(The Root) — Thursday was a wild day in politics — both real and fictional. Olivia Pope’s whole world imploded, and Mitt Romney’s probably did, too, both for reasons that had everything to do with POTUS. Plus: Nas and Anthony Hamilton took the stage on Conan.
Scandal (Thursday, 10 p.m. ET; ABC)
“This whole house of cards will come tumbling down.” –Hollis Doyle
“I just don’t want to go.” –Mellie
Highlight: Woah. It really hit the fan on last night’s Scandal. David has been conspiring against Olivia all season. We all know that. But we didn’t know his crazy behind was actually onto something. When he gives Cyrus’ journalist husband, James, his findings — it’s on. David’s theory is that voting machines in Defiance, Ohio, were rigged to get Fitz into office. James does a little digging and learns that this is absolutely, completely and 100 percent true. And that guy everyone has been meeting with? Hollis Doyle? He’s starting to ask the team to push his agenda. And he’s not being very polite about it.
When Olivia gets her very honest boyfriend, Edison, appointed as House majority leader, Hollis is really tight. He know his shady dealings won’t be moving very far if he has to work with Edison.
Oh, and Quinn is starting to piece together her story, even if we’re all still incredibly confused. Just when we thought we couldn’t take any more controversy or drama, somebody pops a cap in Fitz! And right after Mellie gave him a warning, too. Jeez. It’s almost too much scandal to handle.
Watch the whole mess here.
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Thursday, 11 p.m. ET; Comedy Central)
“Obama couldn’t have met the guy at a restaurant? Had to make him come to the White House? That’s some cold brew.” –Jon Stewart
“Oh, you worked so hard for seven years, and you got to the door and you were just about to knock and go in, and they say, Sorry, motherf–ker!'” –Jon Stewart
Highlight: What would you do to be a fly on the wall of the Romney-Obama lunch? Or even a bug crawling on the ground outside? Well, maybe you’d catch Romney arriving at the White House Coming to America style. Or maybe you’d catch President Obama gloating a little.
|The Daily Show with Jon Stewart||Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Mitt Romney’s White House Lunch|
Conan (Thursday, 11 p.m. ET; TBS)
“You gain your life just to lose your soul, never thinking twice bout what the future holds.” –Anthony Hamilton
Highlight: On last night’s Conan, Nas performed “World’s an Addiction,” from his album Life Is Good. The song features Anthony Hamilton, and between Nas’ powerful lyrical skills and Hamilton’s powerful, soulful voice, we can call it a hit.
On Monday we watched catfights on RHOA, mob battles on Boardwalk Empire and LaDonna fight for survival on Treme. Read more: Black TV Watch: Chalky’s Got Nucky’s Back.
Tuesday we (re)introduced you to our favorite people who don’t know how to act: Shekinah of T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, who takes an etiquette lesson; the Game, who is currently planning his wedding to his baby moms; and the ladies of Basketball Wives LA, who never, ever, ever know how to behave. Read more: Black TV Watch: Shekinah Learns Some Manners?
On Wednesday we found out that Keyshia and Daniel have apparently fallen back in love, and Mike Tyson took over Kimmel, talking about his new one-man show. We predict that it will be just as crazy as he is. Read more: Black TV Watch: Mike Tyson Talks Broadway on ‘Kimmel.’
On Thursday, newly weekly-TV-show host T.J. Holmes talked about the epidemic of violence in Chicago, and Wanda Sykes lightened things up for us a little on Leno. Read more: Black TV Watch: Talking Chicago Violence on ‘Don’t Sleep!’
Celeste Little is an editorial intern at The Root.