I’m assuming they will be showing more flashbacks of Vatican City — oh, come on, I HAVE to call Olivia’s childhood home that, don’t I? — because they cast Khandi Alexander as Mama Pope, and that’s a huge waste for just 10 seconds of blurry screen time. Then again, it’s as likely that Mama Pope will turn out to be alive and well and driving her own mobile someplace Deeply Secret and that Rowan/Eli — or Fitz somehow — has been keeping her alive all this time because of Reasons. If they do that, they just have to PROMISE ME not to botch it as badly as Revenge did with Jennifer Jason-Leigh: terribly written, not very well acted, wasted opportunity, no do-over.

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