We all know that Shonda Rhimes is a major Scott Foley fan dating from the time he spent working as Henry on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and therefore everyone has been understandably curious as to who the actor (who is coming off an arc on “True Blood”) is going to be playing now.
Unfortunately, it is still a little too early on for her to really admit just what is going to be coming up for the character. Speaking in a new interview with TVLine, the showrunner explains that there is going to be a massive time jump of ten months coming up between episode 13 (which was originally going to serve as the season 2 finale) and the one that follows it. It is at that point in episode 14 that Foley’s character appears, and saying anything about this story at the moment would end up possibly lead to giving the overall plot away:
“Scott’s character plays a pivotal role in the final nine-episode arc. And he plays a person who is not what he seems on any level. At any time. Ever.”
Rhimes says that she is still deep in the process of trying to craft the rest of the story for the year, and with that in mind there are some various elements up in the air. We personally do expect there to be some major changes in the works for both Olivia and Fitz, especially since these two characters will almost surely have figured out just what they want to do with their relationship by the time that episode rolls around.
Even without knowing who Foley is going to play yet, we have to give Rhimes a round of applause for one thing: being ridiculously bold. It’s not often that we see a showrunner actually make an enormous time jump in the middle of a season, but chronology is something that she perfected during the outstanding final season of “Private Practice.”
What do you want to see happen with Foley on the second half of this season? If you want to read up on the final nine episodes, you can do so over at the link here.