Tonight’s Scandal season 3 episode titled “A Door Marked Exit” sent the show off for 2013 and definitely lived up to expectations.

Last week’s episode ended with Vice President Sally killing her husband who had had an affair with Cyrus’ husband. We also saw Olivia discover her mother is the enemy – not Rowan.

A VP problem. The episode began with a flashback to when Sally and her husband Daniel had their final major argument. “You are my cross to bear, you are my original sin,” she says to him. After threatening to go on television to reveal the truth about her, she stabs him repeatedly.

Cryus comes over to the house to witness the damage after Sally calls him over. “The devil came in, I gave in,” she tells Cyrus. Later, Cyrus suggests that she tell everyone Daniel died of a heart attack. He insists he help clean this up.

The next day, Mellie comes in to share the good news about Sally. Cyrus is feeling guilty – and drinking at 7 a.m. – because he thinks he’s the devil Sally mentioned. “This one takes the cake. We can quit now. Game over,” he says. Later Mellie goes to Sally and tells her they’re covering up the murder – but she needs to remain loyal to Fitz. She also advises the VP to avoid Leo, who’s been nagging her to run.

Back at Cyrus and James’ home, the couple are taking some time to think about their future. Later, James decides that if Cyrus wants them to stay together, he has to become the press secretary.

Rowan is captured by Fitz. The President asks him the same questions we’ve been wondering, but Rowan’s refusing to answer anything. To get in his head, Fitz tells Rowan that he hooks up with his daughter as regularly as he can, and could even tell him how she “tastes.” This sets Rowan off, and he goes on a screaming rant about Fitz being a spoiled boy.

The mission to bring back Marie is on. Olivia’s asking her team to find out everything they know about her mother, now that they know she’s the real enemy (or is she?). Huck asks Quinn to infiltrate B613 to attack Rowan, but the plan fails when Rowan gets the information he needs about Marie’s whereabouts before she could attack. Quinn then rips the tracker out of her mouth to go rogue.

Abby visits David and asks to see Marie’s file, and he agrees to e-mail it to her. Back at HQ, Jake warns Olivia that just because Marie may not be innocent doesn’t mean Rowan is the good guy.

It turns out that Mama Pope was stealing government secrets from her father. Huck and Jake later figure out that Fitz is holding Rowan at the Pentagon, and Olivia arrives at the scene. She has it all figured out: There was never a bomb on the plane, but Rowan still had the plane shot down.

Speaking of planes going down, Marie’s plane never made it to Hong Kong where Olivia was sending her to for safety. Fitz calls Olivia and tells her they found the plane elsewhere, and she shot the pilots after it landed.

Jake and Olivia speak privately, and it ends in a kiss as well as a romantic confession: “I loved you. I want you to know whatever happens next that I loved you. I love you,” Jake tells her.

At the very end, we see that Marie has some how gotten back to the United States, and she’s at the White House. “I’ll see you very soon,” Mama Pope tells Olivia.

A woman has audio of the VP committing to her sin. And she brings it to David.

Jake is now the head of B613. This is awful news to Rowan, and it looks like it was organized by Fitz.

Overall, it was a great episode of Scandal with several major changes, but it lacked the shock of the last episode.

Scandal season 3 will resume with new episodes on February 27, 2014. Eight episodes of the beloved Shonda Rhimes drama are still to come!

What do you think is next for ‘Scandal’ season 3?

This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

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This week Emma Stone hosted SNL with musical guest Shawn Mendes. Check out some of the highlights from the episode!

‘SNL’ Cold Open

The show poked fun at Donald Trump’s social media activity including his retweeting of teenagers. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump and Kate McKinnon played Kellyanne Conway. Interestingly, Donald Trump tweeted about SNL while this sketch was airing.

Opening Monologue

In the opening monologue, Emma Stone reminisced about her previous appearances as host. It all led up to an awkward rendezvous with Bobby Moynihan.

The Hunt For Hil

In a digital sketch, the show spoofed the Hillary Clinton sightings happening in her hometown in upstate New York. Check out The Hunt for Hil.

Jennifer Aniston meets Vanessa Bayer’s Rachel from ‘Friends’

Jennifer Aniston stopped by Weekend Update during Vanessa Bayer’s incredible Rachel impression. Aniston and Bayer star in the new movie “Office Christmas Party.” Check out the cameo below!

Debette Goldry

Kate McKinnon reprised her character Debette Goldry — a golden age actress who had to do crazy things to get the roles she wanted.

Shawn Mendes performs on ‘SNL’

Shawn Mendes performed two songs on the show as well. Check out his performances of “Treat You Better” and “Mercy.”

Coming Up on ‘SNL’

Next week John Cena will host SNL with musical guest Maren Morris. On December 17 Casey Affleck will host along with musical guest Chance the Rapper.

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

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The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is finally here! If this trailer is anything to go by, the movie will be just as good as the first!

Guardians of the Galaxy was a major hit because of its offbeat characters, and own brand of humor not yet seen in Marvel movies. Fans have anxiously been waiting to see if the sequel would live up to the hype of the first film. The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 gives us a glimpse at what’s to come, and we’re loving it!

Take a look at the first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 below:

Most notable in the trailer is baby Groot! He was well-loved in the first film and many wondered how involved he would become in the second film, given that he had been reborn after saving his friends. It appears that baby Groot will be just as involved in the action as before, and is causing trouble of his own! It should be fun seeing if Rocket can keep up with his friend as he grows.

Also touched upon in the trailer is Star-Lord’s feelings for Gamora. Somehow his friends are surprised by this news, and Drax even thinks it’s hilarious when the secret is made public. This whole scene makes us even more anxious to see this group together again. Only a couple more months to go! May 2017, can you please hurry up?

The official synopsis for the film teases:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

What do you think of the first teaser trailer for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’?

In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

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In interesting but potentially brilliant casting news, comedian Amy Schumer will be taking on the role of Barbie for a live-action film.

Take a moment to soak in the news. Now revel in the idea. This could be awesome.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Schumer is not only leading the project on screen, but she’ll also have an influence on the script.

Last year, Sony had their pick of three complete scripts for a live-action Barbie movie. Of those three, they chose Hilary Winston’s. Now that Schumer is on board, THR says to expect her and her sister, Kim Caramele, to rewrite Winston’s original idea.

The plot, given that Schumer doesn’t change the major details, “begins in a perfect land of Barbies where one woman slowly awakens to the fact that she doesn’t fit it. She is expelled from the idealistic land and journeys to the real world, where she discovers that being unique is an asset.”

The outlet also addresses the fact that Mattel has had to deal with plenty of criticism regarding body image and race when it comes to the Barbie toys. Schumer’s casting is a great way to speak to some of those issues, and will hopefully provide a positive and uplifting message by the movie’s end.

There will be, of course, some hesitation given Schumer’s previous work. One only has to look as far as Trainwreck and Inside Amy Schumer to see her comedy is often brutally honest and raunchy. Barbie would be shocked.

But Schumer is an actress, after all, and a brilliant comedian. For this “contemporary spin on beauty, feminism and identity,” she seems like just the right fit.

What do you think of Amy Schumer as Barbie?