We open this week’s Scandal with the Senate opening an investigation into Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) affair. David Rosen (Joshua Molina) has to give everyone a reminder that an impeachable offense is whatever the Senate wants it to be and nobody is safe. I liked Elizabeth North’s (Portia de Rossi) blouse, but personally am not a fan of the wide leg trousers. This Wayf Keyhole Long Sleeve Blouse ($54) is similar:
Things get a little awkward for Olivia when she has to fix herself as her own client. She wore a Vince Geometric-Print Silk Tee ($165).
Since doctors make the worst patients, Olivia brings in Leo Bergen (Paul Adelstein) to be her fixer. As he tries to make her a “woman of the people” he has to take her wardrobe down a notch by only having her wear clothes you can get at the mall. First up is this Anorak Jacket from Target ($31.50):
The strategy is to get someone with a great public profile to talk Olivia up and the team agrees on Edison Davis (Norm Lewis), much to Olivia’s chagrin. She has to meet with him and convince him by admitting some hard truths about herself. He is still pretty angry about her lies in their relationship. Olivia wore a MaxMara Visone Reversible Wool & Angora Wrap Coat with Belt ($2,990). This T Tahari Mia Brushed Wool Blend Wrap Coat ($174.90) is similar:
Apparently, she did it because in the next scene he is giving a glowing interview about her on national television. Olivia wasn’t too thrilled in any case, watching the broadcast with Fitz. She wore a Ralph Lauren Cabled Cashmere Open Cardigan ($779). This Plush Ribbed Cardigan ($29.97) is similar:
This strategy works until Mellie (Bellamy Young) gives the media a tip about the ring that Fitz gave to Olivia. Now Olivia has to sell her love story to the press. For some reason this is an issue for her, which prompts a visit to Jake (Scott Foley). She wore the same Mossimo Anorak Jacket ($44.99), this time in Forest Ranger Green.
Jake tells Olivia like it is. I still have no idea why she picked Fitz over him – he obviously knows her better. Olivia takes his advice and tells the press how she really feels about Fitz – it is odd to see. She wore a white peplum blouse for her TV interview. I found this similar Michael Kors Short-Sleeve High-Low Peplum Top ($58.99) to recreate the look:
Everything is moving along swimmingly until Olivia discovers that the Senate committee knows about her abduction and why the President went to war in West Angola. Olivia dons the Natori Enchant Chemise ($160) and turns up the music to tell Fitz the news. They realize that Cyrus (Jeff Perry) is the only one that can connect Fitz to the tape and confirm their suspicions.
Olivia and Jake have dinner together and they talk about his wife. They are a weird couple. I can’t decide how she really feels about Jake. Olivia wore a cozy long cardigan and a Vince Boy-Fit Jersey Tee ($60). This Halogen Wool & Cashmere Drape Front Cardigan ($148) is similar:
At the end of the episode, Cyrus betrays Mellie yet again by going back to Fitz. After watching their scene, you couldn’t help but expect it – those two were meant for each other #Bitz (or #Feane?) is who I’m shipping for.
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