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We find out that Lindsay could "bring down the government," and Olivia conspired with a Supreme Court justice in order to deal with the Lindsay situation, whatever it is. Huck is having Dexter Morgan-like urges and goes to AA meetings to deal with them. A CIA director tries to trick the president into warring with Sedan. Cy's partner wants a baby, but Cy is too busy to give him one.
What we thought: This week was all about forgiveness and the pain of being a mistress or cheated-on wife. The episode packed a lot in. It touched on the prospective war with Sudan, confirmation that the Quinn arc will be big and will matter, relationship/character development, David Rosen stuff, and Huck's unsettling bloodlust. Abby is still judgmental and in existence, but other than that, this episode was perfect.
We don't know that we like our White Hats doing a cover-up so that a man can remain worshiped and a church can't confront its problems. We wanted them to save the pastor partly because he sounded like someone who did good work and partly because the scandal was a private matter. This show is trying to get our heads out of boxes with the gay republican aid, a republican president with a heart, and the pastor who is nice enough to favor equality and yet cheats on his wife. Nobody is predictable.
We were touched when Pastor Drake's wife comforted the mistress and her son. That was a great funeral scene. We guess this Quinn/Lindsay stuff is serious. We felt bad for her. She is less annoying this season.
The case of the week fit really well with everything else going on in the show. There wasn't a single boring or emotionally barren subplot.
Episode grade: A-