3:45pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Scandal': Olivia's Location Revealed in New Promo
Where on earth is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)?
That's the big question on the mind of President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's Scandal, and ABC's newest promo seems reveal where the former Gladiator retreated to after the season three premiere.
The short promo features the president (Tony Goldwyn) calling Olivia's apartment, which remains a ghost town. Instead, Olivia seems to have taken her red wine to a beautiful beach far away from the drama in Washington, D.C.
Showrunner Shonda Rhimes told The Hollywood Reporter in July that the Scandal universe is getting smaller, with season four focusing more on the core cast.
The season premiere, titled "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia," picks up two months after the events in the season three finale. Here's ABC's formal description:
"Nearly two months after Olivia and Jake boarded a private jet to stand in the sun together, everything has changed. With another four years in the White House, Fitz and Cyrus are doing everything they can to make a positive impact on the nation. Meanwhile, Mellie struggles to cope with the loss of her son and the gladiators feel the impact of Olivia's absence.
Scandal returns Thursday, Sept. 25, in its new time slot at 9 p.m. on ABC. Watch the new promo, above.