[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
Mellie may often be an awful person, but even villains deserve a little love sometimes.
Enter Governor Nichols (Jon Tenney), who was introduced in Scandal's midseason premiere as Fitz's new running mate now that Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton) is ditching the ticket to run independently. Nichols was Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) Deputy Governor in California, which means they share a long history.
Scandal: How will OPA change Now that Huck banned Quinn?
Olivia (Kerry Washington) helped...
Sorry, Scandal fans: Quinn (Katie Lowes) is no longer a Gladiator. Huck (Guillermo Diaz) made that abundantly clear in the midseason finale after discovering that the youngest OPA member had betrayed Olivia (Kerry Washington). But will OPA's fearless leader agree with Huck's decision? TVGuide.com caught up with Diaz to find out what's in store for ABC's political fixer drama, which returns Thursday at 10/9c on ABC:
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Do you know how next week's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. connects to Thor: The Dark World? — Dirk
NATALIE: If you haven't yet seen Thor: The Dark World, you may want to put that on your to-do list this weekend or you might be a little lost during next week's episode. "The story centers around an Asgardian relic," Brett Dalton tells me. "As for how it affects the team ... I'm hoping it gives me Chris Hemsworth arms." Seconded.
Is it too soon to ask for scoop on The Following? Will Claire be back this season? — Jessica
ADAM: Natalie Zea's role remains a bit of a question mark, especially given the Comic-Con teaser footage that suggests a grim fate for Claire. Another bad sign?
They say all roads lead to Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), but when Scandal returns for its third season on Thursday (10/9c, ABC), all roads lead to Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). That's because she was named as the President's mistress in the Season 2 finale. How will the professional fixer handle being the focus of a scandal? More importantly, how will Fitz and the White House deal with it? TVGuide.com hit the set of the ABC drama to get the scoop from the cast:
With Mistress-gate picking up steam when Scandal returns, Cyrus Beane (Jeff Perry) could be in store for another heart attack. That's because the White House will be on full damage control mode after someone outed Olivia (Kerry Washington) as Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) mistress. (Get more scoop on that here.) How will this new scandal affect Fitz's chances of staying in the White House? TVGuide.com turned to executive producer Shonda Rhimes to get scoop on what's in store for OPA in Season 3: