why is kerry washington not holding an emmy right now?
she is so amazing as olivia pope.
'spies like us' was the title of the episode.
a man hands a letter to olivia pope to a mail carrier and as the mail truck drives off, the man blows his brains out.
the letter contains sheet music. huck figures out it's code.
and huck's names on it. with other spies.
it's from when he was c.i.a. and worked on 1 project in particular. there are 4 other people in that project.
some 1 is exposing them.
a julian assange-type character is going to expose them to the world.
huck wants to go underground. olivia says 'no.' let her handle this. huck gives her 24 hours.
she invites the 4 other spies over. they all have to turn in their guns.
while they're in a conference room, olivia's trying to get to the truth.
she hits a stone wall finally with a swiss bank account.
huck can't get into that in the limited time left.
but the numbers ... 1 of the spies called in a prescription.
no, he called in that bank account number.
so they are going to kill him to protect themselves. the old guy's about to be shot by the guy who killed the woman who lied and said she was pregnant with the president's baby. but huck gives a speech and he agrees not to kill the old guy.
but the woman who was the mother of 3 kids blows the guy's brains out. the other woman - who runs a bed and breakfast now - also wanted the old man dead.
we get a little more information about huck this episode.
the other big story was abby.
remember, she caught on last week to the fact that david (d.a.) was being misled by olivia?
so they find out that the connection must be this computer program that the southern guy (who is in on the conspiracy with the supreme court judge, olivia, cyrus and the 1st lady) has also was used in the presidential election to count votes.
olivia hears the bugged conversation and tells the bugger she will handle it.
harrison knows she's bothered. he offers his help. he ends up breaking up david and abby by pretending to be abby's best friend. (maybe he is. but he had a guilty look the whole time.) so he unearths a girlfriend of david's from years ago. olivia had told him to play with the fact that abby's husband beat her. so he gets the woman to tell abby that david beat her. david denies it when abby confronts him but she doesn't believe him.
the southern guy.
remember cyrus's husband is a reporter. cyrus? he's chief of staff at the white house. so southern guy gets exposed in james' story. (james is cyrus' husband.) the southern guy shows up at the white house furious about the story james wrote (he's a lobbyist and a slimy 1 to read james' story). he goes on and on about 'the wife' even after cyrus tells him he and james are both husbands.
the guy was a real ass and told him to get the stories to stop.
cyrus had already confronted james whose attitude was that he made the front page above the fold and was not breathing the rarefied air that woodward and bernstein did. his editor was thrilled because james had written the 1st white house expose of this administration.
so cyrus knows james will get killed. he calls olivia. she tells him that he needs to do whatever he has to in order to keep james safe. she and cyrus then talk as friends with none of the conspiracy stuff which was nice.
(i love the conspiracy stuff. but it was nice to see cyrus that way and to see olivia being a friend.)
cyrus tells james he's proud of him. it was an important story. james is thrilled and full of plans for future stories. then cyrus says he has to tell him though what's going to happen to him (cyrus) because of the story. the president is going to fire him. not today but shortly. and cyrus tells him he's proud of him but this is all he knows and puts some tears in there too.
james stops him by kissing him and telling him he will never write about it again. he doesn't want cyrus to suffer. james leaves thinking they've reached a new level.
cyrus basically does a snoopy dance while sitting, thrilled that he's tricked james.
cyrus hates children.
i say that because if i wanted to shut up james, i'd do what james wanted: adopt a child.
james was staying at home. and wanted them to adopt a child. he only went back to journalism when cyrus refused.
so if i wanted james to stop writing, i'd say, 'let's adopt that baby.'
abby came to olivia and told her she'd been sleeping with david and she knew olivia wouldn't approve (david's out to get her since she was able to make a phone call and swing a judge's verdict when david was going to send quinn to jail. harrison, abby, huck and quinn work for olivia.)
she apologized and went on about what a friend olivia was.
the senator that olivia used to be with? she's dating him because fitz is out of town. (fitz is the president of the united states. he and olivia are in love.) at the end of the episode, he shows up with movies and i think food and she ends up crying in his arms.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'