That’s when Cyrus walks in, and immediately tries to bludgeon Jake with a vase. Jake, of course, is able to put Cyrus in a hold until he calms down, but THEN CYRUS LUNGES AGAIN and the President of the United States steps in to hold him back. This is the craziest show on television.
Jake leaves after apologizing for Cyrus’s loss, and Cyrus and Fitz have a heart-to-heart about James. Cyrus is starting to accept the fact that James poked the bear, and Jake was just doing his job. It’s all very sad and he seems hopeless, but…didn’t Cyrus tell Jake to look into Publius?
Marie calls Olivia to get Adnan back. She promises Olivia that she’s not on the right side of this. But Olivia reminds Marie that she’s an actual terrorist. Of course, Marie spins it, telling Liv that she’d rather be a terrorist than a maid, fixing their messes.
Adnan and Harrison argue about his Dark Past and how he left her when they could have started over, together. She suggests they try to make it work out since she’ll have immunity, but Harrison insists that this just means they are even. Of course, it leads to them having sex.
Mellie’s busy drinking and wants Olivia to cancel the interview. While Liv’s discussing it with Fitz and the kids, Karen drops the bomb about Mellie and Andrew. Of course, Fitz is upset, but the fact that actually punches Andrew in the face was amazing.
Olivia tells Andrew to start his campaign tour early, and Fitz is busy grilling Mellie about the affair. He’s hurt because she turned him away after Jerry was born, telling him that she wasn’t a “sexual person anymore.” Of course, it’s because Big Jerry raped her, but she can’t bring herself to tell Fitz that, even now. It’s painful to watch her take it in when he blames her for ruining their marriage. I really do hope she tells him about Big Jerry one day. Not out of revenge, but so she can heal and he can understand.
At some point, Liv comes in to remind them about the interview and Fitz orders her to leave because he was talking to his wife. He instantly regrets it, but it snaps her out of it and reminds her that she has a job to do. After a pep talk from a now-wizened Cyrus, she reminds Fitz that this is her job. Their relationship has nothing to do with it. It’s not her place to fix his family.
Fitz goes to forgive Mellie and they go to talk to the kids, hand-in-hand, salvaging the interview, in the process.
Meanwhile, Charlie has broken into Quinn’s apartment to “protect” her and Adnan has drugged Harrison and left to deliver intel to Marie and Ivan, so there’s that.
All of the ‘"candal" babies made a cameo this week. “America’s Baby” in the family photo, and Cyrus and James’s adopted daughter is a full-blown toddler.
Huck’s trying to get in touch with Jake by beating up B613 assets in alleys. Eventually, he gets what he wants and he and Quinn have a one-on-one that ends in a French kiss, after she licks his face and they discuss him ripping out her molars. What is life?
Rowan actually has a job at the Smithsonian, which is amazing. Jake drops by to “confront” Rowan about interfering in B613 matters, but really, he just wants some comfort, which Rowan isn’t giving. I really just want a reunion of all the current and forming Commands, like that time Leslie Knope reunited all the Parks Dept. directors.
Jake knows that Ivan, Marie and Adnan are working together, but decides to “let this play out.” Interesting.
Turns out B613 is funded by everybody, everywhere, according to Rowan. How do you stop an org with that much reach?
Next week: Things get ugly. Talk of Fitz’s legacy, Jake banging on Liv’s door, Fitz yelling at Liv.