Here at EW, we have a new weekly series in which we — and readers — weigh in on ways to rehab much-maligned characters on some of our favorite shows.
I’ll admit, I was a little late to the Scandal train. This past May, however, I decided to take the plunge and, man oh man, can I just say that life can be separated into two factions: pre-Scandal and post-Scandal.
Forget Revenge — Scandal is the definition of a guilty-pleasure soap. Just thinking about it right now makes me feel giddy. I went through the first two seasons in two days (the first season is only seven episodes, so I’m not that much of a loser) and couldn’t stop telling everyone I know/have ever met (and complete strangers) that they need to start watching this show like right now. “Well, what happens?” You know what happens? EVERYTHING. Assassination attempts, murder, Monica Lewinsky-esque shenanigans, sexy time with the PRESIDENT (who looks like a Ralph Lauren model), fraud, fake miscarriages, bombs, the CIA, awesome characters and Kerry Washington in the best wardrobe of all time. Seriously, you’ll be watching an episode and your jaw will hit the floor and you’ll go “Oh wow, what a great episode” and then you check the time and it’s ONLY BEEN 10 MINUTES.
OK, I’m obviously a fan. I find this show pretty perfect in its ridiculousness, but there is one character who desperately needs some help. Whenever I watch Scandal and see Quinn Perkins/Lindsay Dwyer (played by the very talented Katie Lowes), I can’t help but want to punch her in the face (that’s reasonable, right?), so let’s get to the bottom of it and figure out some solutions:
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