If Kerry Washington knew that ‘Scandal’ would be held from the Fall schedule over her pregnancy, she certainly proved her acting prowess on Jimmy Kimmel, where she was joined by Shonda Rhimes for a will-Olivia-Pope-Be-Pregnant Q & A. This is a surprising move, but perhaps it reflects Washington’s desire for maternity leave. You won’t see any tears from The Dishmaster, though. Scandal has become far too dark for my enjoyment as of late. It’s tough to root for completely evil, sociopaths who show zero signs of remorse. In short, Washington still speaks to her father, who killed the President’s son, and she’s currently pursuing a man that killed his wife’s father for the inheritance. If there’s any attempt to justify that behavior with “he was following orders to save his own life,” that would indeed be the Nuremberg Defense, and it was dismissed in Nazi Germany.
“Isaiah is a person that we all love and have loved for a very long time. I feel like there have been a lot of people that have been like, ‘How can you do this?’ And I feel very strongly and fully believe in people’s ability to grow and change and learn from their mistakes and when they know better, to do better. If people don’t think that, over the course of seven years, it’s possible for a human being to change, then there really is no future for the human race at all.” Series creator Shonda Rhimes, on Isaiah Washington’s return to Grey’s Anatomy after his much-publicized exit from the show. Watch Washington’s beautiful chemistry with Sandra Oh below.
This news is devastating. Sandra Oh has officially declared her decision to leave Grey’s Anatomy when her contract expires at the end the upcoming season. Oh is an original cast member, and in my humble opinion — is the heart of the show. Her acting skills caught my attention in ‘Sideways,’ and she’s since solidified her chops with a character that is both strong and vulnerable, a delicate balance that only the best can achieve. Click HERE to read what series creator Shonda Rimes had to say about her departure, and watch the clip below to see Sandra Oh at her best.