Gladiator Report: "Everything's Coming Up Mellie"

By Jim Donnelly Nov 15, 2013

Welcome to the Gladiator Report for the "Everything's Coming Up Mellie" episode of Scandal. Here you’ll find highlights, quotes and more. Enjoy!

A Totally Jarring Scene: If this episode didn’t have you looking at the First Lady in a whole new light then nothing will. The title told us it was going to be a Mellie-centric story, but who could have expected the shocking, startling, unsettling, jarring, "insert your own adjective here" event that helped shape who she is today? Watch the scene that sent a collective gasp through all of Gladiator-land:

 

A Magic Beene: 15 years ago in Santa Barbara, California, Fitz and Mellie were young and in love. It was inside Big Jerry Grant’s mansion where they first meet Cyrus Beene. He had a strategy to win the governor’s office and it helped that his latest project had good hair. Notice how the swirling camera parallels the tornado spinning through Fitz’s mind as those around him plan for his future:

 

Quick, To the Fitz Phone... Again!: There was a Colin Farrell movie out a few years back called Phone Booth. The tagline was “A ringing phone has to be answered.” Do you kind of get the feeling that Olivia Pope would be the perfect casting choice for a sequel? She just can’t help but pick up. Here’s the latest chat:

 

Where Have You Gone, Bryan MacKenzie?: Charlie, the former Father of the Bride guy, was so much more likeable when he was wooing Brad Paisley’s current wife than he is as a carefree killer. Still, the guy exhibits a certain charm whenever he’s not torturing someone. Quinn fell for it big time and paid the price as you can see here:

 

GladiQuotes: Below are some of the top lines from "Everything’s Coming Up Mellie." Let us know which ones were your favorites and, by all means, pop in any that we forgot in the comments section.

Fitz: I love you.

Olivia: So what?

Cyrus: It’s not fair. It’s America.

Cyrus: You’re way better at picking out hookers than you are China patterns.

James: You control everything which is precisely why I want to kill you and have sex with you at the same time.

Olivia: Over a cliff… I know.

Fitz: Grants don’t take orders.

Abby: I’m going to hug you and you’re going to stand here and take it.

Fitz: It all means nothing to me compared to Olivia Pope.

Charlie: Welcome to Wonderland.

Scandal Shocker: Okay, that’s redundant. The words Scandal and Shocker are actually synonymous. The show barrels through to deliver unexpected twists and turns each and every episode. It’s the kind of storytelling that actually makes you angry that you have to wait a full week to see what happens next. Hopefully enjoying the final twists of this episode will quench your thirst for more Scandal.

 

Your Turn: This episode had its share of shocking plot twists. As already mentioned, that’s par for the course for this show. What’s your favorite Scandal shocker of all time? Let us know in the comments below. See you later, Gladiators!

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