The truth behind Operation Remington was finally revealed during Scandal's midseason finale, but it just wasn't quite what we were expecting.
With Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander) on a flight to Hong Kong, OPA takes the time to actually do a background check on her to find out her supposed crimes. However...
Kerry Washington, Khandi Alexander
Mama Pope lives!
At the close of last week's Scandal, viewers discovered that Maya (Khandi Alexander) is actually alive. As part of Operation Remington, a civilian plane containing Maya was shot down by Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) decades prior, but it turns out, Maya was removed from the plane before take-off and imprisoned by her husband Rowan/Eli (Joe Morton) for the last twenty or so years. Why has Maya been locked up? Will she get to reunite with daughter Olivia (Kerry Washington)? TVGuide.com caught up with Alexander to get the scoop:
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
Thursday's episode of Scandal introduced two new duos that should make for great TV: Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) make up the best new bromance, while Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Josie Marcus (Lisa Kudrow) are now apparently enemies, which will make for an interesting campaign season.
Is Scandal's Huckleberry Quinn on the outs?
Let's start with...
Being a reporter isn't always an easy job. But being an extra playing a White House reporter is definitely hard work.
I got my first taste of "stardom" in mid-August when I and a few other select real-life reporters were invited to be extras on Scandal. The ABC political fixer drama would be filming their second episode of the third season, which meant I may be able to find out what happens with Mistress-gate! I jumped at the opportunity, which would end up being one of the longest, yet enlightening nights of my life. The actual episode just aired Thursday, so there are spoilers ahead for those who haven't yet watched. Check out a timeline of my night as a Scandal extra:
Samantha Sloyan, Kerry Washington
It's Mistress-gate 2.0!
In Scandal's season premiere, Olivia Pope & Associates teamed with the White House to point the finger at an innocent White House staffer to get the heat off of Olivia (Kerry Washington). But in doing so, they've gone behind the back of their fearless leader.
"It's difficult because even though we fix problems by any means necessary...
Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from the premiere of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
The person who leaked Olivia Pope's name as the First Mistress was revealed in Scandal's Season 3 premiere, and boy, is it a doozy!
As OPA and the White House struggled to do damage control after Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was named as Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) mistress, it turned out that the person who initially leaked her name had bigger plans — and that person is...
They say all roads lead to Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), but when Scandal returns for its third season on Thursday (10/9c, ABC), all roads lead to Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). That's because she was named as the President's mistress in the Season 2 finale. How will the professional fixer handle being the focus of a scandal? More importantly, how will Fitz and the White House deal with it? TVGuide.com hit the set of the ABC drama to get the scoop from the cast:
Kerry Washington, Paget Brewster, Andrew Lincoln
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Do you have any Scandal scoop not related to Mistress-gate? — Jennifer
NATALIE: Mistress-gate could actually be the least of the worries for Olivia's team and the White House when the season's overarching mystery is revealed. The cast adamantly agrees that this is one of the biggest scandals in the history of the show. And if you don't believe them, find out what happens to Cyrus when he discovers the truth: "Somewhere in the first couple episodes, Cyrus is transported to a very ominous location for a very ominous meeting in a trunk of a car," Jeff Perry teases. Dun-dun-DUN!
I'm so excited that Prentiss is back on Criminal Minds! Details! — Ashley
ADAM: Prentiss' return is still being worked out, but...
Jeff Perry and Dan Bucatinsky
Don't be fooled by this image from Scandal's highly anticipated Oct. 3 premiere: Cyrus (Jeff Perry) plants one on reporter-hubby James (Dan Bucatinsky) less out of romance and more because he's trying to snuff out the latest White House crisis.
OPA has scored a friend.
Lisa Kudrow has landed a recurring gig on the upcoming third season of Scandal, TVGuide.com has confirmed.
As first reported by Deadline.com, Kudrow will play...