Huck The Awesome saves Hollis’ life but tells him if he blabs about the election rigging he’ll get Cyrus’ hired gun to come after him. So the slick as oil Southern guy is safe…for now.
After the poor disgruntled nurse takes unnamed baby away, Fitz tells Mellie he still wants a divorce and wants to stay in his kids’ lives. Mellie looks at him like…
Liv scolds Cyrus for almost killing and innocent man, but I get the feeling that Cyrus really isn’t thatguilty about it. Then Fitz and Liv run into each other and he says she’s not gonna marry Edison and that she will wait for him. It’s no wonder this man (kinda) won the presidency. He could sweet talk the undies off a nun (forgive me Father for the blasphemy).
They are so adorable and on FIRE every time they’re together. Adultery be damned!
Liv and the rest of the Gladiators slowly piecing together all of the information they have on who could’ve ordered the hit on Fitz. The rest of the team is poring over the information when Liv has a literal lightbulb moment.
Turns out the person that paid crazy Becky to kill Fitz, was none other than VERNA! The Supreme Court Justice dying of cancer!! Not gonna lie, I was kind of pissed by reveal. I really really really wanted it to be Mellie!
Turns out the old broad felt guilty about the election rigging and decided to solve the problem. But instead of just coming clean and incriminating herself. She decided to KILL Fitz!
Yea, my thoughts excactly.
Oh, and we see in a flashback that the old broad saw Fitz and Olivia together…in a less than professional way, if you catch my drift. Olivia is understandably pissed. She decides to fix things as fixers do but finding out everything nosy ass David Rosen knows. Huck reminds them that there is bug planted in David’s apartment and Abby freaks out (as usual). This aint about you Abby!!
Meanwhile, in the White House, Mellie goes to Cyrus and says she’ll ruin Fitz if he tries to walk out on her and will basically have the political career she yearns for handed to her. Bitch needs to take a SERIOUS chill pill. Starter wife problems..as my friend calls them.
We already know the kind of things Mellie is capable of. She might not be responsible for Fitz’s attempted assassination but she has lied about having a miscarriage and put her baby’s life in danger. Oh and she treats poor little unnamed baby as a political ploy. Are you guys seeing why this woman really is THE ABSOLUTE WORST??
David is busy preparing for the case of the century and subpoenas James. James will have to confess in front of a Grand Jury about everything he knows about the tampered voting machines. James freaks out for good reason. Either he confesses and Cyrus goes to jail for a long time, or he lies on the stand and he’s in the clink and away from his precious newborn baby. It’s a pretty sucky situation.
James confronts Cyrus about the subpoena and Cyrus finally comes clean about his involvement in a less than kosher way. The strip (tease?) was actually a really interesting way to add drama to the already dramatic scene. Cyrus confesses in one of his spectacular Emmy, Oscar, Tony and Grammy (?) worthy speeches. Someone just give this man all of the awards all ready.
James says he’s going to do the right thing. Which can only mean one thing. Cyrus is apparently willing to do anything to keep his small amount of power. Cyrus has a hired gun at his disposal. You do the murder math.
(YES, it’s time for my most favorite GIF of all time)
(this thing is a classic!)
While she’s listening, she hears him say he loves her and she starts to piece things together. She goes to Olivia and asks if she’s the reason her and David broke up. Olivia says yes with no hesitation because she’s a G. Abby freaks out even more when she finds out Harrison was the one that orchestrated the whole thing. She storms out of the office, but not before Harrison gives an awesome speech about loyalty. Now he’s a true ride or die…Abby…not so much.
(Just pretend that says Abby)
Abby shows up at David’s right before he goes to question James in front of the Grand Jury. They hook up. All is well in Dabbyland for now. We can assume that Abby is giving the ole F-you to Pope & Assoc. and isn’t going to steal the card. She’s busy having make-up sex.
Olivia has exhausted all of her resources and tells Cyrus that the jig is up. They are going to be exposed and ruined. But Cyrus says he’ll fix it. Which can only mean one thing, he’s gonna pay the creepy murderer guy to cap someone. But we don’t know who yet.
Yeaa on the edge of my seat about to fall off in that moment. The killer stands down but quips that Cyrus still owes him for the job. I wonder, how much money does one pay a killer to murder their life partner. Damn Cy, your ambition is outta control dude.
In the middle of all this drama, dumbass LyQynn offers Huck $5000 to kill Hollis Doyle for killing her boyfriend and ruining her life.
Huck says it’s not enough and he’ll do it for free but she can never come back. Because gladiators aren’t about revenge (that’s not what Russel Crowe says te he he) they’re about fixing things. She realizes her life is a joke and stands down. Seriously..where did we find this broad?
But James lies on the stand and David freaks out in the courtroom!! He loses his job and storms in Pope & Assoc. and demands that Abby give the card back. “What are you talking about? “She asks. He can’t find the card but somehow knows she took it (I mean he’s the stupid one for keeping evidence of a federal crime locked in his personal safe). He says he’s done with Abby. They were back together for all of two seconds. Harrison comforts her. They’re totes gonna bone, I can feel it.
Crisis averted! They’re safe for now and Olivia finally feels she can move on with her life and be with the man she loves…eventually.
I present to you my seven stages of reaction to this news.
TWO: WHAT IN THE FLYING FUCK VERNA?!?!?!
THREE: CAN’T HANDLE IT!
FOUR: TRUE LOVE IS DEAD
FIVE: ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL SOUL CRUSHING DEPRESSION
SIX: I NEED ALL THE WINE!
SEVEN: F YOU VERNA!!!!!
The look on his face when he asks if Olivia was involved was heartbreaking.
They kiss…America gags.
FITZ + LIV 4 EVA