Every 'Scandal' reference made on 'Trophy Wife'

On Tuesday night’s Trophy Wife, Diane (Marcia Gay Harden) found herself channeling Olivia Pope in order to help Kate (Malin Ackerman) deal with a PTA problem.

EW had a sneak peek of the episode earlier this week, but even we couldn’t have predicted all the Scandal goodness peppered throughout the half-hour. So Wednesday morning, we decided to do a breakdown of every single reference.

It’s pretty safe to say the show’s homage to Olivia Pope and Associates was handled perfectly.

Silk pajamas and wine
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Bowl of snack food. It should have been popcorn, since Olivia Pope would never risk getting powdered cheese on her silks — but I’ll excuse the oversight.
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“Tell me everything you know.”
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Scandal-paced instructions. My fave? “Claudia’s husband, look up Tony Goldwyn’s filmography online. I know he’s been in something, and it’s driving me crazy.”
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Sleuthing. Kate was totally doing her best Season 1 Quinn.
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“We need more.”
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Informative close-ups.
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The wall. (Mind you, with no dead bodies.)
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Partially obstructed camera shots.
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Gladiator trench. It doesn’t look Burberry, but it’ll do. Also, Claudia was the Abby. I don’t think there was a Huck, which was probably for the best. Torture doesn’t exactly scream “family comedy” to me.
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The park bench meet-up
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A dimly lit confrontation.
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“It’s handled”
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Jazzy snaps!
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Did I miss any?


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