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Question: From the moment Cyrus elected (pun intended) not to let anyone else in on the bomb threat to the final silliness of Olivia and Jake wending skyward on daddy's jet, the Scandal finale was all the usual over-the-top perfection Gladiators have come to love and expect from Shonda Rhimes when she's operating at the top of her "a little too much is not enough" game. Nice homage to the Keyser Söze reveal from The Usual Suspects at the end. Sorry Columbus Short got offed; perhaps if his character had been given a real reel life I'd miss him more, but that was one of the flaws in the mostly great/outlandish storytelling that truly bugged this fangirl. I know it was a rush from plot point to plot point, but I'm willing to accept the pregnancy as a legitimate excuse for the end-of-season, roller rink stop-and-go, punch in the face/gut action. And what a nice sendoff for Joe Morton! Now let's see how Rhimes gets Olivia back in the game. Who's she gonna play with now? This could be a signal that there are new players, yet to be named. And how in the expletive deleted are they (Ms. Rhimes and Ms. Pope) gonna top that?! — McKenzie

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Scandal Postmortem: Are Olivia and Fitz Over for Good?

Tony Goldwyn

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's Scandal finale. Read at your own risk!]

Fitz finally got what he wanted  it just cost him the one thing he cares about most.

Thursday's Scandal season finale, aptly titled "The Price of Free and Fair Election," found Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) getting elected to president for his second term on his own — and with a little (OK, a lot of) help from the death of his son Jerry (Dylan Minnette), who was killed with a strain of bacterial meningitis. Naturally, Fitz assumed Maya Pope (Khandi Alexander) was behind the dastardly deed after her attempt to blow him up at the church failed.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the season finale?

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Ratings: Scandal Hits Finale High; Community, Parenthood Up

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No one died in the explosion, but Scandal went out with a huge bang Thursday.

The Season 3 finale drew 10.5 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, making it the show's most-watched and highest-rated season-ender yet. Scandal finished Season 3 up 39 percent in viewership and 43 percent in the demo. The episode followed Grey's Anatomy (8.1 million, 2.5), which was down a tenth.

Scandal: Who didn't survive the finale?

Four other finales didn't fare as well. The Crazy Ones (5.8 million, 1.5) and ...
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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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Scandal: Who Didn't Survive the Season Finale?

Tony Goldwyn, Scott Foley, Kerry Washington

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's Scandal finale. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal's season finale was quite explosive — but it wasn't the bomb that was the most shocking moment.  

The big bomb scare was actually quickly resolved in the opening moments of Thursday's episode, with Jake (Scott Foley) arriving at the Oval Office to tell Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) about the bomb at the church before it exploded, which allowed them to evacuate in time. Unfortunately... read more

Top Moments: Thrones Hosts (Another) Deadly Wedding and Mad Men's Surprising Rejection

Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson and Peter Dinklage

Our top moments of the week:

15. Best Message:
 After Jones took her own life on last week's Chicago Fire, a police officer delivers a note she left for Dawson before she died. We learn its contents in the final moments of the episode, when Dawson places the note next to her mirror. What does it say? "Don't let anything stand in your way."

14. Worst Act:
 Following her heartbreaking, sudden split with Danny, Mindy tries a new approach to picking up guys on The Mindy Project: acting cool. When ...
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Scandal Star Columbus Short's Wife Files for Divorce

Columbus Short

Columbus Short's wife has filed for divorce on Tuesday, according to People.

The Scandal star's wife Tuere Tanee Short was also granted a temporary restraining order after alleging that... read more

First Look: Jimmy Kimmel Live Treats Gladiators to Behind the Scandalabra

Jimmy Kimmel

ABC's Scandal has helped juice Jimmy Kimmel Live ratings on Thursday nights, and in turn the late-night show has been very good to the show's "Gladiator" fans. Now, as Season 3 of Scandal draws to a close, Jimmy Kimmel Live is promising a blowout post-finale special on Thursday night at 11:35/10:35c.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live to Air Special Scandal-themed Episode

Jimmy Kimmel

Attention, Gladiators! Jimmy Kimmel Live will air a special Scandal-themed episode following Season 3's explosive finale on Thursday, April 17.

The special, cleverly titled Jimmy Kimmel Live: Behind the Scandalabra... read more

Scandal: Who Won't Survive the Explosive Season Finale?

Khandi Alexander, Nazanin Boniadi

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday night's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal plans to end its third season with a bang — literally.

After OPA dismantled B613 just as Maya Pope's (Khandi Alexander) assassination plot came together, POTUS & Co. are forced to work with the enemy during Thursday's episode, calling in former B613 command Rowan (Joe Morton) for help. Of course, Jake (Scott Foley) is pissed and tells Olivia (Kerry Washington) that she's making a big mistake. For once, he was... read more

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