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I know how this story ends

May 13, 2016 14:26:06 Posted at May 13, 2016 14:26:06
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Scandal Season 2 season finale Episode 21 recap Well, that was a curious season finale of this curious season. Yeah, by the way, if you didn’t know it, this was the season finale – considering the relative lack of body count and sexual combinations you’d hardly know it.  On some level, that’s ok with me. Full Story

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Scandal Wish-Fulfillment

May 6, 2016 13:49:30 Posted at May 6, 2016 13:49:30
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 20 recap They couldn’t have known…but they could have guessed. Let’s say this episode was shot about five weeks ago. Written three weeks before that, and ‘broken’, or conceived of, three-plus weeks before that. So it’s been in the works for about 11 weeks, at least. Full Story

Who Was That? Where Is She?

April 29, 2016 14:17:01 Posted at April 29, 2016 14:17:01
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Scandal season 5 episode 19 recap May I raise a glass to Sally Langston as the most creative and surprisingly believable and effective use of a character who had in theory outlived her usefulness? I may, with an extra clink for the disdain with which she enunciates ‘feminist’. It’s notable because other shows might have written her off, and in fact this show has written off plenty of people who aren’t getting it done anymore – but Sally as super-skewed Greek chorus still seems to work, and she has so much fun with it! Watching her relish critiques of women she can’t bear and wishes she could be started the show on a high point. Full Story

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The Legend of Pete Harris

April 22, 2016 14:02:54 Posted at April 22, 2016 14:02:54
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 18 recap I have decided that there are two ways to respond to and recap this episode, and so after careful consideration, I’m doing them both. Here we go… Who CARES? At this point, who cares anymore? Okay, so Olivia is a pouty, mentally unstable teenager at home in her childhood bedroom, decorated in a way time forgot, with posters of Dead Poet’s Society and TLC (and Prince…I still can’t believe it), but also a Fisher Price tape recorder front and centre. Full Story

On Having Had Enough

April 8, 2016 14:11:14 Posted at April 8, 2016 14:11:14
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 17 recap Well, it’s happening. They are doing it. They are pointing out exactly what happens if you’ve been keeping secrets for the president for years, and kidnapped and sold, and you can’t keep track of whether it’s your father or your ex-boyfriend who has killed more people – well, until you take into account your other ex-boyfriend. Full Story

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The Intervention

April 1, 2016 13:45:45 Posted at April 1, 2016 13:45:45
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 16 recap Hands up if you only really woke up when Mellie read Mean Tweets about herself. That woman is a ray of sunshine, and if Marcus’s only purpose on this show is to get her out of her head and onto the Jimmy Kimmel stage, then he has fulfilled his destiny. Because let’s be honest, he doesn’t actually have one at Pope & Associates, and everyone knows it. Full Story

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It’s My Turn

March 18, 2016 14:42:17 Posted at March 18, 2016 14:42:17
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 14 recap Man, the subtext is really, really becoming text here. In large part, this episode is about Abby being hungry, deciding that well-behaved women never make history, and grabbing for what she wants. In large part, this is about Olivia explaining to Quinn why she’s been gone for so long, why she’s wearing colour, why she’s spying on Jake. Full Story

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The Prospect of Principles

March 11, 2016 15:03:53 Posted at March 11, 2016 15:03:53
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 13 recap When this show began, even when Olivia cleaned up bodies with vigor and shamed young girls with relish, there was a lot of talk about White Hats. About doing what was right. Taking the high road or being a good person or things of that nature.  There were even long, lingering shots of white hats on shelves, on heads, in boxes. Full Story

Stop sleeping with him, then.

February 26, 2016 15:20:05 Posted at February 26, 2016 15:20:05
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 12 recap No, really. Stop sleeping with him then. One of the things that’s great about this show is that they’re very straightforward about sex-is-power, and this episode had that well-underlined. Everyone is sleeping with someone else for power, to get them where they need to go. Full Story

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The Times, they are…you get it

February 19, 2016 15:32:56 Posted at February 19, 2016 15:32:56
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 Scandal Season 5 Episode 11 recap “Let’s make a president” “We…were working.” “We made a president together.”  “WE did?” “You’re the work wife. Not me.” It’s hard to pin down when I became a politics buff, exactly, and I don’t know what the qualifications are to use the word ‘buff’. Full Story

Scandal Returns: The Rise of Jake

February 12, 2016 15:31:15 Posted at February 12, 2016 15:31:15
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 10 recap You know, when we left Scandal, there was a feeling that nothing could ever be the same. And, true to the show’s promise, nothing is. In fact they want to show you just how topsy-turvy everything is. Abby’s out of the loop, but is also the President’s right-hand-woman! Olivia can’t get Fitz on the phone, and she’s a step behind her clients instead of ahead. Full Story

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