Stinking Huck, Fitz Lurking & Olivia’s New Boo: Memorable Moments From Scandal’s “Boom” Episode

February 22, 2013  |  

Compared to the last couple of episodes, it would seem that last night was a snoozer. Well if that was your assessment you are wrong, my friend. The “Boom Goes The Dynamite” episode wasn’t a thriller but a lot went down. Here were some of the more memorable moments.

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Poor Huck

I was wondering how Huck was going to deal with being so viciously tortured. There’s no way he could have gone through all of that without suffering some serious side effects. Though Huck has seen and created some of the most heinous scenes, the water boarding has left him traumatized. So much so that he can’t step out in the rain and he can’t seem to make himself take a shower. So he’s walking around on funk mode.

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Fitz is creeping

Man, I’m going to need Fitz to get his life back together. I can hardly stand to see him come on screen these days. That liquor has him on some other thangs. Since he has to exercise control when it comes to Olivia, he’s had one of his cronies spying on her. And here we thought Jake was the shady one. The whole time, it’s been Fitz. How the mighty have fallen. When Jake asked him why they were spying on Olivia, he said it was “Nothing personal…” Ooookkk Fitz.

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Olivia’s New Look

Has anyone else noticed that Olivia is rocking a sleeker look these days? Her bouncy Farrah Fawcett curls were nice while they lasted but we’re happy to see the bob. In addition to her new, sleek hair. Olivia also wore a black and white dress that was to die for.

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Back to solving cases

I personally was happy to see that Olivia and the gang are back to solving cases. Fitz’ alcoholic struggles have me sick of his storyline. Anyway, their most recent client is trying to advance his political career and Olivia wonders if he has a girlfriend, wife or partner. When he tells her he doesn’t Olivia asks if he’s gay and that if he is, he should let that fact be known. I figured he wouldn’t be gay since we’d already dealt with a similar issue in season 1. The man had me thinking he was asexual though. I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I didn’t pick up on it but my sister, who was watching with me, noticed that there was an exchange between he and his brother’s wife.  We would later find out that they had been screwing for years. And in an attempt to prevent someone from following in her shoes, Olivia told him to end it because it could never go anywhere. We’re sure he’s going to take that advice as much as Olivia is going to apply it to her own life.

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The Mole?

Now, I’m a little confused on this part; but from what I gathered, the director of the CIA has been sleeping with Wendy, the woman who was killed in David’s bed, and she knows that he, the director, was involved in the capture of American soldiers. So he’s the one that had her killed. Now, her friend—the one who was foolishly click clacking down that hallway after David—knows the director is looking to kill her. Is that how you understood it?

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The Fake Wife

In an attempt to make the governor more appealing as a candidate, Olivia and her team go on a hunt to find a wife for the governor. It finally seemed like they’d found someone. She’d passed the vetting. She looked like a decent type of woman. They were all ready to move forward until Abby got to her. As she was leaving Pope and associates, she asked her if she was certain about her decision: “They bought you and they’re going to want what they paid for.”  Abby was right that was too much for that woman. Abby always has good intentions but she’s proven time and time again that she’s the least loyal of the gladiators. Though when the chips are truly down, i.e. when she needed to plant that bug in David’s apartment, she showed and proved.

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Abby and David

I don’t know why these two keep pretending like they don’t want to be with each other. Honestly, when was the last time they were alone in a room together when they didn’t have sex? Work can make your personal life hell, but it’s no need to throw away your shot at love. Stop the madness and just be together already.

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Fitz is mad

Though Fitz has claimed that smashing Olivia in the random closet was a mistake, as soon as she walked into the room, he couldn’t take his eyes off her. She was a bit captivated by him too, until Jake called and she found herself smiling and giggling. That’s when Fitz lost it. He might claim he doesn’t want Olivia but he certainly doesn’t want anyone else to have her. He’s determined to get to the bottom of this.

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Jake Looking like a better option

When we were first introduced to Jake last week, he seemed like a creep. And the way Fitz was acting, it was very clear that Olivia didn’t need any more crazy in her life. The fact that Jake was spying on her was just too weird to stomach. Well, yesterday we found out that Jake is spying on Olivia under the orders of his friend, the president. Suddenly, he’s starting to look more and more like a viable option for Olivia’s next romantic interest, especially since he turned the cameras off when she was undressing. Such a gentleman.

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Quinn Proves She’s A True Friend

In one of my favorite moments from the episode, Quinn proved that she really does ride for Huck. While everyone else was plugging their nose and talking about him behind his back, Quinn was the only one who had the balls to tell Huck that he had an issue with b.o. (body odor).  That’s a true friend.

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  • Shells

    I think they need to pull Laz Alonso from Deceptions and add him to the cast of Scandal. I think Olivia needs some real Black Love!!! I am not Racist!!!

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      Omg yesssss!!!! His talent is getting wasted on deceptions its so boring. He would be perfect for Liv. Hell, even if her and Columbus Short hooked up one night and he really rocked her world. Mmmm hmmm…..

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    That d@mn Abby get on my nerves! Can we get rid of her already?

  • Is It 5:00 Yet?

    I just started watching Scandal and I am a bit intrigued…need to go back and watch it from the beginning.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      Please do! You’ve been missing out

  • Sagittarius81

    Man I loved Olivia’s dress, I want one myself. And yeah, Fitz is a dirty motherf**ker for having Jake to spy on Olivia.

    • Ms_Sunshine9898

      that boy still love her, I don’t know why he keep playing games. . .

      • Reese

        He just feels really, really betrayed by Olivia right now. He still loves her but deceit is love in its darkest form.

  • Guest360

    Ok…first….I don’t think this is the end of this CIA director/mole/Wendy/Wendy’s friend fiasco. Wendy’s friend all of a sudden spilling who the mole is and who killed Wendy when all of this started last episode? Something is fishy with that girl lol. Second…..why can’t Abby and David just admit they want each other? Stop torching yourselves. Thirdly…I LOVE Huck and Quinn and didn’t really think too much about them until the past couple of episodes. They are sooooo cute!! And lastly, I like that Jake is going to ruffle Fitz’s feathers a little with Liv. He’s been such an a-hole lately. But I’m not too convinced Jake is someone I want Liv to be with. He might be doing a job but he’s still spying on her and using her weaknesses to get close to her. So eh. Him pissing off Fitz is good enough for me lol.

    • Amani

      I love your analysis! Now that you’ve mentioned it, Wendy’s friend does seem a bit too convenient. I can’t wait to see it all unfold.

      • Guest360

        Right?! I was on guard the second she started spilling her guts to David whens he got caught following him. Something is so wrong with her and I can’t wait to find out what it is.

        • mdeborah827

          Well you’ll have to wait three long weeks thanks to March Madness.

  • Amani

    Liv is never going to love Jake. Why? Because he can’t – and won’t – bring the type of tortuous love that Liv desires; Jake will offer only normal, wholesome love and know how Ms. Pope feels about that.

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      But I would love if she at least considers a relationship with him just so it could get really get under Fitz skin. He needs some pay back

  • Bren

    I skipped the article because I didn’t want to read any spoilers however, I am definitely watching this episode this weekend.

  • Charla

    I just don’t understand the point of framing David Rosen for the murder. How does the CIA director know little ole David and would take the time to frame him?

    • I’m thinking so too! But it could go either way! I love this show!!!! Gonna go watch last night episode again!

    • Reese

      He was an easy person to frame. David is always the sucka

    • Veratta Pegram-Floyd

      In this particular situation, it was easy to set up David because he was sleeping with the women. Since the woman was being followed, David had the unfortunate pleasure of being set up.

  • Reese

    Last night’s episode was on point. I was wondering what dude’s reason to be spying on Olivia. I wonder how it’s going to play out when Fitz finds out about Jake and Olivia dating.

    • Amani

      Fitz might have him killed…he has killed once.

      • Reese

        You’re definitely right. I want Olivia to be happy without Fitz. I want her and Jake to work, but dude still seems a little shady.

      • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

        Lol that woman was 3 breaths from dead anyway. He just helped her along

  • Lanna

    Lol I loveeee this show! Great recap, I’m so ready to rewatch the episode just because!

    • Amani

      LOL me too! But I must admit that I’m starting to worry about my Scandal addiction – it’s out of control. Haha

      • Guest360

        I thought I was the only one lol. I literally go back and rewatch all the episodes to get me through the week or these very long (and often) breaks they keep having. I’m so addicted, it’s crazy lol

        • Amani

          LOL nope, we’re all in the same boat.

          The next weeks are going to be rough so brace yourselves, Ladies.