Scandal recap: A Divorce, a Proposal, and a Conspiracy | Season 2 Episode 18 |

EPISODE 18 | AIRED JAN 17, 2013

‘Scandal’ recap: A Divorce, a Proposal, and a Conspiracy

Olivia’s involvement in rigging the election gets an origin story, and Fitz struggles to resume his Presidency post-coma

By  | Published Jan 18, 2013

Scandal left us with a delightful cliffhanger last week. Quinn Perkins/Lindsey Dwyer finally got up the courage to confront Olivia about Hollis Doyle. You know, the guy who killed her boyfriend (and some other people), framed her for it, and forced her to live the rest of her life in hiding? But of course they were interrupted by a phone call. Fitz woke up. Sorry Quinn/Lindsey. So, will they address the Hollis Doyle problem this week, or are they building up to that for the season finale?

We begin with another Olivia and Edison showdown. (So…they didn’t break up? Last week was just a fight? Political relationships are weird.) He’s figured out that she must be the President’s mistress. Olivia is aghast. “In the past three minutes you’ve called me a criminal, a whore, an idiot, and a liar.” (Oh heyy, that’s the title of the episode!) And she tells him she never wants to see him again. “You’d never suggest that Scooter Libby was screwing Dick Cheney,” Olivia says in her defense. Of all the political pairings to put in our head, you choose Scooter Libby and Dick Cheney? No Ted Sorenson and JFK? No Valerie Jarrett and Barack Obama? Or is the Scandal-verse a world where Obama was never President? Wait, so did Fitzgerald Grant precede George W. Bush? This is going to bug me.

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