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‘Scandal’ to premiere third season on ABC

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Posted: Monday, September 9, 2013 7:57 am

Oct. 3, 2013 can’t come soon enough. “Scandal” fans across the world are waiting for the third season to begin to find answers for the many unanswered questions from the end of season two. 

“Scandal” is a show centered on “fixer” Olivia Pope. It is her firm’s, Pope & Associates, job to clean up the drama and political scandals of officials in Washington D.C. However, the show eventually reveals that the person who needs the most fixing is Olivia herself.

Olivia, played by Kerry Washington, has been carrying on an affair with the President of the United States since his election.  

She has struggled throughout the first two seasons to keep this secret. Olivia was an employee in the White House working as the Communications Director for the president, and also helped to get him elected. Olivia then left the White House, and began running her firm.

The employees of Olivia’s firm are all talented and dedicated to helping solve the issues of Washington officials. Some of them have even received  Olivia’s “fixing” services in their own personal situations. Her team goes above and beyond to back Olivia up on any problem she tries to solve. 

Season three looks to be promising. So many story lines and questions were left open. This show keeps viewers in constant suspense from week to week. The last episode of season two left viewers confused to say the least.  Just when it seemed like all the answers were there and season two would end on a high note, it was quickly yanked away in a matter of seconds.

Season two ended with Olivia being revealed to the world as the president’s mistress. She walks out of her front door into a swarm of cameras and paparazzi. Viewers also found out in the final seconds of the show that a government spy, who has been trying to kill Olivia for several episodes, is actually her father. It was also revealed that a man that was sent to kill Olivia has now helped her and put his own life in danger. What a way to end a season.

Although this show is fictional, it makes many viewers wonder if Washington really is this messy and dramatic. It made me think about how many scandals have gone unnoticed by the public; especially when Olivia was adapted from former administration press aide and crisis manager, Judy Smith. She served under President George H.W. Bush, and has helped celebrities such as Paula Deen, Michael Vick, Wesley Snipes and Monica Lewinsky.  

The trailer for the upcoming season was released on Sept. 2, contributing to the anticipation. The scandal continues in just a few weeks on ABC at 9 p.m.

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