Gladiator Report: We Do Not Touch the First Ladies

By Jim Donnelly Mar 07, 2014

Welcome to the Gladiator Report for the “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies” episode of Scandal. Here you’ll find highlights, quotes and a special SNEAK LEAK of the next all-new episode down at the bottom. Enjoy!

Thin Walls: Jake learns that it’s standard operating procedure for the Secret Service to lock down the entire floor of a hotel while the president is using one of the rooms. This way no one will hear the shouting match taking place between Olivia and Fitz as they get dressed. Well, the Secret Service agents can hear. So can Jake, which is a tad awkward since he’s one of the topics of conversation. You gotta love how he takes it all in stride though.

 

Damaged: Mellie assures Andrew that nothing is going to happen between them. Then we jump back 14 years ago when these two were first getting to know each other. It was shortly after Mellie was attacked by Big Jerry Grant. Andrew saw firsthand what kind of damage this did to his boss’s wife.

 

Pretend Sex: Quinn does surveillance on Charlie while he’s doing surveillance in Olivia and Rowan. She’s caught by Liv, who tells her B-613 will destroy her. At home, Jake assures his fake girlfriend that he didn’t send Quinn to watch Rowan. Then he hops in the shower to prep for a night of pretend sex. There’s no indication if pretend cuddling is also in the cards.

 

GladiQuotes: Below are some of the top lines from "We Do Not Touch the First Ladies." Let us know which ones were your favorites and, by all means, pop in any that we forgot in the comments section.

Olivia: I am not a hen and my house is not yours.

Olivia: Once I fixed a presidential election and I’d like a chance to right that wrong.

David: Publius… Why did you pick that name?

James: It has historical significance. Also, I never said it out loud.

David: While I’m always up for a good blacksmith metaphor, I’m not sure there’s anything I can say that’s gonna make you feel any safer.

Quinn: I’m violent now, or hadn’t you heard.

Quinn: Get out of my car or I’ll shoot you.

Jake: Wine is not beer and popcorn is most definitely not food.

Jake: I’m gonna take a shower. It’s been a long day and I’m gonna wash it off me before we have pretend sex.

Mellie: We do not touch the first ladies.

Andrew: We do not touch the first ladies.

A Touchy Subject: When Andrew jokes that he could steal the White House portrait of Jackie Kennedy, Mellie warns that we do not touch the first ladies. That’s too bad because Andrew really wants to kiss her. Sadly, we do not touch the first ladies. However, no one said anything about the first lady touching him.

 

Sneak Leak of the Week: Can't wait for the next episode of Scandal? You're not alone. Hopefully this Sneak Leak for "No Sun on the Horizon" will hold you over until Thursday night!

 

Read the full episode recap for “We Do Not Touch the First Ladies.” See ya later, Gladiators!

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