I’ll leave all the conjecture to those of you who are fans of the series.
Maybe ABC’s description of the upcoming season’s first episode will assist: “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.”
A “Scandal” without Olivia Pope? Is it possible? Likely not, but the first episode could very well be almost entirely without a her presence, as the other characters simmer in her absence, until the very end of the episode, when she’ll make her grand entrance to fix all that’s wrong with the world, again.
“Scandal “Season 4 premieres September 25th on ABC.
The project, produced via Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland production company, with her partner Betsy Beers, stars Kerry Washington, and will help boost Thursday nights on ABC, which will essentially be Shonda nights, because all 3 of her ABC series will air in primetime on that day: “Grey’s Anatomy” (8-9 pm); “Scandal” (9-10 pm) and the newest in the trio, “How to Get Away With Murder” (10-11pm).
Here’s the latest, longer teaser: