Columbus Short in Good Spirits at Scandal Finale Event Amid Divorce Drama

Entertainment Apr. 18, 2014 AT 11:30AM
Columbus Short on Scandal Columbus Short spoke about the season finale of Scandal. Credit: ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT

After heart-stopping episodes full of twists and shocking turns, Scandal wrapped with the third season finale on Thursday night, April 17, but no spoilers here! The ABC drama, which is known for its wild cliff-hangers and boundary-pushing plot points, ended with the death of one character, a big secret revealed, and one major surprising turn. 

Scandal stars Kerry Washington as a political fixer in Washington, D.C. named Olivia Pope who works with her team of "gladiators," played by Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfeild, Katie Lowes, and Guillermo Diaz. She has an ongoing love affair with U.S. President Fitzgerald Grant (played by Tony Goldwyn) and gets into life-threatening situations while trying to protect both Grant and the republic. 

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Short, who plays Pope and Associates' team member Harrison Wright, hosted a Scandal finale viewing party in Hollywood, Calif. on Thursday, and spoke to Us about the big ending. The Stomp the Yard actor, 31, is in the midst of headline-making drama related to his divorce, but did not comment on his estranged wife's allegations against him.

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When asked if fans were going to be pleased with the dramatic ending, Short told Us exclusively, "I think they will be. It's always a people-pleasing kind of show. I don't think they're gonna be pleased with the idea of what will happen next but I think they're gonna be pleased."

While Short's character is in peril at the close of the finale, he said he has no reason to think he will not be in the fourth season of Scandal. "I haven't heard otherwise so we're not gonna speculate," he told Us. "When everybody's silent were just gonna be quiet."

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