Scandal: The State of the Union
October 4, 2014 6:40 AM - Season 4, Episode 2 - Subscribe

In order for Fitz to make the biggest impact with his State of the Union address on gun control, Cyrus sets out to recruit a power couple (Mary McCormick and Josh Randall) who are influential on the issue. Meanwhile, Mellie’s personal struggle gets national attention.
posted by ellieBOA (8 comments total)
Mellie was fantastic again in this episode, and I love Huck and Quinn together.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:04 AM on October 4, 2014

Oh, Cyrus. It's literally the oldest trick in the book. How could you fall for that?
posted by donajo at 8:03 AM on October 4, 2014

God that was painful to watch!
posted by ellieBOA at 8:57 AM on October 4, 2014

Yeah, when did Mellie become the heart of the show? Not complaining, she's a fantastic creation and Bellamy Young is doing great work.

I thought they'd wait at least one more episode before Fitz and Olivia interacted. That was a very fast turnaround from "I'm NOT going to see her" to "Can Ms. Pope and I have the room?"

Overall a weak episode with some good moments. We'll see how the season shapes up. It really needs some higher stakes to sell the drama, especially after the insanity of last year.
posted by yellowbinder at 9:49 AM on October 4, 2014

Mellie is absolutely the only reason I am still watching this show, but for now, she is reason enough. But I would love to know what sort of discussions about creative choices lead to MacArthur Park: The Dance Mix as your big closing montage.
posted by Stacey at 8:04 AM on October 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

I know Cy is lonely and all, but wouldn't you be super suspicious of anyone in DC not knowing who you are? Also, of someone (to my eyes) so obviously out of your league sidling up to you? Especially when that sort of shenanigans is the exact thing you pull on your own opponents?
posted by garlic at 8:40 AM on October 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

I can't find the thread for this week's episode. Has Scandal been dropped from FanFare?
posted by sanitycheck at 10:02 PM on October 10, 2014

sanitycheck, go ahead and post a new Scandal thread if you like. No one person is in charge of doing that. I haven't seen the new episode yet myself.
posted by donajo at 3:17 AM on October 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

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