Scandal Season 5
Scandal will return with season 5 on 24 September this year ABC

Shonda Rhimes has teased that Olivia and Fitz's romance will be the only good thing in Scandal season 5.

"The world had been fairly blown apart for everybody except Olivia and Fitz," Rhimes said at the press tour of the Television Critics Association. "Everybody else was in a fairly blown apart place... We pick up right there in that environment and we see what's happens next."

Season 5 will start right from where season 4 left off, with Olivia and Fitz kissing on the Truman balcony.

"Cyrus no longer working in the White House... Mellie is no longer living in the White House, Jake said he was walking away... Quinn was thinking about killing Huck.... We pick up right there in that environment. and we see what happens next," the show creator added.

Rhimes teases that Fitz may consider divorcing Mellie in the upcoming season. "For me, what's exciting is exploring the possibility of really seeing what happens next versus doing the thing I think everyone expects us to do, which is bounce everybody back into the place that they were," she said.

Scandal season 5 returns on 24 September on ABC network.