It may have been a long wait for the return of “Scandal,” but the show tried to do just about everything in its power to make up for it with “Ride, Sally, Ride,” one of the craziest installments of the series to date. A new threat in Sally Langston rose to the forefront, and in the process, we also saw Olivia Pope struggle to handle the responsibility of being the new campaign manager for Fitz when you consider everything happening surrounding her.
Desperate to try to reclaim a part of her life, Kerry Washington’s character thought that it would be best for her to resign so that Fitz could run his campaign without distraction. After all, Mellie tried to force her into having a boyfriend, if for no other reason that it would eliminate a distraction.
The biggest highlights to note? That Fitz has his new Vice-President in Andrew Nichols, that Sally is not backing down, and that Olivia’s love life is as complicated as always. Jake claims that he is going to try to be a better representative of B6-13 than Rowan ever was, but that doesn’t he mean that he will. Meanwhile, Olivia staying around on Fitz’s team for now doesn’t really mean a whole lot either.
The interesting thing about this episode was that in the end, most of the story was spent posturing, and characters looking to get advantages on each other. That’s more what we took away from this than any one thing in particular. The biggest stories are still to come, and the biggest stunner in here to us was mostly that there was not really that much of Olivia’s mom mentioned at all at any point in here. As for Mellie? Le’s just say that her getting a new love interest could change quite a bit. Grade: B.
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