Last night’s Scandal took a somber turn, with the death of–spoiler alert!–Press Secretary James Novak (Dan Bucatinsky). The entire episode spanned a single day and we witnessed each of the character’s turmoil over the loss. The one-day episode also meant that Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) stuck to only one outfit. Lucky for us, costume designer, Lyn Paolo, made it a good one, opting for intricate patterns again. “We choose this print because it showed how complicated and interwoven her life is right now,” Paolo explained. “Everything is going wrong.”

For more details on last night’s fashion, look through the gallery. Then, tune in every Thursday on ABC for new episodes of Scandal!

—Janelle Grodsky