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Khandi Alexander to return on 'Scandal'

The actress first portrayed Maya Lewis on season three of the ABC series.

By Annie Martin
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Khandi Alexander to return on 'Scandal'
Kerry Washington of 'Scandal.' (UPI/Phil McCarten) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Khandi Alexander will return as Maya Lewis on Scandal.

The 57-year-old actress first portrayed the character on season three of the ABC series, and will return for the season four mid-season finale. The episode is titled "Where the Sun Don't Shine," and is scheduled to air November 20.

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Maya is mother to protagonist Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and estranged wife to Rowan "Eli" Pope (Joe Morton). The character was believed dead by Olivia for many years, and was last seen on the season three finale after Rowan framed her for the death of President Grant's (Tony Goldwyn) son.

Scandal debuted in 2012, and follows Olivia as she leads a crisis management firm in Washington, D.C. Katie Lowes and Guillermo Diaz co-star as Gladiators Quinn Perkins and Huck, with Darby Stanchfield as now-White House Press Secretary Abby Whelan, Jeff Perry as White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene and Scott Foley as Jack Ballard.

Alexander is best known for portraying Dr. Alexx Woods on CBS police procedural CSI: Miami, and also appeared as Jackie Robbins on NBC medical drama ER and LaDonna Batiste-Williams on HBO series Treme. Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

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