Awaiting New Scandal Season: What we’re looking for

by Krystal Glass

Awaiting New Scandal Season: What we’re looking forOne of the hottest and highest rated shows on TV is hands-down Scandal. Since the creation of Scandal the craze has yet to die down, rightfully so, the scenes are vivid, the passion is intense, and Kerry Washington’s wardrobe is *everything*!

With the show on pause until its new season airs this fall, many fans are left on the edge of their seat waiting for the new scandal to unfold.

As things heat up between Olivia and Fitz, some loyal fans may begin to notice Scandal is approaching its 3rd season and every single character in Olivia Pope’s firm has had some form of a relationship with a love interest except….Harrison (Columbus Short).

Episode after episode there’s been no sign or indication that Harrison will have a love-life. Some speculate he will be gay, others have their fingers crossed in hopes that he and Olivia will strike a flame, but many are left wondering where’s the love for Harrison…

  • yes maam

    I believe Harrison is secretly in love with Liv.. The dude is so protective of her I would not be surprised if they end up being related. Idk whats going to happen, but I am gagging at the end scene of seson 2 ugh!

  • Pat

    I’m looking forward to seeing who is going to play Olivia’s mom

  • p

    Lynn Whitfield?

  • Sonia

    It should be Phylicia Rashad

  • donnadara

    I read somewhere it was going to be Angela Bassett. But you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. :)

  • ImJustSaying

    The running list over at is
    Phylicia Rashad
    Lynn Whitfield
    S. Epatha Merkenson
    CCH Pounder
    Jennifer Lewis
    Angela Basset
    Jasmyn Guy

    My vote is for CCH Pounder

  • Guest1234

    I just started watching Scandal. And, while I generally find it enjoyable, I think the buzz/obsession surrounding this show is getting a bit out of hand.

    It’s just a TV show. Isn’t it? I mean, I’ve come across countless postings/articles around the world drawing detailed conclusions about slavery, interracial relationships, black women, space aliens, and everything else from it. It ain’t anywhere near that deep.

    So, now that the season is over, we’re starting in on articles/postings anticipating next season? Really? Already? This is the umpteenth article I’ve seen around the web that’s on to post-Scandal obsession. I mean, damn! Mad Men fans aren’t even this die hard. Does this seem strange to anyone else? Are we black web surfers ever going to get a break? Or am I doomed to be consistently hit over the head about it in perpetuity? Let me miss the show before we start in with the overkill. Dang.

  • donnadara

    Jennifer Lewis is too “sistergirl.” And I just don’t think Jasmine Guy is a good enough actress. I’d be happy with any of the others.

  • Ashley

    not sure if serious.

  • Purple Rain

    O_o that’s a bit of a reach….

  • SayWhat

    What?!!! So now it’s rape to be in a relationship with someone who is your superior? That makes no sense.
    Scandal is a celebrated show with a beautiful, intelligent black woman in a lead role and it will stay that way regardless of how you feel about it.

  • RenJennM

    Lovvvveeee the show! Can’t wait for the new season. :-)

    My personal favorite character is ‘Huck’. He’s one of the best actors on there and is probably the most complex character as well. I love watching his stories unfold. And of course, just like all of the other sistahs, I love me some Columbus Short (‘Harrison’). But I’ve been on his wave since the movie, “Stomp The Yard”, so he’s nothing new to me.

    Just like some of ya’ll mentioned, I also think ‘Harrison’ has feelings for ‘Liv’. So, instead of having a love interest, his love for her will probably be revealed instead.

    What I love about this show is that no one is all squeaky-clean perfect. All of them are flawed — just like real human beings. We may despise them one minute and empathize with them the next. For example, I can’t stand ‘Hollis’, but he is hilarious and not [entirely] evil. Same with Liv: I adore her fabulousness and admire her brilliance, but she’s often pretty stupid. The layers within each character, as well as the dialogue and story arcs, really make this show interesting.

  • talaktochoba

    well, this is a new one…”layers” in soft porn;

    there is nothing romantic about repeated superior subordinate office rape or mindless promiscuity or homosexuals pretending to be adoptive parents;

    and those who dismiss this as just a TV show, don’t expect ANY man to have much respect for you in the real world if this is all you can rave about;

  • talaktochoba

    yes, it is most definitely rape when a superior has sex with a subordinate in the office, because the subordinate has absolutely no say in the relationship and is subject to being fired the moment she closes her legs;

    there is absolutely NOTHING beautiful and intelligent about that–and compounded with her crawling under anything white in pants, yet rejecting the honest, level relationship a black man offers her–now THERE’S something you need to fantasise about–reduces the whole premise to porn and her character to a common whore…oh, i’m sorry, First Whore;

  • SayWhat

    You just cheapened both the word rape and sexual harassment. Just as there are real life instances of rape, there are plenty of real life instances of women being attracted to men in powerful positions.
    Remember the whole David Letterman debacle? they were ready to turn that into a sexual harassment frenzy until the women made it known that they were attracted to him and the position that he holds. Olivia Pope is attracted to a powerful man and is having sex with him, that is not rape, that is chemistry.

    It’s obvious you have a problem with black women being in interracial relationships… may want to fill up on those blood pressure medications because the number of black women in interracial relationships is increasing, still doesn’t match that of black men (i’m sure that makes you happier), but it is increasing……so there.

  • nenointhecity

    Harrison’s personality is soooo dry though. Lol

  • guest

    Thank you soooooooo much!

  • m

    @SayWhat- Black women have been having sex with white men for 400 years. I think black men are used to it.

  • talaktochoba

    sex is one thing, but rape is quite another,and that is precisely what this show celebrates; black women have been getting raped by white men for over 400 years just like Jefferson did Sally, and thankfully today black men will no longer stand for it, any more than we will black women being dehumanised into whores, sexual tools, oversexed animals–because we are not;

  • RenJennM

    LOL! Am I supposed to take this comment seriously? This was pretty funny.

  • RenJennM

    Really? I think Harrison is just cool and sharp, and he cracks a witty joke at least once or twice per episode. If you mean “dry” as in dry humor, then I got you. But if you meant “dry” as in boring, then… I totally don’t get it. lol But to each its own, I guess.

  • RenJennM

    CCH Pounder would be a great choice, but that’s more so if they decided to make Liv’s mother a strong woman. We’ve already been introduced to Liv’s father, who’s totally wrapped up in the underbelly of politics and military and seems pretty intense as a person. It’d be interesting if her mother was the exact opposite… or maybe used to be strong but became broken somehow (maybe a goon that had it out for Liv’s father got to her or something… I don’t know). It’d be even more interesting if Liv’s mother died when she was really young. But regardless, CCH Pounder really would be a great choice.

  • BrownandBeautiful

    I just have to ask: when it comes to Fitz, are ya’ll Team Liv or Team Mellie?

  • talaktochoba

    and when men use you like a spittoon, like the First Whore, are you lol then, RenJenn?

  • http://. Tara

    CCH Pounder is a total class act. The world needs 2 see the classy black woman in the media.

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