What is the Scandal Season 4 Cast Photo Trying To Tell Us?
September 25th is THE DAY! In two and a half weeks, Scandal season 4 premieres and I AM GEEKED. Just released today is the cast’s promo picture for it and they’re dressed up all fancy like they’re going to a bad ass prom. Katie Lowes even hashtagged the picture with #ScandalProm.
Being the super fan that I am, I like to read all deep into these photos like I’m playing a game of CLUE. I did that with the season 3 rainy day photo shoot. So what is this picture trying to tell us?
Naturally, Olivia is the only woman who isn’t in color. She’s rocking her signature black and white for formal wear but it’s of note that there’s more white on this dress than black. Our girl is gonna get some mojo back. But she’s rocking black gloves. Does this mean she’s gonna get her hands dirty? Her hands are also behind her so that could be it. I also think she looks like a fabulous cake topper. Just pretty dinnamug.
Olivia is standing between President Ghost and Jake from State Farm (if you haven’t, read my post on A Guide to Scandal Nicknames). The tug of war will continue. But, Fitz is standing and Jake is sitting. What does that say about the triangle dynamic? Seems to me like he’s ready to fight for her honor and Jake might not stand (HA!) a chance.
Cyrus is right by his friend and boss. Always at the ready. Next to him is Abby, in jewel forest green. That makes sense because Abby has always represented envy to me on this show. Shonda said that season 4 is Abby’s so we will learn more about her. It’s pretty odd that she’s placed next to Cyrus and not next to David. I wonder what that means. *strokes chin*
On the far left is Mellie, who is one of two people in the photo not looking forward. She’s angrily looking to the side at Fitz and Liv, I presume. I really hope to see more of Drunk Mellie in season 4. The First Lady is rocking a pink dress, and like my girl SanTara pointed out, she looks like a rose, which is a play on her southern belle-ness. She definitely looks isolated from the group, though. She’s the only one in such a playful color but the look on her face is anything but cheery.
Let’s go to the other side. Next to Jake is David, who is sitting on a chair that is lower than the other men. They can’t help but shade that dude. Poor David. He is also looking to the side at Olivia an’ ’em.
What’s most interesting in this photo is that Huck is not in a defensive stance or looking bad ass like he usually does. He looks all vulnerable sitting on the floor. The bad ass here is Quinn, who is standing behind him in a dark blue dress, almost like she’s protecting him. Huckleberry Quinn ain’t done.
Chile, I don did a lot here. If assuming was a game, I’d be a gold medalist. GLADIATING AIN’T A GAME! Oh and all I know is that I want Old Olivia back. This one:
BTW, Shonda said Papa Pope will be back. I’m not sure how much but YAYYYY. I CAN’T WAIT! Catch me on the live-tweets tip at @Luvvie.
So what do you think about the picture? What message is Shonda sending us, Gladiators?
P.S. No, I didn’t watch that teaser trailer. I like to avoid those so I can get the full surprise.