Scandal Recap: Cracks in Glass Houses

Olivia’s the help. Mellie gets caught. And Quinn and Huck love to use their tongues. 

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal ABC

Messy. Messy. Messy. Thursday night’s episode, Mama Said Knock You Out, was just one big, hot, messy lasagna. 

Right out of the gate, we see Olivia stressed to the gills doing her normal run-walk through the White House, trying to get an important live interview going. Frankly, I don’t know how she runs around so much without getting either a brain aneurysm or shin splints. She is truly an athletic miracle.

Queue Bébé’s kids (Karen and Jerry), coming from boarding school with enough attitude to literally snatch your eyelashes off. These kids are rich and they’re mad. In the meantime, Mellie and Andrew are getting hot and heavy, Charlie gets crazy possessive of Quinn, Mama and Papa Pope are actually monsters, and everyone’s throwing stones at glass houses.

So much happened Thursday night. Here’s a neat list of happenings to keep things tidy.

OPA is trying to find B613’s money supply. Everyone pretty much thinks this is a suicide mission. Judging from B613’s track record, it probably is.

Charlie thinks Quinn is creepin’ with Huck. Is this even a real relationship? If it is, is Quinn being abused or is she the abuser? Is Charlie even capable of loving a person? When is Quinn going to die? I have so many questions.

Olivia confronts Andrew about Mellie. And he responds with “Glass houses, Olivia.” Shots fired. If the campaign and White House weren’t such a total mess, Olivia’s romps with the president would’ve stripped her of all credibility by now.

Jerry has a secret anti-Fitz Twitter account. #ihatemydad #imrich #teamlangston

Papa Pope warns Olivia to stop digging into B613 but then helps her dig. First he tells her she’s tripping wires and literally sending carrier pigeons to B613 with her whereabouts, but after a short visit from Jake, he tells her B613’s money supply. Papa Pope really has no loyalties. Not even to his daughter. Giving her information is clearly a way to help himself later.

Adnan tricks OPA into getting her immunity then promptly steals their information. Tiny piece of advice for everyone over at OPA: Never. Trust. A. Terrorist.