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Khandi Alexander Cast in Major Scandal Season 3 Role

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The casting of Olivia Pope's mother? ABC has it handled.

Following the bombshell dropped on Scandal Season 3 Episode 5, The Hollywood Reporter confirms that veteran actress Khandi Alexander has been cast as the woman who brought Olivia into this Gladiator-filled world.

She will first appear via flashbacks on this Thursday's new installment of Scandal Season 3.

Khandi Alexander on Treme

Alexander has starred on Newsradio and CSI: Miami and currently plays a key role on HBO's Treme, which kicks off Season 4 on December 1.

Scandal Season 3 airs Thursdays at 10/9c on ABC.

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Jake: Man, do I love you.
Olivia: I want Vermont with Fitz.
Jake: Oh, okay.
Olivia: I also want the sun with you.
Jake: So...
Olivia: I'm not choosing. I'm not choosing Jake. I'm not choosing Fitz. I'm choosing me. I'm choosing Olivia. And right now, Olivia is dancing. Now, you can dance with me or you can get off my dance floor. I'm fine dancing alone.

I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.

Olivia