Kerry Washington on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: Blood Will Tell

It will be tough for the midseason finale of “Scandal” to be more shocking this episode. There were huge, genuinely surprising plot twists, the most frightening scene of dental torture since “Marathon Man,” and an uncomfortable sex scene. Best of all, the episode finally put a fork in the word “YOLO.” [xfinity-record-button id=”7006536282234113112″ program_type=”series”] How […]

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Kerry Washington on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: The President Has Serious Game

This week’s “Scandal” showed that, like the rest of us, Olivia Pope has seen “The Notebook.” It also highlights one of the show’s dominant themes: the fantasy of an idealized “Cosby Show” domesticity, which none of the characters have ever achieved. Every time one of them gets close, he or she consciously or unconsciously does […]

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Kerry Washington, left, and Darby Stanchfield on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: The Plane Truth

This week’s “Scandal” finally introduced Olivia’s mother played by Khandi Alexander, who no one anticipated would be cast in the pivotal role. She said about three words, in a flashback. The show is still pretending that she is dead, instead of in hiding from B613 or running a small island nation. Also, Kerry Washington officially looks […]

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‘Scandal’: Operation Remington Is the Mother of All Secrets

This week’s episode of “Scandal,” “More Cattle Less Bull,” seemingly explained Operation Remington. Fitz’s secret mission turned out to be, like everything else Fitz does, all about Olivia. Our heroine kept busy representing his potential presidential rival and, most importantly, wearing her most fabulous dress yet. [xfinity-record-button id=”7006536282234113112″ program_type=”series”] Olivia Spins a Scandal Into Political […]

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Scott Foley and Kerry Washington on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: Olivia Kisses Jake & Learns the Truth About Operation Remington

“Scandal” aired its Anthony Weiner inspired episode, awesomely titled “Say Hello to My Little Friend,” just twenty four hours after “Law & Order: SVU” aired its take on the photo-sexting congressman. Perhaps Weiner could have avoided this humiliation had he hired real life Olivia Pope, and “Scandal” producer, Judy Smith long before his political career […]

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