Scandal recap: 'Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang'

As the White House grieves, Olivia Pope finds her White Hat again
Ep. 14 | Aired Mar 20, 2014

When Quinn arrives home, Huck is waiting in the shadows. Please, god, don't let him lick her face again. "You come for some more teeth?" she asks. "I came here to kill you. To put you down," he responds. But he realizes that she wanted him to catch her on camera, that she's still a Gladiator deep down. Quinn spits in his face...AND THEN THEY START MAKING OUT. You guys, I can't express in words how against this I am. In my mind, Huck is an asexual hacking machine. He has the capacity to care, sure, but not the capacity to suck face. No, Shonda, just NO. Please tell me in the comments if I'm wrong, but I get the distinct feeling I'm not wrong.

All the OPA employees converge on Liv's office at the same time to unload all their problems. Abby wants to save David from Jake. Harrison wants to figure out what Adnan is up to. Huck wants to get Quinn out of B613's clutches. But Olivia has nothing to say. Instead, she heads to the Lincoln Memorial to meet David. And instead of helping him expose Jake, she wants him to just arrest the wrong man for James' "carjacking" and get on with it. But she's not giving up on wearing her white hat altogether. "Instead of standing alone and turning this into a suicide mission, stand with me and turn this into a cause," she tells David. "Lose this battle so we can win the war." It looks like she's taking her dad's evil ways and turning them around into something positive. THIS is the Fixer Olivia we've been missing for a long time. She's done being victimized by all the evil and ready to look at the big picture and fix everyone and everything. Go, Liv, go!

One last flashback: Cyrus is at a black-tie event, alone, and he goes out to the press corral and brings James back in to dance with him in full view of everyone, announcing their relationship to the world. Back in the present, Cy is addressing a room of reporters, revealing his husband's killer. And he positively breaks down in tears. Cyrus is a real human being, you guys. If only he had acted like more of a human being when his husband was alive...

We also see Jake's last moments with James, who didn't die quickly and cleanly. Jake had to make it look like a carjacking, so he did a sloppy job. But he sits and waits until James dies and assures him his daughter will be safe.

Wow, another roller coaster of an episode. There were the happy highs of watching Cy and James' love story unfold, the utter lows of Huck and Baby Huck locking lips (ewwwww, sorry if you had already pushed that out of your mind), and the triumphant ride of Olivia having a renewed sense of purpose. So what do you want Liv's first move to be on her new quest with David? And what do you think Maya and Adnan are up to? So much to discuss in the comments, so get started!

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