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'Scandal' Recap: 'First Lady Sings the Blues'

It might be a blessing in disguise that we have to wait two weeks for a new episode: We need a breather after last night.
‘Scandal’ Recap: ‘First Lady Sings the Blues’

We interrupt this Scandal recap for an important message: If you or anyone you love is ever fatally stabbed by a B613 double agent, please make sure Huck is nearby so he can punch you in the chest really hard and really fast and bring you back to life. Thank you. We will now return to our regularly scheduled recap.

No, seriously. Was that a punch or was that a punch?


Best of all, Jake is still alive. Barely alive but alive and that was enough for countless Shonda Rhimes fans who were already full of rage and pain because McDreamy moved on to that great big hospital in the sky. Wow. Just wow.




But enough about Grey’s Anatomy. This is a recap about Jake being alive, Olivia speaking Russian to the doctor who helped save his life and Russell the double agent.

Of course, Papa Pope was pissed because Russell nearly killed Jake but didn’t kill Jake. What’s amazing is that Rowan didn’t shoot Russell sooner. And was it just us, or was Russell not looking so cute after each dirty deed? Like when he tried to track Olivia’s phone—or worse—when he tried to kill Jake a second time. Ewww!


At least we know he didn’t kill the Russian grandma and her grandkids because he was too busy spying on Olivia and the gang. Papa Pope must’ve had one of his other B613 minions do that.


Mellie, meanwhile, is alive and kicking and so is her political career. All Fitz had to do was call Olivia to figure out how to help Mellie win the senate seat in Virginia. Yeah, that was awkward.


In fact, Olivia got all kinds of awkward phone calls this week including the menacing one from her dad. Sure, his line – “What have I always told you, Olivia? Against me, you will never win.” – was cool, but dude. The Russian grandma, her grandchildren and her KGB handler each got one to the head. Kids died. Have a heart.


But those horrific deaths worked for Rowan at least for now and the whole takedown of B613 is on hold. Now there’s some mission called Foxtail that we will learn more about when Scandal returns in two weeks. Two whole weeks. Argh!

Other highlights included Cyrus and Sally’s showdown with Cyrus reminding Sally about her husband’s murder for the win, Olivia telling Jake in Russell’s earshot that they should’ve never left that island and Olivia putting a gun to Russell’s head, of course.


Speaking of that scene, what was the meaning of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long”? It can’t have been for Russell because Olivia hasn’t been loving him for long. Heck, she never loved him. She loved on him. Hmm. Maybe that was it or maybe it was a song about Fitz? Who can say? 

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