Scandal Season 4
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Scandal season 4 has been a roller-coaster ride since its premiere, with Olivia Pope's kidnapping, her auction and then her dramatic rescue.

But now, the gladiator is back to her usual business and is solving sensitive cases at the White House.

Though her kidnapping took a toll on her mental strength, she is now experiencing tremors of unease, which could be signs of post-traumatic stress.

Apart from the kidnapping nightmare, the Pope daughter is also struggling to maintain a balance between her current love Jake and ex-lover president Fitzgerald Grant.

In episode 14 titled, Lawn Chair, Liv is likely to solve a complicated murder case where a white police man has been accused of killing a black child.

According to Christian Post, Lena Dunham may appear in the next episode of Scandal, in a short but important role.

There are also rumours that Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick) may return to the show after his heroic efforts in saving the fan favourite character from kidnappers.

The official synopsis of the upcoming episode reads: "An unfortunate event occurs in Washington, D.C., and it becomes the focal point of national news. Meanwhile, the White House must figure out how to handle the vice president."

Click here to watch episode 14 via live stream online. Scandal season 4 returns this Thursday on the ABC network.