Scandal” fans gathered into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood on Thursday to watch the cast of “Scandal” do a table read of the season finale episode just before its 10 p.m. premiere.

It was the first-ever onstage table read of the show, according to Deadline.com, which ended about 10 minutes into the 10 p.m. PT airing. The cast whooped and hollered after Kerry Washington delivered Olivia Pope’s season-ending one-word line to Joe Morton’s Rowan: “Dad?”