Posts Tagged ‘Kerry Washington’


Scandal 5×01 ‘Heavy is the Head’: Princess Diana goes to Washington

Welcome back Gladiators to season five of Scandal! If we remember last season ended with a huge information drop as the lives of many characters were shook up. Essentially the only two characters whose lives were almost unaffected were David and Abby. The White House has a new look and the President’s Bedroom has a […]

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Scandal 4×21 ‘A Few Good Women’: Foxtail is secure

YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH. Sorry I had to do it. Although this episode seems a bit slow it was the perfect pace to set up the final cliffhanger. It gave us a few questions to ponder before the hopeful last showdown between Popes in Scandal’s season finale. VP Susan Ross continues to bud heads with […]

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Scandal 4×20 ‘First Lady Sings the Blues’: Is Jake alive?

This will be a short introduction because we need to get right into the cliffhanger from last week: Is Jake alive? Regardless the remaining members of Team Takedown have to go underground because Rowan’s gun is loaded and firing at anything that moves. Meanwhile Mellie’s campaign hits a snag when Sally Langston turns the nation […]

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Scandal 4×19 ‘I’m Just a Bill’: Rowan’s return

With the return of Rowan in the final moments of last week’s ‘Honor Thy Father‘ you think that Scandal would be drama-filled and beyond frustrating. Instead, we get glimpses of Rowan at the beginning and end with a few other stories interspersed. The need to take down B613 is at an all-time high as Rowan […]

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Scandal 4×18 ‘Honor Thy Father’: Who’s that knocking at my door?

A ‘previously on’ always means that stuff is about to go down and until the last five minutes of this episode it almost did not, but then those last five minutes… Hopefully it is setting up a great start to a climactic finish for this season of Scandal. The title of this week’s episode seemed a […]

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Scandal 4×17 ‘Put a Ring on It’: If you liked it then you should have

Well we can check the Gay Republican Shotgun Wedding at the White House off the bucket list of events for Scandal to throw at us. This week it is all about Cyrus Beene as his wedding to gigolo Michael is put on fast-track when his hooker-husband-to-be is caught out on the town. While Cyrus deals with […]

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

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 […]

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Scandal 4×15 ‘The Testimony of Diego Munoz’: Big Block of Cheese Day

Don’t get the title reference? Well it refers to the day when government officials open their doors to listen to the public’s concerns (a term from Aaron Sorkin’s West Wing). It is not the Grant administration that opens their doors in this episode of Scandal, but one government official is faced with a hard decision when […]

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Scandal 4×14 ‘The Lawn Chair’: All lives matter

I know I said that “No More Blood” was the best hour of Scandal this season, but this episode surpasses that by leaps and bounds. As much as I want to stay consistent with my regular format of dishing out all the juicy details of each Scandal episode, I feel like that would not do justice […]

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Scandal 4×13 ‘No More Blood’: A most unexpected saviour

That was the best hour of Scandal we have had this season, maybe even since season two. Am I a little biased based on who showed up? Most definitely. That does not detract from the fact that this episode was finally something less formulaic than the entirety of the Olivia Pope kidnapping storyline. Finally, we […]

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Scandal 4×12 ‘Gladiators Dont Run’: Who bought Olivia Pope?

Now I’m not sure about the other ShondaLand viewers, but I was not the most comfortable watching an episode dedicated to selling Olivia Pope, an African-American, in an auction. As the auction for Olivia begins, Fitz and the White House and Jake and OPA try to find ways to bid on her including getting in […]

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Scandal 4×11 ‘Where’s the Black Lady?’: The face that launched a thousand ships

Last week the focus was on Olivia Pope’s situation through her eyes, but now the focus turns to everyone else who must come together to do whatever it takes to find her. Scandal is certainly not as intense this week, but it leaves us with a lot of fist-clenching, anger-inducing scenes as the story plays out. […]

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Scandal 4×10 ‘Run’: This is just the beginning

And we’re back Gladiators. After waiting months to see what happened after the abrupt and shocking fall finale cliffhanger, Scandal brings us right back into the action with a story focused around the question everyone is asking: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OLIVIA POPE? No one else really mattered in this episode, and that is […]

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Scandal 4×09 ‘Where the Sun Dont Shine’: Fall finale fiasco

Damn you Shonda Rhimes. Between the twists on Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder I need two apples on Thursday to keep the doctor away. So I really don’t know where to start because this episode went all over the place. The Winslow Scandal, the Rowan Scandal and the West Angola Scandal have all […]

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Scandal 4×08 ‘The Last Supper’: All of the affairs

The bugging of Elizabeth’s phone leaves her looking over her shoulder while the Three Musketeers decide on their plan to capture the elusive Rowan. Meanwhile Quinn continues to follow the Winslow case, an assassination attempt is made on the Vice President and Mellie rekindles a lost flame. With everything coming together before next week’s Fall […]

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Scandal 4×07 ‘Baby Made a Mess’: How do you out-Pope a Pope?

The sex scandal of a senator brings Abby’s abusive ex-husband vying for the vacant seat while Olivia tries to piece together the truth behind Jerry and Harrison’s murders. Meanwhile Quinn confronts their lead suspect in the Winslow case, Huck plans a hangout with his son and Cyrus plants some fake information to discover who the […]

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Scandal 4×06 ‘An Innocent Man’: The truth is like the sun

The death of a former president has his closet full of skeletons revealed and a leak at the White House puts pressure on the current president. Meanwhile Quinn is going locker searching for clues in the Winslow case and Rowan is stifled by someone he thought was snug in his pocket. With conspiracies, deception, revelation and […]

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Scandal 4×05 ‘The Key’: Bye bye Smelly Mellie

The Winslows return in what appears to be an emerging season story arc while our merry band of misfits continue to grieve after the events of last season. As OPA attempt to uncover the truth behind the ongoing Winslow scandal from “Inside the Bubble“, the White House seems to be more concerned about using their […]

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Scandal 4×04 ‘Like Father, Like Daughter’: You get one free pass

A couple reunites (sort of) and a murder is solved. God this really felt like an episode of How To Get Away With Murder. Everything I had to complain about in last week’s “Inside the Bubble” from the slower stories, less intensity and boring politics were not present this week. Instead Scandal brought what we love […]

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Scandal 4×03 ‘Inside the Bubble’: The truth comes out

Three episodes into season four of Scandal and the show has found some regularity in its story telling, but unfortunately that coincides with the lacklustre drama and intensity present in last week’s “The State of the Union.” However, it isn’t fair to compare last season’s constantly intense story with its aftermath and I’m sure that these slower […]