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11 Uncanny Similarities Between "Scandal" And "Homeland"

They both take place in D.C. and involve the government, but those aren't the only things Olivia Pope & Associates and the CIA have in common.

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1. Fitz is Brody. Brody is Fitz.

By the end of the third season of each show, it has become clear that the worlds of these shows center around our Handsome Male Protagonists, yet our HPMs have become the least interesting parts of the plot.


5. Or seasoned mentors.

Cyrus and Saul trained Olivia and Carrie, and then let them go – but are still always there to talk through a problem and try to save their respective protégé from jumping off a proverbial cliff (to usually unsuccessful results, but it's the thought that counts, right?).

7. Going rogue doesn't mean you lose your allegiances.

Pretty much every single American character on each show struggles with what it means to be a patriot every single second of every single day. And when someone gets fired – like, say, Carrie or Quinn Perkins, that doesn't mean they stop fighting to protect the country.