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11. When Olivia made a cameo in Sally’s “Snapped” episode. 


Nobody had time for Sally’s conviction to confess her sins…especially not Olivia who doesn’t want to be involved in this mess in the first place.  Liv begrudgingly agreed to visit the Vice President to try to help talk her out of telling the nation she murdered her husband, but that doesn’t mean The Fixer had to like it. Enter the sassy arm cross with an oversized Prada bag placed like so over another busy print.  Note to audience: eyes on Sally’s blurry head or Olivia’s “girl bye” facial expressions, please.

12. When Oliva went to her corner to call Fitz. 


Are you there Liv? It was hard to tell as she sat in the dark with chairs, lamps and a table taking up most of the camera shot. We went from watching Liv way in the back of the room to being all up in her face with a close up as she finished telling Fitz that Sally’s a murder and Cyrus and Mellie helped cover it up. With the focus on Kerry’s head at the end of the scene, her lips took center stage once more as Olivia asked her POTUS boo to throw the debate.  Score!

13. When Olivia decided that, no, she will not have a Beyonce moment with Jake


Have Olivia and Jake been bumping Beyonce?  There was  so much talk about “standing in the sun” when the new Command dropped by to have “a talk” I’m going to go with yes.  Olivia just wants to step into the light and leave the drama behind her, so she was unable to deal when Jake tried to start a real conversation about the White House dirt she knows and then their (nonexistent) future as a romantic couple. When he tries to get all heavy on her, what time is it? You guessed it: time to have another seat, and she brought a bottle of grape juice wine with her (strategically placed every step of the way, of course). Because being a fake girlfriend is exhausting. 

15. When Olivia was concerned about the great debate 


Olivia was worried that Vice President Langston might confess her murder and implicate Cyrus during the Presidential debate, but while Cy is holding his breath to see what happens, our Gladiator Queen carried that oversized Prada again — with her arms crossed and a black shirt on for extra belly camouflaging.

15. When Olivia and Fitz had their obligatory fight/make out moment 


We know it’s coming every episode: they argue and just as Olivia seems like she might be done with it all, Fitz grabs her up for a kiss and then they breathlessly make up.  This time the squabble happened behind a giant chair and instead of Liv’s clothes being ripped off, we saw the taboo lovebirds playing kissy face through a White House window.

Does anyone wish they’d just write Kerry’s pregnancy into the season and call it a day?

Of course there was plenty of other action during the episode outside of the production team’s efforts to make us forget that Kerry’s expecting (how about that shocker in the last 30 seconds!?). Tell us your favorite part of this week’s drama in the comment section!

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