“Scandal” Season 7 will soon reveal whether or not Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and Fitz Grant (Tony Goldwyn) will end up together.

In an interview with TV Line, executive producer Shonda Rhimes reminded fans that the two characters have a very complex love story. “We are on a journey, and it’s coming to an end,” she said.

In Season 6, Fitz decided to live a simple and more private life in Vermont after his stint in the White House. Olivia, on the other hand, will continue to work in the Oval Office, but for Mellie (Bellamy Young). According to Rhimes, viewers will also get a look at Fitz’s life away from Olivia. His whereabouts and struggles will be the focus of some of the upcoming episodes.

But other than Olivia and Fitz, Mellie and Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry) will also come to realize that they are now on equal footing. They are both working at the White House as president and vice-president of the United States, respectively. “They are on equal ground, standing on the same side like we never imagined before,” Rhimes said.

When asked if Donald Trump’s presidency will affect the upcoming episodes of the series, Rhimes said the current POTUS did not influence the storyline of Season 7. “The best way we can deal with it is to not allow it to influence us at all,” she added.

Meanwhile, beyond the White House, Quinn (Katie Lowes), Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) will try to make a name for themselves as employees of Quinn Perkins and Associates (QPA). Quinn, who is expecting her first child in the series, will not soften up because of her pregnancy.

“Quinn is going to be the same Quinn we’ve always known. Women don’t become a whole other person because they are having a baby,” Rhimes explained.

“Scandal” Season 7 will have a total of 18 episodes. This means that Season 7 will have two more episodes compared to Season 6. Originally, the previous season was supposed to have a total of 22 installments, but this was cut to just 16 to accommodate Washington’s pregnancy.

“Scandal” Season 7 will premiere on ABC on Oct. 5 at 9 p.m. EDT.