The Paus / Samantha Ruland plot on Scandal was outrageous. I could not believe how she took a golf club to Lizzie North. I think I actually blocked out how she was eliminated from the show, it was so gory. Google Images show a beheaded Samantha, so I have to think a decapitation was involved.
However brief her story arc, I remember admiring the costume designer’s work. The red sheath dress and the green blouse? Dead.