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What Can Viewers Expect In The Season 5 Fall Finale Of 'Scandal'?

11/19/2015 6:37pm EST
'Scandal' star Kerry Washington
The Season 5 fall finale of "Scandal" airs Thursday night on ABC and fans are bracing themselves for a wild ride. Fitz moved Olivia into the White House, despite learning that she had her father freed, but she may not be ready to fully embrace this big move. The show is teasing big drama in this show and fans want "Scandal" spoilers.

The November 19 episode is titled "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and TV Guide teases that Olivia will be thrown into new responsibilities at the White House. It will come as no surprise to fans, however, that she may be a bit irritated by these. Olivia loves the ac...

Kerry Washington Thinks 'Scandal' Fans Would Be Sick Over This

9/17/2015 10:35am EDT
'Scandal's' Kerry Washington: 'I Think The Idea Of Fitz And Oliv
Kerry Washington thinks that fans of ABC's "Scandal" will either love the duo of Olivia and Fitz or "be sick" over the fact that they can legitimately be together.

The fifth season of "Scandal" will finally allow the duo, who after four years of hiding their relationship in the dark corridors of the White House, let their love be free.

The question remains: now that the mystery is gone between the couple, will fans still tune in to see how their relationship unfolds?

“I found myself really inspired by the idea of what would really happen if we let everything change for real,” series crea...

Did You Find The 'Scandal' Finale To Be Horrible?

5/15/2015 9:57am EDT
'Scandal' Review: The Infuriatingly Bad Finale 'You Can't Take C
Well, that was infuriating. Just terrible. Really, really bad.

“You Can’t Take Command” was the poorest showing Scandal has ever had. Plot lines were wrapped up in the worst way possible. Characters assassinated in the quest for “shocking” moments. Tension evaporated. A reunion that was not earned in any way, shape, or form.

What the heck is going on with Scandal?

Nothing was really shocking. Not in the true sense of the word. Shocking moments, which Scandal is obsessed with creating, is not just about having characters do insane things they would never do. Just because the audience woul...

5 Scoops: Season Finale Spoilers! -- See Details

5/13/2015 11:00am EDT
For television lovers, April rain brings May finale pain. The season for our favorite shows is ending, and while the cliffhangers will abound, we will have to face a long, hot summer without them. Oh, the agony! Maybe some juicy spoilers will temporarily relieve the pain. Here are 5 season finale scoops on "Arrow," "Scandal," "Outlander" and more...


While “Arrow’s” Oliver may be turning in an Oscar-worthy performance as the upcoming leader of The League of Assassins, there is still a massive battle ahead to save Starling City. confirms that it will claim one life, and t...

Review: 'Scandal' Is In A Rut

4/24/2015 9:41am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 'First Lady Sings The Blues' Can't Move Forwar
Fake outs are cop outs. Just as predicted in the last review, Jake’s “death” was short lived. In fact, it lasted all of 2 minutes, after Huck revived a man, who had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding out for God knows how long, by hitting him hard in the chest. Science! The rest of “First Lady Sings the Blues” is a race to ensure Jake survives.

There’s so much wrong with this. First of all, Russell is the world’s worst assassin. He stabbed Jake multiple times, but still managed to miss every major artery. Then, in some sort of attempt to be Joe Carroll from The Following, he deci...

Recap: Is 'Scandal' Overdoing It With Shock Moments?

4/17/2015 8:42am EDT
'Scandal' Review: Memorable Moments from 'I'm Just A Bill'
It’s dangerous when a show starts to heavily rely on shocking moments rather than well-developed storylines. Scandal is far gone down the road of over relying on twists and crazy moments designed solely for Twitter trends. In earlier seasons, there were plenty of genuine shockers, from Amanda Tanner’s death to stealing an election, which elevated the show from soapy fun to must see TV. But now, Scandal has become a twist-OMG-addict, making the show more ridiculous at every turn.

Rowan’s back! Russell is like every other guy in Olivia’s life! Jake might be dead!!! Is any of this elevating t...

5 Memorable Moments From 'Scandal' Last Night

3/20/2015 9:27am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Memorable Moments From 'It's Good to Be Kink'
“It’s Good to Be Kink” is as close to return to form as Scandal can possibly get. It had everything that could make up an incredible Scandal episode: a campy guest star, a fun case of the week that had high stakes for a regular character, shocking murders, and Olivia hooking up with an extremely attractive man. Add the fact that Fitz’s presence in the episode was minimal, the episode makes us hopeful that the Scandal writers are still figuring out what works and what doesn’t.

Bringing back the B613 plot was a massive backslide for the show, which was making huge strides in getting away fro...

Recap: Did You Find 'Scandal' Boring And Full Of Plot Holes?

3/13/2015 10:17am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 'The Testimony Of Diego Munoz,' Character Deve
You’d be forgiven if you completely forgot that last week’s episode “The Lawn Chair” happened at all. Scandal certainly has. Besides a quick, passing mention of “the dad” that Olivia helped, the entire episode exists in a vacuum. There will be no repercussions for the DC police department, not on screen anyway. David Rosen won’t be working on the case. Fitz won’t ever have to deal with any legislation. And Olivia will probably never see or even mention the man she helped and connected to ever again. While “The Lawn Chair” was a good episode of television, it was a terrible episode of Scanda...

'Scandal' Recap: Did 'The Lawn Chair' Lose Focus?

3/6/2015 10:00am EST
'Scandal' Recap: The Wasted Potential Of 'The Lawn Chair'
“The Lawn Chair” will definitely be a divisive episode of Scandal. Some will proclaim it the best hour of TV, while others will declare it a waste of time. That’s the danger of doing a Very Special Episode. Like Law and Order: Special Victims Unit does every other week, it took a hot topic, built an eerily similar but fictional case around it, and put our hero on the “right” side. However, unlike most procedural dramas, Scandal can’t simply wrap around a case-of-the-week without losing sight of its characters and the overall development of the show. Does it really feel appropriate for a soa...

Scandal Review: 5 Insane And Incredible Moments From 'No More Blood'

2/20/2015 10:07am EST
Can we just agree that no matter how farfetched and insane Scandal gets, as long as Olivia is still a badass it’s still an awesome way to spend an hour? Every time Fitz does something that no President would ever be allowed to do or Huck gets away with torturing yet another person by flashing puppy eyes, we can always say “at least Olivia Pope is still awesome.”

In fact “No More Blood” proves that all of Scandal’s women are MVPs of any scene they’re in. Mellie goes from being blackmailed to being back on track to the presidency in the space of a day. Olivia talks her way out of being sold ...

'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Gladiators Don't Run'

2/13/2015 9:50am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Gladiators Don't Run'
So, it looks like those last two episodes were a complete fluke. Scandal is back to its wack-a-doodle nonsense plots fueled by insane twists and unwanted love triangles. The past two episodes showcased Olivia at her finest. Despite being under tremendous pressure, Olivia handled her captures like a pro and proved that she isn’t a damsel in distress just because she’s in a distressing situation. But “Gladiators Don’t Run” put out a strong “oh nevermind” message when it took every bit of control out of Olivia’s hands. Instead, it was all the men around her who held her fate in their hands whi...

'Scandal' Recap: 5 Biggest WTF Moments From 'Where's The Black Lady'

2/6/2015 9:30am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Biggest WTF Moments From 'Where's The Black L
Previously on Scandal: the show took an incredible risk that paid off for a single episode. “Run” focused solely on the plight of a kidnapped Olivia Pope in an Alias-light plot. But with “Where’s the Black Lady,” Scandal is back to business as usual, with an episode that jumps from character to character as they try to be problem solvers, per usual. Oh what could have been. It’s only been a week, but we’re already missing the Scandal that nixed its supporting cast, overzealous speeches, and impossible political maneuvers.

Straight off the bat the tone of “Where’s the Black Lady” feels comp...

'Scandal' Recap And Review: Musings On 'Run'

1/30/2015 9:30am EST
'Scandal' Winter Premiere Review: Musings On 'Run'
“I’m Olivia Pope… It’s funny because it’s useless.”

This might be a controversial statement but “Run” is the best Scandal episode since season 2. Not only that, but “Run” is what Scandal should be like. No ridiculous subplots where Huck is having is fiftieth meltdown. No insane political maneuvers that would never work in a million years. No long winded speeches that repeat a central theme over and over until your ears bleed. Just focus on the central character and her plight. There was even minimal Fitz, which is a blessing on its own.

Sure, the show has evolved into Alias-lite, with evi...

5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'How To Get Away With Murder,' 'Scandal,' 'Empire' And More

1/28/2015 10:57am EST
How I Met Your Mother
This TV blogger couldn’t be happier! Not only are there an impressive new batch of mid-season premieres to consume, Shondaland has finally re-opened, giving me even more delicious spoilers to share! Here are five scoops on “How To Get Away With Murder,” “Scandal,” “Empire” and more!

Liar Liar? Remember when "How To Get Away With Murder's" Conor had a full-on post-murder anxiety attack, ran back to his ex-boyfriend's house and lied that he was freaking out because of a drug problem? Did you wonder why he picked that cover story so readily? Jack Falahee dished to about his do...

'Scandal': 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine'

11/21/2014 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine
ABC’s winter finales are usually bonkers and Scandal usually epitomizes that. For the most part, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was a calmer episode than we’re used to, but the ending really ramped things up. Here are the top 5 moments from the episode:

Killing B613

It’s almost as if Scandal heard our prayers. The B613 conspiracy is by far the weakest part of the show. It weighed down last season and its continual mentions this year have elicited quite a few groans. But in “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” the show is trying to rectify that problem by killing off the members of B613. Unfortunately...

'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'

11/20/2014 12:03pm EST
'Scandal's' Jasika Nicole Talks Kim: 'She's Always At Level Ten'
She's the woman that Huck can't let go of, no matter how hard she tries to make him. The character of Kim has been breaking Huck's heart (and the audience's) since her first appearance on Scandal way back in season two, and for that we can thank actress Jasika Nicole, who brings her to life.

We had the opportunity to talk to Jasika last week about what it's like to play the emotionally wound up Kim (not easy), plus discuss how she was able to move forward from her best-known role as Astrid Farnsworth on Fringe.

"I did [my] first episode [of Scandal] and it was kind of like a dream," she e...

Scandal Review: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'

11/14/2014 9:45am EST
Scandal Recap: 5 Crucial Questions From 'The Last Supper'
“The Last Supper” is the latest in a streak of good Scandal episodes. With the winter finale only one episode away, everything started shifting into gear. Olivia showed the boys why she’s the best in the business. Rowan showed them why he’s even better. Meanwhile Fitz and Jake just showed their asses. Overall, it was a satisfying episode, but it left us with a few questions.

Who Treats Olivia Worse: Fitz or Rowan?

The opening scenes of “The Last Supper” seemed like a race to see which of the men in Olivia’s life could treat her like an inanimate object in the grossest way possible. Fitz w...

5 Scoops: Spoilers For 'Supernatural,' 'Chicago Fire,' 'Sleepy Hollow' And More

11/10/2014 11:20am EST
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. Consider '5 Scoops' as your weekly dessert doling out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows. Here are spoilers for "Supernatural," "Chicago Fire," "Sleepy Hollow," and much more!

Back in the Day. "Supernatural" celebrates its 200th episode this Tuesday! The episode, which has the guys working a case at a school putting on a musical production of the "Supernatural" books, was written as a love letter to the fans, according to (Check out the extended promo ...

'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'

11/7/2014 9:26am EST
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Baby Made A Mess'
Scandal is on a roll. The mistakes that plagued the third season are being rectified one by one. The sad, sobbing Olivia who mopes about boy problems has been replaced by the hardcore, problem solver we fell in love with. The threat of Rowan feels more personal than it did when B613 was all the rage. Mellie, Abby, and—geez—even Quinn are back to being forces to be reckoned with. And cases of the week are compelling again. It’s like all of our Scandal dreams have finally come true.

“Baby Made a Mess” is another leap towards the compelling season of Scandal we’ve sorely missed. Here are the ...

'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'

10/31/2014 9:34am EDT
'Scandal' Review: Best Moments From 'An Innocent Man'
There are no innocent men on Scandal. Or women. Many of the characters like to claim they wear “white hats” and have high opinions of their own moralities, but we see each and every one of them commit atrocious acts in the name of getting their way. “An Innocent Man” plays on that duality between characters that want to do good things but are constantly lured into hurting people. In four seasons, most of these characters have yet to grasp that, but they’re finally starting. A few characters began to step out of their “good person” mode and towards the first strong character development in a...

'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'

10/24/2014 8:59am EDT
'Scandal' Recap: 5 Essential Questions From 'The Key'
“You are poison,” Abby tells Olivia after weeks of antagonizing each other. It’s not exactly a fair criticism, seeing as Abby is attempting to blame Olivia for Rosen’s own stupid actions. But it hits Olivia right to the core. Because as far as she knows, as far as she’s been told in “The Key,” that’s exactly what she is. She’s basically told that she’s a poison that infects the men in her life and sets them on the path to destruction.

It’s an assessment built on lies, but it points out a disturbing part of Scandal. How many terrible, seedy political actions have been committed out of love ...

Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher

10/23/2014 12:04pm EDT
Actor Undercover: Meet 'Scandal's' Double Agent Brian Letscher
Don't worry, Brian Letscher's only pretending to be lethal. As Secret Service agent slash B613 operative Tom Larsen on Scandal, the actor's complicit in the death of President Grant's son Jerry, tried to kill former boss Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), and is on the hot seat with the nefarious Rowan Pope (Joe Morton). And tomorrow, he might just add to his body count with a juicy new role in NBC's supernatural thriller Grimm.

But in real life, he's the nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. We caught up with Brian last week to discuss how much street cred he gets from playing the bad guy, wha...

Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'

10/21/2014 8:12pm EDT
Michael Trucco Books Intriguing Guest Role On 'Scandal'
Everyone's favorite ex-significant other is coming to Washington, D.C. next month.

Michael Trucco, who's played (deep breath) Sarah Shahi's ex-husband on Fairly Legal (pictured above) and before that Stana Katic's eventually ex-boyfriend in season two of Castle, and also recently guest-starred as Meghan Ory's former significant other in an episode of CBS's short-lived Intelligence, can add another ex to his list now that he's been cast in a November episode of Scandal.

Per a report from TVLine, Trucco has been cast as the previously referenced but never-before-seen abusive ex-husband of A...

5 Scoops: Spoilers On 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0' And More...

10/20/2014 2:20pm EDT
5 Scoops: Spoilers On 'Supernatural,' 'Scandal,' 'Hawaii Five-0'
For TV fanatics, the only thing that's sweeter than your favorite shows are spoilers about your favorite shows. 5 Scoops doles out delicious spoilers for your favorite shows each week. Here are spoilers on "Scandal," "Supernatural" and much more...

Wrestle your demons, indeed. "Supernatural" just celebrated its 200th episode with a party in Vancouver over the weekend. Star Jensen Ackles tweeted "Celebrating with @jarpad at a wonderful 200 episode bash..." on Saturday night. While the actors marked the occasion with a fabulous fete, the show is doing so with a lot of angst and a bit of...

'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is The Worst in 'The Bleep'

10/17/2014 9:30am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is
The biggest failure of season 3 was the slow destruction of Olivia Pope. A character that started out as a single-minded woman with an almost supernatural ability to fix problems and a policy for no crying became a weepy, wine-drinking, love sick girl. The transformation was a disservice to a character who was built on strength, all in the name of appeasing fans who were aboard the “Olitz” train.

To make matters worse, her major love interests could not be less appealing. Her married presidential boyfriend was often comfortable calling her a slut, manhandling her, and treating her like she...

'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'

10/10/2014 8:58am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'
Here are 5 of the most memorable moments from “Inside the Bubble:”

Cliff Bride

Mellie continues to consistently be the best thing about season 4. Like many depressed women before her, Mellie becomes obsessed with the sensationalist news story of the week, in which a video seemingly shows a newlywed bride shoving her husband off a cliff. Mellie believes wholeheartedly that the bride must be innocent and devotes her entire being to proving it, enlisting the FBI and multiple members of the Cabinet to assist her. It consumes her life, even causing her to skip going to her son’s grave for the ...

'Scandal' Review: 8 Most Shocking Moments from 'The State of the Union'

10/3/2014 8:47am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 8 Most Shocking Moments from 'The State of the
1. Cyrus Blackmails Olivia

Remember when Olivia and Cyrus used to have a friendship based on mutual respect and shared interests? Well, that’s definitely a thing of the past. Cyrus has taken to blackmailing Olivia into taking his little White House jobs. He threatens to call the IRS on her, after framing her with some dodgy bank deposits, if she doesn’t take responsibility for getting the star guests of the White House to the State of the Union address. Of course, a little thing like the IRS isn’t enough to scare the great Olivia Pope. However, the threat of lying to Fitz about her being a...

'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap: The Best And Worst Moments Of 'Randy, Red, Superfreak, And Julia'

9/26/2014 8:35am EDT
'Scandal' Season 4 Premiere Recap: The Best And Worst Moments Of
There’s no doubt that Scandal is one of the most talked about shows on TV. It’s known for having more “shocker” moments per season than most shows have during their entire run. Part of the show’s appeal was also part of its downfall. The shortened season 3 had a significant drop in quality with its wishy washy characterization of the once rock solid Olivia Pope, misunderstanding of the audiences interest in the Quinn/Huck pairing, and the increasing heinousness of Grant. It seemed for a while that the show cared more about shocker moments than character development.

The season 4 premiere “...

'Scandal' Season 3 DVD Review: A Wild Season, An Average Set

9/25/2014 2:08pm EDT
'Scandal' Season 3 DVD Review: A Wild Season, An Average Set
As we eagerly await the return of ABC's Beltway potboiler Scandal tonight, ABC/Disney's home video arm has released Scandal: The Complete Third Season on DVD. We've taken a look inside the multi-disc set to let you know if Gladiators will be thrilled or underwhelmed by the home video version of Olivia Pope and Associates' most recent campaign.

(SPOILER ALERT - This DVD review contains discussion of the third season of Scandal. If you're not aware of the season's major plot twists and don't want to be spoiled, skip this review.)

The third season of Scandal was when the show really went for...

Kerry Washington Launches 'Scandal' Clothing Line

9/24/2014 8:36am EDT
Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington and her business partner Lyn Paolo launched their clothing line at The Limited on Tuesday. The collection is inspired by the hit ABC series "Scandal."

The line includes a plaid cape, a white double breasted jacket, a cape trench coat, wide leg trouser pants and a black and white sheath dress.

The actress announced the project in June, explaining: "By creating a line inspired by the show, we are introducing a collection that embodies the elegance and power of the Scandal aesthetic for real-life gladiators and everyday fashionistas.

"The collection is a nod to our devoted ...