If you were asking yourself that question last night, you are not a true Gladiator. Just when I begin to get disilluisioned and disappointed with “Scandal”, Shonda & Co. reel me back in. Kudos to my neighbor, Ms. V., for saying months ago that Billy Chambers was still alive. I have to admit, I speculated that the mole/Albatross was either Cyrus or the Governor of Maryland. This show proves that just because someone isn’t on your tv screen anymore means that they’ve disappeared never to return again.
So, for those of you that need a re-cap of Billy, here you go. No thanks are required. Billy Chambers was Sally Langston’s Chief of Staff (her Cyrus). During the primary, Billy was hell bent on taking down Fitz; so much so, he planted a recording device in his hotel room while Fitz was on the campaign trail. Turned out, that was the first night Olivia and Fitz were together. While the woman on the tape never speaks, Billy thinks he’s hit gold. When he goes to present said tape to Sally, she’s all too happy to announce that she has decided to run as Fitz’s VP, which crushes Billy. So he holds on to the tape. Fast forward two years, Billy talks his “girlfriend”, Amanda Tanner, into having an affair with the president. Amanda goes public with her story, although her identity is not revealed at first. Cyrus, in an effort to make Amanda Tanner disappear, hires Charlie to take care of her. A copy of the tape is sent to Fitz and Cyrus, but they are at a loss of what to do. But they decide to take it public. When the tape is released, Mellie says it’s her. (Billy can’t catch a break!!!) Quinn’s reporter boyfriend, Gideon, has been researching the Amanda Tanner story and figured out Billy was involved with Amanda. Billy, scared for his life because things have gotten out of control, stabs Gideon, resigns from his Chief of Staff position, and the last time anyone sees him, he’s on the elevator with Charlie…
Now, that you’re all caught up on Billy, let’s talk about David. Something about David never sat quite well with me with him working at Pope and Associates. And now I know why. And Olivia was WAY too comfortable to open her safe in front of everyone, ESPECIALLY David. I think her happy bliss has caused her to let her guard down. And that is most unfortunate.
Poor James. I don’t care how upset you are about what’s going on around you and feeling like your world is crumbling down, Cyrus was SO disrespectful and just plain mean to James yesterday. His attitude was totally uncalled for. But we know that Cyrus is a monster anyway, so should we really be surprised?
So, I’m totally confused. Did David really kill that girl? How did Billy get into the White House records? How did Billy and David get together anyway? Why is Billy trying to kill Olivia? What is Byron Douglas and Jake’s real end game? (Even though I think I have that figured out, I’m still not sure.) Are Defiance and Albatross even related??? And who is this faux Olivia Pope helping Mellie? I have no shame in admitting I woke up and re-watched “Scandal” this morning. I was still confused and needed answers, not that re-watching helped answer them.
Anywho, I was all set to have a watch party for the season finale next week and then decided that would not be a good idea. While I love my friends, I don’t need ANY distractions next week. My friends like to talk, no matter how much they admit they don’t, and probably won’t hush up after commercial breaks. So, I will have my own Pop Secret and glass of bubbly prepped at 9:59 pm. Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!
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