Joshua Malina and Darby Stanchfield
The seemingly infallible Olivia Pope & Associates were wrong!
Last week on Scandal, we discovered that Osborne (Kurt Fuller), the head of the CIA, was not the mole even though someone had Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) set him up to look like the mole before killing him. Naturally, this means Olivia (Kerry Washington) and her associates were actually wrong about him being the mole, and their suspicion of him could have led to his untimely death. How will they rectify this? TVGuide.com turned to Darby Stanchfield, who plays Olivia's trusted investigator Abby Whelen, to get the scoop on what lengths OPA will go to find out who the mole really is and how that will put them in danger. Plus: Stanchfield teases the future for Abby and David...
The devil's in the building!
Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry), the man responsible for single-handedly ruining Quinn Perkins' (Katie Lowes) life, will become an OPA client during this week's Scandal (Thursday, 10/9c, ABC). Naturally, Quinn won't be the happiest person with this decision. Will Hollis' proximity cause her to finally snap? Or will she stick to being a gladiator in a suit? TVGuide.com turned to Lowes to get the scoop:
Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield
Ever wanted to know what it really takes to be a Gladiator?
Find out Thursday at 4 p.m./ET (1 p.m./PT) when TVGuide.com staff editor Natalie Abrams moderates a live Spreecast webchat with Scandal's Darby Stanchfield and Columbus Short.
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The dynamic duo, who play Olivia Pope's associates Abby Whelan and Harrison Wright, will be on hand to answer your burning Scandal questions. Send your questions for the cast in the comments below, via Twitter using the hashtag #AskScandal or come back Thursday and sign on to the live Spreecast, where you can submit questions and join the conversation.
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
"Talk about not being able to catch a break!"
Surely Scandal fans everywhere are echoing Josh Malina's sentiments when it comes to poor David Rosen, who has spent much of the season being screwed over left and right as he tried to uncover the truth that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and others had rigged the presidential election.
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But executive producer Shonda Rhimes and the Scandal writers kicked David when he was down:
Piers Morgan and Alex Jones
Our top moments of the week:
14. Best Battle: When Tessa calls Dahlia dumb on Suburgatory, the two decide to settle the matter with... a hip-hop dance-off? As their parents watch, they argue about parenting, which leads to their own dance off: Dallas moon-walks and...
Wes Brown, Meagan Good and Ella Rae Peck
The one thing a potential guilty pleasure can't afford to be guilty of is boredom. Just look at the current standard-bearer: ABC's outrageous Scandal, with its whiplash plotting and rat-a-tat-tat dialogue delivered at such hyperspeed you don't have time to dwell on the berserk absurdities, because you're having such a blast. NBC's tepid new mystery-soap hybrid Deception (10/9c) deceives itself if it thinks it belongs in that gonzo company. It even pales next to the diminished second season of Revenge, which needs to refocus on the Emily-vs.-Graysons dynamic and forget the Initiative — yawn — ever existed.
Stana Katic, Nathan Fillion
When ABC's Castle returns on Monday, Rick Castle's apartment is going to be bursting at the seams.
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As we first reported, the episode, titled "Significant Others," finds Castle (Nathan Fillion) in a pickle when his "deep-fried Twinkie" ex-wife Meredith (Scandal's Darby Stanchfield) winds up crashing at Casa Castle after her planned trip to Europe falls through because Alexis (Molly Quinn) has mono. As luck would have it, Beckett (Stana Katic) is also sleeping over while her place is being fumigated.
Can we say awkward? In any case, based on our exclusive first look at the episode below, Beckett is a little bit unsure about to handle the threat of Meredith...
Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield and Columbus Short
Olivia Pope and her associates have done some shady things to protect their clients, but when one of their own is messed with, there's no limit to what they'll do to protect them — even if that ultimately means causing them pain.
That's what Scandal's resident smooth talker Harrison (Columbus Short) has been dealing with after having to plant information that David (Joshua Malina) had abused his former girlfriend in order to get Abby (Darby Stanchfield) to break up with him. But really, he was saving her life!
Do not miss the next three episodes of Scandal.
That's the message executive producer Betsy Beers conveyed following the reveal that Scandal's secret cabal of five — Olivia (Kerry Washington), Cyrus (Jeff Perry), Mellie (Belamy Young), Verna (Debra Mooney) and Hollis (Gregg Henry) — may have rigged the election that put Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) into power. The explosion that nearly got Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) the death penalty? A way to cover it all up... apparently. Below, Beers dishes on what's in store for the five and how they'll handle their David Rosen (Joshua Malina) and Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) problem. Get the scoop:
Richard Castle is going to start 2013 with a full house!
Scandal's Darby Stanchfield will reprise her role as Castle's ex-wife Meredith in a January episode of ABC's Castle, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively. And much to the chagrin of Castle (Nathan Fillion), she'll make herself right at home...