I can’t see through the fog, I can’t do my job. The sky will fall. And I won’t be able to stop it, but you can. Like it or not, Olivia Pope can . . . play through the pain.
I liked this episode a lot. It was cool to finally get to see the presidential kids; it’s been interesting the way that the show has just written them out to this point. I liked the way the show presented the whole parents-kids relationship which was as incredibly dysfunctional as I would have guessed. There are some really killer scenes; the Cyrus-Jake confrontation in the Oval Office was a gasp inducing moment & the scene where all the lies about Andrew get put to rest with just one sharp sentence was so awesome, I genuinely laughed out loud. Huck & Quinn are still a lost cause, but the climax of the episode, with Mellie holding her tongue as Fitz reads her the riot act, is so brilliant that I can forgive the episode a couple of missteps. Speaking of holding her tongue, I wish Huck and Quinn would start doing that. If you know what I mean. 3 ½ stars.
tl;dr – well acted episode has plenty of great Scandal moments and ups the ante with a couple of new characters; only a couple of missteps. 3 ½ stars.