Well that’s not entirely true. I was looking at her sideways when Huck was showing her his favorite past time (stalking an entire family), and her response was, “Let’s makeout!” I asked myself, “Why isn’t she freaked by this?” But between James trying to get himself killed by investigating the voting machines and Fitz getting shot, I fell asleep on Becky.
Huck got played, and his denial was sad to watch. His Normal cracked and shattered and revealed what stood behind it: his old life. Looks like a background check on Becky would’ve come in handy after all.
What was gut-wrenching was that family’s death. Oh my God. Becky killed every.single.one because Huck tried to trick her. It seems the dad died while he was sleeping, but what got me was the mom. She died shielding her daughter. The little girl died, barricaded between her mom and the counter. 😦
They did not know what was coming. Becky most likely killed them one at a time, which means they had to watch as their loved ones died…..for no reason at all. Considering the mess in the house, I’m pretty sure she did the job in person.
I was also sad for Huck. If that isn’t a clear example of, “Everything you touch dies,” then I don’t know what is.
Becky played to his, “I’m not good enough. I’m not real,” fears by telling him he’s just like her; he’s not better than her; he’ll never have what the family has; he’s shot three world leaders, etc. And her words got through to Huck. It wasn’t hard, considering he’s been teetering since he tortured the other spy last season.
“Do I tell you who to love? No. So Don’t tell me.”
I’m so happy Huck got a sex scene!!!!!
I think there’s something to the fact that even though he agreed to run away with Becky, he was still trying to have a Normal. He was trying to create a, “We’re assassins, killers, but we have a sincere relationship with each other, at least.” I believe that’s why he asked Becky for her real name. He was shut down when she told him that it doesn’t matter.
President Sally Langston
Sally was played for a fool after Fitz won the election, and now she has the power to go after all the people who stood before her with wide-eyes and upturned hands when she confronted them about screwing her over. Her first order of business was to get Verna’s butt off the bench, and she tried to do so by threatening Verna with the latter’s worst nightmare. Damn, was it a good threat.
What Sally didn’t count on was that when backed into a corner, Verna’s claws come out, and boy did she scratch the crap out of Olivia’s face by giving Sally Huck’s name. Reminds me of what Mellie told Cyrus: one word about Defiance comes out, and she will look out for herself. These people will not let go of their spot on Mount Olympus. That includes Hollis, obviously and, I believe, Cyrus.
Olivia could’ve done a better job with her poker face. Verna says the person on the sketch looks a lot like Huck, and her response is “Huh.” Maybe planning Fitz’s funeral got her messed up.
I’m of the opinion that Olivia was easy on Sally in One for the Dog. She just let her into her office. Did she even side-eye her when she revealed what she did? I realize that business needed to be done, and you don’t walk around Washington cussing out the people who threw you under the bus. I mean look at Sally. Look at Mellie. But that’s for the next review.
I like that Cyrus’ automatic conclusion when he found out that James had lied to him about visiting his dad was that he was cheating on him. Looks like Cy realizes that the baby issue (plus his age and his job) could drive James away. It was endearing.
“He’s much younger than me, and very handsome, and a bit of a slut. Before he met me he was a bit of a slut, which I found very sexy.”
Cyrus did what any rich person with resources would do if they suspected their significant other of cheating. He stuck a PI on him. And so begins Cyrus and James’ little game.
Cyrus tried to buy James off with a baby, and just when it seemed like James was falling for it, we learned that he was simply playing along. I was so proud of him!
As for the miscellaneous observations:
- Liv looked like she was going to throw up when she saw the gun that shot Fitz.
- Olivia saying Fitz had nothing to do with how he got elected cracked me up. It just reminds me of how clueless and ineffective Fitz is as a standalone character.
- Abby stuck three fingers into David’s mouth. WHERE THE HELL THEY DO THAT AT?! No really, where? I have never seen that on any television show, nor have I ever read it in any book. It was not sexy.
Because it’s Abby/David.I’ve read about people sexily slipping one finger in, but Abby straight jammed three fingers into his mouth. Isn’t it great how her fingers didn’t clash against his teeth? TV magic. A Mark Wilding wrote this episode. Sir, where did you get this three finger thing from? How did you sell it to Shonda? Smh.
- When Abby for up and David didn’t move, I thought she’d knocked him out. I thought maybe the sex was a ploy. But no.
This episode was a nice follow-up to Happy Birthday Mr. President. The tone of the show was still somber. The opening shot with the camera panning from room to room as the Associates slept while the news developed in the background was beautiful.
On to One for the Dog!
*Episode Title: Blown Away