(The Root) — Last night was an ode to four powerful, intelligent black women — real and fictional. First lady Michelle Obama, Cloud Atlas star Halle Berry and R&B singer Ciara visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! Plus, Olivia Pope did her thing in the West Wing on Scandal. Just politics (and show biz) as usual over there.
Scandal (Thursday, 10 p.m. ET; ABC)
“If you’re young and hot and men like talking to you, you’re on the list.” –Olivia
Highlight: So apparently all it took to break down the barriers between first lady Mellie and Olivia (Kerry Washington) was a common goal to get their minds off their common lover. When a college student who is also a secret sex blogger is killed, Mellie and Liv join forces to make an example of her murder. In reality, Olivia is trying to satisfy her client and Mellie is vying for Fitz’s attention, but whatever; it’s close enough to a common goal.
But it seems like Fitz is done with both of them.
Remember at the beginning of the season when those murders had been pinned on Quinn? Well, they have something to do with a guy named Hollis Doyle. And guess who’s having a meeting with him behind the president’s back? Olivia and Mellie. Juicy.
Watch it here.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (Thursday, 12 a.m. ET; ABC)
“Despite the fact that she spent most of the last four years trying to replace our corndogs with cauliflower, our first guest is one of the most popular women in the world.” –Jimmy Kimmel