Shondaland debuts a brand new show as part of its TGIT lineup on Thursday, so Station 19’s two-hour premiere bumps new episodes of Scandal until next week.
With only three episodes left until the series finale, Scandal must wrap up all of its storylines before letting us know how we part ways with Olivia Pope. Thanks to “Air Force Two,” we basically know the final showdown will be between Cyrus and Olivia for the White House.
As of last week, Cyrus gained the upper hand by framing Charlie for the hacking. However, this also means that Quinn will have to get over her resentment for Olivia. And if they team up, then pretty much nothing will stand in their way.
So, what does Cyrus plan to do to Mellie? She recently went for a mammogram and she complained of a bad back last week, too. Will Cyrus try to say she’s unfit to be President? Will he frame her for someone’s death? Or does he have the guts to really kill her?
While Scandal takes a break on March 22, it will return the following week and prepare for what I imagine to be one of three scenarios:
1. Olivia loses, and Mellie dies.
This feels like the most unlikely, because Mellie is really the underdog. Although I may be biased, I can’t see how killing off a fictional female president on a show as feminist as Scandal would be a great idea. Worse, it wouldn’t be that exciting to have the show start with a white male president and end with one, too.
2. Mellie and Olivia retake Washington as a unified team.
Season 7 promised us a powerful duo that would rival the likes of Black Panther and Shuri, Scooby-Doo and Shaggy, or even Knight and KITT. After Rashad’s death, the relationship fractured and we lost a lot of time to watch gals be pals and rule the country together.
With three episodes left, there won’t be enough time to watch them get a mani-pedi together, but I would like them to reconcile nonetheless.
3. Cyrus dies.
I’ve been calling for Cyrus’ death since like season 2 or something. He’s always been a villain, but Scandal did a great job of making him seem incompetent. The show put him through so much to make it seem like his spirit was broken, when in reality, he was just plotting even more.
If he dies, Fitz and Olivia may mourn him. But ultimately, Washington DC will be better off.
There’s also a possibility that Jake takes everything, but that would be silly. Perhaps, everyone dies at the end. But that would be silly as well. As long as everyone at QPA feels happy, then I’ll be okay.
Scandal, of course, could pull off one major shocker as a goodbye gift, so we shall see.
Scandal airs new episodes every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET on ABC. Stay tuned after the episode airs for our recap and review of each new episode right here on FanSided.