By Lizzy Buczak

It’s time to say goodbye to some of our favorite DC power players.

Olivia Pope will “handle” it one last time during season 7, which is when the series will come to an end.

The rumors began floating around last week and the suspicions were confirmed at the 2017 Upfronts by network president Channing Dungey.

“I do think the audiences, fans and Gladiators…are going to want the story to end in the way that Shonda intended,” she said, adding that the network supports Shonda’s decision to pull the show “wholeheartedly.”

Shonda Rhimes, who changed the landscape of television with a show about President Fitzgerald Grant and his mistress, has been vocal about the show’s uncertain future considering the current political climate.

In other words, blame Donald Trump for forcing Olivia Pope to throw in the white hat.

Rhymes revealed that she always knew how the series would end, until Trump was elected.

Over the course of the election, the series had to change multiple storylines because they mimicked our obscure reality.

Still, she has said that she knows there is a definite ending and she knows what it will be.

Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia, agreed stating,  “Shonda has said from the beginning that she kind of knows how it ends. So, I’m trusting her to guide the arc.”

Scandal is ranked as TVs sixth among adult under 50 and 11th in total viewers, behind both Shonda Rhimes shows Grey’s Anatomy and How to Get Away with Murder.

Scandal’s two-hour season six finale will air on May 18th.


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