This was an amazing premier. The show’s still keeping up with the fast pace it set up instead of being dragged by it. It nicely juggled the A plot that was Quinn’s story, the B plot that was the congressman’s sex tape, and the C plot that was Fitz’s East Sudan dilemma. Maybe the last two can be reversed or maybe they were both B plots. The point is they all had adequate space for their status in the episode.
I still don’t know who Quinn is. Olivia is tight-lipped, and now we know it’s because she was the one who oversaw the creation of the Quinn identity. I was kind of hoping she wouldn’t be involved after they showed Huck was involved. The ultimate reveal about Quinn better be worth all of this, because now it seems that she should be guilty of killing all of those people for Olivia to be doing all of this for her. The problem is that Quinn herself seems to think she’s nothing extraordinary, so I’m at a loss as to what the deal with her is? Any guesses? Does she belong to an important family, and she doesn’t know? Is she adopted? Does she really have a split personality, and she’s done something she doesn’t remember? There must be someone other than Oliva looking out for her, because Olivia said in this episode that she doesn’t go to clients, clients come to her, so someone put Quinn on Liv’s radar.
Maybe it’s because I’m used to it, but I think Quinn is a better name than Lindsey (sp?) for this mystery woman.
Poor David! Oh, poor poor David. I like him. There isn’t one character on this show that I don’t like (but Quinn hate/dislike cracks me up). I hope he gets to solve who Quinn is. That was a bad blow for him. He needs to sleep with Olivia. Ahem.
Two moments that shocked me: David calling for the death penalty for Quinn, and the judge throwing the case out.
You Need to Have a Seat Moment: Quinn firing Olivia and basically losing her mind. Girl stop.
Oh Shit Moment: Fitz going the hell off on Mellie. While the play was totally Mellie, it was also irresponsible as I don’t know what. Fitz is right, she isn’t the president. I get the feeling she did that mostly because she wanted to show she was more than a wife and baby carriage, especially after Cyrus’ moment. I knew the moment Cyrus walked off and she had that look on her face that she was going to do something akin to when she announced the “miscarriage” in season 1. I love how conscious she is of the power she has and the status that she wants.
Stephen is gone. :(.
Moments That Cracked Me Up: Abby jumping off the desk when she learned about the sex that was had on it. Harrison telling Huck to use his words. I smiled when Olivia and Huck talked about him having fun, and I smiled at Quinn studying the sex tape (basically).
You better remind Cyrus of his place, Fitz! But of course Cyrus had to have a comeback. Asshole. He was dismissive, rude and nasty to and about Mellie, just like he was to Olivia when he spent two minutes calling her the President’s whore. Bitch.
What did Olivia do to get Quinn off?!!!!! She didn’t look thrilled and I can’t tell if it’s because she knew David was going to be blown by this or if it’s because she knew she was taking a huge risk. Or maybe she had to compromise herself?
I loved Abby offering to be there for Liv. I hope that goes somewhere.
Is that everyone? Good.
FITZ AND OLIVIA! I ship them! Do you?! I’ve been shipping them since the show began, and my God they’ve still got it. The phone call! I’m so impressed by this ship and the way the show portrays it. They don’t say a lot because they’re not used to saying a lot, because they’re affair was built on silence, and distance, and inappropriateness, and communicating with few words but mostly with things not said. MY HEART! I do not want them to get together. These moments are enough. This ship is made of small moments. That is the only way it can exist. I love it.
Favorite Scene: The Fitz/Liv phone call, of course. Runner up is Fitz yelling at Mellie.
Favorite Characters: Mellie and Olivia. Special mention to David.
Least Favorite Scene: I don’t have one, but Quinn firing Oliva was dumb as hell. But it at least gave Olivia a chance to yell at her. Liv’s snark at the new(ly fired) lawyer was perfect.
Feel free to use this post to talk about the new Fall shows you’ve checked out. My thoughts on The Mindy Project will be in the comments!
*Episode Title: White Hat’s Off