Scandal Season 2 Review “The Other Woman”

Wow, Scandal. The plot thickens. Are you seriously going to leave me with a ‘what just happened’ face at the end of every episode? I’m not sure I’m going to be able to handle it.

Here are a few observations about "The Other Woman":

The plot was kind of predictable in some respects, but there were a few curveballs thrown in too. The predictable part was the primary case this week. A well-respected Bishop died while having sex with his mistress of fifteen years. Olivia and Co. are called in by the Bishop’s wife, initially, to find him because she believes he’s gone missing. When they all find the truth of what happened to the Bishop, they spend the rest of the episode making sure the Bishop ‘s legacy is protected and his image remains untarnished. One thing "The Other Woman" accomplished was giving voice to the perspectives of both the wife and of the mistress. Not necessarily as it relates to the Bishop’s situation; but certainly how it relates to the Olivia/Fitz/Mellie triangle. The conversations between the two wives and the two mistresses were extremely well done. Just as an aside, why is it that the mistress always acts like she’s been slighted when she doesn’t receive all the rights and privileges of the wife? Why does the mistress feel like she’s entitled to anything the wife has? The mistress made the decision to pursue a married man. It’s not like she didn’t know he was married. Read More...


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