"I'm so sorry because I'm going to enjoy this" -Huck
After weeks of suppressing his urges, the B613 degenerate revs up the torture process for Quinn after discovering her allegiance to his former murder-happy team. He even finishes off the stomach-turning scene with the episode's namesake–YOLO. Welcome back, Huck. (Silently we're all applauding!)
"You cannot win unless you abandon your beliefs" -Sally's campaign manager
This tweet-worthy line is the marker for the entire episode, if not the season. Case in point: First, sanctified Sally Langston goes pro-choice to run for first female president then stabs her philandering gay husband Daniel Douglas in the back. Literally.
"I guess I was hoping you'd have more me in you and less of your father" -Mama Pope
Olivia may have refuted any similarities to her father when Mama Pope (Mother Monster?) spit this bit, but little did Liv know, her mom was right.
"Must be nice letting other people fight your battles" -Jake to Fitz
In the face of so many secrets (and Jake's love for Liv), the truth about Operation Remington is about crack wide open. Jake hints here that Fitz may not have been the one pulling the trigger after all.
"If you think I enjoy killing you don't know me very well" -Eli
Before this episode, the entire free Scandal world had him pegged as a soul-less man who orders murders like takeout. But in light of this 12-character line, and Liv's gut-wrenching revelation of her mother's terrorist status, I'd say we've got the wrong impression of Papa Pope.
"You're making the biggest mistake of your life crossing me" -Fitz
Pulling herself up by the bra straps, Sally's ditching Fitz's election campaign for her own chance a presidential glory. While that's great and all, what the VP doesn't know is that Fitz killed Verna for interfering with his last presidential election. #NeverForget.
"You're not going anywhere. You never do" -Cyrus to James
Admit it, Shonda was writing your life when she let this fly in the script. In the wake of Cy's latest mind game, he finds that his husband James cheats to get revenge and rubs it in for good measure. After their most heated lover's quarrel yet, James promises to pack up their daughter and crawl from under "the devil's" thumb, but the question is will love even allow him to? Cy seems to know the answer.
"It hurts until it doesn't" -Mellie to Cyrus
Mellie's metaphor about numbness and fineness gets Cyrus' head back into the political game. After he breaks down over James' one-off coitus with the VP's hubby, Cy notices he and Mellie have more in common then just a healthy dose of manipulation.
Kerry Washington herself caps off the night with this week's revelation: Mama Pope is Marie Wallace, known terrorist and threat of homeland security.