A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, she opened her own firm, hoping to start over but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. It becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other can't quite fix their own.
President Mellie Grant hosts a state dinner for President Rashad of Bashran in a first step toward peace in the Middle East, and in case Mellie's charm alone doesn't work, Olivia secretly puts Jake to work so that they are armed with a back-up plan.
It is being reported that an endgame has been worked out for Scandal to conclude with its recently-ordered seventh season. While ABC hasn't yet commented on the matter, the network is expected to make an official announcement at their upfront presentation next week.
The veteran Shondaland political thriller has continued to be a solid performer deep into its run, with viewership numbers in key demographics making it one of broadcast television's top dramas. While most long-running series eventually end due to falling ratings, the decision to conclude Scandal is said to be creatively-driven, with creator Shonda Rhimes ultimately making the call.