By Janelle Grodsky
Oct 17, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

Finally, Olivia Pope and the President are alone in the Oval Office! On last night's Scandal, tension reached a boiling point between Fitz and his two leading ladies: First Lady Mellie Grant, whom he finally confronted about her odd behavior ever since their son's death, and Kerry Washington's Olivia Pope, whom he couldn't keep his hands off of. The latter Oval Office scene took a very steamy turn, when Fitz unbuttoned Olivia's jacket.

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In fact, costume designer Lyn Paolo choose Olivia's Armani jacket in that scene very specifically. "We definitely picked a jacket that was easy to take off," Paolo explains. "For that scene with the two of them, we couldn't have him unbuttoning 30 buttons. We consciously did that."

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