“Never cross me, again.” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) says to Abby (Darby Stanchfield) after taking a chair and brutally murdering a man until his death.
“Scandal” has been building up to the moment that Olivia finally turns into her father, the evil Papa Pope (Joe Morton). No one ever thought she actually would, until Thursday (April 7).
With a surprise recovery from his reported “stroke,” former Vice-President Andrew Nichols (Jon Tenney) returns to the White House with nothing but incredulous demands, which if unmet, would derail and ruin everyone’s future. But Miss Pope was not going to bow down to the man who had her kidnapped and imprisoned.
So when Olivia finds out that Abby went behind her back to make a deal with Andrew, something inside her snaps. Perhaps, it was her soul, as she didn’t just shoot the man. Miss Pope — Queen of the Gladiators for justice … and peace … and pretty much everything that is right in the world — smashes Andrew’s face to a bloody pulp.
What will Washington, D.C. look like when its knight in shining armor has officially gone to the dark side? Is Olivia Pope going to keep following in her father’s footsteps? Or will she spiral out of control into crazy town like her mother?
Hopefully, it’s neither. We’re counting on her dedicated team at Pope & Associates to swoop in and save her from herself.
“Scandal” airs on Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.