Scandal Sneak Peek: Olivia Faces Off Against the All-Powerful Peus

Scandal‘s new Big Bad makes a house call on tonight’s episode (ABC, 9/8c) — and Olivia is less-than-pleased to make his acquaintance.

In this sneak peek from the game-changing hour, the head of OPA finally comes face-to-face with Theodore Peus (played by David Warshofsky), the mastermind behind the Shadowy Organization™ that’s been attempting to seize control of the White House. Threats are made, stern glances are exchanged, and we get one last chance to say goodbye to Elizabeth North.

During a recent chat with TVLine, Scandal‘s Joe Morton described Peus and his ilk as “that one thing we wish never happens in our government, which is that someone actually gets into the White House who does not have our best interest at heart. The Theodore Peus character is, I imagine, what Steve Bannon is like in real life. It’s somebody inside the White House whose point of view is not necessarily one that’s out to make it a better country so much as fulfilling an ideal.”

In case you didn’t already agree with Morton, watching this clip should take care of that. So hit PLAY on the video above, then drop a comment with your thoughts on Scandal‘s current… scandal… below.