Kerry Washington - Scandal

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.”

Kerry Washington - 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.

Kerry Washington - Scandal crew

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.