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9 Highlights from Scandal “The Testimony of Diego Munoz”

As is often the case, there’s so much going on in this episode of Scandal that it’s hard to know where to begin. On “The Testimony of Diego Munoz,” there’s a good combination of emotional moments, shocking confessions, and cases that bring us a little closer to the traditional structure […]

Scandal “The Lawn Chair”
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Scandal “The Lawn Chair”

Olivia Pope is back (thank goodness) and rather than taking time for herself, she’s already up to her neck in a serious case. Clarence Parker, played by Courtney B. Vance, holds a rifle in the street, standing over his son’s dead body. He insists that his son being shot was […]

Parks and Recreation “One Last Ride”
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Parks and Recreation “One Last Ride”

The bad news is that Parks and Recreation has officially ended. The good news? It gave us a completely amazing series finale. As everyone prepares to part ways, they take on one last project at the Parks Department: to fix a swing. As they do, we’re given a series of […]

Scandal “No More Blood”
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Scandal “No More Blood”

Can we just all take a moment and be happy that Olivia Pope is finally, finally back home? Honestly, I was prepared to throw in the towel if Olivia hadn’t gotten saved this week. But, this is Scandal we’re talking about, so of course things took an interesting turn.

Parks and Rec “The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show” and “Two Funerals”
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Parks and Rec “The Johnny Karate Super Awesome Musical Explosion Show” and “Two Funerals”

Something I really appreciate about this final season of Parks and Recreation is that it is ending with intention. It’s always nice when a show knows it is ending and has the opportunity to wrap up the story well as opposed to ending abruptly. Even better is the fact that […]

Scandal “Gladiators Don’t Run”
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Scandal “Gladiators Don’t Run”

Olivia Pope is up for sale with a plan that looks like it has backfired pretty terribly.

What They Said: Our Favorite Quotes from Parks and Rec “Ms. April Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington” and “Pie-Mary”
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What They Said: Our Favorite Quotes from Parks and Rec “Ms. April Ludgate-Dwyer Goes to Washington” and “Pie-Mary”

This week on Parks and Recreation, April continues to search for her ideal career with the help of Ben, Andy and Ron. Then Leslie causes controversy when she doesn’t sign up for the “Pie-Mary” with the rest of the congressional candidates’ wives. Here are some of the best quotes from […]

Scandal “Where’s the Black Lady?”
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Scandal “Where’s the Black Lady?”

Scandal is back. For real this time. This is the kind of episode I like to see. Fitz is his office when a group of men come in telling him they are there to watch out for him, but actually explaining that they are there to make sure he declares […]

Parks and Recreation “Donna and Joe”
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Parks and Recreation “Donna and Joe”

Vote Ben Wyatt! What better way to end Parks and Recreation than with another political campaign? I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely vote for Ben. Where’s my bumper sticker?

Scandal “Run”
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Scandal “Run”

When this episode begins, we get to see a new point of view of the same scene we ended with in the winter finale. Olivia and Jake are happy, and with the most obvious moment of foreshadowing Jake tells Olivia not to go anywhere when he leaves the room to […]