Scandal’s major season four plot twist that brought Olivia and Fitz together left series star Kerry Washington concerned about the hit television show’s future.
“You know, in a lot of shows when the central love relationship finally comes together, that’s the end of the show,” Washington told E! Online, “which I was really nervous about when I read our finale last year. I was like, ‘Do we get a season five? Do we not get a season five?'”
However, as fans quickly learned during the season five premiere, Olivia and Fitz finally coming together is only the beginning of what Shonda Rhimes has in store.
“I think it’s more like in life, that when our relationship begins, that’s the beginning, not the end,” said the actress. “They get to discover what that means, what’s it like with all that tension of not being able to be together. What will it be like for them?”
Considering that we’ve been watching these two continuously break up to make up over the past four years, it will be quite interesting to see them attempt to balance a steady relationship now that Mellie is somewhat out of the picture.
What were your thoughts on the season premiere?