OK, to say I was very disappointed in the outcome of the #WhoGotShot drama that unfolded on last night’s Scandal would be an understatement. I REALLY did NOT want it to be James!! His character was so likeable! Not that David is a bad person, and I like he and Abby as a couple, but why oh why did you have to kill off James??? I will say I loved, loved, loved the flashbacks of Cyrus and James’ relationship from the beginning. Then in Cyrus’ flashback in front of the press conference when he made the decision to go public and dance with James at the Inaugural Ball *swoon* “Dance with me, James” was maybe my favorite Cyrus & James moment.
Watching Cyrus breakdown after remembering that and Fitz having to escort him from the podium was heartwrenching. Yes, the awful Cyrus who was within seconds of having James offed by Charlie at his command!; the same Cyrus that used his husband James as bait to lure a closeted gay man… boy did that backfire on him! Turns out this very same Cyrus actually really did love James. Now, we all know Cyrus is not going to take care of their daughter; What is going to happen to that child??
The other heart wrenching scene came at the very end. I’m sure we were supposed to take away from it that Jake did not enjoy killing James and had the heart to stay with him through his final moments, but it was horrible to watch! Apologizing to him for making him suffer when you could have killed him off cleanly did not make that fact any easier to swallow!! If not for that scene I would have remained blissfully unaware that poor James had to suffer at all, beyond getting shot in the first place!
On a side note, Congrats to Mellie on letting the moment take her!