Of course creator Shonda Rhimes wouldn't leave the dashing Naval officer rotting in a dank hole — where he ended last season — for long. "It's always good to have Scott Foley around," Rhimes says at a party for the ABC show held to celebrate the Scandal-themed windows at New York's Saks Fifth Avenue. Will a renewed relationship between Jake and Olivia be used to make her true love, President Grant (Tony Goldwyn), jealous? "Yes, exactly," Rhimes says. "It's nice to have a love triangle going on."
Foley, upped to a series regular, is psyched for such a storyline. "Jake is going to give the President a run for his money. I was a fan of the show before I was on it, and I love Olivia and the President together. It's such an interesting and complex relationship, but we've got to stir things up a bit," he says. "The fans truly believe they are meant for each other, and they're opposed to anything getting in between them. But I think you should piss some people off sometimes."
Scandal airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.