So… we need to talk about this episode. Just a quick review:
The absolute best thing about Scandal is that it’s not afraid to show its hand. It doesn’t just seem like the President was shot. He was shot. Mellie doesn’t just threaten to tell the entire nation that her husband cheated on her. She does it. And every time Scandal has done it again and again, that each time you keep asking yourself how are they going to feasibly top it for the next big moment. And yet they do. I keep telling myself to calm down, because whenever series do this — burn through twists and turns so quickly — sometimes they burn out. And I hope that’s not what happens with Scandal.
The only thing that really had be groan this episode was more Olivia and Fitz yelling at each other. I’m kind of done with their entire situation. And I’m certainly not a fan of how scatterbrained it made Olivia during this hour, either. Of course, she was dealing with the possibility that one of her closest friends put a hit on her, but still. Regardless, I do think that Olivia has had the fear that she doesn’t think she’s as important (or more important) to Fitz than his life or his position or his power. And tonight, he proved that he would be willing to sacrifice it all for her. Again, we have to remember that Fitz greatly thought that Mellie was bluffing and that she wouldn’t actually say anything on live television.
But that’s not who Mellie is. (And I don’t care, guys, I love Mellie. She’s ballsy and says everything how it is.) And the world is about to come crumbling down on President Fitzgerald in the morning. Where can Scandal go from here? I know that Fitz seems to be halfway into his term, so there’s plenty of story left to tell for Scandal while having Fitz still be in office, but goodness, how many shockers can this series throw at us this season?
Meanwhile, the Gladiators (blegh, hate that term) are trying to figure out who’s the mole. I can’t tell if I’m very interested or just sort of hoping that would be done with already. To be honest, what truly made this episode is that the writers were fearless going in with Mellie’s threat-slash-promise. And there’s seriously two more episodes left. I’m in awe of Scandal this season.