aneurysm or choke VP Susan #Page544

(27) Ha! Cyrus went and got David! Good look with that – over here comparing this woman to a pigeon #Comedy!

(28) That missing wife situation is going to guarantee the incumbent Mayor a win. Am I thinking too much like a strategist? #TooMuchLikeCyrus? 😉

(29) Awww Jake “I’m here. You can call on me” #MyHeart #ItMelts


(30) WOOOOOOW! Watching Liv straight chin check the police captain like that, in the middle of the station, in light of what continues to go on in our neighborhoods in real life is both exhilarating AND terrifying. This is happening on TV and yet I still went to “OMG they are going to kill her” #PoliceState

(31) WAIT! WTF was that look about??? DID MARCUS SET THIS WHOLE THING UP?? Or is he just impressed?? SHONDA I NEED ANSWERS! Lemme find out he shady too!  #GoneBeTrouble!!

(32) Ahhh yes, a hacking occurred via the Mayor’s office. Whew, “Mickey” NOT Marcus did it #ICanBreatheAgain

(33) David to VP Susan: “So you really didn’t go to law school, not even audit a class or four??” (Also Imma need David to be able to pick up who Casey is/was from context clues) #ComeNow

(34) Watching Jake, David and Liv sitting in David’s office… I can’t shake the feeling – somebody’s gonna die… #Remington

(35) Wow Jake said it out loud – “Fitz obeyed the order to shoot down a civilian plane.” Is David FINALLY going to let this go? Are THEY all going to let his go? #Naaaah

(36) Liv sleepwalking away from David’s office. There’s that damn shaky hand again! Sidebar: LOVING THAT COAT AND BAG!!! #YAAAAASSSSS!


(37) She called Russell/Franklin. Hmmm, why is he talking like he’s NOT shady? “You sexy and all but I’m looking for something more stable” #SideEye

(38) Why is this “sexy” scene with Russell so weird to me? Like I am soooo uncomfortable watching this right now. I’m pretty sure it’s because I know in my heart that mofo is NOT to be trusted and I’m kinda aggravated with her for not thinking the same way. Come on Liv! #ThinkAboutIt!!!

(39) This woman… VP Susan has held up the vote and is now ordering dinner. To Mellie “you hungry?” #LMAO!

(40) Why is Marcus still struggling to understand how this works?? “Justice or your career” partner – “indignant” is not an option. #Choose!

(41) Liv handing out dossiers to the Mayor AND Marcus is EXCELLENT! This is when I get the biggest kick out of her job #InstructingFolks!! #ItsHandled

(42) CLINTON LEWIS!! I see you! Looking all security like! #GoodJob!!


(43) Awwwww hell! Marcus paused too long and started talking about “justice”, what’s “right” and quoting Dr. King. Oh no… Don’t do ANY THING CRAZY MARCUS!! #TooLate

(44) Marcus: “Yep I’m a sinner but he’s like a murderer soooo yeah that’s like waaaay worse” #ThisIsALie!

(45) Look at Fitz being all Presidential and VP Susan pushing back “I done tole you ’bout me, don’t act surprised now – sir.” Sigh. Why can’t he just get someone who rides with him? Like, no matter what?? Fine, make the bill better #DoGooders!

(46) “Mr. Beene” is going to have a stroke. Between VP Ross and now Mellie is officially running for the Senate. #HeMightNotMakeIt

(47) Wait a minute. So Marcus just filled the police in and there’s no issue with the wrongful disposal of the body??? Or did they just blame that on Mickey too??? #IHazQuestions

(48) Marcus talking about his activist and political careers are done – that man is trying to get a job Liv! Make him the new Harrison please! OPA needs more people yo #JustSaying

(49) Liv’s “you’re not done” speech to Marcus, she was talking to herself… “The time is always right to do right” #UnHuh


(50) Cue the beginning lyrics to Aretha Franklin’s rendition of “My Way“:

“And now the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend I’ll say it clear
I’ll state my case of which I’m certain”


(51) Really Eli/Rowan? “So have you decided to take my case? Am I one of your clients now?” #TheDevil!

(52) Liv sounds real naive talking to her father right now about “justice is the point of the Republic” #Chile…

(53) “Finally you’ve become the woman I’ve always hoped you would be. Standing on your own two feet. No longer running after that man to shine his boots.” OUCH!! Papa Pope just be sticking and moving with those jabs to the gut! #BravoOlivia

(54) These fools over here toasting and talking about white hats and SOMEBODY IS ABOUT TO DIE!!! THE TENSION! I CAN’T TAKE IT!!!


(56) Cue taps. @1:01:13 Jake Ballard was stabbed and then repeatedly stabbed. I am sad and I don’t want to play any more 🙁

COMING UP: I don’t care right now. Jake’s dead, I need a minute…



'“I’m Just A Bill” #Scandal (S4:E19)' have 4 comments

  1. April 17, 2015 @ 11:23 am Marla Schulman

    Awesome recap. Can’t wait to read more. Great job.


    • April 17, 2015 @ 11:38 am CM

      Hey Marla – glad you like!! 🙂


  2. April 23, 2015 @ 7:45 am Shantel Williams

    Hi Crescent,

    First–definitely enjoying the recaps! Second, is there a way to contact you via email? Thank you!


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