Hi folks! Episode 4 of Scandal season 2 is named Beltway Unbuckled and it’s a doozy! We have a young college student who disappeared and was later found dead, and a foreign diplomat appears to be responsible.
Olivia and Fitz have a serious discussion about their relationship that leaves both of them in tears.
Huck has some serious problems. Yikes.
David inches closer to figuring out the Quinn conspiracy, and the folks behind the conspiracy are not happy.
Ready for the recap! Let’s go!
Fitz is sleeping in the nursery instead of sleeping in the bed with Mellie. The level of disgust between the spouses is thick!!
Huck is at his AA meeting, which he attends to help his addiction to killing people. Huck has some serious problems.
Abby and David have finished another romp in the bed. I really, really don’t want to see these two in bed. Yuck. David’s phone rings and he pretends it’s Mommy calling him, so he asks Abby to leave the room. Turns out it’s his assistant asking if he’s dragged out any information from Abby about Quinn’s case. He says “Not yet.”
This week’s case: Jenny Nystrom has gone missing. She’s a sophomore in college and an every day, sweet girl. Senator Davis brings the parents to Olivia and she helps them grab the attention of the national media.
Meanwhile Harrison does a weekly check of a blog that he follows, named Beltway Unbuckled. It’s updated anonymously by a young woman who sleeps with politicians and then blogs about the sexual trysts. Turns out she hasn’t updated her blog in a week, and Harrison determines the innocent Jenny is actually the Beltway Unbuckled girl.
Olivia’s team tracks Jenny’s steps leading up to her disappearance. Olivia takes a mysterious phone call and heads to a crime scene where she identifies the body as Jenny’s. Olivia orders her team to continue looking into Jenny’s disappearance.
Mellie gets puked on by a young boy during her PSA about immunizations. She goes OFF on Cyrus and President Fitz, and demands to sit at the ‘grown up’ table and get involved in more serious issues. She’s tired of doing the First Lady duties. Cyrus and Fitz blow her off. Fitz has been very hostile to her.
Jenny was last seen at a State Department dinner. Then she was involved in a car accident, dragged from the car and left alive in a ditch where she slowly died 5 hours later.
Alex Lavich was at the State Department dinner. The pieces of the windshield found in Jenny’s head matches the type of windshield used in the car that Lavich drives. Turns out he’s a foreign diplomat from Kurkistan and he has immunity unless the President forces their hand.
Olivia goes to the White House and asks Cyrus for help, and of course President Fitz walks in. He coldly tells Olivia that he will not have the diplomat’s immunity revoked. Olivia quietly walks out and Fitz looks like he regrets talking to her so harshly.
Senator Davis offers to get involved and Olivia reminds him that he’s being investigated for discussing intel with her.
Abby keeps trying to set up a date with David but he’s blowing her off. She breaks into his apartment and find his Quinn/Olivia collage on the wall.
In a surprising move, Mellie and Olivia team up to get Lavich’s immunity revoked. Mellie joins a protest on the White House lawn, and even though she doesn’t say anything, her presence is enough to show that she supports bringing charges against Lavich. Fitz laughs that the two women in his life have teamed up against him.
Olivia goes to dinner expecting to eat with Cyrus, and Fitz shows up. He wants to spend more time with Olivia and she tells him that they have no future. Fitz reluctantly agrees and decides to let her go. He walks out and Olivia cries.
Fitz tells the nation that he will not pursue the Nystrom case, which upsets Jenny’s parents.
Quinn tells Harrison that she wants to know how Olivia saved her. Harrison reveals that Olivia saved him from going to jail for insider trading, and in fact she had his record wiped entirely. Because she saved him and allowed him to work for her, he will always be loyal to her and he’ll never ask her how she was able to keep him out of jail.
Jenny’s parents find out on the news the Lavich died at his home from a ‘freak heart attack’. Then we immediately are cut to Huck’s AA meeting, where he says that he’s started drinking whiskey again. He means he’s started killing again, and I’m assuming he killed Lavich to avenge Jenny’s death.
The last scene shows that Cyrus, Mellie, Olivia, and a couple of other people were somehow involved in the Quinn conspiracy. They get together to determine how they can keep David Rosen from figuring out what happened.