Say hello to the new Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington)!
In a just-released promotional video for Scandal’s season 5 return on Feb. 11, the D.C. professional ditches her goody-goody persona and instead welcomes a must-see, badass attitude accompanied by a killer wardrobe. “We’re never done. We do not give up,” she says as the 30-second-long clip begins to roll. Yes, her voice and tone mean business, but it’s the sleek red leather coat she sports that we’re seriously obsessed with. Paired with black leather gloves and a matching, boardroom appropriate handbag, Pope and her inner circle march across the halls as she throws her go-to white hat aside.
As for the result of all of season 5’s drama? “It’s handled,” she says. Stay tuned for the new season, premiering on Feb. 11 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.