Scandal is currently airing season five on ABC. While the series is in no danger of being cancelled right now, some of the main members of the cast recently shared where they would like to see their characters when the Shonda Rhimes drama does “leave office” and end its run on ABC.
Tony Goldwyn, the actor behind Fitz on the ABC series, actually teased the end might come soon in his comments to The Hollywood Reporter.
“It’s to be out and proud with Liv. That’s what he wants — and he’s getting it! So be careful what you wish for!”
A happy ending for Huck is also what Guillermo Diaz wants for his character. Huck has never had it easy on this series. Yes, he can go off the deep end and kill without a second thought – but he was trained to do that. His time with B613 harmed him mentally in ways that can not be fixed.
Diaz spoke about what he would like to see for Huck.
“His wife and his kid. Being a normal guy with a white picket fence. He just wants to be normal and he’s so far from it, that’s what makes him such an interesting character because I don’t think he’s ever going to be that or get that. I don’t know if Huck can be fixed. He turned to Jake because he’s been in the hole and Jake is the only person who can relate to what he’s been through. But Jake has a stronger mental state than Huck; Huck is more vulnerable and emotionally crippled and weak than Jake is and he takes things a lot more to heart.”
Other cast members spoke about their wishes too. Katie Lowes wants to be a partner in OPA, Bellamy Young wants Mellie to have the white house and Fitz.
Why are the cast speaking about endgames for their characters? Scandal is only in season five. Rhimes other series, Grey’s Anatomy, is airing season 12.
Rhimes has talked about the end of Scandal in interviews, and she has revealed that Scandal will not have the same longevity of Grey’s Anatomy. The series will likely end when Fitz’s time at the White House ends.
On a recent episode, Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, revealed he had 18 months left in office. That would cause a season six end if Rhimes keeps to her initial game plan for the ABC series.
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