(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t seen Thursday’s episode of “Scandal”)
There is never any lack of OMG moments in “Scandal” but Thursday night’s episode of the ShondaLand drama on ABC pulled out all the stops.
The tone was set early on in “Honor Thy Father” with the introduction of Mellie’s (Bellamy Young) half-sister Harmony, who was aptly described as “fifty shades of angry.” Elizabeth North wisely advised the presidential hopeful that she needed to make peace with her volatile sibling in case she jeopardized her political aspirations. The inevitable explosions ended up with Harmony threatening to go to the press and Fitz having to smooth it all out.
Olivia Pope, meanwhile, had her hands full after Congressman Nicholas Reed asked her to help save his father, George, from death row for the murder of a creepy math teacher who drove Nick’s sister to suicide. As she followed up on an alternative suspect, Olivia unraveled decades-old secrets and lies. Later when the doorbell rang she expected to find her new lover on the doorstep — but not with her father, Rowan Pope.
Easily the biggest surprise of the night, however, involved Jake (Scott Foley) and a smoking gun. On the loose and having refused an immunity deal from David Rosen, Jake was desperate and determined. It all came down to a shocking twist in a parking garage and an armed standoff between Jake and David’s assistant, Holly.
“I didn’t try to kill Charlie, I didn’t kill those three other agents — she did,” Jake revealed referring to Holly, who gets a bullet in the head for her misdeeds. “Here, wipe your face,” he told David, helping him mop up the blood splatter.
Needless to say, the shooting fired up Twitter, read some of the best responses below.
“Scandal” airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC.
This is what happens when you expect your assistant to make you coffee #Scandal
— Sara Bibel (@deepsoap) April 3, 2015
— Jade Lant (@Miss_JadeL) April 3, 2015
#Scandal does it again…completely shocked!
— Portia de Rossi (@portiaderossi) April 3, 2015
I love that Charlie is now Scandal’s comic relief.
— emilynussbaum (@emilynussbaum) April 3, 2015