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My ‘Scandal’ Season 3 Finale Review: ‘The Price of Free and Fair Election’ »

Well, we made it through season three. I wish I could say I loved the finale as much as some others did, but to be blunt, I’m just glad this season had to be cut short. As for the finale, I’ve seen some thoughts of ‘the circle is completed’ because we started out with Rowan manipulating Olivia in the beginning of the season and we ended with the same. To me, that means we literally are in the same spot we were at the beginning of the season, so what was the point of the finale? Or the season for that matter?

Other than grossing America out with the lasting image of Huck bending Quinn over a desk, because blood on the floor is an aphrodisiac….Speaking of Huck, I realize that he’s a murderer, but his heart to heart with Olivia does not negate my feelings over him choking her in the parking lot. I’ll never be ok with it. Double that for Jake because of his role in Olivia’s concussion and the choking incident.

In other thoughts, I knew as soon as I heard Olitz’s theme during their “One Minute” phone conversation that early in the episode, things were not going to end well for my Olitz heart. Then I heard Olivia say “I love you too,” and while I swooned, I knew Shonda Rhimes was about to run over Olitz with a Mack truck and then put them through a wood chipper. One small step forward for Olivia being openly honest about her feelings means 47 steps backwards for Olivia and Fitz’s relationship.  It’s soap rules 101.

I would have been more okay with Olivia pulling a Kelly Taylor and choosing to run away by herself to ponder her life choices than letting Jake tag along by default. I don’t understand the constant insertion of Jake into Olivia’s life during this episode and this season. I’ll accept them as couple as soon as the Easter Bunny drops Tom Mison off on my doorstep. Season two ended with Olivia leaving Fitz for her gladiators and look how well that worked out in season three. Season three ended with Olivia leaving Fitz to “save” him. So now I fear what means for season four.

I loved the bold. Great Review!


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Apr 18, 2014
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Nonconsensual sex: How colleges rebranded rape | Al Jazeera America »

Wow…this is crazy…


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Apr 18, 2014
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brannerdoodles:

He’s adorable. So excited for him. Can’t wait to watch.

brannerdoodles:

He’s adorable. So excited for him. Can’t wait to watch.

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‘Scandal’ star Tony Goldwyn’s latest project ‘The Divide’: Watch the first trailer — EXCLUSIVE | EW.com »

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GO TONY!

The Divide is definitely on our roster Woot!

Excellent!! And YES we MUST all support Tony in his new adventure! (well, those who want to, it’s not a must in the sense of obligation).

I’m here for it.

Yasssssssssss….so happy for Tony

LOVED the trailer! So excited.


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Apr 18, 2014
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You have to know human behaviour … And the quality of your writing is absolutely capped at your understanding of human behaviour. You’ll never write above what you know about people.

Tony Gilroy (BAFTA/BFI Screenwriters Lecture)

Dear Shonda Rhimes:

This quote is for you and the nonsensical drivel you call Scandal. You’ll thank me later…trust me.

Sincerely,
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Did you hear the Hammond B I just played behind you? I was just warming up…

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Apr 18, 2014
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theotherwomanmovie:

Let’s get this straight…your boyfriend has a wife, and that wife is now your best friend? See the #OtherWoman April 25 for all the answers.

theotherwomanmovie:

Let’s get this straight…your boyfriend has a wife, and that wife is now your best friend? See the #OtherWoman April 25 for all the answers.


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Apr 18, 2014
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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

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Nothing but the truth!!…WOW….my favorite astrophysicist slays yet again….

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He spoke no lies.

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Apr 18, 2014
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Michaela DePrince

Born in Sierra Leone, Michaela DePrince is a classically trained ballerina who studied at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Dance (affliated with American Ballet Theatre in New York City). After graduating from JKO, she danced for Dance Theatre of Harlem. In 2013, she joined the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam, where she currently dances.

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First Poster For Latest Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua Collab - 'The Equalizer' »

Looks interesting.