There we go! Hopefully we’re through Season 4’s rough patch, which was really rough. This episode finally ended the world’s most frustrating storyline and set the show up for what should be an action-packed winter finale. Talk dirty to me:
“Scandal” has always been the kind of show you hate-watch. It’s the equivalent of eating a bag of candy corn: It’s sweet at first, but it inevitably leaves you with an upset stomach. This season has exemplified that with some strange plotting and more storylines than the show knows how to handle. But more importantly, #FreeJake.
Well that was an incredibly frustrating episode. Besides one of the dumbest relapses ever, it was a reminder that this is a show full of comically unlikeable characters. And, even more depressingly, the one character who was legitimately trying to expose some evil has now been arrested for a crime he didn’t commit. Oy vey.
This episode was uneventful overall. The case was moderately interesting but predictable. Without a doubt, the star of this episode was Mellie, but we’re biased here anyways. Let’s see where the gladiators took us this week.
After season three went from bad to worse, the series-finale-type ending to last season was exactly what the doctor ordered. The show opens by answering the question we have all been asking, “Where in the world is Olivia Pope?”