Thursday Night Soap Preview: Has Scandal’s Olivia Pope Been a Good Girl? What's in Store For Grey's Stranded Six?By Luke Kerr on September 27, 2012
Get ready for some action-packed drama. Shonda Rhimes’ Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal return tonight on ABC. In an interview with TVLine, Kerry Washington dishes the “Who is Quinn (Darby Stranchfield)?” mystery and ifOlivia has been behaving.
TVLINE | So, the big question: Has Olivia been behaving?
What does that mean in Olivia’s world? She sets her own rules.
TVLINE | Well, there’s the handshake agreement she made with Mellie in the finale. So, I ask: Has Olivia been behaving?
When we meet Olivia in the beginning of the second season she is not at the White House, and she has not been going to the White House. She’s a woman of her word. She handed in her badge.
In a preview of what’s in store for Grey’s Anatomy's stranded six, TV Guide answers the question of what’s next for Meredith (Ellen Pompeo).
What's Next? Following the loss of her sister, Meredith will take on a surprising new role as, essentially, the new Nazi — complete with a fancy nickname! "She's definitely angry at the beginning of the season," Pompeo says. "She's angry about all the stuff that happened, so she's teaching her interns and she's really mean to them. It's an homage to the first Dr. Grey, Meredith's mother, who is the first bitch surgeon, so I get to channel Kate Burton and be mean." She'll also be struggling with keeping the team of Seattle Grace docs intact. "She wants everyone else to stay together and is trying to rally for everyone to stick around," she adds. Look for Mer to stay in touch with twisted sister Cristina in very interesting ways.
After the jump watch promos for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and freshman series Last Resort.
If you love the relationship between Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Cristina (Sandra Oh) on Grey’s Anatomy, get ready for a special BFF episode. According to TVLine, Shonda Rhimes is planning a Meredith and Cristina-centric stand alone episode for the upcoming ninth season.
“It’s just the story of Meredith and Cristina,” shares series creator Shonda Rhimes. “It’s really going to be original. I don’t think we’ve ever told a story the way we’re telling a story in this episode.” READ MORE
What will Grey’s Anatomy do without McSteamy? Next season we’ll have to find out. According to TVLine, Eric Dane has decided to exit the hit Thursday night, ABC drama after six seasons.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone at Grey’s, ABC and Shondaland for the experience and memories I have had over the course of this run,” Dane tells TVLine exclusively. “It has been wonderful to work alongside and learn from a creative force such as Shonda Rhimes.”
In a statement to TVLine, Rhimes called McSteamy “one of the most beloved characters on Grey’s Anatomy.” She added that Dane “did not come to this decision lightly, but after much consideration and conversations, he and I have decided that this is the right time for his storyline to end.
Grey’s Anatomy returns September 27.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe and Melodie Aikels dive into TV’s latest buzz worthy headlines and storylines.
Did Glee’s Whitney Houston tribute live up to the PC Gang’s expectations? Who do they think will die in Grey’s Anatomy’s season finale? Luke and Jillian have a theory about who is behind the battle between the President and Olivia Pope on Scandal. Can Once Upon a Time maintain its premise or will it run out of story? Melodie is in love with The Secret Circle’s twists and turns.
Luke is enjoying Uma Thurman’s guest stint on Smash, but Jamey hates it. However, there is one thing on NBC’s Broadway-based drama that unites them. Tune into find out what.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta ends its season with a blockbuster reunion, as The Real Housewives of New Jersey returns for more drama on Bravo. The Kardashians land a three-year agreement to stay with E!. VH1’s Basketball Wives battles a boycott.
The LA Complex bombs on The CW.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast!
Former Gossip Girl guest and former One Life to Live star Tika Sumpter was among the celebrities who turned out for the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon on February 25, in Beverly Hills. The event also featured such stars as The Young and the Restless’ Tatyana Ali, former The Talk co-host Holly Robinson Peete, The Help’s Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson and James Pickens Jr. See more photos after the jump! READ MORE