A Farewell Ode To Scandal’s Olivia Pope (This Is Truly Black Girl Magic!)By Maureen Martin | April 19, 2018 | Entertainment
Olivia Pope arrived in 2012 embodying an empowered black female professional like we had never seen before. She was a fast-talking, designer-clothes-wearing, red wine sipping queen that many of us imagine ourselves to be as we watched, enjoying our own dinner of popcorn and red wine.
Pope, played by Kerry Washington, was the first African-American female lead of a hit TV series since “Julia” aka┬áDiahann Carroll┬áin the 1970s. How could anyone have envisioned this Washington fixer having steamy adulterous sex with a married sitting president of the United States? France maybe …. but not the USA!
We are going to miss her designer wardrobe┬áand her ambition, ruthlessness and loyalty to her fellow “gladiators.” The series spawned live-tweeting parties with hashtags that trended on social media (we’ll be doing our┬áown tomorrow at DivaGalsDaily FB at 10 p.m. EST!)
No there will never be another one. So thank you series creator Shonda Rimes and Kerry. You left an indelible mark and given us work wardrobe goals without the dead bodies as collateral damage. The biggest surprise? To see Olivia follow in her father’s steps and embrace the dark side … but at least she did it in style!
Watch Scandal, series finale, at 10 p.m. on ABC.
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