#Hi Gladiators have you all recovered from the NEW “A Woman Scorned” promo trailer yet? The promo trailer* for “A Woman Scorned” delivered on many great Scandal moments to look forward to. Let the fun countdown for episode 2x20 begin, NOW! (Did I mention that Tony Goldwyn directed this episode?!) Get ready, Gladiators! Get. Ready.
As always Gladiators…
Transcript: The promo trailer opens up with Fitz leaning up against the desk in the Oval Office looking at Olivia Pope and it was at this precise moment that I hit the pause button to absorb that image in for reasons. (Look at him. I mean look at him!)
But then I realize I must continue on with the Decoding* so I hit the play button! (*Shout-out to Derryl!)
Mellie: Tell Fitz he has 36 hours to recommit himself to his wife and children.
Cyrus: She needs to be courted with.
Fitz: No. I’m calling Mellie’s bluff.
Olivia: What do you want?
Cyrus to Mellie: What if I can get rid of Olivia Pope?
Olivia: Your wife is about to explode and you’re worrying about getting your mistress back?
Cyrus: Tenfold, sir.
Mellie: I’m saying my husband had an extra martial affair on national television!
Initial Reaction to this promo trailer:
(GIF H/T: kronosinasuit)
There are NO words!
A Woman Scorned Episode Press Release
THE GLADIATORS GET CLOSER TO LEARNING THE IDENTITY OF THE MOLE, ON ABC’S “SCANDAL” Tony Goldwyn Directs “A Woman Scorned” – The team continue their investigation into the mole and make a shocking discovery in the process. Meanwhile Fitz orders Jake to continue to protect Olivia, who is still very much in danger, and back at the White House Mellie’s ultimatum forces Cyrus into the role of “fixer.” “A Woman Scorned” was written by Zahir McGhee and directed by Tony Goldwyn.
I have my popcorn and wine ready for this Olitz moment:
What We DO Know About #Scandal220:
Fitz has his SSA men at Olivia’s apartment…
Huck is alright…
The Shade While Smiling is in full effect…
This on set moment of Tony Goldwyn in the Oval made into the promo trailer
All of this Scandalous scoop from TV Guide Magazine (the Fan Favorite Issue)
Fans can’t get enough of this hyper-addictive drama’s web of political intrigue and illicit romance. And tonight’s not-to-be missed episode, directed by leading man Tony Goldwyn, promises plenty of both. “It’s pretty intense,” says Goldwyn, who plays President Fitzgerald Grant, a man crazy in love with crisis manager Olivia Pope (Fan Favorite actress Kerry Washington), though he’s still married to fearsome First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young). “And it rocks your socks.”
That’s because the Liv-Fitz-Mellie mess takes center stage, with POTUS making a major decision that will have consequences not only for the trio but also for the entire nation, “Really big stuff goes down at the White House,” Goldwyn teases. “And a big aspect that is the ticking bomb that is Mellie.” The First Lady, says executive producer Betsy Beers, is a strong, ambitious woman who had political aspirations of her own: “She gave up a lot to be with the man she loves. And, in a weird way, all she’s gotten in return is disappointment and rejection. So you shouldn’t underestimate her.”
Or, for that matter, series creator Shonda Rhimes. “Where we end this episode,” says Washington of the closing moments’ shocking twits, “I was like, “This isn’t the season finale? Because this feels like a season finale!”
Which can only mean that the actual finale on May 16, will dial the crazy up to 11. “Our goal was to explode all expectations,” Rhimes says. “You’re gonna spend a lot of time gasping for air.” Gladiators, you’ve been warned!
Tony Goldwyn said this:
What Olivia Pope wore in the promo trailer matches this outfit from the On The Red Carpet interview…
Abby filmed a scene with Jake Ballard…
There was a epic Olivia Pope fitting…
Table Read Reaction:
Tony Goldwyn had a blast directing this episode: (He even directed OPA. Peep all the tweets!)
Cast having fun on set:
Then there’s this…
More Cast/ On Set Tweet Fun:
More Tweet On Set Fun:
While shooting #Scanal220
There will be a Cyrus and James love scene heating up our TV screens…
On “Scandal,” there will be an upcoming love scene between the two men, in episodes “19 or 20,” she says. And there was one scene where the two men had to get completely naked because Cyrus thought James was wearing a wire. But no one had a stroke.
MELLIE IS NOT WEARING HER SIGNATURE PEARLS!! SHE’S OUT, YA’LL!!!
Frame by Frame Screenshots:
Bring it May 2nd! BRING IT ON! #GladiatorOvation to you if you made it to this point of this long post!