Scandal: Will Huck survive?
Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield, Kerry Washington, and Katie Lowes tease what's next
Just when it seemed that Huck had finally found happiness, another one of his girlfriends betrayed him — except this time, she also shot him multiple times during last week’s episode of Scandal. What’s worse? Abby may have ordered the hit.
Though Huck (Guillermo Diaz) initially suspected that his new flame Meg (Phoebe Neidhardt) was somehow connected to the mysterious organization now controlling Rowan (Joe Morton), she played her role as double agent perfectly, even to the point where Huck and Olivia (Kerry Washington) revealed the truth that Jennifer Fields (Chelsea Kurtz) is alive. Meg, of course, then killed Jennifer and shot Huck, leaving his fate up in the air.
“There’s hope for Huck,” Diaz tells EW. “He’s a former trained killer spy who lived in a hole for three months. He’s been through a whole hell of a lot, so I’m hoping that he will have that inner strength to make it through this, but we’ll have to wait and see.”
So, did Abby really betray her former Gladiator? That’s what we’ll find out this week. “This next episode on Thursday, we go back to Election Night and we follow it through Abby’s point of view, but we also see a bunch of Abby’s decisions and actions leading up to Election Night and how involved she is in everything that’s going on with Election Night — Frankie Vargas’ death, all of that,” Stanchfield says, noting that the audience should be worried that Abby may have been corrupted by power.
It’s safe to say that the rest of OPA will probably feel quite betrayed if they find out Abby was responsible for Huck’s possible demise. “It’s not good, it’s a very strong ‘not happy,'” Katie Lowes says, also cautioning that fans may need to be concerned about Abby. “Quinn goes into full effect.”
She’s not the only one: “It’s so insane,” Washington teases. “There’s a moment when Olivia responds to what Abby has done that, when I read it on the page, shocked me and made me cry.”
Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.