If you’re caught up on ABC’s hit drama Scandal, then you know that Abby found herself in a very precarious position recently. And guess what? It’s not over.
(Warning: Several Scandal spoilers follow as we discuss everything up to the most recent episode, “Trojan Horse.”)
One of season 6’s biggest developments on Scandal is the introduction of a third party organization more fearsome than B613 and hellbent on seeing that Mellie Grant becomes the next president.
As of the recent episode “Trojan Horse,” they’ve accomplished just that, with a lot of bloodshed along the way. Their most recent victim was Elizabeth North, who was bludgeoned to death by Marjorie Ruland right in front of Mellie’s eyes. And before that, Huck nearly drowned to death in the backseat of a car. Now, if you’re wondering how Marjorie and her associate, Theodore Peus, sprang up out of nowhere and seized control so quickly — well, it’s because they exploited a weak link.
Unfortunately, they targeted Abby Whelan’s ambition and used her as a pawn. This, of course, led to Frankie’s assassination, Cyrus Beene’s imprisonment, and obviously, Huck’s near death experience. Lucky, Olivia and Jake found him in time and Fitz was able to convince Olivia to forgive Abby. Basically, Abby didn’t have a clue what she was getting into and tried to course correct as best as she could.
However, Entertainment Weekly got the inside scoop from Darby Stanchfield, who promises that Abby’s problems aren’t exactly solved just because Olivia’s in the loop.
Here’s the scoop:
"“I wake up with night sweats wondering what’s going to happen when Huck finds out. One thing I can tell you is after this moment of forgiveness where Olivia puts her hand on Abby’s and there’s finally a moment of connection, that’s not the end-all, be-all; it’s not resolved, it’s incredibly messy for Abby. She is in a true gray area with everyone at the White House and OPA.”"
We saw exactly how Quinn reacted when she found out — she jumped over a table and tried to kill Abby with her bare hands. So imagine what Huck will do.
Honestly, I feel so bad for her. I mean, I don’t think anyone should kill her. As soon as she saw what happened to Leo, she regretted it. Like, when she really understood the gravity of what was happening, she tried to go back. Obviously, Abby’s not inherently bad. She’s simply made a couple bad judgment calls, just like everyone else on the show. And she really went the extra distance to set Cyrus free.
So if Darby Stanchfield’s sweating it, so am I.
New episodes of Scandal air on ABC every Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET.