After seven seasons, Olivia Pope and co. sang their swan song and took a bow as the final episode of Scandal aired. The end of an era. Scandal dominated the charts and easily became one of ABC’s most prized possessions and Shonda Rhimes’ greatest installment. But all good things must come to an end. Did the series finale live up to the Scandal legacy?
Scandal has had its fair share of bloodshed and torture over the years. B6-13 is known to do the dirty work and make things “disappear”. However, there has been one character who fits the toxic male persona to a tee — Jake Ballard. Ballard is the perfect example of why toxic male insecurity and rage are problems that need to be addressed, and why these men should never be allowed to carry a gun.
As the final season of Scandal rolls on, Shonda Rhimes isn’t about to close the curtain on the hit show without dismantling the patriarchy. This week’s episode focused on the sexual harassment on The Hill and how it has affected the lives of female politicians and professionals for centuries.
The power struggle between Olivia and Mellie escalates when Mellie learns that Olivia has done stuff behind her back. The women soon learn that they are better as allies than letting the men around them call them shots. “Adventures in Babysitting” is another episode featuring the girl power that Shonda Rhimes has been committed to showcasing as the final season of Scandal continues.
When Shonda Rhimes says she’s going out with a bang, she’s going out with a bang, and that includes changing the stigma on how the world views women in power. Scandal has always shown the power of women and it’s not holding back now.
The final season of Scandal kicked off last night, giving a preview into a season filled with drama, sass, and a shit ton of girl power.
As fan-favorite Scandal comes to an end, the Shondaland powerhouse will have the characters questioning their lives and futures. Shonda Rhimes has promised that she’s giving this final season her all, and making sure it gets the ending it deserves.