In the Scandal episode “I See You,” Olivia (Kerry Washington) shows up at her father’s house (Joe Morton) and finds Jake (Scott Foley) with his new girlfriend Vanessa (Joelle Carter). The scene is strange on many levels. For starters: Olivia just kicked Jake out after a hot, late night booty call. Second: is Jake living with Joe? He’s there all the time. And third: Rowan considers Jake his son, but his son is sleeping with his real life daughter Olivia.
Scott Foley recently addressed the incestuous relationship by comparing it to Star Wars. He said: “Look, it’s definitely a Leia-Skywalker thing happening. If Darth is the father and that’s Rowan, there’s something f—ed up! [Laughs] No doubt about it! And just because Rowan sees them that way, I don’t necessarily think they see each other that way. He may see him as his father figure, but I know Jake doesn’t see Olivia as his sister. And vice versa!” Scandal airs Thursdays at 9pm on ABC.