If you love ABC’s “Scandal,” let’s hope that you are the patient type. Even though the Shonda Rhimes series aired a buzzy promo during the Academy Awards on Sunday night, the series is not actually going to return with new episodes until Thursday, March 21. The good news? Once this date arrives, the show will pretty much air episodes straight through until the end of the season.
The network has just released the official synopsis for this upcoming episode entitled “Top of the Hour,” and it features a certain conflict for Fitz that we first told you about a little earlier in the week. Meanwhile, many of the other characters are going to be rather busy with some developments of their own:
“Olivia finds herself in the middle of a media storm, but this time she’s on the opposing side of the oval office when Fitz’s pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in a torrid affair with Liv’s new client, high-powered CEO Sarah Stanner (Lisa Edelstein). Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake continue their flirtatious relationship, while Huck takes Quinn under his wing and Harrison and Abby try to figure out where they stand with their friendship. Back in the White House, Cyrus and Mellie continue to fight for Fitz’s attention, but someone else may already have it.”
Out of the stories that we can tell you right now to watch out for, the developments between Huck and Quinn are going to be slow moving, but based on what we’re hearing, they are going to bring about an interesting change for her character over time. It will also be interesting to see where the Olivia and Jake storyline is going; there is an option for Scott Foley to become a series regular next year, but is her really going to end up being Olivia’s boyfriend? That is something we’re still skeptical about.
As always, we welcome all of your thoughts and theories below!