Scandal Recap: The Murder Capital

Jake sits in the dark. Sally misplaces Jesus. There’s no Vermont. And who got shot?

Scott Foley as Jake Ballard in Scandal ABC

“I must confess to the world the breaking of His commandment. It is the only way I will hear His voice again.” —Sally to Leo

Now that Sally’s lost her black card to Jesus, she’s going all kinds of crazy. Leo, who’s pretty much the closest thing to the actual devil aside from Cyrus, ain’t havin it, though, and he’s plotting all over the place to make sure she keeps a lid on it.

“You’re a mouse, Cyrus. You’re small. And while I’d love to explain to you how the world really works, I don’t have the time, and you won’t understand.” —Jake to Cyrus

I’m writing this down and keeping it for the next time I want to destroy someone emotionally.

“Olivia Pope, the devil at my doorstep.” —Sally to Olivia

Here we go again with Olivia getting played. Usually, it’s by Mellie, but this time it’s by Sally, who is an actual murderer.

“I did this. I used you.”Cyrus to James

Cyrus finally has a come-to-Jesus moment. But maybe it’s too late? Even though James wants desperately to forgive him, is it me, or is what Cyrus did basically the definition of unforgivable?

“This is how it works, this is how it’s always worked. There is no clean. Just like there is no Vermont.” —Olivia to Fitz

Ouch. The truth hurts. We’ve always known Olivia and Fitz could never run away and live in that house, but hearing Olivia say it is painful all the same. Everyone wants to stand in the sun, but all anyone knows is the darkness.