Scandal Season 5 Episode 5: Vargas’ Killer Revealed

Here’s how Scandal season 6 episode 5 revealed who was behind the assassination of Frankie Vargas. Though Scandal is now over, the Shonda Rhimes created political thriller gave viewers seven entertaining seasons earlier than it got here to an finish. Set within the seedy underbelly of Washington D.C., the present starred Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, who runs a disaster administration agency that protects the picture of the political elite who’re often as much as all kinds of scandalous stuff like adultery, backstabbing, and vote-fixing.

While a little bit of corruption is to be anticipated on the earth of politics, the characters on Scandal have dedicated greater than their fair proportion of homicide too and appear prepared to kill just about anybody who will get of their means. In Scandal’s sixth and penultimate season, the large thriller was who shot Francisco ‘Frankie’ Vargas. First launched in season 5, Frankie Vargas beat Mellie Grant within the presidential race within the opening scenes of Scandal season 6 however was assassinated simply as he was making his acceptance speech.

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For some time, it appeared fairly sure Vargas’ vice presidential working mate and former White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene was the mastermind behind the president-elect’s homicide. As vice chairman, Cyrus stood to achieve rather a lot from Frankie’s demise and he was even arrested for the homicide and despatched to jail for a spell. Cyrus was finally confirmed harmless, nevertheless, after Tom Larsen recanted his assertion confessing he’d killed Vargas underneath Cyrus’ orders however Scandal season 6 episode 5 revealed who was actually behind Frankie’s homicide.

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Titled “They All Bow Down”, the episode sees Jake Ballard present Olivia Pope data that makes it appear like she paid Tom to admit to Vargas’ homicide to border Cyrus. That led Olivia to her father Eli Pope – aka Rowan – who had been pushing the concept that Cyrus was responsible of Vargas’ homicide from the beginning. Rowan denies he had something to do with framing his daughter however Olivia isn’t satisfied. Despite his denial, it was fairly clear Rowan was concerned in Vargas’ demise indirectly as a flashback revealed that he’d had a dialog with Jake that implied he knew Vargas could be killed.

Though Scandal season 6 episode 5 revealed a part of Rowan’s involvement in Vargas’ demise, the closing scenes of the episode instructed the conspiracy behind the Vargas assassination ran far deeper than simply Olivia’s dad, when a thriller girl appeared who appeared to shake even the unshakeable Rowan. Exactly who pulled the set off and on whose orders wouldn’t be revealed till the sixth season of Scandal concluded.

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