Scandal: Ugly Betty Alum Eric Mabius to Guest Star

eric mabius scandalTwo days after recruiting House alum Lisa Edelstein for a guest role, Scandal has cast another client for Pope & Associates to fix. Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius is set to guest star on the February 21st episode of the ABC drama (“Boom Goes the Dynamite”), according to The Hollywood Reporter. He’ll be playing Senator Peter Caldwell, a member of a powerful political family and an influential D.C. resident that comes to Olivia with a problem that could jeopardize his status.

Following a 10-month time jump and the conclusion of the election rigging/assassination arc, the back-nine of this season of Scandal will put the focus back on the clients of Olivia Pope, which is where the show’s focus was when it began this past April. However, over the course of the abbreviated first season, the serial elements gradually became the primary driving force of the political drama, so the individual clients that will begin to appear beginning this week will likely build toward another arc like the Amanda Tanner case of season one. It’ll be interesting to see if Scandal can hang on to its ratings momentum and water cooler status once it becomes a little more self-contained for a while, though on this show, the crazy is never too far away.

In addition to his role on Ugly Betty, Mabius has appeared on the likes of The L Word, Political Animals, and Outcasts.

Scandal airs Thursdays at 10:00 on ABC. You can check out a review of the most recent episode here, as well as a preview of the next episode here.

Why do you think Peter has come to Olivia? With everything going on in her personal life, will Olivia be able to focus on her work with Pope & Associates? Would you rather Scandal not revert back to its case of the week format after pulling off a successful serial arc with the election rigging and assassination attempt?

Leave a Reply

That Time Snoop Bought a Nail Gun on The Wire
HBO Is Pulling Every Single One of Their Shows From Amazon
Fine, I’ll Talk About How I Don’t Want a Roseanne Revival
North Korea Wins the Award for Best Name for a Television Show Ever
The History of Wonder Woman is Explored in this Interesting Video
Logan Black and White Coming to the Big Screen May 16th
Mandy Moore Confronts Killer Sharks in 47 Meters Down Trailer
Incredibly Freaky Footage of Life-Like Prop Baby and Man Heads Being Inflated
Guy Explains How Every Single Nickelback Song is Written
Songs That Jack You Up: Filter’s “Hey Man Nice Shot”
Hilarious Parody Video of Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” Called “Smell of You”
Great Uses of Songs in Movies: “Girl You’ll Be a Woman Soon” in the Movie “Pulp Fiction”
Watch Out Packers Fans: Aaron Rodgers Spotted with Kelly Rohrbach
The Best Case of Sweet Justice I’ve Ever Seen in an MMA Fight
I Think It’s Safe to Say This Rugby Player’s Getting a Lifetime Ban After This
ESPN Draft Night Coverage Sponsored By Job Recruiting Website Zip Recruiter
A Beautiful Final Fantasy XV “Somnus” Cover by the Grissini Project
Pokemon Clothing Line To Hit France, Belgium, And Luxembourg In May
Eight Classic Gaming Consoles Redesigned as Cars
Guy Completes Super Mario Bros Run In the Most Boring Way Possible
John Boyega Bought Some Weird Stuff with his Star Wars Paycheck
Not Only Has Morgan Freeman Played God, He Once Said “I’m God”
The Top 20 Charitable Celebrities
A Collection of Non Famous Girls Who Definitely Look Like Male Celebrities