Last night, the patrons of Shondaland gasped in horror...or collected their waging bets when the whiny yet lovable James Novak was struck in the back while trying to run from B613's Command and DIY assassin Jake Ballard, answering last week's cliffhanger question, #WhoGotShot? We were given an episode of flashbacks in memory of James and witnessed his two-face husband Cyrus deal with the reality that he is the lowest of the low of marital spouse and yet we felt for him as he literally broke down better than Florida Evans.
In between the memorial - because something tells me next week's funeral is going to be short and sweet because Shonda does not have time to devote another hour about James when the season finale is April 17 - we witnessed more gunning down thanks to Mama Pope who is showing out, but not done yet.
Mellie got her groove back with former lover and Vice-President candidate Andrew Nichols.
Huck and Quinn became Huckleberry Quinn in a way that will be FOREVER burned in my brain.
(I can't even put a picture of that moment on this blog. Shudders)
Jake THREATENED Olivia when it was confirmed that he did all those bad things. This tops Quinn's threat to Olivia with the gun. Who really has the stronger grip on Liv? And will Fitz find out about the threat and handle Jake? Or tell Jake, 'do what you gotta do, bro!'
Oh and David is a bitch. Yep I'm mad that he survived.
However, the title of this blog is, Is This the End of Scandal? I mean, the season finale is April 17, the eve before Good Friday and the kickoff to Easter weekend. So much has been happening so far, I wonder if Shonda's throwing hints. This season has to wrap up in a neat package, but we all know that's not happening. Plus the networks have announced the renewals of various shows. I've yet to hear if Scandal is returning for a fourth season.
Shonda was interviewed last year and the subject matter was of course, Scandal. And she also answered that she knows when Scandal will end. Here is the link to that interview that you can copy and paste.
Either way, the remaining episodes of Season 3 will have us clutching pearls, throwing shoes and falling out with bottles of wine in our hands. And cursing Shonda Rhimes for making us fall hard for her monsters and murderers. And heading back to Scandal Rehab just before Easter. Lord knows we will need some cleansing.