Scandal (2012–2018)
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Olivia is asked by Senator Davis to help locate a missing girl because her parents are his constituents. They find her, she appears to have been the victim of a hit and run. They find the ... See full summary »


Mark Tinker


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Mark Fish


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Olivia Pope
Columbus Short ... Harrison Wright
Darby Stanchfield ... Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes ... Quinn Perkins
Guillermo Díaz ... Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Gregg Henry ... Hollis Doyle
Debra Mooney ... Verna Thornton
Brenda Song ... Alissa
Norm Lewis ... Edison Davis
Eve Gordon ... Janet Nystrom
Todd Waring ... Peter Nystrom


Olivia is asked by Senator Davis to help locate a missing girl because her parents are his constituents. They find her, she appears to have been the victim of a hit and run. They find the person who struck her, only problem is that the man is a diplomat who has diplomatic immunity. Olivia goes to see the President to ask him to have the man's immunity lifted. But he refuses to do anything. Olivia is then called by someone from the White House who offers to help her. David continues to investigate why Quinn's case was derailed and discovers someone powerful. Written by

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25 October 2012 (USA) See more »

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Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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When David Rosen is talking on his iPhone at the beginning of the episode, the home screen icons are clearly visible, meaning the phone was not in fact in a call. See more »


[first lines]
Mellie Grant: Fitz. Fitzgerald! There are nine other bedrooms in this place besides our room and this nursery. You are sweating up the baby's sofa. I will have to have it cleaned.
President Fitzgerald Grant: If I sleep in one of the other bedrooms, the staff will know.
Mellie Grant: So then they'll know.
President Fitzgerald Grant: Mellie, if the staff knows, then the press will know in under 24 hours.
Mellie Grant: Good for them.
President Fitzgerald Grant: Really? You're fine with the press knowing that we don't sleep in the same bed?
Mellie Grant: Tell the press that pregnancy is making me toss and turn, so you're ...
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Drama on all levels, shocking end
24 March 2013 | by empressoftheflamesSee all my reviews

Scandal never loses its momentum and never lets up on the pace. Conspiracies and issues get bigger and bigger. Characters have two faces and no one knows what will happen next. The end of this episode made my jaw drop literally. I've complimented the cliffhangers on this show before and I'll say it again they might just be the best on television.

This episode deals with a missing college student and the downsides to diplomatic immunity. At the same time Mellie proves that she knows how to play the game of politics. I do pity the President a bit for being involved with two very capable women.

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