What They Said

What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Scandal “Put a Ring on It”

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Olivia Pope is back at doing some serious fixing when Michael lets himself be seen in public with other men. The solution? It’s finally time for he and Cyrus to get married, and Mellie Grant is going to host the celebration at The White House.

Oh, and Dan Bucatinsky is back as James Novak, at least in flashbacks. RIP.

See below for some of the best quotes from “Put a Ring On It.” Here’s What They Said:

Episode: “Put a Ring on It”
Writer: Chris Van Dusen

Cyrus: It sounds like a shotgun wedding.

Olivia: It is. And you’re the pregnant bride.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Mellie: A White House wedding. A gay, republican, White House wedding.”

Olivia: Hosting an historic White House wedding would be the perfect platform for a candidate who is looking to transition from a social figurehead to someone who’s engaging at the forefront of one of our most divisive issues of our time. A leader, taking a bold step towards the right side of history.

Olivia: Politics should never stand in the way of fundamental rights for an oppressed population of law abiding Americans. That yours is the party of Lincoln. That love, is love. To be celebrated. Never relegated or regulated.

Abby: The press wants a head on a stick, and I don’t want it to be mine.

Abby: The president’s views on the subject remain crystal clear.

Reporter: Then why is everybody in this room asking you the same questions over and over?

Cyrus: I cannot tell the difference between you and Mother Theresa.

Sally: We must arm ourselves, America. Not with guns, but with the truth.

Mellie: We are not partners. We are not friends. You work for me. You fix for me. You don’t accuse me. You do not judge me. You most certainly do not lecture me. You are not me. You wish you were me. But you can’t be me. Remind yourself of that. Do you understand?

Cyrus: No one’s going to take her seriously. She’s a grown woman who thinks angels are real.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Leo: You’re like the politicians who claim they believe in the separation of church and state but still voted to put the words “one nation under God” in “The Pledge of Allegiance” in the nineteen-fifties.

Leo: You talked! You poked the hole in the condom, not me. I kept it all wrapped up.

Olivia: No one is calling anything off. No one is quitting. Not until I’ve tried everything. Everything! Is that clear? Okay then.

Mellie: [mocking Olivia] Okay then.

James: I wanna be Cyrus Bean’s husband, and I wanna be a journalist. But I don’t want to be Cyrus Bean’s husband the journalist. I wanna be married to you, but I don’t want anyone to think that I’m your lapdog. Does that make sense?

Cyrus: Of course it does. I am never going to ask you to do that. Compromise your principles — influence your work. I love you too much for that.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Fitz: I was supposed to give it to my wife, but I didn’t. It just never felt right. So I kept it, and now I know why. Because I was supposed to give it to you.

Olivia: I don’t want a ring from you.

Fitz: Don’t think of it as a ring. Don’t think of it as…you don’t have to love me. You don’t have to come back to me. But if you could wear this. If I could know that you were wearing this. That even if you hate me, we’ll be okay, I’ll know you’re out there.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Olivia: You can still be the first elected female President of the United States, but the longer you spend in the world of talking heads, the less the American voter will take you seriously.

Cyrus: I’m not ready to leave this place yet.

Sally: You would defame a dead man?

Olivia: Only because you would defame a live one.

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Photo Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

Michael: I have nothing. It is the day I have been dreaming of, and I have nothing.

Cyrus: I would never murder you…myself. It’s a rookie move, I would pay a professional to do it.

Cyrus: We’re not going to fall in love. And it is a relief to me, because I cannot disappoint you. I cannot hurt you any more than I already have. I cannot destroy your image of me or break your heart or damage your soul. I have nothing in you to break. I’m on no pedestal. You see me for what I am: a filthy monster desperately trying to hold on to the last shreds of its humanity. You are a good person. I know that. Ella could use a good person in her life. I’m not promising much. But I will promise this: I may not do it well, but I will do my best to be your someone. So, you’re not alone. Okay? You’re not alone.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 9/8c on ABC.

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