Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope and Scott Foley as Jake Ballard in Scandal        
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Every Thursday night you can expect millions on Twitter tweeting about ABC’s Scandal, and last night’s episode sent everyone into a frenzy. Thursday’s “I’m Just a Bill” proved that Shonda Rhimes and her team of writers endlessly give fans what they want—twists and cliff-hangers.

Close your eyes now if you don’t want to read spoilers, but Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) was stabbed by Olivia Pope’s new boy toy (Brian White), and the mastermind behind it all was, of course, Papa Pope.

Maybe Ballard’s dead? Maybe he’s not dead?

A tweet by Foley may be telling:

https://twitter.com/scottkfoley/status/588885794720329728

Here are just a few of the reactions to last night’s episode:

https://twitter.com/JOEtheMORTON/status/588884975950303232https://twitter.com/BlackGirlNerds/status/588884816768139265https://twitter.com/R_0_N/status/588884881263984640https://twitter.com/Snute41Reed/status/588877371689852928https://twitter.com/prichila/status/588885151926460416https://twitter.com/amberbailey333u/status/588884547544162304

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So is Ballard really gone? According to Zap2It, he might be. Foley is writing a new ABC comedy that will also be executive-produced by Rhimes and Betsy Beers. But who knows? Maybe he’ll be pulling double duty? Either way, next Thursday’s episode should shed some light on the situation.