Talk about a Gladiator hangover! ‘Scandal’ delivered one of its most intense episodes to date, but left me with one major question: Who will be Olivia’s hero?
The Jan. 29 return of Scandal was straight-up bonkers. Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is being held hostage, and her life is on the line. Our favorite Gladiator in a suit is beloved by so many, so who will ultimately be her knight in shining armor? I’ve rounded up a list of possible heroes!
‘Scandal’: Who Will Save Olivia In Season 4?
This is the most obvious answer. After all, he (Tony Goldwyn) is the leader of the free world with all military, SWAT, Navy SEAL personnel to use at his disposal. However, there’s only so much he can do since he can’t just openly go after the love of his life, given that she’s not his wife.
Well, Jake (Scott Foley) did save Olivia in her dream sequence, and it was everything. Was that moment a little bit of foreshadowing? Jake does have some stealth skills due to his work in the Navy and B613. However, like Fitz, I think Jake’s a little too obvious.
Olivia once “fixed” Abby (Darby Stanchfield), Quinn (Katie Lowes) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz), so this is a definite possibility.
Let’s remember this gem of a moment from “752:”
“Whatever happened to you, you have to come back to me,” Olivia told Huck. “I need you. You are all I have.”
At the end of the day, regardless of whether your Team Fitz or Team Jake, Olivia always has her Gladiators. Personally, I want them to come to her rescue.
In Olivia’s dream sequence, Abby reminded Olivia that only she can save herself. Olivia is a badass, there’s no question about it. I could 100% see her killing Ian and walking out of that soundstage all on her own.
The contenders above are fantastic possibilities, but I firmly believe that Papa Pope (Joe Morton) will be saving the day. Olivia and her dad aren’t exactly on the right footing as of now, but he loves his kid. He can spout out incredible monologues and swear he won’t help her, but he’s not going to let anyone hurt his Olivia.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will be the one to save Olivia? Sound off on your thoughts in the comments below!
— Avery Thompson