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Scandal Recap, ‘We Do Not Touch The First Ladies’




As enjoyable as ‘Scandal‘ is, it’s also kind of exhausting to watch. In the first couple of minutes alone, we learned that Olivia is “dating” Jake publicly, Abby loves David and Jake might be in over his head as head of B613. Then there is all that messy spy and suicide stuff, but it all led up to another one of ‘Scandal‘s trademark WTF moments.

I think Shonda Rhimes has gone from being an Olitz lover to using the couple to flat out torture us viewers. They argue about Liv using Jake as a political beard basically, but Olivia isn’t doing this for Fitz. She doesn’t want to be a “public whore,” and simply wants to be able to walk down the street without being whispered at. There are more pressing matters however, like the rumors that his running mate Andrew Nichols was a bit of a druggie back in the day. Flashback to 14 years ago when Mellie was sexually assaulted by her FIL and can’t even stand to be around Fitz. One night he finds her almost dead on the floor after having taken some pills. Wanting an explanation after he saved her life and didn’t call an ambulance, she tells him that she isn’t even sure her baby is Fitz’s and frankly that has made her suicidal. After Olivia handles the situation, she confronts Mellie about Andrew covering for her overdose, but Mellie lets her know that they aren’t the same type of bitch. Even when she had the chance to cheat, she didn’t, but she does kiss Andrew as they admire the portraits of past First Ladies. Mellie is a hard character to like, hell all of them are, but she is easy to sympathize with. I think her having an affair with Andrew is just a bit too convenient, even if she might deserve it.



Sally’s campaign managers gets Hollis Doyle to be her big whale, but only if she can get him a cushy job like Secretary of Energy. Throughout their conversation Sally has flashes of Daniel, or it might have been the devil trying to enter her body again. Does no one else think it’s weird that she’s still using the office she killed her husband in? Meanwhile, Rowan is trying to bring down Fitz on his own and can’t be bargained out of doing it by his own daughter. Quinn spies on them during their dinner but somehow didn’t notice Olivia walking out of the restaurant and right up to the car. Quinn wants to be badass, but can’t be bothered to turn her head 30 degrees to the left. Olivia pleads with her to come home, back to OP & Associates, but she can’t face Huck again. Not after he licked her face, but she seemed totally fine with the fact that he pulled out her tooth. Her and Charlie have been hacking into Rowan’s financials, a skill that could make her a great B613 agent. Seeing as how her old friends Huck and Abby got the best of her boyfriend, she might do better as a Gladiator.

James is desperately trying to keep his secret identity hidden from his husband, who is trying to have him, or Publius, killed. The journalist that he has been feeding information to, Vanessa Chandler, wants to speak to the President and could spill the tea that Daniel Langston never had an autopsy. Cryus has Charlie on the case, and just as he’s about to rub out David, luckily he was “kidnapped” by Huck and Abby. That’s real love, kids. As for Harrison, he’s in too deep with Adnan, and we FINALLY get more of his backstory. He was involved with insider trading, but Adnan hints that there is more to him that even Olivia doesn’t know about. She gives him some money to donate to Fitz’s campaign so that she can buy a plate to a fundraiser dinner. There, Adnan thanks Cyrus for helping her to get back into the country. Cyrus seemed to be scared, maybe because he has met someone more evil than he is. He should be scared as it is revealed that Adnan is in cahoots with Maya Pope.




Oh God, this show. Another big revelation is that Tom, one of the President’s Secret Service men, and the one we see around him the most, is the mole inside the WH for B613. Jake had met him plenty of times and had no idea. He gives him a recording of Fitz asking Olivia if she cared about him, but she doesn’t answer. Next week promises that the last 30 seconds will be mind blowing. Which means someone will die, or almost die, but whatever happens it will good!

Kerry Washington Is Pregnant, and Hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’

Kerry Washington is Hosting SNL!!
Kerry Washington is Hosting SNL!!

Photo via: NBC.com/SNL

Kerry Washington has been having a pretty amazing year, and it just got better. US Weekly is reporting that the ‘Scandal’ star is expecting her first child with new husband, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nnamdi Asomugha. Washington is reportedly four months along, a source tells People, adding that Kerry and Nnamdi are “ecstatic” over the new addition to their family.

Washington and Asomugha secretly got married back in late June in Hailey, Idaho (which is  basically, Sun Valley, Idaho). Rumors have been swirling soon after that she was pregnant, and some questionable fashion choices fueled speculation. The big question is how will ‘Scandal’ deal with their star’s growing belly? I doubt Shonda Rhimes will throw an Olitz love child into mix, so expect to see Olivia in even more fabulous, designer coats. Or they could hide her pregnancy Clair Huxtable style by giving her a big teddy bear to sit behind.

Kerry will be hosting this weekend’s ‘SNL’ and reportedly wanted to start telling people about it now because it would be obvious. Even at four months, she still looks pretty thin.


Here she is turning down Taran Killam‘s marriage proposal. Are YOU guys gonna watch??

Scandal Recap, ‘Say Hello To My Little Friend’



Photos via ABC/Scandal

Anthony Weiner became a hot topic again over the Summer when he decided to run for Mayor of New York City. Obviously, things didn’t work out for him, that other sexting scandal hurt him pretty bad. There was also the issue of his arrogance, and the news ate it up. I wasn’t a bit surprised that not only ‘Scandal’ but ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ both used Weiner’s real life woes for some juicy fiction. ‘Scandal’ however threw murder into the plot as Olivia and the team gained a new client, and Jake and Huck joined forces.



Olivia Pope & Associates are slowly getting their reputation back, and they take on a disgraced Senator as their latest client. He’s been sending pictures of himself in his tightie-whities to numerous women, but is still trying to run for office. He wouldn’t be the crappiest person they’ve helped, but he’s certainly not the best either. There’s also the issue of a dead girl named Desiree, one of his sexting partners. All signs point to him as the killer, but Olivia realizes he’s not when he casually mentions that his wife was out pretty late the night Desiree was killed. Not only was this guy dumb enough to send half naked pictures of himself to a handful of women, he didn’t suspect that his wife knew about his indiscretions? Even before her boozy conversation with Olivia, you probably figure out that the Senator’s wife, played by Melora Hardin, had killed the girl. Her confession to Olivia at court, and her testimony on the stand, were a little creepy, and this can’t be the last we see or hear of her and the Senator.



As Fitz and Mellie continue to be awful, they have a new enemy, congresswoman Josephine Marcus. She’s gaining popularity and becoming a “movement,” as Cyrus puts it. Anything that threatens either of the Grant’s real or supposed power has to be dealt with, but naturally they make things worse for themselves. During a press conference, Mellie calls Josephine “white trash” and disses her supporters to a reporter wearing a hot mic. Cyrus is none too pleased, but he lays off and lets Fitz and her have an oddly touching moment. Ever the goon though, Cyrus sends one of his staff to go dig up some dirt on Marcus and learns that she abandoned a baby at 15. So Josephine has Fitz’s cheating scandals, and they have a long lost child to work with. This is going to get messy. Josephine is basically a very likable, sort of Nancy Pelosi type politician. I wasn’t sure how Lisa Kudrow would fit onto the show, but i’m excited to see her and Olivia try to take down White House.

Olivia has given up on trying to get her father out of her life. She kicks Jake out of her apartment when he presses her about who Rowan really is. He joins forces with Huck to get info on who he killed, and with hopes that they can take Rowan down together. Later he eavesdrops on a conversation between Daddy Pope and Cyrus about a flight plan that Peter Foster had. Fitz learns of Foster’s death in the newspaper and because he’s a “hero” or something in Fitz’s eyes, he has him buried at Arlington and even shows up to the funeral to speak with his wife. The gravediggers snap a picture of him there and again, Cyrus isn’t happy. If Cyrus ever dies on the show, I’m sure it’ll be a heart attack brought on by Fitz’s stupidity.

Huck and Jake, let’s call them Juck, take the recording and Foster’s records to Olivia and tell her that the mysterious Remington, a rescue missin in Iran, flight plan is missing. Foster had the flight plan’s number tattooed on him, and Fitz was the pilot. Another couple of pieces to the puzzle fall into place.

Again, I thought this episode was a little meh. Maybe I need all the fast talking and the Gladiators being badasses. Harrison’s little dance at the beginning was cute, and I’ll give Quinn a break for being genuinely concerned for Huck. He’s been attending AA meetings, but is talking about his addiction to killing, not booze.

Abby and David are a little weird, and after all of that she sexted him her hooha? With her new glam do and makeup, she deserves better. Jake continues to be boring, but not even a dick move from Fitz can stop him and Olivia from hooking up I guess. We’ll have to wait until next week to see how Fitz and Rowan throw down, and if he knows that Rowan is his side chick’s dad.