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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
I must admit, with a very heavy heart, that the Season 3 finale of "Scandal" disappointed me. Too many storylines to wrap up so quickly. Plus, Fitz and Quinn are both still alive and being the worst, and that's never OK. We start off at the senator's funeral. Cyrus is all set to let it blow up, with everyone inside, but fortunately, less evil folks discover Maya's plan and Fitz is able to get the church evacuated before the bomb can go off. The whole building promptly explodes as soon as the last person leaves, and Sally?
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
This week, things pick up shortly after we left off. Jake's done choking Liv, but he isn't done accusing her of treason. Everyone's furious with her for breaking up B613, but as a couple of people pointed out on Twitter, can't they just turn the computers back on? I'm confused. Jake and Fitz are ganging up on Liv about B613. She's shocked, since they both seemed to hate it, at one point. They both seem to be more upset that she's allowed whatever Marie Wallace's clients have planned to unfold six days before the election.
NEWS
By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | April 8, 2014
It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case. Staff writer Jeffrey Toobin casts a close eye over the sexual dynamics in the jail, pointing to misogynistic ideas espoused by the BGF's founder in the 1960s, and repeated up by former Maryland gang leader Eric Brown. George Jackson, who founded the BGF in a California prison, was steeped in many of the left wing ideas popular in the 1960s, but he roundly rejected calls for women's rights and espoused polygamy as a way to care for women who would otherwise go unmarried, according to Toobin.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2014
After all of the messiness that went on with the Grant family last week, Liv is taking a much-needed vacation from Fitz, while sending Abby to the White House as her “proxy.” Cyrus isn't happy about it, but Liv made it clear that she will only answer Abby's phone calls and that Abby is not to call her unless “The White House is on fire, in flames, burning to the ground.” Abby assures Cyrus that she can do the job, but makes a point to...
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2014
First off, wow. These past couple episodes have really been the best from this half of the season. At first, we were kind of meandering in Olitz drama, and it was getting kind of stale, because most of us kinda hate Fitz and hate Olivia when she was with him.   But this episode was all about family, and what happens when you're stuck between, say, a high-ranking, government-sanctioned assassin and a terrorist or a publicly unfaithful dad...
SPORTS
Mike Preston | March 28, 2014
When Cornell's lacrosse program was going through troubled times last fall and the early part of the winter, interim head coach Matt Kerwick's mind shot back to the summer of 2012. On June 25 that year, Kerwick pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in a Fairfax County, Va., court while he was an assistant at Georgetown. "Last year when I spoke with the team, I told them we all make mistakes," said Kerwick, who replaced Ben DeLuca in November 2013 after a hazing incident at Cornell. "I told them how I had learned so much from my mistake and it helped me grow as a person.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
I was right. James Novak is dead, and it honestly couldn't have ended any other way. He knew too much, and Cyrus had a heartbreak coming to him after all the bad he's done. Let's back up. After shooting Vanessa Chandler, Shelby Moss from the NSA and James, Jake turns his gun on David. But David has a choice. He can cooperate with B613 and help them cover up the murders, or he can die, too. David chooses life, which means helping Jake make James' murder look like a “carjacking gone wrong.” At the White House, Olivia is trying to do anything she can to keep Cyrus calm, and to make sure his distraught staff doesn't further upset him. We are then, cruelly, treated to the first of several flashbacks to the beginning of James and Cy's relationship, which really twists the knife.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
One thought kept crossing my mind and timeline last night: "Jake really is Command. " We start off the episode with a chopped monologue from Jake about what it means to be Command, and how it requires you to have no ties and no family. This is going to be bad. Elsewhere, Sally is having a breakdown during debate prep: there's a bizarre, religion-tinged ranting about Fitz being the devil, complete with cloven hooves, complete with the phrase "Yum, yum, crispy piggy. Yum yum. " It's so bad that Leo Bergen called in her pastor to help her get it together, and even he seems to doubt whether or not he can reel her in. Fitz is busy with prepping, as well, with Mellie playing Sally and Andrew Nichols as Governor Reston . Mellie makes a really good Sally, and is positively glowing while pretending to debate, which is more proof than ever that she should BE THE PRESIDENT AND NOT FITZ.
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
My revised list of people who have to die: Quinn, Fitz - and though it hurts my heart to say this - James. There is a whole lot of whininess and poor decision-making happening in “Scandal's” Washington, D.C. and the majority of it is coming from that little trio. For Fitz, it is understanding that the world does not completely revolve around him. At the top of the episode, he and Olivia are busy having this incredibly loud argument about Olivia using Jake as her beard (Jake's words, not mine)
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By Lauren McEwen and For The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
No time for small talk -- too much happened in this episode. Husband-murdering Sally Langston is still running for President, you guys. I mean, if nothing else, you have to respect the gall. Olivia's working on Fitz's reelection campaign (as if there was any doubt) mapping out her talking points.   But Sally has a surprise for all of us. While she plans to run against Fitz as an independent in the upcoming election, she will not be resigning as vice president. She says this right after she calls Fitz a corrupt, childish tyrant, y'all.
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