When is “Scandal” coming back? “Scandal” returns to the air on Thursday, Oct. 3—that’s when season 3 of the ABC drama, starring Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a political “fixer” in Washington, D.C. premieres. For “Scandal” fans, the fall 2013 season premiere can’t come soon enough, as the season 2 finale brought numerous surprises and raised anticipation for the coming round of episodes.
As the Hollywood Reporter explains, the finale found Washington’s Olivia Pope character facing some tough professional and personal choices, as her relationship with President Fitzgerald Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn, continues to be a major crux of the beloved series. “Defiance team welcomed a shocking new member as Olivia was forced to make a heartbreaking decision about her relationship with Fitz,” the site writes to begin an article rife with spoilers. READ MORE