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

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.”