With today’s unstable political world it makes series like Shonda Grimes’ Scandal all that much more believable. The backdoor deals and immoral moves made by all levels of politicians here seems totally plausible. That makes it that much more scary.
Things get a lot more personal for Olivia Pope (played by Kerry Washington) in season three as lots of what she does involves Fitz, her relationship with the President (played by Tony Goldwyn) being revealed to the public and having to deal with her father’s (played by Joe Morton), who runs a deep undercover spy agency, lies and schemes. Then there is the fact that her long presumed dead mother (played by Khandi Alexander) resurfaces. Who does she believe? Mom? Dad? Her gut? This season will show her what they are capable of and how far she is willing to go.
All the political stuff that makes up the series is interesting if you are into that sort of thing but the back and forth nature of the relationship between Olivia and Fitz is enough to drive anyone to drink. Olivia is a woman who is strong and brave enough to take on just about anyone and yet we are supposed to believe that she becomes a simpering fool when Fitzgerald Grant enters the room. More than unbelievable it is sickening. It is the major criticism you will hear from people who watch the series. It has driven more than a handful to stop watching all together. Then this season they thrown in another love interest, Jake Ballard (played by Scott Foley), and we are supposed to care about who she ends up with. Sigh. Finding it harder and harder to root for Miss Pope.
-Extended Finale: The Price of a Free and Fair Election
-Creating D.C. in L.A.
-Jeff Perry: In the Moment
-Sneak Peeks of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season, ABC Television, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Good Morning America