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Scandal Recap: Olivia Pushes Cyrus Down the Aisle

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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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Scandal Recap: Lena Dunham Goes Fifty Shades of Grey ... and Someone Gets Murdered | Scandal, Lena Dunham

Scandal Recap: Lena Dunham Goes Fifty Shades of Grey ... and Someone Gets Murdered

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.

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Grapples with PTSD, B613 Is Exposed | Scandal

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Scandal Recap: Olivia Grapples with PTSD, B613 Is Exposed

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.

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POLL: What New Couple Name Should Scandal's Fitz and Olivia Have? | Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn

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UpdatePosted 03/11/2015 09:50AM

POLL: What New Couple Name Should Scandal's Fitz and Olivia Have?

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.

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What Strange Thing Do Scandal Fans Keep Doing to the Cast?

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UpdatePosted 03/09/2015 07:45PM

What Strange Thing Do Scandal Fans Keep Doing to the Cast?

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.

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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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