Question:On Scandal, don’t you think Jake would be a good match for Mellie? —Sara
Ausiello:I’m not feeling it. Besides, if my hunch is correct (tee-hee, when isn’t it?!), the new fortysomething character the show is currently casting — a handsome, charismatic fella named Andrew — will be keeping company with Bellamy Young’s love-starved FLOTUS. And, if this is who they end up hiring, we deserve some kind of trophy or medal. Or something.
SabiaSays:Here's hoping Mellie buys a clue and finally moves on with her own life and storyline. If it is Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he's a good match. Different from Fitz/Tony, but very strong in his own right. Hoping this means they are going to move away from the love polygons and let the characters develop their relationships- not create more obvious plot device roadblocks.
Olivia took a full tour of that house while Fitz was passed out from the night’s endeavors. You know we wouldn’t be in that situation and not wake up and take a spin around that whole damn house. Twice.
SabiaSays: This gets my vote for “Comment of the Episode” for Vermont Is For Lovers Too. The usual saying is “make you wanna slap your mamma”. Well know I guess we can add “make you wanna kill your daddy” to the list.
Scandal’s ratings held flat against last week. The show still won it’s time slot in the key 18-49 demo with a 2.9 rating and 8.84 million viewers, but Elementary won in overall users - the second time the CBS show has done that this season.
Last week’s episode garnered a 2.9 rating an 8.95 million viewers in the early overnight ratings.
ABC’s “Scandal” averaged 8.83 million viewers for second and won the hour with a 2.9 key demo rating.
"Elementary" reclaimed 10 p.m. overall with 9.11 million viewers, but stayed in second with a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS.
As for Twitter, Scandal came in similar to last week’s numbers as well. While actual tweets increased by over 45K tweets, but unique audience decreased from prior week.
So what does this mean? Well, I think that remains to be seen. The season low they set on a couple of weeks ago was hopefully the bottom, but it also appears the numbers may be settling down in that sub 3.0 range. It’s possible the damage that has been done the past 6-7 weeks has already had a permanent impact. Some of the audience the show has lost may truly be gone for good unless buzz for the show’s quality improves.
We have a break for Thanksgiving and then 2 more episodes before a VERY LONG winter break. Will the audiences be back even if the show gets back on track and stays there? We won’t know for sure until February.
Following a tragic detour into Mellie’s past, Scandal brought us right back to Olivia Pope’s D.C. this week, and I have to say: It was comforting to reunite with Olitz and the B613 mystery. What was overshadowed by Mellie’s backstory last week was (possibly) the worst-kept secret in Shondaland: Maya Pope is alive and…not well, exactly, but alive.
Lucy Van Pelt:I know how you feel about all this Christmas business, getting depressed and all that. It happens to me every year. I never get what I really want. I always get a lot of stupid toys or a bicycle or clothes or something like that.