Scandal Stars Defend David Rosen (or Not), Share What's in the Finale (or Not) and Caption Photos

JOSHUA MALINA, COLUMBUS SHORTPeople — mainly, Scandal fans who in Season 2’s penultimate hour discovered that “wannabe gladiator” David Rosen is conspiring with the mysterious “Albatross” aka Billy Chambers — are thinking awful, horrible things about Joshua Malina’s character. So TVLine invited the cast to defend the disgraced Assistant U.S. Attorney as the ABC drama airs its season finale tonight at 10/9c.

Let’s just say, with friends like these….

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“Boo, David Rosen! Buh-bye!” Katie Lowes, who plays Quinn, responded. Guillermo Diaz echoed that sentiment and then some, declining the chance to stand up for the guy and instead scoff, “F–k David Rosen. Kill ‘im!” (Let’s hope he was getting lost in character, as Huck.)

Darby Stanchfield, whose Abby has an on-and-off “thing” with the mole, explains, “He’s a sexy guy, and sexy men go a long way,” while Jeff Perry used this opportunity to marvel at the buzzy drama’s creator. “How about the genius of a woman named Shonda Rhimes who creates a universe where David Rosen is the only person defending the rights and justice for American voters, and he’s suddenly considered the worst villain in the universe? It’s interesting,” he mused.

Series lead Kerry Washington let slip with perhaps a bit of insight into David’s motivations, saying, “He is a man who has been hurt. And often, when awful things happen to people, sometimes they don’t know what to do.”

Understandably, Malina himself insists, “David Rosen needs no defense,” noting that his character merely “stole back something [the Cytron memory card] that was stolen from him, and he’s working very hard to expose the rigging of a national election.”

With the Scandal cast not about to spoil the Season 2 finale itself, we instead asked them to reveal what’s not in the episode.

“I don’t drive my husband [James] to divorce — which is rather surprising, given the way I’ve been behaving,” said Perry. On the sporty side of things, Washington assured us, “Olivia is not playing beach volleyball in the finale,” while Malina dropped the bombshell that “there is no bowling, at all.”

Diaz suggested, “Huck masturbating is not in the finale,” but Malina quipped to us, “That is implied off-camera; I don’t know if Guillermo told you that.”

Bellamy Young aka First Lady Mellie began to say that “the secret of life” is not in the Scandal capper, then realized, “It sort of is!” As such, she changed her answer to: “Mellie giving in is not in the finale.”

Before bidding the cast adieu for the season, we made one final request, that they help caption a few photos from tonight’s episode. Here is what they came up with:

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  1. GTS says:

    Hmm…. I was really hoping OPA and the White House staff would get together on a bowling team for some nice bonding. I guess not.

  2. kmo22 says:

    Bah, I have mixed feelings about David working with Albatross. As much as I loved him working with OPA, he seemed to transition too smoothly. Now we know why. I like David’s white hat but somehow, working with the guy who murdered Amanda Tanner (as much as I wanted her to be gone) just doesn’t seem like the right way to keep his white hat either. I feel like this is a black mark against him. Not sure I can forgive him either.

  3. Chablis says:

    I still think David is working with the gladiators or at least OP.

  4. C. Tava says:

    The only reason I keep watching this show is that I want David to be vindicated, Grant to be blasted out of office, and Olivia Pope to get hers as well. Both Olivia and Grant are slimy characters that represent the worst of the powers in Washington. Hard to believe that Rhimes, who created a lovable cast in Grey’s Anatomy also created the characters of this show who are not only not lovable, but not even likable.

    • MaryAnn says:

      Way to spoil things for anyone who is a week behind on watching. You didn’t catch me this time, but I have been caught by such HUGE spoilers before the break in the past. It makes me leery to come to the site if there are ANY favorite shows that I am not totally caught up on.

      • misha says:

        …a day I can understand but a week is nothing to complain about. And if you were spoiled its your own fault for clicking on an article whose title says ‘What’s in the finale’

  5. J says:

    That’s why she is the creator! Her Stiory lines are smart, brilliant, and fantastic!!! Love the show!! I’m sure that CRAP really does go on in Washington!! Great stories!