One thing I can unequivocally say about Scandal is that it keeps me guessing. Even after I think I’ve figured out how something is going to play out, the show takes my theory and turns it upside down. I give up making theories. I’m just along for the ride.
A few thoughts about “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”:
Pope and Associates got an interesting client in David Rosen this week. David woke up in bed, covered in blood, with a knife in his hand, and a dead girl in his bed. Furthermore, cops were knocking on his door talking about complaints of a disturbance. I hate to state the obvious, but this is bad. Very bad. It was interesting to me that the first (and only) call that David made was to Olivia. The team showed up and did what they do, but I was kind of confused by David. For a guy who has been screwed overmultiple times by Olivia Pope, it was interesting that she’s the one he’d call. And even after he made the call he was still suspicious of her. But then it begs the question: why call her in the first place? He blames her for ruining his career. He blames her for ruining his life. He believes her to be a criminal and a liar. He’s not wrong on any of those accounts. But why bring her in only to accuse her being the one trying to set him up? That seemed a bit weird to me. Perhaps he figured he didn’t have any other options at the time. I don’t know. But it seemed off. I’m not entirely sure who is responsible for setting David up, but I bet you Commander Jack Westen aka Creepy McCreeperson had something to do with it. But I’ll get to him in a minute.