Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield and Columbus Short
Olivia Pope and her associates have done some shady things to protect their clients, but when one of their own is messed with, there's no limit to what they'll do to protect them — even if that ultimately means causing them pain.
That's what Scandal's resident smooth talker Harrison (Columbus Short) has been dealing with after having to plant information that David (Joshua Malina) had abused his former girlfriend in order to get Abby (Darby Stanchfield) to break up with him. But really, he was saving her life!
Do not miss the next three episodes of Scandal.
That's the message executive producer Betsy Beers conveyed following the reveal that Scandal's secret cabal of five — Olivia (Kerry Washington), Cyrus (Jeff Perry), Mellie (Belamy Young), Verna (Debra Mooney) and Hollis (Gregg Henry) — may have rigged the election that put Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) into power. The explosion that nearly got Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) the death penalty? A way to cover it all up... apparently. Below, Beers dishes on what's in store for the five and how they'll handle their David Rosen (Joshua Malina) and Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) problem. Get the scoop:
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday night's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
Now that OPA has discovered who Quinn Perkins is (hello, Molotov Mistress!), the Scandal gang will have to decide whether they trust her.
"Quinn's relationship has changed with everybody," Katie Lowes tells TVGuide.com on our recent visit to the set. "Quinn becomes such a polarizing character in the office as far as who is on Quinn's side."
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Abby (Darby Stanfield) and Harrison (Columbus Short) are not happy about the situation — and neither is David (Joshua Malina), who will do everything in his power to find out why he lost this case. Still, the bigger mystery is why Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) were involved in kidnapping Quinn. The cast addresses all that and more in the special set visit video below:
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We finally have the answer to the Scandal question that has plagued us all summer: Who is Quinn Perkins?
On a night that's hardly starved for appealing programming, two of the season's most enjoyable and intriguing pilots make their bow.
First, the underdog: ABC's Last Resort (8/7c), an electrifying military-gone-amok thriller that bridges the macho hardware of Tom Clancy with the suspense of paranoid Cold War classics from the '60s like Fail Safe and Seven Days in May. (Look them up if you've never seen them.) This series is like nothing else on network TV, which is why one's first impulse is to pray for its survival. It's also airing in what has become one of ABC's more treacherous time periods, and beyond the fact that there are very attractive people in the cast (starting with Felicity alum Scott Speedman) and the story is heavily serialized, it has nearly nothing in common tonally with the night's sudsy anchor, Grey's Anatomy.
It's the moment we've all been waiting for! The Season 2 premiere of Scandal on Thursday will answer the question that has kept fans guessing all summer: Who is Quinn Perkins?
Naturally, that won't be the only big reveal when Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her associates return. At the end of Season 1, Olivia promised First Lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) that she'd stay away from her husband Fitz (Tony Goldwyn), much to Scandal 'shippers' frustrations. And yet, Thursday's premiere may make those same people smile.
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To get the scoop on the new season and what else fans can be excited for, TVGuide.com tracked down the cast and executive producer Shonda Rhimes for intel:
It's the question that has plagued Scandal fans since the Shonda Rhimes political fixer series went off the air in May: Seriously, who is Quinn Perkins?
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The newly released deposition videos of Pope & Associates (which you can check out here!) may be able to give some insight into who Quinn (Katie Lowes) is — if we can even call her that. While Olivia (Kerry Washington) actually...
Who is Quinn Perkins? It's the question that has plagued fans all summer long and it will finally be answered during Scandal's Season 2 premiere (Thursday, Sept. 27 at 10/9c on ABC.)
Scandal's Shonda Rhimes on Season 2's big mystery: Who is Quinn Perkins?
But on Tuesday night, lucky fans in attendance ...