What’s Worth Watching: ‘Scandal’, ‘Top Chef’, ‘Elementary’ and more for Thursday, March 10
Scandal (9/8c, ABC): When Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) tells the incredibly promiscuous President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), “The fish rots from the head,” she’s not just quoting from this week’s episode title, she’s off on another of the show’s trademark verbal arias, calling out the “reckless, negligent, selfish” leader for setting a bad example: to his staff, to his family, to the country. It’s a moment many fans have likely been waiting for. But what most of the Washington insiders are waiting breathlessly to see is which candidate Fitz will endorse in the presidential primaries: his V.P., Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani), or his own ex-wife, Mellie (Bellamy Young).
Top Chef (9/8c, Bravo): The enjoyable 13th season nears its end point in the first of a two-part finale that sends the remaining chefs to Las Vegas, where they’ll be joined by the champ of the “Last Chance Kitchen” cook-off to battle it out for the top prize. The winner of the first challenge moves on to next week’s finale, and the rest must produce culinary magic for David Copperfield—or they’ll suddenly vanish to the losers’ circle.
Elementary (10/9c, CBS): Every so often, it’s worth being reminded of the classic source material of this contemporary Sherlock show—and so we get a modern twist on the iconic The Hound of the Baskervilles, as Morland (John Noble) introduces Sherlock and Holmes (Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu) to a wealthy peer, Henry Baskerville (Tom Everett Scott), whose brother appears to have been killed by an improbably large and glowing beast. Should be fun seeing what’s behind this intrigue.
Inside TV: ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (8/7c) ventures outside the hospital, which always carries risks, when Meredith, Bailey, Jackson, Callie and Jo head to a military hospital to perform cutting-edge surgery on a veteran. … The crew of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (8/8c, The CW) go back to the 1950s, where their futuristic ways cause a stir when Sara (Caity Lotz) falls for a nurse (Ali Liebert) and Ray (Brandon Routh) and Kendra (Ciara Renee) pose as a married couple, back before interracial unions were commonplace. Kind of hard to stay off Savage’s (Casper Crump) radar in those circumstances. … A&E’s docu-series 60 Days In (9/8c) is an exposé of prison life in Jeffersonville, Indiana, following seven guinea pigs who consent to be locked up, without the staff knowing they’re innocent plants, to reveal how the correctional system works, and how it doesn’t.