5 Awesome Things About Scandal #FreeJakeBallard

Smile for the cameras, Mellie. Scandal (Photo: Nicole Wilder / ABC)
Scandal (Photo: Nicole Wilder / ABC)

This week on Scandal as my friend Beyonce always says, Who run the world? Girls.

This week on Scandal – A (former President) has died.  While in office, former President Cooper, was shot in the head but survived and continued his presidency.  The shooter has maintained his innocence for decades and now that Cooper is gone, wants Olivia’s help to clear his name – he insists he didn’t shoot the President.  But surprise, he did.  He just wanted Olivia to make sure to get the bullet from the former President’s head and match it to his gun so he could get respect as an assassin.  People are crazy.

In more newsCyrus’s boytoy is stepping up his game and selling more secrets to RNC Chairwoman Porta de Rossi, fine “Elizabeth North.”

Olivia still wants to know where Jake is, she can’t believe he’s responsible for the first son and Harrison’s deaths, Fitz finally lets her see him.  He gives her his off shore bank account number and asks that the money go to his mother in Indiana.  Jake won’t even try to explain his innocence.  “Not choosing me is okay.”  Then Papa Pope stops by Jake’s cell to school him on how to command as Command.

Mellie bonding with Bitsy Cooper (the former First Lady) while planning President Cooper’s State Funeral is everything you want it to be.  This woman tells it like it is, from affairs, to lying, to her practically running the country – Mellie do you hear me?

In more news, don’t fret, there’s ‘hope’ for Olivia and Fitz, he’s putting Jake in cushier surroundings at the Dept of Justice.  It’s a gift from the woman they love, and Olivia has weapons even her father can’t possess.  Awesome.

Mellie turns the tables, now Fitz is ready to grieve, for something, for beating up Jake.  She has gotten dressed and ready to plan a state funeral.  “Do you want some fried chicken?”

Abby the gladiator. “You just thought you’d stroll on into Oval Office and ask the Commander in Chief of the armed forces about something you don’t have the security clearance for”…”I’m not asking the Commander in Chief, I’m asking the married man who used to sleep with my friend what he has done with the man she’s currently sleeping with.”

How to get away with murder?  To get access to and test the bullet lodged in the former President’s head from the assassination attempt decades ago, Liv suggests claiming the stroke he died of wouldn’t have happened if the bullet wasn’t there, thereby charging the man who’s asked to clear his name, with murder.

“Since us bitches have got to get through this dog and pony show….I have a joint in my handbag and it’s not gonna smoke itself.” Bitsy on life as a First Lady. Scandal.

We finally find out Portia de Rossi is playing Elizabeth North. RNC Chairwoman.  Was I the only one who had no idea who her character actually was?

Bloomington, Indiana not Illinois.  Because Scott Foley (Jake) is from
Kansas City, Kansas not Missouri.

Honorable Mention: ‘(laughs) Only one?…no, I was grateful, it gave me time to run the country.’  Time to take the reigns Mellie.

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