Scandal Is Back and We Need Answers

We ask five burning questions going into the second half of season 3.

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope ABC

For most of the country, winter has felt longer and colder than usual. And while that isn’t Scandal’s fault, having Shonda Rhimes’ hit drama on hiatus since Dec. 12 certainly hasn’t helped. If you’re like me, at this point you’ve exhausted all other alternative forms of entertainment.

Super Bowl? Check.

NBA All-Star Weekend? Check.

State of the Union address? Check.

Grammy Awards? Check.

House of Cards season 2? Check.

Thankfully, Olivia Pope and her gladiators return to ABC on Thursday night, and like the weather, things are about to heat up. Here are five questions that have us walking around our apartments looking like Quinn Perkins after she killed someone. We need answers.

What Happens to Rowan Pope?

When we last saw Olivia’s daddy, he was given his walking papers by the good people at B613. He is no longer the man behind the curtain running the country, thanks in part to Fitz, who replaced him with Jake Ballard. But Rowan is still the father of the formidable Olivia, which means his run on the show should still have some legs. After all, I can’t be the only one interested in seeing Rowan as a stay-at-home dad.

Speaking of Jake, Now What?