If you haven’t watched the season three finale of ABC’s “Scandal,” spoilers ahead.
If you have, you saw a whirlwind of scandal, with President Fitzgerald Grant initially doomed to lose reelection, only to turn around and win; thanks to the American voters rallying around him after his teenage son died of a rare bacterial virus on Election Day–courtesy of Maya Pope–or so we thought.
In between all the reelection action and assasinations, the president learns his estranged wife had been raped by his own father, anti-hero “Huck” reunites with his long-lost family, the audience learns it was actually Olivia’s father, Rowan, who killed the president’s son, Harrison looks like he’s about to bite the dust, Olivia calls it quits on being the scandal master, and then flies off into the sunset with Jake.
And if this wasn’t enough action on your main screen, the show’s stars tweeted along on your second screen.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) April 18, 2014
— Joshua Malina (@JoshMalina) April 18, 2014
And “Scandal’s” leading lady sent fans a message of gratitude.
There is NO way to describe my gratitude for every single one of u #Gladiators ❤️ We would not exist without your support. Miss ya already!
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) April 18, 2014
Season three was a continuation of “Scandal’s” social dominance. Other than award shows and other popular social shows, like “Game of Thrones,” the ABC dramedy routinely rates as one of social media’s most buzzed about show’s, both leading up to episodes and in real-time. It also recently won the best TV show Shorty Award.
Season four should premiere in early fall.
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