Tonight on Scandal, President Grant (Tony Goldwyn) — having finally woken up from his coma after the assassination attempt — will try to reclaim the White House from Sally's (Kate Burton) grasps.
 
However, according to series star Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant), the road to recovery isn’t going to be easy, especially with the Veep and her conniving ways. But that’s not all. Fans will also have an “emotional” scene between Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Mellie to look forward to.
 
“But there's an incredible scene in an elevator,” Bellamy told Wetpaint Entertainment. “You know how Shonda loves to put people in elevators and see what happens! There might be a bit of a drunken fit and there might be something I walk in on. And it might lead to a scene with me and Olivia, and a very complicated, emotional moment.”
 
See what else Bellamy had to say about tonight’s episode -- and Mellie’s baby-on-the-way! -- in our exclusive interview below.

Wetpaint Entertainment: What is coming up on Scandal?

Bellamy Young: Well, we have to get the sweet President back to work! He wakes up, shot in the head, and there's so much they compromised so there’ll be a lot of room to try and pick up the slack. There's still a bit of a Sally Langston issue. We have to handle that, get her back in her place.

Mellie made a very bold choice, in forging Fitz’ signature.

Mellie plays to win. She really, really does, and she's so smart and so committed. She's thinking [about] the long game, and she's very willing to take big risks for big rewards.

What can we expect this week?

We get to do another week of where we’re back in time again because as Tony (Goldwyn) is dealing with getting his faculties back as the President, he was very compromised. It's flashing us back to where, as he was becoming the President, you get to meet his dad... It's Barry Bostwick, who is incredible. It's such an incredibly complicated relationship because it's fraught, fraught, fraught. And it very much pushes Fitz forward toward the presidency, but not in a supportive, positive way. There's a lot of friction.

Are we delving into what he thinks of everything that went on while he was in a coma – your decisions, everyone else's decisions?

There's not the luxury of actual time to focus on that because there's a country to run. And there are always wolves at the door. Sally's still trying to prove he's not fit. We just have to be up and running. But there's an incredible scene in an elevator. You know how Shonda loves to put people in elevators and see what happens! There might be a bit of a drunken fit and there might be something I walk in on. And it might lead to a scene with me and Olivia, and a very complicated, emotional moment. So there's that to look forward to.

When's the baby coming?

The baby's coming, for sure, for certain, that baby is a 'coming, soon. Trust me when I say, when and how I have that baby will complicate things.

How come you, the nicest person I know in the world, make the best bitch on television?

It's wish fulfillment. I get to see this other side of myself that I never express otherwise.