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Update, 1/3/18: Shonda Rhimes confirmed the crossover with a tweeted photo of a script page.

Original post, 1/3/18: Everyone, our Year of Yes is finally beginning! Presuming the Yes you’re envisioning is Shonda Rhimes giving us the Scandal/How to Get Away with Murder crossover we’ve all been waiting for!

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(Actual footage of me walking away from Viola Davis’ manager’s office.)

Deadline is reporting that the two TGIT staples may cross paths later this season.



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(Actual footage of me showing the article to my coworkers.)

Scandal is set to end this year, while HTGAWM is in its fourth year and will presumably last at least until it has as many seasons as it has letters in its acronym.

Kerry and Viola, literal icons that we are not worthy of, teased the news on Instagram today.

Here’s Kerry in “Philadelphia,” filming in the corridor down which Viola Davis’ Annalise Keating usually charges while yelling at Connor. If one looks closely, one can almost see Oliver hovering in the background with a crucial piece of evidence he just happened to hack out of an encrypted file because…science.

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Viola was quick to respond from “Washington,” standing at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, where Olivia Pope once undressed her president boyfriend and now dresses down Mellie Grant, the current president.

First of all, you can’t show me these things, because now I am obsessed with the idea of Viola Davis playing the president. Or being the president. Where can I contribute to this fund?

Second of all, I don’t think there is enough red wine, popcorn, and room temperature vodka to handle the meeting of these two forces.

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Tell Grayson the Cyclone Bomb to keep it down; we’re trying to survive the tempestuous meeting of these two powerhouses who, may I remind you, are literal icons of whom we are not worthy.

Just imagine all the fabulous slow-motion strides!

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All of the dramatic looking around!

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Just. Imagine. The. Enunciated. Shouting.

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To be honest, sometimes I pair up Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder GIFs so it looks like they’re talking. It’s important to have hobbies.

Also, I will be taking an executive producer credit on this crossover episode. Please send my check to 1 Jam Avenue, Somewhere, Vermont.

The Winter Olympics is cancelled; we have all the superhuman performance we need right here. Sorry, Nancy and Tonya; maybe next year. Not since Whitney and Mariah’s riff-off in “When You Believe” have we been blessed by such a one-two sensory punch of excellence.

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If there’s a costume-change reveal, 2018 will literally be over.

Someone put RuPaul on the judging panel, because we’re about to see a masterclass in Acting For Your LIFE. Of course, at the end of this, the only thing sashaying away will be all of our edges. Everyone in America is going to be sitting at home, ripping their wigs off, and letting the rose petals fall where they may.

I am so ready for this. But also I am not ready. We are not ready. And we are not worthy. Bring it on.

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