By Janelle Grodsky
Updated Apr 18, 2014 @ 5:37 pm
Scandal, Kerry Washington
Credit: Ron Tom/ABC

Last night's season finale of Scandal was the most explosive episode yet. Between an actual bomb going off and the high-stakes drama of Election Day, there was no shortage of scandal for Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington). In fact, once she realizes that she's the common denominator in all of the turmoil between her mother, father, and Fitz, she quits OPA and leaves on an airplane for good.

Because of all the turmoil surrounding her in this episode, Olivia Pope stuck with her signature palette of black-and-white. No frills or fanciness for this one. "Because of the dark nature of the show, we definitely needed a lot of black," costume designer Lyn Paolo told "In this scene, we added the white Etro shell because you needed to see the tiny spot of blood on it." She continued to wear black for the rest of the episode, until the end when she hopped on her private jet in blush tones.

—Written by Janelle Grodsky