I ain't shittin' on nobody who's a fan of the sport, but I cannot believe I had to miss this week's episode because of that shit. I didn't even think it aired this week until a coworker told me. I just finished it and I...am...speechless.
***As usual, spoilers***
Huck and Quinn
The opening torture scene between these two had my jaw on the floor (I didn't think he'd do it!!!!). When he talked about his methods and started getting off on torturing "family" (hence his friends and family "discount"), I shuddered and felt really uncomfortable. Like, I'm all about Huck being weird and the living definition of fucked up, but if Jake Ballard can still present us with some semblance of normalcy after 22 years of "being enslaved" by B613, then Huck really has no excuse.
James, Cyrus, and the Langstons
Daaaaaaaamn...Shonda went there, y'all. Not only does Cyrus start to reap what he's sown (and though I love Jeff Perry, it's about goddamn time), we see he's overdone himself on this one. By whoring out his husband, Cyrus has set things into motion he cannot control. 1) James wants a divorce. 2) Sally doesn't back down. 3) Her husband Danny Douglas ends up dead on her office floor, and for some reason, the first people she calls is Cyrus.
By the way, this wasn't a Mellie-centric episode, but she doesn't have one of the best lines about infidelity: "It hurts until it doesn't." This was so poignant; TV and films make infidelity out to be like the end of the world; if your significant other cheats on you, then The Worst Thing's just happened, and you should kill yourself. No. This is how some people keep their SOs in check; that unspoken threat to be unfaithful if they step out of line. This line killed all of that. It hurts. Then you get over it. Then you get back up.
The drama is really ramped up during this episode. It’s like every storyline that has been building up (except Harrison’s, because…Harrison) is finally converging in this one hour. (Source)Remember that ill-fated BGNO series on Granger and Kopelson (with Kelly McCreary and Aja Naomi King)? Kelly McCreary showed up to do a forgery favor for Harrison. After the two share a lingering look, she coyly mentions that Adnan Salif says hi.
|Kelly McCreary as "Clare Tucker"|
Just when you think this family can't get anymore dysfunctional...woooooooooow.
Liv tries to rescue her mom, moving her from safehouse to safehouse, mobilizing Gladiators in the form of a resistance cell, and then even getting the Prez on board to rescue
And just when we think Daddy Pope will prevail, we find out Quinn bought her freedom from Huck by promising to kill Daddy Pope. The show ends with Quinn manipulating her way into his office (by seducing Charlie, of all things) and we see her stealthily uncap a syringe.