[Videos] 'Scandal' Preview: Mellie Invites Olivia to Lunch
[Videos] 'Scandal' Preview: Mellie Invites Olivia to Lunch
Esther Gim
Esther Gim
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Eight episodes, no repeats -- it's going to be jam-packed ride to the end for Scandal season 3.

Here's the synopsis from Thursday's all-new episode is titled "Ride, Sally, Ride":
The White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role.

How short and sweet. But what does it all mean? Check out the first clip below.

  • David has obtained the call between Cyrus and Sally, who basically admits that she murdered her husband. But David says the evidence won't be held up in court. Why? Because it was obtained illegally, perhaps? It'll be interesting to see if any of the current NSA news going on will touch Scandal-land. As if there isn't enough going on.
  • James is hesitant about being an insider for David, and we don't blame him. Don't David and James know by now that they shouldn't be teaming up? Look how well it's turned out before. 
  • I think whether James does help David depends on what his relationship with Cyrus. Will he act on revenge? For a White House journalist, though, he really doesn't seem to want to get his hands dirty.

In this second clip, we learn just what Olivia's "challenging new role" is. Take a peek:

  • Mellie invites Olivia for a lunch between two gal pals. Ha, you could cut the tension with a knife. It's even uncomfortable to watch because the paparazzi have surrounded the place to get the first lady and his mistress or non-mistress.
  • Mellie is saying she's looking out for her husband, but in reality, she's looking out more for herself, which she pretty much says -- and she wants Olivia's help for re-election.
  • Will she take the job? I don't see why she wouldn't, especially with the cameras all around. She'll want to put on a good PR campaign so all of America doesn't hate her.

Scandal airs at 10pm Thursdays on ABC.