And the Oscar for playing the most wounded victims in The White House goes to Mellie and Fitz!!! Wow!!! Hands down this is the most confusing and compelling episode ever.
Can you believe these two? Mellie sold Cyrus down the river quicker than you can say amen and pass the peas. An even better question though is whether she sold Fitz down the river on his hostage SEAL mission. Or is this Cyrus’ payback for the shutout? At this rate, Cyrus can’t continue his delusions of presidential power if he has no access to the Oval Office. With that said, Fitz better watch his back because Cyrus is not a man to be trifled with or taken for granted. When a man has nothing more to lose…the sky will part and blood will rain. And don’t think for a second it won’t! Cyrus nearly had James, the man he loves, murdered so a president is nothing. Have no doubt that Cyrus is the ultimate Machiavellian Prince in that “Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.”
On the other end of the spectrum, who’s this new guy on the scene? Captain Ballard…he seems like bad news for Livvy. There’s something about their chemistry that rings false and now I know why. He has bugged her apartment and all I want to know is why. Regardless of his reasons, this is creepy and oh so stalkerish on a whole new scale. Does Ballard know about Defiance? If so, I think Livvy may be out of her league with this one. As Oda Mae said in Ghost “You in danger, girl!” Then again, maybe this will be an opportunity for Fitz (if he ever forgives her and stops drinking) to play “captain save a hero” for Livvy. God knows she’s over due for her knight in shining armor.
Not so surprisingly, Cyrus has made Livvy and Fitz Godparents to his daughter. And you know Cyrus never does anything without motivation. Man, Livvy and Fitz were burning up that electrical room. Can you say “Fireeeeeeee?” I’m shocked the circuits didn’t melt with all that heat. However, just when I think these two are going to kiss and make up, Fitz pulls his “I’m a cold bastard and you wronged me” routine. Jeeesh. When is he going to grow a pair and stop crying. I’m so over his man tantrums. I was appalled when he told Livvy, “I may not be able to control my erection around you, but we are done.” What kind of trifling mess is that to tell the woman you supposedly loved and just moments before couldn’t resist sleeping with? Fitz needs a reality check quick, fast, and in a hurry. Clearly, Fitz fails to recognize the origin of his power; he continues to be president only because Cyrus and Livvy allow him to be.
On the Livvy front, this sistah better do something soon or else she’s going to be a victim (if she isn’t already) to her own passion. She’s in love with a man who is presently too selfish and egotistical to be capable of real enduring love. Fitz is a man who believes in fairy tales. He can’t handle the realities of being human and therefore being fallible. Unfortunately, the worst part of it all is that Fitz is a man full of insecurities. And I think we all know, insecurity and power are an epically dangerous combination. So, it’s becoming doubtful that he will ever recognize the sacrifice Livvy made for him and reconcile with her before it becomes too late.
Oh my, so many plot twists. Now David Rosen is on Team Livvy. This is sad and ludicrous all at the same time. However, I’m so glad Livvy put at least one man in his place tonight. I couldn’t believe this broke brother, David Rosen, asking Livvy how much he owed so he could be done with her. SMH…silly rabbit. I just had to laugh at his foolishment. So I was hardly surprised when Livvy replies, “You can’t afford me” and walks away. Checkmate! I hope David left room for all that humble pie he’s going to be eating. 🙂
So, what did you think of Scandal this week? Are you dying to see the next episode like I am?