‘Scandal’ returns tonight, after a midseason finale that left us with far too many cliffhangers. If anyone has the power to answer burning questions, it’s got to be the POTUS — or Olivia. Keep reading to see the top 5 questions I hope the midseason premiere resolves!
Calling all Gladiators! Pop open that bottle of wine because Scandal is back from hiatus, and that’s what Olivia Pope would do — the woman could use a large glass of wine! Between her tough-as-nails father, that snarky First Lady and her presidential affair, Pope & Associates is going to have to jump in for some serious fixing. Will tonight’s episode reveal the truth behind Olivia’s mother?
The Top 5 ‘Scandal’ Questions The Midseason Return Should Answer
1. Who is Olivia’s mom?
The first half of the season was shocking enough just by introducing that Olivia’s (Kerry Washington) mother (Khandi Alexander) was alive. Then, she practically bit her own arm off in one of the most stomach-churning scenes I’ve ever seen, and then she fooled her own daughter who tried to help her live a normal, happy life. What kind mother is this? Well, she might just be the terrorist kind. Hopefully, we’ll get some more clues into this drama mama’s past — without starting a national crisis.
2. Is Mellie actually going to befriend Olivia?
The First Lady proved that she has some serious tricks up her perfectly-suited sleeve, and one of them was befriending her hubby’s mistress. Bellamy Young completely killed it in the first half of this season, and I only hope that Mellie will continue to connive her way through the White House, even if it means ruffling Olivia’s white coat along the way. I can’t think of better frenemies than Olivia and Mellie. Plus, will we dig deep into the backstory of Fitz’s wife — and his father’s sexual harrassment?
3. Will Sally Langston be caught for murder?
The veep of the United States (Kate Burton) has potential to be caught completely red handed. Little Miss Sally brutally murdered her very own husband, and there’s a voicemail to prove it. Will the recording resurface?
4. Will Olitz run away together?
It’s unlikely that Olivia and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) will live happily ever after — this is Scandal, after all — but there is some hope, now that Olivia has discovered Fitz’s country love nest and Mellie laid their relationship on the table. Could you imagine if a baby was brought into the nest? Again, unlikely, but we can keep dreaming.
5. How will Kerry Washington’s pregnancy be kept under wraps?
Speaking of babies, there’s one on the way — in real life. Season 3 was already cut short, due to Kerry’s pregnancy, but we have to wonder, will her fabulous wardrobe cover up her bun in the oven? Or will she have to resort to hiding underneath Fitz? (I wouldn’t hate it!)
HollywoodLifers, what are you most looking forward to in Scandal‘s midseason premiere? Let us know what cliffhanger you’ve been dying to dive back into!
— Elizabeth Wagmeister