Mellie and Fitz are vomit inducing. That storyline can't end soon enough.
I guess the first 13 episodes are indeed exactly what Shonda had originally planned for the show's season 2 before the full-season pick-up. I hope it works.Following the truly shocking events of last week's episode, Scandal Season 2 fast forwards 10 months and airs another crazy hour this Thursday at 10/9c on ABC.
I think the re-election will take place in season 3. Edison will be the democratic challenger.
This has been surprisingly good after such a lame episode last week.
I am so on board for the rest of the season.
eta: LOL at the awful ZDT inspired mission
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Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
What a disaster. Many online are also commenting on the misogynistic message it sends for two women to be so hung up on a guy who treats them like crap. I mean, Fifty Shades of Grey is popular, but that doesn't mean it should be emulated.
I think the popularity of the show will also plummet in the weeks to come because the Super Exciting Super Serialized storyline of the shooting/aftermath is over, and they're back to their lame-o standalone Case of the Week turds. The show basically seems incapable of having a strong episode without liberal use of Awesome flashbacks to the election and its aftermath.
ETA: I'll just quote others on Twop: "I'm tired of watching Fitz jerk and shove and push Liv all over the damn place. Was that supposed to be hot? Really? That was the most uncomfortable, disturbing shit I've seen in a while. Liv, have some pride FOR ONCE!"
"Mellie. Where is Lady MacBeth? She has gone from a strong woman with her own extra marital affair to a blow up doll."
"That was disgusting. Fitz basically calls her a whore last week, treats her like a whore 10 months later, and it's still tongues in throats and take me from behind."
"Millie, I can't hate on a woman trying to save her marriage, but both shower scenes made me feel sorry for you."
I dunno, I find it hard to like a show if I dislike everyone on it. But maybe that's why I can't bring myself to worship Breaking Bad...though I suppose I like Jesse.
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Ang Lee - The only 2x Bafta/DGA/Oscar-Winning Director!
Meryl on Oscars: Y’see these little babies? These are my best f***ing friends
and they never let me down. Try to get ‘em away from me and I’ll eat you alive.
Will Oscar have Riva Fever?
I feel like this show has so much potential and they are killing it by constantly using Kerry and Tony's chemistry as a crutch and writing these increasingly terrible scenes for them to act out. It's like Gossip Girl 2.0. I would really like it if we could take a break from Fitz. Can Cocaine break out of prison and maybe shoot him again? Pretty please?
Ok, that was messy. The episode was not that bad, but I was really annoyed by the 10 months later thing. I felt like I had missed the second half of season 2 and season 3 just started. And what for? Why 10 months? It would be better to have like a real month break and also one month in the story's timeline, it could have been basically the same episode. But just one week after episode 13 felt really disconnected with what we were seeing before.
Anyways, the whole hostage thing was ridiculous. I wish the show wouldn't try to deal with international relations. It would be a bit weird since it is a show about the US presidency, but I think it would be for the better. Scandal seems not to care about the outside world (media, public). I mean, the president of the US was shot, but there was no feeling of urgency, no understading of how this affected the US as a nation. It seems like it happened in Pawnee: it mattered to Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, but none outside their circle. The stories only resonate to the characters (and us) when it's personal to them. East Sudan? Who cares about that? Who cares about hostages?
This was cringeworthy:
- We have a mole
- Damn it!
LOL Yeah, we have a mole, and guess what? It's Nina Myers!
I'm not that annoyed by Fitz as others are though. He was betrayed in a way that makes him question everything and I can understand that. But there was nothing about the fact that he killed someone the episode before. He is okay with that decision? That's scary. Olivia needs a break though, and I hope she gets it. No more weird sex with Fitz, Livvie, you are strong!!!
I did like the ending though.
Oh, and I hated that grey coat Olivia was wearing most of the episode. It made Kerry look really weird.
I still think that Fitz dragging Olivia to hunting and trying to have sex with her in front of secret service men was much worse. These two need a clean break asap!
Mellie should quit trying to be the wife too. Just be the first lady and that's it.
Predictably no one has a problem with Mellie forcing herself on Fitz.