Well well well. I’m surprisingly impressed. After a flawed but somewhat intriguing pilot, Scandal’s second outing was a pretty good showcase of what this show could be capable of on a weekly basis. The call-girl crisis was intricately handled and it was enjoyable watching Olivia’s team scatter to solve the issue at hand (while juggling Amanda Tanner whose subplot entices me).
Moreover, I loved the increased emphasis on The President as that storyline is compelling on practically every level. His chemistry with Olivia is excellent and Kerry Washington displayed an ever wider ranger here than the pilot. She’s a little less of a wonder woman now which is a good choice as it definitely makes her more relatable.
I still have issue with the Grey’s Anatomy dialogue (especially when it’s coming out of the mouth of the leader of the free world) but I can now actually see myself watching Scandal on a regular basis. Color me impressed.