Is Quinn leaving Scandal season 7 for good? Shonda Rhimes coy on character’s fate

Is Quinn leaving ScandalThe “is Quinn leaving Scandal” debate hit a fever pitch at the end of Thursday night’s winter finale, and it is all thanks to a gunshot. At the end of the episode we heard Rowan fire off his gun after a lengthy confrontation with his daughter Olivia Pope. There were questions aplenty regarding whether or not he was actually going to kill her and who was bluffing between the two. The show certainly wants you to think that there’s a chance Quinn is really gone.

Is that the case? For now, we’re filing this one under “unlikely.” Shonda Rhimes posted on Twitter last night (see below) a message that could make you think as though Katie Lowes is saying goodbye to the series, but like with Scandal itself something is missing. We didn’t see Quinn’s body on the show last night, just as we don’t see Rhimes specifically mention that Lowes is gone from the show. All she suggests here is that she is going to be gone for a while and that makes sense. Lowes recently had a baby, and with this in mind this story arc could enable her to enjoy being a mom while the show presses on … at least for now.

Are there ways in which Quinn could come back? Certainly so. It’s not that hard to imagine that Rowan either doesn’t have Quinn or only pretended to shoot her. If she is presumed dead, Olivia will move on to other things for a while and the show progresses with that in mind. This sets the stage for a big reveal later on in the event she actually is alive! If we were to guess how the story will play out, it is likely going to be something like this.

The one worthy question to wonder is something like this: Isn’t Olivia going to ask to see the body? Here is where the hard part of this theory comes into play. Given how deceitful and vile we’ve seen Rowan be as a person over time, it’s not exactly easy to think that she is going to just take him at his word here. If she does, it’s going to be one of the harder things to buy. Who knows? Maybe Rowan anticipates this and he’s awful enough to murder someone who looks almost just like Quinn to throw her off?

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