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September 26, 2014 15:54:51 Posted at September 26, 2014 15:54:51
Duana Posted by Duana
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Season 4, Episode 1 recap I forgot about the soul music. I love the soul music on this show. Gone Girl is a very nice touch, as is Olivia’s curly hair, and what appears to be a first for network 9 PM.   Is that a first? Um, digital manipulation? In the first minute, what we know is that Olivia Pope, 100 miles of the coast of Zanzibar, is “Julia Baker”. Full Story

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Mother & Pope

June 12, 2014 18:28:44 Posted at June 12, 2014 18:28:44
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Kerry Washington made her first public appearance since having a baby yesterday at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in LA yesterday with Shonda Rhimes, the mother of Olivia Pope. I wrote about Shonda earlier this week. About her wonderful commencement speech at Dartmouth. About her approach to the Work and her attitude about the Dream. Full Story

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“I am the Scandal”

April 21, 2014 13:53:52 Posted at April 21, 2014 13:53:52
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 22 recap Look, it had to be big. It had to be hardcore because that’s what we’ve come to expect from Scandal, and because all the people watching who would probably never call themselves thrill-seekers are now smacking their veins, desperate for the next hit of weird twisted family/president/B6-13 shiz to come their way. Full Story

If I never hear the word “Command” again…

April 11, 2014 14:15:25 Posted at April 11, 2014 14:15:25
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 21 recap Okay, let’s start here. I call my dad “Dad” most of the time, but when I need to get his attention in a crowd, I call him by his first name, “Gamal”. It’s left over from when we’d be in a crowd and there would be a whole bunch of kids calling for “Dad” so he might tune out, but would definitely pay attention if I called him by his first name. Full Story

Let’s talk about dicks.

April 4, 2014 15:08:53 Posted at April 4, 2014 15:08:53
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 16 recap What? Is that too bold? Is it a bit harsh? Let’s remember that first of all, this episode was called “The Fluffer”. But secondly, this episode was really mostly about bad behavior, the people who get away with it, and the people who are proud of the fact that they’re dicks and kind of celebrate it. Full Story

Nooooooope

March 28, 2014 14:55:48 Posted at March 28, 2014 14:55:48
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 15 recap You know what? Bullsh*t. Everything about last night was. Some of it in decent ways that served the over the top, ridiculous, ever-more-punk-ass story. Some of it in ways that pull me out of the same story so badly I want to scream. One thing rises above all. Full Story

Beginning To End

March 21, 2014 15:22:03 Posted at March 21, 2014 15:22:03
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 14 recap SPOILERS AHEAD Well, for all of us who didn’t think they were going to do it, they did. For all of us who thought they weren’t going to make the rougher choice, they went for it. And even though it’s all steeped in political intrigue and I now know enough about B6-13 to be Command myself, they still managed to make it effective. Full Story

Two Men. One Gun.

March 14, 2014 15:07:21 Posted at March 14, 2014 15:07:21
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 12 recap I mean, I know what I think – or who I think, and it makes me sad. But something is happening to all these people, so that’s good, at least. It’s not that it’s been slow, exactly, just that the same patterns have been happening over and over again. Full Story

Daaaammmnn (?)

March 7, 2014 16:23:48 Posted at March 7, 2014 16:23:48
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 12 That’s what we were supposed to say about some of the developments in this episode, right? Snapping our wrists in surprise and delight? It’s not like they were lacking in number or in juice but…I didn’t exactly feel like I’d been taken on the ride they wanted me to be. Full Story

Tertiary Characters, activate!

February 28, 2014 14:59:35 Posted at February 28, 2014 14:59:35
Duana Posted by Duana
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Scandal Season 3 Episode 11 recap So as it turns out, we should all be having a little more sex in front of bright naked lightbulbs. Right? It feels like Scandal has been gone forever and in the time it’s been gone, there’s been a seismic shift where the people taking the biggest risks in the action are the tertiary characters, of which there are legions. Full Story

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Kerry with her puppy and her parents

February 25, 2014 16:37:15 Posted at February 25, 2014 16:37:15
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Our girlcrush Kerry Washington was working on Scandal yesterday. At one point, her parents came to visit and spent some time talking to Rowan Pope aka Joe Morton. Remember – Olivia’s back on Thursday! One of main stress points of the week. Because I’ll be watching in a hotel room and – first world problem – can’t pause during the good parts and rewind back. Full Story

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Olivia Pope is back!

February 24, 2014 15:42:10 Posted at February 24, 2014 15:42:10
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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Jesse Grant/ Frederick M. Brown/ Kevin Winter/ Getty

God, has it been 3 months? I think it’s been 3 months. Much too long. Here’s Kerry Washington at the NAACP Image Awards this weekend where she was named Outstanding Actress in a Drama and Scandal also took Outstanding Drama and Joe Morton or “Rowan Pope” was Outstanding Supporting Actor. Full Story

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Boom, Bust, and Echo

December 13, 2013 15:44:15 Posted at December 13, 2013 15:44:15
Duana Posted by Duana

Scandal Season 3 Episode 10 recap (My apologies for the misnumbering last week. I forgot about Thanksgiving.) This was the name of one of those sure-winner Christmas-gift books about 20 years ago. About the baby boomers and all they wrought; we, by the way, are the “echo”. I like the concept here. Full Story

Olivia & Mellie pre-Christmas

December 10, 2013 16:17:13 Posted at December 10, 2013 16:17:13
Lainey Posted by Lainey
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I could have saved these photos for Friday when Duana posts her Scandal recap but… WHY WAIT? It’s Olivia and Mellie, Kerry Washington and Bellamy Young, shooting scenes for the show before the holiday break. Duana and I went out the other night and spent part of it talking about Scandal. Full Story

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