Scandal’s season five premieres Thursday at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. (And what Shonda has joined together, let no man put asunder.) Buuuuut… Fitz loses his boner, she instantly regrets saying this, and I laugh and laugh and laugh because this is all so incredibly dumb. As Goldwyn reminded us in a phone chat, “It’s never simple” with these two.
[Spoiler alert! This article contains updates for “Scandal” Season 5 Episode 1.
Kerry was on the show to promote the fifth season premiere of “Scandal” and chatted about Viola Davis’ win at the Emmys.
Complicated is a great way to describe Fitz and Olivia’s relationship. But with Fitz prepared to divorce Mellie, will he broadcast his new relationship to the world or will it be used against them in secret? After Amanda Tanner (the woman who was accused of having an affair with the president) goes missing, Olivia’s team stop at nothing to find out the truth of what happened to her. Huck even reverts back to his old ways, torturing Amanda’s murderer for more information. #TeamOlitz ran celebratory laps around their living rooms when Fitz and Olivia kissed under the moonlight to Nina Simone singing “Here Comes the Sun” in the final scene of the season. What will they be like together? For those coming late to the party, B613 was the shadowy, evil organization run by Olivia’s father, Rowan.
Papa Pope returns later in the season and is cozying up to Mellie Grant. Set up a Tinder profile and get back in the game. The Central Intelligence Agency director met with Cyrus (Jeff Perry), who threatened her life unless she arrested Olivia and Jake. She hid this from him with the help of Cyrus. I can’t wait to see Mellie on her own and also because she’s talked about this for so long. It certainly makes for good TV.
“Does she want to stay married for her campaign?” Meanwhile, the forthcoming segment showcases the much-awaited reunion of Olivia and Fitz. So that’s the one negotiating and leverage point that Mellie has.
“It’s not what I thought it was going to be”, she said.
Because in spite of it all, he does believe in Mellie’s potential and her brilliance. Cy, when not fooling around with his boy toy, has managed to blackmail Liv into working for the White House again. Cyrus is utterly defined by his connection to the presidency.
For the past couple of seasons, B613 has been the enemy. Will something replace it as the big bad?
“I think my celebrity crush is this pope”, the actress joked on Live! with Kelly and Michael on Thursday morning. While it was intriguing and satisfying to watch Olivia and the rest of the gladiators finally bring down Rowan, it was also exciting to know that maybe this was a new beginning for OPA.
How long do you have to plan costumes for 60 characters? It feels like it’s fashion-forward and less conservative, but the truth of it is we show the silhouette of our actor and we truly tailor everything impeccably. So every season, there’s been a major shift in tone. Most, if not all of Olivia’s clients are somehow always politically related which will draw Abby into the mix quite a bit.
“I think sometimes in life we want to ignore the problems of society and just think about the good”.