Scandal Season 6 Survival of the Fittest


Scandal roared into life within minutes of the opening episode.

Mellie Grant was in her campaign headquarters giving her team yet another pep talk. The numbers were good, and it looked like she was set to win California, and therefore the President-Elect would be announced as Mellie.

However, Oliiva smelt a rat and got her people to run down the numbers properly.

Wait for it – election tampering again. Mellie had lost the race and would lose to Frankie Vargas, with Cyrus Bean as the Vice-President. What a blow for Mellie, after all she’d done to get there. She was so close.

She is in denial for a while, but Olivia Pope’s-her and gets her to call Vargas and concede so he can make his acceptance speech and Fitz can swear him in before the College votes a month later officially make him the new President of the United States. But hold on to your popcorn, because old sly dog Cyrus isn’t content with just a Vice Presidency, he wants the Oval, and this is how he gets it.

VARGAS is shot, live on national television. One in the arm, one in the stomach but the vital one in the face exits out of his brain, and boom, Cyrus is poised to be the next President of the United States, but hey now, hold on a cotton-picking-minute, because Fitz notes to David Rosen, concerned, that the Public didn’t vote for Cyrus, so he can’t step into the slot now Vargas is DEAD of his injuries, wife at his side, complete with blood splatter and brain matter on her new suit.

I half-expected Sally Langston to pop up with her ‘lovers of liberty’ schtick but old gal Sally was nowhere to be seen. That’s all by the by, because Olivia, she rocks up to her Daddy and gives him hell. How could he assassinate Frankie Vargas. The very notion of it doesn’t sit well with her. But Poppa Pope, not content to be typecast as a lecture-giving-miscreant, puts the idea into Olivia’s head that the person behind Vargas’s assassination is closer than she thinks, and while Jake is nowhere in sight, having spent the entire time preventing his Wife from getting blind drunk at the ceremony, he looks like a candidate – until he wasn’t even consider. Whatevs.

Turns out Olivia whispered in Cyrus’s ear how she is on to him and only time will tell until she exposes his secret.

I never did like Cyrus when he used Tom and then rolled over and reunited with his fake husband Michael the hooker who was only in it for the money.


How To Get Away With Murder Season 3 We’re Bad People

how-to-get-away-with-murder-davis-posterAs predicted, the episode delivered a rather subdued performance from Annalise. Bonnie comes to visit. Not good. Decides to defend Annalise’s case in Court starting with her bail hearing. The District Attorney discloses their investigation into a number of unexplained deaths linked to Annalise and her students.

Transferred to County for a bail hearing, which was denied after Bonnie demanded the Prosecution reveal the source of the intel which accuses Annalise of arson and homicide, Annalise was bussed to her new home.

Replete in her prison issue jumpsuit, she curled up into the foetal position most of the episode, trying to avoid using the toilet in front of her two new cell mates.

There were candid flashbacks to times spent with Wes for all the Keating Five (now Four) including Connor who admitted to Wes that he was back in therapy after Sam’s murder, and that Connor talks to his therapist mostly about Oliver. Meanwhile, Oliver is covering his ass and takes a copy of the files he erased from Annalise’s phone the night of the fire.

In one of the flashbacks with Wes we watch a discussion between him and Laurel about her possibly being pregnant as the condom broke one time they were together.

We cut to Frank at the Police Station car park paying off a cop who hands him evidence – the call logs from the night of the fire at Annalise’s. He combs through them with Bonnie but they come up empty-handed, then suddenly find a record of a phone call from Sam’s Sister. Bonnie visits Annalise, and she says she called Hannah and left a drunk lady rant on her answer machine, and that Hannah phoned the Cops that night of the fire, like she knew the house was ablaze…..

Frank goes to visit Laurel and she tells him it should have been him that died in the fire. He later goes to the Police Station to make a statement.

He confesses to killing Wes and setting the house on fire.

Nate gets a call from Bonnie. He meets with her, only to tell her to take the immunity deal and testify against Annalise. Bonnie kicks him out of the car.

Michaela’s Mom skipped town. Let’s see how long before she rolls up again.

Asher pounds into Connor, fists flying, and Michaela is suddenly scared of who she is dating. She later tells him to apologise to Connor, and he does. The two make up while watching a news broadcast about Annalise’s case on tv.

The final two minutes of the episode revealed what happened to Wes. After he heard the message from Annalise asking him to come to the house, he left the Police Station without signing the immunity deal. As he turns the corner he sees Frank in his car, and jumps in.

Then, the screen faded to black.



Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 – Jukebox Hero

greys-main-13 Richard and the attendings set out to make Eliza’s first day at Grey Sloan a bumpy one. Meanwhile, Meredith tries to track down Alex.

The girls learned online that Alex had been sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment and his trial had been “indefinitely postponed,” which they took to mean that he had taken the plea.

Richard, backed by the Attendings, conspired to never let Eliza inside the OR’s in an effort to sway Jackson into petitioning against Eliza being appointed at Grey Sloane. It started with Nathan making sure Eliza missed his valve replacement surgery, and then Arizona warned her to stay out of her OR while she worked to save the baby and its Mother’s lives. Jackson followed that by refusing to let Ben work on a hockey playing kid who’s face has been bashed in but she did force herself in on the hockey player’s pal’s surgery, but then reported them all to Bailey, who called a meeting. Richard wasn’t invited but he was the only one to show up. Bailey declared it a mutiny.

A car accident revealed a woman in labor now needed an emergency C-section as the baby was trapped in her pelvis.

Stephanie did  poor job of hiding the fact she knew where Amelia was, and Owen told her to pass on a message to Amelia that she should come home now.

Speaking of home, Meredith got into bed and beamed a big smile up at her companion – ALEX. Andrew had dropped the charges, leaving Korev a free man.


Scandal Season 6 – Episode 2 – Hardball

scandal-fitz After a tight race and shocking conclusion to the election, flashbacks revealed what happened on the campaign trail and just how far Olivia was willing to go to win.

Meanwhile, Fitz and Abby were faced with an unprecedented national crisis, and the gladiators were determined to get answers.

Why was whistle blower Jennifer Fields murdered?

Remember the exploding cabin? It was hers, and she was found inside – Quinn found a charred hand with a ring still on a finger after she called the FBI tip line and dropped the dime on who assassinated Vargas – Cyrus Bean.

Mellie opens up to Olivia about her feelings for Marcus. Liv warns her that it’s not a good idea to get involved with Marcus as he slept with the Mayor’s Wife, and may only be using Mellie to further his agenda – he was an activist in his pre-Pope and Associates life. Olivia later convinces Abby to offer Marcus the White House Press Secretary position – to break up Mellie and him.  Mellie dumps him when he breaks the news of his new job. She tells him she’s aware he’s using her to get further into politics.

Later, Mellie and Marcus had sex on his desk after they had a moment practising throwing a baseball. It was Mellie’s idea to throw the opening pitch at the Game in order to get the voters on-side with her accepting the Republican nomination for President.

Liv went to Fitz and demanded an investigation into Cyrus and the assassination of President-elect Vargas. At Vargas’s funeral Liv exchanged a stare down with Cyrus; just to remind him that she’s on to him.

Next, Liv convinced Abby to have Jake prise a confession out of the suspect in Vargas’s assassination. Jake succeeded. David Rosen was so stunned that he went over to Liv’s office to snag some wine and spilled the beans about what had just happened.

The big reveal this episode was Fitz’s new love interest: ANGELA; the Black female Director of the FBI who is investigating Vargas’s murder. Liv coaxes her out for drinks so Quinn can pose as an FBI Agent and retrieve the burnout laptop from Jennifer’s cabin which was in the evidence room at the FBI office.

Huck manages to repair Jennifer’s laptop’s hard drive in time to find incriminating footage of Cyrus and Frankie Vargas threatening each other – live on security camera. Jennifer’s laptop recorded the whole thing. Liv seizes the opportunity to present the evidence to Fitz, who demands Abby contact the Attorney General to open an investigation into Cyrus.

However, we are given insight into a heated discussion between Mellie and Cyrus where he offers her the Vice-Presidency, which she declines gloriously by letting him know she’s on to him and his hand in Vargas’s assassination.

After hearing Mellie confess how incredible sex with Marcus was, and then observing Fitz with Angela, looking cozy on the balcony at the White House, Olivia realises she is so alone. She has isolated herself.

Jake loved her but he recently got married to further his Agenda and now heads up the NSA, and his Wife is a drunk.

Even Quinn is engaged now, and Olivia reels off a damning lecture to Quinn about how anyone would kill to get the chance to be normal – Charlie is offering Quinn the chance to be their version of normal. Olivia tells Quinn she’s scared but should just go for it and realise how lucky she is.

Olivia’s dream of Vermont with Fitz now a distant memory, we were left wondering how long it would be before Olivia goes off the rails with some random sex with a handsome stranger.