The season finale of "Scandal" was chock full of surprises, heartbreaking moments and glimpses of hope for all of the characters. And while Gladiators around the U.S. were tweeting about the jaw-dropping end to season three, ABC News wondered what Olivia Pope thought.
So, we called them -- three real-life Olivia Popes from around the country -- to chat about the show and what it's like to have one of the most famous names today.
|Olivia Pope, 22
Did you watch last night's finale? Oh I did, I love that show! I wasn't going to miss it. I'm a huge fan and it definitely lives up to its name!
What did you think? I loved it. They always leave you hanging at the end and you want to know what happens! It was really good.
What do you think will happen between Fitz and Olivia? I don’t know! I like them together but I really like Jake too so I’m not sure. And it came out about his wife too so I wonder if that will change their dynamic.
What do you think will happen with Olivia? I want her to come back and expect her to come back because I don't know how the show will go on without her.
What's it like to share a name with the main character? I was surprised! I was interested in the show anyway and when I found out we had the same name, it was kind of a cool extra little something. It's funny, because I did an internship at Deloitte [accounting firm] and I want to Texas for one of their training facilities and there were thousands of interns but when I got there, the staff was like, "She's here! She's here!" and they all ran over. I definitely got a lot of attention!
|Olivia Pope, 15
Did you watch last night's finale? I watched it with my dad.
What did you think? It's a really intense, crazy show. They had a cliffhanger, so I'm excited for next season.
Was it weird at all for you when they say her name? They use her name so much, it's such a big part of the show ... She's a cool person to share a name with, I am kind of honored.
What's it like to share a name with the main character? It's fun when I go to the gym and give my membership card. People always ask, 'Have you heard of this show "Scandal?"' My math tutor will make comments about it, like her daughter will walk in and she will tell her, 'This is the Olivia Pope I was telling you about!' It's a bigger deal than I thought, I never realized how big of a show it was.
|Olivia Pope, 23
Do you watch the show? The only reason I don't is because I watch shows with my boyfriend and I don’t know if he’d be into it, but it’s on my to-do list. I've heard people say, You need to watch this show, it's so good!
Is it ever annoying to share your name with the main character of such a popular show? I’m sure that she was a bad guy it would be, but what I know of her, she’s like a decent person and it’s kind of cool! People are [will say to me], "Oh, Olivia Pope," and it makes me feel so good.
When does that happen? A lot of times when I’m getting fast food or at Target and I have to show my ID, people who watch the show, say, "Oh my God, did you know about her?!" It's cool, it's interesting. It's nice to be noticed because it could be mundane to go to Target to buy my stuff, but then, when people notice, it makes it fun!