The Scandal Recap Ridiculist: Bombs Away

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Every week, we'll be recapping all of the totally outrageous — yet totally awesome — developments on our favorite political drama, Scandal. Check out last week's Ridiculist here.

You'll have to excuse us for a second, but our heart rates have yet to return to normal after this one. "Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington" might have been the most Shonda Rhimes-y episode of all Shonda Rhimes episodes. And, this is the woman who created Grey's Anatomy. At first, we were a little unsure about the whole bomb plot, but it certainly allowed Olivia to show off all of her superpowers. She commandeered the FBI's hostage negotiators, she consoled her client-slash-suicide-bomber, and she got the chance to shut down the president yet again. Meanwhile, Huck's story line is continuously getting more and more tragic, but we're hoping he can gang up with Jake Ballard to take down B613. And, now, on to the Ridiculist.

The gladiators scoffed at Huck's personal day. At first we thought it was a little obnoxious, but then we realized these people literally never get a day off. Norma Rae?

"Don't tell me what to do with our son — you could barely get it up to conceive." We don't want to get involved with a marital spat, but wow this thing between Mellie and Fitz is getting heated. We don't necessarily want them to get divorced, but we can't deny that there's entertainment value in their fights.

The Secret Service code for a White House intruder is "intruder"? Couldn't we at least get something a little more original? Whatever happened to nicknames like Javelin and Renegade?

Olivia walking into backrooms at the Capitol like she owns the place. Since when is an ex-staffer allowed to roam around as she pleases? Last time we checked, Olivia didn't have free reign of the building.

Let's be real — there was no chance Huck was ever going to kill Rowan. That would just be too easy. But, our plea to the television universe: Please stop making Huck murder! We just want his conscience to be clean. Is that too much to ask?

"You're serious? I'm a little sore; you're in a room with a bomb." It's good to know that Jake still has his sense of humor even after all that time in the hole.

For a second there during the whole fake-FBI bit, we thought we might be watching Homeland. An American prisoner of war has been turned...

The R29 jury is still out on David Rosen, but it was nice to see someone take Cyrus to task for once. It's also good to hear that the Defiance/Cytron card plot hasn't been completely forgotten.

Fitz's speech about the 57 heroes was cheesy as all get out. But, damn if it didn't give us chills.

Mellie turns Deep South when she gets drunk. Enough said.

Jake's "your face kept me alive" speech has us cheering for team Olivia and Jake full-on now. Sorry, Fitz, but your time is up.