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Olivia Pope came back to the White House to help the first daughter bury a sex tape, while Jake lost a battle with Command on Scandal’s “Like Father, Like Daughter.”
Jake (Scott Foley) is late for a dinner date with Olivia (Kerry Washington) after narrowly escaping a car bomb planted by Command (aka Rowan), who is now trying to kill him. Liv, trying to create a relationship with Jake, orders take-out for the strange pair, but their dinner is cut short when Liv gets an urgent phone call from Karen Grant, the President’s daughter.
Liv and Quinn (Katie Lowes) manage to get Karen (Mary Mouser) out of the rave party she’s passed out at without any eager attendees getting a photograph or recording a video on their cell phones, and, just as Karen thinks she got out without incident, she gets video text. »
That, folks, was Season 2 Scandal levels of scandalaciousness.
I said here last week that the show seemed to be building momentum, to be about “something” as it is during its most entertaining, can’t-look-away times. And this week’s episode, which featured a provocative First Family drama, reignited the “Olitz” spark, gave us a Full Throttle Olivia Pope and, for good measure, dropped a humdinger of a final twist, was operating at high velocity.
ABC's “Scandal” has done something that definitely lives up to its “soapy” reputation. It has replaced an actor with a new actor in the same role. The First Daughter will have a new face on the upcoming fourth season,” a show representative told TheWrap. See video: ‘Scandal's Joe Morton on Season 3's Most Difficult Scene: ‘The Boy Speech’ Madeline Carroll, who played Karen Grant on Season 3, has been replaced by “Body of Proof” alum Mary Mouser. Carroll was unable to continue in the role due to scheduling conflicts. Mouser will first appear in an October episode. Mouser starred on “Body of Proof” as. »
- Jethro Nededog
When Scandal returns this fall for season four, one character will look very different. In fact, we should probably just start calling the First Daughter the Second Daughter. Get it? No? Well, you will in a second... Shonda Rhimes' hit ABC drama has just recast the role of President Fitz and First Lady Mellie's daughter Karen Grant. Body of Proof's Mary Mouser will now play the role previously portrayed by Madeline Carroll, E! News has confirmed. And based on the tweets Carroll and her former onscreen mom Bellamy Young sent each other two days ago, there's no bad blood between the former co-stars! After Carroll tweeted a heart emoji at Young, Young replied, "Love you right back, Maddie. »
Scandal is giving Fitz and Mellie’s eldest child a really extreme makeover ahead of Season 4.
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Karen, as played by Carroll, made her debut in Season 3 when she visited her parents from boarding school.
The role is expected to be beefed up under Mouser, particularly in the wake of the death of Karen’s older bro, Jerry Jr. Might the First Daughter act out a »
Carroll first appeared on the ABC political fixer drama during season three as the First Family’s daughter visiting from boarding school. However, the actress could not return in season four due to scheduling issues. Mouser will take up the mantle in an episode slated for October.
Karen is now one of the president’s two surviving children after Rowan orchestrated the death of Jerry Jr. in the season finale. »
- Natalie Abrams
A primal tragedy rendered with exquisite imagery and very little dialogue or exposition, Andrea Pallaoro’s “Medeas” is a striking debut feature that will fascinate some viewers and exasperate others. This tale of an isolated Southern California ranching family mutely dealing with a crisis — literally so, in the case of a deaf wife and mother played by Catalina Sandino Moreno — is as mannered as it is minimalist in all things save visual beauty. Strong critical support would be needed to put this rarefied item into theatrical circulation; home-format exposure is likelier, but also less advantageous, since the pic has much to gain from being seen on the bigscreen.
The focus is almost exclusively on a large family that lives and subsists on a cattle stockyard. With a single important exception, other people are so completely absent that one wonders how the kids and wife seem to have so much free »
- Dennis Harvey
7 items from 2014
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