The Storm is Coming: What Does Scandal’s Rainy Shoot Tell Us?
We’re only a couple of weeks away from the season 3 premiere of Scandal and Gladiators everywhere are preparing by re-watching and overanalyzing everything. That’s our duty as obsessed fans. Shonda Rhimes put us all into overdrive when her team released pictures from the “Storm is Coming” photoshoot the cast did and of course we’re trying to crack the code. WHAT IS SHE TRYNA TELL US?!? I’m not sure but I will guess.
“The Storm is Coming” is clearly telling us that it’s about to be raining chaos on season 3. I mean we knew that much when the last word of season 2 was “Dad?” But in case we weren’t nervous enough, BRING DOWN THE RAIN!
Ok so Abby is in the storm giving her best “come hither” look. I don’t know why she’s tryna make segzy happen but bless her heart. I take it that her and David are gonna resume having the most uncomfortable to watch sex? Maybe there’s a storm in Abby’s loins. I don’t damb know.
But look at Quinn. She’s in this blood red trench coat, and is the only person in this shoot rocking color, might I add. I think we’re going to see Baby Huck really grow into her killing abilities and start slaying folks. Also, she looks rather calm in this storm that’s raging around her. We’re used to nervous Quinn but it seems she found some grounding.
And then there’s Mellie, who is basically welcoming the storm. She’s all “COME AT ME, BRO! I’M READY!” Soooo I expect her to be even more conniving than we’re used to. Mellie ain’t gon take no prisoners in this storm. She’s gon be the one chasing it, if anything.
Two out of these three ain’t got no umbrellas, but they don’t look bothered by it at all.
Now look at Huck and David. Both men are sans umbrella and exposed to this storm. Huck is rocking a hood and David is holding his coat closed. Neither one of them look too sure about this, which is so different from the ladies up top who don’t seem that affected.
We know Jake is getting out the whole because he’s now a fulltime cast member so you KNOW he’s gonna be all tangled up in Olivia’s web and drama. And look at Cyrus Beene the based goon, who is holding an umbrella that’s the same color as Quinn’s trench. Might he be ordering some bloodshed, as opposed to Quinn being responsible for some with her own hands? Maybe. We know not to trust Cy too much.
Now getchu a piece of Harrison.
The gooning gladiator in gingham has an umbrella but refuses to use it on some “NAH I DON’T NEED THIS!” That cocky bastard! I love he. Harrison is basically saying although he has the option for protection in the storm, he chooses to be in the open. We know he loves a good confrontation and if my Brolivia Pope theory is true, then we KNOW Harrison is gonna play a major part in season 3’s chaos.
And let’s get into Fitz and Olivia.
President Ghost is looking like someone stole his favorite teddy bear and ripped one eye off. Poor thing is looking all dejected and downtrodden. He has protection from the storm but he looks like that doesn’t matter. He lost his boo, Liv and him crawling back to Mellie probably broke his spirit. Woo woo woo, Fitz!
Olivia is in this storm with her umbrella and this HEAVEN WHITE COAT!!! Can we all just take a moment to give praises and pay #AMISH to this FIERCE white trench??? I mean YESSS! And the two panels are everything. Goodness.
Anyway, the storm surrounds Olivia and like always, she stays calm. Even though I’m not sure how with all the madness that’s surely about to happen.
I AM SO READY!!! I’ve spent FOUR whole months preparing for the return of my beloved Scandal and it’s almost here! You can tell I’m thirsty because I probably did too much reading into these pics. HA! I’m parched. I need waitorade. SOON COME, THOUGH! 15 days left!
So what do y’all take away from these stormy pics? Gladiators ROAR!
Related announcement: I’ll be hosting a SCANDAL watch party at the Blogalicious conference on premiere night (Thursday, October 3)! It’s in Atlanta, and right now it’s only open to conference attendees. After the episode goes off, I’ll be leading a debrief discussion. SUPER excited about it! I’m looking forward to watching the show with hundreds of other fans (but folks better be quiet when it’s on).
So yes. Good time. Follow me on Twitter (@Luvvie) because as always, I’ll be livetweeting the show!