Scandal
Icarus

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Quinn is still shooting and still missing the target completely. And guess who just happens to be at the shooting range to offer her some advice? Good old B613 Charlie. Quinn is standoffish but his advice makes sense, and when she follows it, she starts getting head shots. Charlie has slithered off under a rock somewhere before she can thank him.

Quinn visits Huck in his office and after they establish that they're still not friends, she asks him if it's possible to be normal after getting out of B613, or if you're just messed up for the rest of your life. Instead of being worried that Quinn is getting mixed up with former B613 agents, Huck just says it's not a good time and Quinn leaves. Still don't care about Quinn. Hope Charlie murders her.

The Tea Party Pastor who was dragging Fitz down on television earlier is now meeting with Sally Langston and Leo. He imagines he's there for a scolding, but Sally says that she admires his opinions, and Leo reveals that Sally is planning a run for the Presidency.

Time for the big Josie Marcus interview! Candy gives her some last-minute tips that are so bush league, I'm embarrassed for her. They're along the lines of "Remember to smile." She's not going on the local morning show for a segment on sweaters for your pets, girl. This is national television. Liv and Abby are in the corner furtively watching something on a laptop, and when Josie catches them, she insists on seeing it, over Liv's protests. They finally show her a Reston campaign ad that features a feminine hand reaching to open a door, behind which sits the leaders of China, Syria, and Iran. The hand trembles with fear as the voice-overs asks who you want to be opening that door for the United States. Frankly, if someone could get the leaders of those three countries to sit down together in a room, I'd be pretty impressed even if she was nervous about it. Liv says to a visibly angry Josie that she knows it's sexist and below-the-belt, and they'll deal with it later, but now Josie needs to do her big interview. Gee, do you think that was a setup to bring out the claws?

Cut to Josie sitting down with James for her interview. After the roll-in package, James thanks Josie for inviting them into her lovely home and then asks his first question about whether she has the experience to be President. I have to just transcribe her response, because it is a thing of beauty: "There's something my grandmother used to do when I would start dating someone. I would tell her his name and then she would say, 'Oh, what part of town does he live in?' That was her way of asking if my boyfriend was white. Oh yeah, my grandmother was an out-and-out racist. So I know what prejudice looks like. It's not about experience, James. It's about gender. Reston's saying I don't have the balls to be President, and he means that literally. It's offensive. It's offensive to me, and to all the women whose votes he's asking for."

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