Scandal Casts Olivia Pope’s Mom

If you’re remotely as obsessed with Scandal as I am, you most likely had to pick up your jaw from the ground after last Thursday’s shocking twist. Apparently, Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) shot down a civilian airliner before he was President. One of those travelers on the flight manifest was none other than Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) mom. If this turns out to be true, I don’t know how Olivia and Fitz can recover from this. Oh well, she can always run into Jake’s (Scott Foley) toned arms. Find out who the show cast to play Liv’s mom below.

Starting this Thursday, Khandi Alexander will appear in flashbacks as Olivia’s mom Maya Lewis. Question is… did she really die in that explosion? You never know with the twisted mind of Shonda Rhimes.

Alexander currently appears on the HBO drama Treme. Her other television credits include CSI: Miami, ER and NewsRadio. Loved her on the latter. She was one of the best things from that NBC sitcom.

What do you think of Khandi’s addition? Were you shocked by last episode’s twist? The last ten minutes of that episode were everything. The scene between Olivia and Mellie (Bellamy Young) was fantastic. Sound off below.