Scandal star Bellamy Young chatted with Entertainment Weekly to preview what's to come for Mellie on the seventh and final season of the political series.
According to Young, season 7 will pick up right after the events from last season's finale - with Mellie taking over the presidency. She said:
At the start of season 7, we pick right up where we left off in season 6, but you know time is always elastic in Shondaland, so by the end of that first episode, we’re well into Mellie’s presidency.
We really get a chance to watch her grow into being president — a dream she’s had for so long, but dreams are never quite what you expected when they come true. We also get to watch Olivia come into her own source of power in the White House.
With regards to her relationship with Olivia, Young shared that Mellie feels "invincible" with Liv as one of her allies. But Liv's secrets don't bode well for their strong bond moving forward.
These are smart women with very similar perspectives and a solid history in D.C.
I think it will surprise them both as they come to find out the areas where they are not aligned. And of course, should the truth ever come out about how Olivia’s path has veered … well, I have to think that that would spell WAR between them. And we all know that would not be pretty. But for now, Mellie respects Liv: She knows what an asset and an ally she is. She’s excited that they are finally getting this time — and knows that together? They can change the world.
Scandal returns for its final season on Thursday, Oct. 5 on ABC.
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