Scandal is back on ABC this fall, further detailing the illicit relationship between public-relations guru Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and married President Fitzgerald “Fitz” Grant (Tony Goldwyn). Watching the first few episodes, it strikes me that the show could play a helpful role in our current national conversation about abusive relationships.

Scandal follows Olivia and her team of PR “gladiators” as they try to clear the name of innocent victims and fight for justice. Despite trying to…  [more]