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Scandal Returns: The Rise of Jake

Duana Posted by Duana at February 12, 2016 15:31:15 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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I am a Big Dog

Duana Posted by Duana at November 20, 2015 15:30:58 November 20, 2015 15:30:58

Scandal Season 5 Episode 9 recap Well. Scandal comes on at 9pm, between Grey’s and HTGAWM. As a block in a night of television, it’s the second act. But last night’s episode was, of course, a showstopper in its own right. Is there anything as disconcerting as Olivia Pope off the top of the episode? It’s not just that her red dress isn’t like her, it’s little-girly. Full Story

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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow

Duana Posted by Duana at November 13, 2015 15:14:04 November 13, 2015 15:14:04
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 8 recap I am going to be writing this review through a thorough Year of Yes  haze. I tore through the book in a day, loved it, and feel like I have a whole new perspective on all of these shows. Like I might be able to go back into Grey’s Anatomy, even. I know, and I’ve checked my fever already. Full Story

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He Was Never Meant To Be Happy

Duana Posted by Duana at November 6, 2015 15:16:43 November 6, 2015 15:16:43

Scandal Season 5 Episode 7 recap Is this what a couple looks like? Is this what happens when a high-powered couple go head to head? She does her job, and she does his? This is at the forefront of the episode this week. Olivia pretends not to know her father is out, or how that happened. In fact, she pretends not to know a lot of things that she does, in fact, know, because, I guess, this is how a couple behaves? The show has gotten to the point where it’s started joking about Olivia never being back at the office, because we have to highlight the fact that she’s not running her business. Full Story

Holy Matrimony

Duana Posted by Duana at October 30, 2015 15:30:48 October 30, 2015 15:30:48

Scandal Season 5 Episode 6 recap I really was excited at the beginning of this episode, because I love anything that begins with Sally Langston’s Liberty Report. And in fact, I stayed excited through the whole episode, because there were all the hallmarks of things that make a great episode. Full Story

Pope Gets Poped

Duana Posted by Duana at October 23, 2015 15:23:53 October 23, 2015 15:23:53

Scandal Season 5 Episode 5 recap Welcome back. Sorry for last week, I was dead. But I’ve been resuscitated by Cyrus. Because Cyrus cannot help but be good at what he does, at running the President’s life and fixing his mistakes and teaching everyone under Fitz how to work like he does. Full Story

The Narcissist’s Parade

Duana Posted by Duana at October 9, 2015 14:09:03 October 9, 2015 14:09:03

Scandal Season 5 Episode 3 recap There were very high highs in this episode, when both Fitz and Olivia smiled during the ‘yes’. The freedom of telling the truth was immensely exciting for both of them. Unfortunately, those highs came in the very first moments of the episode, and it was all kind of a parade of tyranny after that. Full Story

Shame Pressing On Me

Duana Posted by Duana at October 2, 2015 14:26:32 October 2, 2015 14:26:32
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 2 recap I’m not going to complain if every episode of Scandal opens with Sally’s show, and neither are you. Because her outrage at the day-to-day workings of the White House and the despicable characters in it are, as you and I both know, way way way more interesting than whatever case of the week is going on, or the depths of b613, long may it rest. Full Story

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Princesses and Power

Duana Posted by Duana at September 25, 2015 15:05:24 September 25, 2015 15:05:24
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Scandal Season 5 Episode 1 recap There’s no return to form quite like a ‘Scandal’ return to form. This is exactly what we’ve been craving all these months – state dinners, dramatic coats used for dramatic purposes, and a healthy dose of having to choose between various terrible people, and it was the most fun this show has had in a while. Full Story

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Duana Posted by Duana at May 15, 2015 14:01:37 May 15, 2015 14:01:37

Scandal Season 4 Episode 22 season finale recap So I learned about trade-offs recently. Not in the colloquial sense, but in the actual, scientific sense. Whenever you’re trying to make a product or satisfy some criteria, you acknowledge that there will be places where you can’t satisfy as much of the criteria as you would like in one category, in order to satisfy other categories. Full Story

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Well, okay

Duana Posted by Duana at May 8, 2015 14:10:35 May 8, 2015 14:10:35
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Scandal Season 4 Episode 21 recap The show is the same as ever. Command is infallable, and he will always always always catch Liv before she can clue in and protect herself, and also Liv never checks out the goofy people she comes across, apparently. I could swear that the kind of checks and balances that were standard back in season 1 are skated past a lot more often. Full Story