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Scandal is Back Tomorrow But Old Olivia Might Be Gone

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Chile… now you know the last two months without my Gladiator baes of Scandal have been tough. Thursdays ain’t been the same since Olivia Pope and her crew of Misfit Toys left us for winter break. Tomorrow, though? They are gonna be back, snatching all our edges and making us slide out our chairs.

The winter finale of Scandal season 5 felt somewhat like a series finale because things were tied up with a bow. Now I realize that it was probably the end of Olivia Pope as we know her. It was the end of the white hat-wearing, can’t separate herself from Fitz Liv that we knew. If you need a refresher (because I know you do), read my recap of the season 5 winter finale.

The trailers that have dropped in the last month have pointed to the fact that a major shift is happening in the land of the Gladiators. Y’all know how I love to analyze the use of color for foreshadowing in the show. Shonda Rhimes and her people definitely tell us things using the colors of the #alphets, so lately, they’re dropping massive boulders.

Scandal Gladiators Red Trench

2 or 3 trailers have dropped and Olivia has worn red, orange, pink, cobalt, and yellow. She ain’t NEVER been more Skittle-like in this show’s 5 seasons than she has been in just 3 thirty second clips. In the first clip, she even throws away her white had after donning black leather gloves. The Old Olivia is dead and gone, like my behavior is about to be.

She needed a change, though. She made some really big decisions, and probably needs to re-assess her life.

But can we talk about that BAD ASS LEATHER TRENCH??? Olivia, can I have my style back?? IS THAT OKAY?? Dang. Her wardrobe is my patronus. Lyn Paolo, Scandal’s lead costumer, is a beast with these pieces. And now that Liv is rocking all colors, she’s about to jump off the screen in technicolor fierceness and I am so here for it.

IT’S A NEW DAY, SNITCHES!!! Get your popcorn and wine glasses ready because my body is ready!

This is me.

This is me. (from the official ScandalABC Tumblr).

As always, catch me on the Twitters (@Luvvie) as I livetweet the show. And then Friday, recap over here.

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  1. Milaxx
    February 10, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve been sick this week so I’ve been rewatching the show from Season 1 thanks to Netflix. I’ve watched Liv go from wearing white to wearing grey to wearing black and various mixes of that. This break out of color is interesting to me. Between the abortion and the break up with Fitz, I think there’s a change coming in Liv like we’ve never seen before.

    I’m excited to see what happens!

  2. KayMee
    February 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    I am so ready…

  3. JoAnn
    February 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I’ve actually been productively living and now……I know I should give Scandal up for lent but I just can’t!!!!!!!!!! #help

  4. howlingbanshee
    February 14, 2016 at 6:37 am

    That GIF though! Get it Katie, put yo’ HANDS into it!