(Spoiler alert: Please do not read ahead unless you’ve watched Thursday’s episode of “Scandal”)
So now you know: Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) let a very pregnant Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes) die. Well, Olivia 100 percent thinks she did, which is pretty much the same thing. And while you may be able to find it in your heart of hearts to forgive “Scandal”s leading lady — yet again — Lowes tells TheWrap she doesn’t know if she can. Or rather, if Quinn can.
During Thursday’s episode of the final season of the Shonda Rhimes drama, the cliffhanger-that-would-never-end finally resolved itself with a bittersweet twist. While Gladiators learned that, thankfully, Quinn was alive, they also discovered Olivia believed she had let her father Rowan (Joe Morton) — who was holding Quinn captive in his basement –“shoot” her dear friend (and her unborn child) off-screen. And this was all done just so Liv could keep the upper-hand in their continuing struggle for power.
Now that viewers know Quinn survived — but Olivia and the gang still don’t — the question is, will anyone be able to get past Liv’s savage decision? And we’re not just talking about other characters here.
“I don’t know if — I don’t know,” Lowes told TheWrap. “Olivia has done some pretty messed up things in the past and the audience always seems to be on her side. She’s such a fan-favorite and she’s so loved. I mean, this will probably really test people. But I don’t know.”
No, really. She honestly has no idea where things are headed.
“I don’t know what the end of the series is yet. I don’t know,” Lowes said. “We haven’t gotten there yet. We haven’t shot it. I don’t know what Shonda’s intentions are as far as what side or team Liv is gonna be on when we end this thing. But as far as Team Olivia and Quinn? And them working together and being okay? I don’t think that, that — that just might not be possible.”
However, all is well in Shondaland when it comes to Lowes relationship with Washington.
Lowes said the actresses, who have been working on the show together since it premiered in 2012, are very close and have bonded over motherhood. “So we’ll be chatting and be girling it … And then it’s like “action1” and it’s ‘Oh, my God! I hate you!’ It’s horrible!” Lowes said laughing. “It’s so hard, it’s so hard. Maybe that’s why it’s believable, because we don’t actually hate each other?”
Always good to know. Especially because it doesn’t seem like the same can be said for Quinn and Olivia — ever again. But this is “Scandal,” so don’t hold us to that.
The final season of “Scandal” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.