Angela Bassett Scandal

Angela Bassett's Mysterious Scandal Season Finale 'Role' Revealed

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Late Friday, Scandal leading lady Kerry Washington shared on Instragram the following photo of the Oscar-nominated actress on the ABC drama’s set. “Final #fraturday of the season,” Washington wrote. “#ScandalFam basking in the glow of the one and only [Angela Bassett].”

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Angela Bassett Scandal

Alas, Bassett was not in the OPA offices filming a guest stint. Rather, an insider tells TVLine that she was merely shadowing co-executive producer Tom Verica (pictured, far left) as he directs the Season 5 finale.

Perhaps Bassett is planning to helm an episode of Scandal herself in Season 6?

Scandal‘s Season 5 finale, titled “That’s My Girl,” is set to air on May 12.