Olivia Pope: From Juggernaut to Jezebel?

As season 2 of Scandal resumes, fans wonder if the lead remains the gladiator they've come to love.

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope on Scandal (Richard Cartwright/IMDb)

Based on the popularity of the series, most fans just want more Olivia Pope, in whatever package Shonda Rhimes wraps her. 

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. She is also editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire, a blog dedicated to world news related to the African Diaspora and global culture. Follow her on Twitter.