He may play former assassin Huck on Scandal, but the only thing Guillermo Díaz is slaying in his EW Pop Culture Personality Test is a line from campy cult favorite Showgirls. Watch below as the actor spills on childhood obsessions from Danny Zuko to Mike Seaver, then read on for scoop on what’s to come after tonight’s Huck-centric episode of Scandal. “You’ll see a lot of flashback stuff with Huck and Olivia [Kerry Washington]” Díaz teases, then jokingly promises that Hobo Huck is wearing “the good wig now.”
Though tonight’s Scandal does a lot of looking back, Huck needs to keep moving forward in his shifting relationship with Quinn (Katie Lowes) since he turned the jittery acolyte in a full-fledged torture expert. Díaz mentioned in last week’s premiere react that his character is “afraid [Quinn’s] too far gone now, and he doesn’t know what to do about it.” But it’s not as simple as that. Díaz admits, “There’s also a little tiny part of him that thinks she might like it even more than he does, and she might even be, in the long-run, even better at it than he is. That’s a little jarring for him. There’s a little bit of jealousy there that she can just jump up and was able to drill Billy Chambers [in last season’s finale] when Huck choked.”
So how will Huckleberry Quinn survive? With no small amount of turbulence and tough love: “He’s not very happy with her,” Díaz says, “and he’s trying to snap her out of it and be like, ‘Dude, you gotta stop this. This is serious. This isn’t good what you’re doing. Stop being so excited about it.'” Given Quinn’s impulsive suggestion that the Gladiators should murder an intern (albeit “the worst one”) during the season premiere, it’s likely to take a while before that excitement ebbs.
See for yourself tonight when Scandal airs at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.