TV Club: Scandal finally gets to the twist and it almost pays off

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • We’re switching to discussion posts for Scandal! The best part of Scandal is talking about Scandal, so let’s get to it!
  • The episode starts on the night Jake’s VP selection is announced. Jake is watching with his very annoying wife, Vanessa. Jessalyn Gilsig (previously on Glee) was made to play characters like this––desperate, drunk wives.
  • I’m sorry, did Jake’s wife just say “But, you love Liv, she’s your sister” because THAT’S GROSS. They had all that sex in the sun! That’s just wrong.
  • “NSA Boy Toy, Jacob Ballard …

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