Our efforts must aim at restoring hope, righting wrongs, maintaining commitments and thus promoting the well-being of individuals and of peoples. We must move forward together, as one, in a renewed spirit of fraternity and solidarity, cooperating generously for the common good.
He brought many in the audience to their feet and to tears as he concluded his speech with "God bless America."
But it was the other Pope that flooded social media in the latter hours in the episode, "Everything's Moving Too Fast". Olivia Pope, that is. As we open with the story, it pretty much picks up where last season left off...Olivia and Fitz in the "reunited and it feels so good" stage. Mellie is nowhere in sight. It took me a while to realize where this storyline was going, but I still wasn't ready.
This episode took me back to a sad moment in time that was reminiscent of the death of Princess Diana of Wales. It appeared like a mirror image...almost. Princess Emily was also killed in a horrific car wreck. The difference? One was a paparazzi incident gone horribly wrong, while the other was a murderous cover up. One was make believe, while the other was very real. (And Liv wasted a perfectly stunning coat on the girl's lifeless body. But Liv's dress was killer). Shonda Rhimes gets really close...a little too close for comfort sometimes like with the play on the Ferguson, Mo. tragedy. Or have we forgotten about Michael Brown? Okay, moving on. But when the Evil Queen said that the only job for the Princess to do was to give them "an heir and a spare" I could have hollered. That was just funny. But she told Olivia, "Now, you may go." That was the way to dismiss somebody from your presence and think nothing of him/her. But the Evil Queen always goes down, honey.
The dialogue in this episode was classic banter as usual. Sally Langston was brilliant, but I bet folk wish they would have never helped her cover up her husband's death. She is still as self-righteous as ever. And Elizabeth read Mellie straight up one side and down the other...even though Mellie had the "flu". Mellie got served twice in this episode (a tongue lashing and divorce papers), so much so that she broke out in the "ugly cry". She said to Cyrus, "Fitz hates both of us." Yep, he does.
Huck - still crazy. Cyrus - still pitiful. Quinn - still angry. Jake - still looking good. Yep, I am still #TeamJake! But I am not sure how Jake can help Huck...too different kinds of crazy. #AssassinNation
Then Liv and Fitz had a little lover's quarrel. We are used to that. Now, somebody (or Liz or Abby) has exposed Olitz...so here we go again. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Either way, it's Scandal...you will be undermined.