‘Scandal’ cast, Shonda Rhimes, Ellen DeGeneres react to that shocking death

Viewers and fans said goodbye to Elizabeth North (Portia de Rossi), unfortunately due to shocking circumstances circling   Mellie Grant’s presidential future. From that shocking death to who was (finally) elected President, Gladiators were overwhelmed with the events that went down. This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com. That’s right, Lizzie is dead. I asked her if it would be okay if I could do less shows and perhaps even leave the show.”
Scandal airs Thursdays (9 p.m. — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 21, 2017

In addition, creator Shonda Rhimes   and the cast shared their farewells. #SCANDAL @portiaderossi pic.twitter.com/Wo7BypjIoB
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 21, 2017

Ugh. “I’m proud of my wife for her epic performance on #Scandal. ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/QkkJlJfORa
— Bellamy Young (@BellamyYoung) April 21, 2017

But it wasn’t Rhimes’ decision to execute de Rossi’s character: it was de Rossi’s. Following the episode, De Rossi’s wife Ellen DeGeneres shared her reaction to Lizzie’s murder, which marked the end of de Rossi’s character arc after 54 episodes from 2014-17. We ❤️ you @portiaderossi! But North   going to let Mellie back down as   it turned out Lizzie was doing the bidding of the mysterious organization. “I had emailed Shonda [Rhimes] and told her that I had reconnected with my original passion of incorporating business and fine art. I’m proud of my wife for her epic performance on #Scandal. Olivia (Kerry Washington) & Co. I really really really miss @portiaderossi 💔 #scandal
— Darby Stanchfield (@darbysofficial) April 21, 2017

Thanks for the live-tweet guys!! Hence, when Mellie finally firmly declined their help, the Mystery Woman (Zoe Perry) brutally beat North to death with a golf club, succeeding her as Mellie’s new Chief of Staff. #Scandal
— Katie Lowes (@KatieQLowes) April 21, 2017

Love you both so much!! ET) on ABC. “Actually it was my decision [to leave]. Show Full Article I will miss Lizzie Bear, but I’m glad Portia Bear is sitting right next to me. WARNING:   SPOILERS AHEAD! What a freakin episode, right?! Toward the end of last year, I started an [art curation and publishing] business and I realized that the business was going to be very time-consuming if I was going to make a success of it,” de Rossi told Entertainment Weekly. teamed up to free Cyrus (Jeff Perry) from prison so he could become the next POTUS, Mellie (Bellamy Young) was set to concede. I will miss Lizzie Bear, but I’m glad Portia Bear is sitting right next to me,” the Ellen show host tweeted. We need to talk about the emotional rollercoaster that was Thursday’s episode of Scandal.