‘Scandal’ Series Finale: The Meaning Behind the Final Scene

WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not proceed if you haven’t watched Thursday’s series finale of Scandal. To read our recap of what happened within the series finale, go here.

Uhhh… did Olivia Pope eventually become president? 

of which’s what This specific seemed like on Thursday’s series finale of Scandal.

While we were devastated by David Rosen’s death at the hands of Cyrus Beene early within the episode, titled “Off a Cliff,” perhaps the biggest shocker came within the last moment of the show, when two young girls were shown walking through the National Gallery, adoringly gazing up at a striking portrait of none various other than Olivia Pope. (Fun fact: Scandal bossShonda Rhimes’ daughter, Harper, was the young girl left looking up at the portrait!)

Here’s the thing: Only presidents along with first ladies are depicted within the gallery — along with assuming Olivia along with Fitz ended up together for a life full of jam-producing in Vermont (why would certainly they not, Shonda?) — of which means Olivia became president down the line.

The scene definitely caught us off guard, especially considering Olivia basically committed political suicide by deciding to out B613 This specific season. 

Ain’t no thang in Shondaland, as the super-producer chose to develop the D.C. fixer end up on top. 

Were you “happy along with satisfied” with the series finale of Scandal? See what Kerry Washington told ET about the episode within the video below. 


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