In a night of big revelations in Thursday television, "Scandal" probably had the juiciest ones.

But did the ABC drama leave you satisfied?

Here's your warning that I'll discuss what happened:

The best scenes belonged to White House Chief of Staff Cyrus (Jeff Perry), who lectured heroine Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) on her secret romance with the U.S. president. Cyrus told her this wasn't "Romeo and Juliet," and Perry gave the showy kind of performance that usually gets an Emmy nomination. Oh, and his character suffered a heart attack, another heart-stopping moment.

Cyrus also let Olivia know that her lover, President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn), was a killer. Our heroine was crestfallen. The president's turn to evil will give "Scandal" a plot to explore next season.

As the show ended, the president had returned to his Lady Macbeth wife, Mellie (Bellamy Young in another show-stopping performance).

Now you may find the plots outrageous or trashy, but "Scandal" benefits from good actors who put those plots across. They include Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Matt Letscher as Billy Chambers. 

Back to the plot: Olivia survived an assassination attempt with help from Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), who was later tortured for his heroism. Will he be back? Let us hope so.

In the final moments, Olivia learned that her secret romance had become public. And in the show's biggest jaw-dropper, the season's final scene, we learned one of the most conniving villains (played by Joe Morton) is her father.

The Olivia-daddy plot will give Shonda Rhimes and her writers a lot to work with next season. Morton is another of the show's first-rate actors. And how will public-relations expert Olivia deal with being a public-relations scandal?

But there were other good plot twists Thursday.

Steve Carell returned for the series finale of "The Office." Didn't he have to be there?

And "Elementary" revealed the identity of Moriarty in a two-hour finale that presented series star Jonny Lee Miller at his very best as Sherlock. "Game of Thrones" fans may never have tried this CBS drama, but guest star Natalie Dormer was certainly worth a look. Wow.