Sally Langston has solidified her role as a GCB (Good Christian Bitch). She is not messing around with her moment of power. We all know she’s hoping Fitz dies, but she tries so hard to demonstrate prayerful hopes of his recovery. Mama always told me that God helps those who help themselves, so she’s not taking chances. GCB is going to get that Supreme Court bench seat if it kills HER.
She has some help. That secret group of 5 who conspired to get Fitz elected is starting to splinter. I think there will be a hasty reunion come January, but I digress. Hollis Doyle makes his move, knowing what GCB wants. He provides her with the ammunition to motivate Verna to choose retirement. Back. Stabbed.
At Olivia Pope & Associates, Huck confesses that he was at the hotel when the gun went off and how that occurred, then he produces the gun. He thinks Becky has been set up and kidnapped. I knew it. Huck was looking for cartridges in that hotel room as if they were left by someone else. Pheww!
Becky gets background checked. Her life seems to have started three months ago. Something something just ain’t right. Huck is thinking with the part of his brain that wants a normal relationship and a bit of his ‘other head,’ so he’s holding on to that kidnap theory for all it’s worth.
Cyrus sits in his robe at his house since GCB booted him from his office. That’s fine with him. He’ll wait for the legit Prez. His mother-in-law calls and the James-is-lying plot starts up. I’m surprised that Monster Cyrus’s first thought was an affair. He knew David had been digging and that James has no qualms about pissing off the powers that be with his reporting.
Quinn, back to being season one annoying, presses Huck about their mutual set-ups. She makes sense, but her attitude is stank. Huck only hears “Muah muah muah muah.” Unlike Cyrus, Huck has reason to lose some of his gift of reason, but he really needs to pause for a few minutes and listen to the people who’ve known him a lot longer than three months.
Abby can get through the FBI hurdles via David and he comes through. The team sees Becky on the surveillance in the hotel. Sweet thing is all alone. Do you get it now, Huck? Later, Abby thanks David with a good-bye tryst on the floor. They aren’t the only ones who risk rug burns in this episode. Huck is still believing his kidnap theory and proves it by slamming Harrison on the table when he tries to stop Huck from leaving.
He hits up Becky’s apartment and finds another wall of crazy! Diagrams of where the President would be the night he was shot and pictures galore of Huck.
GCB visits Justice Thornton at the hospital. She’s doing her chemo and bald. “I heard you were under the weather,” she says. She urges Verna to resign from the bench. No way, no how. If she has to be on an iron lung, she will be on the bench. GCB hisses out threats and insults Verna’s liberal, gay loving, baby killing ways. Baby killing? Didn’t her spawn have an abortion? Mmmkayy. She’ll leak that Verna has terminal cancer which is a huge secret. She will make the remainder of Verna’s days hell. Dis. Bitch. What would Jesus say?
Huck goes to watch ‘his family,’ one of his pleasures in life. They are living his dream. He brought Becky here before to watch them. He’s there so long, he falls asleep, but wakes up to a gun in his neck. Did he know she’d look for him there? Who hired her is not divulged and she’s not going to kill him. Becky could have set him up in many other ways as she was told to, but he’s like her. They are the same. Come with me, she’s going on the run. “You know where to find me.”
Liv visits Verna at the hospital. “That bible thumping bitch is blackmailing me.” Karma is funny. She and Fitz are both in hospital rooms. Liv tells her resigning is the only way to handle this and Verna scoffs. Liv’s response was very uncharacteristic of her. No fight left. Verna says that suspect in the shooting looks like Huck. She looks Liv dead in the face. “Like I said, karma’s a funny thing.” More splintering in the group.
Becky enters her apartment to find Huck there with the photos spread around him on the floor. They have sex on the pile of pics. What the what? It must really be hard to find a fellow killing machine for a love match. E-Psycho doesn’t yet exist. He says he’ll leave with her. Sprung Huck.
Cyrus’s PI clears James of cheating and lets Cy know that he appreciates the job, but doesn’t want to be called in every time James makes a trip to some little town in Ohio. Ping! “What town?” Defiance. Cyrus has a baby for James if he wants her. James is all over it. Cy makes it clear that this means James will stay home and no longer work. Deal. Deal?
Huck’s good sense returns and he calls Harrison to tell him his planned meeting time with Becky and that Harrison can plant the gun at her place. He waits for Becky in front of ‘his family’s’ house. He rings her phone. Disconnected. The house is too dark and still. No she didn’t. Yes, she did. I don’t think she and Huck are the same. Huck learned loyalty and how to try very hard to make the right decisions. This chick is completely different. A loop of his conversation with Harrison is playing in a potted plant.
Live and Hollis bump into each other outside of the Oval Office. “We had a deal,” Liv says. Verna and Liv can flap in the breeze for protecting Lindsey Dwyer. Fair game.
Cyrus learns from the PI that James is baby shopping. He may need him later, but James is no longer tailed. Too bad because David is in the store with him. James spills it about the election rigging. Does Cy know? James said he offered him a baby and Cyrus hates babies so he knows. James was not fooled by that gesture. He hands David the memory card. Oh James. How many episodes will we have you for come January?
Verna comes to the Oval Office with her resignation and a Door #2: the name of the shooter. Pick one.
Huck is visibly shaken by the killing of his family. Quinn can’t deal. Why aren’t they telling the FBI about Becky? Shut UP, Quinn. She’s still bitter about her own situation instead of being happy she’s not rotting in prison. It’s just too much for her and she walks out, right into a team of FBI. They take Huck on the charge of the Patriot Act. Is Liv going to share in this shade?
With that, we all have time to re-watch the episodes back-to-back in one sitting because I know you still have every episode on DVR. January is going to get beyond real and I don’t think a few folks are going to make it out of this alive. I just ask that Cyrus and Huck have their minds fully restored so they can be on their game.
Scandal returns January 10th, 2013
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