We finally got some insight into the details of Frankie Vargas’s death, and unsurprisingly, Cyrus Beene seemed to be at the center of it all.
Fitz opened an investigation into the murder of Vargas because of footage Olivia Pope & Associates found in which the late president-elect and Cyrus were fighting. In flashbacks, we saw Cyrus ask Tom to “take care” of a woman who worked on the campaign and who he thought was having an affair with Vargas. It turned out she wasn’t actually sleeping with the candidate, but not before Tom attacked her.
Apparently, that wasn’t all the two of them were up to: In addition to being romantically involved, Tom asked Cyrus if he wanted him to help make him the president, implying Tom would kill Vargas. And Cyrus agreed.
2. There were some super intense moments in the episode, eventually ending with Cyrus heading to jail because Tom confessed to the murder of Frankie Vargas under Cyrus’s orders. That also meant that Mellie became the president-elect (at least until next week).
3. People were shocked, to say the least.
The last 5 minutes of #Scandal got me like @shondarhimes @kerrywashington
— Trice Wms (@tricewms)
Scandal just got LIT ASF !! #Scandal @kerrywashington
— Erica 💕🤘 (@Erica_BBHMM)
Me sitting in bed knowing that Shonda has something planned since things are looking good for Mellie #Scandal
— jordan (@jxrdanjames)
6. Some compared the episode’s events to what’s going on in the US.
Liv fixed the country in 3 weeks… meanwhile, in real life #Scandal
— Jasmyn Lawson (@JasmynBeKnowing)
It’s really hard to follow the news if you miss five hours of it but it’s also an AMAZING HIGH kind of like absinthe crossed with Scandal.
— emily nussbaum (@emilynussbaum)
Soon he’ll be kite surfing WITH #Obama ! #Scandal #tgit https://t.co/xsVMMsRI72
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn)
9. Others simply couldn’t get over everything that’s going on with Cyrus.
When you look up messy in the dictionary you see Cyrus’ face. #Scandal
— Beatrice-Elizabeth (@MissBeaE)
Cyrus thinking he was quicker than a trained agent to get that gun… #Scandal
— Carin K (@thelovelymissCK)
This Tom & Cyrus Plotline is too much #Scandal
— Jussy Vergara (@reallybishh_)
Cyrus jumping to conclusions like… #Scandal
— Lynda Rae (@Lynda_Ra3)
13. It was a roller coaster of emotions.
WHY AM I FEELING SAD FOR CYRUS?? #Scandal 😭
— Leslie Mae, BSN RN (@LeslieMae_)
When Tom started barking:
#Scandal @bletscher @jscandalp
— becca morgan (@itsmebeccax)
Bark like a dog… a big dog. #Scandal @jscandalp @bletscher @kerrywashington
— Ari (@AritheGenius)
16. We’ll just leave you with this little thought:
never forget cyrus killed his own damn husband… he is a cold blooded manipulator at his core. #Scandal
— king crissle (@crissles)