Executive producer Shonda Rhimes has big plans of longevity for the most addictive show on the planet. It’s one year later, and we still don’t know the whole story of Olivia and her team with the exception of Quinn Perkins. But from what we do know, the team has grown stronger and is a force to be reckon with.
Who was Olivia Pope a year ago?!?
Olivia Pope had an affair with someone on the campaign. It’s a potential gold mine because other than that Olivia Pope is purer than Mother Theresa. ~ Scandal Season 1
Olivia seemed to have been mentored by both Cyrus Beene and Verna Thornton separately, molding her into who she is today.
She once worked on Fitz’s campaign as the media relations consultant. At one point, her professional relationship with President Fitzgerald Grant III led to an extramarital affair which she had intended to end after Fitz’ inauguration into office. After winning the election, she became his Assistant for Communications, also known as the White House Director of Communications. They continue their relationship, and just when both have made clear their feelings for each other, Olivia realizes that Mellie, Fitz’ wife, is aware of their relationship, so Olivia resigns from the White House and forms Olivia Pope & Associates.
Olivia is part of the conspiracy to ensure Fitz’ seat in the White House, Olivia, along with Cyrus, Mellie, Verna, and Hollis Doyle. (Beltway Unbuckled)
Olivia and Verna with assistance from Huck saved Lindsay Dwyer after Hollis Doyle used Becky Flynn to setup Lindsay for the bombing of Cytron the company where Lindsay’s boyfriend – Jesse Tyler – and six of his co-workers were blown-up.
Who was Harrison Wright a year ago?!?
Harrison Wright. 28 years old. Grew up right here in DC. He somehow managed to go from selling luxury cars in Tacoma park to working for Adnan Salif. Made a mountain of money and managed to only get six months when Salif went down for insider trading.
How did he manage to pull that off?
A great lawyer, Olivia Pope, defended him pro bono. ~ Scandal Season 1
Harrison grew up in Washington, D.C. He was a luxury car salesman in Takoma Park before he started working for Adnan Salif, an insider trader. They both made a fortune off the business, but were eventually caught. While Salif had to serve his time, Harrison managed to only do six months out of the eight years he was supposed to get with the help of Olivia. Since being put on probation, he has been extremely loyal to Olivia and began working for her, barely questioning her actions, grateful that she does what she does, no matter what the means.
Who was Huck a year ago?!?
Well Huck is obviously not his real name. The CIA denies knowing him, but they also sent three agents over to my office to encourage me to stop checking into his background. So clearly he’s one of theirs. Other than that, he is a mystery. My guess is that if you meet this guy in a dark alley, you’re done. ~ Scandal Season 1
Fresh out of college, “Huck” is offered a position with the CIA. There, he was trained by “Charlie” and became an asset to intel gathering through torture and technology.
He becomes a part of the CIA-funded, top-secret, off-the-books program, “B613″, with “Charlie”, “Wink”, “Matches”, “Paul Gray”, “Melvin Feen”, and their case officer, “Crosby”. In this program, they killed 3 world leaders and made it look like a heart attack.
At one point, Huck’s enjoyment of his job began to disturb him and, because of the nature of his connection with CIA, his past connections and everything he had was taken from him, leaving him homeless and without any money when he contracted out. One day while on the subway, Olivia Pope finds and helps him. He has since then stayed away from his past activities and has been helping out at her firm as their tech guy.
Who was fiesty Abby Whelan a year ago?!?
Abigail Wheland. Married for four years to Charles Putney, the youngest son of former Virginia governor James Putney. She left him when he allegedly beat her in a drunken rage ~ Scandal Season 1
Abby Whelan is the firm’s crack investigator. Outspoken, indomitable and always willing to spar, Abby takes her work seriously and never suffers fools. Abby and Olivia’s friendship goes way back to law school and they’re the first ones to call each other out when either goes adrift. She also hates Republicans and likes baking—in fact, she uses baking as a way to settle her nerves after long days dealing with the viper’s nest that is Washington D.C.
Who was sweet, innocent Quinn Perkins a year ago?!?
Quinn Perkins. Started less than four weeks ago. Left a cushy associates gig in O’Malley and Lee. As far as we know, Quinn Perkins didn’t exist until 2008. ~ Scandal Season 1
The newest member of the team, Quinn Perkins is a baby lawyer with a secret past and a lot to learn. She’s not always sure what’s going on but that doesn’t stop her from jumping in the trenches with her colleagues, finding solutions to the seemingly unsolvable. Her intuition, her likeability and her optimism all serve her well in her new post but she’ll have to overcome her trusting nature and expectations of a happy ending if she’s going to last long in the messy world of Olivia Pope and Associates. Quinn also has a secret, many secrets, which will lead more than one person to ask, “Who is Quinn?”
Don’t you just love the Gladiators In Suits?!?
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