4 Things We Already Know About Season 4 of Scandal
Gladiators! Long time no chat about our addiction, Scandal. The show ended its season 3 in mid-April. That feels like ages ago. It’s been 3 months already. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! Anywho, Scandal is revving up again because channels are getting ready for Fall TV.
Already, there are some facts that have dropped about the show.
1. It premieres on Thursday, September 25 at 9/8 CT.
Yes, it’s one hour earlier than it has been airing and it begins a week earlier than season 3 did.
This upsets me greatly. I may be in South Africa that week, which means I’d miss watching and livetweeting. I was actually planning on hosting a watch party so this really throws a wrench in everything. Is it bad that I’m thinking about changing my trip because of this? I mean, I’ve done that before but I also wasn’t on another continent. Also relevant: I haven’t booked anything. We shall see.
DANG IT, SHONDA! HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME?!? *wall slide*
Update: I will be back in the country in time for the show. SO YESSSS. Join me as I live-tweet on @Luvvie.
b. Harrison is dead. This isn’t up for debate.
When season 3 was ending, SSA Tom pointed a gun at Harrison at Command’s command and it cut to another scene. That was Shonda’s way of leaving his fate up in the air as his legal troubles worsened. Well, after all of Columbus Short’s real life shenanigans with his wife and knocking people out at the club and other crap, we all figured he was gone from the show for real. That was confirmed by Lady Rhimes in an interview with TV Guide. She said “It’s safe to assume that Harrison has met his end.” ALL THE WELPS!
In case you missed it, check out the post I did on Harrison’s fune. RIP Brolivia Pope.
iii. We will find out way more about Abby. Shonda said “season 4 is Abby’s season.”
Shonda also said that this season, we will find out more about Abby. Apparently, that was the plan all along. This should be interesting because she actually grew on me in season 3. I could not stand her the first 2 seasons but this last one, she got a makeover, bouncy hair and her attitude was justified. I’m looking forward to this.
4d. Papa Pope isn’t going anywhere. His reign of terror will continue.
The Grand Goon will be back, because let’s be honest. He kind of carried this show in season 3. Him and those epic monologues and reads of his. Rowan Pope is that dude! I’m not sure if Mama Pope will be back and that does make me sad because I loved her fiercely. Huck should break her out of the hole. Because I’m selfish.
Season 3 of Scandal was my least favorite yet. It took us so far away from the Liv we love, and we didn’t even have her alphets to admire because Kerry was #pregnet and she was mostly behind props. Season 4, I hope they find Olivia’s power again, because her perma-pout from last season was getting to be a bit much. Plus, she was turning into a bit of an alcoholic. Actually, she’s loved her some wine since the beginning. I don’t mind that.
I’m not sure how they’ll bring the Gladiators back to their gladiating but I miss them fixing problems and getting people together. Can some of that return in this upcoming season? Also, will they replace Harrison? How will the others deal with his death?
We shall see in 2 more months. I’m not ready for summer to be over so I won’t ask fall to hurry up.