Scandal’s Steamy Season 5 Trailer: Olivia’s Got Her Groove Back

scandal-season 5Now that the B6-13 stage appears to finally be over, Season 5 of Scandal is set for a return of real gladiating by Olivia and her team. Oh, and it looks like Olivia and Fitz might finally go public. Drama.

The trailer for the new season opens with the claim that America has “waited long enough” while Olivia and Fitz make love and Etta James’ “At Last” plays in the background. Yes, it’s been years in the making, but it looks like Scandal is finally going to go there. For once, at the same time, Olivia and Fitz don’t care about anybody else but themselves. But what are the ramifications of a decision that drastic?

For one, the President would have to divorce the First Lady. And in the trailer, he’s serving Mellie those papers.

Other than that, the trailer doesn’t have much else to offer other than the promise of the twisty, crazy goodness we’ve come to crave on Thursday nights. What will Cyrus do now that he’s been booted from the White House? Do Mellie’s political aspirations stand a chance?

The show has suffered as its focus shifted away from the gladiators and into the darkness of B6-13, and that is what fans of the show are really missing. I’d bet that the average Scandal watcher is less interested in if Fitz can win Olivia over and more interested in what boss behavior she’ll exhibit next. And it’s disappointing that we don’t see any of that here.

But if rumors are to be believed, a recent casting hints at Olivia Pope and Associates returning to the foundation it established way back in season one: fighting relentlessly for their clients and keeping their white hats clean. We’ll all be watching to find out when Season 5 premieres September 24 at 9PM on ABC.


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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.