I’ll be honest, I didn’t watch the “Scandal” finale at 10 p.m. EST like I hoped so I could engage in Twitter chatter with all of the other fans — the fiancée was in town, last night before he left New York for the West Coast, relationshiprelationshipblahblah — but I did struggle through a bootleg feed at 1 a.m. this morning. So were my “Scandal” predictions about Kerry Washington and Carl from Ghost correct? Let’s see:
Here’s what I thought would happen on the “Scandal” finale:
- Olivia will contact Fitz and Cyrus, or vice versa, and they will have an all-hands on-deck meeting where Fitz will say he has to come out and be honest about sleeping with Amanda Tanner, the dead pregnant girl.
This happened and then …
- Cyrus will say, ‘Shut up Fitz, hell no. We’ve got to discredit Billy so no one will believe what he says. You’re the President for God’s sake.’
This happened too.
- Olivia will finally talk to her shy girl employee Quinn who will slowly piece together that Billy killed Gideon, her journalist boyfriend, while she was out for bagels — who I said would end up dead if he didn’t shut up, I was right — with the help of Huck.
Yes and no. Quinn called Olivia immediately and Huck didn’t torture anyone and it’s unclear if his influence — and by that I mean torturous memories — over the other Black Ops hit man actually got Billy, the rouge Vice Presidential aide and Mandy Tanner’s baby daddy, killed.
- After some twists and turns, Olivia and Carl from Ghost will have another conversation about their relationship, his dead marriage and how he just wants to be with her. Hopefully, we’ll get another steamy scene out of that because last week’s depiction of their first time between the sheets? *fans self* I felt like I was watching a lightly sanitized Trey Songz video, real talk.
Totally happened though no sex scene, save for them unrealistically making out in the Oval Office. Do you know how quickly someone would’ve sold that footage to TMZ for a lil’ change? Still the conversation between Olivia Pope and the First Lady was gangster. When the wife has to ask the other woman why she wasn’t licking her husband’s lollipop like she should’ve been, it’s real. And when the First Lady beckoned for Olivia to sit down like a boss and told her how she’d have to take her husband back like he was a puppy she ain’t want, I gagged.
- Ultimately, all will be disabled, thanks to Huck’s weirdness, Abby’s spy work, Harrison’s flirting or smart comments somewhere and Olivia pressuring the FBI executive, who’s always worried about if the two are friends, to arrest Billy for the murder of Amanda Tanner, which they will discover thanks to DNA results, and Gideon the mouthy-in-much-too-private-places journalist.
All was disabled but not with the arrest of Billy for killing Gideon and/or Amanda Tanner, especially since Billy didn’t order Mandy’s murder. Hello, Cyrus you wiley pot-bellied man, drunk with power. I suspected it but I didn’t want to believe it. There goes that idea … And who is Quinn really? I’m with Abby, in the corner with red hair being skeptical.
- Olivia and Fitz’s not-so-secret relationship? Oh, it’ll go on well into seasons two and three — you know “Scandal” was renewed by ABC for a second season, so Ms. Rhimes is going to give us the Meredith treatment like we’re at Seattle Grace Hospital on “Grey’s Anatomy.” Inappropriate relationships make fantastic television and Rhimes know this, so expect more hot cheating scenes and loving “minutes” between the President and his black boo. He’s about that Robert DeNiro-Grace Hightower life! It’s about to go down!
Yes, yes and yes. Now, with the First Lady ‘taking her husband back,’ Olivia must decide whether she wants to be great or be happy and fight for Fitz because according to Cyrus, the president has to choose between a quiet life with Olivia (happy) or being the damn Leader of the Free World (unhappy). Cy’s words were also aimed at Olivia, which is why I appreciated when Stephen, the Brit formerly engaged slut, told her ‘You can’t have him.’ Yes, jolt Olivia back to reality!
Ultimately, the “Scandal” finale was good, though I won’t say it was great. Honestly, I blame that judgement on the bootleg viewing site I used and my inability to schedule my DVR like a normal person. To next year’s “Scandal” season!
What’d you folks think of Kerry Washington’s first season as Olivia Pope in “Scandal”? Was the finale good enough for you?