• Ron Tom/ABC


    Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    The ‘Scandal’ finale was a non-stop onslaught of twists and turns and utter insanity. It was also the show's most exciting, craziest episode to date. [WARNING: SPOILERS]

    “My mother blew up the church that almost cost you the presidency.”

    Guys, this show. This exhausting, out-of-its-mind, gloriously brave show, which dares to serve up lines like that with a straight face, like it’s not off its damn rocker. Lines that should cause us to do a spit-take they are so blessedly insane, but instead actually almost move us to tears. It takes nerve to put dialogue like that on air, or plots like the ones that assaulted us all during Scandal's season three finale Thursday night—an episode featuring a bombing, two murders, dozens of betrayals, and enough sordid family drama to make the Lannisters over in Westeros whisper to each other, “Those guys have issues…”

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    Affairs of the Heart

    The Season of the Mistress

    From "Scandal" 's climactic finale to the new ABC show "Mistresses," other women are back with a vengeance on our TVs. Sophia Nelson on why she's sick of the myth of the mistress.

    A mistress never is nor can be a friend. While you agree, you are lovers; and when it is over, anything but friends. —Lord Byron

    The introductory promo for ABC’s hot new dramatic summer series, Mistresses, promises: Attraction. Passion. Deception. It further promises to deliver a “provocative and thrilling drama about the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery.” Okay. So sleeping with married men (and in this case, married women) is now a pathway to self-discovery? Oy vey! What are we coming to?