Much secrecy has (as is tradition) surrounded the new season of Scandal (arriving Thursday at 10/9c) — yet, somewhat amazingly, ABC has let loose with sneak peeks from a couple of the premiere’s more “interesting” moments.
When last we tuned in, Olivia had been ambushed by the press, after apparently being outed as President Grant’s mistress. Luckily, she was ushered quickly into a nearby car, where B613 boss man Rowan — aka “Dad?!” — was waiting for his little girl.
In this first clip, Olivia shoots down Dad’s plan to “fix” her mess, shedding a sliver of light on family history in the process.
Lastly, Olivia takes — well, forces — a tete-a-tete with the leader of the free world, so that together they might handle their scandal. But did Liv cross a line in “pulling the fire alarm” to get this alone time?
Interesting clip between her and her father. Despite the potential for cliches, getting to know more about Olivia’s background is probably the only thing I’m interested in so far with the upcoming storylines.
First thing I noted was the fact Rowan calls her Livvie. Second, it is rather obvious that shit went down at the Pope household where Liv’s mom wanted her to stay away from Rowan.
Also the way Olivia mentions her mom makes me think she is no longer living.
Hmm, I don’t know about her Mom not being alive. I think it could go either way from that clip.
Can I just say, I don’t like the idea of anyone else but Fitz using the term Livvie? I don’t know, I just want it to be his special thing.
I think it depend on whether or not they want to draw parallels between Rowan and Fitz with the use of Livvie being shorthand for that. I wouldn’t put it past Shonda.
I only say that because of Liv’s use of “used to” when she talks about her mother. If she was still alive I would think she would say her mother says the same about him. It is a past tense expression. But knowing this show he mom could be chilling in Hawaii for all we know. lol
See, I interpreted it as Olivia saying “Mom used to tell me stay away from you and I didn’t believe her until I wised up and now avoid you.”