ABC’s ‘Scandal’ season 4, episode 3 review: Harrison’s killer revealed; Olivia’s awkward dinner

More scoop -Scandal” likes to paint a world where nothing is sound or particularly clear, and even members of some of the highest courts can be persuaded with threats.

In one of the biggest moves for the David Rosen character so far, he basically used some evidence about a judge’s past in order to ensure that Fitz’s tighter gun-control legislation did not get completely destroyed. Unfortunately, the death of the judge later (a suicide) puts the blood firmly all over David’s hands.

As for the Mellie story, let’s just say that this was all kinds of sad. She put so much time and energy into trying to be detective for a headline-news case, and she even organized a meeting with some of the top people in Washington to discuss her theories. Unfortunately for her, the case was resolved a little earlier in the day, so all of her work was basically for nothing.

As for Olivia Pope, most of the story for her was spent watching her trying to keep her head above water. things were falling apart around her courtesy of OPA’s continued struggles, and also her non-relationship with Jake. At first, he was understandably reluctant to dine with Olivia and Rowan, but he eventually changed his mind … mostly to out that Rowan was the killer of Harrison, and that he had to leave as soon as possible to the island.

This episode suffered at times from being a little too all-over-the-place, but you can still rejoice that this was still “Scandal.” Sometimes, being this show with all of its gravitas is enough, and Shonda Rhimes still knows how to surprise. Grade: B-.

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