ABC's political drama "Scandal" returns for its third season on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. In "Scandal" Season 2, someone had leaked to the press the true nature of Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and President Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) relationship -- Olivia is President's mistress.
Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
The person who outed Olivia will be unmasked in the premiere episode of "Scandal" Season 3. "You learn (who leaked the information) that in the very first episode," Kerry Washington said to Access Hollywood. The actress also alluded that the revelation is going to "floor" the audience.
"Scandal," created by Shonda Rhimes, is about professional fixer Olivia. She is the go to person to fix the problems of the politicians before it can become public knowledge.
In the new season of "Scandal," the audience will get see Olivia's back story. The character had never seen her father before he appeared in "Scandal" Season 2 finale, which was a complete shocker. Rowan, B613 boss, is Olivia's father.
"We're getting a lot more back story on Olivia Pope," Kerry Washington said to Access Hollywood. "We're really getting a window into her past."
"The fact that we've never heard of him (Olivia's father) before and the fact that she's so shocked to see him in the season finale of Season 2, that's a small peek into the unraveling that we get in Season 3," she also said.
Official synopsis of "Scandal" Season 3 Episode 1 "It's Handled":
"With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way."
Sneak Peeks of "Scandal" Season 3 Episode 1, "It's Handled" : [Source: Youtube.com/ScandalousGladiators]
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