By InStyle Staff
Updated Dec 06, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

There’s one burning question on tonight’s all-new episode of Scandal and it’s leading Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) straight back to work in the White House: Who shot Fitz? As the nation reflects on their president, viewers will get a glimpse into Fitz’s early days in the Oval Office—with Olivia! For this important flashback scene, costume designer Lyn Paolo outfitted Olivia in a sleek black and white Michael Kors gown, telling, “Kerry and I wanted something functional but very feminine in this scene with Fitz and the lace detail on this dress made it absolutely perfect.” Fans, take note, there are some important wardrobe cues here. “For the devoted Scandal watcher you will notice instantly that we get a glimpse of Olivia's fabulous legs,” Paolo said. “Olivia in the present only wears pants.” Tune in to Scandal tonight at 10 p.m. EST on ABC to see what happens in the aftermath of the assassination attempt on Fitz!

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— Angela Salazar