Talk about sitting at the edge of your seat…It was one week ago that Shonda Rhimes locked Scandal‘s Season 4 finale. For a second time. And it would not be the last.
As such, the drama’s cast is at a loss to so much as tease what to expect, wholly unaware of what made the final cut, what didn’t , and what might have been masterfully edited into something markedly different from what was filmed.
Speaking with TVLine earlier this week, Bellamy Young who plays Mellie, shared, “We got an email from Shonda that said she unlocked the locked finale and changed everything, so I genuinely have no idea [what to expect]. I shadowed [director] Tom Verica for that episode and we shot about an episode-and-a-half worth of material, so now… all bets are off!”
Katie Lowes echoed Young’s confusion, saying, “I went to ADR today [to loop dialogue for the finale] and everything is spinning on its head, so I’m not sure, of anything.
“The gist of the finale is totally insane and I thought I knew what it was,” she added, “but I don’t anymore.”
Joe Morton, whose Rowan unexpectedly showed up at the close of last week’s episode, as deep-pocketed campaign donor “Damascus,” is not surprised to hear that Rhimes revisited the finale’s final cut, again. “She always shoots extra material to draw from, which is smart — though I’m sure it makes the editors crazy!” he laughed. Case in point: “When I watched last week’s episode, that whole scene [where Jake and Russel traded Command “impressions”] was different from what we knew,” he noted.