Scandal Season 2 Review “Defiance”

OMG Scandal! Are you kidding me?! Seriously. I just don’t know what to make of this show. It has a few things that really get on my nerves (enough with the shaky cam already!) but it somehow or other manages to leave me with a ‘what just happened?!’ face on more than one occasion. Then I have to tune in again to find out. Curse you Scandal for being so awesome!

A few thoughts about ‘Defiance’:

The case of the week was a billionaire who seemingly lost his marbles. He suddenly decided to divorce his wife of 40 years (generously giving her $500 million in the settlement) and take up with a girl young enough to be his granddaughter. His (ex)wife and son went to Olivia and Co. to have them help keep his crazy under wraps until after the company went public. This week it was actually Harrison and Co. since Olivia let him take lead on this one. Their idea was to have him declared insane and committed until after the IPO. Needless to say, Mr. Crazy Billionaire wasn’t thrilled with that idea as evidenced by the double-barreled shotgun he pulled on the psychiatrist that came to evaluate him. He pulled a fast one on Harrison and Abby and snuck a friend (who happened to be a minister) in to marry him and his barely legal bride. And let me just pause here to say how totally grossed out I was to see the bride and groom stick their tongues down each others’ throats. Gross. Just gross. But back to the case. As it turns out, Crazy Billionaire Guy wasn’t crazy at all. He just felt like he had spent his life doing everything he was supposed to do, and now that he was old, he deserved to be happy. He was doing everything he could to tank the IPO because he didn’t want his son to end up old and unhappy too. But the son actually loved working in the family business and he was only taking the company public because he thought that’s what his father wanted. The real problem here was a lack of communication. It was people trying to do what they thought someone wanted them to do instead of just talking about it. Harrison was able to get them to finally talk to each other and not only saved the company, but also their relationship. Read More...


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