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Crime, Drama, Romance, Soap
Original name: Scandal

DESCRIPTION

Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.

Season 1

Aired 5 years ago - May 17, 2012

When Quinn finds herself in a tragic and compromising position, Olivia and the team rush to her side; all the while, a reluctant Cyrus must turn to Olivia when Billy Chambers makes an announcement that shakes Fitz's presidency to its core.

Aired 5 years ago - May 10, 2012

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.

Aired 5 years ago - May 03, 2012

After a commercial plane crashes, taking the lives of all onboard, Olivia Pope and her "gladiators-in-suits" must defend the pilot from media and airline accusations; meanwhile, when Amanda Tanner goes missing, Huck calls upon his dark past to find her whereabouts, and Fitz seeks the help of the Vice President in order to pass key legislation despite their icy relationship. MORE -LESS

Recap of Scandal (2012) Season 1 Episode 5 (S01E05) - 1
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No, he didn't, he just said...
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You know what they say: Once you go black, you never go back.
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Hey, you ever wanna come back,
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The National Transportation Safety Board prohibits you
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Kick rudder, Lori, left rudder, Left rudder!
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Soon as they hit the wake from the Aerostream,
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We need to change their narrative.
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I said, "Y'all better not be flyin' tomorrow. "
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who is alive right now, we need to find her before the airline does.
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You'd make it a lot easier on the VP
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so I decided to come up here and make sure that everything was all right.
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to find his daughter. And don't ever promise an outcome
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- Carly Reston? - Yeah?
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When my mom died, we had an open casket.
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They have two boys. Carter, age 15, and Jonathan, age 12.
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I'll take care of it.
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And that doesn't even touch Sudan, Congo, northern Mexico, that's sad.
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He's being restored, his judge-y face got flaky.
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Kick rudder, Lori, left rudder, Left rudder!
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I seem to remember recommending that for one of my birds.
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- Trust him. - It's the sound of Lori pushing
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We'll have you and Lynn over to dinner at the residence next week.
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and not just my name or my ability to ever contact my family again.
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But I'm gonna push through the horrible and the sickening
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I just came from a prayer meeting.
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That is the closest I've ever seen to political magic.
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Sir.
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Olivia did not send us that sex tape. Someone else did.
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And I'm telling you this because I want you to understand
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whatever the personal agony it would have involved,
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I don't like to insinuate. I'd rather deduce likely scenarios.
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Believe me, I want the truth just as much as you do.
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I already missed one this year.
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and we understand and accept our role in the events leading up to the crash.
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and the White House Press Secretary,
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If I have to walk out to the staff parking lot
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Personal belongings on her body, no sign of foul play,
Aired 5 years ago - Apr 26, 2012

After the Amanda Tanner case takes a shocking turn, one-time friends Olivia and Cyrus take heated, opposing viewpoints, and Cyrus tries to help in investigating the personal lives of Olivia and her associates. Meanwhile Olivia and her team help a dictator locate his wife and children who have been allegedly kidnapped, and Quinn goes out with a reporter seeking information. MORE -LESS

Recap of Scandal (2012) Season 1 Episode 4 (S01E04) - 1
My wife and my two youngest children were kidnapped.
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You are never, ever going to be in the same room with the President,
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He told me to trust him, that he'd take care of me.
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And these vulture developers want to knock it down,
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Cyrus, meet Sanders Black. Sanders, Cyrus Beene.
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The men, they pushed them in a van, and I ran inside for help.
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This doesn't add up. We need to keep digging, look for a motive,
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I took Paola and Manny to the bathroom,
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It's all in your file.
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What's the problem?
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C YRUS: How did he pull that off?
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There. Done and done.
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And that's not going to happen.
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- I don't know. - Cyrus. I know you're upset,
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You'll leave in disgrace, go home to California,
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You'll be alone in your house in Santa Barbara,
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You want to burn down his house,
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than the fate of the crappy newsstand you buy your morning coffee at.
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Oh, Abby, good.
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She chose to marry that man. She chose to have children with him.
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But that doesn't mean that you get to stop being Olivia Pope!
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QUINN: Saltines, ginger ale, every trashy magazine on the rack.
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If she wants to go, you can't stop her.
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Take your toy. Thank you. Come on. Felipe?
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I left you because I don't love you anymore.
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we could all go to Santa Barbara for the long weekend.
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Now pull yourself together, damn it. You've got a speech to give.
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I call upon my fellow leaders to stand together
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Without her, that tape is just a guy who sounds vaguely like me.
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talking about women's rights in the developing world.
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just in time for the Civil War.
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You should see the size of the mushroom cloud
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The President of the United States sent me here.
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But we are about to go forward with Amanda Tanner's case.
Aired 5 years ago - Apr 19, 2012

When a millionaire's son is accused of rape, Pope & Associates take the case and find it difficult to change public perception. Olivia must also deal with Amanda Tanner's first request as a client: a meeting with the President.

Aired 5 years ago - Apr 12, 2012

Olivia and her team must keep a DC madam's client list under wraps when she comes under investigation, leading to the firm protecting many of DC's most influential. Meanwhile, Quinn must continue to deal with the President's former intern.

Aired 5 years ago - Apr 05, 2012

Olivia hires Quinn Perkins; On Quinn Perkins' first day, she is given the task of of dealing with a woman's accusation against the President of the United States. Meanwhile, Pope & Associates must prove a decorated war veteran innocent of murder.