Scandal teaser reveals how Fitz will learn of Olivia Pope's big confession
As if we had any doubt that Season 5 of Scandal was going to be epic, the teaser trailer for next week just proves this season is only going to get better and better.
In the nearly minute-and-a-half clip, Abby storms through the halls of the White House, racing to stop Fitz and Mellie's interview, which is supposed to assure the country that their marriage is amazing and Olivia is just a dear friend. But Olivia had just announced to the media and the world that she is, in fact, Fitz's mistress.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem like she gets there in time, as Fitz can be seen telling the reporter, "Our marriage is stronger than ever, but we're human. It's hard when they attack our friends."
And Mellie says the rumors "have no basis in the truth."
Even though Fitz, Mellie and Olivia will now have to deal with all their lies on top of the infidelity, Abby might actually have it worse.
She was the one, after all, who first dropped the absolute and utter lie that Mellie was still at the White House while she and Fitz were working things out, which then prompted the White House to take the sweeping-things-under-the-rug approach, which turned into this major fail.
The only thing that might save Abby at this point is Olivia's loyalty to her, which might mean that Abby could keep her job. And, if not, she can always become a gladiator again, and that wouldn't be a terrible thing. It's been a long time since we've seen the gang back together.
Check out the sneak peek below.