Watch: Olivia and Jake Are Back On in ‘Scandal’ Season 5 Midseason Premiere

The white hat is off.  When “Scandal” returns with the second half of its fifth season on Feb. 11, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is a whole new woman.

Following the midseason finale’s abortion shocker, Olivia — who’s no longer with Fitz — is all fired up and back in action.

In the first teaser, released Thursday by ABC, Olivia tells presidential hopeful Mellie (Bellamy Young) that she’s not running her campaign.

On the romance side, Jake (Scott Foley) tells Olivia, “I don’t like waiting” to which she replies, “Then don’t,” proceeding to jump into his arms for a full-blown make out session. Meanwhile, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) is all alone in the Oval Office and when Abby (Darby Stanchfield) asks Olivia if she misses the president, she says no. However, by the end of the video, Liv phones into the White House.

The trailer also speaks to “Scandal” fans who are ready to get back on Twitter for Thursday night #TGIT trending. With the hashtag #SuitUpGladiators promoted in the video, the voiceover teases, “Say hello to a whole new jam … It’s time for your jaw to get re-acquainted with the floor.”

Earlier this month at the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., Goldwyn spoke to Variety about Fitz and Olivia’s estrangement, teasing that the duo will be in bad shape when the new episodes return — and Fitz is truly down in the dumps. He also noted that Fitz does not know about Olivia’s abortion and if and when he finds out, he would be heartbroken.

“Scandal” returns Feb. 11 at 9 p.m., along with the “TGIT” premieres of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “How To Get Away With Murder.” To watch the new trailers for those two shows, click here and here.

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  1. Poochs18 says:

    I CANNOT remember the last time I hated a character on a show as much as I loathe non-acting SF. And can we PLEASE say NO CHEMISTRY WHATSOEVER, none, nada. When I saw that sorry A$$ promo of Olivia jumping on him, I thought, I’m OUT. Scandal has sunk to the point of NO RETURN. SR should be tared & feathered for destroying such a GREAT show & wonderful love story. Just pathetic to say the least.

  2. Cindy says:

    I like Fitz and Olivia together. This Jake thing doesn’t get for me.Fitz and Olivia have true chemistry . To me. Oposits atrack.The older man v the younger woman. It works.If it’s not broken why fix it. Stay with the winner. Fans which Scandal for Fitz and Olivia, their interaction. The 2 of them try so hard to stay away from each other. But alway find their way back to each other. That is true love. The way they can not get enough of each other.

  3. quit watching this show but glad she realized ‘Fitz is too boring a man for ‘Olivia! Scott Foley is more suited for her ,and sexier too!! always preferred that couple to Presidents/ may watch again to look how Scott re-gains his love & adoration for Liv-again ,now that he’s lost his recent love ….make it good!!!!!!

  4. l says:

    So she can get pregnant by Jake and have an abortion. I wish this show would go away.

  5. Steelers says:

    Yea!!! Jake and Olivia!!!

  6. AC says:

    sounds awful

  7. singsongsoy says:

    No way will I watch the Joke/Liv reunion. SR still trying hard to force SF on fans. I’m out.

    • dubbalo says:

      agree singsongsoy. wonder how long shonda think fans will continue to watch the same tiring story line? i think the majority of fans have hung on hoping for a happy olitz ending. the back and forth have worn me out, and i’m so done with scandal!!!

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