This weekend I caught up on the last couple of episodes of Scandal that I’ve missed. This show has so many twists and turns. I’m on the edge of my seat after every episode!

James, Cyrus’ husband, is now the Chief White House Correspondent for a huge newspaper. This has caused a great amount of tension amongst the couple. Their first press conference together was quite awkward.

James ends up writing a front page article about Hollis Doyle, quoting a private conversation between him and Cyrus. Not only is Cyrus upset about being mentioned in the article, but he now is concerned about James’ safety. Hollis Doyle doesn’t seem to be one to mess with. Cyrus pulls out some crocodile tears and convinces James not to write about Doyle anymore.

As a reporter, James now works in the same place as his husband, but on opposing sides practically. To me, that seems like it would be a conflict of interest. Then James writes an article quoting a “Senior White House Executive.” He was having a conversation in his bed with his husband, Cyrus. Although they are the same person, the quoted information wasn’t given to him as a reporter. I think James was wrong for quoting him, despite what it may have added to his front page story.

Cyrus is interfering with James’ career because he doesn’t want anymore light shined on Hollis Doyle. The more that is revealed about him could expose their involvement, along with other characters of the show. The seriousness of their involvement hasn’t been revealed completely. It will be interesting to see how the story unfolds in the following episodes.

 

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