*In my honest opinion this was the best episode of Scandal to date. I am kind of surprised Olivia comes from such cold blooded stock but still not surprised at the same time. I know, right. Such a conflict. However there are the times where I feel that the reason she’s so determined to “fix” things is that she can’t fix the one thing she really wanted –her parents. First a mother who supposedly died and then a father who’s just emotionally unavailable. I said it this podcast, seems more like emotional rape when she goes to him and he just…well we all know what he does. But this episode, Langstan and I (resident B Team members) are joined by a special guest, Rodimus Prime from The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast. Check out the show, I hope you enjoy it. – Jaha
3 Favorite moments of Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Rowan Pope’s Speech
Olivia: I don’t know, what the point is of this. Of democracy, of freedom of evil. If everyone I know is a monster, what is the point?
Rowan: What happened?
Olivia: Sally Langston killed Daniel Douglas and Jake killed 3 people to cover it up, including Cyrus Beene’s husband.
Rowan: Oh, that
Olivia: Oh, that? (stands)
Rowan: Sit down, you want me to be your dad, then I’ll be your dad.
Rowan: 183, that’s the number of people I’m responsible for killing. Not the number of people I’ve killed, the number I’m responsible for killing. There’s a difference. You get an order to kill someone, maybe you pull the trigger but it’s not on you. If you didn’t kill the poor bastard, somebody else would. When you become Command, you are giving the orders. You are THE one making the decisions. You decide who lives, who dies. You are responsible, so you become The Hand of God. 183, I know all of the names, I know how old they were, if they had children, if they’ll be missed. The responsibility of that it marks me, it stains me, it never leaves me. So whatever you think of Jake, however you want to punish him…being the Hand of God is already the worst punishment in the world.
And there is, incidentally a point. If there are no more white hats and if the deck is always stacked, and if everyone you love is a monster there is in fact someone worth saving.
Everyone, everyone is worth saving, even the monsters and even the demons. Everyone is worth saving. In the face of darkness, you drag everyone into the light. That is the point. At least that is the point of you.
Rowan clutches Olivia’s hand for a moment, then says: Am I finished being dad now? Are we done?
I would have hated to be Liv growing up. Mama Pope’s switch hand had to be nice. @rodimusprime
Welp James RIP. You bobbed when you should have weaved. @scandalpodcast
I said last week if you shoot 2 people in front of me ur gonna shoot me in the bck. @rodimusprime
When they tortured Billy..to me that’s when they 1st had sex. @LangstanSmith #HuckleberryQuinn
My Favorite Quote
Favorite Tweets from the Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang Episode
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Thank you to our guest panelist, Rod!