“And let me say this… Next week is NUTS.”

That is how star Kerry Washington describes “The Fluffer,” the April 3 edition of ABC’s hit drama series “Scandal.”

Occurring in the aftermath of this week’s developments and amid the continued march towards the next presidential election, “The Fluffer” finds Abby serving as Olivia Pope’s proxy within the White House. Pope & Associates continue their investigation into B613, while “someone throws a wrench in Reston’s presidential campaign.”

The antepenultimate episode of the show’s shortened third season, “The Fluffer” is sure to rev the engines for an explosive finish.

In support of the upcoming episode, ABC shared a set of production stills. Click the thumbnails to access full versions: