Mark Moses

'Scandal' recap, 'Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington'

'Scandal' recap, 'Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington'

I’m going to begin by saying that I was not sure about this episode from the preview. Hostage situation? It’s been done so many times that I feared that we may be getting the first predictable episode of “Scandal” ever.

Thankfully, I was wrong.

Jake is resting in Olivia’s bed, wrapped in bandages and bruised all over, but still managing to be beautiful. Olivia’s huddled on the floor, reeling from all that has happened. Fitz calls, wanting to explain Jake, but Olivia can’t talk.

She is worried about Huck, but he doesn’t want to talk. He says he needs “time,” which is code for “I’m currently stalking, and planning to kill, your father.”

Bright side? Olivia &...