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Scandal Season 4 Episode 6 Review: An Innocent Man

I like Jake but I've never been a particularly big Olake shipper because they seem to make Jake exceptionally lame when it comes to Olivia. The sex references, allowing himself to be second best, him clearly wanting her more than she wants him. But I loved him today when he told Olivia it was OK that she would choose Fitz. It shouldn't even be a big deal but after three seasons of Fitz degrading, shaming, emotionally blackmailing Olivia each time she tried to break it off and her letting him, it was just so nice to see someone say, hey, it's OK, I respect your decision. That "Is there hope" scene should've been powerful, romantic but instead it came across as Fitz forcefully demanding and Olivia half heartedly accepting. I'm tired of complaining about the guy, why do the writers do this every episode? I'm willing to cut Fitz a lot of slack because of the death of his son but I hate how his feelings for Olivia factor in even the slightest in the issue of who murdered his child. Last week he battered Jake more out of jealousy than anything else & this week he moves him (whilst maintaining he murdered Jerry & really believing it too) to make his girlfriend happy. It makes him look pathetic at a time where we should all feel for him. Give him a life outside Olivia Pope, have him make choices that don't consider her views, get him to put his presidency first, get him to respect his family and then tell us there's hope, because right now, I don't want there to be any. I hope that Cyrus & the hooker storyline finishes up soon, I can't watch him be played so darn easily. Warming to Quinn, finally. Yay for Mellie. She would probably make a better president than Fitz. The fried chicken moment on the balcony was cute though.

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Thanks for the review Carissa.
In regards to last night's episode, the Crosby and Jasmine scene you quoted was really nice. This is why I enjoy Jasmine and Crosby' s relationship. Sadly I am afraid there's more suffering for them to come. Adam and Kristina proved once again, why their my favorite couple. Never thought I'd be saying it, but I am rooting for Natalie to help Drew realize that he's too young to be this serious about future wealth and security. Still not on board with Sarah and Hank as a couple. Maybe just me, but Sarah always seems trapped, or just settling. Amber is appearing to be maturing in her role as a soon to be mother. Wondering if Ryan is getting the help he needs during this time frame.
As for your question about the time jump, while needed to advance the story line's, it was done at a time when two of the most evolving story line's were left out. Zeeks recovery and Joel' s and Julia' s marriage. Are they going to time jump back 3 months next week or are we going to be left in the dark about how they dealt with their issues, which seemed to be evolving on almost a daily basis when we last saw them?
I started this season hopping for a Joel an Julia reunion, but now I don't know if Julia deserves Joel IMO. I think the preview scenes were shot just to give the appearance of a reunion but I am thinking those papers got signed.
Sorry, but the stupidest quote of the night came from Julia in the previews, " when I sign the papers, my marriage will be over" . May not have the wording exactly correct, but are you kidding me! What did she think the extramarital affair she's been having over the past few months with Chris was just a vacation or an experiment? They spent the better half of last season destroying Joels character and now they're doing the same to Julia.

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I'm not a shipper, either, and hope the show runners stick to their declaration at the beginning of this series that the Holmes/Watson relationship was never going to be romantic. They're great as partners and close friends. I hoope the addition of Kitty doesn't mess things up. As long as she doesn't become a prominent part of the show, it should be all right. That was quite the Come-to-Jesus speech from Gregson, wasn't it? He certainly made himself clear that if he had to pick between Sherlock and Joan, it would be Joan every time.

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Computer generated "freaks" & able bodied folks like Naomi Grossman made up to PLAY a "pinhead" have to go. The brunette lady with no lower body is the only real one on the show, have seen this lovely woman on documentaries. You go, Rose!.

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A tour-de-force courtroom performance by Viola--my heart was thumping up in my throat!!!!! She also saved Sam's bacon (for the moment anyway) and admitted she loved him. However, Sam MAY have betrayed that trust and it may have led to his demise--don't know that for sure of course, but we'll know soon enough I think. OK...raise your hand if you think Bonnie's the biggest hypocrite in the world. She warns Frank not to sleep with the students, warns Laurel away from Frank...and ends up in Asher's bed? Plus, we don't know that she isn't/wasn't ALSO sleeping with Sam--the reviewer seems to imply it was an either/or situation, but we have no definitive proof of that. Also, Bonnie's "I'd do anything for Annalise." does imply that Bonnie owes her a pretty big debt--wonder if we'll know about that soon too. Looks like Nate is the karma that bites Annalise in the butt. Lastly, what IS it with Asher and his emotional hard-on for that bloody (no pun intended) trophy? Is he THAT insecure that he needs some hunk o' metal for validation? Meanwhile, we know that he had it on the night of the bonfire, which occurred (in this ep) 5 weeks later. Did he have it all that time, thus taking it out of play for the other Keating Four?

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The Walking Dead Promo - "Slabtown"

Link not working for me-where the fil SHOULD be remains black. Oh well, shit happens.

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25 TV Characters We Still Can't Accept Are Gone

This list's bogus simply because there's no Charlie Harper in it.

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Amazing start of the new season! Loved the episode!

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Kudos to Billy Bob (I barely recognized him) for his comedy chops. I'm gonna have to start keeping track of how often the writers trot out the "hot beverage rule"--it's getting a bit old. Funny how these great scientific minds can make hot beverages, oatmeal and Cylon toast....but can't fry up a burger or broil some chicken. That aspect of their character hasn't evolved at all in nearly 8 years. :-) This ep had its moments, but I also found it kinda creepy--I didn't think the guys were into urology to the same degree as interactive video games and anime. I thought it kinda arrogant of Amy to speak for all female scientists by insisting the article be pulled. Yes, there are arguments on both sides, and the plot wouldn't have worked if Amy merely lodged a complaint, but I think Bernadette dealt with the elephant in the room--Amy's insecurity--though she didn't need to be that hurtful.

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A to Z Season 1 Episode 5 Review: E is for Ectoplasm

A to Z is so sweet and funny. I really hope we will get to see more of this really nice couple. It doesn´t always has to be drama on tv, or mean comedy. I like to watch nice normal people and have 20 minutes of smiling.

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