Christina Grimmie should have Won The Voice

Christina Grimmie sings Drake’s “We’re Going Home”


Scandal: Jake Shot _________ (SPOILER WARNING)


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!

My Thoughts on Last Night’s Episode of Scandal

Now that I’ve had ample time to nurse my Scandal hangover and think things over as much as I can (and way more than I should; it IS a TV show after all) I am ready to put my 2 cents out there.

(Last Season) When Jake stepped onto the scene in that coffee shop making small talk with Olivia Pope, I didn’t trust him.   With good reason since he was put in place to become her beau by Fitz and Command of B613.  Yet, after he fell in love with Olivia while watching her pine for the President and even went against orders for her we saw the GOOD side of him.  After last night, that side is GONE!  He made it clear he doesn’t like being Command, but he’s stepped up to the job and apparently going to give it his all.  That brings me to WHO GOT SHOT.

Obviously they want us to believe it was James.  Cyrus with what seemed a tearful, heartfelt good-bye upon finding the listening device in the picture frame and realizing James is Publius really pushed us to believe it is James.  Yet, David is the all goo- all day, White Hat who even tried to bring Olivia back from the Dark Side.  Abby made it clear she didn’t like him in danger and isn’t their relationship so darn cute?!  If Jake only shot 1 of them WHY would he leave David Rosen as a witness?  James married Cyrus and committed perjury for him; James is more likely to be the quiet witness.

The monologue of Jake talking to someone in what seemed a “swear in” to B613: WHO was he talking to?? Was it James? Maybe officially bringing Quinn in now that it’s certain she is no longer a Gladiator? Maybe I’ve read David way wrong and it’s him? I suppose we will find out next Thursday and until then all of this is speculation.

I will say that Sally plays crazy pretty awesomely!! Her practice debate with the swine and crispy piggy lines had me stunned!! I felt bad for the Preacher who was flown in to “help” her.  Poor guy had NO IDEA what he was in for!! Honestly a part of me would like her to come forward and confess.  At least she shows some need to “atone for her sins”.

Also, in Fitz’s practice debate Mellie was super cute and well spoken!! There wasn’t nearly enough of her in this episode!!

Moments I loved: Jake asking Liv to runaway with him and save him *swoon*    Also when Liv opens Fitz’s eyes that there is no clean just like there is no Vermont.  At least one of them can speak the truth.  Although it hurts to give up that Vermont dream and the house!