Scandalites have waited a long time for this, but it’s finally here. A frustratingly brief Season 3 trailer has hit the web. As you know, we left off last season with Joe Morton’s character, the shady guy behind the shadowy government unit B613, being I’D as Olivia Pope’s father. We know that Olivia and Fitz’s affair has been exposed and right before his reelection campaign. And we know that Season 3 picks up about 22 minutes in show time from where it ended. Whoa. In this trailer we don’t find out the answers to how any of that is going to play out. The one big clue is Olivia bursting into an office and saying “What did you do?” Who she’s talking to – well, we have no idea.
Here are some of what we DO know about Season 3:
Scott Foley is now a series regular: When last we heard from Jake, he was being shoved into a creepy hole and left for, well, if not dead, then at least, pretty jacked up. He and Olivia had a nice reconciliation beforehand and Olivia basically told him that despite being secduced, spied upon and almost killed, she had no hard feelings about their relationship.
Lisa Kudrow will have a recurring role: Former “Friends” star Lisa Kudrow will play a politician on Season 3. It seems like genius casting as we can totally see her being a snarky, shady politico in the vein of Vice-President Langston. And where is she anyway? We’re kinda missing her these days.
More Gladiator backstories to come: Shonda Rhimes told the media that backstories for both Abby and Harrison will be part of Season 3. We’re REALLY curious as to what Harrison’s diehard loyalty to Olivia is all about. Hopefully, we’ll have the chance to find out this season.
Cyrus is still crazy: In the trailer, he’s asking for a “Kill file” on Olivia Pope. This guy never quits.
The Emmys will be worth watching this year: Kerry Washington and Dan Bucatinsky who plays Cyrus’ husband, James, were both nominated. (We can’t understand why none for Jeff Perry who plays Cyrus, though.) Washington became the first Black lead actress in a TV drama to be nominated in 18 years.
“Scandal” returns to ABC on Thursday, October 3.
Click here for Shonda Rhimes in-depth take on Season 3 (as in-depth as she’s going to get, anyway).
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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14. #halal #love #thedargans #kattwilliamsSHOW #mashallah when that Jennah piece HIT!! @sweetjennahcollection glasses by @baddieglamaccessories LIZ 😍 @dynamiteko top @dazzledmv and jeans @thevision414 and shoes: @louboutinworld
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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25. Oh hey! Look who just joined Snapchat
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