Ladies of the Club, shit has hit the fan.
Granted, I'm jumping to the end on this one, but still...shit has hit the fan. Capt. Jake Ballard, a.k.a. the New Guy, finally realizes why the President is so "interested" in Olivia Pope.
But like I said...that's at the end.
This is the ep where Liv and the New Guy finally get nekkid, and unlike with the Prez, their scene is actually watchable. Of course, Liv finds out about New Guy's camera set up, and he claims to be protecting her, not stalking. As we see on the camera, a masked assassin shows up her in apartment, ready to make the kill.
Still...I'm not entirely certain about the New Guy. I mean, he did arrange the "suicide" of a seemingly innocent man.
In the meantime, James and Cyrus are (finally) back and I love these two more than ever. I find it hilarious to see the Prez giving Cyrus marital advice, but he seems to be going through one of his moments of growth. He apologizes to Wifey, saying he's sorry if he turned her into a cold-blooded politician, but let's be real...Wifey was cold long before she met the Prez.
The Prez also appears to have stopped drinking, and is trying to be a decent human being. This, of course, gives Shonda Rhimes an excuse to bring him back into the fold, so to speak, but I ain't havin' it. Olitz needs to break up. They needed to break up a season ago.
Huck and Quinn continue to be totally awesome; Quinn really is a natural, totally meant to be a killer spy. I'm waiting to see if Huck starts training her to fight, or if we'll actually get to see her off someone. I wonder if Shonda is going to make an issue of Quinn's morality or something as her training continues.
And I'm not stupid. I can tell DA dude is being set up to become one of Liv's gladiators. Already he's helping them investigate and is placing calls to "friends" with connections on their behalf...and I don't know how I feel about it. Joshua Molina's a decent actor and all, but I think he takes shine away from Harrison, and I'm already over the fling he had with Abby the Red. It happened, it's done...let's move on.
In short, it's time for him to go.