Scandal “Baby Made a Mess” Recap

This week’s episode of Scandal opens with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) calling Olivia (Kerry Washington) in hopes of meeting up. She sets him straight that there is no hope for them as long as Jake (Scott Foley) is imprisoned. She lounges in Contrast Trim Silk Pajamas in Brulee/Ivory by Neiman Marcus (sold out). The Afterhours Satin Pajamas from Victoria’s Secret ($69.50) are similar:

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Quinn (Katie Lowes) confronts Jeremy Winslow about his daughter. She wants to know what’s going on and how Olivia is connected. Instead of giving her answers he commits suicide instead.

In the latest D.C. scandal, Senator McDonnell from Virginia is exposed with a racy video detailing his “playtime” and has to resign his seat. When taking questions from the press corps, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) finds out that Charles “Chip” Putney (Michael Trucco) is being considered to replace him, the only problem is this is Abby’s ex-husband. In case you forgot this is the guy that Olivia rescued her from after regular beatings.

Olivia is pacing trying to figure out what to do next to save Jake (Scott Foley) when Abby calls. She is falling apart over confronting Chip and Olivia is the only one who understands. Olivia comes to her rescue wearing a gorgeous white jacket with gold buttons from Prada. This Jessica Simpson coat ($115.99) is a great match especially if you replaced the buttons for gold ones.

I LOVE that Olivia comes to Abby’s rescue and is determined to handle the situation. Girls gotta stick together! Enter Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) who is running for Virginia state senator. I just love the scene when Olivia and Quinn (Katie Lowes) come in and take over her sad excuse for a campaign. Susan is just so sweet and clueless about how the game is played and I couldn’t think of a more deserving person for Olivia to help. Olivia wears a sold-out Armani Collezioni
Ikat-Weave Jacket. This Kasper Women’s Inverted Notch Printed Flyaway Jacket ($99) is similar:

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In the meantime Olivia is still working to save Jake by visiting Tom (Brian Letscher) in SuperMax to find out who really ordered him to kill the President’s son. His reaction to her was really interesting. He compared her to Helen of Troy, the face that launched 1,000 ships which is pretty close to the truth in this situation. He doesn’t give her the answers she is looking for and Olivia reassures him that because he is now a loose end her father will eventually take him out. Tom does mention that Fitz tried to kill himself when Olivia left, which is shocking to her.

On the campaign trail, OPA is trying to get Susan Ross to record a campaign message but she is horrible on camera. Olivia comes up with the brilliant idea to have Susan’s daughter tape the message instead. Olivia trades her trademark blazers for a feminine blouse. This H&M Silk Blouse ($40) is similar:


Fitz calls Olivia for a night of racy phone sex. She tries to confront him about his suicide attempt but he counters by revving her up and leaving her hanging. It’s obvious that Fitz is a drug she just can’t quit. Olivia wore The Limited Plaid Cape ($89.99) and was carrying her marble Prada Saffiano Cuir Tote (sold out). For a look for less try the Michael Kors Jet Set Travel Saffiano Leather Tote ($268):


Leo Bergen (Paul Adelstein) comes to Abby to tell her that he has found some dirt on Susan Ross. She finally admits what Chip did to her much to Leo’s surprise.

Speaking of confrontations, Eli pays Olivia a visit and calls her out for visiting Tom. He warns her not to go up against him because she will lose. Olivia doesn’t seem to worried about any of that. She wears a Burberry Trench ($1497.04). This Calvin Klein Double Breasted Trench Coat ($158) is similar:

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Tom doesn’t last much longer than that, getting stabbed in the next scene just like Olivia predicted. The team finally lets Olivia in on their secret, that Jeremy Winslow’s firm was meeting about Olivia.

Cyrus (Jeff Perry) put out a test to find out if his newest boy toy was leaking information but he doesn’t pass – Mellie (Bellamy Young) regurgitates it during her interview about the new White House china pattern. She is wearing an Escada 3/4-Sleeve Off-Center Twist Keyhole Dress (sold out). This Catherine Malandrino Terri Keyhole Drape Front Dress ($168) is similar:

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Then it all comes together, Mellie tells Fitz where to go, Olivia reveals that she “handled” Tom by paying to have him stabbed which gets him to confess the real truth which she can share with Fitz, Huck’s son tracked him down and shows up at the office and Leo admits that he leaked the real Chip to the media and then kisses Abby!! I didn’t see any of that coming!

What do you think Papa Pope will do when he finds out Fitz and Olivia sprung Jake from SuperMax?

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