The über creator talks time jumps, a new mole and more. (Stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled!)
Still dizzy from the insanely twisty Scandal season finale? So are we, which is why we’re glad creator Shonda Rhimes and the show’s cast were able to (sort of) clear things up during a panel discussion May 17 in Hollywood.
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Did Olivia’s own father try to have her killed? Shonda’s answer is, basically, maybe. “B613 did seem to be trying to kill her, kind of,” she admitted. “At the very least, Rowan was trying to get Jake to have sex with her and then make a tape of it, which seems creepy on many levels, right? … I don’t know if they were trying to kill her, that’s up to interpretation.”
Where will season three pick up? Considering the way viewers were left at the end of the finale, Shonda knows it would be cruel to begin season three with a time jump, thus depriving us of some very juicy pay-off. “We actually are talking about starting next time with no time jump at all,” she said. “Starting maybe 25 minutes after we leave the last season.”
Who told the press about Liv’s affair? Every season needs a big mystery, and it sounds like that might be at least one that’s addressed in season three. Shonda promised there’s a “search to be had” for the leaker. “We’re not going to put that away and just tidy that up and move on,” she explained. “We’re going to have to live in that.”
Are Olivia and Fitz over for good? Fans of adultery will be pleased with Shonda’s response, following Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz’s (Tony Goldwyn) dramatic split: “There’s no forever in Shondaland.”
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HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Scandal season finale? Drop your review of the episode, as well as your theories about season three, in the comments below!
— Andy Swift