"Scandal" Season 3 will be returning to television on October 3 on ABC at 10 PM ET/PT. The show wrapped up Season 2 with a media frenzy attacking Olivia, as it was leaked that she is the President's mistress.
The finale also showed Fitz returning to Mellie, Quinn developing a taste for blood and Fitz's decision to run for a second term as President of the United States. Previous spoilers have revealed that "FRIENDS" star Lisa Kudrow will be joining the cast to play a politician and that actor Scott Foley will be made a series regular for Season 3. This has led to much speculation that Jake will be in a relationship with Olivia as Fitz reconciles with his wife, presumably, and Olivia cleans up the mess she finds herself in. With the season 3 premiere less than a month away, many of the cast members have been shedding light into the new season. Here are four new spoilers about the upcoming season of "Scandal."
1. Jake may be in a relationship with Olivia and his history with Fitz will be addressed. "I think we're going to find out a lot more about B613 this season, and the relationship between Jake and Fitz," Scott Foley says. "And interestingly enough, maybe explore ... I don't know ... maybe explore the bit of a love triangle that was happening last season that everyone hated so f***ing much." As for creator Shonda Rhimes, she has no qualms about the Jake story line. "I really think it's kind of wonderful because they don't know who he is yet. He's getting in the way of their Fitz-Liv love ... but it's his job," said Shonda Rhimes to HuffPost TV. "Also, I've been stalking Scott Foley for a very, very long time." 'Scandal' Season 3 Spoilers Roundup: Check Out 4 Leaked Details About The New Season
2. Quinn will continue evolving and Huck is going to be worried about her. "Huck is worried about Quinn," said actor Guillermo Diaz about his character's dynamic with Quinn. "He's created a monster. He doesn't know how he's gonna get her out of it ... she likes the dark side a little bit too much, you know?" Actress Katie Lowes said that a romance between Quinn and Huck would not be out of the question. "Sure! [Laughs.] I would be game for anything," she told HuffPost Live. "Whatever is thrown at us, we will take it on and we will grab it and we will do with it what we will."
3. The start of the season will begin with a bang and a lot of drama. Creator Shonda Rhimes revealed: "We're going to dive into a lot of things at the beginning of Season 3. The first episode, much like all of our other episodes, does that thing where you think the show is going to be about this and then they answer something very quickly and then they move onto something else." What's more, Tony Goldwyn, who plays Fitz, told HuffPost TV that the season begins with "all hell breaking loose at the White House over this revelation, and Fitz is kind of trying to regain his center. I think he's kind of the calm in the storm, in a way. He's really determined to be a stabilizing force, if that's even possible, because everyone is running around like chickens with their heads cut off. And Fitz is not having that. We'll see him trying to think clear-headedly, even though that's extremely difficult because he gets kind of buffeted at every turn." 'Scandal' Season 3 Spoilers: Will Olivia And Jake Be Together In The New Season?
4. Actor Dan Bucatinsky revealed at the 2013 Creative Arts Emmys Ceremony that his relationship with Cyrus was rough in the last season, but they will be in a good place in Season 3. The character of James will still be working, but the actor reveals that the couple learns to use each other's assets in their professional life. He also sheds some light on the new cast members. "We haven't done any scenes together, but listen - I've worked with her for 10 years and she's one of my best friends, so I'm thrilled that she's able to do a couple of episodes of Scandal. And Paul Edelstein from Private Practice just came on, too, so it's going to be a great season." 'Scandal' Season 3 Spoilers: Find Out Who Leaked That Olivia Is The President's Mistress [PREVIEW]!