Calling all gladiators—our favorite political TV thriller is coming to an end (sob), and series star and total boss Kerry Washington is saying goodbye in the loveliest way.

After seven ah-mazing seasons (and countless murders), Oliva Pope is bowing out. And to show her appreciation for the hit show’s cast and crew, Washington hosted a dinner for the whole team.

Washington shared a super cute photo of the tight-knit crew eating and captioned it: “In season 2 @jeffperryreal suggested that we, as a cast, take our beloved @scandalabcwriters to dinner as a gesture of gratitude. It became a beautiful annual tradition. Last night was our last one ever. OMG. It all begins with the words. And we will miss these words and these writers with all our hearts…It was a gorgeous night.”

Now, we can’t say for sure, but we imagine the conversation leading up to this annual tradition went a little like this:

“Hey, Kerry—do you think we should do something for the show’s writers?”

“It’s handled.” 

We’ll miss you, Olivia.

RELATED: Ellen DeGeneres Reveals the Naughtiest ‘Scandal’ Cast Member in Hilarious New Video

From Around The Web

The News—But Only the Fun Stuff—
Delivered Right to Your Inbox.