At the moment it feels as though a lot of my all-time favourite TV programmes are coming to an end for good. I need to share my sadness! Warning: spoilers for Scandal and OUAT ahead.
I haven’t long discussed Once Upon a Time, but I feel like there’s more to say. Many fans are devastated that the cast is losing SIX members of the regular cast for the upcoming seventh season, and surely this means that the show will be coming to its permanent conclusion. I feel so conflicted about this, because the season six story arc did end nicely (although I would have preferred it if everyone had gone back to live in the Enchanted Forest rather than Storybrooke) but on the other hand, curiosity means that I will tune in for Season 7.
The scene was set for Season 7 in the final Season 6 episode, with a grown up Henry opening his front door to be confronted by his daughter; mirroring exactly what he did to his own mother in Season 1. OK, it’s cute, but it also raises soooo many questions. Also, the cast members who are staying are going to be playing different characters…. what the heck? I have to watch just to find out how this all unravels. These changes were first billed as a soft re-boot, but to me it sounds almost like a brand new show or spin-off.
Another show that’s going to be a bit different in its seventh season is Scandal. It is confirmed that this will be the final season, and it promises to go with a bang as usual. The finale of Season 6 has left us with a few changes; Mellie is now President. Fitz’s role is unclear. Quinn is pregnant and boss of OPA. Most of all, Olivia has gone over to the dark side… I can’t imagine how that is going to play out, but the world should be worried.
I really loved Season 6, although I can’t quite get over how Huck is still alive. I am sorry, you do not survive being shot at close range like that, and then manage to get out of a sinking car. However, it isn’t as though Scandal doesn’t often ask its viewers to suspend reality… The truth is, during this season we saw a few characters get in touch with the darkness (Abby teaming up with ponytail) and others get in touch with the light (Quinn on discovering her pregnancy). Maybe now it’s Liv’s turn, much as it scares me….
That’s it for today, but I have more TV posts coming up on other shows which are finishing….. 🙁
Are any of your fave programmes ending soon? I can’t be the only one?