'Scandal' Recap: Power Rankings for 'Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia'

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This week on 'Scandal,' Fitz and Mellie are settling into their second term, but everyone is lost without Olivia.Read Full Story

'Scandal' Season Finale Recap: Power Rankings for 'The Price of Free and Fair Election'

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(ABC)It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for, Gladiators: Scandal’s season finale! If you’re not up to speed, check out our season-summing infographic, and then read on here: it’s going to be a bumpy, bomb-ridden ride. 1. Rowan: Command is back in town! We’re not happy with Rowan getting ALL the power back this week, but at least he reigned in the whole Maya situation (Maya = in the Hole) and did express from genuine love for his daughter. Said love quickly took a creepy turn, though, as...Read Full Story

'Scandal' 3.16: Power Rankings For 'The Fluffer'

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(ABC)Thank you, Shonda, for giving us shirtless Jake week after week after week. Lots of stuff went down this week on Scandal, and yet that image is the one that lingers. But Jake’s pecs can’t win the power rankings, so who will?1. Maya Pope: Maya is owning every interaction she participates in, including her dinner with Rowan and Liv and her whole “let’s kill Clare before she rats us out to Harrison” thing, but since we still don’t know her endgame (something involving a bomb), we don’t...Read Full Story

'Scandal' 3.14 Recap: Power Rankings For "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"

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(ABC)So, gladiators. Who. Got. Shot? Shonda doesn’t pull any punches and we find out within the first 15 seconds that Jake shot James as he ran, and then pulled the gun on David but offered him a chance to work together because of his smarts. What happened for the rest of the hour, and how did it influence the power rankings?1. Olivia: Liv is flailing at first this week, sad about James and then freaking out once she realizes Jake was behind his death, and she really just needs her dad...Read Full Story

Scandal 3.13 Recap: Power Rankings For 'No Sun on the Horizon'

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(ABC)Well Gladiators, the Presidential race is in full swing this week (and is literally full of murderers), and Olivia’s stuck between Jake and Fitz, as per usual. All the happenings left us a lot of material to rank, power-wise, so let’s get to it, shall we?1. Jake Ballard: Now that’s a man, folks: a guy who can look that good in a dress shirt and rip a cork right out of a bottle of Bordeaux. Unf. But, fortunately for us, Jake Ballard is damaged enough to admit that he wants a normal life...Read Full Story

Scandal 3.12: Power Rankings For 'We Do Not Touch The First Ladies'

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(ABC)Last week introduced us to Vanessa the Reporter, Rowan as a powerless dude, VP candidate Andrew Nichols, and the ever-difficult saga of trying to hide Kerry Washington’s ever-growing baby bump (seriously, some of those camera angles and jackets, though). What’s in store this week? Sally falls further into needing an exorcism (which we don’t think Leo Bergen is qualified to run), Hollis Doyle makes another appearance, and Cyrus and Rowan are both out for blood. Who will come out on top?1...Read Full Story

Scandal 3.11: Power Rankings For 'Ride, Sally, Ride'

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(ABC)It’s been a while, folks, but we’re back in action! It’s time for Scandal! When we left off, Sally Langston (aka Ellis Grey) murdered her hubs, Cyrus covered it up and gave his hubs a job, Mellie put Liv on Fitz’s staff again, Huck pulled out some of Quinn’s teeth, and then Quinn bailed. Feel up to speed? We don’t, either, but here come the power rankings, ready for the barrage of “let’s hide Kerry Washington’s pregnancy” coats and briefcases.1. James: Short but sweet: James secretly...Read Full Story

'Scandal' Scoop: We're Finally Going to Meet Fitz's Kids

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Will & Grace's Stan Walker. Nigel Crane's wife Maris. Tino from My So-Called Life. All TV characters we heard a lot about but never saw. After three seasons, it seemed like Scandal's first kids, Jerry and Karen, were destined to remain mentioned but unseen. After all, they didn't even bother to come home from boarding school when their father almost got assassinated. But now comes word from TVLine that Fitz and Mellie's eldest children will finally be visiting the Oval Office this spring...Read Full Story

TV Boyfriend Smackdown: Jake Ballard v. President Fitzgerald Grant from 'Scandal'

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(ABC)Welcome to the TV Boyfriend Smackdown, a brand-spankin’-new feature on Zimbio! We pit two of television’s most eligible (and fictional) bachelors against one another, and discuss their merits with regard to three major categories: attractiveness, personality, and potential for capital-D Drama. Based on our spirited debate, we’ll declare a winner, but fear not: you’ll have a chance to weigh in as well. This week, we’re pairing up Fitz and Jake from Scandal. If you're not fully caught up...Read Full Story

'Scandal' Recap: Power Rankings for "A Door Marked Exit"

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(ABC)Well, that was one heck of a winter finale, wasn’t it, Scandal fans? As we enter a brief holiday hiatus (during which we try to recover from all the psychological damage Shonda has inflicted upon us so far this season), who’s on top of our Scandal power rankings? And more importantly, who’s ending 2013 on the bottom of the totem pole?1. A tie, because apparently together they’re unstoppable...if they can stop fighting over Olivia for a full minute: Fitz and Jake.Fitz: Okay, okay, Fitz is...Read Full Story