"Pressing the Flesh"
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Season Seven
Season 07, Episode 2
Episode Information
Air Date: October 12, 2017
Viewers: 5.00 million
Written by: Matt Byrne
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Watch Me"
Next Episode: "Day 101"

Pressing the Flesh is the second episode of the seventh season of Scandal, and is the hundred-and-eight overall.


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.




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