'Scandal' Stars Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz on HuckleberryQuinn's Future: 'He Might Have a Little More Respect for Her'
Guillermo Diaz as Huck and Katie Lowes as Quinn in "Scandal"
Fans of "HuckleberryQuinn" on "Scandal" were shocked last week when the relationship between the mentor and his protégé took a very dark turn.
After finding out Quinn had betrayed Olivia Pope and the other gladiators, Huck went B-613 on Quinn — tying her up, torturing her, and even pulling out a tooth! He spared her life, but only because she seemingly promised to get to Eli Pope and kill him!
So where does the HuckleberryQuinn pairing go from here? We chatted with stars Guillermo Diaz and Katie Lowes about their big scene, a potential romance, and this week's big winter finale.
What was your reaction when you first read the torture scene?
Lowes: Oh, wow.
Diaz: I think people cried during the table read. I was completely shocked and it was really unexpected and I just remember thinking, "Oh my god, we have to shoot this." I was excited and scared and just crazy happy that we were getting to shoot this amazingly written scene. As an actor, it's what you want.
Watch as Huck prepares Quinn for torture:
You're very good friends, did that make it easier or harder to shoot?
Lowes: I think that made it easier, really.
Lowes: Huck has had to torture a bunch of other people, and I had to drill Billy Chambers's thigh. It's definitely an uncomfortable situation, the person is hog-tied with tape and naked on a floor and it's uncomfortable no matter what. But in our situation, because we are such good friends in real life and know each other really well, we were able to go the lengths that we needed to.
Can Quinn and Huck ever mend their relationship? Can they go back?
Diaz: Hard to say. You know, Huck pulled her teeth out! And he had her tied up on the floor for hours — how do you come back from that? But again, they're both living these dysfunctional lives. They're part of this crazy family at Olivia Pope and Associates, so who's the say they won't come back from it and possibly have a higher respect for each other? Quinn lived through Huck's torture, and he might have a little more respect for her. Maybe that'll count for something and he'll say, "Wow, she's stronger than I thought."
Lowes: I know that Quinn herself is forever changed, and I think more than the question of "can she feel the same way about Huck again?," I think Quinn needs to know that that's who Huck is. As much as she would've liked to have been the exception — she kind of was, because he didn't kill her and he did her that favor and he did her that honor — but I think that Quinn now knows the truth that this is who Huck is, this is who he's trained to be, and I don't know if they'll ever come back from it. I like to hold out hope because I'm a fan of HuckleberryQuinn, and I'm also a fan of Guillermo Diaz, so selfishly I just want to act with him. I don't know, we'll see. We're only one episode ahead of you, so we don't really know what's going to happen.