"Watch Me"
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Season Seven
Season 07, Episode 1
Episode Information
Air Date: October 5, 2017
Viewers: 5.52 million
Written by: Shonda Rhimes
Directed by: Jann Turner
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "Transfer of Power"
Next Episode: "Pressing the Flesh"

Watch Me is the first episode of the seventh season of Scandal, and is the hundred-and-seventh overall.


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.




Main Cast

Recurring Cast

Guest Cast


Long Speeches & Rants

Notes & Trivia

  • The table read for this episode took place on July 19, 2017.
  • Filming of this episode started on July 24, 2017 and wrapped on August 3, 2017.
  • Kerry Washington is credited as a producer starting this episode.
  • As of this episode, George Newbern joins the main cast as Charlie.
  • The opening and ending title cards changed as of this episode, showing all of the main characters of the show.
  • The songs featured in the episode are "Fight the Power" sung by Public Enemy and "It Takes Two" by Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock.


Promotional Photos

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Behind the Scenes

Promotional Videos

Episode Clips