Scandal > Scandal Review: Declarations of War > Comments Page 2
I definitely think it's the first lady. The Hilary references are really relevant and that maybe as Olivia said she wants to be the "hero" and run for president herself. I think she helped Amanda Tanner attract the president so that when it was revealed she could garner public favour.
After Cyrus' face off with Olivia, I was already so eager for the next episode so that I can see this war start. But during those last few minutes as they transitioned from the team's transitions to Amanda being taken - I was completely on the edge of my seat! I can't wait anymore! This was a great episode and I'm really looking forward to how this "war" plays out. And I also agree that we don't really need another case for the team to manage. Like Olivia said herself, it's going to be one hard battle which means they should focus solely on that. Future episodes should just deal with this case while shedding more light on the personal lives of the team as a way for us to know them more.
It is the first lady. No question in my mind.
I haven't done quotes for the episode yet, but I really, really want to quote Cyrus' entire monologue. From top to bottom, the entire thing was flawless. The delivery, the lines, everything. Perfect. Quotes are going to be hard this week!
As to my comment in the review about the procedural aspect, I don't think it should be ditched solely to focus on the White House, but I do think that it gets a little heavy-handed when the procedural is a mirror of a character's life. It would be like Brennan or a member or her team (Bones) learning some big life lesson with every murder they investigate. I will, however, concede upon rewatching that perhaps a story about a woman who wanted to leave her husband and couldn't was necessary to spark Abby's confrontation of Olivia.
This show is getting so good. Cyrus's monologue was the best part; but I'm not liking him anymore.At first, I thought he was looking out for the President but now it seems he is looking out for himself. He all of a sudden doesn't like Olivia very mucha and I think he is playing with fire by setting the President against her, or at least trying too. The President, as shown when he left Cyrus's office, isn't too confident about going against Olivia. However, he knows how to play into Cyrus and I have a feeling that Cyrus is going to be put in a bad position. Fitz does love Olivia and he won't do anything to hurt her publically. Clearly Olivia and the president have a complicated relationship, she is a gladiator! and will defend her workers and clients to all ends but she is really conflicted when it comes to Fitz, her emotions get the best of her and she doesn't think level headed. I think she is mad about Amanda Tanner and takes her own because she thought that her and Fitz were really
WHAT DID I JUST WATCH?!?!?!?!?!!!!!!!
My jaw is still on the floor and I am freaking out!!! WHAT??? OMG
This show is AMAZING!!! Love it and hope that it gets renewed so BAD!!
I want to know who Amanda was talking too! I think that it is either that person or the first lady. She has given to much up to lose this position is the feeling that I get from her.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SHOW!!!
oh and we finally found out that they are Republicans
not to mention the Person of Interest
if they will drop case of the week structure and only focus on the white house crap, i am quiting this show. not going to watch yet another major conspiracy with endless strings attached tv show. every show seems to fall into that hole and it is sickening! lets see:
The mentalist - Red John
Missing - CIA or whatever other
Pretty Little Liars - A
The X Files - and that "cover all Alien" division
John Doe Phoenix
Dirty Sexy Money
and the list goes on
The First Lady is behind it all. She's known of the affair with Olivia, she's seen how its affected him, affected his ability to do his job and above all else, its bringing into doubt her position as First Lady. Lets face it she's the political animal here.
I want it to be next week already too!! This show is THAT good & keeps you intrigued week to week. Can't believe it's only 7 episodes then it's over and next week will be 5 already :( The show has to be picked up for next season! Anyhoo, another great hour of TV! Man, Cyrus is getting ugly. Really not liking the road he is going down. My mind has now changed about Cyrus assistant being involved since he seemed to be shocked that they were investigating Olivia past & then gave her the heads up about what was going down. Still not so sure about First Lady being involved...hmmmm. I do agree about Cyrus speech to the President...had me laughing too, priceless! Felt bad for my Fitz though :( I'm hoping Amanda never comes back but can't wait to find out who took her. The hour when this show comes on goes wayyy to fast. Only thing missing from this ep was an Olivia/Fitz encounter. There was that 1 second flashback of them but just not enough ;) Can't wait for the next ep!
This show is simply wonderful. I did enjoy Cyrus' long speech. It added a tinge of humor to this fast pace show. I also love the vulnerability of Olivia. She is strength on one hand, but when the oval office becomes an issue, the viewers are able to see her shell crack. Rhimes did a great job at creating multidimensional characterization here. The backstory for Abby was most certainly necessary, therefore the audience had a better chance of understanding her confrontation with Olivia and her motivation behind it. I really want to learn more about Quinn and Huck. Another solid episode.
I'm liking this show more and more each week. But I'm very interested to learn exactly what secrets everyone in the group has, because I'm kind of amazed that they all feel so indebted to Olivia. We have yet to see the VP, even though she's been mentioned. I wonder if she has anything to do with Amanda Tanner. So many questions, not enough time on television. Cyrus had some amazing monologues tonight...made me think of him less as Thatcher Grey!
First of all, how hilarious was Cyrus' monologue about the rest of the president's life? He had me laughing so hard I was in tears. Second of all, A presidential hit? Please!!! The only this that dude can pull off is underwear. No, of anybody sanctioned that hit, it was totally the first lady(who is awesome)! Not sorry to see her go though. Just surprised that after Olivia's big speech about going up against the leader of the free world and Amanda being a threat, she still kept Amanda in her apartment like that wasn't her admitted MO or the second place anybody's look for her. Not the smartest move...
You are posting as a guest. To post as a user, please Login or Register.
Remember My Info