TV Club: Scandal gives us everything we didn’t want in a Papa Pope-centric episode

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.

  • Well. I don’t think anyone was sitting around saying, “I want Scandal to give me a brief Papa Pope romance and an even more complicated shadow government!” But, here we are. Fine.
  • I hate the use of flashback this season. I am so tired of reliving election night and seeing the same scenes over and over again, but from slightly different perspectives.
  • If we do have to relive the same scenes, at least we get to hear Jake say “the liquor cabinet is over there” almost every week.
  • This episode pretty much 100% confirms that Mellie …

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