Olivia Pope has tackled a real life political scandal this season with the Anthony Weiner episode, but there are just so many others we need to see her and her team fix. After all politics is a constant supply of material that is just waiting to be molded for Shonda Rhimes. So here are a few scandals that I think should appear in the next season of Scandal.
This would be very easy to do with the whole B613 storyline. In case you don’t remember Edward Snowden was a computer analyst who leaked NSA documents and revealed how USA’s government keeps tabs on its citizens through phone and internet surveillance. He ended up fleeing to Hong Kong and then Russia. Now just picture Fitz having to answer for such practices and Olivia comes in to run and save the day with some press conference, and Huck along with other B613 agents track down faux Snowden to bring him to justice. Sounds good to me!
Toronto’s current mayor has been a source of comedy for the past weeks due to his denial of buying crack only to later admit he partakes in crack sometimes while drinking. In a press conference he also denied giving oral sex to someone on his staff by saying he has enough to eat at home. Last but not least there is a video of him running towards a female Councilor as if to attack her when she voted to take away his position. If anyone can use the Pope treatment it would be him, but she would have to watch out for his temper.
How can anyone forget Arnold? He is doing quite fine now after the scandal of him being the father of his nanny’s son, but infidelity storylines never get old. After all that is what the entire show is based on. It will also be interesting to see how they would portray Maria Shriver in the episode along with any other dirty secrets that Arnold and his previous employee maybe hiding.
Warren G. Harding
Going back to the 20s there was President Harding who sold petroleum reserves instead of letting private oil companies bid. Yes that sounds like all boring stuff, but other than corruption to get rich the president died with an apparent heart attack in San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. The president wasn’t very well since he suffered from cramps, indigestion, and more for a short time before his death. His wife didn’t allow an autopsy which made a lot of people wonder if there was any foul play. We have seen one murderous wife this season, but this type of stuff never gets old. It would be great to see this type of storyline play out and what the reason for the murder could have been.
So Lydia fans did we miss anything? What would you like to see on Scandal?
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.