Scandal, arguably the hottest show on television right now, has me on the edge of my seat. From the torrid yet heartfelt love affair between President Fitzgerald Grant III (Tony Goldwyn) and Washington DC’s Top Fixer Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) to the craziness that walks into Olivia Pope and Associates, this show has everything. Currently, a mole is leaking information out of The White House and posing a serious threat to the United States Government. However, who’s the culprit? On a show with such dastardly grey characters as Scandal, it could be anyone. Here’s a list and breakdown of my top suspects. READ MORE
Before this week’s Scandal recap, I have to comment on the episode’s title, “Molly, You in Danger, Girl.” If you’ve lived through the ‘90s, you know this is a reference to the movie Ghost, which starred President Fitz himself, Tony Goldwyn! The first and second time I read the title, I LOLed. Basically, I think it’s the best episode title ever, and I hope we get more cheeky Ghost references in Scandal!
This episode was a fantastic outing, and so much happened. There were enough reveals to last half a dozen eps, and “Molly, You in Danger, Girl” could have easily served as a season finale. It’s a good thing Scandal left us so much to ruminate over, since it’s on hiatus for another three weeks! READ MORE
Scandal’s Case of the Week saw Olivia (Kerry Washington) helping Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) locate his missing daughter, Maybelle. It turned out she had faked the whole kidnapping, complete with severing her own ear, just to scam 20 million dollars from her anguished parents.
Even “fixer” Olivia failed to get through to the troublemaker about taking the “do over” olive branch her parents extended, once they found out her deception. Maybelle chose the money over family, leaving her parents distraught.
Why would Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) ever even think of helping Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) on Scandal? Unfortunately for Quinn, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) decides who the Gladiators will assist in times of crisis.
TV Guide caught up with Lowes, who dished Quinn's reaction to Hollis asking for Olivia's help, after his daughter is kidnapped.
How is Quinn dealing with coming face-to-face with Hollis again?
Lowes: Not well. The last time Quinn talked about Hollis, she offered Huck (Guillermo Diaz) $5,000 to take him out. It was at that turning point that Huck said, "We don't do revenge here." I think this is a really tumultuous, conflicting episode for Quinn because it is yet again playing with the idea of, "If you've signed up to work at Olivia Pope ride and die, and Huck tells you that we don't do revenge, and yet your biggest enemy walks through that door, what do you do?" The episode took so much effort for me because I'm really not used to being filled with so much hatred. It was really difficult and a tough two weeks to go through everything. As a tease, something happens in the episode in which Quinn is really tested with whether Hollis Doyle is going to be an enemy forever or if she'll see him in a different light.
On today's Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels dish the latest episodes of primetime sudsers Dallas, Scandal and Pretty Little Liars. They also dive into Lil Wayne's sizzurp situation. Did TMZ get the story wrong?
Justin Timberlake is back in fine form with The 20/20 Experience; while James Franco and several Disney/ABC Family princesses get freaky in Spring Breakers. Oh, and Amanda Bynes wants Drake to "murder" her vagina.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast! READ MORE
After a forever-long hiatus, Scandal was finally back! The Case of the Week involved Lisa Edelstein as a successful CEO, Sarah, who needed to bring in Olivia Pope & Associates when an old extramarital affair was discovered by the press. The man in question was Judge Randall, the Grant Administration's newly named Supreme Court Justice nomination.
Cyrus (Jeff Perry) turned into a pit bull, and promised to destroy Olivia (Kerry Washington) and her client if she didn’t back off. Ms. Pope would not be threatened, but she did seem to go soft on the Grant Administration. In the meantime, Cyrus ruined Sarah’s reputation by painting her as a sex-crazed stalker in the media. READ MORE