03/22/2013 05:29 am ET Updated Mar 22, 2013

'Scandal': Fitz And Olivia Have An Emotional, Miserable Phone Conversation (VIDEO)

Olivia and Fitz couldn't have been further apart as "Scandal" returned to ABC. In fact, they were on opposite sides of the case this week. Fitz had nominated a man for the Supreme Court only to have a mistress scandal erupt. When the woman came to Olivia, she found herself standing opposite her one-time man to defend his nominee's "other woman."

They did have a conversation on the phone, but it proved to be a "heartbreakingly emotional" moment, according to EW. At this point, it hurts too much for them to spend even a moment together, and yet they can't stop reaching out to each other. It was Fitz who picked up the phone this time.

"I was calling, because apparently I haven’t kicked myself enough today and I needed a little more misery," he told her. "You ruined me. I’m ruined."

"I'm ruined!" Olivia countered, but Fitz told her he didn't care.

So it wasn't a very productive call, but it was communication. And it left Buddy TV a little uncertain. "At this point, it really seems impossible for them to even have a brief moment together," their reviewer wrote. "But on the other hand, Olivia and Fitz seem like the end game."

It certainly seems that way, but it's going to be a very bumpy road to get there, apparently. The journey continues on "Scandal," Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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