Scandal recap: 'Where the Sun Don't Shine'

November 21, 2014 6:10 PM

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Scandal recap: 'Where the Sun Don't Shine'

There's no way Scandal could keep the same momentum we left last episode with. People died! Children were scarred! And, oh yeah, Rowan Pope cast out his only daughter. So, it's only fair that this episode opens with everyone taking stock of where they are after the very exciting revelations of last week. Liz North, for one, is exceptionally pleased with having rumbled Olivia's covering up for Cyrus Beene. "There's a special place in hell for women who don't support other women," Liz tells her. "There's a special place in hell for women who spout that tired quote to justify their bad behavior," Olivia fires back. (Does this mean Liz is taking her girl-code lessons from Taylor Swift? Does that make Olivia Tina Fey? I'm okay with this.) This is all prelude, of course, to those saucy pictures of one Cyrus Beene and his paid paramour being leaked to the national press. The country, predictably, doesn't take it well.

"America will forgive anything for love," Liv tells Cyrus and Michael as she tries to broker their contractual, face-saving marriage. Let's pause for a moment to parse that. On one hand, if Olivia Pope actually believed that wouldn't she have let Fitz make their epic love public ages ago? America wi...

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