What Happens Next: On Scandal, Will Olivia Pope's Pop Get Quizzed? And Who Tattled?

Matt Webb Mitovich

TVLine hits rewind on the TV season’s biggest “What Happens Next” finales, then invites you to predict the cliffhanger outcomes


With that one small word, the Season 2 finale of ABC’s Scandal dropped many a jaw to the floor, as viewers learned that Rowan, the mysterious and ruthless leader of the B613 blackest-of-ops program, is father to none other than Olivia Pope.

So, what words possibly come next? After all, series boss Shonda Rhimes has said that there quite possibly will be no time jump at all when Season 3 opens. How much will either party share about their very different lives? Will Dad ‘fess up to any of his many shady acts?

RELATED | What Happens Next: Has a Grey’s Anatomy Marriage Flatlined? Is It Lights Out for Richard?

Then there’s the matter of the hurly-burly swirling around them, seeing as Rowan just “rescued” his little gladiator from a media feeding frenzy, now that she has been outed as President Grant’s mistress. Who blabbed to the press?

RELATED | What Happens Next: Castle‘s Kate Owes Rick An Answer (Can She Possibly Say No?)

Rewatch the Season 2 finale’s final moments here, then review our carefully hand-crafted poll options and share your predictions for what happens next.

Related stories

Scandal Scoop: Scott Foley Officially Promoted to Series Regular for Season 3

Eye on Emmy: For Kerry Washington, Scandal's 'Level of Excellence' Astounds on a Daily Basis

Castle Scoop: Nathan Fillion Weighs In on Rick's 'Adult Choice' — and Answers a Burning Question

Get more from TVLine.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter