Scandal Sneak Peeks: Someone's Got Olivia's Number! Plus: Is Fitz About to Explode?

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This week on ABC’s Scandal, Olivia finds a frightening surprise in the back seat of her car — and what the mystery man (played by guest star Patrick Fischler) has to say manages to stop the mightiest of gladiators dead in her tracks.

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“I play a whistleblower, and it was a blast,” Fischler told TVLine of his Scandalous gig. “I work a lot, and on a lot of different shows, and this is one of the best groups I’ve ever worked with.” Watch a video sneak peek here, then read on for more:

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Elsewhere — and seemingly related to the declaration made by Fischler’s government whistleblower — Fitz is agitated by Olivia yet laboring to present a happy facade, Cyrus notes. As such, POTUS is a “bomb stuffed into a teddy bear,” just tick-tick-ticking until he explodes:

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President Grant, however, may find a way to defuse, if the promos that glimpse him clinching with Olivia are any indication. Per ABC, “Things manage to heat up between Fitz and Olivia when Olivia’s old flame (played by Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis) returns.”



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  • I’m going to say something here and I will preface it by saying I am a huge fan of both GA and PPP. With that said, Shonda Rhimes should just stick with Scandal. It’s been a long time since she’s been this spot on with a cast like this since GA original cast. This show gets better and better every episode. It’s a definite “can’t wait to see next week” show – along with OUAT, Revenge, Fringe, Last Resort (best new show this season so far imo) and Castle.

    Comment by sladewilson – October 15, 2012 08:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. I stopped watching GA and PP years ago, and I thought that I’d given up on Shonda Rhimes shows, but Scandal is really good!! Ms Rhimes found a way to draw me back in.

      Comment by Keren – October 15, 2012 09:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’ll agree on the “must watch” aspect of the show although I still love GA. I am still watching PP just b/c I’ve invested this much time so I want to see how it ends and I don’t see it going on after Kate Walsh leaves. But Scandal is one of my favorites along with Revenge, TVD, OUAT, and Nashville that I won’t miss!

      Comment by GS – October 15, 2012 09:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I just gave up on GA last season and watched the first episode of PP and used it as a series wrap (yeay Addy got a baby and chose Jake), but I have to agree Scandal is spot on and getting better every episode and Slade, I agree 100% on all those shows too.

      Comment by moobear – October 15, 2012 10:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • And I totally disagree. I find Scandal unwatchable because the arrogant untalented imbecilic moronic can’t act all one note needs to go to porn its all she’s good forvKerry Washington is in almost every scene.

      Comment by intelliwoman – October 15, 2012 10:36 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • porn is all she’s good for? i don’t know about that…

        Comment by Sam – October 15, 2012 12:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • A little dense rn’t we?! Grow up!

        Comment by ItsScandalous! – October 19, 2012 01:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I applaud Olivia for not answering his calls anymore. The President needs to let her go.

    Comment by Keren – October 15, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love this show! I know I shouldn’t root for a married man and his mistress to end up together, but I can’t help it. And Cyrus is great, sometimes dispicable, sometimes galant, but great all of the time.

    Comment by Rebecca – October 15, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I feel the same way… how can I root for adultery but… a testament to this show’s writers and cast!

      Comment by Tj – October 15, 2012 09:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Cyrus is such a great character, whether he’s being the hero of the hour or the villain behind the scenes. And he knows how to strike just where it hurts. And Shonda has a terrific cast to work with. I think Kerry Washington gets all the plaudits and she does an amazing job but Tony Goldwyn as Fitz just nails it everytime. He’s absolutely terrific in this role. And it’s thanks to his chemistry with Kerry that we can even root for Olivia and Fitz. Truth is, their relationship is so wonderfully complex and nuanced and is really the heart of this show. More please Shonda!

    Comment by stella – October 15, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • For me, Tony Goldwyn IS the show. And if not for the masterful way he’s played his character, I don’t think Scandal would be as popular as it is. It might have been entertaining–but no ways near this addictive. Shonda, keep Olitz alive and well and in our eyes often. We need it.

      Comment by dee – October 16, 2012 01:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have loved Kerry since she was Chenille in Save the Last Dance but I never thought I’d like Tony Golwyn again after Ghost (sorry I just hated him all these years..lol) but he is FABULOUS as Fitz and his chemistry with Kerry is off the charts hot! I love Cyrus and David too. The whole cast is awesome and the characters are so layered. I hope the whole Quinn Perkins thing pays off cause that’s the worst part of the show right now.

    Comment by GS – October 15, 2012 09:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I had to check to make sure I had not written your post myself. What you wrote is exactly how I feel.

      Comment by Diane – October 15, 2012 02:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I love everything about Scandal..GA and PP I can easily give up on but Scandal has me hooked. Kerry Washington is great.

    Comment by Jared – October 15, 2012 10:02 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is a an extremely interesting show because of its use of language and situations that activate critical thinking. There is no black or white issue to handle. The shades of beige gives one an opportunity to look at all sides and judge fairly. I love this show and hope that Olivia and Fitz continue their naughty and complicated romance; it makes the show worth watching. It is the most intelligently written and sexiest show ever.

      Comment by Marilyn Prescott – October 15, 2012 10:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I am so hooked. I watched it for breakfast and lunch today. I am looking forward to Thursday’s episode. Thanks Matt, for the sneak peak.

      Comment by Dawn – October 15, 2012 11:11 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is the best show on tv!! The cast is stellar, and the plots just keep you tuning in and wanting more! Kudos Shonda!! Keep it coming!!!

    Comment by T.Moore – October 15, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Scandal is on life support. It’s still a Shonda Rhimes show and the woman writes for teenagers and 20 somethings. She cannot write a storyline for a strong male to save her life. Spin it whichever way you want.

    Comment by Stacy – October 15, 2012 02:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • addicted to this show – agree best on tv right now -abc needs to advertise it more some people I talk to do not know about it

    Comment by JCT – October 15, 2012 06:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always nice seeing Fischler; should make for an exciting case. I curious to see what Norm Lewis can do with this love triangle. Thanks for the sneaks, Matt!

    Comment by CoCo – October 16, 2012 09:50 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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