'Scandal' recap: 'The Testimony of Diego Munoz'

March 13, 2015 2:05 PM

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After last week’s dip into a ripped-from-the-headlines story line, Scandal returns to its narrative meat and potatoes: high-tension theatrics and general paranoia. This episode is still, in many ways, the first after Olivia’s adventures in being a terrorist hostage. It also happens to be roughly the halfway point of the season. After the high stakes of the past few episodes, this one comes in lower key, more table setting for the rest of the season than anything else. The problem comes in that nothing in this episode actually warrants the tension that is built up around it.

On one side, David Rosen is holding what is known, thanks to Aaron Sorkin, as a Big Block of Cheese Day, wherein various marginal members of the public get access to high-ranking members of the government. A woman comes in with a pile of files and tells Rosen she wants to bring charges against B613 ...

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