After an extra-long hiatus, due to Kerry Washington’s real life pregnancy, Scandal season 6 has finally arrived. It will premiere on Thursday, January 26, on ABC.There are a lot of twists and turns coming up in the new season including the election of a new President Of The United States. If the outcome of the fictional elections does not go Olivia’s way, will she be able to hold power even without ties to the White House?
How Kerry Washington Hid Her Bump
In case it has slipped people’s minds, last season of Scandal was all about testing the potential of Olivia and Fitz’s relationship, the darkest side of Olivia and of course hiding her baby bump from the audience. The last one was the trickiest for the show runners to manage. This is because Olivia was not supposed to be showing, but Kerry Washington, playing the character, was heavily pregnant.
However, Washington gave due credit to the crew for successfully camouflaging her oversized belly. She said that the crew did an amazing job of hiding the troublesome area “behind flowers, behind Prada purses, behind big coats and capes,” reported ABC News. Similar techniques have been used in many other shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S in the past.
Who Becomes The New President?
The Premiere of Scandal season 6 will open on Election Night, which will determine who plays the president on the show. The choice of candidates is between Republican Mellie Grant and Democratic Francisco Vargas. Olivia has obviously thrown her support behind Mellie’s campaign and wants to see her getting elected. But it will be interesting to see how she handles the situation if Mellie loses, reported The Hollywood Reporter.
Olivia explored her darkest nature yet by murdering former vice-president Andrew Nichols in the previous season. It shows a side of Olivia which is willing to do whatever it takes to protect her political secrets. However, it was the first time that she stooped to that level. The upcoming season will see her despicable action haunting her. Will it become too much for her to bear?
Fitz and Olivia might be as good as over after he discovers about her abortion. But theirs is a flame that refuses to go out. People may already be holding their breaths to see the two get romantically involved once again.