Scandal is ready to return to ABC for the second half of season five. Olivia walked away from Fitz to end the winter finale of the series back in November, and the action will pick up six months later with the pair still apart.
ABC has released details for the mid-season return in a press release:
“It’s Hard out Here for a General” – It’s been six months since Olivia and Fitz have broken up, and they are both handling their newfound freedom in very different ways. Meanwhile, the Pope and Associates team take on a case that could lead to a national crisis on the red-hot return of “Scandal,” THURSDAY FEBRUARY 11 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EST) on the ABC Television Network.
“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North and Cornelius Smith Jr as Marcus Walker.
Guest cast TBA.
“It’s Hard out Here for a General” was written by Severiano Canales and directed by Tom Verica.
Katie Lowes, the actress behind Quinn also teased a bit about the second half of the season to TV Line. She said:
“Time has kind of done its thing to everybody. [The back half of the season has] so much stuff going on that mimics real life, it’s crazy. There’s social commentary, like the lawn chair episode or when we took on rape in the military.”
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