Consider it handled. Each week, Scandal fan favorites Joshua Malina and Scott Foley, who play David Rosen and Jake Ballard, respectively, join forces to bring you behind-the-scenes scoop. Here, they revisit the season 6 finale.
Joshua Malina: So, this is it. The final Folina. The Finalina!
Scott Foley: Yeah.
JM: I mean, of this season, anyway.
SF: Probably of all time.
JM: Are we calling it?
SF: I feel like we’ve accomplished what we set out to do.
JM: Write a handful of largely substanceless puff pieces and release them on an irregular schedule?
SF: That was our original goal. But we’ve got one more to crank out, so let’s do it. Let’s discuss “That’s My Girl.”
JM: That’s my boy. This episode was a real humdinger. I knew what was going to happen, and I still wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I mean, you offed your father-in-law for $$$ before the credit roll. That’s badass. Still, you couldn’t have held the man’s hand as he expired? Maybe stroked his hair? Offered a little solace?
SF: It wasn’t in the script. What do you want from me? I did feel bad about it, though. Could you tell? Doesn’t matter.
JM: Also, Jeff Perry in pajamas. JP in PJs! What a cutie. And what a romantic rollercoaster Cyrus was on in this episode. I completely bought into Cyrom. I really thought Tom and Cyrus were going to make it work. But again Shonda pulled the rug out, and it looks like next season might include a healthy dose of Myrus.
SF: Yeah, it appears you’ll have your hands full next season with all of the names to “ship.” Cyrus was a bit cold when breaking up with Tom, didn’t you think?
JM: I did.
SF: No reason, no choice, just “it’s over.” And that was after the Of Mice and Men low blow.
JM: Maybe Cyrus cut him loose because Tom thought finding a baby on a train and keeping an eye on it from Prague to Vienna qualified him for child care. I noticed he left “Killed Jerry Grant, Jr.” off his babysitter resume.
A favorite moment: Fitz says “Vermont,” and a nation of Olitzers sigh. Man oh man, Fitz and Olivia got me all in my feels in that Oval office scene.
SF: Me too!! Sorry. I got a little excited there. That Liv/Fitz scene was great. Especially knowing that Fitz had seen her medical records and knew about the abortion.
JM: Yes. What a shame Abby didn’t realize that her desk has drawers.