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Scandal Recap: Olivia Helps a Rape Survivor and We Learn Papa Pope's Next Target | Kerry Washington

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Helps a Rape Survivor and We Learn Papa Pope's Next Target

Originally posted 05/07/2015 11:30PM

The writers of Scandal haven't been afraid to get political this season, and Thursday night was no exception.

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) took on a military rape case, and the episode crackled with her passion for justice. Plus, resident torture experts Huck (Guillermo Díaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) tried to get Russell (Brian White) to reveal the meaning of Foxtail, a code word the Gladiators knew only from his call with Rowan (Joe Morton).

Read on to learn whether they succeeded – and for more on the final-act twist that set the show for a sure-to-be-insane finale.

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Kerry Washington and Jimmy Fallon Sing About Scandal – While Doing a Lip Flip

Originally posted 05/07/2015 12:40AM


}] She's best known as serious Olivia Pope on Scandal but Kerry Washington was playing for laughs when she and Jimmy Fallon did a "lip flip" on Wednesday's Tonight Show.

In the recurring sketch, the pair swapped lips and used weird voices and accents as they sang jingles from Kit Kat and Meow Mix commercials before teaming up for a song about the season finale of her hit show (to the music of Elton John's "Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road").

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Inside Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha's Private Life as a Couple: 'They're Homebodies,' Source Says

Inside Kerry Washington & Nnamdi Asomugha's Private Life as a Couple: 'They're Homebodies,' Source Says

Originally posted 05/06/2015 01:15PM

Kerry Washington might be a big Hollywood star, but the ultra-private Scandal actress and her husband, Nnamdi Asomugha, prefer to keep a low profile – by staying local.

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Scandal: Well, At Least Jake Isn't Dead

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Scandal Recap: Jake Ballard Is Alive – But Is He Back with Olivia Pope?

Originally posted 04/23/2015 11:20PM

Shondaland lost its original leading man Thursday night when Dr. Derek Shepherd was killed off Grey's Anatomy moments after doing what he did best: saving lives.

And yes, we shed our share of tears during that "Chasing Cars" montage.

Luckily for Gladiators, Scandal star Scott Foley was totally tricking us with last week's Twitter troll. Despite basically being stabbed on every inch of his body, Captain Jake Ballard was alive, if not quite well.

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Scandal, Are You Trolling Us? Twitter Reacts to Crazy Cliffhanger | Scandal


Scandal Might Have Killed off [Spoiler]: Twitter Goes Berserk

Originally posted 04/17/2015 12:25AM

Thursday's episode of Scandal ended with a shocking twist and a major cliffhanger – even by the show's crazy standards.

At the end of "I'm Just a Bill," with a fan favorite's fate hanging in the balance, the Internet (egged on by Scandal's social media-savvy stars and producers) did what it does best: Hit the panic button.

Spoiler alert for those who haven't seen the latest episode: Pivotal plot details will be revealed.

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Scandal May Have Just Killed Off a Fan Favorite


Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope's Ex May Have Just Been Murdered

Originally posted 04/16/2015 11:25PM

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) could really use some girl time.

It seems like all of Scandal's leading lady's problems trace back to the men in her life, from her diabolical father to her ex-lovers. But who would have thought she was sleeping with the enemy during her fling with the rando she picked up at a bar?

That's right, Gladiators: In the biggest #TGIT twist of the season, Liv's new man stabbed Jake (Scott Foley) – and it looks like the captain may really be gone for good.

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Saves a Man from Death Row, Jake Goes Insane | Kerry Washington


Scandal Recap: Olivia Saves a Man from Death Row, Jake Goes Insane

Originally posted 04/02/2015 11:30PM

#TBT to that time Jake (Scott Foley) killed people ... a lot of people.

That was the gist of Thursday night's episode of Scandal, a stark reminder that, as sweetly as the one-time command treats Olivia (Kerry Washington), he's still a trained assassin.

Faced with David's (Joshua Malina) plan to prosecute B613, Jake went into what Huck (Guillermo Díaz) termed "survival mode" – or, as we at PEOPLE call it, a murderous rage.

Or did he? A last-minute twist revealed that it was really Papa Pope pulling all the strings. Olake shippers can breathe a sigh of relief, but it looks like our main Gladiator will have to deal with her daddy issues once and for all.

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Scandal Sneak Peek: Meet Mellie Grant's 'Trashy' Half-Sister

Originally posted 04/01/2015 11:00AM

Scandal's Mellie Grant – played to polished perfection by Bellamy Young – is the epitome of class.

She coats her ruthlessness in a shiny, Southern belle varnish. But, as Gladiators will see on Thursday, refinement doesn't necessarily run in the family.

In a sneak peek of this week's episode exclusive to PEOPLE, the first lady and Senate hopeful is furious that her campaign manager Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) wants to bring her sister Harmony (Lauren Bowles) to Washington.

Sorry, half-sister.

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pushes Cyrus Down the Aisle


Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope Pushes Cyrus Beene Down the Aisle

Originally posted 03/26/2015 11:30PM

It's his wedding, and he'll throw his groom to the wolves if he wants to.

Thursday night's episode of Scandal focused on Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) the show's most Machiavellian character – and in this political drama, that's saying a lot.

A self-described "filthy monster," Cyrus can go from being Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) mentor and biggest champion to ordering her murder. And this week, his dalliance with prostitute Michael (Matthew Del Negro, who is truly Noah Wyle's clone) finally bit him in the butt.

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