Hollywood Life reports: The March 20th episode of Scandal was one accompanied by lots of tears. A beloved character met their end and sent all of Washington into a tailspin. Plus, a shocking, steamy make-out and the return of Mama Pope (Khandi Alexander)!
Yes — sadly, James Novak (Dan Bucatinsky) is no longer with us. When Jake (Scott Foley) pointed the gun at James and David (Josh Malina) after killing two innocent women, James bolted. As he ran, Jake took him out. Dead. Gone. It was so quick and without hesitation that I was so not prepared.
In order for his life to be saved, David had to become part of B613. He was running the lead on James’s case too. I guess his white hat is now grey?
In trying to deal with a shocked Cyrus (Jeff Perry), Olivia (Kerry Washington) promised to find out who killed James and bring them to justice. (Easier said than done, Liv.) Cyrus preferred to work rather than grieve, but that didn’t stop the flashbacks of his romance with James from flooding back. In short, it was devastating.
Olivia’s gut finally returned in this episode. She knew James’s death wasn’t the result of a carjacking. Olivia called Jake and explained to him how she believed James was killed because he knew the truth about Daniel Douglas. Jake, playing it as cool as a cucumber, listened and brushed off her theory. He was kind of preoccupied with burying the bodies of the two other women he killed!