What’s Scandal without a, well, scandalous love affair? We're just a couple of episodes into the show's final season, and showrunner Shonda Rhimes is pulling out the stops for main character Olivia Pope, who has a brand new, totally hot love interest for Season 7. But what do we really know about Curtis Pryce?
For one thing, we know he’s played by the hunky Jay Hernandez, most recently seen in movies like Suicide Squad and Bad Moms. The 39-year-old actor made his debut as the cable news host who interviewed Olivia, President Mellie Grant’s new chief of staff, in the season premiere. In the final moments of the episode, Liv boldly propositioned the handsome fella — get it, girl!
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In the second episode, we learned that the broadcaster wisely took her up on her offer, as the two met up for a series of rendezvous at hotels around Washington DC. Unfortunately, their steamy encounters were rudely interrupted by the return of Fitz, and time will tell if he continues to get in the way of this fun fling.
Putting Olivia’s other men aside for now, let’s focus on what we do know about this one. So far, all we know is that Curtis is handsome, charming, intelligent, and great between the sheets. Not a bad choice for a final season shake-up!
Then again, this is Shondaland, and we know that a twist could be just around the corner. After all, the well-connected fella keeps popping up in convenient places. There’s a chance Curtis could be using our girl to get an in at the White House and with Mellie. Or maybe he wants some sort of political intel? Time will tell.
There are still 15 more episodes left in this final season, and we’re surely in for a twisty road ahead. Olivia’s bounced back and forth between Fitz and Jake for many years, and fans always assumed she’d end up with one of them. With Curtis now in the picture, all bets are off!