After the tense season 3 finale of Scandal that left us with a gun belonging to B613 to the lawyer’s head, Columbus Short is exiting the hit ABC drama. Amid all his personal troubles, I guess Shonda threw down the hammer and let it be known that she wasn’t having it. Columbus released this statement a few days ago through his publicist:
“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”
Have to wonder how they’re gonna fix this one, since we were finally getting to know Harrison’s character. Oh well, another one bites the dust but I hope he can take this time to get himself together. What do you think? Did you see this coming or were you hoping Shonda would give Columbus another shot? Sound off below!