Scandal recap: Enemies of the State

David challenges the decision to torture Huck, while Olivia, Cyrus, and Mellie scheme to keep Fitz's Presidency intact
Ep. 10 | Aired Jan 10, 2013

HE IS THE LAW David doesn't have the stomach for waterboarding, and he's not even the one on the table.

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Olivia and Edison have a showdown at the hospital. Edison now suspects that the letter was forged and as the leader of the Senate, he tells Olivia that he will not hesitate to prosecute her to the fullest extent of the law. “And guess what,” he adds. “I make the law, so you let me know when the President is able to see me.” And well, their romance seems to have come to an end for a while.

Hollis and Sally are still scheming. He tells Sally not to worry, that he’d handle it. He calls Becky. She looks at her automatic rifle and says “I’ll be ready.” We don’t know what Hollis asked, but I mean, we know. It’s not going to be good for Fitz.

Oh remember that number that Abby got off Blondie a while back? Olivia gives it to Huck, asks him if they can find out if it’s Becky’s. Huck assures her that if she sees anyone but Hollis calling from that number, she’ll spook. Newly single Olivia goes to visit Fitz in the hospital bed and kind of cuddles with him.

Meanwhile, preparations are being made to transfer Fitz out of the hospital, and Becky is ready on the rooftop with a perfect shot of the ambulance. But things aren’t what they seem. Huck is there to stop her. Becky realizes that the whole “transfer to Camp David” thing was a ruse to smoke her out. Before Huck can shoot her a squad of armed officials comes in and handcuffs them both. Becky tells Huck her real name is Kate. She asks for his. Huck says “it doesn’t matter.” Ouch.

Back in the Oval Office, Sally Langston gets to give her primetime announcement to tell the American people they have the suspected shooter in custody. Then she reads some scripture “for comfort.” Just in case we forgot she was a fundamentalist.

The episode closes with Mellie having a sweet as pie discussion about Sudan in the Oval Office with “Acting President” Sally Langston. Sally uses the opportunity to let her know that she knows the signature is forged. The “t” is telling, apparently. Sally tells Mellie to withdraw the letter. Cyrus confesses to James that President Grant is not awake, and that they should go get their baby. Quinn finally confronts Olivia about why she hasn’t told anyone about Hollis Doyle’s history of deviance yet. And then President Grant wakes up.

So readers, what do you think of Sally Langston? Is she as evil as she seems? Does she really understand what she's done, teaming up with Hollis? On the relationship side of things, was that break up with Edison a little contrived? Is anyone out there rooting for Olivia and Fitz? Will Fitz even be the same person now? Talk to us in the comments!

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