After seven seasons, “Scandal” aired its final episode on Thursday night.

Kerry Washington, who made history as the first black woman to lead a prime time network drama in over 40 years with her riveting role as “Olivia Pope,” took to social media to say goodbye to “Scandal.”

This picture was taken when we completed filming our very final scene in the Oval Office set. So many of @scandalabc’s most iconic scenes happened in that Oval. It has been, in many ways, the center of our #Scandal universe. Other sets were already being dismantled and we knew this one would be next.

So, before saying good-bye, I stretched out on that gorgeous rug and tried to just take it all in. Soon after, a few beloved crew members joined. Because… why not? LOL.

Tomorrow morning I will wake up and begin to try to process the magical dream of the past seven seasons. I imagine it will take some time to really understand what just transpired in my life.

But, this much, I know… I am filled with endless gratitude for our #Scandal Family. Our glorious cast & crew and our community of #Gladiators. TOGETHER, we have changed history. Transformed television. And illuminated each other’s lives.

Thank you for watching. And tweeting. And being with us!!!! With love & gratitude,

My very best –

I watched “Scandal” from start to finish and I am a proud Gladiator.

Congrats to the cast, crew and Shonda Rhimes on a job well done.