Scandal Finale Recap: Cleaning House — Who Lost the Most? And Who Won?

Scandal Season 4 Finale Recap

“It’s everybody against each other,” big bad Scandal dad Joe Morton warned us of Thursday’s Season 4 finale — and indeed it was.

So once the dust settled, who emerged victorious, and who sustained devastating blows?

Picking up where last week last off, Mellie took a meeting with a deep-pocketed potential booster — “Damascus Bainbridge” (aka Rowan). But when he goes to run some “causes” by her, his agenda becomes clear: He’s got dirt on both Fitz (Remington!) and the would-be senator herself (Andrew!). In trade for keeping a lid on it all, he asks for one thing: With Jake finally testifying about B613’s many atrocities, Operation Remington included, the names of the panelists on that grand jury. Mellie agrees to Rowan’s “need,” tasks Lizzie with securing the names, and then provides them to Rowan.

Well, that was a huge, steaming mistake. Because in exchange for keeping her dirty laundry from airing, Mellie played a role in getting a bus shuttling the jurors shot en masse, execution-style.Scandal Season 4 Finale Recap In the wake of that crisis, Lizzie — after presenting herself to be on Mellie’s side — blabs to Fitz that Mellie is in cahoots with Rowan, and that the First Lady was complicit in the slaughter (which also got the court stenographer killed). In response, Fitz sends the First Lady packing. As in, “Get out of my (White) House!”

Small consolation: Just prior, Mellie won the senate seat she did so (too?) much to secure.

Mellie was far from the only one to make a highly questionable concession, however. Rowan leaned on Cyrus as well, threatening the Chief of Staff unless he silences the B613 takedown campaign. Cyrus also acquiesces, going so far as to target his attorney general’s “pressure point” and threaten Abby. David in turns compels Olivia and Jake, detained by the CIA after trying to get its director involved, to recant any statements — or else. Rowan, after eliminating any agents who could ID him as Command and having (ill-fated) Travis “archive” any incriminating files, also makes Cyrus spring Maya from the hoosegow, with the proviso that she denies the spy org’s existence in perpetuity.

Eventually, Fitz also discovers all that Cyrus has been up to (“Working with the man who killed my son!”), earning Cy his own eviction from the White House. Taking over as CoS? Why, Lizzie Bear herself (played by newly minted series regular Portia De Rossi).

And then there is Huck, whose grim handiwork Quinn recognized in the bus full of dead jurors — also the result of Command and threats made against family. So distraught is Huck himself about his actions that he urges Quinn to pull the trigger on the gun she presses against his temple.

There was one winner in the finale, though: Olivia, who despite failing in her attempt to get the CIA involved in taking down B613 cleverly landed “doddering” Smithsonian wonk Elijah Pope behind bars, on embezzlement charges. She also was prompted by Jake (“My mission is over”) to go after what she is “owed” and be with the man she loves back. And to that end, in the closing scene, Liv shows up on the White House balcony… to reunite with her longtime love, as “Stand in the Sun” “Here Comes the Sun” scores the moment.

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293 Comments
  1. Matt C. says:

    That episode was everything I wanted and more!
    – B613 is DONE
    – Papa Pope isn’t dead, but he might as well be
    – Jake is done (well, seemingly done, but that’s better than nothing)
    – Olitz is back
    – Cyrus and Mellie got their asses handed to them (and by Fitz, no less!)
    – Quinn finally called Huck out on his shenanigans (and maybe killed him? Doubtful)

    I was seriously expecting a sniper to take out Liv and/or Fitz in that final scene, just because everything before that had been so intense. But I’m so glad they FINALLY got a happy ending! Too bad season 5 will probably ruin it, but for right now, I’m over the moon.

    • Bob says:

      Sniper! Yes, this! That would have been a phenomenal ending!

      • Cheyenne says:

        That would have ended the series.

        • Purrfect says:

          Fitz needs to die, that would not end the series, it would make it better because I do not see his use really apart from going through life without paying or being answerable for any of his actions.

          • bj says:

            True. And could you imagine that Vice President in charge? That would have been entertaining.

          • D. says:

            I agree Fitz is horrible especially with Olivia the best way to end this show would for them both to end up in jail

          • Eowyn says:

            I so cannot stand Fitz. Where does he get off being so holier than thou with Mellie? Mellie knew she was doing comething underhanded, but had no way to know that providing the list was going to get the 12 people on the list killed. Fitz on the other hand has knowingly shot down a whole planeload of innocent people, plus murdering a supreme court judge. He’s whiny and self-absorbed, and the worst thing about his show is watching Olivia moon after him.

            (By the way, why did Rowan even need that list of names? It looks like he just waited until the jurors were all together on a bus–something that must have been easily deduced from general court schedules–and policies and then shoot them en masse?)

      • Bridget says:

        I totally expected that in the closing scene! Now THAT would have been a finale!

    • GUSTAVO ALCALA says:

      DYNASTY MOLDAVIAN.MASSACRE TOPPED THIS CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TrudiV says:

      @Matt
      Hear Hear!
      OLITZ is back!
      I can watch Scandal again. Love it!

    • TVSERIESADDICT says:

      tbh this is all i wanted to read in the comment section ^

    • Suzie says:

      I could not agree more. In that final scene, I was peeking through my fingers so scared one of them (likely Fitz) would be shot. So so happy with the result – thank you Shonda!!

    • I can’t stand Fitz because I’ve had experience with a husband who was a cheater. There is no excuse to stay in a marriage if you’re going to cheat. From looking at other websites where they have polls as to who Olivia should end up with, it appears 60-70% of respondents say Jake. I agree wholeheartedly.

    • Jay Johnson says:

      Sniper, me too. Not kill them though

  2. the girl says:

    Did you really not mention a word about the embezzlement? This episode was satisfying in its way. I really do hope that we are DONE with B613.

    • the girl says:

      Never mind I see it now.

    • the girl says:

      Last thought, wasn’t Olivia supposed to hire a new associate for OPA? I guess Marcus will be joining the team in the fall?

      • Jules says:

        Fingers crossed!! And they all actually get back to work!!!!! As long as her parents are still alive, I don’t trust that the stupid B613 storyline is over. Maybe as we know it but it could still come back in another form which would really piss me off.

      • herman1959 says:

        That’s for the next season, and Huck needs to go, so there’s an opening.

        • Cheyenne says:

          Next season:
          Mellie calls a press conference and tells the world that Fitz kicked her out of the White House so he could move his black whore in. Fitz wakes up to find his approval rating in the single digits. Olivia offers to break it off. Fitz won’t hear of it. Sally Langston jumps into the fray, calls Fitz the Antichrist on her TV show. Impeachment talk starts. Quinn and/or Charlie drops bomb about how they helped clean up Sally’s living room after she murdered Daniel Douglas. Sally arrested, tries to have Cyrus arrested for covering up evidence but she can’t prove anything against him. Sally is tried and convicted of homicide. Somewhere along the story line OPA gets Governor Reston’s wife out of jail and he is finally convicted of the crime he committed three years ago. Mellie runs for president with Cyrus as her running mate. Right after she is sworn in as president, Cyrus has her shot and killed by a sniper as she is giving her inaugural address and he becomes president. Fitz and Olivia retire to Vermont to make babies and jam. Series ends.

  3. Bob says:

    Still confused on why Fitz turned on Mel and Cyrus. They protected him from Rowan! And the “happy” ending for Olivia and Fitz was a downer. The season went out like a lamb.

    • SW says:

      I think that he turned on Mellie because she had a hand in having so many innocent people murdered, even if it was to protect them. Not directly, but she was the only reason Rowan got the list. I’m both a Mellie and Fitz fan, so I can’t choose a side here. As for Cyrus, as was mentioned, he was working with the man who had Fitz and Mellie’s son murdered. That right there was enough (rightfully) for Fitz to turn on him, let alone the other awful things Cyrus has done.

      • Bob says:

        You’re right — firing Cyrus does makes sense … but booting Mel does not.

        • Sweetweeny says:

          Booting Mellie made sense to me. This is the second time that she kept a secret from Fitz. The first was the rape and this essentially ruined their marriage. Once Fitz was getting faith in Mellie (his speech was really touching) going so far as to call her his best friend, she withholds information from him again.

          Fitz has shown that he doesn’t like people keeping secrets from him. Look how he treated Olivia (who is the love of his life) over Defiance. He didn’t interact with her for about a year. Also, notice that he and Olivia agreed to be honest with each other during their Vermont stay.

          • Erin says:

            FITZ.. the king of do as I say, not as I do.

          • kevstar says:

            Yes, because the smart thing to do is stay with a woman you can’t stand instead of being with the one you love. Seriously!

          • fiberlicoius says:

            More to the point – it was pure self-interest for Mellie to hand over the list and sealing the fate of the jurors. Not to save the country, not to protect lives, but to maintain her public image. THAT’s why he dumped her, not because she didn’t tell him.

          • TrudiV says:

            This was actually the fourth time:

            First time was their arranged marriage

            The other time was when she and Cyrus covered up Sally murdering her husband.

          • Mellie fan says:

            you’ve got to be kidding me. If Fitz hadn’t kept Rowan a secret from Mellie and the fact that he is their child’s killer, you think she would have fallen for his trick? I hate Fitz and I want him and Olivia (freaking whore and disrespectful to a married couple) dead

        • carpathia says:

          To be fair, Fitz has been trying to divorce her for four seasons. I wonder if he waited for her to have her own job (senator) to finally go through with it.

          • Sweetweeny says:

            I was thinking that is what the story was leading up to. When he gave his speech, he said that he and Mellie were “best friends” and “partners”. Also, Mellie had accepted the fact that Fitz was in love with Olivia and only wanted a partnership from Fitz.

          • herman1959 says:

            She would already have a home in Virginia per the residency requirement. So now, she has her own job and home – easy peesy!

        • TrudiV says:

          Booting Mellie makes perfect sense. She directly caused the death of 15 innocent people for her own political gain. Why does this not make sense to you?

          • Carm says:

            Fitz had a direct hand in sending soldiers to their death ‘protecting Olivia’. He shot down a plane full of people and also killed Verna with his bare hands. He probably should not be so judgmental.

          • herman1959 says:

            Ditto, despite what she said, there is no way she didn’t know what “Damascus” wanted those names for.

          • D. says:

            it wasn’t just for own gain, you have to be pretty dense not to see that it was to protect them both the “team” Fitz is a horrible person and needs to die or go to jail

        • did you forget about the part of her sleeping with Andrew multiple times?? That’s why he kicked her out.

          • Caitlin says:

            I hope you realize how dumb that sounds given the core love story of the show is that Fitz has been sleeping with Olivia since he first ran for President.

      • TrudiV says:

        YOU ARE a hypocrite! you were one of those people who crucified Fitz for getting innocent soldiers killed for rescuing Olivia. Yet you can’t take a side for Mellie getting innocent non combattans every day citizen killed? Are you kidding me with this BS?

        • Purrfect says:

          They are both far from innocent so Fitz calling out & throwing Mellie to the curb for this is him seeing the speck in someone’s eye and ignoring the huge one is his…Someone should have thrown him out of the WH for starting an unnecessary war and getting innocent men killed too. This was all done so he can have his affair with his mistress…

          • Gwen says:

            you think Mellie is going down that easily? All this will likely play out next season. Fitz isn’t home clear and free with Olivia. Think, people!

          • TrudiV says:

            What does it say to you that he would go to war for his “mistress” and kick his wife to the curb.

        • SW says:

          Me? I’ve never crucified Fitz for anything he’s done. I think you’re mistaking me for someone else lol I’m one of Fitz’s biggest supporters (which is rare these days). I’m also a Mellie supporter, though, which is why I said I couldn’t take a side.

        • leo21 says:

          It wasn’t the list. She was in trouble and she didn’t go to Fitz. He’s been breaking her neck to give her what she felt she was entitled to and he should have been the first person she went to. I think Fitz would have rather gone down for Remington that let Rowan win again.

      • moniece says:

        Fitz killed 300+innocent people on a plane by letting Rowan use him so how is what Mellie did is any worse…its just an unjustified way to remove Mellie from Fitz life so he can continue the adulterous relationship with Olivia

        • TrudiV says:

          If you do not understand that when Fitz shot that plane down he was in the navy, there is no point transacting with you.

          • Tee says:

            So the NAVY is allowed to shoot down innocent passenger planes on command without questioning why…wow, maybe you are the one who needs to stop talking

          • moniece says:

            Are you serious? What does being in the Navy got to do with it…he made a choice to shoot down a plane while Nellie just gave up names without any direct knowledge of what was going to happen…besides Fitz evil doings cannot just be limited to that event …remember he killed that judge and it was him who appointed Rowan head of command ..Rowan was working for the president until full authority to kill …not to mention he is an adulterer and opportunist..but I guess the key work here would be Morals

          • IsScandalReal? says:

            Guys, guys, guys, settle down. This is a season finale of a television show. Enjoy it for what it is…..entertainment. They’re actors, and the activities everyone’s going back and forth on are scripted, fictitious. So relax, stock up on popcorn, Season 5 of this ficticious television series is coming!

          • Cheyenne says:

            Moniece, have you actually been watching this show? He did not make a choice to shoot the plane down, he was ORDERED to shoot it down. What part of that do you not understand? When you are in the military you do not refuse orders unless you want to get court-martialed and thrown into a military prison.

        • mykaayah says:

          We were never told why that plane got shot down, was there a nuclear bomb or some national threat. It has to be revealed because I do not feel he’s that kind of person. Jake even said he’s one of the good guys.

          • Cheyenne says:

            He was told there was a bomb on the plane and the plane was set to crash into London and kill hundreds of thousands of people. When you are in the military was you are ordered to take out a target, you don’t say no.

          • Amanda says:

            Cheyenne I call bull on everything you just said! As a soldier you do what are told, BUT if you don’t feel comfortable doing you have that right as well! I was a soldier for 14 years and we had to give that same speech EVERY year! Plus, Fitz could’ve confessed after he found out what he did!

          • Cheyenne says:

            Amanda I call bull on YOU! If you were told to shoot down a plane that was carrying a bomb that could kill thousands of people and you refused to do it, where do you think you would end up? In Leavenworth, that’s where. I don’t believe you were anywhere near any branch of the military. You’re full of it.

          • Nathalie says:

            You have your response in season 3 episode 10. Marie Wallace said to Rowan there is a bomb ready to kill pesons in the plane and destroy a part of London city. What is a good guy in scandal?

        • kevstar says:

          Again, I question why you would want anyone, woman or man, stay with someone they hate. Both Mellie and Fitz have had affairs. You are probably one of those people that will never forgive Angelina Jolie for having a happy marriage and a family with Brad Pitt. Well, he wanted a family and JA didn’t.

        • Kat Aston says:

          Fitz shot down the plane on orders from his superiors in the military. He couldn’t have disobeyed orders.

      • Erin says:

        How ironic is that… turns on Mellie for giving those names to Rowan (though she had no idea it would end up in deaths)…… turns on Mellie for that ….. when he’s the guy who murdered his friend with his own bare hands just to protect his presidency. He’s got a lot to be righteous about … NOT.

        • lee says:

          @Erin His FRIEND? Do you WATCH this show? The woman he killed had JUST HAD HIM SHOT IN THE HEAD? Do YOUR friends regularly try and KILL you? Verna killed a young mom of 2, and had Fitz shot THREE times. Hearing people act like her death is a tragedy is nauseating.
          It also betrays that your hatred of Fitz had o basis in actual canon.

          • christina says:

            I think everyone is sooo missing the point of why he kicked her out. It wasn’t just that her actions got innocent people killed. Y’all are right in pointing out that he’s not a saint. So yeah just that would be asinine to kick her out. For those saying he killed troops, Verna, Remington, I agree with other other side in meaning they were not for selfish reasons. In Remington he was following orders. You don’t get to challenge those no matter what branch of the military you are in. You don’t have to like it but its the truth. That’s why so many come back with PTSD because they’ve done things for their country that morally they didn’t want or thought they could do. Verna also tried to kill him and having failed may have tried again. So again, not right but there was justifiable blind rage thrtr
            And the troops was blackmail to save the woman he loved. I have no doubt if they had threatened Fitz with his dirty secrets he would have let them either do their worst or fought that war tooth and nail. Which is exactly why Andrew stated they too Liv in the first place. Was it right? No.

            But back to Mellie, they both had amade a part, friend, partners, and most of all honesty. Fitz has been open and clear with her since they agreed to that. He’s been there for her. He supported her. He thought they were starting fresh not to salvage or rekindle their love, but to take the poison out of their lives and truly be a team. The minute Mellie didn’t TELL him about Domascus is the bigger problem. Its the rigged election all over again. Her and Cy didn’t come to him so they ALL, yes they ALL were being blackmailed, could come up with a solution. If she had did that then he could have told her this is the man that killed our son, let’s figure this out TOGETHER. It waa the dishonesty all over again mind you was the straw that broke the camels back because they both committed to changing but she didn’t trust him to help, which means she is still looking out for uno one. . if the never made that pact I’d understand the hypocrisy more. He’s not even his he talked to Live, and until the last five minutes she really been his mistress in a long a while. Loving someone and carrying on with them are two separate things. Furthermore, she stole the justice, the only justice they were close to getting for their sons murder. Which is why I don’t think he was angry as much as disappointed and sad for what she destroyed. This is why he told her to go. Hes hit his limit of people doing things for him to protect him. Including Olivia and he’s tore her up about that too.

            And tbh its perfect not for Olitz but for Mellie. She’s a senator now. With her own agenda and political power so now she can make her own wins and fails ams find someone that loves her.

      • Suzie says:

        I don’t think it was the fact that Mellie helped kill those people. That was his scapegoat – his chance to finally get rid of her. I think he was so supportive of her Senate run because he knew that if she won, she would be out of his life. She had to have a home in Virginia and she had her own career and was no longer relying on his for her personal agenda. Also, there was a sense of betrayal when she went behind his back and didn’t tell him about Rowan. I think it was a combination of those two things, but primarily the former. I really don’t think it was about the list or the dead jurors at all. He has a woman who really truly cares about his wellbeing above everything else and Mellie clearly isn’t that person. And, while I know Cyrus does a lot of terrible things to keep everything together, lots of it is not for Fitz’s wellbeing so him conspiring behind his back and working with Rowan and against OPA was the last straw. Fitz finally sees the light. I’m so excited for him and Olivia!

        • TrudiV says:

          I’m excited for both of them too. Fitz being able to bounce ideas off of Olvia freely; Fitz knowing that Olivia is fully committed to him will make him giddy with happiness and happy workers are productive workers.

          Fitz, Susan and Liv – that will be a wonderful team.

    • Dawud says:

      Also think about it, unknowingly, Mellie also worked with the man that killed their son. That could be another reason he dumped her.

    • Sweetweeny says:

      According to Shonda Rhimes, Fitz turned on Mellie and Cyrus because “Hell hath no fury like a POTUS who is finally a good POTUS and discovers everyone else is still…exactly who they always were” (taken from Shonda Rhimes twitter)

  4. scandalfan says:

    I was happy with the Olitz ending but it makes no sense that Rowan would let Jake, Huck and Quinn live.

    Also, where does the show go from here? Hopefully back to fixing scandals. I am so sick of B613

    • Frank says:

      A lot didn’t make sense in this episode.

      • TrudiV says:

        That’s the problem with many of you. Unless there is some stupid implausible, ridiculous, far fetched plot – nothing makes sense to you.

        • herman1959 says:

          In case it’s not obvious, Shonda just pressed the Reset Button, and she needed to. Let’s all move on now.

          • Anonymous says:

            I absolutely agree with you herman. That’s exactly what she did. Going into Season 5 moving this story and characters forward!!

      • bigdede says:

        What didn’t make sense was Rowan blackmailing Mellie for that jury list. I thought he was all powerful. He has Secret Service as B613 agents. He had a B613 agent working in Rosen office! Rowan couldn’t get an agent in there to get the information himself? Also he had Huck kill the people. Huck was working with Rosen so Huck would know who the jurors are. So why blackmail Mellie? Also I thought this was a too secret trial. How was Mellie’s campaign manager able to get that list so easily? Mellie is First Lady not yet on a Senate committee or anything. She shouldn’t have access to any secret government trial

        • bj says:

          Add to that ….How did Rowan get in to see the first lady in the White House, with a false ID?

          • Cheyenne says:

            Did he see her in the WH? I thought he met her in Virginia right after she was elected. He wouldn’t dare go anywhere near the WH and take the chance on running into Fitz.

          • Nathalie says:

            Not in the white house.

        • BlondeMermaid0811 says:

          This bothered me too, but this was necessary for the plot of the show. Mellie, really no one, knows who Rowan is. Mamma Pope was right, just tell people about Rowan. We all know how well that worked. Mellie also needed to lie to Fitz, to betray the Team, same with Cyrus. This also provided a cover to explain how Rowan got the list, so suspicion would not be on Huck. We would not see that twist until the end.

    • Jules says:

      Maybe because the three of them are more public??! I have no idea. I would just prefer to forget most of this season and focus on the next one which will hopefully get back to her actual job! I wasn’t that happy with her getting back with Fitz either but that’s just me.

    • Erin B says:

      I’m glad B613 is done, but I wondered about that too. Rowan didn’t truly kill everyone who knew he was Command. Of course, you can’t kill all of them because there would be no characters left on the show, but it felt like a plot hole to me.

  5. westwingwolf says:

    I hardly call getting back with Fitz a win for anyone. Fitz has no standing getting mad at Mellie after everything Fitz has done including actually killing someone with his bare hands (okay a pillow). Furthermore, Mellie would have been less likely to blindly meet with Papa Pope if Fitz had told Mellie exactly who was responsible for killing Jerry by showing her a picture of the guy. She stood by Fitz countless times when he didn’t deserve it and could have easily walked away. I think in the end she’ll be better off without him. I just don’t like that he gets to act like he is better than her and gets rewarded for it by getting back together with Olivia.

    • Sweetweeny says:

      What Mellie did, she did it for Mellie and not Fitz. She did it for her own political ambitions. If they were such partners, she would have talked it over with Fitz before she did anything. I understood why Fitz didn’t tell Mellie about B613 – it was a rogue organization – an organization that only a few people knew about – even the CIA director thought the organization only employed about 5 people. Presidents don’t share this type of information with their wives.

      Let’s face it. Mellie has always put her political ambitions ahead of everything. She didn’t tell Fitz about the rape, but instead used it to help their political career and she didn’t tell Fitz about the list because she felt it would have ruined her chances of being elected Senator. She wasn’t worried about “Remington”, but worried about her affair with Andrew. If she was really a “partner” she would have told Fitz what was going on and as partners, they could have worked it out.

      I’m happy about the storyline because I believe we are finally going to get some movement. Mellie’s character is going to play a bigger role because she won’t be dependent upon Fitz character and I believe she is going to be his adversary (this makes for good drama – hell hath no fury like a woman scorned – I love it). Also, I don’t believe Cyrus is going to take what happened to him lying down and I predict that he will go to Virginia and work with Mellie and even get her ready for a Presidential run. Both Cyrus and Mellie are callous individuals who think of themselves and it is going to be interesting to see their characters in Season 5.

      I’m finally excited about a season of Scandal because we will finally get alot of movement.

      • Cheyenne says:

        Fitz just made himself two bad enemies he doesn’t need. He’d better watch his back.

      • TrudiV says:

        They may work together, but both combined still are not in the same league as Liv. So they better be careful.

      • lee says:

        The creepy thing was that Mellie was celebrating like 17 people didn’t just die for her to be there.
        Fitz found out 7 people died for Defiance and had a year long bender. Olivia found out and quit the white house, but Mellie shrugged 17 people’s deaths off once she knew she wasn’t going to get in trouble for it.
        Then again this is the woman who danced on Daniel Douglas’s grave. She has no conscience.

        • TrudiV says:

          Absolutely none. She is the most amoral person on the show. She is absolutely disgusting and appalling

    • moniece says:

      It truly does amaze me how Fitz continues to get a free pass for all his evil doings…Jake killed Cyrus husband in cold blood along with 3 other innocents people and they are team white hats as in good guys…huh…I agree the Dad is evil but it was Fitz who appointed him to B16 and gave him the power to destroy and it was Fitz who appointed Jake as the head of command and gave him the power to kill Cyrus husband …while David watched YET now we are supposed to accept that Jake is a good guy even though he was the only one making decisions for B16……and while Mellie is an opportunist her husband is a cheater who loved another woman more than her so its safe to say he married her for the same reason and he is also an opportunist..so I agree Mel is better off….the writing is so bias lol

      • lee says:

        Fitz didn’t appoint Rowan to B613, he’s been there for 30 years. Pay attention.

      • TrudiV says:

        The bias writing of the show was to rewrite Mellie character to claim that she was raped by Fitz father. The writing bias was to destroy Fitz and Olivia characters while building up a third rate character, Mellie.
        You have clearly watched a different show than what has been on TV for 4 years now.
        FItz is with Olivia and I love it. It’s about damn time!

        • Amanda says:

          I actually liked the rape story, because it all makes sense on why Mellie is the way she is! The proper way to get Fitz and Olivia together, would have been for Fitz to approach Mellie after her win and tell her that she doesn’t need him anymore and they part on their own terms! Right now it just looked like he saw an out and took it!

          • TrudiV says:

            No, because Fitz finally saw what he fooled himself into not seeing. Mellie becoming president is very ill conceived. She is the last person that should be president. He could not stomach her especially when she tried that lame ” I did it for the team” “I did it for us” What the hell us?Liv had already pointed out to him that you do not kill innocent people for your own ends. She left him over this. Yet here is WINO doing that very same thing and dragging him back down into the mire from which he has been trying to crawl out .
            He is right to get rid of both Mellie and Cyrus. They are poison through and through with no redeeming quality about them.

          • Sweetweeny says:

            The rape story was done for no other reason than to garner sympathy for Mellie’s character. Mellie was originally written as a guest star and was only suppose to appear in about 4 shows and then there was suppose to be a presidential divorce (Bellamy Young said this on the Wendy Williams show), but Shonda extended the character. For those of us who watched Season 1 it was hard reconciling the rape because Mellie and Big Jerry had a great relationship. Normally you don’t have a great relationship with your rapist.

        • mary says:

          wrong should of stayed with jake

    • Cam says:

      You do realize that Verna had Fitz shot three times and killed Britta and was about to confess Defiance to David. Had that happened your precious Mellie would have been in prison for rigging the election along with Cyrus and Olivia. You can hate Fitz and call him on his faults but don’t act like Verna was some poor innocent soul. She tried to murder the President of the United States!

    • Kendall says:

      He didn’t kill her with a pillow. He took her breathing ventilator thingy off. And boohoo, Verna deserved to die so badly. She may have been old and cancer-ridden, but can these Mellie stans stop trying to rewrite history and acknowledge that the old witch tried to kill Fitz, and succeeded in actually killing an innocent woman who left two kids behind.

      Verna tried to assassinate Fitz for something that he knew nothing about. Something that had been perpetrated without his knowledge. I’d have killed the old bat too.

      Also if Fitz hadn’t killed Verna, Mellie, Olivia, Cyrus and Hollis would have all gone to jail for rigging the election. He saved their asses too. But go ahead, conveniently forget about that part.

    • Kat Aston says:

      Why can’t Mellie be great without Fitz? Why do the Mellie fans want her with Fitz? If he’s such a monster than the Mellie fans should be glad they are apart. Olivia will make Fitz apologize to Mellie and some arrangement will be made, but its time for Olivia and Fitz to progress.

    • Cheyenne says:

      You were right the first time. He held his hand over Verna’s nose and mouth until she stopped breathing.

  6. S says:

    Is Jake’s arc over?! I hope not because he is one of my favorite characters! A little heavy handed with Olivia and Fitz and “the sun”, but she didn’t kill this show’s equivalent of McDreamy, so Shondha is coming out ahead at least once.

    • Sweetweeny says:

      Jake’s arc as B613 is over and now is the perfect opportunity for the writers to “reinvent” him into a more relevant character. I do believe he is going to be working for OPA.

    • moniece says:

      Jake is a murderer who gets a free pass and he is not even that handsome no killer ever is

      • AS says:

        How do you watch this show if you don’t like Jake or Fitz or Cyrus or Mellie or Huck or Quinn or Rowan or Sally or Russell or Olivia (because she has caused deaths and she tried to kill her father). Who does that leave? Fitz’s secretary?

        • moniece says:

          What are you talking about? I watch the show for entertainment purposes…and for that reason alone I do not have to favor the characters or favor their appearance lol

      • Erin says:

        By your comments, then Fitz, being a killer by command, and by his own hand, and AT his command, “is not that handsome, no killer ever is”. Fitz and Jake = same thing pretty much… different reasons, but same actions.

      • lee says:

        Jake DOES get a free pass. Hopefully he’ll take the pass right off the show.

      • TrudiV says:

        Why weren’t you singing this Jake tune when you thought Jake and Olivia were going to be together? The moment Fitz met Olivia, it was game set and match for him. Get over it. Finally Olivia got some damn sense and chose the only man that does it for her.
        Here’s a glass of red to you Olivia. Ride Fitz like there’s no tomorrow.

      • mary says:

        i differ on that opinion

      • love says:

        Definitely cuter than fitz

  7. Bob says:

    TVLine: Can you find out what other endings Shonda shot and discarded?

  8. Aurora says:

    Anyone else hoping Quinn pulls the trigger? Over crazy eyed Huck. Also over Elijah Pope. Hope both are gone and the B613 story is over. Hope to see more of Liv and Fitz together next season.

    • Sweetweeny says:

      Me!!!! Huck killing all of those people was just over the line. I can’t see any redeeming qualities for Huck. As Quinn said, he can’t go back to his family because he is too damaged.

    • moniece says:

      Yea its real ironic how Olivia sees her father as the worst because of his participation in command BUT ignores Huck hundreds of killings and his idiot wife acting like Huck was forced to do all the killings ..lol…he enjoys killing but hey he is on Olivias team along with Jake and crazy Quinn who also got off doing the work for command when she was working with them

    • Jay Johnson says:

      I think Huk will go on to some thing else, Quinn will take the crazy role when necessary. I want Olivia with Jake in the end. She deserves more than an adulterer and I don’t think Jake wants to be that same B16 person; though his skills will continue to come in handy from time to time. Marcus will pop back up, but I hope not as a love interest for Olivia.

  9. Command says:

    B6-13 is gone and that’s good but don’t get it twisted : Eli Pope is here to stay! I liked Joe Morton’s interview about it. And more Mama Pope next season. Jake and Huck though…

  10. Cheyenne says:

    It’s an Al Capone ending. They couldn’t get him for multiple counts of murder but they finally nailed him for tax evasion.

    • herman1959 says:

      Exactly. But they also need to get rid of Huck, but Quinn shouldn’t shoot him, she should just tell him that she is going to tell Olivia what he did, then give him a chance to leave. Really, if Huck is still with OPA next season, I can’t watch this show anymore.

      • Cheyenne says:

        I loved the scene near the end where Rowan yelled “OLIVIAAAAA!!!” as she was walking away from him, as if it finally dawned on him oh-oh, I’m in deep doo-doo now. It would have been even better if she had flipped him the finger as she was walking out.

      • Cheyenne says:

        About Huck — I parted ways with him when he cut poor kinky Sue’s throat. Any sympathy he earned for being brainwashed by B613 went out the window. The bloodlust was always inside him; B613 just knew how to bring it out. But what on earth is Shonda going to do with him? I think he’s still on the show but I can’t begin to imagine how Olivia will be able to deal with him. He’s totally out of control and I don’t think she can rein him in any more.

  11. jenilee says:

    The cast said there were 3 deaths….sorry but the jurors DON’T COUNT. I’m so done with the cast overhyping!

  12. Mike R. says:

    Uh, well I’m happy Liv finally beat her dad even if it was after him losing to him who knows how many times, but I don’t think I’ll be back next year. Oh, and Fitz is still a huge hypocrite, not saying what Mellie did wasn’t wrong and unfortunate, but I feel she was left with little choice, and that is not mentioning all the awful things Fitz has done that he seems to forget when he gets all high and mighty and yells at Mellie. But at least he kicked Cy to the curb to and that was a long time coming.

    • Sweetweeny says:

      How is Fitz a hypocrite? If you remember, when Fitz went to war over Olivia he at least gave Mellie the common courtesy of talking about it with her before he did anything so Mellie could have at least talked to Fitz before she did anything. Partners talk – they don’t keep secrets from each other.

      • Amanda says:

        Um, he’s been cheating on his wife (with multiple women, don’t forget about season 1), he killed all those people in the plane, knew it and still act high and mighty, he used his power to free Olivia and START A WAR, killed a judge, he knows that he didn’t truly win the first election. What else, he hid the fact that Rowan killed his son…every season he has embarrassed Mellie left and right, but when she messes up, she gets the boot? That’s why it’s hard to root for ANYTHING Fitz does!

        • lee says:

          This elitist ‘he killed a judge’ talk is really disgusting. The judge killed a young mum of 2! She had Fitz SHOT! Does her being a judge somehow make any of that BETTER?
          Mellie’s been messing up since day 1, from forging his signature when he was dying to agreeing on record to negotiate with hostages, covering up the VP’s husband’s murder and she’s ALSO cheated on Fitz WITH HIS BEST FRIEND, ‘Uncle Andrew’.
          Mellie is one of the people who RIGGED the election Fitz didn’t win and she did it behind his back.
          Mellie is owed NOTHING.
          She didn’t even deserve the senate seat she guilted Fitz into getting her.
          He thought she’d changed and they were finally being honest with each other, and she hadn’t so he left her.
          Marriage is a partnership not a prison.

          • Miranda Q says:

            Personally I don’t think it’s the fact that he killed a judge. It’s the fact that he, personally, killed someone. Not that I’m saying he shouldn’t have booted Mellie, because I think he made the right decision, but I do think that Fitz is a hypocrite. I don’t think that they should stay married; they should have gotten a divorce a long time ago. There’s not a character on this show whose hands are clean. They’ve all done bad things and made wrong decisions, because if they hadn’t there would be no story to tell.

          • Nathalie says:

            lee, well said.

        • Sweetweeny says:

          Your own hypocrisy is showing. If you hate Fitz for the treatment he gave Mellie then why are you upset that he is finally leaving her. If Fitz is as bad as you think he is, you should be jumping for joy that Mellie is finally free of him. Why would you want Mellie to stay married to a man like him if he has done all the horrible things you mentioned?

        • Nathalie says:

          Amanda, Fitz has we don’t know what with amanda Tanner ONCE. SESON 1. HE STAYS 10 YEARS WITHOUT SEX AND WITHOUT CHEATING ON MELLIE UNTIL OLIVIA. HE DIDN’T have MULTIPLE WOMEN. HE IS NOT A MAN WHORE. YOU LIKE IT OR NOT. HE IS A MAN IN LOVE WITH ONLY ONE WOMAN, OLIVIA. IN FIVE YEARS IN THE SCANDAL UNIVERSE, FITZ IS THE CHARACTER WHO HAS A LESS SEXUAL RELATIONS, IF YOU COMPARE HIM TO OLIVIA, JAKE, ABBY, DAVID, LEO,CYRUS,QUINN, CHARLIE EVEN MELLIE.

          • Victoria Seaton says:

            I’m with you. But, how has Mellie had more action than him? There was only Andrew for her. Fitz had Live and whatever happened with Amanda. So, I’d strike Mellie from your list.

      • Amy says:

        Because Command manipulated him into shooting down that plan, which is just as bad as what Mellie did. So it’s ok for Fitz to kill innocents but not Mellie? They are both wrong, but that is why he is a hypocrite

        • Amy says:

          Shooting down the Plane not plan

        • TrudiV says:

          You really need to stop with this Fitz shooting down a plane nonsense. You are being silly.

        • Cheyenne says:

          He was in the military taking orders. If you’re in the military and your CO tells you to shoot down an enemy plane, what are you going to do, tell him no?

          • Amanda says:

            Yes you can tell them “no”, please stop spreading this lie around!

          • Miranda Q says:

            Amanda, for whatever reason it would not let me reply directly to you. I saw earlier that you said that you were in the military and that you can refuse an order. If you were in the military you know that part of the oath that you give when you join. The last lines are: “and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.” The only time that you can refuse an order is if it is unlawful and sadly the US doesn’t have a law that states that we can’t shoot down a hijacked plane or bomb with a plane. Now I don’t think that it’s morally or ethically right to do this, but the point is that if this were a real life situation and Fitz had refused to shoot down the plane he would be court-martialed.

          • Amanda says:

            Yes, but did the President give that order? No it came from Rowan and since it wasn’t WRITTEN on any type of paper, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO REFUSE THE ORDER! If he would’ve gotten in trouble for it, that would have been the main thing they would have asked him. As an officer (which Fitz was at the time) you also have the right to make that judgment call, so back to my original statement, if Fitz felt fully uncomfortable, like he claimed he did, he had the right to refuse the order and take the consequences later!!!! I hate when people use that mess to justify innocent people getting killed, if you did it, OWN IT! But don’t pass the buck, that’s what makes you a COWARD!

          • Victoria says:

            Amanda, it was never stated exactly how the order came. You don’t know that it wasn’t on paper. Also, B613 has operatives everywhere. So, the order could’ve come from Fitz’s commanding officer. I think you’re assuming that Rowan just said it. But, if you look and think back to how he works, he often uses operatives to accomplish his orders. That’s how he’s remained the man behind the iron mask and why–as mamma Pope eluded to–no one knew he was the enemy. I’m just throwing this out there as a possibility. You never know how things work in the Scandalverse.

        • TrudiV says:

          Command did not manipulate him into shooting down a plane.
          Olivia’s mother manipulated events to claim there was a nuclear bomb on a plane that was going to crash in London.
          Command got the air force to assign a pilot to shoot the plane down based on this scenario.
          The air force captain, happened to be Fitz.

          You people really need to stop with this idiotic Fitz shot down a plane crap.

    • Cyrus saved people He did the only thing he could do to keep David, and the CIA director from being next on the list…and he get berated by a guy who kept his butt in the Whitehouse without Cyrus he would have crashed and burned long time ago.. Operation Remington it been several years ago, but killing 350.00 is worst then , what Mellie did, maybe having the military go to their deaths to save his mistress. I hope Cyrus tells Fitz who threw him under the bus to the ( poor jurors) Olivia. Wonder what kind of pillow talk , would that be. yes Cyrus is a monster , but he does it to save Fitz….I don’t think his firing would last long….but I hope this time Cyrus would make him beg on his knees to come back

  13. Em says:

    I’m just curious as to why the names of jurors was necessary to have them killed? Seems Papa Pope can find anyone, so looking for a bus with the jurors inside doesn’t seem like it would be that hard for him

    • Datya says:

      Especially if he was having Huck kill them. Huck knew exactly what was going on with Grand Jury and should have just been able to follow the bus or something. So the entire Foxtail thing was completely unnecessary…

  14. Cheyenne says:

    Huck is still alive; no way Quinn pulled the trigger on him. I wonder if Abvy will return to OPA next season?

    • Sweetweeny says:

      I so hope she did. If she didn’t, where does Huck go from here?

      • Cheyenne says:

        If she did, Olivia will have to rebuild OPA from scratch. She’s operating with a skeleton crew as it is. I don’t think Jake is going to stick around. I hope Abby gets sick of the WH and decides to come back.

  15. Terry says:

    I’m guessing I’m in the minority here and maybe my expectations were too high. I was actually a little bored with the finale. I wanted B613 and Papa Pope exposed to the world. The scenes with Huck and Quinn seemed tacked on and out of left field. I don’t know, maybe I’m over Olivia and Fitz. I was more sad that Jake walked onto that elevator than I was happy to see Olivia waiting for Fitz on the balcony. Believe me, I’m surprised to admit that. I was all about Liv & Fitz right up to moment she left to be “in the sun” with Jake. I’ve wanted her to be with Jake ever since. Anyway, I’m pretty much in agreement with others that I hope B613 is done. Looking forward to season 5.

    • FoxyT says:

      That was my take as well! I hope Jake is back in Season 5 but I don’t want him to be ‘Liv Love Sick – he deserves better….

    • Miranda Q says:

      You’re not the only one Terry. I thought the finale was OK. There were definitely some good parts. I’m glad that Mellie and Fitz are done, because they should have been over a LONG time ago. Glad B613 story line is done. I’m glad that Olivia got her dad arrested. Good for Mellie for getting elected; she needs something to do. The scene where Fitz kicked her out and fired Cyrus was the best part of the whole episode for me. Everything else was meh. I’m not really a fan of Olivia and Fitz, mainly because I don’t much care for Fitz anymore. He’s a bit of a hypocrite. And I adore Jake. I love Jake and Olivia together, but of course I knew that they wouldn’t end up together in the end. The scene with Jake and Olivia was sad. I hope that they give him a good story line next season.

      • idk says:

        I never understand ppl that like Jake. The way he killed Cyrus’ husband and the reporter made him irredeemable to me

        • TrudiV says:

          The reporter and don’t forget the NSA analyst who was building this secret machine that would allow the NSA to listen to citizens’ telephone calls. So this analyst ups and disappears and the NSA goes on with its usual business. Really Shonda? Really?

    • scandal fan says:

      You said everything I was thinking

  16. sladewilson says:

    I’m done. That was the worst ending ever. EVER. Might as well have been a series finale (man I hope so)….

    • Deborah says:

      I totally agree. I have always enjoyed the musical choices but playing Here Comes the Sun was just ludicrous, especially when Olivia always told Jake to never mention the sun and another man in the same breath. The likelihood of Fitz and Olivia being the new “First Couple” in The White House is absolutely preposterous. And wasn’t Olivia ready to sell Fitz out earlier in the episode when B613 was exposed? And let’s remember that Papa Pope puts Mellie and Fitz and their son in harm’s way in the first place was because he didn’t approve of Liv being the side piece of the married President.

    • scandal fan says:

      I agree, that was awful. Admittedly I was an olitz fan in the first 2 seasons, but it got ruined and I moved on, so this ending was disappointing. Their romance was over to me (not that I’m complaining about it) so the lack of buildup to this ending was lame. It should have taken more seasons to get to this point or just end that aspect of the show. This season was like a dead horse and the reuniting of olitz was the beating.

  17. TAL says:

    Reblogged this on Cerulean Chronicle and commented:
    Attention Gladiators! The following is the recap of the ‘Scandal’ season 4 finale, ‘Scandal’ 4.22 – “You Can’t Take Command,” courtesy of TV Line:

  18. Phil G says:

    Fritz is a murderer also, so it’s the pot calling the kettle black. Horrible ending and. Boring!

  19. Frank says:

    I posted a comment on here about all the holes in the finale but it doesn’t show up yet when I try to post again it says it already was posted???

  20. madhatter360 says:

    So is Charlie dead then? We didn’t see him die, but if Command had all the agents who could identify him killed, wouldn’t that include Charlie? I hope not, because Charlie is one of my favorites (Charlie/Quinn forever) but it seems like he’d be a prime candidate to be killed.

    • Cheyenne says:

      Oh wow, good question. And where is Russell?

      • Jules says:

        Russell escaped to LA so that he could re-invent himself as a hottie with issues that one of the “Mistresses” falls for ;) It would be funny if the B613 thing ended up being what’s in his “secretive past”. They all have one!

    • Miranda Q says:

      Totally didn’t even think of Charlie and I love Charlie. I know he’s a bad guy, but he’s so entertaining. I love Charlie and Quinn together as well. Since they didn’t show him dead, I’m hoping that was an oops that they missed.

  21. TrudiV says:

    OLITZ IS BACK!!!
    HALLEFREAKINGLUJAH

    ABOUT DAMN! TIME!

    SCANDAL IS WATCHABLE ONCE AGAIN

  22. TrudiV says:

    Brilliant ending

    After a lousy season,the finale ended on a very high note.

    Sweet baby Jesus… yesssssssssssssssssssssss!!!! :-)

  23. Purrfect says:

    Fitz never fails to disappoint. What a hypocrite, Shonda should bring back McDreamy and rid us of Fitz and his antics. I really hope next season all the enemies he’s made crush him.

  24. AS says:

    I liked this episode, but it was overhyped. The actors were saying that they don’t even know what a season 5 could be and that it was crazy. All they did was leave the possibility of Huck dying (and who is that invested, gladiators are constantly leaving) and separate Fitz and Mellie once again, and then get Olivia and Fitz back together. Again.

  25. AS says:

    So what’s up with Foxtail? Had Rowan been planning on having Mellie be a saftey in case OPA went throught with the grand jury? Could he really not find an easier access?

  26. marlene says:

    I love the show but show needs to habe something different. We know the story line Fitz and Olivia end up together. I think the story needs to be zomething frsh and with New spin!

  27. mykaayah says:

    I am so glad papa gone for a while and Fitz and liv back together. The show was awesome. Now give Jake a new job. Mellie made a stupid move but she was so ambitious. I can’t stand Portia. She’s conniving and tricked them all. I loved it.

  28. Cheyenne says:

    Um, Jake… it took you TWO AND A HALF YEARS to realize Olivia is in love with Fitz and not with you? Damn, guy, how dumb can you get?!

  29. DRush76 says:

    Oh God! I’m sick to my stomach! Olivia has reunited with Fitz.

  30. TrudiV says:

    Praising the show Gods! Shonda finally got some sense!
    Kudos to you Shonda. You done good!

  31. Alichat says:

    I really just don’t know what to think about this finale. I don’t mean that in a good or bad way….just…I don’t know.

    • Cheyenne says:

      I’m sort of confused myself, simply because I can’t begin to imagine where Shonda is going to take it from here.

      • herman1959 says:

        Yup, Shonda just opened up the show (in order to write a decent final season?).

        • herman1959 says:

          Also, now that there seem to be some openings in OPA and per the change in status for the Malcolm character in Arrow, might there be a place for John Barrowman on Scandal?

        • Cheyenne says:

          The new gladiator is supposed to be someone who worked with Olivia before as a guest on the show. Barrowman was in one episode as Mellie’s publicist but he had no scenes at all with Olivia, so I don’t think the new gladiator is him.
          .
          Unless, of course, Quinn really did pull the trigger and Olivia needs two new gladiators instead of one. But I don’t think Huck is gone from OPA. Olivia needs someone to handle her wet work. She’ll probably give him a good verbal ass-kicking and let him back on the team.

          • herman1959 says:

            OPA could still hire two people because in the mood that Shonda seems to be in right now, I wouldn’t rule anything out. Barrowman would be AWESOME in the part, but you’re probably right, it’s not likely to happen…I tried.

  32. Carol says:

    Mellie got what she wanted a political career. Cyrus can be Mellie’s chief of staff in the Senate. It is going to be Mellie/Cyrus versus Fitz/Olivia/Lizzie. Fireworks are coming with the Presidential divorce.

    Olivia has to rebuild OPA with new team members and focus on her career. Mama Pope is on the loose and Papa Pope will be plotting from jail.

    But hopefully B613 is dead. YAY!

  33. Larc says:

    So all the big Scandal problems are now solved? I don’t think so.

  34. Erin says:

    At the end, those two standing where they did..kissing… I figured some long-range camera lens would catch that.

    Liv back with the Wimp, I mean, President. Excuse me while I barf.

    Team Jake all the way. Come back Jake, come back.

    Other than that stomach churning final scene, a fantastic finale.+

  35. Chrissy says:

    Olitz, please go away. What a boring couple. Fitz is such a flip flopper, I will NEVER forgive him for dismissing Liv at Verna’s funeral. Suck eggs you weak loser. Olitz has been dead for a lonnnnnnng time in my eyes

    • Melanie says:

      Olitz has always been my least favorite thing about this show. It’s hasn’t been interesting since season 1, and even then I wasn’t 100% on board with it. Fitz is a much more interesting character with everyone else but Liv. And same for Olivia without him. Maybe once the show has them as a real couple, for real, once, they’ll get it out of their system and we can all move on to bigger and better things.

    • Nathalie says:

      Chrissy, but not in Olivia’eyes…

  36. Madison M. says:

    Stupid… Fitz has got to have the weakest integrity of any character on this show. At least everyone else admits to their evilness or underhandedness.

    And Olivia’s a weaker character for being with him.

    • lee says:

      Mellie NEVER takes responsibility she’s ALWAYS the victim even though her poor choices are HERS, Jake CONSTANTLY asks Olivia to save him (then chokes her when she does), Olivia never apologises to Fitz. David thinks he has a white hat, Huck justifies mass murder every time.
      The ONLY people who take responsibility are Fitz with his constant apologies and support of Mellie’s undeserving campaign and Cyrus, who at least admits he’s soulless.
      Ironically the people that call Fitz weak hate him BECAUSE he admits to his flaws.

      • Amanda says:

        I hope you’re not serious….because I can’t stop laughing! Fitz hasn’t taken responsibility for anything he has done. If he did, he wouldn’t be president. BTW, no one knows that he killed Verna. He never confessed to shooting down that plane. Election rigging, nope didn’t come forward. cheating on Mellie, she confronted him about that. When he was a drunk, didn’t apologize. Finding out Mellie was raped by his father, then him stepping out because HIS little feelings were hurt, still someone else’s fault. Killed more soldiers starting a war for Olivia, nope. Having her spied on by Jake, never. I’m still trying to figure out what responsibility he has every taken.

  37. Melanie says:

    I really enjoyed this season for 3 reasons: Jake/Olivia, Fitz/Mellie, and minimal Olitz.
    I should’ve known it was too good to last.

  38. niloofar says:

    Olitz together AGAIN and Jake gone, i hope everyone’s happy.
    I’m not happy.

    • TrudiV says:

      I’m ecstatic. Olivia and Fitz make the best couple TV has ever seen.
      Olivia and Fitz together are dynooooomiteeeeee!

  39. Brianna says:

    My boy Jake! He gone be alright.

    Plus Shonda loves Scott Foley so he is not going anywhere!!!!!!

  40. Really??? says:

    I want Huck DEAD!!!! Jake to be back and I’m sick of Olitz or whatever they are called these days, this ending was such a bore. Olivia should be with Jake!!!! I’m sad for Mellie, after all the President has done, how can he treat her that way, she is constantly humiliated by her own husband who is supposedly the good guy. In truth and from where I stand, he is just an a**!!! I really can no longer stand him. The only nice thing about this episode (apart from the fact that Rowan seems to be gone for good) is that Cyrus has been fired. He lost all the little smpathy I had for him the moment he chose to let that bomb explode in that church.

    So in my finale, Jake enters the apartment and spends the night, Rowan is out, mama Pope is also… out (of prison), Huck gets shot and Mellie tells the President to f*** off when he asks her to leave and shuts his big trap and his condescending ass with a good old blackmail or something.

    • lee says:

      Why should Olivia be with Jake, a man who has put her in hospital, choked her, made a sex tape of her, called her a booty call and threatened to kill her?
      Is that your version of love, or is it just what you secretly think Olivia deserves?

      • Really??? says:

        Give me a break, he did none of those things, he always tried to protect her, we obviously do not watch the same series! He was spying on her at the very beginning but quickly took her side and she is far from being a saint! She should be with him not with that joke of a President who is physicially unable to have some respect for his own raped wife!

        • TrudiV says:

          You are being quite funny. I suggest you watch the show called Scanal. You know, the one that showed on ABC at 9PM – Not the one you wrote for yourself.

          • Really??? says:

            Or maybe you should! And it’s just a series, no need to take things so personally!

        • Cheyenne says:

          Did you actually watch the series? Jake did all of those things. He put her in the hospital when he made her fall down and have a concussion; he choked her in her own office; he make a sex CD and gave it to Rowan; he called her a booty call to her face, and he indirectly threatened to kill her when she confronted him about how he killed James.

          • Really??? says:

            The fall was an accident and the choking was well deserved! To be fair, Olivia is a liar and a manipulative b++****, Her being the heroine does not make her a saint.

        • Victoria says:

          I like Jake. But, yes he did do most of those things.He did choke her–in her office in front of EVERYONE. I can’t believe you’d say that’s deserved. In your mind, it was okay for him to choke her?? Really? You’re sad if you support that. He did make a “sex tape” with her and gave it to Rowan. When she saw he had cameras in her apt, they struggled and she hit her head causing bleeding. Sure it was an accident but he was still at fault for getting physical with her. Even in accidents, someone can still be at fault. But, I’m sure you’re okay with that since you think she deserved to be choked. I don’t think he called her a booty call. But, he did tell her that “he” was not “her” booty call. However, he was her booty call. You seem very sexist–to say Liv deserved to be choked and that she’s a manipulative B. How you can attack her and then be upset that Jake isn’t with her is beyond me. Also, if you’re going to point out her flaws, how about acknowledging Jake as a lying murderer and opportunist? He’s definitely shown himself to be that. Jake is NOT a boyscout. Neither is Fitz; and Liv is not a Saint. People can love whichever character they want. But, none of these characters are heroes. Also, Fitz stuck with Mellie and showed her great support and respect after learning of the rape. They functioned as a team and friends. I’m not sure how you missed that??? He was #TeamMellie until he learned of the whole “Damascus” debacle. I’m not defending anyone on the show but think you guys are silly to point out one character’s flaws while pretending the others are so perfect. Step into reality. Jake is just as flawed as everyone else on the show.

    • scandal fan says:

      I like your ending better

    • laurie says:

      I agree

  41. Pam says:

    Good finale overall but hated the ending. Everything was great until the last scene or two. I can’t stand Olivia with Fitz. I get that they are the main couple but they are so toxic together. Kinda ruined the episode for me.

  42. KACI'S SISTERS says:

    Olitz is back, Wonderful !
    Thank you for this amazing final MRS SHONDA RHIMES, we needed to review the most important driver over your series, the couple Olivia and Fitz , that happiness , this story that keeps us in suspense and makes us dream , strongly Season 5 to see their reunion.

    • TrudiV says:

      @Kaci
      Hear Hear! Much praise to the show gods! Ms. Rhimes did a beautiful hour last night. I was beginning to think she didn’t have it in her, but she finally came around and did a solid!

      The sweet indulgence that is OLITZ is back and it was about damn time. Love it!

      • Gwen says:

        Yup. and I chuckle at all of the outrage here. They are all flawed characters, and this is a TV show. All the moral outrage over fictional characters cracks me up.

  43. Uyai says:

    Somebody say HALLELUJAH, B613 is dead and gone.
    I don’t know how to feel about the finale – So much happened in such a little time I was a bit confused. The Huck/Quinn scene was completely unnecessary, any other agent could have taken the jurors out, we didn’t need that ridiculous arc. Where’s Charlie and Russell, why let Quinn, Huck and Jake live?
    Self-righteous Fitz didn’t surprise me at all. He has a terrible way of handling learning that he was left out in the cold, reference defiance and Mellie’s affair. He will get over it just like he got over the others. One thing that made a whole lot of sense was Liz’ scheming, I was beginning to get seriously confused by her role. When she first came on the show, she was this fierce person but the writers turned her into a whimpy scared humble cat. I would definitely miss Cyrus working in the White House, even though I have a feeling he will be back soonest. Mellie and Cyrus teaming up will be disastrous, they are both too selfish for their own good.
    I’m glad Mellie got the end of the stick for once, I feel absolutely no pity for her.
    Jake leaving was the next best thing. I don’t know what else he is other than Olivia’s sex toy. Either Shonda gives him a real job or he leaves the show forever.
    The Olitz kiss was nice, the soundtrack was stupid. Also her reason for going there was more stupid – Believing that Fitz is what is owed to her and showing up at his residence he shares with his wife is most stupid.
    Although I don’t know how Shonda will do it, but season 5 looks promising. Hopefully it’d come with a lot of OPA cases, new team members and the usual roller coaster Mel-Olitz plus Cyrus drama we all love to hate.

    • Erin B says:

      Wow, I hadn’t even thought about Charlie & Russell. I don’t think they were in that killing montage. I know Charlie was going to disappear so maybe he’s still around. You’d think they would have showed Russell getting it though. I’ll have to rewatch that part.

    • herman1959 says:

      Olivia knew that Millie left the WH because Charlotte, the President’s secretary (?) told her. You had to read between the lines.

      • Uyai says:

        I know she knew Mellie had left. I was pointing out the fact that it is disrespectful to show up at your lover’s residence when he’s very much still married. What are they going to show us next? Him making love to her on their matrimonial bed?

      • Cheyenne says:

        When did Charlotte come into the picture? Whatever happened to Lauren?

  44. Caroline says:

    I LOVED it. Haters going to hate (aka Olake peeps). But I thought it was fantastic how b613 was resolved, Mellie got the boot and Jake left. Seeing Fitz surprised on that balcony was awesome. This Olitz lover is going to have a fantastic summer. Fall will be different I’m sure. But let us Olitz fans have our moment in the sun.

  45. fan Jake says:

    I did not like that finale!!!! I like Jake much more than Fitz why doesn’t she loves Jake!!

  46. kew1224 says:

    When are they going to get rid of papa Pope?i sincerly hope that he is done. He is so annoying. I hate to lisen to his crazy rants. This B613 mess has been going on for almost 2 years ,its like the writers cant think of anything else. This show has turned into murder incorpated. Huck and papa Pope are two of the most murdering people on tv. I love the show but all the killing gets to be sickening

  47. Ryan says:

    Fitz doesn’t follow any protocol when it comes to Liv so the excuse that he couldn’t tell Mellie about B613 due to protocol is crap. Mellie didn’t know what Rowan was capable of because Fitz kept his identity a secret from her. Fitz was protecting Liv by not telling Mellie – and now Mellie paid the price. Mellie’s reaction to the deaths was further mixed by her winning what she’s worked hard for – I don’t think she’ll be whistling Dixie anytime soon and will be grieving next season. Fitz is the one blinded by love. He should forgive but not forget what Mellie has done.

  48. robandco says:

    So much happened!
    I do not think we will ever be done with B613/Rowan as long as Papa Pope is alive.
    For next season I want:
    – Jake to be gone for ever. The show does not need him, never has, never will.
    – Quinn to finally kill Huck. He is just painful to watch now…
    – Olivia and Fitz to try and fail, because frankly Olivia deserve better than this pathetic man.
    – Marcus to join OPA and maybe Abby to come back so we can have Season 1 scandal back!
    – Mellie to fight back and be one of the “villain” of the first half of the season.

  49. Caitlin says:

    Oh dear Lord, all of you that say its only watchable now that Olitz is back are out of your dang minds. THATS what makes the show good to you? Just scenes of Olivia and Fitz? What a boooooring premise that would be. You all constantly hate on such a good actor/character like SF/Jake just because you weren’t getting kissy scenes with an abuser/married man and his side piece? Yawnnn. Enjoy it while you can, no way it lasts into next season.

  50. G says:

    How do you kick your own wife out of the house when you won’t even freakin tell her why you’re mad?? That President is the dumbest human being on the planet. What a child.