Dear Shonda: 5 Things That Better Not Happen on the 'Scandal' Finale

Every Gladiator knows that when it comes to the "Scandal" season finales, showrunner Shonda Rhimes never fails to blow your mind with shocking twists and turns. Here are five outcomes we just can’t handle!

Charli Penn May, 14, 2015

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We know Mama Pope is still one of America’s Most Wanted, but why must that mean we only get to see her sneaky face when Liv is in peril? Things are always more interesting when Mama Pope is pulling the strings, so consider this a protest: More, Mama Pope! More, Mama Pope!

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We’re still recovering from the last heart attack we had when we thought we were watching Jake’s cold dead corpse lying in Olivia’s office. Now that he’s breathing again, so are we, and we’d really like things to remain the same. Besides, no one has Liv’s back quite like Jake and Huck, and you can’t break up that dream team.

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Huck’s only shot at a permanent reunion with his ex wife and son depends on the fate of B613, which has proven impossible to take down. Can someone (finally!) one-up Papa Pope, please, so Huck can tone down the intensity a little and try his hand at fatherhood?

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It’s about time that Olivia learns that she can’t trust her heart, so instead she should trust her gut and steer clear of a mushy, sappy, reunion with Mr. President. Let’s be honest: Olivia and Jake are so much better together, he has earned that number one spot, and it’s time for him to claim it once and for all. It’s never too late to stand in the sun!

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It’s about time that Olivia learns that she can’t trust her heart, so instead she should trust her gut and steer clear of a mushy, sappy, reunion with Mr. President. Let’s be honest: Olivia and Jake are so much better together, he has earned that number one spot, and it’s time for him to claim it once and for all. It’s never too late to stand in the sun!