katie lowes scandal gladiators dont run abc 'Scandal's' Katie Lowes makes a case for the Papa Pope theoristsSince “Scandal” Season 4’s winter return, the episodes have been a full-speed roller coaster with Thursday’s (Feb. 12) show bieng no exception. 

Next week it will be revealed just who in Iran has purchased Olivia Pope in an all-cash offer, which shut the auction down. Fans hit Twitter Feb. 12 in full force with their theories, the most popular one being Papa Pope (Joe Morton) did it. 

Katie Lowes (Quinn) tells Zap2it she too saw a lot of chatter going on about Papa Pope after the episode. 
“What’s cool about the Papa Pope idea … when we last saw him he said, ‘Now you are going to experience what life is without me,’ Lowes says. “We’ve seen that it is pretty bad. She’s pretty much not safe and in the worst position ever.”
Lowes brings up a great point: This could all just be part of Olivia’s father’s master plan, and viewers have yet to see him since the show’s winter return. But as “Scandal” fans know, things can change on a dime. 
“Anything is possible in Shondaland,” Lowes says.”Most of the time, but usually whatever you think is going to happen is not going to happen.”
“Scandal” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. 
Posted by:Sarah Huggins