Gladiator Report: Ride, Sally, Ride

By Jim Donnelly Feb 28, 2014

Welcome to the Gladiator Report for the “Ride, Sally, Ride” episode of Scandal. Here you’ll find highlights, quotes and more. Enjoy!

Surrender to the Dark Side: Poor David Rosen. Everyone is always asking him for favors, but he’s always left with that disappointed half-frown whenever he needs an assist. David plays the tape he received in “A Door Marked Exit” for James. The inadmissible recording has Sally basically admitting she killed her husband during her frantic chat with Cyrus. He needs help from James to get something that’ll stick though. See how that all works out for him:

 

Run, Liv, Run: Olivia is stunned to learn that Jake is now in charge of B-613. She tracks down her father to talk about the situation. Rowan/Eli/ex-Command gives his daughter the 411 on how it all went down. It’s not a warm and fuzzy daddy speech. Of course, that’s not something Rowan/Eli/ex-Command is known for.

 

You Can Be My Work Wife: Cyrus, Mellie and brand-spanking-new press secretary, James, await poll numbers to guide them on how they’ll spin this thing with Sally Langston. The results are in, but the president wants to review them first with his new campaign manager. That would be the person he’s currently sucking face with in the Oval Office. That would be Olivia Pope. Should these two really be working together? The President has his opinion on that.

 

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

David: So, your husband gives you a sweet government job and you walk right on over to the dark side.

James: Yes, my husband gave me a sweet government job. And how exactly does that differ from what he did for you?

Abby: The first all-surfer dude ticket. Historic.

Rowan: You’re skipping around in a field full of bombs and mistaking them for daisies.

Rowan: The greatest weapon I can use against him calls me “Dad.”

Rowan: Run, Olivia. Run.

Sally: I did not murder my husband, Leo. The devil murdered my husband when he snuck inside me.

Mellie: Just pick one and start dating him publically so that people can stop thinking that you’re screwing my husband.

Abby: Harrison, you do not get to act all crazy just because everyone else here is. We are the normal ones… you and me. We need to borrow a gun, we ask. Also, why do you need it?

Fitz: You are not resigning. I refuse to accept your resignation. You can’t leave me. I’m not losing you again.

Olivia: Vermont keeps getting further and further away.

The One That Got Away: Fitz wants his former lieutenant governor, Andrew Nichols, to be his new vice president. His decision is not up for discussion. Olivia fills in the team on Fitz’s pick for vice president. The current governor of California, Andrew Nichols, is a bit of a playboy but he makes it work for him. He’s basically clean and is polling well. He does have one pretty big secret though.

 

Read the full episode recap for "Ride, Sally, Ride." See ya later, Gladiators!

Past Gladiator Reports:

Season 3 Mid-Season Catch-Up/A Door Marked Exit

Yolo

Vermont Is For Lovers, Too

Everything's Coming Up Mellie

Icarus

More Cattle, Less Bull

Say Hello to My Little Friend

Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

It's Handled