'Scandal' - “The State of The Union” Recap (Season 4, Ep 2)
The Union is in a rather poor state if you ask me. Olivia is firmly back in Washington, and thankfully back to work. Most of last season we watched her sulk and mope over Fitz, while the Gladiators did her bidding, so I was thrilled to see Liv back in her element.... even if Cyrus had to blackmail her to do so.
This episode, her clients were James and Lisa Elliott; American heroes and the faces of gun control. And yet, as thrilled as I was to have a throwback to when Olivia actually “fixed” situations, the Elliott’s story wasn’t all that interesting. I was pleased when Olivia’s solution was for them to either stay miserable or get a divorce. Sometimes the answer is really that simple.
Quinn and Huck have reinstated themselves in Pope and Associates (wearing matching plaid shirts). However, their creepy and very twisted lusty affair is making it more and more difficult for them to work together. Quinn is desperate for Huck to acknowledge her existence, while Huck acts as if nothing has occurred between the two. After all, it’s Quinn’s nosiness and blanket disregard for boundaries that has destroyed their relationship.
Abby continues to muddle her way through the White House, while both Cyrus and Fitz resent the fact that she is not Olivia. (Fitz even thinks that her name is Gabby, which I suppose is better than Red.) Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for this season being the season of Abby but to be quite frank, she’s really not all that good at her new job. Olivia attempts to help her out on the sly, while David has to take control of his own confirmation as Attorney General because Abby gives up on him.
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