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Olivia Pope faces the "battle of her life" in Season 3 of Scandal, claims a new promo hyping the show's Oct. 3 return. The action picks up right after the press converges on Olivia's apartment building, realizing that she is President Fitzgerald Grant's mistress.

"My name is out there!" she shouts at Fitz in the new Season 3 footage. "We need to make a plan."

Meanwhile, Fitz's people seems to be conspiring against her.

"We need to start a kill folder on Olivia Pope," Cyrus announces.

We all know what happens when Cyrus starts up one of those! It just seems impossible that he’s actually willing to hurt Liv.

The final shot of the intense promo shows Olivia barging into the office's conference room, glaring at what looks like her own team, and saying tremulously, "What... did you do?"

Well, hell, now we want to know! What did they do?!

T-minus one month until we find out, Gladiators!

Source: YouTube


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