Tag Archive | Cyrus Beene

It’s A Different Show Now…Who’s Running the Show?

header gladiator report

We start the Gladiator report tonight with good news. All of your TGIT favorites will be coming back! That’s right. The doctors of Grey’s, the Keating five, and OMG twisty turny drama that you crave will be back . ABC renewed  all three shows . The main reason is that all three shows have won ABC the night in the 18-49 demagraphic. Last night, ABC tied with CBS with the two powerhouses “Mom” and “Scandal.” Ever since the return from the hiatus, our show has gone from the bottom and is making waves again. But before you dust off that suit for the Grant – Pope wedding, be warned that you are not watching the lovesick President anymore. In fact, its a whole new show. Shonda has made it that we see what has happened before Inauguration Day. We see all the drama of the election and the assassination of Frankie Vargas. It changes alliances and destroys friendships. Power becomes the catalyst. Power has also destroyed relationships and people have killed in the pursuit of it. People have also ended up dead for the sake of it.

In five seasons, we have seen the who were the evil people were. We have also seen the innocent victims. In the pursuit of power, people have lied, cheated, and murdered for it. Each character has a dark side and each character has either killed, thought about having it done, or had someone else do it. We started out on the journey of Olivia Pope, her fixing ability and how she couldn’t fix her own life. How she found a man who had as much passion as her and how that passion almost destroyed him . Olivia was no longer a woman, she became “Helen of Troy” and she was sold to the highest bidder . Now we watch as four people fought for the Oval, there can only be one winner. The weakest candidate was killed and now two others have battled for the Presidency. One was a seasoned politician and the other a newcomer to the political arena. Her only experience was back seat to her husband as he climbed from the Governor of California to the White House. Cyrus is a monster and his only liability was the fact he is gay. Fitz has had to become King Solomon to decide the fate of the country and make the call since the electoral college legally couldn’t elect the popular vote. He makes a decision and makes Cyrus President. One problem, there is a tape of Frankie Vargas threatening him when he finds out about the staged shooting to convince him to run. Add to that a phone call from Jennifer Fields  that accuses Bean of murdering Vargas. Following that, Fields is blown up.

Olivia thinks that her father is her rescuer now. She wants to see Cyrus pay for his crimes. Oh gladiators, let’s not forget that any of the candidates could go down for the crimes. That means you too, Mr President. If Cyrus is taken down, then he might open his mouth about the kidnapping and Remmington. Fitz wouldn’t being going to Vermont, Olivia would be making conjugal visits to prison. Someone could also find out about Mellie and Defiance as well . She also had the twelve jurors murdered as well. OH and lets add that little forgery that she did when Fitz was shot. She forged the President’s signature to reinstate him as POTUS. Jake has all of the people he has murdered as well. (He shot Cyrus’ real hubby James) . It’s all cylinders people as Olivia has drafted the gladiators to find the proof she needs to hang Cyrus. Her main reason is that if Cyrus is in prison, Mellie becomes President and she would be back in the White House. With this tape, she has convinced Fitz to have David conduct an investigation. (Once again, Fitz listens to Olivia as always) With the proof, Fitz offers him a deal. Resign and leave politics or be arrested, convicted, and then executed.Fitz literally makes Cyrus sick.He will resign only if Mellie does the same. He can’t let Olivia win.   Olivia was convinced that Cyrus had done something to get on the ticket in the beginning and told him she wouldn’t stop until she found out what dirty trick he pulled to get to be Vargas’ running mate. Cyrus had made a claim that he was the run who ran the country , knew way too much about Olivia , and watched them grope each other like cheap porn.

 

olivia-fights-cyrus

But there is one person who stands between Cyrus and the White House, Tom. You remember him?  He is B613, Rowan’s loyal soldier, and the one who killed Jerry Jr. He also developed a crush on Mr Beene. and he sees himself the same way as Olivia saw herself with Fitz . This is why he barked. He is the dog on the leash that is not good enough to be Cyrus ‘ husband. Tom admits he took care of the staffer to punish Cyrus . Some of the most dramatic moments of the hour was when Tom held the gun in Cyrus’s mouth. I was on the edge of my seat thinking that Cyrus would be joining his real hubby in heaven. (Or Hell) But Tom took the fall again , like he did for Jerry’s death for Rowan. Tom blamed Cyrus for Vargas death and then he was arrested. The innocent victim in this of course is the young, Ella Novak Beene. Ella has had one father killed and now her other father is going to prison. Now she is being raised by a literal stranger. But this also might be the catalyst to bring together her godparents aka Olivia and Fitz. I think one of the strangest relationships to change is the whole Cyrus and Olivia relationship. Cyrus was the person to call Olivia to help this unknown governor win the WH. Cyrus has been her bedrock all along even in the days when Fitz hated her guts. Cyrus has also had his days when he wanted to destroy Olivia. He has had her arrested and also possibly killed. It is very odd to see her wanting to completely destroy her drinking buddy.

tom-and-cyrus

There is no question of who is the MVG of this week and that is the founder of Steppenwolf Theatre, Jeff Perry. So many of the actors on these shows have been around for years and they are finally coming into their own. Jeff is one of those actors. His monologues have been one of his shining examples of what makes him such an outstanding actor. He began as such a sweet guy and has metamorphised into a man who is as evil as Rowan Pope himself. Did he trap his sweet James into a relationship in his quest of getting Fitz into the White House. Before he was Cyrus, Jeff had made an impression on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Thatcher Grey. Thatcher had suffered and finally left his wife and daughter when he found out about her affair with Richard Webber. In time, Thatcher also became a drunk and his two daughters had to suffer with his addiction. Perry knows how to capture the scene and give it the intensity it deserves. He also knows how to make the viewer feel sorry for him as well as wanting to see him get what ‘s coming to him. He has definitely taking the acting spotlight from Tony to him. Cyrus is a very complicated character because he has spent his whole life struggling. He struggled to comform to the world in his quest for power. James got him to admit what he was and he loved him the more for it. He could pick up a phone and order a hit on his husband and at the same time, cuddle his baby daughter. He has definitely been someone to watch all along. If you haven’t seen the whole show, I suggest a binge watch of the show from the first season and see how all of the characters have changed.  The show ended last night with Cyrus being arrested  and being read his rights by Attorney General, David Rosen. Before this as a touching version of the old Negro spiritual “Wade in the Water.” played, Cyrus tearfully says good bye to his little girl, Ella. Haven’t the Beene’s suffered enough.

021017-scandal

24 Legacy Star is Author Too…

dan-bucatinsky

Dan Bucatinsky is a renaissance man. He is a husband, father, actor, producer, director, screenwriter, Emmy award winner, gay icon, and author. Just like a few actors who have finally gotten their shot, Dan has been all over movies and television for years. Dan really came into his own when he was cast as the gay husband of Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) on “Scandal”. It was a breakout role because James and Cyrus were the first gay couple in the halls of power. Alas James was murdered , and now his widower is poised to be the new President. Dan’s performance as the naive journalist won him an Emmy Award for his role on the ABC hit. Now Dan is on television again in the new Fox series “24 Legacy.”

Along with his projects, Dan wrote a book. It doesn’t talk about what its like to be on a hit series or the joys of coming out. With his wry sense of humor , you can tell you are going to be laughing as you read it. Even the title is funny, “Does This Baby Make Me Look Straight?” Dan addresses his life as a gay parent. His accounts of his romance with director, Don Roos will make you believe in love again. It also demonstrates that gay love is real and makes people feel warm and fuzzy . It also demonstrates that gay couples are just as insecure as heterosexual ones. It is ironic that Dan talks about him and Don wanting to have kids. This is just like Dan’s character on “Scandal.” James didn’t feel fulfilled without a baby and that when Cyrus wanted to get him to stop snooping , he got him what he wanted “a big , fat squishy baby.” Dan tells of the process and pre-moms that the couple went through before they got their two kids. The funniest part is when Dan describes the types of parents that they encounter when they socialize with their kids. It is a hilarious testimony to La La Land and parenting with the rich and famous.

I also love how Dan gives all the people in his life in the book credit for the parts they played in them. He talks with love about his kids, his husband, Don. He gives a new meaning to the term GBFF with the relationship he has with his gal pal, aka Lisa Kudrow. (You might remember her from a show called “Friends.”) They have worked together on projects and movies. He also gives credit to the lovely lady who gave him the best job he ever had, Linda Lowry and also her hubby Jeff Perry. Trust me, the relationship between these two actors is real and as a gladiator , we miss James and Cyrus together. Dan embraces his heritage. I can almost picture him on the balcony of the Casa Rosada , arms stretched out as he sings “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.” He is very open about his sexuality and his belief in God. There are quite a few differences between Don and Dan. There is the obvious age difference, sometimes the kids like Don more than Dan. (Dan is Daddy and Don is Poppi) , Dan is Jewish, Don is Catholic and neither of them practices their religion. Dan embraces his Judaism more than Don. Don denies his childhood religious up bringing.

If you are completely lost in the sea of gay parenthood , I totally recommend this book for you and your partner. I also recommend it if you are just plain having a bad day, it will make you laugh. I also recommend it for the many gladiators . You will get a view of one of the sweetest characters in the midst of the lying, murdering , and cheating world of the Capitol. It also might be the introduction to new fans of the wonderful actor as they watch Andy help the team on “24 legacy.”

dan-and-don-b

Here is Dan and his husband , Don Roos. The book is mostly about the adventures of being parents to Eliza and Jonah

cyrus and james scandal

Here is Dan in his Emmy winning role of James Novak on “Scandal” James had it rough married to the Chief of Staff of the POTUS. Cyrus had his share of secrets and James lost his life keeping them. Cyrus is holding Ella at her christening.

does-this-baby-make-me

Eight Years of Torment-An Examination of the Grant Years

president-grant

PS. Due to the fact there is a lack of Scandal right now. I have decided to still give fans what they want. It’s been quite a year with the pregnancy and Tony’s involvement with Hillary’s campaign . The cast has managed to stay at the top of social media and to that we say thank God. BTW Our own Cyrus (Jeff Perry) is a Cubs fan. Paul Adelstein is an Indians fan. Thanks by the support by the way. It is appreciated

It has been a long haul but we have finally come to the end of the lame duck President Grant’s days as President. Eight years is a long time, but we have been watching how the California governor with a military record but not much political experience would handle his tenure as President. Some have ranked him as one of the worst Presidents that we have had and others have admired how he has handled the office despite the personal problems he has had. Let’s look back on eight years of the Grant Administration.

innaguaral

It all started out so full of promise. Grant won the Presidency over Governor Reston of Connecticut with a landslide. He won the election with the help of Campaign Manager Olivia Pope who went on to become Communications Director. Beside his side, was his dutiful wife, Mellie and his Chief Of Staff , Cyrus Beane

state-of-the-union

 After an intense drafting session at Camp David, Grant delivers his first State of the Union address. Returning relaxed, Grant is confident with his address. Shortly after this, Communications Director Olivia Pope resigns. Her official reason was to start her own firm , unofficially she gives no reason. The President is saddened

sweet baby ...

President Grant is threatened by a unknown tape of his voice that could threaten his Presidency. A worker in the White House threatens him and says that he had sex with her. Cyrus goes to Olivia for help which results in a reconciliation between her and the President. For the first time we realize that the President and Olivia were romantically involved .

the-trail

President Grant listens to the tape and realizes who is on it. We see for the first time Olivia and Fitz history. They bond over his sham of a marriage and the two realize they are in love with each other. The voice is Olivia’s and the tape has a woman on it now. Amanda and Billy bond to get Sally in the White House and plan blackmail of Grant. Amanda tries to kill herself and then asks for Olivia’s help . Cyrus sees no other way out and Amanda ends up in the Potomac. Problem solved? No way.

grant-for-the-people

Fitz is ready to resign and tells Olivia that he can finally be with her. He doesn’t care about anything but her and wants to resign. Olivia makes the hugest sacrifice she can. She sees Mellie leaving and brings her back to do an interview after the tape is blogged about . The woman’s voice is hers and her and the President were trying to have another baby. Mellie gets pregnant to save her husband’s ass. The stress continues. Olivia and Fitz separate .

fitz-confronts-olivia-about-her-knowledge-of-thorngate

Olivia has started to see her old fiance since it seems the relationship is dead between her and Fitz. Fitz has her followed and under surveillance. Olivia learns about a spy camera that is in the White House and would eventually be in every home called Thorngate. While Fitz is hunting, he has Olivia summoned and she is furious. He confronts her about Thorngate and more importantly , her relationship with Edison.

fitz-has-called-it-quits

Fitz realizes that he and Olivia can’t make it work , so he invites her to a restaurant. After that he dumps her. Sickened over his decision, he has to go to London and the G8. The stress begins and he doesn’t call Mellie from the time he leaves. Did he make a mistake?

fitz-tells-mellie-that-he-is-over-olivia

Fitz informs Mellie that she doesn’t have to worry about Olivia anymore. He tells her that she won. The couple is on the way to Fitz’s birthday gala , but Mellie says she wants to go home she has a feeling. The pregnant woman isn’t far off. Fitz is shot.

JEFF PERRY, BELLAMY YOUNG, KERRY WASHINGTON, DEBRA MOONEY

A new problem arises. It is revealed that Fitz’s election has been fixed. James Novak and David Rosen have been doing some digging. The group that fixed the election meets to decide what to do to keep the fix secret. Huck meets Becky at an AA meeting but it turns out that she wants him framed for an assassination attempt. Becky is hired for an assassination by Verna. The plan goes off and there is an attempt on the President’s life.

scandal-210-olivia-fitz-hospital-room

Fitz is shot in the head causing him to have brain surgery . He codes on the table and then stays in a coma. The country is in turmoil because Press Secretary Britta Kagan is shot and dies. Secret Service agent Hal is also hit but recovers. Sally sees her shot and campaigns to  take over as President. Mellie , Cyrus  and Olivia cook up a plot to foil Sally by lying and saying the President is fine. Olivia can’t bear the thought of losing Fitz and begins a vigil.

fitz-finds-out-about-defiance

Defiance finally comes out for the President. On her death bed, Verna confesses all and tells him who was part of it. The worst blow was that Olivia was part of it. He doesn’t care if Mellie or Cyrus goes down, but she is another story . He can’t let her go down and so he smothers Verna and she dies. After her funeral, he can’t face Olivia and says that she didn’t have to wait for him. They are over (for now)

whiskey-tango-foxtrot1

He and Olivia part and they are both miserable. Without realizing it, Cyrus asks both people to be the Godparents of his and James’ baby. When they see each other, they can’t fight their feelings. Fitz has been sick over a hostage crisis and drinking heavily. The alcohol takes its toll and he chases her down the hall and pull her into a closet. He attacks her and then once again hurts her by saying that they are done . She is left in tears , while he goes to deal with his Presidential crisis.

molly-youre-in-danger-girl

President Grant is tested again when he finds out Olivia is in the hospital. The drought is ended but Olivia is attacked by the spy he had watching her. Surprise, Capt Ballard is falling for her. Jake realizes that someone has targeted Olivia and rushes to protect her. She finds out that he has been spying on her on cameras . Jake isn’t dumb, he fakes an attack which lands her in the hospital. His undying love shows when he visits her. The visit must be secret so he isn’t discovered.

a-woman-scorned

 Mrs. Grant has had it with her cheating spouse and she is ready to blow the whistle on their cozy love nest. Fitz has had it too. He tells Olivia that Mellie has moved out of the White House into Blair House. She has had it with his antics as well. She gives him an ultimatum , if you want me earn me. He does it , he comes over and waits while his loving wife is going to expose his cheating ass. To add fuel to the fire, the person she asks to interview her on network television live is Cyrus’s husband, James. The clock strikes nine and the interview begins. Fitzgerald Grant has made his choice.

cyrus-has-a-heart-attack

Stress causes Cyrus to have a heart attack . Everyone is beside themselves. Fitz comes to visit him and then so does Mellie . Mellie says that it is time to go and tells Fitz they are leaving together since he is running again. Fitz calmly informs her that he is not . He is divorcing her and slowly introducing Liv to the public as his girlfriend. Cyrus recovers and tells Fitz Liv has cheated on him then he tells Olivia that Fitz murdered Verna. Olivia says that her gladiators need her and she can’t leave them. For the second time, he tries to give everything up for her.

olivia-is-discovered

Olivia is at peace until she opens her door and is ambushed. She is the President’s mistress and someone  blew the the whistle. Everyone scrambles to cover up whoever the leak is. They even find a fake plant , Janine Locke, who will go down in infamy by talking about the President’s baguette. Surprisingly, the leak was the President himself.

olivia-fitz-and-mellie-in-the-bunker

The President’s newest problem is finding a narrative to spin about him and Olivia. Olivia can’t take the fall and the loveless marriage continues. The gladiators save her ass by coming up with the lie that Janine Locke was the President’s mistress. Mellie pays her off to buy the story.

stand-down

Another grey hair appears as Olivia is stuck in a hostage situation with a distraught mother who lost her spy son.

fitz salutes.png

The sins of the past are ready to catch up again as Fitz attends a former Navy Seal’s funeral  who was murdered . His autopsy revealed a set of numbers that turned out to be a key to a secret mission by the name of Remmington. Remmington involved a plane being shot down and who shot it down. 329 lives were lost and one of those supposedly was Olivia’s mother.

olivia-and-fitz-in-vermont

Olivia is mad at Fitz thinking he is behind her mother’s death. She decided to back Josie Marcus instead. Sally resigns to run as an independent against Fitz. Fitz needs a new running mate and calls his former Lt Governor, Andrew Nickles. It proves to be a stupid one. Fitz wants Olivia back and gets her to see a secret house he was building for them . The two of them make love in the house.

a-door-marked-exit

Fitz confronts Rowan about Remmington and also about how he feels about his daughter. Rowan says he has never been a man, only a boy.

kiss-kiss-bb

More trouble for Grant as he comforts his best friend, Cyrus after his husband has been murdered. The murder is covered up as a car jacking. David Rosen knows the real story since he was a witness to Jake killing James and three other people.

DYLAN MINNETTE, BELLAMY YOUNG, MADELINE CARROLL, TONY GOLDWYN

As the campaign for reelection continues, the Grant children are summoned to the White House. Fitz finds out his son is wearing Reston t shirts and wreaking havoc. His daughter can’t stand either of them and catches her mother in a compromising position with Uncle Andrew. Dad goes and punches him in the eye. Olivia walks in on an argument and is put in her place when he reminds her that he is talking to his wife.

NAZANIN BONIADI, KHANDI ALEXANDER, CARLO ROTA

More trouble as Maya and Adnan construct a bomb that will be used to kill the President. They stick it in the church where Sen Hightower’s funeral is to take place. The bomb goes off as Fitz watches the church blow up where he was supposed to speak.

fitz-face

For the first time, he is terrorized . Olivia fears for her life and that of the man she loves . He finds out that her and Jake slept together as well. Sally uses the bomb to help her own career. Savior Sally wins support.

maya-stabs-rowan

Maya wants revenge so she stabs Rowan. Olivia runs to her father’s side forgetting Fitz

finale-end

The worst is yet to come when Fitz ‘s son , Jerry is murdered . Adding insult to injury, Olivia has left Washington for parts unknown with Jake. She blames herself for everyone’s pain. .   The President   doesn’t know how much more he can take…..

jake-and-olivia

Olivia escapes all her problems as she calls herself the scandal. Her and Jake leave Washington as the President mourns his son. Fitz wins his second term with a sympathy vote.

randy-red-julia-and-superfreak Harrison is dead and the gladiators want Olivia to return from paradise. Despite argument from Jake, they come back to Washington. The gladiators are furious with her for abandoning them since they all have new jobs . In the end the team reunites to mourn their friend. Olivia tries to leave until a new case begs her to help her. While in the Capitol, she encounters Fitz . Without a word the two pass except for the secret smile on their faces.

mellie-loses-it

The death of Jerry Jr takes its toll on the First Couple. Mellie has lost interest in everything and the tabloids are having a field day. Fitz has to continue to run the country and Olivia helps him with his second State of the Union address. She also has to play referee to a fighting couple who are brought to Washington as national heroes. Fitz salutes a grieving First Lady for her courage. When the cameras are off, Mellie collapses.

fitz-and-family

Another grey hair and another wrinkle appear when he finds out that his dear darling of a daughter has slipped her detail to go to a party . Two boys take advantage of the fact and make a sex tape of the drugged First Daughter. Olivia comes to the rescue and gets the opportunistic parents. Fitz and her come together for the first time since her return and she tells him she left with Jake. Fitz is once again crushed , but determined to win her back.

fitz-beats-the-shit-out-of-jake

Tom was imprisoned but he was edged on by command to confess who made him kill Jerry Jr. He admitted that Jake Ballard had the President’s son murdered. The lie was enough to have him imprisoned in the Pentagon and cross examined by the President. When Jake told Fitz  he didn’t kill him, he was so infuriated that he started to egg him on about his affair with Olivia and the trip to paradise. Nobody touches Olivia and so Fitz proceeded to beat the shit out of him with the cover of murdering his son. More gray hairs and wrinkles and now a bloody hand. While Jake is in custody, Olivia begs Fitz to release him. He calls her and makes the dirtiest phone call that makes her wet her panties.

fitz-makes-a-dirty-phone-call

my-friends-call-me-jake

Jake is released from custody but is moved to the bunker for his own safety. Feelings are set aside as the three plot to take down Roman. Jake is still in protective custody , but Fitz sees it to his advantage and kisses Olivia outside the bunker when they leave. Olivia sees it as a way to lure her father so Rosen can arrest him. She tells him that she can’t stand the two fighting over her. A plot is beginning to be hatched and the only thing revealed is that someone has been watching Olivia. It is revealed that the Vice President and Elizabeth North are up to something.

what-did-you-do

Rowan gets wise and gives the kill order to eliminate B613 agents when he fears the end of the evil organization. Olivia and Fitz try to get the aid of Maya in taking down her husband. Before Rosen can get to the information, all of the evidence is destroyed. OPA is blown up and Olivia tries to shoot her father. Unfortunately, she fails. Cyrus’ boy toy is caught with his pants down and Cyrus relationship is brought to light thanks to Lizzie Bear. Thanks to Olivia, she spins the gay relationship and tells Cyrus he is no one’s bitch baby. His job is saved and Olivia feels like she is not needed at the White House anymore. She celebrates her choosing her with Jake as they dance and make love. When he goes to get a pillow , she is gone. Andrew smugly goes to the Oval and tells Fitz that he has a choice to make … war or Olivia?

olivia-tries-to-safe-herself

Olivia is kidnapped and taken away as prisoner. An innocent neighbor dies so they can take her from her apartment. Jake takes off to try and rescue her and the kidnappers have beat him. Fitz is furious and the first person he blames is Jake. Jake assures him that he has nothing to do with this. The two unite to save her. Olivia tries to escape but to no avail. Her exhaustion leads to her dreams. In the first part of the dream, Jake turns commando and rescues her. Then there is another part of the dream. She is in an unfamiliar bedroom and goes and gets in the shower. There is a man in the shower….

olivia-and-fitz-in-the-shower

Olivia is Olivia Pope Grant  and she is living in a post Grant Vermont with the former President and present mayor, Fitz. There are no kids though. Olivia encounters Abby who reminds her she has to save herself. Olivia runs down a hall to some red doors and realizes she is still in the US not some far away country. Fitz informs Cyrus that Olivia has been kidnapped.

fitz declares war

The team and the White House are all uniting and trying to find Olivia and rescue her. Mellie sells out and seduces Andrew to find out where she is. The gladiators stage an ambush to find out that Olivia has been moved. His hand has been forced and now President Grant is forced to declare war on West Angola. Olivia has truly become Helen of Troy and thousands of lives are lost. Now Olivia is put on the auction block and the highest bidder will get the woman whom the leader of the free world loves. The bidding begins… let the games begin.

oliiva-is-rescued

The bidding ends with the aid of Olivia’s mother and then she finds out she is going to the Iranians. Olivia uses her language skills and makes the negotiator mad. Abby wanders around in the dark since Cyrus won’t tell her anything.For security reasons, Cyrus seeks to have Olivia killed because she has too much knowledge about the government.  She saves the day by calling Steven who brings her back to DC. Steven is now working with the Russians and that is how he finds her since they were the second highest bidders. Safe in her apartment, she has a visitor and that is Fitz. She lays into him and the two of them fight again. She also takes off the ring and throws it at him. They are finished.

TONY GOLDWYN

Cyrus gets himself into a mess when his boy whore fiance gets caught in Dupont Circle with a guy. It’s time to take action and Olivia goes to work by arranging a gay wedding in the Rose Garden sponsored by the First Lady. The wedding brings memories back to the other weddings in Cyrus’s life, to a woman and to his late hubby , James. The wedding goes off despite torment from Sally. Olivia is confident enough to put Deux Bebe back on her finger. For the first time, Fitz sees some hope.

tumblr_noezg5nme61qkuz88o8_500

The White House and Washington is a mess. Rowan manages to avoid jail and makes a deal with Mellie if she gives him the list of jurors . The jurors are murdered and the case is dismissed. Rowan is free. Huck murders the jurors. Olivia and Jake go to the CIA to spill their guts which lands them in jail thanks to Cyrus. David is threatened and forces Olivia to sign to get out of jail. Jake delivers her to her door and tells her its the end of his mission and urges her to go to the man she loves. Mellie wins the Senatorial election but during her speech, Lizzie Bear tells Fitz about the jurors and he throws her out on her ass. The next bit of housecleaning is firing Cyrus, which pleases Lizzie Bear who wanted to see him gone. Fitz goes to Olivia’s , but she isn’t there. He assumes that she left with Jake again. Defeated, he goes back to the White House . But then he hears a familiar voice …it’s Olivia! She is there for him. He asks “What do we do now?” She smiles and says, “Whatever we want.” Then the lovers begin to kiss…..

fitz-asked-for-a-divorce

Fitz entertains the Prince and his wife of Caledonia. He talks with the Queen about a naval base for the US. It is his first State Dinner without Mellie. Even though they can’t be public yet, it is very obvious that Fitz and Olivia are together. Mellie is sworn in as Senator of VA. but after he poses with her during her swearing in, Fitz tells her that he wants a divorce. Mellie begs for mercy, but to no avail.

lets   slow it downthe lovers are discovered

After deciding that they want to slow things down, the world speeds things up by showing a leak in the White House security feeds.  Sally proudly shows the couple embracing on “The Liberty Report.”

TONY GOLDWYN After this, Olivia is on the run and she helps with a case involving a young man accused of murder. She takes Jake on the road to help her. The two talk about what could happen if she decides to return and be with Fitz. She is scared to death. Fitz calls and leaves her a message that he is asking Mellie to return and do damage control.

mellie-tries-to-patch-things-up

The couple try to explain to Noah Banks that Olivia is taking the blame for this and that the couple is stronger than ever.

olivia says yes

But Olivia decides to fight for them and returns to a crowd of a reporters asking her if she is the President’s mistress… her answer YES!!!

let-me-earn-you

Mellie tries to dissuade Olivia from returning to her place with Fitz. The interview is flagged when Noah sees Olivia’s confession. Abby is mediator for Fitz and Cyrus is for Mellie. The two decide that their paths have grown apart and Mellie leaves the White House. There is only one way to play it and Abby does it the way that Liv would . She slut shames Olivia making her out as a power hungry woman who uses powerful older men. Fitz won’t have it , but Olivia says she has to take the fall.

this-is-my-girlfriend

A tabloid reporter takes Abby’s accusations and then the media storm starts. Mellie is ready for work but the committee has some bigger fish to fry, it is to fry Mellie’s husband’s ass and start impeachment proceedings. They want her to vote with them to impeach him. Fitz wants to fire Abby, Lizzie Bear says wait before she leaves. Fitz’ s party wants him to play ball with him and basically make racist comments about Olivia. This angers Fitz and he dares the world to come between them. He shows up to take her on their first date. So does the press. Mellie sees this and says IMPEACH HIM!!

olivia-seduces-fitz

Mellie has started proceedings and Rosen warns Fitz that he should be getting a lawyer. The committee has issued all files from the White House to be seized. Olivia seduces Fitz and while the music is playing, she tells him that they have the computer files from when she was kidnapped. It may not be impeachable to have a mistress, but declaring a war for her is. The only one who knew about Liv’s kidnapping was Cyrus and Fitz asks him to come back.

you-have-to-get-married

Mellie and the gladiators are called to testify. It is a witch hunt concerning Mellie. Olivia will be called to testify now. They will be out for blood but Cyrus to the rescue, Olivia doesn’t have to testify if she and Fitz are married. Mellie makes it final and tells him in no uncertain terms how much she despises Fitz. Olivia comes home to a balcony filled with candles and rose petals.

KERRY WASHINGTON, TONY GOLDWYN

Olivia is proposed to by Fitz. She turns him down. Jake goes to be with his “wife” and she invites him to come with her. Elise is murdered at Union Station. Rowan is in danger in prison. Olivia finally accepts Fitz’s proposal and they celebrate. The next day is the wedding and Olivia is basically told her whole life will be turned upside down. She is told to surrender her cell phone and then she gets a call from Mellie. She will release Rowan if Olivia agrees to be her campaign manager. Olivia agrees… once again she leaves Fitz. Rowan is free and so is Tom.

olivia-plays-diplomat

The foreign country of Bandar has come to the White House for a supposed peace treaty. They are being wined and dined by Fitz and Olivia is being tried out in a First Lady role. She makes quite an impression till one of the dignitaries asks for mercy and to deflect to the US. For her help, he gives information that the leader is hiding things from the President. The gladiators find out that the man is lying and she says no deal. Then he tries to kill himself and tells Olivia he is a homosexual and in his country that is a crime punished by death. Huck proves that the so called soda factory is where bombs are being built.Fitz pretends to sign but then tells the leader he will bomb the hell out of his so called factory for lying. Olivia is arrested for releasing her father and then imprisoned. Fitz comes to visit her and releases her. But to keep her safe, he moves all of her belongings into the White House and says , “This is your home now.”

TONY GOLDWYN, KERRY WASHINGTON

It is Christmas time in the White House and the media darling is Olivia. She is doing all the cute little duties of “First Lady” and Mellie is making her mark on Congress with a phillibuster about women’s health rights. Olivia finally had enough when a lady asks her about a cookie recipe. Her boyfriend is with the big dogs and she is no more than a trophy wife. She gets behind Mellie and cheers her on. She then makes a decision. We find out that Olivia is pregnant and she panics once again. This time she gets an abortion and is late for the Cabinet Christmas party. She returns and Fitz lets her have it. This is it and the couple fights for their very survival. Olivia moves out and the couple are alone again. Charlie celebrates the holiday with Quinn and stolen decorations.

olivia-as-white-house-hostess

olivia-and-fitz-fight-2

jake-as-nsa-chairman

 

The two of them are leading very separate lives. Olivia is back to gladiating and Fitz has adopted the Grant desire to bed as many women as he can.He also makes Jake NSA Chairman after Jake murders the old one.  It starts with a reporter but the reporter has an agenda.Olivia is also back to sleeping with Jake again.Abby comes into the bedroom and catches him naked with the reporter. But it doesn’t stop there. He makes girls sign disclosure statements when he beds them.

single-fitz

Fitz pours on the charm for the ladies. After all, he has been married for twenty some years. He can now sow his wild oats , which he does instead of mourning him and Olivia.

see-fitz-flirt

horny president

 

The breakup has caused Fitz to act like his late father… all booze and broads

mellie-catches-a-whore

But when she brings Teddy to visit Daddy, she catches a rat who had been around her son.

fitz-is-warned

But Mellie warns him , to keep his whores away from Teddy or she would take his son away from him. She reminds him that he is acting like Big Jerry.

olivia-yells-at-fitz-about-the-girls

Olivia gives it her shot . It is the first time since their fight. She asks him if this how he wants his legacy remembered.

TONY GOLDWYN

He discovers that Cyrus has jumped ship and has no choice but to fire him for the second time. Abby is now Chief of Staff. She has come a long way from gladiator.

keepin-it-real

Susan is now in the battle for President , so the ex lovers are rivals . Fitz urges her to keep it real and also to say that he will kick her ass . For the first time, they are civil. He also tells Susan that he did not win the election the first time.  He tells her to keep it real.

PicsArt_04-09-01.02.46(2)

Olivia has a major PTSD attack when Andrew edges her on about being Fitz’s whore. She picks up a chair and uses it to kill the former Vice President. After she is done, she falls apart and Fitz realizes and so does everyone else that she is sick. He takes her in his arms and they embrace until Abby shows up.

fitz-runs-to-olivia-at-jake-wedding

At Jake’s wedding, Olivia runs and is obviously upset . Fitz runs after her and tells her everything is going to be alright. The wedding goes off and Jake and Vanessa are married. Rowan’s plot is fulfilled.

fitz-and-mellie-discuss-olivias-health

The campaign heads to Florida for the FLA governor’s endorsement. Abby starts pulling tricks and Mellie’s campaign flight behind Air Force One. This makes Mellie behind Fitz and makes her late which the lady governor can’t stand. Mellie gets off the plane and so does her ex to talk. Fitz admits that he is worried about Olivia since the wedding and the VP ‘s death. He tells Mellie about Olivia killing Andrew and the two unite over their concern. Susan is now out of the race now. Mellie is now against Doyle. The two girls unite to take him down.

fitz-lets-her-know-he-should-have-talked-to-her

Fitz found out that Olivia had an abortion and he blames a lot of what happened on the way he was acting back then. He realizes that he should have sat down and talked with her before he moved her into the White House. There is some progress between the two … what is their future?  We hope its back together.

mellie-and-fitz-before-his-speech

Mellie has read his speech and it is no more than a love letter to himself. She is not having it. It is supposed to be her show now. Once again, Liv to the rescue to talk to him. Cyrus is now in the race for the Dems as Vargas’ running mate. Fitz opens the Republican convention.

fitz-at-convention

The ride is almost over and soon there will be another President in the Oval but who will it be?

mellie-pic

Will it be the former First Lady? Mellie?

jake-ballard

Or will Rowan’s master plan succeed and Jake will end up as President?

francisco-vargas

Will Vargas survive to be President and win the election?

cyrus-beene

Or will Cyrus finally realize his dream of a lifetime and be the first gay President? After he kills off the competition.

This should be what is in the future for Olivia and Fitz

kerry-and-tony-at-image-awards

 

 

 

Be Careful What You Wish For…Olivia Finds A New Kind of Crazy

header gladiator report

This has got to be the best season of “Scandal” yet. It has that OMG element , the gladiators back at work, and best of all the romance of the century has prime time burning up. Tonight we all thought that Livvy would be gulping wine and crying over Dad’s old school R and B records. Boy was I shocked. It seems that Miss Olivia Carolyn Pope has a new address and that is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s right kiddies!! Olivia now lives in the White House. But before you start looking up the name of Grant and Pope for the wedding, know this, it wasn’t her idea.

Olivia seems to be settling in at her new job as First Lady. She dresses up and then translates for her boyfriend . (Fitz doesn’t have proficient language skills. Rosetta Stone might be a good gift for Christmas Liv) Fitz continues to try to negotiate a peace treaty with a country that hasn’t been friendly in the past. The ruler seems very eager to sign the peace treaty , but Fitz has his doubts. Hey! if you need to have someone vetted fast, use your girlfriend’s connections. Olivia tells him that the one guy is lying and not to do anything until he tells more. While all this is going on , Olivia gets a phone call. It’s the former First Lady. and she wants to call in her markers. If Olivia welches on her favor, Mellie threatens to go to Fitz and tell him everything. It also seems like everyone is ganging up on Liv at once. Her father shows up and for once , he is terrified. He informs her that his sons are after him. The tide is turning on Command.

potus swag

There is nothing sexier than that Grant swag , especially when he is on a mission. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) demands to find out what is going on with Rowan.

christmas at the white houseYou can’t help but admire the great job that the set decorator has done decorating the White House

141231_0296

Abby( Darby Stanchfield) seems to be happy that her relationship with Olivia has been repaired while Cyrus (Jeff Perry) is jealous of the state of the new White House.

There is no question who is the MVP or MVG tonight and that is Fitzgerald Grant. For five years, critics have panned Goldwyn for playing the emotional POTUS as weak. Not true. Tony Goldwyn’s Fitz has been one of the most tortured characters on television. He has been manipulated by his former wife and Chief of Staff, he has survived an assassination attempt, election tampering, and the kidnapping of his mistress. He just recently escaped impeachment and ended his twenty year sham of a marriage. There is a question of parentage with all of his children, including the dead son who is quite possibly the result of his father raping his wife. He has been betrayed by both of the men who have claimed to be his friend. Mostly he has been played. Tonight he used those Presidential balls that he told Cy he had and played those who had played him.When we last saw Olivia , she was telling him how to run the country and standing on the Presidential seal for symbolism. It was obvious who was running the country. This week, Fitz found out that it was Olivia who was responsible for the release of Poppa Pope. He came to visit her in prison and listened as she begged for forgiveness. Even though Cyrus protested, (Since he was the one who had her arrested) he shut him up by saying “I forgave you too.” But then an interesting turn of events came about. Shonda Rhimes took her audience on one of those famous roller coaster rides. Olivia sat in the WH closet and watched as her clothes were being moved into it. She was puzzled by this turn of events and then Fitz came in and informed her that she was being moved in and given her own detail.He also told her that he had given up on finding Rowan. At the same time, he tells Jake to take care of Rowan. At this point, Fitz becomes the master.  Instead of the look of relief on her face, Olivia had the look of terror. And Fitz, he had the same kind of look that Tony had in every horror role he has done. No one can master the emotions like Mr. Goldwyn and he has went the gamut of emotions this season from being a man in love to his sad face when he has been hurt. He knows how to act to the camera and for an actor who has done character roles for most of his career, he has risen to the challenge and initiated in the new era of the mature romantic lead. Bravo Mr. President!!!

Love seems to be in the air at the White House. Vice President , Susan Ross has a cute little crush on one David Rosen. David seems to prefer the hot lips of former Chief of Staff, Elizabeth North. Olivia seemed to have problems coming from all angles. First of all, Jake has decided to go to battle with her about their relationship and then Mellie threatens to tell Fitz about the forging. She can’t do it yet, but will. In a tender scene with Abby , she admits that she is happy and now is scared that he will find out the truth. When he does find out, they will be done. She likes being with Fitz and she isn’t ready to lose that yet.Maybe Olivia is really ready to be in a mature relationship.

. Tonight did have those special moments that are accompanied by music that defined the series. Rhimes once again used a R and B soundtrack with Roberta Flack singing the classic Carole King song “Will You Still Love me Tomorrow?” What made this unique was as the soundtrack was playing , we could see Fitz and Olivia fighting to save everything. You could see the pain in Fitz’s eyes of betrayal and the tears as Olivia begged for forgiveness. The audience couldn’t hear the fight, but the emotions were clear. And now we are headed into the finale. . .

Be careful what you wish for Olivia!!!

RosenSusanSusan Ross (                             ) seems to have a crush on David Rosen while he makes out with Elizabeth North. Will he realize she is using him.

naked olitzBut after a traumatic experience , Olivia returns to the arms of her lover. She is safe… or is she?

 

The Band Is Back Together!! Cyrus Returns

header gladiator report

When Shonda says OMG , she isn’t kidding and you know you are in for a ride. Tonight’s episode was no exception. The biggest disappointment for true gladiators was that we didn’t get to tag along on that date. I am sure it was truly spectacular and shows what Liv’s life is going to be like from now on. This is what happens when you are the girlfriend of the most famous man in the world. Has there been a divorce or did we miss something? It is painfully clear though that the lovers are in for the fight of their life. Tonight the Justice Commitee voted favorably to move ahead with impeachment, that includes their newest member, Senator Grant. Afterwards, she is removed from the committee for conflict of interest. David Rosen informs the President of his options and the war begins.

How does Washington’s best fixer handle her love life and its repercussions? By hiring her own fixer. Luckily Liv has her friend Abby lend her the irrespressible Leo Bergen. Bravo to Paul Adelstein who took a usually annoying character and made him into the comic relief of the heavy drama of tonight’s episode. His comic timing was right on the money and I loved when he opened the fridge of Olivia’s and saw she had nothing. This also resulted in Olivia going grocery shopping and buying her clothes at Target. This was to make her more approachable instead of the President’s mistress in an ivory tower.

leo burgen

Leo (Paul Adelstein) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) peep into the refrigerator of Olivia Pope. Why have groceries when you have your food (popcorn and wine) delivered.

Olivia goes to visit her former fiance , Edison , whom she called in the second season episode “A Criminal, a Whore, a Liar and an Idiot” . Edison reads her the riot act , but complies by doing an interview. Olivia and her boyfriend watch the episode in the comfort of the Residence. But there is someone else who is definitely amused by all of this and that is former Chief of Staff , Cyrus Beene, (who is definitely the winner for MVG tonight.) First he is joined by his “Husband” Michael. (True fans know this is not the love of his life and hold the hope that James Novak has been hidden in a hole somewhere in Wonderland) Later on, Cyrus is joined by Mellie. The two of them drink wine , eat brownies and cheese, and lament how their lives would be different if Cyrus would have never introduced Olivia to Governor Grant. is is one of the sweetest scenes in the episode as the former rivals unite.

cyrus and mellie watch tv

Its a tender moment as Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) think how their life would change if Olivia never would have met Fitz. But intn the midst of selling Olivia as a woman of the people , it is revealed that Olivia was given a Grant family heirloom. Leo spies Deux Bebe and the press announces the ring. It is now a completely different game plan as Olivia does a television interview talking about the devastating love she has for Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III.Mellie tells the press about the ring further endearing her to Cyrus. Olivia finds out there is another woman in Jake’s life as she chats with her new male BFF. She confesses her fear for telling the world that she is in love with Fitz. Jake reminds her that if she does this , this is it and she will forever be tied to the White House. Oh dear it is looking more and more like Olivia is on the road to becoming First Lady. Hey Mellie , I suggest you get a copy of the Debra Messing movie “The Starter Wife.” because that is exactly what you are now. And another poke was made at Tony Goldwyn’s movie where he plays polygymist Warren Jetts when Mellie is referred to as a sister wife.Goldwyn plays a man who has more than one wife , actually more like fifty. New gladiator Marcus, is being bullied by the Committee to play their games and spy. But there is one thing that Marcus does while in the Senator’s office, he manages to get his hands on some records. These records are dangerous as Olivia reminds Rosen that they will all go down because it has to do with her kidnapping. It is an impeachable offense for a President to go to war for his mistress. But only one person can save Fitz and that is his friend, Cyrus. He decides to call his old friend. Cyrus is glad to get the call but then he tells Mellie it’s just an old friend.

sad fitz

Tony really knows how to make you cry as he reminisces with Cyrus . He is the father he never had and the brother at the same time. Cyrus is his saving grace. Bravo to both actors for a tearful reunion. watching tv in the residence

It looks like Olivia is beginning to make herself at home in the White House

cyrus and fitz reconcile

This had to be one of the best scenes of the episode. The team of Grant and Beene are reuniting to fight this and one of the best teams on television is back!!!!

Perry is the master of the monologue,as well as Morton. Cyrus’ monologues are a lot more emotional and in this case they demonstrate the love this man has for this other man. Last week  he said that they had been together for 14 years. It would only figure that Mellie wants Cyrus for her campaign. But there is only one problem, Cyrus is in love with Fitz. Not romantically in love , but he thinks of him and Olivia as the children he never had. If he would have had kids, he would have liked them to be as intelligent as Olivia and Fitz. He has dedicated a large part of his life to Fitz and the two reminisce about things that happened when Fitz was running for Governor of California. Cyrus decides to tell Fitz that he no longer needs him . Fitz has played this well and then surprises the old man that he does remember it all. He also gets him when he talks about Cyrus’s mother who we find out is named Helen. Cyrus is amazed and says he will help his friend with a few conditions. One of the main ones is get rid of Elizabeth North. Immediately Fitz calls for Lizzie Bear to come to his office. But was Fitz indeed sincere? Or is the accusation that Cy made that he was the best politician right on and he was indeed played.

ezgif-3269018211