From First Lady to senator to a presidential hopeful, Scandal's Mellie is moving her way through Washington D.C. Though she's definitely seen (and been) her fair share of D.C.'s dark side, she never lets that get in the way of her unforgettable lines. Whether it's expertly throwing some shade or her infamous Drunk Mellie lines, if Mellie's got something to say, we listen! Here are 10 times Mellie won our hearts.
“Today you get a two-fer: Drunk Mellie and Smelly Mellie.” (Season 4 Episode 5 The Key)
Drunk at 8AM and unashamed, Mellie doesn't have time for Fitz's judgment.
“It's 1976 down there.” (Season 4 Episode 1 Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia)
Mellie's got no time for Fitz's judgment or his intimacy, and she makes sure he knows it.
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“Your precious Olivia doesn't have the secrets of the universe tucked between her magical thighs.” (Season 2 Episode 17 Snake in the Garden)
After Fitz turns to the bottle after the election betrayals, Mellie sets him straight and points out why he's really upset.
“I made him. He exists because I say he exists.” (Season 2 Episode 12 Truth or Consequences)
Mellie vents to Cyrus after she believes that Olivia stole her ownership of Fitz. After all, she created him!
“Show up for me Fitz.” (Season 3 Episode 7 Everything’s Coming Up Mellie)
In a rare moment of vulnerability, Mellie extends an olive branch and asks Fitz to come back to her side.
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“My life would have meant something if it wasn't for you.” (Season 5 Episode 6 Get Out of Jail, Free)
“It is my turn!” (Season 3 Episode 17 Flesh and Blood)
For too long Mellie had to stand in Fitz's shadow as she held him up. An unsuspecting Olivia gets the full force of Mellie's frustration.
“You're going to make me President.” (Season 5 Episode 6 Get Out of Jail, Free)
After selling her soul to the devil (a.k.a. Rowan), Mellie realized what Olivia really is to her: freedom.
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“Cheers, baby! I live to fight another day.” (Season 3 Episode 3 Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington)
Everytime Mellie is knocked down, she comes back swinging.
“You're welcome.” (Season 3 Episode 2 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner)
Girl knows who she is and what she wants!
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