Scandal 04×14 ‘The Lawn Chair’: All lives matter

I know I said that “No More Blood” was the best hour of Scandal this season, but this episode surpasses that by leaps and bounds. As much as I want to stay consistent with my regular format of dishing out all the juicy details of each Scandal episode, I feel like that would not do justice to what this episode said. The synopsis reads ‘a tragedy in D.C. gains national attention and the White House must deal with their problematic VP.’ For all intents and purposes I do not really care about the VP situation at the moment as Shonda Rhimes does what she does best, and that is tackle issues head-on without a care of who she might upset. That makes for great TV. Let’s get to it, onto “The Lawn Chair.”

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Scandal 04×13 ‘No More Blood’: A most unexpected saviour

That was the best hour of Scandal we have had this season, maybe even since season two. Am I a little biased based on who showed up? Most definitely. That does not detract from the fact that this episode was finally something less formulaic than the entirety of the Olivia Pope kidnapping storyline. Finally, we do not see an overabundant use of close ups on items Olivia may use to escape, or all the characters worrying about the clock winding down. Olivia is back up for auction, and while the gladiators try to win her the White House fears she may fall into the wrong hands and begin to look at other options. Lots of drama and sudden twists that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Let’s get to it, onto “No More Blood.” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Scandal 04×12 ‘Gladiators Dont Run’: Who bought Olivia Pope?

Now I’m not sure about the other ShondaLand viewers, but I was not the most comfortable watching an episode dedicated to selling Olivia Pope, an African-American, in an auction. As the auction for Olivia begins, Fitz and the White House and Jake and OPA try to find ways to bid on her including getting in bed with terrorists with some familiar faces. Meanwhile Fitz attempts to get Nichols to resign, but the vice-president has a few tricks up his sleeves. Lots of drama this week, and characters start to unravel under the pressure of this Scandal. Let’s get to it, onto “Gladiators Don’t Run!” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Scandal 04×11 ‘Where’s the Black Lady?’: The face that launched a thousand ships

Last week the focus was on Olivia Pope’s situation through her eyes, but now the focus turns to everyone else who must come together to do whatever it takes to find her. Scandal is certainly not as intense this week, but it leaves us with a lot of fist-clenching, anger-inducing scenes as the story plays out. Too many people with so many different ideas surrounding the kidnapping of Olivia Pope. If they were all on the same page this situation could have been wrapped up in two episodes, instead it will be here to stay for a few more episodes if not the remainder of this season. Let’s get to it, onto “Where’s the Black Lady!” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Scandal 04×10 ‘Run’: This is just the beginning

And we’re back Gladiators. After waiting months to see what happened after the abrupt and shocking fall finale cliffhanger,Scandal brings us right back into the action with a story focused around the question everyone is asking: WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OLIVIA POPE? No one else really mattered in this episode, and that is perfectly alright with me. Seems like Shonda Rhimes has been talking too much with Gillian Flynn because this is a real Gone Girl of an episode. Prepare for the most psychologically thrilling episode of Scandal to date. Let’s get to it, onto “Run!” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Scandal 04×09 ‘Where the Sun Dont Shine’: Fall finale fiasco

Damn you Shonda Rhimes.

Between the twists on Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder I need two apples on Thursday to keep the doctor away. So I really don’t know where to start because this episode went all over the place. The Winslow Scandal, the Rowan Scandal and the West Angola Scandal have all merged into a giant kerfuffle of information that had both my heart and head hurting. Be warned that the train of thought will go all over the place and nothing will seem coherent. Enjoy! Let’s get to it, onto “Where the Sun Don’t Shine!” Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…