Scandal 2.07 Review – The Shot Heard Around Washington D.C.

Scandal 2.07 - DefianceAre you still screaming, crying, running around your house like someone putting a fresh perm in their head after that slapper of an ending for tonight’s Scandal? If so, I won’t throw shade your way, because that was just a completely insane episode of the increasingly addictive Shonda Rhimes drama that will have fans attempting to shut Twitter down until next week’s episode.

In light of the tres crazy events of tonight’s episode, I’m going to stick to the main three “What. The. HELL?!?” moments before capping off with a quick list of some other developments in the episode, because the Abby and Harrison Scandal of the Week arc was like a misplaced accessory on an otherwise stellar ensemble of the conspiracy surrounding President Grant’s election. So let’s start with the one story that I didn’t see coming at all…

Quinn!!! What the Hell, Girl?!?!

While Harrison, Abby, and Huck were working on the scandal of the week, Quinn decided that this would be the perfect time to suss out who was behind her frame-up/kidnapping. Why, Quinn? Why?!?!

I’m still trying to see where, when and who triggered Quinn to go on this quest towards her self-destruction. Yes, I use self-destruction, because that’s exactly what our amatuer Nancy Drew will face once her search explodes in her face worse than an Acme bomb on a classic Looney Tunes short. So what could have possibly prompted Quinn to go commando, and where the hell could she have gotten all the breadcrumbs (and balls) to confront Huck with her accusations? This is one insubordination Olivia Pope probably can’t shut down…

James, Meet This Bullseye You Just Put On Your Back…

I respect the journalist’s quest to sniff out the truth by any means necessary, but discovering that the  current White House administration (whom your husband is a part of) rigged the Presidential election that in turn is also connected to a domestic terrorist attack does not call for a desire for posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. In short, James Bean, my man, you are no Bob Woodward, so stop why you are way ahead of yourself.

I literally cringed when David Rosen passed off his notes to James, because it was like watching the other Mr. Bean get infected with a chemical agent that comes with a death sentence to anyone exposed to it. Abby is now “cured” thanks to some ‘shadery’ by Olivia Pope, but James is literally sleeping with the enemy and a co-progenitor of the scandal that will surely get him killed if he even breathes a word of his findings to anyone. I wonder if James even suspects Cyrus of being involved in the unethical conduct that can either make James career or effectively end his life immediately. If the other Mr. Bean does know, then will his love for Cyrus be enough to keep him quiet?

Who The Hell Shot President Fitzgerald Grant?!?!

Finally, we arrive at the moment that sent my dinner all over my floor as President Grant, after coming to terms with Olivia moving on with Senator Davis, was shot walking towards his 50th birthday celebration. Scandal 2.08 - DefianceTalk about a chaotic mess that literally lasted only one minute, but has already caused a frenzy among Scandal fans across the board. The truly messed up thing about the scene? Mellie knew. She knew something was about to happen and it wasn’t any intuition of the sort, which begs the question whether if someone either in the White House or the Power Circler she belongs to had a clue as well. Either way, the First Lady is looking more suspect than the baby’s paternity that she’s carrying.

Other Scandalous Moments of the Night

– Huck’s love for reality TV. Who knew? My brow actually went up with Abby’s and Quinn’s when the resident spy admitted to his love of trashy reality TV.

– The whole IPO storyline seemed like it was a combination of the latest Facebook IPO debacle and some other business related story that I can’t recall at the moment. I was more interested in Abby and Harrison’s interactions through that particular arc, which solidified my goal to be just like Harrison one day.

– Olivia and Edison looked very cozy tonight… and I didn’t like it. Sue me, but I was not cool with Edison getting super comfortable with Ms. Pope, despite him obviously being a great man and politician. Plus, am I the only dude who wanted to find Fitz a punching bag while he was looking at those surveillance photos of Olivia and Edison? That man was in pain, y’all. Pain!

– Hollis Doyle has to be behind President Fitz’s shooting. Has to be.

- Twitter is already abuzz with the #WhoShotFitz hashtags and while it might not reach pop cultural status like  Dallas’s groundbreaking ‘Who Shot J.R.?’ phenomenon, it still is a perfect homage that, unfortunately, came at an eerie time since J.R. Ewing himself, Larry Hagman, passed away this past weekend.

What are your thoughts and theories on Scandal this week?! Do you need therapy as well?

Photo Credit: ABC/Vivian Zink


  1. Soshii November 30, 2012
  2. Sara November 30, 2012
  3. Lovemyolitz December 2, 2012
  4. Deinara December 3, 2012
    • Marilyn December 3, 2012
  5. Deena Braun December 3, 2012
    • dorothy December 3, 2012
  6. dorothy December 3, 2012

Add Comment

The Five Best Love Stories of Days of Our Lives in 2020
Robert Englund is Coming To Stranger Things Season 4
The Mandalorian: Ahsoka and Grogu and Thrawn, Oh My
Shark Tank Season 11
Five Shark Tank Products We Cannot Believe Became Successful
George Lucas Was Warned a Young Anakin Story Might Ruin Franchise
There are Literally 82 New Christmas Movies Coming This Year
Adam Savage Builds Han Solo’s Holster Belt in Episode of Tested
They’re Going to Give The Pink Panther Reboot Another Try
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Otto Farrant
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Kaiwi Lyman
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Jephte Pierre
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Shawniece Jackson
Freddy Krueger, Jason and Pinhead are Fighting the Power Rangers in Fan-Made Comic
Elm Street
Did You Know Marvel Made a Freddy Kreuger Comic in 1989?
Five Reasons Why DeSaad Deserves a Solo Movie
What We Learned from The Batman: Three Jokers Trailer
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Building The Ultimate Breath Of The Wild Playhouse
How Many Potatoes It Takes to Run DOOM
Here’s What We Know about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Legacy for PS5
Turns out Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Has Connections to Modern Warfare