The Scandal season finale set up the presidential election for next season, with plenty of shocking political twists and turns along the way!
After Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Frankie Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) earned the presidential nominations last week, their VP running mates were unveiled in the season finale.
On the Republican side, Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) was selected to run with Mellie — a move orchestrated by Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in order to save him.
But the real chess board is being operated by Olivia's dad Rowan (Joe Morton) — who has a master plan to use Mellie's ticket to get Jake, Olivia, and himself into the White House. At the end of the episode, Papa Pope smirks and says "that's my girl," as he watches Mellie's convention unfold.
But the selection for the Democratic running mate was even more shocking — even to Olivia and the Gladiators — after Frankie's VP was revealed to be none other than Cyrus (Jeff Perry)!
Fans of the Shonda Rhimes political drama were definitely taken back by this twist — which is REALLY going to shake things up next season!
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