Scandal Shocker: Look Who's Coming Back!

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Viewers are accustomed to shocking developments every single week on Scandal Season 4.

But Entertainment Weekly has confirmed a true stunner in the works for the ABC drama's midseason finale:

Network insiders have confirmed that Khandi Alexander will reprise her eerily awesome role as Olivia’s scheming mom on Scandal Season 4 Episode 9.

Khandi Alexander on Scandal

The installment will air on November 20, it will be titled "Where the Sun Don’t Shine" - and that's pretty much all we know about it.

But the last time we saw Mama Pope, Rowan had framed her for the murder of the President’s son (a crime Jake is now accused of) and locked her away, though Olivia and Fitz believe her to be dead.

In other words: it's safe to say we're curious about her return.

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Scandal Quotes

Olivia: I don't want normal, and easy, and simple. I want..
Edison: What? What do you want, Olivia?
Olivia: I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love. Don't you want that, too?
Edison: Love is not supposed to be painful or devastating. Love isn't supposed to hurt, Liv.

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