Scandal Season 3 Spoilers: Will Olivia Find Out About Jake’s New Role at B-613?
One of the most shocking twists during the ScandalSeason 3 winter finale was the revelation that Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) has replaced Olivia's (Kerry Washington) dad as the head of B-613. It's a move that completely changes the power dynamics of the show, putting B-613 much further under Fitz's control, at least until Jake decides to push back against his old war buddy, as happens approximately once every three episodes.
So, will Olivia find out about this change of management? And if she does, how will she react?
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TVLinespoke to Scandal executive producer Betsy Beers, who had this to say about Jake's new job: if Liv finds out, Betsy thinks there will be an "incredibly complicated combo plate of reactions" to the news.
Well, that's not full confirmation one way or another about if Liv uncovers this news. However, most secrets don't stay buried on Scandal, and we can't imagine Olivia staying ignorant of her dad's demotion or her former lover's new gig for long.
It'll be interesting to see how she reacts. Will she be glad that Jake is in charge, because he might be less ruthless than her dad? Will she be worried that the job will corrupt him? How will she feel about her dad getting booted from power, now that she knows he was just trying to protect her from the terrible truth about her mom?