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Scandal 3.8: Vermont Is for Lovers, Too

An Ethical Roller Coaster

Last week’s episode concluded with Rowan walking into Omar’s cell, revealing to us that Omar is really Olivia’s mom, Maya. This week’s episode picks up right there. Rowan walks into the cell and declares, “Our daughter has been asking about you.”

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Scandal 3.7: Everything’s Coming Up Mellie

 Sacrifices

This week’s episode turns its focus onto Mellie. It starts off with a reporter and camera crew following Mellie around the White House for a tour and interview. Blended through this episode are more flashbacks, but this time of Mellie and when Fitz was beginning his campaign for Governor. The flashbacks  take place at Fitz’ father’s house. Larry has gotten Cyrus Beane to come in to run the campaign. “It’s our first step,” Mellie tells Fitz, “to the White House.”

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Scandal 3.6: Icarus

Failure is not final.

KERRY WASHINGTONScandal has bought the Monopoly block of townhouses when it comes to effective flashbacks. In the opening flashback scene, we meet Maya, Olivia’s mother. It is a sweet scene where the teenage Olivia, complete with headphones in her ear, tells her mother goodbye before she gets on the plane that will eventually crash. It sets the tone for the rest of the episode.

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Madam Secretary 1.1: Pilot

 

madamsecretarycbsI was looking forward to the pilot episode of the new drama Madam Secretary. Is it going to be reflective of Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, as West Wing was Bill Clinton’s Presidency?

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Scandal 3.5: More Cattle, Less Bull

KERRY WASHINGTONGot Secrets?

The client-of-the-week in this episode is the Democratic congresswoman Josephine Marcus, played by the always brilliant Lisa Kudrow. Last week, we saw her as the President’s biggest critic who got a huge boost in the polls after Mellie was caught on tape saying not-so-great things about the Congresswoman under her breath. Now, she is running for president.

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