Scandal season 5
The political thriller by ABC will leap six months forward after its midseason hiatus ABC

ABC's political thriller Scandal will return with season 5 on 11 February 2016. The show will take a six-month leap after the events of the midseason finale and will feature some major changes as president Fitz Grant and Olivia Pope called off relationship in the previous episode.

Warning: Potential spoilers ahead

The remaining episodes of season 5 will focus on POTUS and his relationships with the ladies both inside and outside of the White House. "Fitz is terrible at being alone," Bellamy Young (Mellie Grant) told TV Line. "He needs a sounding board, and he doesn't have Mellie, he doesn't have Olivia and he doesn't have Cyrus, because he doesn't trust him anymore," she teased.

The website hinted that since the president will feel lonely, he is likely to get attracted to White House press secretary Abby. In episode 8, titled Baby It's Cold Out Here, Liv had terminated her pregnancy without informing the president, who was the father of the unborn child.

The couple later called off their relationship, leaving fans shocked. "There is no us! There is no this! There is no Vermont! There is no jam! There's no future. Not anymore," Liv told the president before storming out of the White House.

Meanwhile, Tony Goldwyn, who plays Olivia's love interest on the popular show, teased a possible reunion between the couple. "Second to the death of his son, that's the worst thing that could ever happen to Fitz — to find out that Olivia was pregnant with his baby, had an abortion and did not tell him," he told EW.

"That said, he got beyond the fact that her father was responsible for murdering his son. There's no logic to Fitz's love for Olivia, so I think he could get past it. I think he would have to because he's in love with her. It's going to be horrible if he finds out," he added.

Season 5 episode 10 titled, It's Hard Out Here For A General, will air on 11 February at 9/8pm CT on ABC.