“Scandal” has been cut short this season, as a result of Kerry Washington‘s pregnancy. The ABC juggernaut would normally run for 22 episodes, but show executives have cut it down to 18 this season because it has reportedly become too difficult to hide Washington’s growing belly.
They’ve been dressing Olivia Pope (Washington’s character, just in case you’ve somehow lived under a rock recently) in loose-fitting clothing and coats, but I guess execs believe that won’t continue to work. Shonda Rhimes has no intention of making Pope pregnant, so they felt this was the only way.
You mean to tell me with all the clothing and technology and camera trickery we’re capable of now, there was no other way to give me my last four episodes?! I thought Gladiators got the job done come hook or crook! I’m disappointed. They’ve been doing a great job of concealing it thus far (minus Washington’s visibly fuller face, which can’t be helped) so I don’t see what four more little episodes will hurt. I need my fix!
Well unfortunately, what’s done is done and the season finale is happening this Thursday, Dec. 12. Are you guys ready for whatever heart attack “Scandal” is going to throw your way?