Scandal (S05E21): “That’s My Girl”

Review: We are down to two presidential candidates, Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas. In this episode we see how each candidate is trying to find the perfect vice-President. Surprisingly enough Cyrus asks David Rosen to be Vargas’s VP. Of course Rowan still wants Jake to be vice-President and with Edison gone he wants Francisco Vargas…

Scandal (S05E20): “Trump Card”

Review:  Olivia and Abby team up to take down Hollis Doyle. Even Elizabeth North is supporting the plan for a change. Of course both Olivia and Abby are preparing for when the ceasefire ends. And so they start digging up dirt on each other campaigns, just in case. Meanwhile papa Pope visits Edison Davis to…

Scandal (S05E19): “Buckle Up”

Review: Mellie, Hollis and Susan are preparing to meet the Governor of Florida, Louise Baker, and get her endorsement. And so everybody needs to buckle up, because they are heading to the sunshine State to have dinner. Abby and Olivia are having some kind of silent fight where they try to outsmart each other as…

Scandal (S5E18): “Till Death Do Us Part”

Review: Last we saw of Olivia was her standing over a dead body and being delivered to Rowan and Jake, because she needed help getting her life back on track and deal with what she’s done. Who better to go to than your ex-boyfriend, who was once a B6-13 agent and is now head of…

Scandal (S05E17): “Thwack!”

Review: Last episode we saw how Olivia wants to play fair and square while taking down her opponents to win this election. So no more dirty tricks and paying people off etc.  But this was before there was a potential leak that threatens all the candidates or at least Mellie, Fitz and Elizabeth (and therefore…

Scandal (S05E16): “The Miseducation of Susan Ross”

Review: Are you ready for the big debate? Hollis Doyle, Mellie Grand and Susan Ross are. Or perhaps they are as ready as they could be. We see Mellie and Hollis debating each other. Susan Ross is mostly just standing there barely saying anything except for a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to certain statements. It…

Scandal (S05E15): “Pencils Down”

Review: So where do we stand? There are now four candidates for the upcoming presidential elections. Mellie Grand, Susan Ross, Governor Frankie Vargas and Hollis Doyle. Abby became Chief of Staff. Cyrus is free to do whatever including running governor Vargas’ campaign. Huck finally stopped spying on his family. Jake is still getting married. Despite…

Scandal (S05E14): “I See You”

Review: Times have changed. I remember when Jake was keeping an eye on Olivia and following her every move. Well Olivia is returning the favor. She has Quinn and Charlie install camera’s in Jakes apartment, while she is having dinner with papa Pope, Jake and his new fiancée to celebrate their engagement. Engagement?! Oh yes,…

Scandal (S05E13): “The Fish Rots From the Head”

Review:  Previously on Scandal, people got murdered, manipulated and someone talked rapidly while giving some kind of speech. I think that just about covers it. Oh, and Mellie and Olivia sort of unofficially teamed up and formed a super badass lady unit while working on Mellie’s book.  Mellie’s book, which now has a cover and is ready to…

Scandal (S05E12): “Wild Card”

Review: Oh Cyrus, it has not been easy for you, walking around the White House being powerless, has it? So something needed to be done, I know… I know. Something like grieving your cousin when actually going on a road trip in search for a new president to be. Yes, when Cyrus left the White…

Scandal (S05E11): “The Candidate”

Review: Mellie asked for Olivia’s help writing a book. And if someone asks for Olivia Pope, Olivia Pope is what you get…, but Mellie isn’t fully ready for this after all. Because Olivia Pope wants to know why Mellie stayed with Fitz for all of these years. Mellie just can’t seem to find the answer…

Scandal (S05E10): “It’s Hard Out Here For A General”

Review: Previously on Scandal… remember the time when Olivia was being the new White House party planner, only solving one cookie-problem at a time, by finding a missing snickerdoodle recipe? Olivia obviously could not be more bored. Meanwhile Mellie was actually standing up for something by ‘taking the floor’ to save Planned Parenthood. Anyway, Olivia…