“Scandal” Re-Cap

You know, for someone that was almost bored with Thursday’s episode, I found some amazing moments!  My favorite, though, was watching the preview for next week and seeing what Liv is wearing to this gala!  Her look was so fabulous that I had my tight girl/sister-friend at Hell in a Handbag rewind the tv so she could see it. 

During my weekly work discussion regarding “Scandal”, one of my co-workers, we’ll call him Adam, told me that my expectations were too high when I said that the last two episodes haven’t been that great.  However, Kathy, my other co-worker, agrees with me-Shonda set it that way.  She should not have been so great in the beginning, then start to fall off.

One theme that was PAINFULLY clear was that there were too many “ripped from the headlines” stories in Episode 4.  Adam pointed out “Law & Order: SVU” does the same.  My argument was that may be true, but they max out at two stories.  Shonda put in like 4 or 5 stories in one hour.  On to the re-cap…

First, I knew in less than 5 minutes that the wife killed that girl.  And Senator Myers needs to see somebody about his nasty little habit.  Second, I really need Quinn to SIT DOWN somewhere!!!  She keeps messing with Huck, he’s going to “whiskey” her.  She’s always into something.  Just fall back, and play your role. Third, I thought it was SO sweet that Fitz FINALLY stood up for Mellie.  He even held her hand. (All together now, “Awwwwwww…”) But that moment was short lived.  And speaking of Fitz, how careless could he be to attend Peter Foster’s funeral all willy-nilly with no type of discretion???  And social media is can be the complete death of  privacy.  Jake is like a bad body rash that you can’t get rid of, no matter what you do.  Liv told him to go away at the beginning, in the middle, and at the end of the episode…but he just wouldn’t!!!  And the nerve of him to think he could chill, hang out, and drink amazing red wine with Olivia while he tries to convince her that they need to kill her daddy.  Naw, son, that ain’t happening.  And he had the NERVE, the GALL, the AUDACITY to bring Huck into it, knowing good and well he and Liv are in a rocky place right now.  But most important, Jake is a bonafied H.A.T.E.R.  How is he going to blurt out, “Want more wine?” knowing good and well the POTUS is on the phone??? But, the ultimate player move was at the very end, when Fitz, with his Secret Service wingmen in tow, march into Byron/Eli/Rowan’s office!!!!

Now, I have SO many questions-Does Fitz know that Byron/Eli/Rowan is Liv’s dad?  Was (Is) Fitz a part of B613?  If Fitz really flew that plane in Operation Remington, did he kill Liv’s mom, thus prompting Byron/Eli/Rowan to send her away so he could become a member of B613?  Does Cyrus know that Byron/Eli/Rowan is Liv’s daddy??? (I seriously doubt it, because his picture was missing from Liv’s “Kill” File in Episode 2.) Does Jake REALLY think Byron/Eli/Rowan doesn’t know he was eavesdropping on his conversation with Cyrus??? I think that’s going to come back to bite Jake in the behind. 

Some of my “Scandal” co-horts think Byron/Eli/Rowan is going to die this season, even if it’s not at the hands of Jake or Huck.  Could it possibly be Charlie???

Anywho, that’s all I’ve got.  Feel free to share your thoughts on Thursday’s episode or what you think will take place in the rest of the season!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

P.S.  Can we talk about Harrison and his cute little dance??? Lawd, I heart Columbus Short!

“Scandal” Catch Up

So, we are a day away from the 4th new episode of Season 3 of “Scandal”… and I have yet to write a post about any of them.  See, what had happened was…

On the evening of October 3, I was minding my business, watching “Grey’s Anatomy” in the comfort of my own home, when I decided that the episode wasn’t that exciting.  So I was going to take a quick nap and be up in time for “Scandal”.  The next thing I know, I wake up, see what doesn’t appear to be “Scandal” on television, grab my phone and see that it’s 11:19, and fearfully realize that I have slept through the season premiere. To say I was pissed, shocked, and amazed at myself is an understatement.  I can go to sleep at 9 o’clock any night of the week except Thursday.  It’s like my body subconciously KNOWS what night it is and realizes it’s vitally important that I stay awake and not be tired.  But on October 3, my body worked against me.  And so was Comcast.  I’m not happy to admit this, but I have woken up at 5 am on a Friday morning in the past to re-watch an episode of “Scandal”. (Don’t judge me.)  So I wasn’t worried.  I just figured I would go to bed, wake up at the crack of dawn, and watch the episode so that I could contribute to the conversation that was sure to take place at work.  Because I had gotten so much rest, I woke up on my own at 4 am…checked On Demand…and did not see “Scandal”.  I didn’t panic.  I went to sleep on the couch, woke up around 5, and looked at On Demand again.  Nothing.  There was nothing new at 6, either.  So, against my better judgement, I looked at stories that discussed the premiere, but not anything that would totally give the main stuff away.  By the time I made it home Friday night with Chinese take-out, the new episode was up, and I was good to go.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t that impressed.  It possibly could have something to do with the fact that I kinda knew what to expect, like Byron Douglas aka Eli/Rowan giving an EPIC speech to Olivia during the first scene, Olivia standing up to her daddy, Mellie name-calling Olivia to her face (that was good), Fitz telling Tom to let it slip that Olivia was his mistress, and some other non-notable things that happened, except for Jeannine being set up to have been with Fitz; that was kinda genius.  Because I do not know in WHAT realistic world Fitz would think that the world would be cool with him marrying his mistress and making her First Lady.  Well, unless your Mark Sanford-then it’s possible. Oh, and Byron really did give a good speech.

But that second episode…What a wonderfully glorious episode!  We all know I am not a fan of Edison, but I was excited to see him!  (Do NOT ask me why, because two weeks later I still don’t know.)  And you all know I love a good flashback, so I was happy to see the evolution of Byron/Eli/Rowan and Olivia’s relationship.  Suffice it to say, there were definitely some moments in the first two episodes that reminded me of Southern Dad and myself.  Anywho, it was just great television.  I am super super weirded out that Huck let it out about B613.  And I was even more super weirded out when Byron/Eli/Rowan came face-to-face with Huck.  The “arguing” scene with Olivia and Daddy was priceless.  That was excellent acting.  Oh, can I also say that I am so mad that Huck choked Liv…but she kinda had it coming. She should not have lied.  BUT, I was SO pissed at Quinn!  I just want her to sit DOWN somewhere!  UGH!!! She’s always into something!  If she had just minded her own business, Huck never would have found out.  Now Huck and Olivia have to re-build their trust in each other again.

Episode 3 was boring…except the end when Huck was following Byron/Eli/Rowan and threatened him.  I knew he wasn’t going to shoot him, though.  And it’s amazing that Byron/Eli/Rowan still has that kind of control over Huck!  I just want to find out about Operation Remington…

So, that’s my re-cap over the last 3 weeks.  I tried to not have it be that long and focus on the episode I really liked.  Feel free to share your thoughts or anything I missed, because I know it’s alot!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

I Don’t Want to Be Here Forever

A few months ago, I found this AMAZING blog.  It was well-written, funny, and engaging.  And I could totally relate to the author.  She was a single woman with no children.  She has a job she loves.  She lives in a major city.  She is enjoying living her life.

But she also has a plethora of friends, some of whom are married.  And at times she hangs out with those friends.  And their married friends.  In one post, she mentioned that she has had friendships come to an end due to the girlfriend/wife not feeling comfortable with her friendship with the boyfriend/husband.  Although nothing ever happened between them and there is no attraction between the two.  (Think TyAnthony and me.) And even with the friends of friends-sometimes the wives think she may want their husbands.  I mean, she IS a single woman, which means she’s probably always looking.  Even if she’s with a group of married people. (I hope you noted my sarcasm.)

But, there are some instances where she and a friend make jokes about “sharing” said friend’s husband, specifically when it comes to home improvement.  She’s like me-she’s not that handy.  And when things need to get done around the house, said friend has no problem offering her husband to come help.  The girls hang out and catch up while the husband fixes whatever needs fixing.  They laugh and joke about sharing the husband. Then the couple leaves, and she does whatever single women in large cities do.

While reading her blog, I was thinking, “OMG!!!  She’s writing my life!” (Of course with a number of exceptions.)  I was totally going to immerse myself in her blog and read every word she had ever written.  But then I realized she’s 50+.  And is not married.  And doesn’t have any children.  While I can totally relate to her now, I don’t want to be her in 20 years.  She apparently has no plans to get married or have children.  And I think that’s amazing that she chose that life.  But that’s not the life I want.  So just know I won’t be in this place forever. And whatever place you’re currently in, it’s just a pit stop on your journey through life.  Stay faithful and true and know your (our) time is coming. 🙂 Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!