If you don't want the episode spoiled, I suggest you skip this post entirely; at least, don't watch the video.
ABC finally renewed the series for a second season, as we all already know, with season one's final episode airing this Thursday (it was a short 7-episode season folks).
And as I noted in the last S&A Scandal Talkback session, regarding what we can expect in the season finale… Acording to Shonda Rhimes:
I think a lot of it ties in, a lot of questions get answered. I liked the idea that whether we were doing seven episodes or 17 episodes that when we got to the end of this run there was going to be some definitive questions answered. The Amanda Tanner aspect of the story would be put to bed in some way for the audience. I didn't like the idea that we would leave that hanging. That said, there are other pieces of the puzzle that leap off into a new direction for the audience.
And I should note that the synopsis for the final episode reads:
When Quinn finds herself in a fix that's both tragic and compromising, Olivia and the team rush to help. Meanwhile, Cyrus turns reluctantly to Olivia when Billy Chambers makes an announcement that shakes Fitz's presidency to its core.
What could this tragic and compromising fix be that Quinn finds herself in? In her last scene in episode 6, she's in Gideon's bed, post-coital. And now Gideon's been stabbed in the neck. I'm guessing the predicament she finds herself in will involve her relationship with Gideon.
And what could this core-shattering announcement from Billy Chambers be? Maybe he breaks his silence and reveals all he suspects of the Prez's affair with Olivia?
Well, wonder no more, because the below 4-minute clip from this Thursday's episode reveals all.
Episode 7 should be an explosive one, likely ending the season with a major cliffhanger.