In this episode, we see how Huck became involved with B613 and why being put in a box broke his psyche for a bit. We learn that he had a family he was made to forget – a wife and child – and that Charlie might not be as bad we’d thought. Meanwhile, Fitz is demanding Olivia’s forgiveness and another chance. Cyrus is trying to have Liv killed, and Mellie is contemplating her next desperate move to bring Fitz back into the fold. After four monologues, only one of which was completely focused on what Huck actually needed, he is able to pull out of his breakdown.
Quotes from the podcast: “Fitz, he’s been through too much and lived too much to be doing this. Like, sir, you’re kind of close to retirement, you know, cashing in your social security check. You should not be talking like this. And it reminded me of the rose garden scene when he was like ‘you own me. You control me.’ It was in the same vein.” – Alta
“You’ve been in this marriage for twenty years. You’re continually being disrespected. When is enough going to be enough? It’s not now because if you’d really had enough you wouldn’t have given him the option to come back.” – Sabrina
“’I didn’t save you. You saved me.’ But it’s like no, you saved him, Olivia. Don’t even. Yeah, you looked a whole lot of sad but he was homeless. He was homeless. He’d been tortured. Like how can she say that he saved her? How did he even save her because she’s still sad? And lonely. Like I don’t understand. How did he save her? And if she believes that he saved her, why is she not living her life? She’s like living in one minute increments with this man who is married.” – Alta
“Love is supposed to take care of you and make you feel supported and less alone in the world. It’s supposed to make you want to be alive and instead he’s using love as, kind of, a chain to keep her stuck in this unhealthy relationship.” – Sabrina