Alright Gladiators! It’s seven days and counting! Everyone is scrambling to watch those final episodes. Magazines have been flying off the newsstands with our faves on the cover and ABC has been spreading the gospel of Olitz. But let’s not forget where we started before the balcony scene , the kidnapping, back to the beginning of season 4. So before we are watching Washington’s hottest lovers, let’s take a stroll back down memory lane from a season where it all changed.
Olivia and her gladiators mourn Harrison’s death. Her and Jake have returned from the island of Zanzibar for this funeral. Jake wanted Olivia to leave Washington following the funeral but she was asked to help someone . But while she was in the Capitol, she runs into a familiar face
There is no way she leaves now!!!
The usually ambitious First Lady is now mourning the death of her son and has become crazy Mellie. Here she is enjoying her fried chicken on the Truman balcony. She pulls herself together with Abby’s help for the State of the Union address
Olivia is to the rescue again when Karen is caught on a sex tape and needs her help. It is also the first time that Fitz has Liv alone in the Oval again. He tells her that he almost dies without her. She tells him she didn’t go alone. He is crushed.
Tom is arrested and confesses that he was given the order by Jake to kill Jerry. Jake is immediately arrested and pleads his innocence to the President. Jake chides him on about his real issue , being with Olivia. Fitz beats the crap out of him.
Finding out that there is indeed hope for them… Fitz makes one of the hottest phone calls of the year . He tells Olivia what she can expect if she would come over to the White House.
Olivia tries to save Jake and visits Tom in prison. He tells her that Fitz tried to kill himself and she is floored.
Tired of trying to get her father, she dances to her independence and tells Jake she wants to make love on the piano. But then she is abducted
Andrew tells Fitz that Olivia has been kidnapped so he will declare war on West Angola.
And here is the winner of the best speech of the year … from Where the Sun Don’t Shine
Yes? I need you to listen to me very carefully because I’m going to speak to you right now the way the Cyrus Beene I know would speak to you.
When did you decide to let them ruin you? Excuse me? So your life’s unfair.
So what? That’s how it is.
So, they’re mean-girling you in the press, they’re calling you names that hurt your little soft spots deep inside? Well, so what? That’s how it is.
So you lost someone you loved.
You lost the one person who felt like family.
Well, guess what grow the hell up because that is how it is! The Cyrus Beene I know doesn’t hide in his half-empty closet and wet his pants like a little bitch baby.
The Cyrus I know is a patriot.
He bites the bullet, and he does what it takes to serve the Republic at all costs.
So, I want to know, right now, in this moment, who you are.
Because the pathetic shell of a person I’m looking at right now doesn’t deserve to stand on the presidential seal in the oval office, let alone tell the president what to do.
– Who are you, Cy? – Liv.
Who are you, Cy?! – Liv! – Who are you, Cy? I am one of the most powerful men in the world.
Who are you!? I am one of the most powerful men in the world.
Oh, yeah? So, you’re not a bitch baby? I run this country.
I’m nobody’s bitch baby.
I don’t know.
You still sound like a little bitch baby to me.
I am not a little bitch baby! Then show me! Prove it to me right now! Show me who you are, Cyrus Beene!
Olivia is kidnapped and held hostage. Using her bra, she tries to escape
While she is kidnapped, she has dreams about Vermont and being married to Fitz..
it works ! Fitz declares war
Stephen rescues Olivia after he bids to win her back. Once a gladiator , always a gladiator
There is no happy homecoming . Olivia blames Fitz for her kidnapping and yells at him for declaring war. She throws her ring he gave her at him.
“The Lawn Chair” was a timely episode about a father whose son was shot because he was black. Courteney B Vance played the father.
Fitz gets his third Vice President in Susan Ross. She is picked by Mellie as she begins her climb to the White House
Cyrus looks back on his past weddings as he gets ready to be married. Olivia puts back on the ring and hope is alive again.
Fed up with all their games, Fitz cleans house by throwing out Mellie and firing Cyrus . Mellie is now the junior Senator for Virginia .
Quinn realizes that Huck was the one who killed the jurors and she threatens to shoot him.
With Mellie and Cyrus gone, Fitz goes to find happiness and finds it.
What happens now?
to be continued