(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Scandal”)
Let’s be a real for a minute, Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) knew better than to get involved with the Shadowy Organization.
Last week’s “Scandal” revealed that Abby was conspiring with Meg who was pretending to be Huck’s (Guillermo Diaz) girlfriend and ended up shooting him. We were shocked beyond belief. Why? How could she? How dare she?
Well, on tonight’s episode we find out why Abby a.k.a. Red was being a little shady no good, backstabber.
It all began when Marjorie Ruland and Mr. Paeus — the duo from the Shadowy Organization — approached Red and offered to give her $300,000,000 if she ran for President. Random, we know.
Well, at the time Abby wasn’t really feeling like running for President because she’s currently Chief of Staff for Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn) and wanted to see where things were going with him once he left office. Turns out Fitz has plans to go to Vermont and learn to make jam while Abby low-key wants bigger things, so she gets mad and turns to the Shadowy Organization and lets them know that she’s in.
But this is where things got a little strange, because Red knows better. Just look at her track record.
She was a gladiator working for Olivia Pope at Pope and Associates where they dealt with the shadiest people ever and that’s pretty much where Abby got her first taste of knowing that things aren’t always what they seem at face value.
Next, she was Chief of Staff for the President and that’s pretty much self explanatory. She saw and dealt with some classified business and all that good stuff.
Also, when she was at lunch with Marjorie Ruland and Mr. Paeus, she even said herself that there were probably 300,000,000 strings attached with that $300,000,000.
But yet, she let one heated conversation with Fitz drive her to making a deal with the devil and now she’s framing people for Frankie Vargas’ death and etc., and etc.
“Scandal” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.