Why Huck?

* SPOILER ALERT * : If you are an avid watcher of “Scandal” and did not see last night’s episode, you might want to skip this post.

The title of today’s post can mean multiple things- 1. Why did Huck shoot Fitz? 2.  Why was Huck wearing a bright red hoodie KNOWING he would be recognizable? 3. Why was this set up to appear that Huck shot Fitz? (I’ll get to that in a minute.)

In true Elle fashion, I had a “Scandal” watch party last night.  My neighbor, Ms. V, and my friend Bri came by so we could watch the show together.   I stated earlier in the day that this episode better be EPIC…and it was.  A lot of questions were answered.  We found out when Mellie found out about Fitz and Olivia’s affair, we found out who was behind the explosion at Cytron, we see when Cyrus and James got engaged, we found out when and how VP Langston got hoodwinked by Cyrus and Olivia, AND we found out when and why Olivia quit working at the White House .  In most shows, I would loathe all of these flashbacks, but it works for “Scandal”.  You get an understanding of the characters’ motives and why they behave the way they do.

Now, regarding how Mellie found out about the affair-I don’t trust that Secret Service agent.  He could have EASILY given that pin back to Fitz.  But not only did he give it to Mellie, he told her where he found it.  He’s not protecting the President.  (Ms. V and Bri seem to think he may be the father of Mellie’s baby…because we ALL have doubts that it’s really Fitz’s, but I think that may be a stretch.)  I have to say I’m not surprised that Hollis was behind the explosion at his own company.  It definitely explains why Olivia felt the need to save Lindsay Dwyer (aka Quinn Perkins).

It’s really ironic we were discussing VP Langston before the show came on, noting we hadn’t seen her at all this season.  But she definitely showed up with a vengeance last night.  So, she’s now the acting President.  And, unwittingly, Cyrus gave her the information she needed to get it done.

The relationship between Fitz and Olivia is SO WRONG!!!  But there’s a little bit of something in all of us that wishes they could work it out.  Honestly, I’m glad she has Edison, because I was hoping that she could finally move on, but with Fitz being shot and in the hospital, I don’t think that’s going to happen, especially now that she’s back at the White House.

Now, with Huck.  Ms. V called it; she’s been saying since last week that Huck was the shooter.  I still think Hollis set it up (remember his conversation with Cyrus last week when he said, “I’ll bring down this whole house of cards”???  But, is Huck really the shooter???  Huck is a trained killer who could have killed Fitz with one shot.  Also, what killer wears a bright red hoodie?  That’s a sure fire way to get noticed.  In our post-“Scandal” discussion, we think someone else did the shooting, and Huck is the scapegoat.  We’ll see what happens.

Now, the main thing that didn’t really get mentioned last night was James’ discovery of the tampering of the voting machines last week.  It’ll be interesting to see how this is handled; hopefully it’ll be done during next week’s mid-season finale.

I could be here forever sharing my thoughts on this show.  I will say if you are just now getting into “Scandal”, you need to catch up.  Don’t ask your friends who this person is or why they’re significant.  Maybe you can catch up on HULU or Netflix during the Winter Break.  I highly recommend it.  Enjoy your weekend, and until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

P.S. Fitz can’t die…like he just can’t…

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