Honey, Scandal's kids are home!
After three seasons, Gladiators will finally meet Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie's (Bellamy Young) never-before-seen teen offspring in the ABC hit's March 27 episode, "Mama Said Knock You Out," which was actually directed by Goldwyn.
So what brings Jerry and Karen, played by Lost alums Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll, to the wing of the White House that's actually featured on the show? Politics, of course. And we've got your exclusive first look at the older Fitzgerald children's big debut! (Side note: Who is taking care of Teddy?!)
We managed to get our popcorn-dusted fingers on six pictures from Jerry and Karen's highly anticipated arrival, which features the duo having a seriously intense dinner with their folks. Judging from the scowls on everyone's faces, we're guessing no one is talking about what they learned at school today.
In the episode, Jerry and Karen must prepare for a live sit-down television interview with their parents at the White House as part of their father's reelection campaign. So no pressure or anything!
And we're sure fans are downing glasses of red wine Olivia Pope-style already to deal with their anxiety over the issue of Jerry's paternity, considering Fitz's father, Jerry (Barry Bostwick), forced himself on Mellie and she's not sure who his father is.
Jerry is described as "quiet, smart and intense," per TVLine, while his younger sister, Karen, comes across as very "polished and older than her years." (Mellie trained her well, no doubt.)
In addition to their time on Lost, both Minnette and Carroll have appeared on Grey's Anatomy, Shonda Rhimes' other ABC hit. Talk about keeping it in the family. (Carroll actually hit the Rhimes trifecta as she also popped up on Private Practice.)
Scandal airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on ABC, with Minnette and Carroll's episode airing on Thursday, March 27.