Scandal Pops: Watch the Season 5 Episode 9 Recap|The biggest moments from the Season 5 winter finale of Scandal!|Watch this recap of Scandal Season 5 Episode 9 to see the most shocking moments from the Scandal winter finale! Mellie takes over the Senate floor and makes history through a painful filibuster. Huck and Rowan face off while Jake walks back into Rowan's circle. Most shocking of all, Olivia and Fitz realize some things were better left as they were. No more jam in Vermont as Fitz and Olivia break up... Scandal returns with all-new episodes THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 9|8c.
Welcome to the official Scandal recap for Season 5, Episode 9 “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (original airdate November 19, 2015). America is falling for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). Yes, the country is accepting her relationship with the president. Olivia, however, seems to be having trouble with it. See why in the winter finale Gladiator Report!
Didn’t You Used to be a Gladiator?: Things are certainly getting done politically ever since the president moved his girlfriend into the White House, but that’s primarily because Liv has taken on the role of his trophy wife.
The Fight House: Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) is furious that Olivia didn’t make it to the big dinner. He accuses her of running. The two of them have a big, blowout fight. The subject of manipulation and ineffectualness are just some of the highlights. For the full shouting match, check out the video below.
After Dinner Conversation: Huck (Guillermo Diaz) gives Rowan (Joe Morton) an Underground Railroad from Gettysburger, but he doesn’t spring for the Freedom Fries. It’s a different kind of torture. Things escalate from there. See how:
Anti-Family Man: If Papa Pope ever wins a Father of the Year award, he should probably hire someone to help write his acceptance speech.
Bathroom Break: Mellie (Bellamy Young) can’t, in good faith, vote for a Planned Parenthood bill with discretionary funding. So she decides to do a little filibustering. She can’t leave the podium to eat or go to the bathroom. After many hours of rambling, Mellie’s bladder becomes her worst enemy. Then something happens.
Bathroom Stall Tactics: After Mellie takes care of business, she realizes who was behind her fortuitous bathroom break. It was Olivia, who gives her the inspiration to press on.
Gift Exchange: David Rosen (Joshua Malina) is impolitely rejected by Elizabeth when he tries to give her a beautiful bracelet as a holiday gift. So he gives it to Susan Ross, who is obviously smitten with her wine cooler drinking buddy. Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) later sees the bracelet on the veep’s wrist. Surprisingly, this is a little unsettling for her. Odd after this initial reaction.
She’ll Be Back Home for Christmas: Olivia moves out of the White House. She has a brand new sofa delivered to her apartment. She takes a seat and enjoys a glass of wine. Snowflakes can be seen outside her window. Olivia watches them fall with a content look on her face. She’s obviously happy to be home for Christmas.
Watch the full episode of Scandal's winter finale here. All-new episodes return THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 9|8c.
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