'Scandal' season 5 episode 12 preview: Huck confronts Olivia about 'sleeping with the enemy'

By JEWEL WICKER/ jewel.wicker@coxinc.com, originally filed Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Huck knows all.

The Gladiator never shies away from giving a good rant whenever he deems it necessary. And, apparently, he deems it necessary in the upcoming episode of "Scandal" titled "Wild Card."

In the season 5 midseason premiere of "Scandal," we learned that Jake and Olivia's relationship has transformed into one that doesn't involve much talking. Simply put, they're only interested in each other for sex. That's it.

It is certainly a strange dynamic, especially considering the fact that in previous seasons the two formed a genuine bond outside of the bedroom.

It's also bizarre when you take into account that Jake is living with Olivia's father Rowan and he killed someone in order to become the head of the NSA.

Despite the fact that this "friends with benefits" setup seems to be a ticking time bomb, Olivia seems content with ignoring the impending danger.

Thankfully she has Huck there to remind her.

In a preview of the upcoming episode, Huck confronts Olivia as Jake leaves her apartment.

"I'd like to believe that you're collecting intel, figuring out what Jake and Rowan are up to," he says. "Otherwise you're just sleeping with the enemy and the Liv that I know would never do that."

"Jake and my father aren't up to anything," Olivia replies.

"Say that again," Huck says. "Say that again so you can hear how ridiculous it sounds."

Viewers will have to wait until the episode airs on Feb. 25 to find out if Olivia heeds Huck's warnings.

The episode will also give viewers insight into Fitz's budding relationship.

"Scandal” airs Thursday nights at 9 p.m. on ABC.

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Jewel Wicker
Jewel Wicker is an Atlanta native, Georgia State University graduate and entertainment reporter. She typically covers local events.