Scandal

Scandal

The Complete Fifth Season

DVD - 2016
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The Oval Office is up for grabs, and none of the players are playing nice, including Olivia Pope, who now realizes she can never be content as a wifely First Lady. Domestic bliss pales in comparison with holding the reins of the highest office in the land, so when faced with a chance to wield unrivaled influence at any cost, will she continue to wear the white hat, or prove that she is, indeed, her father's daughter?

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

(after finishing their burger-and-fries meal at Gettysburger on a date)
"That was ... incredible."
"What do you think their secret sauce is made out of?"
"Crack. I think it's made out of crack."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"Hearing my husband say that... it made my blood boil. Here he was, putting his life at risk so American businessmen could line their pockets. I wanted to say something, voice my rage, tell my husband to get the hell out of there... but I didn't. I bit my tongue because we are not our husbands' keepers. 14 hours later, a Taliban sniper put a bullet through my husband's neck, severed his carotid artery, killed him almost instantly. I didn't blame the shooter. I didn't even blame the government or the energy companies. I blamed myself. I had an opinion, and I didn't voice it. I kept my mouth shut, and I swore that day that I would never again be silent. I became a United States Senator, I became the Vice President of the United States of America, and I plan to become the President of the United States, because no, we are not our husbands' keepers, but maybe we should be America's. Next question."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"He didn't know how to stand on his own two feet. I mean, I saw the potential. We all saw it. But I had to work at it. I held his hand, I fluffed, I bled, & I got nothing in return. Except for you. You showed up. I wasn't devastated, Olivia, or numb or empty. I was deserving. I deserved you. I was a 37-year-old governor's wife with two kids, & that was all. I was somebody's wife & somebody's mother. Not my own anything. I deserved you. I warranted you. I justified you. I had lost myself, & in return, I got you. You are my retribution. And it was humiliating. I couldn't even hate you. I couldn't even pretend to. I hated myself. But then I turned a corner. It was quick. Effortless, really. You had become the beautiful kept thing he lusted after. Where you went, he went. Which meant that I suddenly had space. I had air of my own that I could breathe, time to think & plan, & I started liking myself again because I was alone & I was relieved. And I was free. Freedom, baby."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"I used to wonder if it was all men or just Fitz that sucked the life out of you. Now, I think it's all the powerful men. They've been told their whole lives they deserve everything, that they should have everything, and it makes them so weak. They think that everything belongs to them by default, and if they don't get it, they just fall apart."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"Truth is, I was glad you were there. You were a good mistress. Probably a great one. You know what I mean?"
"Well, I am an overachiever. Once I put my mind to something, I commit."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"You placed Olivia in a dangerous position. You outed her. You thought, by throwing me out of the White House and moving her in, you'd be making this grand gesture. Finally, she wouldn't be just a mistress anymore. But the minute she stepped foot through these doors, the minute she moved in here, she became what we all become when we live here. And what is that? Yes, a statue. Inhuman. Discussed from every angle, viewed, exposed. She's not just a mistress now. She's America's mistress."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

"You're the biggest b*tch I know. Don't tell me you can't do this."

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britprincess1ajax
Aug 06, 2016

SCANDAL hits some dark notes this season. As Olivia Pope recovers from the trauma of last season, she, Abby, Cyrus, and the rest of the gang find themselves thrown behind candidates in, first, a primary campaign, and then a presidential election campaign. Everyone finds themselves hitting their limits, doing unspeakable things that they never thought they were capable of doing. As always, Olivia is dealing with her father, coping with his voice in the back of her head, and she finds herself trading in her gladiator suit for a black hat more than once. Mirroring much of the insanity that plagues America with the current presidential campaign between Don and Hil, there are definite parallels as a number of the characters we love and some we love to hate throw their hat in the ring. My only complaint this season is that Olivia is becoming very unlikable. In her own personal struggle to appear less vulnerable, she becomes thirsty for power and becomes increasingly thoughtless and arrogant. I don't like that side of her, watching her abandon her values and her friends to fulfill only her selfish desires. I appreciate that she had to deal with a lot of twisted things and that it is far more realistic for her to go down this path; regardless, I prefer the altruistic side of her. Other than that, this fifth season was solid with lots of change occurring. Never boring, I would recommend the fifth season of SCANDAL.

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Aug 06, 2016

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