'Scandal' Stars Share Their Takes on Happily Ever After

Scandal S05E03 Still - H 2015
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Scandal S05E03 Still - H 2015

What does "happily ever after" mean for everyone on Scandal?

To hear the stars of the Shondaland political soap tell it, it often means a run for the White House — and finding love along the way. With season five in full swing, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Olivia (Kerry Washington) are pushing full-steam ahead on pursuing their time in the sun together. With that in mind, THR quizzed the cast to find out what they think their characters' end games are. (Click here to see what the Grey's Anatomy cast had to say on the subject.)

Tony Goldwyn (Fitz)
It's to be out and proud with Liv. That's what he wants — and he's getting it! So be careful what you wish for!

Bellamy Young (Mellie)
It's easy: She wants eight years in the oval office with Fitz as her first gentleman. She fights for it every day.

Darby Stanchfield (Abby)
I feel like she's living it. Abby is a bit of a workaholic and I don't think she's a kid person; I don't think she wants to do the wedding dress and walk down the aisle and have a white picket fence. Maybe she'd have her own bakery since Abby likes to bake — or at least went through that phase when she got divorced. But that'd be a side business. But I think she's happy. She's dysfunctional but I think this is as good as it gets for Abby.

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Portia De Rossi (Elizabeth)
She'd probably like to be president. I don't see a limit to her ambition.

Katie Lowes (Quinn)
I think Quinn would be happy working at OPA for the rest of her life. Maybe getting a promotion and being an equal partner. I know she's moved up from intern but I think she's a Gladiator. But getting her name on the door would be cool — OPQPA! If she worked with Huck forever, she'd be really happy. She's a workhorse but without work, she just dies.

Guillermo Diaz (Huck)
His wife and his kid. Being a normal guy with a white picket fence. He just wants to be normal and he's so far from it, that's what makes him such an interesting character because I don't think he's ever going to be that or get that. I don't know if Huck can be fixed. He turned to Jake because he's been in the hole and Jake is the only person who can relate to what he's been through. But Jake has a stronger mental state than Huck; Huck is more vulnerable and emotionally crippled and weak than Jake is and he takes things a lot more to heart.  

Josh Malina (David)
David's would be a healthy romantic relationship. That seems to elude him — with anybody. With someone we haven't met yet. Maybe he doesn't choose so well!

Joe Morton (Rowan)
He wants to find someone for his daughter that will make her happy, that's a healthy relationship because the ones she seems to get involved in aren't very healthy. And he wants to make sure that this country is protected.

George Newbern (Charlie)
He would like to end up with Quinn and travel the world — and be assassins for hire. Or go work for Putin!

Scandal airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.