Scandal Season 3 spoilers: We find out who got shot in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Scandal fans are probably still hyperventilating after that shocking shooting at the end of last night’s episode. Who did Ballard shoot – Novak or the journalist he was meeting with?
Whatever happened, the next episode of Scandal, titled Kiss Kiss Bang Bang will be devoted to finding out who got shot. They’re even hashtagging it. One thing’s for sure, the preview trailer is making a big deal out of that closing scene. Stern-sounding voiceover man says that it was a moment of Scandal history, while Olivia Pope herself is vowing to take down the perpetrator:
We’re going to find whoever did this. We’re going to find them and they’re going to jail for the rest of their life.
All of this seems big enough to point to the fact that Ballard killed James. That would certainly set up a lot of tension between various factions on the show. Cyrus would have a reason to want Ballard dead, Olivia would presumably feel betrayed that he did this. Also, James and Cyrus had just reconciled, so there’ll be a lot of hurt and resentment there as well. Seriously, it would feel like a massive let-down if it was just the journalist who was killed.
Here’s the official episode synopsis for Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:
Sally sets a meeting with the NRA which sends the White House into a tailspin. Olivia and Huck come to shocking realizations and a surprising person asks for help from Pope and Associates.
After Sally’s almost-stumble during the presidential debate, it looks like she’s emboldened again and trying to get the NRA on side. She’s certainly playing to a particular stereotype at the moment, isn’t she? Though her mental stability is clearly in question and we’re waiting with fingers crossed for her to crack up completely and confess to murdering her husband live on TV.
Here’s the preview clip for the next episode. And when you’re done watching that, let us know in the comments who you think got shot – and what it’ll mean for the characters on the show!