in Season Six during the filming of ‘What They Died For’ a misjudged hit from Henry Ian Cusick, resulted in a real punch to Michael Emerson’s face, he was left with a real black eye which had to be covered up with make up for the remaining episodes of the final season. The shot was still used in the final cut.
Abby Whelan and Stephen Finch had more scenes together in season 1 of Scandal according to TV Line’s Matt’s Inside Line?!?! Be still my Abby x Stephen Shipper heart. Why were their scenes NOT included on the DVD?!
Scandal | Each Shonda Rhimes show this fall will need to deal with a dip in male potency. On Grey’s, Eric Dane needs to be written out after a couple of episodes, Private Practice has to account for a suddenly MIA Pete, and Scandal is unspooling a sophomore run sans Henry Ian Cusick. And while Shondaland is mum on the how of any of the above exits, Darby Stanchfield can confirm that Scandal‘s Abby will be hit hardest by Stephen’s absence. “It’ll be really fun for fans to see how she’s handling it,” she tells me, noting, “Abby had a really big crush on him.” That spark of something, however, was only hinted at in the drama’s first six episodes. “There were some moments that we had and things that were written… but they didn’t include it,” Stanchfield shares, echoing what Cusick told me last spring. “There were definitely scenes left on the cutting room floor.”
Thoughts: I need to see these scenes like yesterday, okay?! This is a ship that had potential. Knowing this NOW makes Henry Ian Cusick’s sudden departure from the show a true heart-breaker! (Gladiators do you suspect that this is why Henry left the show? His scenes were deleted??!) I can settle for the deleted scenes made into a web-episode! Hint, hint! (images via gloriouscaps!)