ABC’s ‘Scandal’ season 3 debate: Should Scott Foley return?

Scott FoleyAs we venture deep into the “Scandal” off season, there are some questions worth asking, beginning with the status of someone whose character was either loved or hated for a good chunk of the spring. Have we seen the end of Scott Foley’s Jake Ballard on the show?

You can make the argument that most of the purpose of Jake was to look after Olivia for Fitz, and in some ways, he has done that. However, it always still felt like he was operating with his own agenda in mind, which means that there are some more games left to play now that we’re starting to get more of an idea as to who this man really is.

The sad thing is that the future for Jake is definitely in the air. Fox’s “The Goodwin Games” is not coming back for another season, and for the time being, this does mean that Foley’s schedule is somewhat open. However, this does not by any means guarantee that he will be back here. Shonda Rhimes loves him, and we’re sure that if there is a story here for him, so he could be back for at least a few episodes here and there.  Who knows? “Scandal” may have a little more budget flexibility, as well, given that the ratings were so strong on ABC for season 2.

At the end of the day, we’re probably not going to be finding out too much for a while as per whether or not the actor will return to the show. Why? It’s all about getting the scripts together, and while the writers’ room got a jump on season 3 this spring, they are not releasing anything to the press.

Do you think that we should see more of Scott? We want you to vote in the poll below! If you want to read some more news when it comes to suggestions to watch during your “Scandal” hiatus, just be sure to visit the link here.

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