The song: The Album Leaf, “The Light”
The episode: ”Grant: For the People” (107)
The hook: The San Diego alternative outfit’s 2006 track threaded throughout the desire-laden last two episodes of Scandal‘s abbreviated first season. Oscillating between past and present, the song underscored a key moment of sexual tension between Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her boss Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn), soon to be the President of the United States. The undulating instrumental’s chill vibe played subtly under four different scenes, shifting to complement the push-and-pull dynamics between Liv and Fitz. It was a deliciously understated yet ever-present expression of their dips and peaks, their years of mutual longing.
Watch it! Get our your fans and your tissues as the desperate longing begins at 20:26 on Scandal‘s Hulu. Liv and Fitz weren’t the only ones with something to hide. See which other character lived up to the show’s name in Mandi Bierly’s recap.
Mandi’s recap: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/05/17/scandal-season-finale-react-quin/
Scandal’s Hulu: http://www.hulu.com/watch/359896/scandal-the-trail#s-p1-so-i0
Thoughts: I’m loving all the latest #Scandal promo and I especially enjoy that the media’s picked up on their theme song! I love how EW pointed out whether this song plays it symbolizes their sexual tension! ;) <3 infinity! Do you agree with @EW?