Blindspot Scoop

 Archie Panjabi will reprise her Blindspot role of Zero Division head Nas Kamal in an upcoming episode. Weller’s one-time paramour plays a small but integral part in bringing down the bad guys this year.

We’ll learn if Nas was able to get any intel from Shepherd, who was placed in Nas’ custody during the Season 2 finale.

OTHER NEWS

Now that Roman has assumed the identity of a billionaire, he’s slowly revealing his true agenda.

Remember when  Sandstorm was taken down, leading to the detention of ringleader Shepherd and an uncomfortable standoff with Jane, in and she almost killed Roman? He plans to make life miserable for Jane and everyone close to her.

Two-and-a-half years have passed, and he’s spent a bit of time collecting secrets, among other things. He’s got the ability to blackmail almost anyone. He’s intent on exacting his revenge for Jane choosing the FBI over him.

After the time-jump, we’ve learnt that Rich Dotcom helped the FBI and now that he’s on probation, he’s been brought on as Patterson’s  replacement. She’s back, having developed an App and made a few dollars.

Though she initially pretends to be shocked and appalled that Rich is working for the FBI, we’ve also learnt that she’d been working with him as part of a team of renegade hackers – Three Blind Mice.

We’re guessing that the next episode will reveal the significance of the Dragonfly tattoo, why Zapata is worried it will be discovered, and why we’re going to be so surprised, shocked, maybe even horrified by what it leads to.

Stay tuned!

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Coming Soon – How to Get Away with Murder Scoop

 While last week’s episode filled in most of the major blanks about what happened on the night of the Caplan & Gold party; we were still left wondering why Asher was arrested, placed in handcuffs and left in a jail cell, among other things.

We’re guessing that the next episode will resume the action we’ve already seen in the flash-forward scenes: Laurel’s baby-related panic at the hospital, and Bonnie’s examination of the crime scene at Caplan & Gold.

Why is Isaac at the hospital with Laurel?

After he indicated to Annalise that she’s getting too close to him, and his personal struggles, to be his patient she insisted that he keep her on as a patient as the therapy is really helping her stop drinking.

OTHER NEWS

Remember when Connor went to find Laurel at Wes’s apartment after their plan to steal the files failed so spectacularly?

Dominic was listening to his phone call – and now knows all about the Keating Four’s plans to take down Laurel’s Father for having Wes murdered. How long before Dom tells Laurel’s Father what’s going on?

Stay tuned !

Coming Soon – Grey’s Anatomy Scoop

 If you’ve been paying attention this Season, you’ll notice Jackson and Maggie are growing closer. Given that their respective parents are Richard and Catherine, who are married, they are NOT blood relatives.

What’ll happen when Jackson and Maggie acknowledge their mutual feelings?

How will Richard and Catherine react to the pairing?

Of the soon to be couple, I think Maggie’s finding it most difficult to get her head around, as she’s only just discovered Meredith is her half sister, and now Jackson is the son of her Father Richard’s new Wife.

OTHER NEWS

Jo’s abusive (and very much estranged) husband Dr. Paul Stadler rocked up at the end of last week’s episode. Remember when Alex tracked him down at a medical conference and imagined various scenarios involving his demise in revenge for how Paul abused Jo? This Season, we hope this story arc will have women feeling more empowered.

 

Midseason Shows – 2017

 Give them a whirl and see if you like any of them.

The Crossing

ABCPremieres: TBA Midseason

Cast: Steve Zahn, Sandrine Holt, Rob Campbell, Jay Karnes, Simone Kessell, Grant Harvey, Tommy Bastow, John D’Leo, Kelley Missal, Marcuis W. Harris
Producers: Dan Dworkin, Jay Beattie, Jason Reed, Rob Bowman (director)
Premise: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a mother in search of her missing refugee daughter drive this allegory with a surprising conspiracy at the center.

Instinct

CBSPremieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Alan Cumming, Bojana Novakovic, Naveen Andrews, Daniel Ings, Khandi Alexander
Producers: Michael Rauch, Alan Cumming, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Marc Webb
Premise: A former CIA operative who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.

Reverie

NBCPremieres: TBA Midseason

Stars: Sarah Shahi, Dennis Haysbert, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Kathryn Morris, Jessica L
Producers: Mickey Fisher, Brooklyn Weaver, Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey
Premise: A grounded and dramatic thriller about a former detective specializing in human behavior who is brought in when the launch of an advanced virtual reality program has dangerous and unintended consequences.

 

 

Scandal Final Season – Episode Recaps

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KERRY WASHINGTON
S7, Ep7
16 Nov. 2017
Something Borrowed
Quinn is still missing. The Team scour missing persons files and David Rosen produces a binder full of Jane Doe cases. Charlie starts identifying Jane Does in the morgue while hoping its not Quinn under one of the sheets. Abby rekindles her romance with David Rosen.

Cyrus hints to Jake that the reporter Curtis Pryce is who Quinn may have contacted to out Olivia as Command of B613 and all of her other deeds, and hints he knows Jake suggested Finton was connected to the bomber who took out President Rahad’s plane. Jake arranges for Curtis to meet with a sticky end, and he’s murdered and disposed of.

Rowan summons Olivia to dinner and admits he has Quinn. They face off and he demands she returns his dinosaur bones and he’ll release Quinn. No deal. Olivia has her Mother in a secure location, and meets with her for advice. Momma Pope tells her to let Quinn die as it solves all of Olivia’s problems. Her secrets stay buried.

Olivia meets with Rowan as the countdown to his threat to kill Quinn is becoming a reality. We hear two gunshots but we don’t see her body.
Scandal returns January 18, 2018
S7.E6
9 Nov. 2017
Vampires and Bloodsuckers
Quinn goes missing on her wedding day; Mellie meets with the Bashrani ambassador in the wake of President Rashad’s assassination.
S7, Ep5
2 Nov. 2017
Adventures in Babysitting
Despite Rowan’s friendly recommendation that Fitz distance himself from Olivia’s current affairs, he still went to Mellie to blow the whistle on her Chief of Staff. Olivia went to bat; securing President Rashad as a guest on Curtis’ show to put a positive spin on the war. However, she didn’t count on Cyrus’s new love interest, Fenton, who wants to get into politics. He got to sit in on several of Cyrus’ meetings; leading him to advise Cyrus that going to war with Bashran wasn’t the best solution.

President Rashad tells Mellie that he intends to leave the United States now there’s not going to be a war, but Mellie changes her mind and instructs Olivia to proceed with B613 in Bashran, and tells her to revoke Fitz’s access to the White House from now on. President Rashad’s plane explodes before it leaves the runway.


S7, Ep4
26 Oct. 2017
Lost Girls
While Liv is busy running the free world, the team at Quinn Perkins Associates  works with an unexpected client to solve an important case a missing girl, who is reunited with her Mother after Fitz – having put plans to retire in Vermont on hold – brings the case to the attention of a talk show host. At the White House, Mellie prepares for the upcoming nuclear summit with President Rashad and Prime Minister Nazari.
Cyrus has a new love interest who wants to get in to politics. Rowan launches into his latest tirade against Liv and how she’s trying to run the Country via Mellie Grant as well as running B613 at night.
Anyone else bored of this so far this Season?

S7, Ep3
19 Oct. 2017
Day 101
Life after being President of the United States is not all its cracked up to be for Fitzgerald Grant the third. Let’s recap.
Marcus dropped in on Fitz inVermont ready to go to work on his Foundation but all he did was provoke Fitz into arguments and accusations.
Rowan poured salt on Fitz’s wounds by disclosing how Liv has now become Command at B513 and asking Fitz for help. I doubt very much that Rown is a broken man and believe whole heartedly that he’s got something up his sleeve.
The hour was difficult to watch. Not a great start to live post-Presidency, huh.
Unbearably miserable without Liv in his life, Fitz decided to drop in on his former lover, only to find her cavorting with the latest flame in a long line of flames. At least it wasn’t Jake. Again. But given that Scott Foley directed this episode, we have to credit him with its brilliance.

S7, Ep2
12 Oct. 2017
Pressing the Flesh

Mellie set her sights on convincing President Rashad of Bashran  to sign a nuclear treaty at her first State dinner as POTUS; allowing Olivia, with an assist from Jake, to blackmail President Rashad into signing the agreement. but it failed, and the President announced that he’d be leaving the dinner early.

Meanwhile, Huck discovered that someone at the dinner was actually an assassin posing as a decorated member of the U.S. Army. someone furious with President Rashad for allegedly turning a blind eye to his people. Huck saved the day, again.

President Rashad flirting with Mellie was gross, though.

Olivia took Curtis back to her place for a little post-dinner hookup… only to find Fitz standing in her hallway.


S7, Ep1
5 Oct. 2017

Episode #7.1

Watch Me
Mellie’s main focus at the moment is passing an education bill in memory of Luna Vargas. Meanwhile over at Quinn Perkins and Associates the firm finally took on one of its first clients: the concerned daughter of a “religious studies professor” with whom she lost contact after he went overseas for a symposium. Her father was actually one of the CIA’s most valuable undercover assets which meant calling Jake as it had became everyone‘s problem.

Jake’s immediate solution was for Olivia to use B613’s assets to kill the guy before he had a chance to crack under torture, a decision Liv wasn’t exactly ready to co-sign. So he went behind her back, getting Mellie on board with Operation: Kill the Good Guy. Olivia’s counter-plan, ironically, was way darker; with Huck’s finger on the trigger, Liv threatened to kill the ambassador’s son if he didn’t return the operative to the United States.

Cyrus spent the first hour of Scandal‘s seventh season lusting for power but it seems he’s changed as he ultimately rebuffed a lucrative offer that would have essentially paved the way for a Beene presidency.
Mellie and Olivia had a spat which earned Mellie a reminder about how Olivia’s always right. Dinner with Papa Pope was illuminating as usual, with a new spin on how Liv is facing a reckoning. Where Liv would usually go running to a man to ease her frustrations, Fitz was in Vermont settling into his new life and Jake was off the menu, permanently, but this is drama, and we know Jake will be back in her bed before the Season’s final episode fades to black.