“When you look up messy in the dictionary, you see Cyrus’s face.” (SPOILERS for anyone who hasn’t seen the Feb. 9 episode.)
The Feb. 9 episode of Scandal was CRAZY, as usual.
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.
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).