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Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes on Ferguson | Tony Goldwyn

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Scandal Recap: Fitz and Mellie Plan Her Political Future as the Show Takes on Ferguson

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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Scandal Recap: Which Character Returned to Rescue Olivia Pope?

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Scandal Recap: Which Character Returned to Rescue Olivia Pope?

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.

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Scandal Recap: Who Bought Olivia Pope? | Scandal

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Scandal Recap: Mama Pope Is Back, Olivia Is Sold

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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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope's Captor Is Revealed

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope's Captor Is Revealed

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.

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• 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.

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Scandal Just Aired Its Darkest Episode Yet | Kerry Washington

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope Is a Hostage

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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Which Scandal Character Might Inspire a Spinoff for ABC?

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Which Scandal Character Might Inspire a Spinoff for ABC?

Originally posted 01/21/2015 09:30PM

Scandal may not last that much longer on ABC, but that doesn't mean the characters have to go away, too.

Creator Shonda Rhimes – who has reportedly said her Kerry Washington drama, unlike Grey's Anatomy, won't last 10 or even 8 seasons – can imagine a drama revolving around B613.

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. Dies at 88

Originally posted 01/10/2015 02:45PM

Producer Samuel Goldwyn Jr. died Friday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 88.

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Scandal Recap: Sex, Drugs and Lies in the White House

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Scandal Recap: Sex, Drugs and Lies in the White House

Originally posted 10/17/2014 10:15AM

On Thursday night's episode of Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) watched the apple of President Fitz's eye turn sour, all while Jake's secret plan to out her father floundered, taking him down with it.

It's the first daughter's turn at a little, er, a lot of mischief. She and some friends snuck out of school to a party where they danced, drank and took drugs. Basic teen misbehaving until she lands herself in a threesome with two unknown boys, one of whom ends up taping the tryst – including scenes of an I-don't-even-want-to-know sex act called "Eiffel Towering" – and sends her the clip as a kinky keepsake.

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Scandal Sneak Peek: Watch Olivia and Fitz Finally Reunite (VIDEO)

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Scandal Sneak Peek: Watch Olivia and Fitz Finally Reunite (VIDEO)

Originally posted 10/16/2014 07:00AM

Put down the wine glass and bust out some tissues, Gladiators.

Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant will exchange more than awkward glances and tender pinky touches on this week's episode of Scandal – and PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at their reunion.

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Scandal's Tony Goldwyn Reveals What Happened When He Met the Other Commander in Chief | Tony Goldwyn

Scandal's Tony Goldwyn Reveals What Happened When He Met the Other Commander in Chief

Originally posted 10/09/2014 04:00PM

Plus: What his wife really thinks of all those steamy scenes

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