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'Scandal': Michael Trucco to play Abby's ex-husband

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We’re finally going to meet Abby Whelan’s abusive ex-husband. Battlestar Galactica alum Michael Trucco has landed the role on Scandal, EW has learned.

Trucco will play Charles Putney, whom Olivia (Kerry Washington) apparently took a tire iron to after he broke Abby’s ribs and jaw years prior. Details on why Charles comes back into the picture are being kept under wraps, but surely Abby won’t be pleased.

Since his days as a Cylon—don’t you dare call spoiler alert—Trucco has had roles on Castle, Revenge, How I Met Your Mother, Fairly Legal, and the short-lived Killer Women.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.