Ladies (and gentlemen) our favorite show, “Scandal”, has finally returned! Yes, that’s right, Kerry Washington is back as America’s infamous “fixer,” Olivia Pope and last night wigs were snatched as we slid back into her drama with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), Mellie (Bellamy Young), the “Gladiators” at Pope & Associates and the mysterious man we now know is Liv’s dad (Joe Morton). Now if you’re anything like me, then watching “Scandal” every week is enough to raise your blood pressure and if for one minute you slip away for a sip of wine, you’re bound to get lost in the fast-paced dialogue before Olivia utters her famous line, “it’s handled.” In case you weren’t taking notes on the “Scandal” premiere, or following our #ScandalParty on Twitter (@HelloBeautiful), here are a few things to remember for next week’s episode.
1. Daddy Pope is a Boss
Olivia’s father, Rowan Pope, is the baddest man on TV right now! After news broke that Liv was the President’s mistress, Daddy Pope came and scooped Olivia up so fast she didn’t even have the chance to finish her early morning jog! He charted a private plane for his daughter and tried to strong-arm her into “disappearing” by fleeing the country for eight months until the whole scandal blew over. Liv considered her father’s bargain at first, and how could she not after he straight up told her, “You are getting on that plane come hell or high water,” adding, “And to be clear, I am the hell. And the high water.” Uh, we already saw what he did to Jake last season! But after speaking with Cyrus, Olivia decides to handle things her own way and that it’s best that she stay in DC and continue a normal life. Boy was she in for a rude awakening. What exactly does “normal” mean when you’re already Olivia Pope and now the press is camped out at your house?
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"