Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!
Papa Pope can’t be killed! Scandal’s slippery head of B613 escaped certain death once again in the winter finale.
Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday’s midseason finale of Scandal.
During Scandal’s midseason finale, Olivia seemingly left D.C. once again—but this time, it wasn’t by choice.
Scandal fans have known all along that Rowan Pope (Joe Morton), the nefarious leader of B613, is not a good guy. Fortunately, Olivia (Kerry Washington), Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Jake (Scott Foley) are all now in the know, too.
After Rowan basically framed Jake for the murders of Harrison (Columbus Short) and POTUS’ son, Jerry (Dylan Minnette), Olivia set out to clear her boyfriend’s name, finally uncovering the truth that her father was the mastermind behind it all. Why’d he do it? To ensure Fitz would stay in the White House for another four years and allow Rowan to his job back as the head of the country’s shady black ops organization.
Four seasons into Scandal and Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) is still somewhat of a mystery. Viewers have slowly learned that Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) right-hand woman was previously in an arranged political marriage, in which her husband, Charles Putney (Michael Trucco), physically beat her until Olivia freed her from her wedded nightmare.
There are few people on Scandal who actually wear the White Hat. The main characters of the ABC political fixer drama are a hodgepodge of murderers and cheaters. Hell, even POTUS (Tony Goldwyn) is a killer. And Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has progressively found it harder and harder to stand in the sun as the seasons go on. So, when all is said and done, what does that mean for the end of the show: Can any of these characters actually get a happy ending?
After a rough—albeit gif-tastic—start to the fourth season of Scandal, Mellie has finally traded in her Uggs and fried chicken for behavior more fitting of a First Lady. But all that will be somewhat tested on Thursday’s episode, when a former First Lady (Carol Locatell) comes back into the picture. Little does Mellie know, the previous FLOTUS is far from upstanding.
We’re finally going to meet Abby Whelan’s abusive ex-husband. Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco has landed the role on Scandal, EW has learned.
Scandal is never ordinary. Case in point, when Olivia (Kerry Washington) invites Jake (Scott Foley) to have dinner with Rowan (Joe Morton), this isn’t a case of a woman introducing her boyfriend to her dad. No, it’s much more complicated than that. In this case, the president’s former mistress asks her lover to have dinner with the man that previously threw him in a hole and tortured him. Say it with me: Awkward.
How will Jake respond to Olivia’s request? Better yet, how will his reunion with fellow B613 alum Charlie (George Newbern) go? Hint: It quickly turns violent. Check out an exclusive sneak peek at this week’s episode: