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Olivia Pope Is Back in Her White Hat on Last Night’s Scandal

Last night’s Scandal saw the return of “Gladiator” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), white hat and all. We’ve missed this version of her! Although she still suffers from frequent flashbacks, she dives headfirst into a new case with Pope & Associates on behalf of Cyrus Beene. They’re in damage control mode as his former-prostitute fiancé, Michael, is caught in a cheating scandal. The only solution? A wedding! Olivia Pope always knows what to do.

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In this episode, we see her slowly transform through her wardrobe choices. “We started her in dark navy pajamas, then moved to the black Armani suit, then on to lighter colors as the show progressed,” Scandal costume designer, Lyn Paolo, tells InStyle. “Now she’s doing her ‘Olivia Pope’ thing!” By the end of the episode, she’s even wearing a white jacket (Alexander McQueen)—the ultimate Gladiator look.

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For more fashion scoop from the episode, click through the gallery. Then be sure to tune in to ABC next Thursday for an all new Scandal!

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How Portia de Rossi Went from Being a Scandal Super Fan to Star

Portia de Rossi, just like the rest of us, is totally obsessed with Scandal. But the difference is, she gets to experience the ultimate dream come true for any fan since she now appears on the drama. The actress stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! where she discussed, among other things (including those ever-persistent baby rumors), how she lobbied hard to be on the series.

“I hounded [Scandal creator] Shonda Rhimes,” de Rossi said. “She took a meeting with me, which was so exciting to get to be in the same room with her and talk about her amazing, amazing shows.” When de Rossi didn’t immediately hear back from Rhimes, she expected she didn’t get a part, but eventually she got a fateful call from her agent (which she hilariously misinterpreted at first to be “scandal news” instead of “Scandal news”) and the rest is television history.

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The actress, who rocked the ever-stylish crop, also discussed how her character’s arc is a “little open ended … I’m doing everything I can do stay alive!” Watch the entire Scandal chat here, including de Rossi telling a very funny anecdote about forgetting her character’s name at her first table read:

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