Every week, we're breaking down the latest episode of "Scandal" with our own group of Gladiators. Check out the video above to see what our wine-swigging recappers thought of this week's hour ... and what they think it's going to happen in the weeks to come!
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Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) went head-to-head with an erotic tell-all author, Sue Thomas (Lena Dunham), who threatened to expose a few ridiculously kinky secrets of D.C.'s elite.
The best part? Shonda Rhimes took the sex scandal to a whole new level by giving the dirty politicians nicknames like "Motor Head," "Butterfingers" and "Rough Rider."
It didn't take long for Abby to figure out who "Dustbuster" and "The Doctor" were, fingering Leo (Paul Adelstein) and David (Joshua Malina), respectively. While Olivia tried to make the book disappear, Sue demanded a cool $3 million.
Olivia initially wanted all the men involved to come up with $175,000 each to pay off Sue, but they wouldn't budge. Ms. Pope eventually found out Sue's former boss fired her because she refused to have sex with him ... so they decide to team up and bring him down.
Unfortunately, all that didn't stop Huck (Guillermo Díaz) from stepping in and using violence to officially put an end to the scandal ... by slitting Sue's throat. But why?! He was worried David would get fired, which would jeopardize his immunity.
Elsewhere, Olivia was still having some PTSD and planned to hook up with a total stranger ... until captivity flashbacks prevented her from going through with it.
And as Fitz was focused on Olivia, Mellie (Bellamy Young) set her sights on becoming a senator in Virginia. She even picked a surprising campaign manager: Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi)!
This episode was filled with dramatic twists -- check out the clip above to hear our reactions, and find out what we really thought of Lena Dunham's cameo!