Scandal Review 12/5/13 and Sneak Peak Preview and Spoilers 12/12/13 – Winter Finale
Charlie finally arrives to rescue Quinn. It’s about time some good things are going on in the show. But we can’t say for long how long this lucky string of events will last.
The Gladiators are about to get Maya taken care of, when they discovered that she’s registered on The No Flight list, which means that airports aren’t going to let her on their plane. We can only assume this is the doing of Rowan, so Olivia rushes to come up with a plan to bypass this. But even with Abby pulling strings from David Rosen, they’re not any closer to the truth of what’s going on.
During this stressful moment, Olivia takes a moment to answer a phone call from President Grant and just enjoy her minute of peace of silence. It starts off as a business call before slipping into something a little more romantic. Fitz insists on taking care of this problem for Olivia but we’re not entirely sure of what that entails. However, soon after hanging up, he makes a call to the Pentagon…
We’re back to Quinn. Charlie has unbound her, and she’s had a chance to take a shower. But now she’s crying. Charlie panics at first—it must have been ages since he’s last seen tears from someone he wasn’t personally torturing, and he’s not sure what to do. Quinn moans about how Huck was all she had, but he hurt her. “Now I have no one,” she sobs. And even though it’s cliché, Charlie reminds her that she has him and he kisses her. And then they have post-torture sex to help Quinn calm her nerves. There’s a lot to be said for this pairing, but if there’s anything that’s clear, it would have to be just how much Charlie is into Quinn, which we suspect is against the rules. He may even like her too much…enough to suffer for it later on.
Cyrus tries to kick his plan back into gear by approaching Sally’s office and landing the photos in front of her. Though her facial expression seems surprised and perhaps disgusted, she looks up at Cyrus with a calm face and says the equivalent of, “Is that all?” Very much like Mellie, Sally Langston is a stronger female character than she is ever given credit for. She isn’t fazed by Cyrus’s bullyng tactics and tells him this to her face.
Following this incident, Cyrus is apologizing, assuring James that the photos are burned and as far from Sally Langston as possible. This is a total lie, and it’s really sad to see how much Cyrus has lost his integrity over the course of the show.
It looks like Fitz was able to pull some strings. As Olivia and her team way goodbye to Maya, it seems like a typical case. But Abby insists that a true mother-daughter hug is in order, so Olivia runs into her mother’s arms. And just then, she gets a flashback that makes it clear to her that she’s been helping a wolf in sheep’s clothing all along — her mother is the terrorist.
She’s not the only one striking terror. Tonight is a stage for ladies who don’t get enough love. Quinn, accompanied by Charlie, prepares to stab Rowan with a really sharp syringe. We’re not sure what she’s up to. And Sally Langston, in a major flip of character values, called Cyrus of all people to whisper that she’s committed a deadly sin: the murder of her cheating busband.
What can we expect next week?? In “A Door Marked Exit,” we will see the what happens now that the truth is out there. Things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions, on ABC’s “Scandal,” THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET).