Scandal season 6 is going to be returning to ABC with new episodes in a little more than a week, and in the aftermath of the 100th episode, we’re going to have a prime opportunity to see the story build and accelerate to the point where there is no turning back. We’ve gotten a chance to see where all of the individual characters stand in the aftermath of the Frankie Vargas assassination; moving forward now, what we’re going to get a chance to see is everyone teaming up. The alternate universes of the 100th episode are going to be dissipating, and in their place will be cold, harsh reality — or at least reality through the lens of a fictional TV show.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Shonda Rhimes makes it clear precisely how we are going to see the story propel in the weeks to come:
“The end of the season really hurdles toward a really great conclusion … We’re getting to the point where we finish out this big storyline that we’ve been unfolding. Up until then, I think we’ve been telling a lot of very individualized episodes. Then, with the Huck storyline, you saw it start to come together with group episodes. After the 100th, we stop going from one person’s point of view to another’s and it comes back together to our team of people by necessity.”
We do think that this coming-together is important for the basis of actually moving forward, which is something that you can argue that season 6 has lacked for most of its run. While we do think that this is a batch of episodes that has done a lot of things right, one of the more polarizing aspects of the case is that we’ve spent a ton of time watching the story stall so that we could see what many different characters were up to leading to election night. to date, the biggest event other than the 100th episode was clearly the moment where Huck almost died.
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