22 posts tagged Alissa
You know Gladiators are always up for more Scandal scoop. Anything to tide us over until next week? –Miranda
When I chatted up Joshua Malina at the Saks event this week, he described David’s dynamic with Olivia as now being “cautious friendship.” And as for David’s larger Season 3 purpose, he said that five episodes in, he has yet to see it quite crystallize. “I’ve argued a very important case — I think I can say that — and I’ve had a bit of the, ‘We’re friends/No, we’re on opposite sides of an issue’ thing with Olivia,” he shared. “It feels like their earlier dynamic.”
I know Brenda Song is currently on Fox’s new comedy Dads, but any chance she’ll reappear on Scandal? –Donna
Malina also told me that Song has yet to reprise her role as Alissa in Season 3 – “Dads has kept her from us” – but, he notes, “I have yelled to her off-camera.”
Scandal season 2 deleted scene featuring Harrison x Alissa from 2x13 “Nobody Likes Babies”
I ship is so hard!
Scandal Season 2 Deleted Scene - Harrison and Alissa
As SCANDAL exploded in popularity last season, it became very apparent that due to the “WTF is going on?!” nature of the show — and how drastically the storylines could alter from one episode to the next — there was very little the actors could actually tease about what was to come without giving away too much spoilery goodness.
So it’s no surprise that when I caught up with SCANDAL star Guillermo Diaz (Huck) earlier this week, he was mum about how his character would handle Olivia being outed as the President’s mistress when the show resumes for season 3.
“I can’t really say how he’s handling it, because that would be revealing too much,” teased Diaz. “They still have that fierce loyalty to each other. He’s not judging anybody; he’s not judging her or anybody else. That’s the great thing about Pope & Associates: they’ve all done really bad things and really great things, and none of them are in a place to judge, and they’re all in it together. They all have each other’s backs.”
However, Diaz was able to share that season 3 will once again dive into Huck’s past…and he’ll be dealing with the ramifications of enabling Quinn’s newfound love of torture.
“We’re going to see a flashback episode with Huck,” Diaz said. “So we’re going to see more homeless Huck. And we’re going to get more information about what his relationship was like with Olivia in the past. That’s really exciting. We’re going to see Huck struggling that he feels like he created a monster with Quinn. She’s really liking this torture thing, and Huck is feeling like, ‘What have I done? Can I fix this? Is she going to be able to come back from the dark world that I taught her, that I’ve opened up to her?’ And that’s what he’s dealing with in the first few episodes.”
But will diving back into Huck’s past perhaps lead him to his wife, Kim (played by Jasika Nicole), and son…whom he isn’t quite sure are truly real?
“I have no idea; we only know what we’re shooting,” Diaz explained. “We’re shooting episode two right now. I would hope so. I would love that. And I think the audience would love that. They’re constantly asking me [if Nicole will return]. I can’t imagine they wouldn’t at some point.”
In the meantime, Diaz admitted he does wonder what Huck’s (eventual) reunion with his family might be like.
“For them to interact in the present, oh, that would be exciting,” he said. “I do [think about the reunion]. And it makes me excited…I just feel so blessed to be able to play all these situations on this show that [SCANDAL creator] Shonda Rhimes is writing. As an actor, it’s such a dream, I’m so fortunate.”
Yes to Guillermo’s cheerleading for Jasika Nicole! I NEED more Huck and Kim in the new season. That relationship was so beautifully played by both of them in “752.” And I want to see little Javi growing up!
I love Shonda for highlighting awesome actors of color in small but pivotal guest roles, like Jasika, Brenda Song (need more Alyssa in S3!), and the ever-larger role played by Joe Morton. Whom I love. As is evidenced by the fact that every time I mention him, it ends with exclamations of that love. Because I love him.
^^^ This! I love me some Joe Morton too. And Shonda needs to please save Brenda Song from the racist stereotype-trafficking disaster that is “Dads”.
Yes to Brenda Song! I loved her as Alyssa!
David and Alyssa should have hooked up. They had way more chemistry than him and Abby.
Hmm, actually, I think Alyssa can do better. I want to see her with Harrison. Can you just imagine? She’s be sarcastic and spirited and he’d be suave and flawless. It would be everything!
I think during season 1 it woulda made more sense for it to happen but now that he’s been with Abby I don’t know if I would want it.
Harrison and Alyssa would be interesting. Honestly, at this point I want the boy to just get laid (on screen) lol
^^^ Commentary!!! #TEAMHARISSA4THEWIN
Brenda Song - FOX Summer TCA All-Star Party in West Hollywood 8/1/13
#Scandal, S02E22: Since David got his come-up, we hope that he gave his former colleague a come-up, too. Never forget the people who stood by your side through the dark times, David. You owe those people when the tide turns back in your favor.
You ain’t know? He brought Alissa up with him when he got that cushy new position. More of Brenda Song, please!!
I can’t wait to see more of her one-liners, she and David have a great dynamic.
I’m looking forward to more of her in season 3. Her one-liners are quite entertaining!
scandal + colours
Bitches be crazy!
relevant to things…
Yes…quite relevant LMAO! I want her back. I repeat! I want her back!
I second this! Alissa needs to come back to the Scandalverse!
Favorite #Scandal moments - Recurring guest stars hands down made the Scandal experience quite memorable. These actors added much depth to the storyline, didn’t they? With these recurring guest stars, you could hate to love them or love to hate them or simply love them! Happy #ScandalAnniversary
According to Good Morning Washington anchor Cynne Simpson, Harrison Wright falls in love with a Pope & Associates colleague.
Get ready, Gladiators, get ready!
Side note: Do you all think it’s Abby Whelan???? Peep the photo Cynne Simpson tweeted! (If this is spoiler scoop is true, didn’t we ALL call this from the start? Get ready for some Abbison action this season! Do you all think it’s Olivia Pope??)
Sound Off Gladiators!!!
Damn… It might be Abby. *shrugs* I just want to see this man half nekkid.
It could be Quinn too! Quinnson. Bottom line: We will find out once he buys that OPA colleague dinner! Remember what he told Quinn last season.
Receipts for Quinnson:
Receipts for Abbison:
(GIF H/T: juliannamargulies )
Receipts for Harrison + Liv:
From E’s Spoiler Chat
Meg: Scandal just keeps getting better and better, but I’d love to see Harrison get a love interest! What’s coming up for him?
Why don’t we just let the very attractive and charming Columbus Short field this one himself? “Harrison is a very interesting person. Does he have a love life in a romantic sense? No. But he has a very distinct love life with Olivia, with Abby, with Quinn,” he says. “Abby and Harrison have this relationship that has grown into something truly special and it grows into something tremendously special and complicated. Abby always questions Olivia and Harrison has this loyalty to Olivia that is unbreakable—that becomes a really big element.” Take from that what you will!
LOLOLOL all these damn receipts! we shall see!
Plot twist: Alissa joins OPA.
(I do secretly ship Olivia and Harrison, though. I like how it complicates things and explains why he doesn’t seem to date. Harrison loving Liv from afar = now everybody’s lovelife officially sucks, while making things nice and murky.)
Harrison with Alissa?? I can see this!
These amazing characters is the reason why you gotta love Scandal. You just gotta root for them!