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08 February 2013 @ 06:01 am
Scandal.... good show!  
So I figured I'd do a quick write-up on Scandal.

EXCELLENT episode tonight. Just broke my heart!! GAH! Such great acting. The James/Cyrus scene slayed me, and then Abby/Harrison where he told her that Olivia had saved all of them, it was time to save her slayed me again. Then, then, then ... Cyrus hired the assassin dude to kill James!!! Then called it off thank goodness, but still!!! Then James lied!!!! Then David tore into Abby and Harrison hugged her, then she had the card, then Olivia hugged her and I was re-slayed!!

THEN, THEN, THEN... Olivia told Fitz she'd wait for him and he was so cruel and I realized that OMG! he knew about the rigging! Then we saw it intercut with the eulogy and then OH MY GOD! HE KILLED VERNA!!! HOLY CRAP! THIS FUCKING SHOW!!! Hee!!

Everything, dude, EVERYTHING was resolved, laid out on the table in terms of the mysteries and set-ups, lies and secrets, all out there and yet emotionally everything is still INSANE! And Scott Foley is coming to the show. Scott Foley, whom I've loved intensely since Felicity and have never stopped loving.

Seriously, why are all the best shows on TV on Thursday night?!?!? Vampire Diaries, Scandal, Parks and Rec, Elementary, Person of Interest.... geez louise!!!

Ack, such a great episode tonight.
 
 
 
eolivet on February 8th, 2013 02:51 pm (UTC)
Heeeee, it was excellent, I agree!!! I can't explain quite when I figured out that Fitz killed Verna, but something in his expression subtly shifted during that scene. I kept waiting for it to happen, and was still SO shocked when it did.

(Olivia broke my heart with her proclamation to Edison about wanting "difficult" love, and then the next scene, Fitz shut her out...sigh. Also his face with Verna at "Mellie. Cyrus. ...Olivia?" :( )

And Cyrus...OMG, what an incredible actor -- when he said he wanted to be President...SIGH. :D LOVE HIM. :)
Arabian: TVarabian on February 10th, 2013 06:19 am (UTC)
OH MAN! His face!!! When he said Olivia's name to Verna just slayed me.

Cyrus, yeah, that dude is incredible. I know I've seen him in other things, but he is just blowing me away here. WOW!
ahjg: pic#119308324ahjg on February 8th, 2013 03:05 pm (UTC)
OH my God!!! Last night's episode slayed me over and over with no reprieve. I was so heartbroken through every scene. I just knew, just knew that Fitz knew about the election rigging when Olivia approached him the the church and he said 'Did you need something?' he was so cold.

And Fitz and Mellie ... why did he have to tell her that 'We are in this together'

Abby/Harrison feelings

James/Cyrus I cant believe he was gonna kill his husband jeez.

Verna had it coming though. I needed that bitch to die and I needed Fitz to be the one to deliver it!!

Poor David though.. he never catches a break
Arabian: Alaric01arabian on February 10th, 2013 06:20 am (UTC)
SO MUCH SLAYAGE!!!

I just knew, just knew that Fitz knew about the election rigging when Olivia approached him the the church and he said 'Did you need something?' he was so cold.

I'm not sure when it hit me in that scene, before it was REALLY obvious, but not AS early as you did. Maybe the next thing he said. But I remembered I just went 'oooh! He knows!!!!'

Ugh, I know Mellie has a lot of fans out there, I am not one of them. Ugh! Mellie!
irlandesak: divorceirlandesak on February 10th, 2013 04:18 am (UTC)
I usually find Shonda's brand of crazy exhausting but not with this show. So much fun.

I couldn't believe that Fitz was going to kill Verna but as soon as he started pacing, I knew it was going to happen because it needed to happen. She needed to go down. But still, I was hoping she'd die of natural causes before he embroiled himself further. He was cold to Olivia but I thought it was perfect. He was basically saying "you wanted me to be president so bad, well I'm all in. And that means I can't leave my wife for my mistress." His ideology was gone.

I can't believe Shonda said James and Cyrus were the healthiest relationship on the show when Cy was going to have him killed.

Poor David. I think he's the most 'innocent' of the players but I have to wonder if they'll end up sullying him as well.
Arabian: Betty01 - Yesarabian on February 10th, 2013 06:23 am (UTC)
Yeah, I stopped watching Grey's ages ago, and never gave PP a chance, but I'm LOVING this.

He was cold to Olivia but I thought it was perfect. He was basically saying "you wanted me to be president so bad, well I'm all in. And that means I can't leave my wife for my mistress." His ideology was gone.

This so much!

I can't believe Shonda said James and Cyrus were the healthiest relationship on the show when Cy was going to have him killed.

YOU ARE KIDDING ME?!?! Of course you are, it's Shonda. *sigh*

I think he's the most 'innocent' of the players

Well, you said it yourself with the quotes around innocent, he's not exactly blameless, LOL! But, yeah, we'll see with him.
irlandesak: divorceirlandesak on February 10th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I stopped watching Grey's ages ago, and never gave PP a chance, but I'm LOVING this.

Yeah. I think it's because Grey's tried to live in "realism" and so when characters would do crazy things I just couldn't watch because I didn't know what the rules were.

But with Scandal? Everyone is crazy. There are no rules. I can understand that.
vanimy: Olivia/Fitzvanimy on February 17th, 2013 10:56 pm (UTC)
Eee!! You did a write-up on 'Scandal'!!! Yay!

I just caught up with this episode and this week's and yes, it was freaking AWESOME. Fitz killed Verna and has now joined the bad guys' club which is filled with like everyone on the show, lolll. The whole ending was so intense and the Olivia/Fitz last scene was so so heartbreaking, my heart was broken for both of them.

And that's what I love about the show, on top of all these twists and turns and this fast pacing, you always feel for the characters even when they do bad things. Like James for example, I both wanted him to tell the truth and not to, I both wanted Fitz to reject Olivia and him not to hurt her.

I think at the end of the day the one I feel mostly for is always Olivia. She BROKE my heart at the end of the episode.

And then this week's was also amazing. I was glad to see a tentative reconciliation between David and Olivia because I love their relationship so much. Also it would be great if Abby knew about Olivia/Fitz, Olivia needs someone on her side, seriously.

My heart broke for Fitz this week, the poor guy is this close to putting his head into the oven. Seeing him with his son was really sweet, I wish we could see the other kids too.

Mellie was her usual horrible manipulative self that I love to watch lol. I think it's really funny how they just don't work as a couple. All through the episode with Fitz struggling with his decision about the hostages I kept thinking that the one advice he needed was from Olivia, they make such a great team. *sigh* That closet scene was so damn hot BTW and also so painful. What Fitz said to her afterwards was as cruel as what he told her at Verna's funeral. I both hate him for it and can't blame him for it. Damn, this show.

And then Scott Foley's character is spying on Olivia and I feel so bad for her. Just when she tries to move on, she has to have a crush on a guy who's obviously after something else and probably involved with God knows what. Poor bb Olivia.