Ho...ly. This was some clever writing. I did not see any of this coming; I was certain Hollis Doyle was guilty, I was positive this cluster was his doing, so at the reveal at the end threw me for a loop. And you can imagine my denial when I realized I had to wait until next week to find out what's happening.
In the meantime, I continue to adore this characters. Let's do a roll call, shall we?
Hollis Doyle. Hollis is hilarious, entertaining, and absolutely devious. I'm kind of relieved he wasn't the one responsible for the Prez's assassination attempt because I don't want this character shipped off to prison to rot off screen. He's too much fun.
Cyrus Beene. Actor Jeff Perry was thoroughly wasted on Grey's Anatomy; I didn't know he had this level of flexible, convincing acting ability, but I should've known...he's a veteran stage actor after all. Cyrus has officially become one of my favorite characters on the show, if not my favorite. I'm astounded by both character and actor and will remain in awe for a long time.
Fitz, a.k.a. "The Prez". Tony Goldwyn has steadily grown into this character; he's developed great chemistry with Kerry Washington and I doff my hat to the man. It's like you can seem him feeling out the Prez, evolving with him even. The show better get a third season, because I'm officially intrigued.
Mellie. Need I say more? I told y'all she won't just let herself get dumped. Say what? She's forged the President's signature. She induced early labor to get him to refocus on her. And I wouldn't be shocked if she really was in on his assassination attempt.
Huck. *sighs* Guillermo Diaz owns my heart. All my body and soul sings of Guillermo Diaz.
Quinn...is growing on me. Hear me out. Quinn is the newbie; she's not so blindly loyal to Olivia that won't question orders or keep silent when she knows she had some real intel. I'm interested to see where Shonda Rhimes goes with her character.
And last but not least, Olivia Pope. Seeing Liv get in touch with her conscience, her vulnerability, and her admission of her inability to fix something really touched me. I wanted to hug Kerry Washington when she tearfully promised to answer any questions her team had for.
So if it's not Hollis, who do you think it is? The VP? Mellie? Someone I'm missing?