Mama's back in town.
As the final moments of last week's Scandal revealed, it was Olivia Pope's terrorist mother Maya (Khandi Alexander) who was really pulling Peus and the mystery woman's strings, puppeting them into stealing the presidency. And now that she's returned, getting her drink on, no one is safe—least of all Madame President-Elect Mellie Grant.
"You know, whatever fear lurks in your heart about Papa Pope, I think you should multiply it by infinity because Mama Pope is a real predator. That she is back in town and has Mellie in her sights is the most terrifying thing our writers could've thought of for me, personally," Bellamy Young told E! News ahead of the big two-hour season six finale. "I mean, for me, selfishly, nothing could make me happier because Khandi Alexander hung the moon and having her back gives me constant delight and there is particularly one monologue in the first hour of the finale that I am ripping out stitches to see. But yeah, Mama Pope is the real deal and it is terrifying. Terrifying."