When asked why he thinks "Scandal" resonates with so many people, Joe Morton credited the show's humanity.
"Between the politics and between the affairs and ... just what goes on within this group of people, on camera, I think that's what brings them back," he said. "It's a page turner. You want to know what's going to happen in the next episode."
"I got horribly pranked by Shonda," Malina said. "She wrote, just for my script alone, an ending that included my character, David, dying. And I, of course, I did my usual thing. When I thought she was looking away, I flipped to the end, and I was sitting next to Scott [Foley and said], 'I think I die — pretty sure I die in this episode.'" I had about 90 seconds of terror. And then I looked at Bellamy [Young]'s script ... She [Rhimes] had me for a good minute and a half."
"We almost had him," Katie Lowes joked. "Almost."
The cast members said they've experienced some interesting moments with fans during the run of the show, now in its sixth season.
"I think we were going to 'Good Morning America' or leaving, and the throng of passion and number of people literally sort of rocked the bus," Jeff Perry said, laughing. "And I remember looking to each of us and going, 'It's our Beatles moment.'"
Tony Goldwyn recalled one female admirer moving in for a kiss and an encounter with a fellow traveler. "I got pulled into the galley of an airplane, and [someone] says, 'You need to forgive Olivia,'" he said.
As for show predictions, the cast guesses that by the end of it all, Mellie will be the first female president of the United States.
The 100th episode of "Scandal" premieres tonight on ABC.