12:00 PM EDT 03/06/2015
Originally posted 03/06/2015 12:25AM
In its first episode since Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) escape, Scandal didn't pull any punches.
The ABC drama doesn't openly discuss race often, but when it does – from Olivia's searing "I'm feeling a little, I don't know, Sally Hemings/Thomas Jefferson about this" jab to her father's mantra that she had to be "twice as good" – it's a raw reminder that, even in Shondaland, America is far from color-blind.
Thursday night's episode handled the shooting of a young, unarmed black man – a clear statement on Ferguson's Michael Brown – with profound grace, exploring police brutality, racial identity and grassroots activism from all sides.
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Originally posted 03/03/2015 04:15PM
As Dancing with the Stars enters its 20th season in just two weeks, one very important question has yet to be answered: Who will dance alongside Witney Carson, the winner of last season's mirror-ball trophy?
Originally posted 02/19/2015 11:45PM
Washington's best white hat wearer finally got a white knight to save her – but who?
Fitz (Tony Goldwyn)? Jake (Scott Foley)? Her gladiators: Huck (Guillermo Díaz), Abby (Darby Stanchfield) and Quinn (Katie Lowes)? A returned Papa Pope (Joe Morton)? Or even a resurrected Harrison (Columbus Short)?
Nope. In an unexpected but truly lovely twist, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was rescued by Stephen (Henry Ian Cusick), who departed Scandal after season 1, apparently falling in with some resourceful Russian mobsters.
Originally posted 02/13/2015 01:15AM
And you think eBay is stressful.
Thursday night's episode of Scandal saw the nail-biting – and blood-splattering, but we'll get to that later – online bidding war over Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington).
Basically every terrorist ever wanted a piece of Pope, who's now publicly proven to be President Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) weakness – and thus, the United States of America's.
Originally posted 02/09/2015 07:50PM
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Originally posted 02/06/2015 12:50PM
"I make a noise," Foley told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday. "It's a flatulence noise."
Lest you think the 42-year-old would be above such boyish antics, he bragged, "It sounds pretty good. ... You can take different intonations, you can drop it." Oh, and did we mention that he was demonstrating the noise throughout the conversation?
Originally posted 02/05/2015 11:45PM
Think the vice president has no real power? Not in Shondaland.
On Thursday's episode of Scandal, VP Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) was revealed to be the evil mastermind behind Olivia's (Kerry Washington) kidnapping, and he quietly took over the White House in a coup that reduced President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to his puppet.
Most Scandalous Moments Well, that was fast! Just one episode after Liv was snatched, Andrew came forward as her kidnapper, demanding that Fitz declare war on West Angola – or else, Liv would die in 48 hours. Naturally, this was why he and Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) had her followed this whole season: to advance the Republican agenda. Stay classy.
Originally posted 01/29/2015 06:00PM
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Originally posted 01/30/2015 12:00AM
Murder and torture are mainstays on Scandal. But it's still the kind of steamy drama you watch curled up on your couch with a glass of red wine in one hand and your phone teed up with sassy tweets about Scott Foley's abs in the other.
Not this week. From the How to Get Away with Murder-like time jumps (we see you, Shonda) to the Homeland-style setting, this wasn't the Scandal we've grown to love. It was something new, something darker and far more sinister than Pope & Associates has ever tried to fix.
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), the woman who wears the white hat and leads her gladiators into battle – arguably one of the most powerful people in Washington – lost control.
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