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Season One

01 | 01
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"Sweet Baby" April 05, 2012
Directed by: Paul McGuigan - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
When a young lawyer starts a new job at a crisis management firm, she must deal with an accusation against the nation's president on her first day.
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"Dirty Little Secrets" April 12, 2012
Directed by: Roxann Dawson - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia must protect a new client who is under investigation; Quinn runs into trouble.
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"Hell Hath No Fury" April 19, 2012
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Matt Byrne
The team tries to help a millionaire's son who has been accused of rape; when Olivia takes on Amanda Tanner as a client, her first request is a meeting with the president.
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"Enemy of the State" April 26, 2012
Directed by: Michael Katleman - Written by: Richard E. Robbins
Olivia Pope and Cyrus get into a heated argument about the Amanda Tanner case; the team helps a dictator who claims his wife and children were kidnapped.
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"Crash and Burn" May 03, 2012
Directed by: Steve Robin - Written by: Mark Wilding
Olivia and her team help defend the pilot of a commercial plane that crashed, killing all onboard; when Amanda Tanner goes missing, Huck must call upon his past to help find her; Fitz asks the vice president for help.
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"The Trail" May 10, 2012
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Jenna Bans
As Gideon investigates Amanda Tanner's past, a series of events from the past reveal the contentious primary race between Fitzgerald Grant and Sally Langston, Olivia's first meeting with Grant on the campaign trail and the formation of the Pope & Associates team.
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"Grant: For the People" May 17, 2012
Directed by: Roxann Dawson - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
Olivia and the team rally when Quinn finds herself in a tragic situation; Cyrus turns to Olivia when an announcement affects Fitz's presidency.

Season Two

01 | 08
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"White Hat's Off" September 27, 2012
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Jenna Bans
Quinn's true identity is revealed, finally! Mellie and Cyrus put Fitz in a compromising position during a live television interview with America's reporter, Kimberly Mitchell. Meanwhile, OPA takes a Congressman as a client who was caught with his pants down... literately!
02 | 09
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"The Other Woman" October 4, 2012
Directed by: Stephen Cragg - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia has to deal with the ramifications of Quinn's court case. In the White House, Cyrus and Fitz deal with a foreign policy emergency. Meanwhile, the country's most prominent minister is found dead in a hotel room handcuffed to a bed with his mistress; the team is sent to handle damage control.
03 | 10
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"Hunting Season" October 18, 2012
Directed by: Ron Underwood - Written by: Matt Byrne
A paranoid government official drops a bombshell on Pope & Associates and even Olivia is caught off-guard with how high up this Scandal goes. Back at the office, unresolved questions about Quinn’s background create tension amongst the associates. Meanwhile, despite Cyrus’ best efforts to keep a lovesick President under control, things still manage to heat up between Fitz and Olivia when Olivia’s old flame returns.
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"Beltway Unbuckled" October 25, 2012
Directed by: Mark Tinker - Written by: Mark Fish
A DC college student goes missing and her grieving parents come to Pope & Associates for help. Meanwhile David is still investigating the Cytron case and gets help from a very surprising source; and in the White House, Fitz feels the pressure as Mellie proves once again that she’s a political powerhouse.
05 | 12
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"All Roads Lead to Fitz" November 8, 2012
Directed by: Steve Robin - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
A governor takes the law into his own hands when he sees his wife being raped and then he asks Olivia and her team to come in and clean up his mess. Meanwhile, both Cyrus and the President are caught off-guard when Cyrus' husband, James, decides to return to his career as a journalist covering the White House.
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"Spies Like Us" November 15, 2012
Directed by: Bethany Rooney - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Olivia receives an anonymous letter containing a coded warning which could expose Huck’s dark past. Meanwhile another Pope & Associates secret has already been exposed and Olivia asks Harrison to step up and handle it. And in the White House, Cyrus and Fitz are dealing with the ramifications of Cyrus' husband’s first front page news story.
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"Defiance" November 29, 2012
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Peter Noah
Harrison leads the team in managing a billionaire businessman who seems to have lost his sanity. Meanwhile, the White House celebrates the President’s 50th birthday, and James continues to investigate Cytron and discovers something that could change the fate of the country.
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Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
A national tragedy forces Olivia to return to work at the White House. Meanwhile, we learn more about the first few days of Fitz’s presidency.
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"Blown Away" December 13, 2012
Directed by: Jessica Yu - Written by: Mark Wilding
While working in the White House, Olivia helps Vice President Sally Langston; Cyrus stumbles across the truth about James’s secret investigation; and one of Olivia’s associates struggles to come to terms with a shocking betrayal.
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"One For the Dog" January 10, 2013
Directed by: Steve Robin - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia gets news from Edison that the President is awake; Mellie forged Fitz's name in a letter of reinstatement. When Olivia and Cyrus find out they try to figure out how to control the situation. Olivia has her associates aide with the control. Meanwhile, Sally Langston and Hollis Doyle try to find a way to keep her in office. Olivia pushes Edison away.
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Directed by: Stephen Cragg - Written by: Mark Fish
The White Hous is rocked by more changes as Fitz returns to office; flashbacks reveal more about the rigging election conspiracy and how it started. Edison makes a shocking accusation. Fitz makes a surprising decision about his future with Mellie as does Edison with Olivia.
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"Truth or Consequences" January 31, 2012
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Peter Noah
After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the “Gladiators in Suits” realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia may not always wear the white hat. Meanwhile, Mellie is forced to take extreme measures to try and reel Fitz in.
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"Nobody Likes Babies" February 7, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Mark Wilding
As David uncovers the truth about the Cytron case, things come to a head for Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Hollis and Verna. Backed into a corner, the five conspirators go to extremes and, in some cases, unconscionable lengths to protect themselves and/or the ones they love.
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2x14 - Jake Ballard and Olivia Pope
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" February 14, 2013
Directed by: Mark Tinker - Written by: Matt Byrne
Ten months later... after discovering the truth behind defiance, Fitz is still struggling to figure out whom he can actually trust. Meanwhile Olivia is trying to move on with her life, and she meets a handsome stranger, Jake Ballard, who sparks her interest. But when Fitz and Olivia are forced to be in the same room again, real sparks fly and things get heated. Back at Pope & Associates, the team handles a new case, and for the first time they’re working with David Rosen instead of against him.
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"Boom Goes the Dynamite" February 21, 2013
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Jenna Bans
Olivia and the team end up acting as high-powered matchmakers for Peter Caldwell, an up-and-coming politician; David turns to Pope & Associates when he thinks he is being followed; Fitz is faced with a delicate hostage situation along with who he can trust. Meanwhile, Cyrus tries to find ways to make it back into Fitz's good graces, except Mellie is thwarting his every attempt, unknowingly to Cyrus.
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"Top of the Hour" March 21, 2013
Directed by: Steve Robin - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia finds herself in the middle of a media storm, but this time she's on the opposing side of the oval office when Fitz's pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in a torrid affair with Liv's new client, high-powered CEO Sarah Stanner (guest star, Lisa Edelstein). Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake continue their flirtatious relationship, while Huck takes Quinn under his wing and Harrison and Abby try to figure out where they stand with their friendship. Back in the White House, Cyrus and Mellie continue to fight for Fitz's attention, but someone else may already have it.
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"Snake in the Garden" March 28, 2013
Directed by: Ron Underwood - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
The team find themselves working for the devil when Hollis Doyle’s daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, David is still in danger and is forced to seek shelter at Pope & Associates; Olivia and Jake take their flirtatious relationship to the next level even as the President continues to rely on Jake for intel; in the White House, Cyrus will stop at nothing to get back into the President’s good graces; and Mellie’s claws come out when she tells Fitz he needs to make some changes.
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2x18 - Olivia Pope and Quinn Perkins
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
When details from an old case don’t add up, Olivia’s team must backtrack to figure out if they made a mistake. Worse still, this mistake has potentially put them all in serious danger. Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake’s relationship starts to heat up, while at the White House Fitz and Mellie’s relationship hits a new low.
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"Seven Fifty-Two" April 25, 2013
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Mark Fish
Secrets from Huck’s life before Pope and Associates are revealed, Olivia and Fitz engage in an emotionally charged conversation, unaware of the fact that someone could be watching, and Olivia’s team comes together to help one of their own. Meanwhile, Cyrus is becoming increasingly skeptical of Jake, and Mellie makes a decision that could bring down the White House.
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"A Woman Scorned" May 2, 2013
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Zahir McGhee
The team continue their investigation into the mole and make a shocking discovery in the process. Meanwhile Fitz orders Jake to continue to protect Olivia, who is still very much in danger, and back at the White House Mellie’s ultimatum forces Cyrus into the role of “fixer".
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"Any Questions?" May 9, 2013
Directed by: Mark Tinker - Written by: Matt Byrne
The White House is in the middle of its biggest scandal to date and Cyrus is in the eye of the storm. Meanwhile, someone close to Olivia betrays her and the team.
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"White Hat's Back On" May 16, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
With the identity of the mole now closer than ever, Olivia and her team are in very real danger. Meanwhile, the latest White House scandal pushes Cyrus to his limits.

Season Three

01 | 30
3x01 - Olivia Pope and Harrison Wright
"It's Handled" October 3, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
With Olivia’s name out there as the President’s mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest Scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia’s father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way.
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3x02 - Olivia Pope
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" October 10, 2013
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Through flashbacks we learn more about Olivia’s estranged relationship with her father. Meanwhile, both the White House and Pope & Associates are still in the middle of cleaning up the very big and very public mess they created.
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3x03 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Matt Byrne
A Midwestern mom hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions that lead to a very dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Fitz and Mellie admit their true feelings for each other.
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3x04 - Olivia Pope
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Mark Fish
With Pope & Associates still struggling to find clients, the team decides to take on a philandering senator who enjoys taking photos of his not so public areas. Meanwhile, Mellie gets involved in her own Scandal with Democratic Congresswoman Josephine Marcus.
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3x05 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard
"More Cattle, Less Bull" October 31, 2013
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Jenna Bans
The team investigates Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus, while Olivia and Mellie have a surprising run-in during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck get closer to the truth about Operation Remington, which could lead to devastating results.
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3x06 - Olivia Pope, Abby Whelan
"Icarus" November 7, 2013
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson - Written by: Peter Noah
Olivia must make a very important decision that will affect all of her relationships in the White House, and Harrison’s allegiance to the Gladiators is tested. Meanwhile, the team continues to prep Josie Marcus while Cyrus and Mellie plot against her.
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3x07 - Fitz and Mellie Grant
"Everything's Coming Up Mellie" November 14, 2013
Directed by: Michael Katleman - Written by: Peter Nowalk
Mellie is still trying to recover from the public backlash of the last year so she decides to do a hard-hitting news interview. Meanwhile, as Cyrus continues to plot against Sally Langston, we learn how Fitz, Mellie and Cyrus became a team. Back at OPA, Huck continues to push Quinn away, but Quinn’s bloodlust could get her into some dangerous situations.
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3x08 - Olivia Pope and Fitz Grant
"Vermont is for Lovers, Too" November 21, 2013
Directed by: Ava DuVernay - Written by: Mark Wilding
Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign. Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn’t think of the possible harm he could inflict on himself.
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"YOLO" December 5, 2013
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
As the team gets closer to the truth, loyalties are tested and relationships are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, Cyrus has to deal with his own Crisis and he realizes that he may have gone too far.
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3x10 - Fitz Grant and Rowan
"A Door Marked Exit" December 12, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Zahir McGhee
Now that the truth is out there, things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions.
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"Ride, Sally, Ride" February 27, 2014
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
The White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role.
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3x12 - Mellie Grant
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Old feelings and jealousies arise at a Presidential event causing Fitz to face a harsh reality. Meanwhile, Quinn tries to prove herself to B613 and Leo Bergen sets up a meeting between Sally and an old friend.
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3x13 - Olivia Pope
"No Sun on the Horizon" March 27, 2014
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Matt Byrne
A well prepared Fitz gets thrown a curve ball during the first presidential debate, Olivia receives shocking news and is forced to make an extremely difficult decision, and the gladiators work with a powerful CEO accused of murder. Meanwhile, one dirty little secret could lead to deadly consequences.
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3x14 - Cyrus and James
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" March 20, 2014
Directed by: Paul McCrane - Written by: Mark Fish
Sally sets a meeting with the NRA which sends the White House into a tailspin. Olivia and Huck come to shocking realizations and a surprising person asks for help from Pope and Associates.
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"Mama Said Knock You Out" March 27, 2014
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Zahir McGhee
The Grant children prepare for a live sit down television interview with Fitz and Mellie at the White House. Meanwhile, Adnan looks to Harrison for help and Rowan warns Olivia to stop investigating B613.
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"The Fluffer" April 3, 2014
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Chris Van Dusen & Raamla Mohamed
Abby steps in as Olivia’s proxy and takes on duties at the White House. Meanwhile, the team continues to investigate B613, and someone throws a wrench in Reston’s presidential campaign.
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"Flesh and Blood" April 10, 2014
Directed by: Debbie Allen - Written by: Severiano Canales & Miguel Nolla
A security breach calls for an all hands on deck situation at OPA. Fitz’s re-election campaign becomes stalled and he considers going against Olivia’s advice. Meanwhile, Adnan and Maya continue to plot their next move.
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3x18 - Olivia Pope, Jake Ballard and Fitz Grant
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes & Mark Wilding
Election Day has arrived and nothing is off limits as the candidates try to capture votes. Meanwhile, Olivia tries to understand Maya’s motives and Charlie makes a very surprising move.

Season Four

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4x01 - Cyrus Beene and Elizabeth North 02
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
After two months of living on an island off the coast of Zanzibar with Jake, Olivia comes back to Washington D.C. after learning about Harrison's death, for whom she tries to plan the funeral.
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"The State of the Union" October 2, 2014
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Heather Mitchell
In order for Fitz to make the biggest impact with his State of the Union address on gun control, Cyrus sets out to recruit a power couple who are influential on the issue. Meanwhile, Mellie’s personal struggle gets national attention.
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"Inside the Bubble" October 9, 2014
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Matt Byrne
An old friend (guest star Sonya Walger) returns for help after her daughter goes missing, Cyrus has an awkward run in during a business breakfast, and Jake uses his connections to get some answers.
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4x04 - Jake and Fitz
"Like Father, Like Daughter" October 16, 2014
Directed by: Paul McCrane - Written by: Mark Fish
Fitz asks Olivia to shut down a situation that could destroy the Grant family's reputation. Meanwhile, Rowan calls on an old friend to do his dirty work.
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"The Key" October 23, 2014
Directed by: Paul McCrane - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Olivia and the team continue to investigate Catherine's case, but Olivia is distracted when Jake stops returning her calls.
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"An Innocent Man" October 30, 2014
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Zahir McGhee
Olivia is summoned by a convicted assassin who claims he was wrongly accused, and Mellie becomes intrigued by a former first lady whose stories seem to be strikingly similar to her own.
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4x07 - Olivia
"Baby Made a Mess" November 6, 2014
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Jenna Bans
Olivia, still unable to believe that Jake is guilty, sets her eyes on Tom for additional information, and when Leo Bergen's newest client causes a gut wrenching reaction, her associates spring into action.
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"The Last Supper" November 6, 2014
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson - Written by: Allan Heinberg
Fitz and Jake continue to fight over Olivia, but Olivia needs them to focus on the real prize, taking down Command. Meanwhile, Huck longs to connect with his family and Quinn continues tracking Kubiak. Back at the White House, Cyrus' exploits finally catch up to him, but Elizabeth North's plan is much bigger than anyone ever expected.
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"Where the Sun Don't Shine" November 20, 2014
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Mark Wilding
Command is always two steps ahead and everyone in Olivia’s life is in danger. Meanwhile, Cyrus is forced to face the consequences of his behaviour, and Huck and Quinn finally figure out just what Elizabeth North has been planning, but they might be too late to stop it.
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4x10 - Olivia and Kidnapper (Official)
"Run" January 29, 2015
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
The winter premiere picks up right where the finale left off, this time from Olivia's point of view. Exactly what happened when Jake went to the bedroom? Who took Olivia and where did she go? The fight of Olivia's life will begin.
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"Where's the Black Lady?" February 5, 2015
Directed by: Debbie Allen - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
With Olivia still missing, the team comes together to do whatever it takes to find her and get her home safely.
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4x12 - Maya Lewis 01
"Gladiators Don’t Run" February 12, 2015
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Paul William Davies
As the gladiators watch from a far, countries around the world begin to bid on Olivia Pope. Meanwhile, Andrew and Fitz go toe to toe.
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"No More Blood" February 19, 2015
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia remains one-step ahead of her captures, but she won't be able to keep it up for long. Jake, Huck and Quinn turn to an old friend for help and Fitz is pushed to the limit forcing Cyrus to take matters into his own hands.
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4x14 - Olivia Pope 01
"The Lawn Chair" March 5, 2015
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Zahir McGhee
A tragedy in D.C. gains national attention and the White House must deal with their problematic Vice President!
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4x15 - Huck
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Mark Fish
David Rosen is caught off guard when a surprise visitor reveals insider information about B613 that could take down the White House and destroy Pope & Associates.
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4x16 - Sue Thomas, Quinn and Olivia 02
"It's Good to Be Kink" March 19, 2015
Directed by: Paul McCrane - Written by: Matt Byrne
Olivia springs into action when she hears of a woman intending to expose sex secrets of some of DC’s most elite. Meanwhile, Elizabeth fears that Mellie’s sister could be detrimental to their political aspirations.
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4x17 - Cyrus and Michael 01
"Put a Ring On It" March 26, 2015
Directed by: Regina King - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
When Michael gets himself in a bad situation, the Gladiators launch into damage control and put pressure on Cyrus to move up the wedding. Meanwhile, David takes the first step in executing his plan to take down B613.
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4x18 - Olivia Pope and Nichols Reed 02
"Honor Thy Father" April 2, 2015
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Severiano Canales
David tries to recruit former B613 agents to strengthen his case. Meanwhile, a congressman asks Olivia to help his father escape his looming death penalty.
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4x19 - Fitz Grant 01
"I'm Just a Bill" April 16, 2015
Directed by: Debbie Allen - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
Taking down B613 becomes urgent when Rowan returns to town. Meanwhile, the mayor's wife is killed, and Olivia's asked to handle the fallout; and Fitz faces an uphill battle when he seeks the vice president's support in getting a crucial bill passed.
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4x20 - OPA and Jake Ballard 01
Directed by: David Rodriguez - Written by: Paul William Davies
The team taking down B613 is in serious danger and forced to take drastic measures to ensure their safety. In the White House, Mellie is mortified when the nation turns against her and Cyrus is forced to come to her defense.
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"A Few Good Women" May 7, 2015
Directed by: Olivier Bokelberg - Written by: Severiano Canales and Jess Brownell
Vice President Ross continues to defy the Grant administration when she hires Olivia Pope to defend a woman in the Navy. Meanwhile, Quinn and Huck must do what they do best to get answers about B613 and Mellie’s campaign for Senate continues to be a struggle.
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4x22 - Elizabeth North 01
"You Can't Take Command" May 14, 2015
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes and Mark Wilding
Everything comes to a head in the shocking season finale when Olivia and the team finally make some big moves to take down Command, and Mellie’s fate is sealed as the election results are announced.

Season Five

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5x01 - Queen Isabel 04
"Heavy is the Head" September 24, 2015
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all still dealing with the aftermath of helping Command. Meanwhile, when a visit from the Queen of Caldonia and her family turns into a tragedy, Olivia is hired to make sure the Royal family’s private life stays private.
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5x02 - Elizabeth North and Fitz Grant 01
"Yes" October 1, 2015
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Meanwhile, back at the White House, Fitz is determined to find who’s responsible for causing the latest turn of events, and Abby receives unexpected guidance from a master of damage control as she struggles to catch a break.
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5x03 - Elizabeth North and Abby
"Paris is Burning" October 8, 2015
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Matt Byrne
Olivia and Fitz face some very big consequences and Mellie brings in an old friend to make sure she gets her way. Meanwhile, Abby shows Olivia she is fully capable of handling working at the White House.
04 | 73
5x04 OPA 1
"Dog-Whistle Politics" October 15, 2015
Directed by: Zetna Fuentes - Written by: Mark Fish
Eager to get answers, Jake unexpectedly crosses paths with someone he thought he’d never see again. Meanwhile, Huck and Quinn recruit a familiar face to help smooth over the media storm surrounding Olivia, and Fitz quickly finds out the true cost of mercy when he discovers not everyone fully supports his actions.
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5x05 - Leo Bergen and OPA 2
"You Got Served" October 22, 2015
Directed by: Kevin Bray - Written by: Zahir McGhee
Olivia knows she can’t handle this latest storm on her own and calls for help from an unexpected source. Meanwhile, Mellie and Cyrus continue to pull strings from the sidelines and Jake is still occupied by a ghost from his past
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5x06 - Olivia and Fitz 2
"Get Out of Jail, Free" October 29, 2015
Directed by: Chandra Wilson - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Fitz and Olivia are presented with a shocking plan that might just make all of their troubles go away, and Mellie is put through the ringer when confronted about her troubled marriage. Meanwhile, the Gladiators continue to defend Olivia, and Susan Ross turns to David for advice.
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5x07 - Cyrus and Olivia
Directed by: Olivier Bokelberg - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
While Fitz is focused on winning back the America people, he makes a shocking discovery. Meanwhile OPA take a new client, but Olivia seems preoccupied keeping her own secrets and Elizabeth North sets her sights on a new agenda.
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5x08 - Fitz and Olivia 2
"Rasputin" November 12, 2015
Directed by: John Terlesky - Written by: Paul William Davies
In the midst of Fitz negotiating a historic peace deal, Olivia must rely on her instincts when a guest of the The White House discloses powerful intel. Meanwhile, Jake uses Huck’s help to get closer to his target, and Cyrus takes matters into his own hands when he realizes he’s been shut out of the inner circle.
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"Baby, It's Cold Outside" November 19, 2015
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Mark Wilding
Olivia is feeling more and more frustrated as she takes on “First Lady” type responsibilities at the White House. Meanwhile, Mellie proves just how powerful she can be and Jake and Huck continue the hunt for Rowan.
10 | 79
5x10 - OPA and Mellie
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Severiano Canales
It's been six months since Olivia and Fitz have broken up, and they are both handling their newfound freedom in very different ways. Meanwhile, the Pope and Associates team take on a case that could lead to a national crisis.
11 | 80
5x11 - Olivia 1
"The Candidate" February 18, 2016
Directed by: Allison Liddi Brown - Written by: Alison Schapker
Mellie seeks out Olivia’s help but may not be prepared for what entails and Liz tries to convince Susan Ross to run for the presidency. Meanwhile, Abby and Cyrus are at odds when a profile piece on Fir comes into questions.
12 | 81
5x12 - Francisco Vargas 03
"Wild Card" February 25, 2016
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown and Tom Verica - Written by: Mark Fish
While Fitz is preoccupied with his own interests, Cyrus begins to orchestrate his next master plan, and Elizabeth North uses David to mastermind a plan of her own. Meanwhile, Olivia continues to question what exactly Jake is planning in his new role as head of the NSA.
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5x13 - Fitz Grant 02
Directed by: Sharat Raju - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia and the team take on some embattled Secret Service agents. Meanwhile, Abby has her hands full trying to keep Fitz in line, and Jake begins to reveal a few secrets of his own.
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5x14 - Quinn-Marcus-Charlie
"I See You" March 17, 2016
Directed by: Paris Barclay - Written by: Matt Byrne
Olivia continues to spy on Jake while the gladiators have to fend for themselves. Meanwhile, Susan and Mellie are feeling the pressure as their campaigns heat up; Abby begins to question Cyrus’ motives; and a blast from the past surprises everyone.
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5x15 - Elizabeth North and Susan Ross 01
"Pencils Down" March 24, 2016
Directed by: Regina King - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
When Mellie makes a very public faux pas, Olivia must decide how far she’ll go to fix it. Meanwhile, the Gladiators learn valuable intel about Jake’s new love interest, and David Rosen seeks advice about his love triangle with Liz North and Susan Ross.
16 | 85
5x16 - Olivia Pope 02
Directed by: Scott Foley - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
Following the first Republican debate, Olivia is presented with damaging information about an opponent and enlists the Gladiators to verify its authenticity. Meanwhile, David deals with fallout from his dating life, and Cyrus continues to work on his own political agenda.
17 | 86
5x17 - The White House Kitchen Meeting 01
"Thwack!" April 7, 2016
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Zahir McGhee
The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe. Boundaries are pushed and lines are crossed as we find out just how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves
18 | 87
5x18 - Jake Ballard and Olivia Pope 05
"Till Death Do Us Part" April 21, 2016
Directed by: Steph Green - Written by: Paul William Davies
As Olivia deals with the aftermath of what she’s done, she finally finds out what exactly Jake and Rowan are plotting. But with their plans already in motion, Olivia is forced to make a gut-wrenching attempt to try and stop it. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, we learn more about Jake’s past and how he first got involved with B6-13.
19 | 88
5x19 - Susan Ross and Mellie Grant 02
"Buckle Up" April 28, 2016
Directed by: Olivier Bokelberg - Written by: Michelle Lirtzman
As Mellie, Susan and Hollis prepare to meet with Florida’s governor and vie for her influential endorsement, a spin war between Abby and Olivia threatens to keep their candidates grounded. Meanwhile, Cyrus is faced with a decision that could dramatically alter his future.
20 | 89
5x20 - Olivia Pope and Abby Whelan 01
"Trump Card" May 5, 2016
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Severiano Canales and Jess Brownell
Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down. Meanwhile, Edison realizes he may have made a deal with the devil as Rowan and Jake continue to try and pull the strings behind his campaign
21 | 90
5x21 - Rowan 02
"That's My Girl" May 12, 2016
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes and Mark Wilding
As Mellie, Susan and Hollis prepare to meet with Florida’s governor and vie for her influential endorsement, a spin war between Abby and Olivia threatens to keep their candidates grounded. Meanwhile, Cyrus is faced with a decision that could dramatically alter his future.

Season Six

01 | 91
6x01 - Olivia Pope and Fitz Grant 02
"Survival of the Fittest" January 26, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
The election results for the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas are announced, and the shocking results lead to an explosive outcome
02 | 92
6x02 - Marcus Walker and Mellie 01
"Hardball" February 2, 2017
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Matt Byrne
Flashbacks show what happened on the campaign trail and to what lengths Olivia was willing to go for the win; Fitz and Abby face a national crisis; the gladiators work to get answers.
03 | 93
6x03 - Cyrus Beene 01
"Fates Worse Than Death" February 9, 2017
Directed by: Scott Foley - Written by: Mark Fish
In the midst of a national crisis, Cyrus’s fate is sealed. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
04 | 94
6x04 - Cyrus Beene 01
"The Belt" February 16, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Paul William Davies
Cyrus faces his ultimate challenge but continues to stop at nothing to prove his innocence. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators uncover shocking new evidence about the night Frankie was shot.
05 | 95
6x05 - Olivia Pope and Vanessa Moss 01
"They All Bow Down" March 9, 2017
Directed by: Millicent Shelton - Written by: Zahir McGhee
Jake and Vanessa’s messy relationship poses a threat to the campaign, forcing Olivia to take action. Meanwhile, a game-changing revelation about the conspiracy surrounding Francisco Vargas’s assassination is revealed.
06 | 96
6x06 - Samantha Ruland 01
"Extinction" March 16, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Rowan is caught by surprise when someone from his past resurfaces, and Olivia has to make a life-changing decision about the campaign. Meanwhile, flashbacks reveal exactly what happened the night of Francisco Vargas’ assassination.
07 | 97
6x07 - Huck and Olivia 06
"A Traitor Among Us" March 23, 2017
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Alison Schapker
After discovering new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas, Olivia makes a shocking decision and asks Huck to complete one of the most difficult tasks yet.
08 | 98
6x08 - Abby Whelan 02
"A Stomach for Blood" March 30, 2017
Directed by: Olivier Bokelberg - Written by: Severiano Canales
The events leading up to election night are retold from Abby's perspective, revealing a formidable thirst for power and the explosive secret she's been keeping.
09 | 99
6x09 - Olivia Pope and Charlie 03
"Dead in the Water" April 6, 2017
Directed by: Nicole Rubio - Written by: Michelle Lirtzman
It’s a race against the clock when Olivia and OPA’s investigation into the conspiracy puts one of their own in grave danger.
10 | 100
6x10 - Scandal Episode 100 01
"The Decision" April 13, 2017
Directed by: Sharat Raju - Written by: Johanna Lee
With the ugly truth behind Frankie's assassination revealed, a torn Olivia wonders how different her life — and the country — would be if she, Mellie and Cyrus had never rigged Fitz's election.
11 | 101
6x11 - Elizabeth North 01
"Trojan Horse" April 20, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Jess Brownell & Nicholas Nardini
Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the Electoral College vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.
12 | 102
6x12 - Cyrus, Mellie and Olivia 01
"Mercy" April 27, 2017
Directed by: Nzingha Stewart - Written by: Severiano Canales & Ameni Rozsa
Just when Peus’ iron grip seems inescapable to Olivia and everyone she holds dear, a shocking threat to the White House turns everything on its head.
13 | 103
6x13 - Group 01
"The Box" May 4, 2017
Directed by: Steph Green - Written by: Raamla Mohamed & Austin Guzman
As the future of the country hangs in the balance, Olivia and Fitz are at odds with Rowan, and Jake employs surprising tactics to manipulate the Mystery Woman.
14 | 104
6x14 - Quinn Perkins 04
"Head Games" May 11, 2017
While outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy, the Gladiators question what’s next for OPA, and Jake finally discovers the motivation behind Peus’s and the Mystery Woman’s reign of terror.
15 | 105
6x15 - Maya Pope
"Tick Tock" May 18, 2017
As the clock ticks down to the inauguration of the first female President of the United States, Olivia takes a big risk to ensure Mellie’s safety.
16 | 106
6x16 Mellie Grant and Luna Vargas
"Transfer of Power" May 18, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Matt Byrne & Mark Fish
In the final days of his presidency, Fitz uses his power to make some unexpected changes.

Season Seven

01 | 107
7x01 - Oval Office 02
"Watch Me" October 5, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
One hundred days into Mellie's presidency, Olivia Pope is proving she can run the world; but to avoid an international incident, she may have to make her toughest call yet. Meanwhile, Quinn Perkins & Associates struggle to find their first client.
02 | 108
7x02 - Mellie Grant and President Rashad 01
"Pressing the Flesh" October 12, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Matt Byrne
President Mellie Grant hosts a state dinner for President Rashad of Bashran in a first step toward peace in the Middle East, and in case Mellie’s charm alone doesn’t work, Olivia secretly puts Jake to work so that they are armed with a back-up plan. Meanwhile, the team at Quinn Perkins & Associates attends the party in hopes to gain more high-profile clientele.
03 | 109
7x03 - Marcus Walker and Fitz Grant 04
"Day 101" October 19, 2017
Directed by: Scott Foley - Written by: Zahir McGhee
During the first 100 days of Mellie’s presidency, Fitz stays out of the limelight in Vermont where he takes up life as an ordinary citizen for the first time in years. Marcus joins the former POTUS to begin important work on the Fitzgerald Grant III Presidential Library.
04 | 110
7x04 - Abby, Quinn and Huck 01
"Lost Girls" October 26, 2017
Directed by: Nicole Rubio - Written by: Ameni Rozsa & Austin Guzman
While Liv is busy running the free world, the team at QPA works with an unexpected client to solve an important case. At the White House, Mellie prepares for the upcoming Nuclear Summit with President Rashad and Prime Minister Nazari.
05 | 111
7x05 - David, Olivia and Mellie 01
"Adventures in Babysitting" November 2, 2017
Olivia and Mellie assert their power like never before; meanwhile, Cyrus is working on congressional approval to declare war in Bashran, and QPA is keeping close watch on President Rashad’s niece.
06 | 112
7x06 - Group 06
"Vampires and Bloodsuckers" November 9, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Chris Van Dusen & Tia Napolitano
The Gladiators come together to celebrate Quinn and Charlie’s big day, but events take a turn when Quinn goes missing. Back at the White House, Mellie meets with the Bashrani ambassador to deal with the aftermath of President Rashad’s assassination.
07 | 113
7x07 - Olivia Pope 01
"Something Borrowed" November 16, 2017
Directed by: Sharat Raju - Written by: Mark Fish
The first half of the epic final season ends with shocking revelations and jaw-dropping events that will leave everyone reeling.
08 | 114
7x08 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard 05
"Robin" January 18, 2018
Directed by: Daryn Okada - Written by: Juan Carlos Fernandez
On the midseason premiere, the fallout from Rowan’s desperate act affects all of Quinn’s loved ones, including a guilt-ridden Olivia.
09 | 115
7x09 - Rowan and Olivia 04
"Good People" January 25, 2018
The harrowing events that transpired in Rowan’s basement are revealed, from the moment Quinn was kidnapped to the earth-shattering gunshot that rocked Olivia to her core.
10 | 116
7x10 - Group 05
"The People v. Olivia Pope" February 1, 2018
Directed by: Kerry Washington - Written by: Ameni Rozsa
When Olivia agrees to join Fitz in Vermont for what she thinks will be a relaxing getaway, she is shocked to find that her closest friends have orchestrated a relentless intervention. Back in Washington, Cyrus finally reveals his suspicions to Mellie about Olivia and Jake’s extracurricular activities.
11 | 117
7x11 - Olivia and Cyrus 01
"Army of One" February 8, 2018
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Austin Guzman
Mellie’s plans to name Jake as her new chief of staff only propels Olivia to do whatever it takes to make sure that does not happen. Back at Papa Pope’s house, Quinn becomes restless, wondering just how long Rowan intends to keep her and Robin hidden from the outside world. Meanwhile at QPA, Abby, Huck and Charlie decide that it’s time to move forward with new clients when their first case leads to surprising intel.
12 | 118
7x12 - Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating 07
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
In the midst of moving on from the White House, Olivia gets an unexpected visitor in criminal defense attorney Annalise Keating, who seeks her help in fast-tracking a judicial reform class action to the United States Supreme Court. However, after Olivia’s recent fall from political grace, it’s going to be more challenging than ever to get the support they need.
13 | 119
7x13 - Cyrus Beene 02
"Air Force Two" March 8, 2018
Directed by: Valerie Weiss - Written by: Severiano Canales
When Cyrus and David embark on a trip to Lisbon for the digital piracy summit, their plane is hacked, leaving their friends and colleagues on the ground little time to save them.
14 | 120
7x14 - Olivia Pope 03
"The List" March 15, 2018
Directed by: Greg Evans - Written by: Jess Brownell & Juan Carlos Fernandez
After Air Force Two’s extraordinary safe landing, Cyrus takes his victory lap as America’s newest hero, and Mellie demands that the Oval stop at nothing until justice is served. Meanwhile, Liv tries to bridge the gap with the Gladiators by disclosing her theory behind the hijack and Cyrus’s true intentions.
15 | 121
7x15 - Olivia and Quinn 05
"The Noise" March 29, 2018
Directed by: Darby Stanchfield - Written by: Raamla Mohamed & Jeremy Gordon
When Charlie is taken into custody for the hijacking of Air Force Two, Quinn is faced with an important choice. Meanwhile, Cyrus is pulling the strings behind closed doors and sets out to recruit Jake to join him on his quest for the White House.
16 | 122
7x16 - Olivia Pope 06
"People Like Me" April 5, 2018
Directed by: Joe Morton - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
On the heels of her commitment to turn over a new leaf, personal turmoil strikes Olivia once again when Mellie demands that she get rid of Cyrus once and for all.
17 | 123
7x17 - Group 01
"Standing in the Sun" April 12, 2018
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Mark Fish & Matt Byrne
Cyrus and Jake’s mission to take the White House reaches a new level of deceit when Liv is called to testify against Mellie.
18 | 124
7x18 - Olivia Pope 01
"Over A Cliff" April 19, 2018
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
With the existence of B613 exposed to the world, the Gladiators make the ultimate sacrifice in order to take down Cyrus and Jake – but how far will they go to get justice?

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