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Portia de Rossi joins season 4 of 'Scandal'

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Portia De Rossi
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When last we saw Olivia Pope, she was flying off into the sunset (or maybe just flying off) with Jake by her side—leaving behind a broken Fitz, who’d just lost his son and realized some horrible things about his father. D.C. now rests in the hands of Olivia’s own father, who once again took over B-613. So what awaits the team when season four starts up? How about a new face?

EW has confirmed that Arrested Development star Portia de Rossi will join Scandal‘s fourth season for a multiple-episode arc. Ellen DeGeneres first announced the news on Twitter, bragging about her wife’s “top secret” storyline:

Could the words “top secret” mean de Rossi is a part of Papa Pope’s B-613 army? We’ll find out Thursday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m., when Scandal returns on ABC.