DISCLAIMER: If you are annoyed at the barrage of posts on Facebook and Twitter on Thursday nights between 10 and 11 pm EST, please totally ignore this post and continue on with your day.
For the rest of you, please heed the following warning:
If you exhibit any of the following symptoms while watching Scandal, you may have (dun dun dun) SCANDAL FEVER. Don’t be embarrassed, I have it too. According to a Robinson poll, 7 out of 10 Americans have (dun dun dun) SCANDAL FEVER.
Symptom #1: You prepare snacks in anticipation of the 60-minute drama. (Subject becomes one with the TV/skin blurs)
Symptom #2: At the first commercial break you take to Facebook and Twitter because what you watched in the first five minutes left you asking like wt_? (Subject’s face is stuck in open mouth position 214, skin turns greenish)
Symptom #3: After reading posts on Facebook and Twitter feeds, you are more confused than you were previously. (Subject increasingly confused, internal body temperature escalates to 99.9 degrees)
Symptom #4: Fifty-four minutes into the program your heart pounds uncontrollably and after the big reveal, you are speechless. (Subject exhibits splotchy spots on face and torso)
Symptom #5: Total disbelief that you let a TV show get you so worked up. (Subject faints from Sudden Onset Scandal Fever.)
With tonight’s finale, PLEASE be careful and consider yourself warned. If you exhibit any of the aforementioned symptoms, seek comfort among other Gladiators and be sure to tell BW&L readers your story right here after you are revived.