In case you're wondering why this post took so long, I missed the premiere by accident (stupid Direct TV) and had to go on the hunt just to find this episode. The CBS website actually posted mere clips of of the Season 2 premiere. Club Members, what the hell can I do with clips?
Anyhoo, I finally watched it and my
At least in the next episode, they're coming to Texas.
Yes, it helps that on this show, the Black woman is the lead, but Shonda Rhimes did some damn good work this season.
Kerry Washing returns as the formidable Olivia Pope. And while the show answered some questions, it raised a dozen others. We learn that Pope's the reason Quinn Perkins, an accused murderer named Lyndsay Dwyer, escaped and got a new identity. We just don't know why. And while I may not have cared before, I care now. What does Pope need/want her for?
We see Pope and the Prez are still in love, stealing late night phone calls to each other. We learn that Cyrus, the Prez's main man, still meets Pope for lunch every Monday to pick her brain, and he doesn't mind that she's still in contact with the Prez. And yes...the Prez's wife is really pregnant.
We also learn that the Prez's Wife should've been the Prez.
We also get to see a good-looking Democrat call on Pope's firm for their services, and here and there in the episode we get to view the Democrats from the outside. As the GOP increasingly grows unfavorable in the public eye, shows tend to be written from a generally left-leaning angle.
But on Scandal, the Democrats are the hovering threat, ready to take the White House if the Prez so much as steps out of line. It's just...fascinating.
Olivia's characters got a little more fleshed out; Black dude got more lines and Abby the Red - my girl - got to show even more of her almost sensuous sarcasm. I'm telling you guys...if I were cynical about this show last season, I'm a believer now.
What did you all think?