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"Scandal " 6 Olivia Pope is determined to send Cyrus to prison in episode 2 teaser

In the second episode of "Scandal" season 6, a passionate Olivia Pope says "Cyrus will go to prison and Mellie will be our next President."

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In the premiere episode of the sixth season of ABC political drama "Scandal," a shocking election result was announced, a death occurred and a president-elect was chosen.

In the teaser released for episode 2, titled "Hardball," Olivia Pope is out to prove that Cyrus killed his way into the Whitehouse.

In one of the scenes, a passionate Olivia says to Abby "Cyrus will go to prison and Mellie will be our next President."

The clip also features President Fitzgerald Grant who still doesn’t believe that Cyrus murdered Frankie Vargas as he says "there is no evidence" to Abby.

Official synopsis

After a tight race and shocking conclusion to the election, flashbacks reveal what happened on the campaign trail and just how far Olivia was willing to go to win.

Meanwhile, Fitz and Abby are faced with an unprecedented national crisis, and the gladiators are determined to get answers, on “Scandal.”

play A scene from Shonda Rhimes' "Scandal"



In the season's premiere episode, Mellie narrowly lost the election to Frankie Vargas. The results came down to just one county in California, and in the end, Mellie lost that to Vargas.

The President-Elect Vargas was shot thrice by a sniper on Live Television, while he was about to address the nation following his win.

Following Vargas' death, President Fitz had the responsibility of appointing the next President of the United States of America. Torn between choosing his ex-wife Mellie and his one-time close friend Cyrus Beene, Fitz offered the position to Cyrus.'

"Hardball" will air tomorrow, February 2, 2017.

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