Well it’s that time of year again where a bunch of women frantically rush home for 10 o’clock, get their Twitter open for rapid use, and pour themselves a glass of fine wine. That’s right it’s time for a new season of Scandal! There is no way to just write any kind of article about this premiere. Instead we decided to break down the ways the political game has changed for the new season.
Mellie Gets a Love Interest // It didn’t get a lot of screen time, but if you paid enough close attention you got the huge hint that Fitz isn’t going to be the only one sneaking around! Fitz gets his old friend to be his running mate for the next election and it seems like this running mate is single and has an unknown history with Mellie. He longingly looks her at the end when they make his running mate’s announcement. Finally! I have seriously been feeling bad for Mellie all this time. I know that my feelings towards her aren’t that popular among fans.
Olivia and Fitz Are Truly Put in the Forefront // It should have been a pretty obvious problem, but somehow everyone assumed that Olivia could publicly be Fitz’s campaign manager and no one would cause a fuss after she was publicly accused of being his mistress. Now that people have opposed him brought it up again they are doing damage control. Will Olivia take a fake boyfriend to stop rumors? Only time will tell.
Quinn Has No Problems Snatching Up Kids // Girl has issues! We see that Quinn is still with Charlie and they are off doing crazy couple things together like buying torch blowers to torture people. She also holds a boy hostage momentarily. Is there anything redeeming about this character still?
Daddy Pope wants to take down Fitz // Olivia’s dad is not having it! He didn’t appreciate Fitz holding him against his will and talking crass about Olivia. He isn’t with B613 so he is kind of off doing his own thing in order to take him down. This will probably be one of the best storylines this season.
B613 has new leadership // So Olivia’s reject, Jake is in charge of B613 now. He has made it clear that he doesn’t want Quinn to be a part of the program, but it looks like she is just going to go around him anyways. Will he stay good? Or be questionable like her father? Personally this will be my least favorite storyline.
Sally Langston is definitely running against Fitz // It’s official. They made the announcement and she has also made the decision to not leave her post as Vice President. This is certainly awkward, but not as awkward as her weird rant about the devil jumping inside her and making her kill her husband. How does she think she is mentally stable to run the country?
James wants to take down Cyrus // Hmmm…there is a lot of vengeance going on this season. James and Cyrus’ relationship is now strained thanks to Cyrus setting James up with Sally’s husband. Now James wants to make him pay. He is working with David to do so and leaking things to the press, but this could very well turn out badly for him.
So what did you think Lydia readers? What was the crazy game changing season in your opinion of this premiere?
Nicole Weaver is a graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. She has written about entertainment, fashion, and women issues. Her work has been printed in many magazines and websites such as Hollywood Life, Cosmopolitan, Happy Valley, and Reader’s Digest. When she isn’t working she is busy watching movies and binge watching television shows. Stalk her twitter feed by going to @nikkibernice.