Shonda Rhimes Shares the Scoop on ‘Scandal’

Last season of Scandal left viewers’ jaws on the floor. Fans have been speculating about the fate of many of the characters all summer long, but luckily, creator Shonda Rhimes has recently given up just enough detail to hold us over until the season 4 premiere.

In an interview with TV Guide, she finally revealed the truth about Harrison’s final moments during the last episode…kind of.

“It’s safe to assume that Harrison has met his end,” she confirmed.

(moment of silence for the fallen Gladiator)

That’s not all Rhimes spilled the beans about. She also said watchers would learn much more about Abby.

“Season 4 is Abby’s season. That was by design. A lot of what we know about Abby happens this season. A lot of what we discover about her and see about her back story will happen as we tell Abby’s story,” she said.

When it came to Huck, Mama Pope and Jake and Olivia, the writer kept it vague. In fact, we don’t even know the location and time period of the characters once the infamous camera shutter sounds again on September 25.

“When we come back into the season, we find ourselves is a surprising place both time-wise and location-wise,” Rhimes said.

Let the countdown begin! Be sure to catch season 4 when it airs on ABC at its new time of 9 p.m. ET.