SP033: Scandal – Ride, Sally Ride 3×11

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Mellie was showing her booty cheeks to Olivia on this episode, but what else is new.  Since Olivia has decided to work for the Grant campaign, she’s been thrown some serious shade.  Almost to the point that she needs to walk in a constant shadow.  I hope she gets her mojo back soon because even in the pic, you can see that the cordial tone Mellie wanted to spark for the paparazzi and news outlets is patently false.  Then the doozy…the folder of ‘eligibles’ she hands Olivia.  #Messy

The Ride, Sally Ride Episode

Three highlights from the Ride Sally, Ride episode

Katrina:  First Adnan Saleef is a woman!  Everytime they referred to Adnan Saleef, they never used a pronoun; we all just assumed Adnan was a man.  Sally being on television basically saying”and I’m telling you… and Mellie walking in on Olivia and Fitz. She didn’t even bother to look embarrassed, she was like, “need something?”

Elde’a: Rowan in the park, James and David and the second scene with Sally when she talks about the devil made her do it.

Olivia: Door open, door closed, Olivia’s meeting with Papa Pope.  She was trying to show compassion for him and basically he was like, take your compassion and get on the next greyhound, get out of town and James.  He was always portrayed as not having a back bone and being weak.

Favorite character the Ride, Sally Ride Episode

Elde’a: I didn’t really have one but when Katrina and Olivia were talking about Fitz and Andrew angle.  It’s Fitz, he meant when he said to her, I’m not going to let you go, I don’t want you to leave.  Least favorite character was Quinn, because of the baby.

Olivia: It was very difficult for me to pick an MVP this episode. I kinda went with Fitz. I like to see him throwing ish and being insolent. My least favorite was Quinn, Sally and Leo.  Everytime they came on the screen it was like I was playing duck hunt.  Sally is usually my least favorite.  There’s nothing about that lady that I like on that show.  When she starts talking…(must see the video to understand).  Quinn lost me when she kidnapped the kid.  It bothered me because she’s out here committing crimes when she’s not even a part of B6-13.

Katrina: It was a toss up between Leo and David.  I really enjoyed David this episode.  I loved his conversation with Harrison.  It’s you’re butler here.  Can I get you anything else?

Jaha: My favorite was Rowan.

My Highlight of the entire episode was Rowan’s monologue.

Rowan’s Monologue (This man delivers the best speeches ever, by the way)

 Olivia: Dad?

Rowan: *jumps a little, startled* Olivia, how did you know I’d be here?

Olivia: After mom, you used to bring me here.

Rowan: I suppose you would say most parents take their kids to the playground?

Olivia: They do. It used to remind me of mom.  Going down in that plane crash instead of being terrified to die, it made me feel that it wasn’t so bad.

Now, it makes me think of you and how you let me hate  you instead of telling me who she really was.

Rowan: What do you want Olivia?

Olivia: I know that you’ve been replaced at B6-13 as Command.

Rowan: *Eyebrows raised* I work for the Smithsonian, my title is Chief Curator.

Olivia: I’m just saying, I know what happened.

Rowan: No you don’t

Olivia: I’m just saying I know how hard this must be for you.  B6-13….The Smithsonian has been a big part of your life, I just wanted you to know.

Rowan: What?

Olivia: That I’m sorry dad, that I know what happened.

Rowan:  You know what happened.  No, you have no idea what happened.  You have no idea what is currently happening. You’re skipping around in a field full of bombs and mistaking them for daisies. This…dear, sweet child is what happened. The married man you can’t seem to stay away from had me abducted and locked me up in chains while talking to me about the way you taste while he allowed the terrorist who snaked her way into my marriage bed to clear US airspace.  What happened was, the man you screwed betrayed me by freeing the woman who gave birth to you as a bargaining chip.  What happened was the man who defiled you also defiled an organization that I gave me soul to build.  That is what happened.  What is currently happening is that President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III has made an enemy, the worst kind of enemy because I know all his secrets. I know where EVERY body is buried and the greatest weapon I can use against him calls me dad. Uncommon valor was a common virtue, the thing about that quote, Olivia is it was from the good ole days, it no longer applies.  Today, everyone is afraid.  Everyone should be afraid. The president should be very afraid. If I were you, Olivia.. I would be terrified. I would pick up whatever chips you have left and run as far as possible from that burning building known as the White House. Run, Olivia, run because mark my words Fitzgerald Grant is not going to make it to the end of his term.

Olivia: You wouldn’t dare….

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The A-Team Panelists

This episode I was joined by the fabulous A Team, Katrina Pavela & Elde‘a Harris !

What’s happening with the A-Team

Elde’a: Working her way up the fashion ladder.  Elde’a has her eye on the ultimate prize, being a fashion buyer.  Get it lady!

Katrina:  Writing a short story collection and is presently writing a novel.  Big kudos to our favorite new authoress.  All encouragement and love to you, Katrina.

Jaha:  Season 1 of Soulphisticated Ladies novel serial is out in its entirety.  Episode 1 is free!  Presently writing a new book, Designed to Please- the Suite by Design series.

 

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