Olivia Pope is on a mission to save the White House.
Following the explosive death of Jennifer Fields, who claimed Cyrus was the one behind President-Elect Francisco Vargas’ assassination, Olivia and Mellie have a frantic conversation over the phone about their next moves in their plot to take Cyrus down.
“I’m reminded of a movie where two women drive off a cliff together,” an exasperated Mellie tells Olivia, referencing the ending of Thelma & Louise. This after Olivia directs Quinn (Katie Lowes) to head to the charred remains of Jennifer’s cabin for any and all evidence she can find before the FBI shuts down the investigation into Jennifer’s death.
“White House,” answers Mellie, seemingly more dejected than usual. “Fitz says Teddy’s been asking for me, so motherhood.”
What’s Olivia’s fix? Wine. All the wine.
In January, Washington spoke to ET
at the Television Critics Association winter press tour where she and Young were promoting the new season of Scandal.
The 40-year-old actress, who gave birth to her 3-month-old son Caleb last year, shared that she was “grateful” to be back at work after her maternity leave.
"I'm so, so grateful that I get to do what I love to do, with people that I love, with scripts that I love -- the entire crew, it's such a family,” Washington said. "It's hard to leave your family as a working mom, but it's easier when you're going to a family."
Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.
Watch Washington’s interview with ET below.