Jeff Perry and Kerry Washington
Thursday's episode of Scandal turned shockingly deadly, though the complete body count seemingly won't be revealed until next week.
With the debate quickly approaching, David Rosen (Josh Malina) turned to OPA with the truth that Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) helped Sally (Kate Burton) cover up her husband's murder. (Fun fact: All three presidential candidates are murderers!) But...
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The president of the United States is having an affair with his campaign manager, who is hiding the truth by dating the head of a secret Black Ops division of the government, who is in turn chummy with POTUS. Scandal has one messed-up love triangle.
Scandal Postmortem: What's next for Mellie and her old flame?
It gets more complicated because Olivia (Kerry Washington) might actually have...
Scandal, I have some questions for you. Namely, what the hell happened?
The ABC drama used to be believable. Not plausible, but at least somewhat believable. For any show to pull off the over-the-top melodrama Scandal does without becoming completely unhinged, it needs to be grounded by some semblance of reason. Even cartoons exist within a set of limitations. For example, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote can both run in midair unless Coyote looks down and realizes he's about to fall. Then, by the rules of cartoon physics, he plummets. Recently though, it's felt like Scandal's been running full-speed ahead with no ground beneath it, but when they look down and see they're about to fall, they say, 'F--- it, I'm going higher."
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...
New Kids on the Block
TVGN announced seven original projects in development Tuesday, including ones from New Kids on the Block and Scandal's Josh Malina.
"We have commissioned a slate of original projects that capture compelling and exciting stories of Hollywood, fandom and obsession," said Brad Schwartz, TVGN's president of entertainment and media. "TVGN is committed to doing what CBS and Lionsgate do best — create hit shows that audiences love."
Check out a rundown of TVGN's projects in development below:
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Jake is finally back!
On Thursday's Scandal, Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) was returned to Olivia (Kerry Washington) in the episode's closing moments, dropped on her front doorstep bloodied and bruised. And it turns out that major sacrifices had to be made to get him there...
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:
Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington
With Mistress-gate picking up steam when Scandal returns, Cyrus Beane (Jeff Perry) could be in store for another heart attack. That's because the White House will be on full damage control mode after someone outed Olivia (Kerry Washington) as Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) mistress. (Get more scoop on that here.) How will this new scandal affect Fitz's chances of staying in the White House? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Shonda Rhimes to get scoop on what's in store for OPA in Season 3:
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The same week another network had a mother of a reveal, ABC's Scandal shocked viewers with a patriarchal reveal no one saw coming. Fine, some fan sites may have suspected, but the final line of the Season 2 finale was such a surprising twist, not even members of the cast knew about it in advance — except one.
Scandal Finale: Did Fitz and Olivia get their happy ending?
Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn
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And we thought Scandal would have a hard time topping the intrigue of its Season 1 finale!
Thursday's season-ender put the first season's to shame with several jaw-dropping reveals, mostly coming in the episode's final moments. Before we get there, let's talk about what happened leading up to those moments...