Why is Kerry Washington doing the interview rounds at this point in the year? It is a little unusual to see that, but at the same time there is a clear motivation for it: The Emmys. This is the window in which most voters select their choices for all categories until we get a little closer to the end of the month, and Kerry is one of the favorites to score a nomination for “Scandal” season 3.
In between dealing with the secrets from her father and also the revelation in the first place that her mother was still alive, there was clearly quite a bit on the show this season that Olivia really had to work through. So is there anything that she can take from this when it comes to the character’s future? It is certainly possible. Speaking to insider publication Studio System News, she explained just what this process was like for her to play:
“Sometimes our parents can force us to face our darkest demons. In some ways, Olivia regressed this season and fell apart. But people have to break down to break through. This season was the breakdown of Olivia, in the hopes of breaking through to the next stage of her own wholeness.”
The hope here at the end of the day is that there is hope here. As broken and as defeated as Olivia may feel, the end of this season saw her getting away from all of it, which is the next part of her personal recovery. When she returns for season 4, maybe she will be better prepared to handle the turmoil, and then start to navigate her life again to exactly what she wants it to be.