Scandal returned from its winter hiatus and we’re so happy to see Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) back on the small screen! Thursday’s episode did not shy away from the drama, with VP Sally Langston announcing her plans to run against President Fitzgerald Grant in the coming election. Not only that, Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Olivia went head to head over Fitz in a lunchtime spat. Lucky for us, both ladies stunned, with Olivia in a white Prada coat and the First Lady in a bold red Escada dress.

“They’re like the red queen and the white queen,” costume designer, Lyn Paolo, told InStyle.com about their striking looks. “Olivia’s wearing her typical battle armor coat with chrome buttons because she knew she had to face Mellie.” For more details on this season’s fashion, look through the gallery. Also, be sure to tune in to Scandal every Thursday at 9pm on ABC!

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—Janelle Grodsky