anonymous asked:

Am I slow? because I don't understand how all the murderers in B613 getting immunity by hanging Fitz out to dry is 'wearing the white hat'. He really should have left Jake in that hole. And just like in Defiance, Fitz's life is about to collapse and Olivia isn't even warning him. Are we still pretending she loves him?

Well Anon, if you’re slow, then I’m slow too.  From what I can see, “justice” is going to be served by blaming everything on Fitz.  You know, since he’s the Devil and all.  He definitely should have left Jake in that hole.  He let Jake out because Olivia threw a fit and the two of them have been giving him grief ever since.  Since we know since Rowan always comes out on top, he’ll get away scot-free even if the organization is taken down, so the only person who is going down for BS-13 is the one who was tricked into shooting down a plane.  I think Olivia is throwing Fitz under the bus because she wants to punish him; for making her fall in love with him, for being married, for “forcing” her to participate in Defiance, for starting a war to save her life, and for “forcing” her daughter-lusting father to literally whore her out to his BS-13 agents.

Attention Gladiators! There is an uproar in the ‘Scandalverse’ over the alleged death of B613 henchman and sometime Olivia Pope-bed wench, Jake Ballard. The screenshots below from the promo of next week’s episode, ‘Scandal 4.20 – “First Lady Sings the Blues,” appear to show a bloodied Jake sprawled out dead on the OPA conference table, after his violent encounter with Franklin Russell, another of Olivia‘s bed wenches.  We do not believe Jake is really dead as the promo photos for the episode airing the following week, ‘Scandal 4.21 – “A Few Good Women,” show Jake recovering from his injuries, being nursed back to health by Olivia Pope in her own bed. Is Jake really dead? Here is our take on how Jake could be ‘resurrected’:

Scandal 4.20 Promo – “First Lady Sings Blues” – ‘Dead’ Jake Sprawled Out on the OPA Conference Room Table

  • OPA find Jake on the firm conference room table. He has been stabbed multiple times by Russell. He appears to be dead, and even Quinn cries out that he is dead. We believe he is only close to death, not dead. One of the team will realize he is still breathing.
  • Olivia cannot take Jake to a real hospital for fear of triggering another attack from B613. She will be forced to temporarily go underground and have him treated, off the books. This is probably why ‘Scandal’ was recently spotted filming Olivia Pope standing by a pharmacy in a seedy part of town.
  • Though Russell tells Rowan that Jake has been eliminated, Rowan counters him, telling him that Olivia has gone underground. This means that Russell‘s next task will be to find Olivia, and ultimately Jake Ballard, to finish the job.
  • Russell will find where Olivia is hiding with Jake. From the screenshots of Huck and Russell below, you will notice IV drip equipment in the background. We believe Olivia has set up a makeshift treatment facility for Jake, but Russell finds the location.

Scandal 4.20 Promo – “First Lady Sings Blues” – Huck handles Russell

  • Russell has found Jake and attempts to finish him off, however, Huck gets to Russell first. from the screenshots below, you will see Huck plunging a syringe in Russell‘s neck. Jake‘s life is spared.
  • Huck and Quinn will torture Russell for information on Rowan, which may lead to Rowan‘s own demise.
  • Once the threat of B613 passes, Olivia will take Jake back to her home to recover in more comfortable surroundings. This is implied in the promo photo below from ‘Scandal’ 4.21 – “A Few Good Women.”

We notice from the promo photos of “A Few Good Women” that Olivia still hasn’t replaced the sofa cushion she threw out because of the wine stain. Perhaps she throw out her mattress too. By right, that mattress needs to be burned. It has seen far too much “traffic” in recent weeks and is anything but sanitary. And this is where the writers have her place gravely ill man, highly susceptible to infection, to recover. Yuck! Let’s hope she replaces her bed soon, at least before Fitz shows up again.

awesome commentary from TVByTheNumbers

Sonya InTexas

 1.  There is no central story arc to follow this season.

 2.  The loss of the character Harrison and Abby to the White House has left OPA feeling like an empty warehouse.

 3.  There has yet to be a payoff for the story arc of Fitz and Olivia.  Fans bitterly complain about this.

 4.  White fans blew up Twitter expressing disappointment at the Furguson-esque shooting episode.  The complaint?  Too much reality/biased content.

 5.  B613 needs to end, like yesterday.

For me, if I see no more Olivia/Fitz forward movement (flashbacks don’t count), then I’m out.

Poppa Pope has got to go. I am so sick of him and most viewers are too. Couple that with the fact that Shonda and company won’t let this stupid B613 plot die (when it should have ended AGES ago) and this Season has been a mess in general. This show is so far gone, I don’t know what could possibly save it?
—  TVByTheNumbers
Online Comment
The B613 spy nonsense is where Scandal took a wrong turn. When the show focused on badass Oliva/OPA team and the political story lines like Defiance it was strong but the Alias lite show has been pure crap. Then it was topped with the out of nowhere Mellie for President (ROFL) storyline.
—  TVByTheNumbers
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#Scandal315 - “Mama Said Knock You Out” Promotional Photos. (Source)


“Mama Said Knock You Out” – The Grant children prepare for a live sit down television interview with Fitz and Mellie at the White House. Meanwhile, Adnan looks to Harrison for help and Rowan warns Olivia to stop investigating B613, on ABC’s “Scandal,” THURSDAY, MARCH 27 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET)on the ABC Television Network.

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Columbus Short as Harrison Wright, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Captain Jacob “Jake” Ballard. Guest cast TBA.

“Mama Said Knock You Out” was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tony Goldwyn.

After the questionable kidnapping storyline and Olitz fatigue, we’re wondering if it’s time our favorite show hung it up for good.

Forget Melie’s ridiculous political ambitions and this article has so much truth. People are tired and bored of it all. How can the writers, ABC and Shonda not see that. The press releases for the end of this season are the same as last season!