12:00 AM EDT 04/17/2015
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.
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.
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.
Originally posted 03/19/2015 11:25PM
Lena Dunham's Scandal debut started out as a Fifty Shades of Grey situation that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) needed to fix.
And just when it looked like her character might be getting a Sex and the City ending, Huck (Guillermo Díaz) gave her a fate more suited for Law and Order: SVU.
Thursday's episode was all about feminist issues: the line between owning your sexuality and being abused, the scrutiny a successful woman is subjected to versus a man. Though the Girls creator met a tragic end, our heroine rediscovered her erotic power with – surprise! – a man besides Jake (Scott Foley) or Fitz (Tony Goldwyn).
That's right, Gladiators: Liv is officially a dominant.
Originally posted 03/12/2015 11:15PM
Scandal's Gladiators better hold on to their white hats.
Thursday night's episode was mostly a set-up for the next swooping dramatic arc: The takedown of B613 (no, really this time), and possibly your favorite characters along with it.
"You gave me those files," Attorney General David Rosen (Joshua Malina) said in the penultimate scene. "You said, 'Go get the bad guys.' "
"Rosen, we are the bad guys," Jake (Scott Foley) replied.
"Not anymore," David insisted.
But is that really true? Because for all the good the employees of Pope & Associates do, their fixing hasn't exactly followed the letter of the law.
Originally posted 03/10/2015 02:10PM
Olitz or No-litz?
When it comes to the couple nickname for Scandal's Olivia Pope and President Fitz, Jimmy Kimmel isn't a big fan.
"They really need to go back to the drawing board on Olitz," Kimmel said while hosting a Paleyfest panel with the ABC drama's cast in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Originally posted 03/09/2015 02:10PM
Even the most ardent Huckleberry Quinn shippers were creeped out by the Scandal characters' fetish for licking each other in season 3.
Or so we thought.
"People have asked me to lick them! To live their faces!" Guillermo Díaz – Huck on the ABC drama – told the PaleyFest LA audience Sunday of his strangest fan encounter.
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.
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.
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