“Scandal” Season 4 Episode 1 “Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia” aired on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. Olivia returned to the real world after Harrison’s unfortunate death. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) Episode 1 “Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia” recap.
“Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia” was directed by Tom Verica and written by Shonda Rhimes. It kicked off after Olivia and Jake ran away from the wild world of politics and B613 to “chase the sun” together in the island of Zanzibar. Their food and other supplies were brought via boat delivery every day until a letter emerged among the supplies. It was then that they learned that Harrison, one of Olivia’s trusty Gladiators, was found dead.
Olivia eventually convinced Jake to go home, but they have to stay in the island for few more days. Unfortunately, Olvia arrived at the OPA headquarters, with the realization that most of her Gladiators are now doing different quite. She was surprised that Quinn, who was the only one left, tracked Olivia all by herself. Huck was now a data investigator named Randy, while Abby works as the press secretary of President Fitz. Abby and the other were quite mad at her for running away despite giving them some leverage to start a new life.
Olivia went to talk with her father. She asked him not to lie about his responsibility for Harrison’s death. He said no and told her that he already took care of Maya Pope as requested by President Fitz.
Then she heard her phone rang. She first thought that it was Fitz, but it’s not. A call was from a political aide named Kate while she was in the middle of planning the funeral. She admitted to Olivia that she killed Senator Sterling, the man who tried to rape her. She fended off his advances until Sterling flew into one of the railings. Kate’s boss, Senator Vaughn, claimed that it true that Kate was raped. Olivia learned that Senator Vaughn knew that Sterling was kind of a “predator” and purposely used Kate as bait.
The episode also featured a new character in “Arrested Development” star Portia De Rossi. ” It was announced on Twitter by her partner, comedienne and talk show host Ellen Degeneres.
Rossi plays the role of “Lizzie Bear,” one of the new employees under the Grant administration. She was seen fighting with Cyrus over Fitz’s political tactics on hand including the voting for the Democratic Attorney General. Later, Cyrus asked David for the role when David refused to use Jake’s B613 files for good. David and Abby had a talk that it’s about time that he gets some power so he could use it for his plans.
Harrison’s funeral was slated, but only his fellow gladiators went to visit his grave separately. Olivia went there with Jake, who found Rowan spying on them. Cyrus was also featured telling Fitz that Olivia came back, but he shot his questions about her down. Speaking of Fitz, he and Mellie continued to have a stand-off while they grieve over the death of their son. The episode ended with Fitz’ nomination for David as Attorney General and Liz taking the new case regarding Kate as they try to keep busy with their separate lives.
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And that’s it for the “Scandal” Season 4 Episode 1″ Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia” recap. It aired on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. on ABC. Follow MNG as we keep you posted on updates about “Scandal.”
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