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Where in the world is Olivia Pope lounging on the beach? Last we saw our favorite fixer on Scandal, she had extricated herself and Jake (Scott Foley) from Shondaland's messy D.C. world following the death of Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) son Jerry. Little does anyone know, it was Rowan (Joe Morton) — not Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander) — who was behind Jerry's death, so that Fitz could win re-election and re-appoint Rowan to the B613 Command post. Harrison (Columbus Short) discovered the truth, but paid with his life.
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So when is Olivia (Kerry Washington) coming back? Will she return at all? What happened to the Gladiators? And how long will they all be pawns in Rowan's game before someone realizes what's going on?
Here are seven teases for Season 4:
Olivia can't fix everything on Scandal.
In the exclusive deleted scene below from the Season 3 DVD, we see that before Liv (Kerry Washington) ordered Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to "fix your family" for their big TV interview in "Mama Said Knock You Out," she first approaches ...
The New York Times published an essay Friday that begins: "When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography it should be called 'How to Get Away With Being an Angry Black Woman.'"
And then it gets worse.
On a Wednesday afternoon in late August, Kerry Washington's shih tzu-Yorkie mix, Josie, is napping contentedly on a Hollywood soundstage sofa as her Emmy-nominated owner gets back to the business of being scandalous. Clad in her character Olivia Pope's trademark Armani, Washington is...well, we can't tell you what she's doing, who she's doing it with, or even where they're doing it. If we did, Scandal creator and executive producer Shonda Rhimes would unleash the show's figurative guard dogs, the fearsome spies of B613, on us.