Scandal 4×16 ‘It’s Good to Be Kink’: Memoirs of naughty Girls

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I’ll make this quick as this is a tad late and not much really happened. This may not be a popular opinion, but I found this particular episode of Scandal to be far from standard. Yes it went back to the essence of the show, but I just could not stand Lena Dunham. She walked in like she owned the place and attempted to put Olivia in her place. I’m sorry, but no matter what Olivia has gone through no one should ever be able to monologue her. OPA is faced with a scandal as a writer plans to release a book detailing the escapades of several government officials. Meanwhile Mellie has decided what her next project will be. Let’s get to it, onto “It’s Good to Be Kink.”


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Memoirs of Naughty GIRLS

The case of the week (wow have not said that in a while) follows Sue Thomas (guest star Lena Dunham, Girls), a writer who hopes to publish her very own Fifty Shades of Grey novel. What makes it unique though is that the stories are starring her, and the men involved are prominent officials in the government including Leo Bergen and David Rosen. With their jobs and reputations on the line who better to help solve the case than Olivia Pope? Turns out Sue wrote the book after an employer fired her for rejecting his sexual passes at her causing him to black ball her from receiving any job offers.

Olivia is able to help Sue win a case against her former employer as well as set her up with a job in order to keep the book a secret. Huck and Quinn arrive at her apartment where one of her conquests nicknamed ‘Double Stuffed’ is there threatening her life for almost ruining his. Huck and Quinn stop the enraged politician and send him away before Huck slashes her throat. WHAT. He mumbles about saving Rosen, the B613 case and his immunity deal. Huck has boarded the crazy train, but really who can blame him?

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Senator of Virginia

In a surprising turn of events Mellie reveals that she wants to run for the open seat in Virginia. Fitz is excited, but Cyrus seems a bit skeptical. No worry to Mellie though as she looks to Elizabeth North as her campaign manager who hopes to make her the first female president. Way to go Mellie, you do you.


Abby was by far the best part of this episode showing how much she has developed as a character. Her monologue with Leo about her potential resignation was brilliant and definitely the highlight of a slow episode.

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Source: ABC

All in all I was not overjoyed with this episode. In fact, it was rather stale to me. Not much went forward in terms of the main stories of this season. Mellie decided to run for the senate and Huck protected his own interests in the B613 case, but that is about it. There was nothing about Olivia’s PTSD, which you think would be a pretty big part of her life at the moment. The episode mainly focused on Lena Dunham as they got a guest star with some apparent star potential. I’m unsure whether her acting or that wig was the lesser of two evils.

What questions did this episode answer:

  • Huck will ensure he receives his deal no matter what the cost.
  • Mellie has decided what her next project will be: Senator of Virginia.
  • Olivia has a new playmate.

What questions does this episode leave us with:

  • What is Huck’s endgame?
  • Is Susan Ross going to develop into a surprise adversary for the Grants?
  • What is Mellie and Elizabeth’s next step?

What did you think of “It’s Good to Be Kink”? Was it everything you wanted? Were you surprised of the return of the B613 files? Let me know in the comments below!

Dylan Phillips

Dylan Phillips

is a film fanatic and TV junkie from the mysterious land of Canada. He is an aspiring writer/director who hopes to make his mark on the industry one way or another, whether it be behind a camera or with a pen. When he isn’t watching hours upon hours of movies or writing scripts, Dylan can be found playing his guitar, avidly watching baseball or writing film reviews on his website and blog.

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