As the cast of Felicity took the stage at the Paramount Theatre for the 20-year reunion at the ATX Television Festival, the memorable, comforting theme song (which was not sung by star Amy Jo Johnson, despite what the CD liner notes say) echoed through the sold-out audience. Fans of the then-WB channel, angsty college drama welcomed stars Keri Russell, Scott Speedman, Scott Foley, Tangi Miller, Amanda Foreman, Ian Gomez, Greg Grunberg, Rob Benedict, Amy Jo Johnson, and…
White hats on, gladiators: “Scandal” is back for it's seventh, and final, season — and Olivia Pope is doing what she does best: being the boss.
Warning: This post contains spoilers for the “They All Bow Down” episode of Scandal. Where in the world of Scandal was Jake Ballard on the night of the presidential election? Tonight’s episode finally put the spotlight on the VP candidate, who was suspiciously missing when his ticket’s opponent, Francisco Vargas, was assassinated.
White hat, or black hat — which one is Jake Ballard wearing this season on Scandal? Every new episode this season has revealed new information about the various players’ involvement in the assassination of presidential election winner Francisco Vargas, and now it’s Jake’s turn. As star Scott Foley pointed out to Yahoo TV, the vice presidential candidate went missing after the election results were announced.
At the scary-fun time of year symbolized by jack-o’-lanterns, black cats, and witches, it’s easy to forget that the latter have a serious backstory. Part of that comes from the infamous Salem Witch Trials that took place in colonial Massachusetts in 1692. Two hundred people were wrongly accused of witchcraft — 20 of them were executed — based on flimsy or absolutely no solid evidence. It was such a dark spot in American history that Massachusetts formally apologized for the events in 1957.
On this day in 1998, Felicity, the saga of the NYU student with the most sympathetic hair in prime-time, premiered on the WB (remember the WB?). Caught between two dudes — mumbly swimmer Ben (Scott Speedman) and anger-managing mope Noel (Scott Foley) — Felicity captured the attention of an intense cult audience that, female and male, identified with her Innocent Adrift In The Big City tribulations. By the time of the second-season premiere — in which Felicity shocked fans by entering a barber shop in lower Manhattan’s Astor Place to chop off her signature, voluminous crinkle-’do — Felicity had slowly but steadily become an obsession for a certain segment of America.