07:41 AM EDT 01/30/2015
Originally posted 01/30/2015 12:00AM
Murder and torture are mainstays on Scandal. But it's still the kind of steamy drama you watch curled up on your couch with a glass of red wine in one hand and your phone teed up with sassy tweets about Scott Foley's abs in the other.
Not this week. From the How to Get Away with Murder-like time jumps (we see you, Shonda) to the Homeland-style setting, this wasn't the Scandal we've grown to love. It was something new, something darker and far more sinister than Pope & Associates has ever tried to fix.
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), the woman who wears the white hat and leads her gladiators into battle – arguably one of the most powerful people in Washington – lost control.
Originally posted 01/22/2015 07:45PM
"I love my family – my family makes me happier than anything else," the Scandal star says
Originally posted 12/08/2014 07:20AM
The Scandal star welcomed son Konrad three weeks ago
Originally posted 11/20/2014 08:30PM
For Scott Foley, playing Kerry Washington's latest love interest, Capt. Jake Ballard, on ABC's hit drama Scandal means being prepared for sex scenes at any given time.
Originally posted 11/19/2014 02:15PM
[BRIGHTCOVE "3899661185001"] President Fitz may want to check on that gun control legislation he's pushing through Scandal's fictional Congress.
In a sneak peek of the simmering ABC show's winter finale – exclusively on PEOPLE.com – Jake (Scott Foley) makes sure Olivia (Kerry Washington) is armed and ready to take on Papa Pope.
Originally posted 11/19/2014 01:00PM
The Scandal star and wife Marika welcomed son Konrad on Thursday, his rep confirms to PEOPLE
Originally posted 10/17/2014 10:15AM
On Thursday night's episode of Scandal, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) watched the apple of President Fitz's eye turn sour, all while Jake's secret plan to out her father floundered, taking him down with it.
It's the first daughter's turn at a little, er, a lot of mischief. She and some friends snuck out of school to a party where they danced, drank and took drugs. Basic teen misbehaving until she lands herself in a threesome with two unknown boys, one of whom ends up taping the tryst – including scenes of an I-don't-even-want-to-know sex act called "Eiffel Towering" – and sends her the clip as a kinky keepsake.
Originally posted 10/09/2014 12:50PM
It could come any time, and when he least expects it.
But Tony Goldwyn – who plays President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's hit series Scandal – has grown accustomed to those surprise moments when creator Shonda Rhimes requires him to strip for the camera.
"Literally, I don't worry about it except knowing that at any moment I can turn the page and read, 'Fitz doesn’t have any clothes on,' " Goldwyn, 54, tells PEOPLE. "So, I better make sure I'm in reasonable shape. Scott Foley and I tease each other about it, like, 'Okay, now it's on you.' "
Originally posted 10/03/2014 07:50AM
On this week's episode of Scandal, Olivia Pope is back in charge, except when it comes to her love life.
Originally posted 10/02/2014 04:30PM
What's cuter than a puppy? A shirtless man holding a puppy, or a different shirtless man mocking a shirtless man holding a puppy?
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