Why is Mama Pope so evil? On Thursday night’s new episode of Scandal, she continued to plot against the President and even shot her own husband Rowan. Pope & Associates joined forces with B613 to find the bomb that Maya Pope planted, but–spoiler alert!– the bomb goes off in next week’s season finale!

In this episode though, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) wears a striking Escada jacket that, according to costume designer Lyn Paolo is symbolic. “This is a pretty dark episode,” Paolo told InStyle.com. “We liked the fact that her black and white jacket looks like the Scandal logo, like paper going through a shredder. It’s very reminiscent of that.”

For more details on the episode’s fashion, look through the gallery. Then, tune in next Thursday on ABC for the season finale of Scandal!

—Written by Janelle Grodsky