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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TV to Si: Willie Garson Makes Directorial Debut on ‘White Collar,’ Anjelah Johnson Brings The Laughs In ‘The Homecoming Show’

It’s been a long week as I’ve been waiting for Thursday to come around! “Scandal” debuts Olivia Pope’s mom and Willie Garson makes his directorial debut on “White Collar.”

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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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Bellamy Young on "Scandal" (Photo: ABC)

‘Scandal’: Everything You Thought You Knew About Mellie Was Wrong

It’s easy to hate Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young). She’s the mean-spirited Stepford First Lady who is the major personal obstacle in Olivia and Fitz’s relationship. This week’s episode of “Scandal,” “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” upended the audience’s perception of the character by revealing the horrible sacrifices that she made to get where she is. Also, in […]

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TV to Si: The Ladies of ‘The Real Housewives of Miami’ Battle It Out, The Team Heads to Hong Kong on ‘Covert Affairs’

Thursday came around quick this week, and no one could be happier than me. Highlights from tonight’s primetime line-up includes “The Real Housewives of Miami,” “Covert Affairs,” and “Scandal.”

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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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