Scandal Recap: "Top of the Hour"



 
After a forever-long hiatus, Scandal was finally back!  The Case of the Week involved Lisa Edelstein as a successful CEO, Sarah, who needed to bring in Olivia Pope & Associates when an old extramarital affair was discovered by the press.  The man in question was Judge Randall, the Grant Administration's newly named Supreme Court Justice nomination.
 
Cyrus (Jeff Perry) turned into a pit bull, and promised to destroy Olivia (Kerry Washington) and her client if she didn’t back off.  Ms. Pope would not be threatened, but she did seem to go soft on the Grant Administration. In the meantime, Cyrus ruined Sarah’s reputation by painting her as a sex-crazed stalker in the media.

Eventually, the whole truth did come out about the affair, and Judge Randall had to decline his nomination.  Sarah’s marriage was ruined, but OPA were able to subvert Sarah's forced resignation from her company due to a morality clause.  The company’s board was blackmailed with all the skeletons hiding in their closets (which Harrison and Abby uncovered), and Sarah kept her job.


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shirls429's picture
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Love I love Scandal one of the best shows on tv and Kerry Washinton is insanely talented.

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I find the characters so unlikable on Scandal. This episode bored me. It's hard to come back from Olivia and Co. rigging a presidential election, the assassination plot and Fitz strangling Verna Thornton.

The paternity test subplot felt anti-climatic. If Mr. Stanner was going to leave, he would have left before he got the results back. He was looking for someone to convince him to stay, and there was no way he was going to walk out after Olivia's speech. He would have been the bad guy. Olivia knows how to spin a situation to her client's advantage.

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I don't find any of the characters on Scandal to be very likable either. But that's the reason I like Scandal. They show actual humans with very horrible flaws like people have in real life. We should not be cheering on Liv and Fitz but we do because we can understand that kind of love even though Liv should not be with a married man.

Now while I am a Fitz/Liv fan, I just can't cheer for them right now. The things Fitz says to her are just to evil. I understand he is hurt. Liv was the one who told him to be himself and the American people will love him. She told him not to be underhanded and that he didn't need his father. He looked to her as the person who believed in him. So for him to find out Liv was part of the voting plot, that had to hurt. The one person who he thought believed in him betrayed him. But it's time for Fitz to put on his big girl drawers and just do the job he's been handed.

What I loved most about this episode was that the client walked to Abby thinking she was Olivia Pope and was surprised the Black woman was Olivia. Love that part.

I'm over Mellie and Cyrus fighting over Fitz. I so want the CIA director to get rid of the "annoying one".

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logan_echolls wrote:
I don't find any of the characters on Scandal to be very likable either. But that's the reason I like Scandal. They show actual humans with very horrible flaws like people have in real life. We should not be cheering on Liv and Fitz but we do because we can understand that kind of love even though Liv should not be with a married man.

Now while I am a Fitz/Liv fan, I just can't cheer for them right now. The things Fitz says to her are just to evil. I understand he is hurt. Liv was the one who told him to be himself and the American people will love him. She told him not to be underhanded and that he didn't need his father. He looked to her as the person who believed in him. So for him to find out Liv was part of the voting plot, that had to hurt. The one person who he thought believed in him betrayed him. But it's time for Fitz to put on his big girl drawers and just do the job he's been handed.

What I loved most about this episode was that the client walked to Abby thinking she was Olivia Pope and was surprised the Black woman was Olivia. Love that part.

I'm over Mellie and Cyrus fighting over Fitz. I so want the CIA director to get rid of the "annoying one".
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Excellent post.