'Scandal' Season 2 finale delights fans with plot twists
Juicy conclusion and spoilers for next season dominate Twitter and the web
SPOILER ALERT: This post includes plot points from the Season 2 finale of "Scandal."
To call "Scandal" a guilty pleasure after Thursday night's delicious Season 2 finale would be a misnomer. After all, why should anyone feel guilty for watching what was arguably one of TV's most gratifying and twist-filled closers this year?
Not only did fans see mole Billy Chambers get his comeuppance but the rise and painful fall of Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) once again. This, after Olivia devised such an awe-inspiring divorce package for Fitz and Mellie (Bellamy Young). The bit on Mellie being labeled a racist was a thing of beauty in and of itself. But the best part was when viewers learned that Rowan (Joe Morton), the underhanded CIA-B613 boss, is none other than Olivia's dad. Whaaaaat!
This revelation and all the other juicy twists and turns -- including Quinn's (Katie Lowes) penchant for torture and Cyrus' (Jeff Perry ) heart attack and break-up abilities -- captured the attention of 9.1 million viewers. Many of these same viewers flocked to Twitter, GetGlue and the web to give voice to their shocks and delights.
"Exhausted after the #Scandal finale," tweeted fan Mona Scott-Young. "I feel like I've been 'fixing,' drilling & went into cardiac arrest my damn self! #Wow!!" Meanwhile, Lena Dunham got in on the action, too. Not one to be excluded from a good time she tweeted, "Not leaving the house this weekend until I'm caught up on Scandal. I feel left behind & left out like the last girl to get my period."
And if you think the Season 2 finale was a head-spinner, creator and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes, promises a Season 3 filled with more suspense and intrigue, especially when it comes to Rowan and Olivia's troubled father-daughter relationship.
"At the very least, Rowan was trying to get Jake (Scott Foley) to have sex with her and then make a tape of it, which seems creepy on many levels, right?" Rhimes told reporters at a "Scandal" event the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held Thursday night. "I don't know if they were trying to kill her. That's up to interpretation."
Rhimes also said she and the writers considered an ending where Olivia and Fitz spooned in bed and ended up together but, ultimately, they wanted Olivia to have clean hands. "It was charming, adorable and really, really sexy and I love the scene and maybe one day someone will get to see it," Rhimes said. "But the problem with it was that Olivia put the white hat back on and emotionally you felt like she had found her inner core after losing it so badly. It felt like a cheat -- that we were cheating her out of trying to do something good."
"Scandal" Season 3 kicks off this fall on ABC.
I am beginning to hate the on again/off again relationship between Olivia and Fitz. I would definitely go with Olivia over Mellie, and would like to see them together. Nice twist with David doing the right thing, though I know Davids always do. lol I keep thinking Rowan was trying to have Olivia killed, but since he is her dad (that was a shock) now I wonder what his deal is. And Quinn with the drill was a real surprise. Huck has taught her too well. One of the best dramas on TV. I watch it on Hulu, along with Bones and Once Upon A Time, which are also good. Can't wait for next season.
SCANDAL IS HOT AND DELICIOUS ALL AT THE SAME TIME. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE 3RD SEASON TO SEE HOW THING PLAY OUT Olivia AND HER DAD. CAN'T BELIEVE THAT Quinn's ENJOYED THE TORTURING BILLY CHAMBER. SO WHAT DISAPPOINTED OLIVIA LET FITZ OFF THE HOOK SO THAT HE COULD CRAWL BACK TO MEL LIE AND ATTEMPT TO KEEP HIS MARRIAGE TOGETHER IN ORDER WIN ANOTHER TERM. ITS JUST MUCH HAPPENING AND I DON'T WANT MISS ANY OF IT. SO GUYS WILL HAVE GOOD BREAK AND BACK IN THE FALL AND KNOCK OUR SOCKS OFF "I AM TRULY WAITING THE ACTION"