First New Scandal Photos Invite the Question: Olivia's Gone How Long?!

Scandal resumes Season 4 on Thursday, Jan. 29 — yet ABC has not released any photos from that winter premiere. Instead, the first photos are from the following episode, airing Feb. 5, and the news is grim: Olivia apparently still is missing.

For one, the episode is titled, “Where’s the Black Lady?” — words, I will predict, that come out of the mouth of OPA visitor Marla Gibbs (The Jeffersons). Secondly, the synopsis reads, “With Olivia still missing, the team comes together to do whatever it takes to find her and get her home safely.”

Lastly, the look of anxiety/anguish on the faces of Quinn, Jake et al in the photo gallery below triple-confirm that all is not yet right in the District of Columbia.

What’s your current theory on Liv’s whereabouts? Did VP Andrew indeed have her grabbed, or did a friendly get to her first?

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