History Series / Scandal

31st Dec '16 12:02:27 PM belahorizon
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* BecomingTheMask:
** David initially sleeps with Abby for information on Olivia, Quinn and Cytron, but ends up falling in love with her.
** Jake too falls in love with Olivia after being hired by Fitz to "befriend" her.

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* BecomingTheMask:
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BecomingTheMask: David initially sleeps with Abby for information on Olivia, Quinn and Cytron, but ends up falling in love with her.
** Jake too falls in love with Olivia after being hired by Fitz to "befriend"
her.
31st Dec '16 11:50:22 AM belahorizon
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* AdvertisedExtra: Harrison in the first two seasons. He certainly got more than two lines per episode, but he didn't have any storylines of his own until season three when he got involved with Adnan Salif; up until then, his role in most episodes was either working on an OPA crisis or helping Olivia out.
3rd Dec '16 1:04:11 PM Xtifr
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Creator/{{ABC}}'s '''''Scandal''''' is a juridically/politically-themed drama.

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Creator/{{ABC}}'s '''''Scandal''''' ''Scandal'' is a juridically/politically-themed drama.
21st Nov '16 9:24:10 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Abby, quite often.
15th Nov '16 3:29:00 PM belahorizon
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* Foreshadowing:

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** Huck warns Olivia to cut off ties with her father, warning her that if Rowan does something for her, he will take something back in exchange. And turns out he was right: [[spoiler: in the third season finale, he promises Olivia that he will get Fitz to win the election, but at the expense of his son's life.]]
--->'''Huck''': He promised something. That means he's gonna take something.
11th Nov '16 4:46:14 PM Berrenta
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: And, boy, does ''Scandal'' have them. To start with, Olivia is a successful black woman who runs a crisis management firm and was formerly the White House Communications Director. Other women in positions of power include [=VPs=] Sally Langston and Susan Ross, both of which in-universe hold the highest position in the US government to date; former Press Secretary-turned Chief of Staff Abby Whelan; and ex-First Lady, ex-Senator and current candidate for the Oval ([[ForegoneConclusion who will likely win]] considering she's the only main character in the race and has been wanting to be POTUS since even before she entered the White House) Mellie Grant.
8th Nov '16 11:59:02 AM belahorizon
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** Whereas the fifth season ended at the end of the primaries, the sixth season picks up on election day.
30th Oct '16 11:03:24 AM DustSnitch
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* AssassinationAttempt
** [[spoiler:President Fitzgerald Grant]] is shot en route to his fiftieth birthday party.
** [[spoiler:The President's son Jerry]] is poisoned with a bacterial strain of meningitis which kills him.
** The 40th President Edward Cooper was shot in the head, which finally managed to kill him around thirty years later when he suffers from an aneurysm.
** [[spoiler:VP Andrew Nichols]] stages an assassination attempt to get Fitz to declare war on West Angola.
15th Oct '16 8:07:26 PM nombretomado
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The series is notable for being written by Shonda Rhimes, [[Series/GreysAnatomy like a certain well-known medical series]], and being one of the few dramas featuring a black actress as the main character. It is also highly feminist in content, with numerous strong female characters and very little reliance on traditional characterization or storylines. The cast is also very active on social media such as {{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}, and participate in live-tweets, Instagram pictures, and podcasts about the series.

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The series is notable for being written by Shonda Rhimes, [[Series/GreysAnatomy like a certain well-known medical series]], and being one of the few dramas featuring a black actress as the main character. It is also highly feminist in content, with numerous strong female characters and very little reliance on traditional characterization or storylines. The cast is also very active on social media such as {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} and {{Facebook}}, Website/{{Facebook}}, and participate in live-tweets, Instagram pictures, and podcasts about the series.
14th Sep '16 6:15:19 PM belahorizon
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* AlmostKiss: Mellie and Marcus nearly kiss after [[spoiler: Mellie is declared the Republican nominee in the general election.]]


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* AlwaysSaveTheGirl: Fitz declares war on West Angola--against the better judgement from Cyrus and other advisers because of the lack of intel and causalities it may result in--so that [[spoiler: he could rescue Olivia]].


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* ClosedDoorRapport: Often happens at Olivia's door between her and Fitz or Jake.


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* EquivalentExchange: David gives up the Cytron card to have his job back.


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* GoodPowersBadPeople: The government as a whole. It may work for the people, but [[spoiler: rigging their votes (Cyrus, Olivia, Mellie and Verna) and sending troops to war to get a girl back (Fitz)]] doesn't really serve them. But perhaps Fitz's bills the Brandon Bill and Equal Pay, made up for that decision?


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* HeroicSacrifice: Fitz almost makes one for Elizabeth, Cyrus, Olivia, Mellie and Abby by confessing on TV that the real reason for the war in West Angola was [[spoiler: to get Olivia back after Andrew had her kidnapped]] because he felt responsible as the one who chose Andrew to be his running mate in the first place.
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