I mean, we figured a while back that Olivia Pope had Daddy Issues, and yes, I did mean to capitalize that. At least now we know how and why.
Joe Morton needs an Emmy. No one puts the fear of God into Liv like Daddy Pope, and no one else sets her straight like he does.
This week's episode feature flashbacks of their estranged relationship in which they come to an agreement; in order to gain Liv's forgiveness for constantly shipping her off to boarding schools, Liv and Rowan agree to meet for dinner every Sunday...while he pays off her law school loans. He's clearly trying to win her back, but that doesn't change the fact the relationship is sorely strained, and there's only so much Rowan will take from his child.
The flashbacks also include Huck and the first break-up with Edison, finally explaining how Huck has managed to stay alive thus far instead getting shot on sight by B613.
And Huck puts his hands on Olivia!!!!
Like...a part of me deep down wondered if this day would ever come. Huck has been Olivia's most devoted protector, and for him to be willing to almost strangle her in a parking lot came a deep place.
In present-day, Liv attempts to salvage Janine Locke's life as the White House continues to throw her under the bus. And she does a great job until Wifey steps in and does an even better and offers Janine a cool $2 million...tax-free. Shit, for that kind of dough...right now...I'd confess to sleeping with the Prez, his Wifey, his Joint Chief of Staffs, and every one of his Secret Service agents. So three guesses what Janine chooses to do?
Of course, to save
The episode ends with Olivia agreeing to resume her Sunday dinners with her dad, which in part persuades him to release Ballard. I don't know about the rest of you, but the whole exchanged really creeped me out.
Five - ten years from now, we're going to find out these two were totally sleeping together on set, and ain't nobody gonna upset or surprised.