Before "Scandal" signs off (and we discover what's really going on in that White House), we pay a visit to the set of the popular ABC series. In case you didn't realize it, they do cover the Oval Office carpeting with plastic when they're not shooting, just to protect it from visitors.
Take one last look at the set, then tune in for the finale later this month.
Kerry Washington, left, and Bellamy Young say they'll miss the wild twists and turns "Scandal" has taken over the years.
President Mellie Grant has an Oval Office carpet with a very special message behind her chair.
Look closely at the carpet in the Oval Office and you'll see the seal is covered in plastic so it doesn't get dirty between shooting days.
Joe Morton, left, won an Emmy for his work on "Scandal." He knew his character's secrets before starting the series -- and kept them from other cast members.
Tony Goldwyn, who played "Scandal's" first president, says some cast members were so eager to find out what happened in each episode, they'd look at the last page before reading the script. The fear: their characters would die.
There's plenty of detail in the background. Look at the photos that are designed to replicate what you'd find in the real White House.
Cyrus Beene's desk has all the extras you'd expect to find in a seat of power. Jeff Perry plays the role.
Working in the field: From left, Guillermo Diaz, Darby Stanchfield and George Newbern. They, too, say "Scandal" has been a wild run.