Okay, so Carter was a bit more involved in this episode. She had a lot more scenes, she's still looking fabulous, and at the end of the show, she saves Reese...again.
What's notable about this episode in particular was that I believe on Thursday night, we saw a seed sown for future episodes which will expand on Carter. Carter continues a dangerous investigation and though offered a way out, she chooses to press on, while also gathering info for Reese.
Here's the problem. Though her number of scenes grew, they were boring. She's sitting at her desk or walking down a hall talking to Reese on a self-phone. In short, she's running errands and doing most to all of the less interesting legwork.
The best scene is the last where, Reese asks her to stay in the car. She gets "bored", comes out, and save his ass...again.
It is also important to note that the glorious Taraji P. Henson finally made it to the cover of TV Guide to promote this show.
Right away, "certain" folks took objection to her appearance. They didn't understand why she had to be glammed up and feminized for the cover, while the men pretty much appeared as they always have.
Black women, of course, weren't complaining. In addition to her strength, unflinching moral compass, and professionalism, we want her beauty and femininity acknowledged.
One commenter even took issue with her side pose, saying there was a concerted effort to show off her jugs and her ass.
This week's episode moved away from the juicy and scandalous and dabbled in espionage and national security. Very interesting.
Meanwhile, the Olivia-Prez-Wifey triangle just got all the more interesting.
Olivia's not taking the Prez's late-night calls. We all know by now how he reacts to rejection from Liv. Meanwhile, Wifey was under the delusion that she had her husband back and that they could be a happy couple again.
Then why was he trying to sex Olivia up against a tree in the presence of two Secret Service agents? Which, by the way, was creepier than it was sexy. First the Prez had her "brought" to him. He yells at her and tries to show his dominance, all because she was talking to her ex, a sexy (black) Democrat Senator. He then tries to screw her brains out against a tree and she shoves him off and angrily reminds him she's not his.
Wifey finds out and snaps. She feels it's time for her to be President, and she demands her husband either get over Liv or forget about being re-elected.
The show ends with Abby the Red in bed with the ex-District Attorney, who's finally figured out that Quinna actually is innocent and that what happened to her ex and his six coworkers was a lot bigger than a lover's quarrel.
So what did y'all think?