A Scandal Analysis for 3×12-3×14: It’s Another Perfect Storm by Shonda Rhimes





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The season 3 finale of Scandal is just days away, so lets take a serious look at what the pieces have been so far. I’m starting with episodes 3×12-3×14. If for some reason you haven’t seen Scandal up through, “Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang” and would prefer not to be spoiled, stop reading now!

Scandal Episode 3×11 “Ride Sally Ride” Recap: You Can’t Always Get What You Want….





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Must tweet TV is back! For those of you who don’t have twitter you didn’t miss anything. The Scandal hashtag feed was so fast it was a literal blur and impossible to read – I gave up trying. Did the episode live up to it reputation as operatic television? Yes, although it feels more like an opening act than midway through. Maybe that’s just the effect of the hiatus…. Anyway, this roller-coaster ride has a super steep upward climb, sudden drops and some crazy turns. Let’s recap, because God help us I think we’re building towards some major loops!

Catching Up With Scandal? Check out Episode 3×10 – A Mid-Season Recap





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The Gladiators are all caught up, for the second half of Scandal season 3, but if you want to jump into this glorious madness, here’s a recap of Scandal episode 3×10, “A Door Marked Exit” and a rundown of what’s been going on!

Scandal’s Winter Finale -What Do You Need to Know? YOLO Vermont!





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The last few episodes of Scandal – especially “Vermont is For Lovers, Too” & “YOLO” have turned the fictional Washington D.C. world upside down! If you haven’t been keeping up – or even if you have and your mind is still spinning – this will help bring you up to speed. You’ll likely need the refresher afterwards too – it’s gonna be that crazy!

Scandal Episode 3×7, “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie” – Review: Forged in Fire





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Are you breathing? This episode of Scandal, “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie” was one rough tumble-down the rabbit hole in Shondaland. Honestly, I’m still a bit nauseous. When you’re on the line for a roller-coaster, looking at those big loops and twists on the big ride you think, “this is gonna been fun!” Then after you’ve done it and get off … you throw up. It’s not that you didn’t see what was coming, but you honestly thought you could handle it. Maybe you could have…if the darn thing didn’t also go backwards! Also, that one twist was a lot worse than it looked from ground!

Scandal Season 3, Episode 6, “Icarus” Recap/Review: People That Fly Too Close to the Sun…





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This week’s Scandal was brilliant – nightmarish – but brilliant! crisscrossing conspiracies, tragedy, operatic histrionics (that’d be Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant), Shonda Rimes has taken Scandal to a whole new level of fabulous! I’m sure some fans are not as thrilled as I am, but they should hold on. This flight is still ascending – so really, what does that say about the fall that’s to come?

Scandal 3×5 “More Cattle, Less Bull” Recap/Review: Peeling Onions Causes Tears





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This week’s Scandal has definitely set the temperature to boiling! Question is, who’s the lobster?  They don’t say truth is a double-edged sword for nothing!  Maybe some things are better left along?  One thing’s for sure, the title, “More Cattle, Less Bull” is brilliant.  What’s the translation?  There’s a lot more honesty going on in […]

Scandal Season 3, Episode 4, “Say Hello to my Little Friend” Recap/Review: Addictions, Denials, and Second Chances





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After last week’s explosion on Scandal – and I’m not talking about that poor woman – there’s a ton of pieces to pick up. I’m sure there’s a Humpty-Dumpty analogy or quip I could do about it all. I suspect though it would be better to just jump right into thoughts on “Say Hello to My Little Friend.”

Scandal 3×3 Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington. Review: Washington D.C.’s Nine Circles of Hell





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After this week’s Scandal, I’ve found myself thinking of two things: Dante’s Inferno and Breaking Bad. As viewers, we are like Dante, observing the various levels of crimes and punishment. Breaking Bad – without getting into what happened – did anyone expect to have a lovely happily ever after ending? I seriously doubt it. Scandal is a story about screwed up people with questionable morals who are all trying to do a version of what they think is right. It epitomizes the idea that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. You might walk through the gates and not even realize it. That’s a truth which plays out throughout this episode – and this series.

Scandal 3×2 “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” Recap/Review – What The HUCK!?





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Hello Scandal fans!  Last week, we saw that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) was raised to play the political game the way the Venus and Serena Williams were raised to play tennis.  Little did we know that was the tip of the iceberg.  Let’s hope the relationship between her and President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) aren’t […]