'Scandal' sneak peek: Scott Foley charms Kerry Washington's Olivia [Exclusive video]

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The truth did not set President Fitzgerald Grant free.

After learning about the election rigging in Defiance, Fitz has called off his divorce from Mellie. He doesn't know whom he can trust, including -- or perhaps especially -- the love of his life, Olivia. On Thursday night's new "Scandal," sparks fly as usual when Fitz and Olivia are forced to be in the same room.

But Olivia might finally be ready to move on from their torrid affair -- no, not with Edison, but with a handsome new stranger played by Scott Foley.

In this exclusive clip, they meet cute at a coffee shop when he knocks her phone to the floor.

"Is it OK? Did I short-circuit your life?" he asks.

"My life is still intact," Olivia says with smile. They banter about what they do for a living -- he pretends he sells office supplies, she fibs about being a tour guide.

"That is a very impressive fake job you have," he grins.

"Scandal" airs Thursday at 10 PM on ABC.