Tonight on ABC Scandal starring Kerry Washington continues with another exciting episode in an all new Thursday, May 18, season 6 episode 15 and episode 16 Finale called, “Tick, Tock; Transfer of Power,” and we have the Scandal recap for you below. On tonight’s Scandal season 6 episode 15 or 16 as per the ABC synopsis, “Season 6 finale: Olivia (Kerry Washington) takes a big risk to ensure Mellie’s (Bellamy Young) safety prior to the inauguration in the first half of this combined episode. In the second half, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) uses his power to make some unexpected changes in the final days of his presidency.”
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Fitz, Olivia, Rowan and the rest of the team are watching as security rushes in to take Mya, Olivia’s mother into custody. The mission is a failure. She is gone. Jake finds photos for Mellie’s inauguration parade route.
Olivia tells Mellie the next day. Mellie is upset. Liv promises her that she will take the oath, but they might need to alter the ceremony to keep her safe. Meanwhile, Quinn breaks in her new role as Liv, directing the guys to get moving on the situation.
Jake arrives at Mya’s hotel room. They take her in for conspiring to assassinate Mellie. She is cuffed and brought in. She speaks through the glass to Rowan. For hours she talks and they watch and listen. Liv leaves to see Quinn and the guys to locate whoever Mya has hired to assassinate Mellie.
Huck is worried for Olivia. He tells her to be careful. Liv returns to see her mother breaking down. She starts to recall vacations they spent together.
Rowan goes into the room with Mya. He tells her that Olivia doesn’t want to see her. He wants to know the entire plan. Mya tells him that she has come to protect their daughter since he is not. She wants to work together with Rowan to save Liv. She is risking her freedom to save her daughter. Rowan softens a little. Their best vacation was to Ocean City. They were a family. He leaves the room and pauses, upset. Liv watches from a distance.
Mellie watches the news. People are traveling from all over for the ceremony. Meanwhile, Quinn and the guys aren’t having much luck. Everything is coming up clean. Quinn has an idea – track down Abby. She was paid to do the dirty work. Abby wants to help.