As every avid Scandal watcher knows, our beloved show is melodramatic, predictable and kind of not that good. But still, we watch, and each increasingly over-the-top episode tends to hit the same marks. The "OMG" moment, the monologue to end all monologues and the super risky moment when Olivia Pope drinks a glass of wine in white silk pajamas — these are the things we've come to love about the show. Each Friday, we'll update our Scandal checklist and assess how ridiculous our Thursday night was. Spoilers ahead!
"Flesh and Blood"
Scandal watchers don't ask for a lot. We understand that Fitz, President of the United States and main love interest, is an emotionally manipulative man-child. We accept the fact that everyone overacts in nearly every scene. We don't care that the show only has a passing understanding of the United States election process (does Sally Langston even have a VP candidate? Why does Fitz think the NAACP would endorse him, let alone Sally Langston?)
For "Flesh and Blood" I just wanted a few things: I wanted Papa Pope to keep delivering excellent monologues, I wanted Quinn and Huck to take up minimal screen time and, most importantly, and I wanted to see Fitz blown up by a bomb. I am zero for three.
OMG moment: The bomb didn't go off. Last week, they promised us a bomb and there was no bomb. The surprise should be that Cyrus did nothing to stop the bomb, putting Sally, at least a few members of Congress, and Fitz's future vice president in danger. Andrew's presence at the funeral is key — Mellie doesn't deserve to have her one love interest killed in a terrorist attack meant for Fitz.