The two month hiatus is a result of Kerry Washington’s pregnancy. The season now only has 18 episodes opposed to the 22 they were originally slotted for.
Uptown Magazine says: “Theyâ€™ve been dressing Olivia Pope (Washingtonâ€™s character, just in case youâ€™ve somehow lived under a rock recently) in loose-fitting clothing and coats, but I guess execs believe that wonâ€™t continue to work. Shonda Rhimes has no intention of making Pope pregnant, so they felt this was the only way.”
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