S1, E2 : “Dirty Little Secrets”
Episode 2 picks up right where the first left off, as Olivia Pope takes on a new major client for the week. Washington DC’s number one madam Sharon Marquette, needs the Pope agency to protect her client list and plethora of assets from the Distract Attourney’s office. Dating back to 1986, the list contains a many senators and congressmen, even Supreme Court nominee and President’s pick Patrick Keating. Of course Olivia figures this connection out and dashes to the White House to alert the President’s team of the incoming media bomb, but not before having a standoff with antagonist JJ, counseling Mr. and Mrs. Keating (now new clients as well-duh), and assigning newbie agent Quinn to monitor Amanda Tanner in the hospital.
Shonda Rhimes has done it again. With the debut of the slick new drama SCANDAL, viewers (I) may have discovered a new obsession. Actress Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, the problem-solving, “professional-fixer”, superwoman, legal authority and all-around bad ass. She and her team of intelligence operate stealthily throughout Washington, DC putting out the fires of public figures, politicians, and such. Based loosely on the life of Judy Smith, the drama is in abundance between the professional and personal lives of the “Gladiators in a suit.”
Here are (5) more reasons you should be obsessed with SCANDAL.