Jake (Scott Foley) killed Russell (Brian White) point blank on the Scandal winter finale after learning he's behind Lazarus One, but like B613, the murky op might have multiple lives.

"I don't think it's ever really going to end," Guillermo Diaz tells us. "There's always going to be that dark force that is present on the show. Russell's gone, but I think there are many others still alive and kicking. What was Tom up to? I don't think it's truly going to be dead and done. And now Jake and Rowan are back together. They'll look more into it, I'm sure. We don't really know what it is yet. This is something that's probably going to rear its head again."

But wait, could Jake have secretly joined Lazarus One like Russell pleaded him to do before he pulled the trigger? "I think he was genuine when he went [to Rowan's house], but that would be something," Diaz says.

Scandal returns Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9/8c on ABC.