After a rough—albeit gif-tastic—start to the fourth season of Scandal, Mellie has finally traded in her Uggs and fried chicken for behavior more fitting of a First Lady. But all that will be somewhat tested on Thursday’s episode, when a former First Lady (Carol Locatell) comes back into the picture. Little does Mellie know, the previous FLOTUS is far from upstanding.
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We’re finally going to meet Abby Whelan’s abusive ex-husband. Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco has landed the role on Scandal, EW has learned.
Scandal is never ordinary. Case in point, when Olivia (Kerry Washington) invites Jake (Scott Foley) to have dinner with Rowan (Joe Morton), this isn’t a case of a woman introducing her boyfriend to her dad. No, it’s much more complicated than that. In this case, the president’s former mistress asks her lover to have dinner with the man that previously threw him in a hole and tortured him. Say it with me: Awkward.
How will Jake respond to Olivia’s request? Better yet, how will his reunion with fellow B613 alum Charlie (George Newbern) go? Hint: It quickly turns violent. Check out an exclusive sneak peek at this week’s episode:
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In our fall TV preview, we broke down each day into what to watch live and what to DVR. Here’s your Fall Thursday night game plan:
Watch: The Vampire Diaries (The CW): When we return to Mystic Falls for season 6, it’s going to be nothing like the Mystic falls we’re used to, with both Damon and Bonnie long gone and vampires banned from town. Premieres Oct. 2.
DVR: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC): Season 11 kicks off with what’s bound to be a lot of drama, as Meredith and Derek are debating a move to D.C., Callie and Arizona have a 50/50 chance of staying together, and there’s a new head of cardio who just happens to be Mer’s sister and the daughter Ellis Grey gave up for adoption.
Watch: Scandal (ABC): Where in God’s name is Olivia Pope? That’s the question on everyone’s mind heading into tonight’s season 4 premiere, which picks up after the fixer fled D.C. for what seems to be a tropical locale with no shortage of wine.
DVR: Gracepoint (Fox): The 10-episode series follows a detective duo (Anna Gunn and David Tennant) and their investigation into the murder of a young boy in a small town. Premieres Oct. 2.
Watch: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC): The series premiere of Shonda Rhimes’ latest offering, which stars Viola Davis as criminal defense professor Annalise Keating who teaches a class called, you guessed it, “How to Get Away With Murder.”
DVR: Parenthood (NBC): We know there’s a “big event” in store for the Bravermans in the season 6 premiere — one that will probably make you shed a tear or two.
Before you find out where in the world Olivia Pope has been spending her days in the Scandal season 4 premiere, we suggest you take a quick trip down memory lane, because needless to say, a lot happened last season.
Luckily, we have summed up everything you need to remember about season 3 in a one-minute recap, after which, you can pop some popcorn, pour some wine, and enjoy all of the many twists and turns that come with any new season of Scandal.
Scandal has a lot to live up to in season 4.
The third season capped off with Olivia (Kerry Washington) inadvertently fulfilling her father’s wishes of leaving Washington D.C. with Jake (Scott Foley) in a bid to fix everything, but she did anything but. Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) won the election, but it came at a steep price: Rowan (Joe Morton) had First Son Jerry Jr. (Dylan Minnette) killed to ensure Fitz would score the sympathy vote and pinned it on Olivia’s terrorist mommy Maya Pope (Khandi Alexander). Harrison was the only one to figure out the truth, so Rowan promptly made sure there were no witnesses. This all came after Fitz finally learned that his father Big Jerry (Barry Bostwick) had raped First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) years prior, which caused the initial divide in their marriage.
Elsewhere, while Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn (Katie Lowes) were getting busy, B613 lackey Charlie (George Newbern) dropped a bombshell: Huck’s family, including his wife Kim (Jasika Nicole), are still alive. Naturally, Quinn did the right thing and told Huck the truth, but he was super pissed about it—though he did show up at Kim’s doorstep in the closing moments of the finale.
We repeat: Scandal has a lot to live up to in season 4, which executive producer Shonda Rhimes has managed to keep top secret by basically training B613 snipers on anyone who seeks to leak intel. However, EW has a handful of very cryptic teases about the new season, which executive producer Betsy Beers says is all about “extreme choices and extreme circumstances.” Read on to get more scoop:
Last week on the 30 Days of Binge calendar, we saw Lost’s beloved former heroin user-rock star Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) sacrifice himself to save everyone just so Jack (Matthew Fox) could wail “We have to go back!” once he got off the island. (That guy’s the worst sometimes.) However, season four has perhaps the best episode of the series in the Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick)-centric episode, “The Constant.” Again, ready the tissues.
We reach the end of season three of Scandal this week, and it would be an understatement to say crazy stuff goes down in the last half of the season. There’s wrist eating, backstabbing (the knife kind), and we finally see Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) kids, and they are not too pleasant with their parents, which makes for awesome familial drama.
We also graze onto creepier pastures, as we close out season one of Sleepy Hollow with an insane unexpected villain reveal and move onward to the season two premiere on Fox. The creepiness continues on to seminal episodes of The Twilight Zone, as well as the entire first season of Twin Peaks, which will finally make you realize why people are always reblogging Kyle MacLachlan GIFs on Tumblr. He’s not just Trey from Sex and the City, people.
On toward less psychosexual shows: We also move on to classic episodes of I Love Lucy, where we see Lucy binge on chocolates, alcoholic vitamin syrup, and give birth in real-time to Lucille Ball’s actual child. It sounds like a Real Housewives episode, but it’s not. Also, check out The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show to see where workplace comedies were born. In more controversial classic sitcoms, we urge you to watch All in the Family and see how a bigot can somehow be seen as a lovable curmudgeon in Carroll O’ Connor’s Archie Bunker.
Brian Benben is returning to Shondaland. The Private Practice alum has landed a guest-starring role on Scandal, EW has learned exclusively.
Last week, we pretty much realized that we had an illegally elected, alcoholic figurehead for a president on Scandal. This week, we march forward on our 30 Days of Binge calendar to season 3 of Scandal, and all that wine Pope drinks will sure come in handy as we see the fallout from Olivia Pope being uncovered as the president’s mistress to the media.
We also became acquainted with Michael Emerson’s excellence in creepiness as “Henry Gale” on season 2 of Lost, and watched as the islanders continue on pressing that damned button in the hatch. This week, we see what happens when the button isn’t pushed, which somehow leads to Desmond Hume (Henry Ian Cusick) getting his clothes blown off. We guess this is where ABC had to pump up that 18-49 ratings demographic. Stock up on the tissues though: things get real sad, real fast by the end of this week’s Lost binge.
Midweek is the time to start Sleepy Hollow, which stars an unusually fine Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison), considering he was just risen from the dead and all. Continuing on the science fiction theme, find out how the Daleks got their start in classic Doctor Who, watch William Shatner as a young lad in the original Star Trek series from the ’60s, and see the original stuck-on-an-island television drama, The Prisoner. Also, catch up on the 1985 anime Robotech, a space opera about an alien spaceship crashing to Earth that spans across three series.
Another animated series to hit up: Batman: The Animated Series. The animated series from the ’90s was a highlight in the midst of the notoriously kitschy and nippled Batman adaptions at the time. Continue on the ’90s bandwagon and watch the awesomeness of Lucy Lawless in Xena: Warrior Princess, and then catch up with our favorite monotone FBI agents Scully and Mulder in choice episodes of The X-Files, one of which was written by a fresh-faced writer by the name of Vince Gilligan.
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