To say that Scandal fans are very vocal about the ABC political fixer drama would be an understatement. But those devoted Gladiators took things to a whole new level after Thursday's shocking episode, in which Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) brutally killed James Novak (Dan Bucatinsky) in order to protect the Republic.
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Viewers were distraught that Jake had seemingly crossed a line by killing a character — and two other women — that they had come to care about. Even worse, this meant that fans' beloved Jake, who had become a love interest for Scandal's fearless leader Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), had gone to the dark side! Oh no!
But let's get something straight:
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No one, we repeat, no one messes with Huck.
Olivia Pope's go-to former CIA agent-turned-techie has certainly been through enough this season on Scandal (See: Being framed for the assassination attempt on the President). But following the incident at the storage warehouse — in which Charlie (George Newbern) knocked him out and locked him in a crate — we'll see a more vulnerable side to Huck (Guillermo Diaz) that we only got a glimpse of after the government tortured him.
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"Seven Fifty-Two," the mysterious name of Thursday's episode (10/9c on ABC), will take a trip into Huck's past before his life with Pope and Associates. But what does 752 actually mean? And how does Fringe's Jasika Nicole, who booked a top secret guest-starring role in the episode, factor into it? TVGuide.com caught up with Diaz to get the scoop on the emotional hour:
Is Billy Chambers really dead?
Scandal fans have been asking that question since the Season 1 finale, when the vice president's chief of staff got on an elevator with assassin Charlie (George Newbern)... never to be seen or mentioned again.
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Sure, most fans actually hope that Billy...
[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]
The President of the United States is...