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Mama Pope lives and we celebrated by having one of the most exciting episodes yet of Scandal. Let’s just jump right in, shall we?
When the episode opens, Quinn finds herself in Huck’s spiderweb. She is naked and restrained by duct tape. Huck is describing in explicit detail everything he wants to do to her and how much he is going to like it. He hates how much he is going to enjoy torturing her, but can’t resist getting a taste of her fear by licking her face. Quinn is in hysterics, and we watch, wondering if Huck is just trying to teach her a lesson. He won’t really pull her teeth out, will he? Begging, Quinn repeats over and over again, “I’ll be good, I’ll be good!” Huck goes in to pull out the first tooth, and his cell phone rings. Saved by the bell! It’s Olivia and she is hiding behind a door, watching her mother pace in another room. She tells Huck that she is alive, and she is at her house. Huck tells her to get out immediately and get to the safe house—if Maya is there, then Command is coming. Huck laments having to leave Quinn before they really get down to business. He asks her to wait for him, then decides, “We have time for one. Let’s live a little. What’s that stupid thing the kids are saying? YOLO?” He reaches in with the extractor and you know it isn’t a test, you know it isn’t a joke, you know Huck is really pulling out Quinn’s teeth.
This was the first three minutes before the credits rolled. So it’s going to be THAT kind of episode? Okay, Shonda Rhimes.