Fans have been dying to know where Olivia Pope jetted off to at the end of Scandal season 3? Gladiators are anxious people! Until we have answers, enjoy some new photos from tonight’s season 4 premiere!
A recently released promo teases Olivia’s absence and Fitz’s confusion. But seriously, “Where on Earth is Olivia Pope?”
The teaser does give us a hint that Olivia is off somewhere relaxing, away from the everyday stress and scandal of her job in Washington D.C. But, will she return? It’ll be interesting to see how long things can be held together in her absence:
Newly released photos from season 4’s premiere episode tell us that Portia De Rossi will in fact make an appearance as the character that no one knows anything about. Plus, not much has changed as we see Fitz and Cyrus looking concerned while in the Oval Office. So, what else is new?
The official synopsis tells us that the drama from season 3’s finale will carry into season 4, with Mellie still grieving the loss of her son:
Nearly two months after Olivia and Jake boarded a private jet to stand in the sun together, everything has changed. With another four years in the White House, Fitz and Cyrus are doing everything they can to make a positive impact on the nation. Meanwhile, Mellie struggles to cope with the loss of her son and the gladiators feel the impact of Olivia’s absence.
Scandal season 4, episode 1 airs Thursday, September 25 at 9PM EST as part of “Shondaland Thursdays.”