Sunday, May 20, 2012

Scandal - Grant: For the People

When Billy Chambers (Matt Letscher) decides to go public with President Fitzgerald's (Tony Goldwyn) affair with intern Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil), the White House scrambles into damage control and Cyrus (Jeff Perry) is forced to call in Olivia (Kerry Washington) to help save the President from the media storm that's about to consume him.

Meanwhile Quinn (Katie Lowes) stumbles on Gideon's (Brendan Hines) body and immeadiately calls Olivia who has to do everything she can to make sure Quinn isn't in any way connected to the crime scene. To protect Quinn the team is forced to scrub all evidence of her, and the murder, from the crime scene meaning vastly increasing the chances of the crime never being solved.

As the President considers resigning to live a normal life with the woman he loves Olivia, who would like nothing more than to let him, goes to the First Lady (Bellamy Young) to find an alternative plan that keeps Fitz in the White House, but to do so she will end up sacrificing the man she loves.

Despite cleaning up the crime scene U.S. Attorney David Rosen (Joshua Malina) is still able to put Quinn in the victim's apartment on the night of the murder which forces Olivia to come clean about the entire situation and while David believes her story he's disgusted by her actions and promptly kicks her out of his office. Although he isn't able to find a way to take down Billy Chambers, Rosen is able to discover the true identity of Quinn Perkins which leads to the first season's cliffhanger, which means the audience will have to wait until the show returns next season.

Although only seven episodes, Scandal proved to be highly entertaining in its first season. I'm glad to see the show is returning for a second season where it looks like Quinn's past will take center stage (at least initially) and we may see a decrease of Olivia's role in White House affairs (pun intended).

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