Original name: Scandal
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.
Aired 11 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.
Here it comes.
STEPHEN AND ABB Y: Who the hell
Put on this T-shirt and sweatpants.
You can help by sitting on that chair
and not moving.
Our satellite images confirm
that the adjacent armory
Now the Bible tells us,
"A false witness will not go unpunished,
When I learned that she killed herself
Lincoln never actually slept
in the Lincoln Bedroom.
former Vice President
Chief of Staff Billy Chambers
Before I brought you on board,
I need the room. Cyrus, Olivia, stay.
We'll let that image speak for us
until we figure out what Billy's up to.
No president has done more
I have nothing to do with
and I want nothing to do with.
- We broke the law for her.
- Olivia hired her.
(CELL PHONE RINGS)
and she is going to be
the finest president
the President of the United States.
What do we do?
C YRUS: And then what?
A man who isn't president
can divorce his wife.
He knew who the country needed
when they needed it.
This isn't about me.
You fell down on the job!
You broke his heart,
You would never give up Billy,
but Billy may not be as honorable.
Olivia told me everything.
Liv suggested we remain vague
on the exact timing.
I know how to fake it with my wife.
FITZ: ,,, for the whole country,
but I don't think the American people
are gonna be so quick
my whole public life, on my values,
They grow up so fast.
Well, God's honest truth, I would have
done everything in my power
Aired 11 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.
I would eat, breathe
and live Fitzgerald Grant
It's so great to meet you.
Thank you for having us.
You'd never know he's dying
to rip Langston's throat out.
- This is really good.
- I know.
because at law firms,
they have assistants for that.
worthy of our time,
That won't do it.
You two need to be a couple.
That I ignore you?
That we don't talk at all?
Senator, I promise you,
we will not lose New Hampshire.
They'll be reading about it
over their damn coffee
Come on. You and I on the same team?
Seven cents. Tiny Step Productions.
Times ran that story, too.
your front lawn in about...
criticism lingers amongst voters,
(ELEVATOR BELL DINGS)
like this pie.
and I guess...
And I should say,
Did you get that coroner's report yet?
If she needs to take a break
from the campaign,
Just go in your room and close the door,
and we'll pretend this never happened.
I'm sorry I kept you up all night
on a wild... Nothing.
- Don't thank me until you hear it.
but for now, let 'em grow.
I've imagined your place
a thousand times. I like it.
What are you saying exactly?
Aired 11 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.
No, he didn't, he just said...
You know what they say:
Once you go black, you never go back.
Hey, you ever wanna come back,
The National Transportation
Safety Board prohibits you
Lori, left rudder, Left rudder!
Soon as they hit the wake
from the Aerostream,
We need to change their narrative.
"Y'all better not be flyin' tomorrow. "
who is alive right now, we need
to find her before the airline does.
You'd make it a lot easier on the VP
so I decided to come up here and
make sure that everything was all right.
to find his daughter.
And don't ever promise an outcome
- Carly Reston?
When my mom died,
we had an open casket.
They have two boys. Carter, age 15,
and Jonathan, age 12.
I'll take care of it.
And that doesn't even touch Sudan,
Congo, northern Mexico, that's sad.
He's being restored,
his judge-y face got flaky.
Lori, left rudder, Left rudder!
I seem to remember
recommending that for one of my birds.
- Trust him.
- It's the sound of Lori pushing
We'll have you and Lynn over to dinner
at the residence next week.
and not just my name or my ability
to ever contact my family again.
But I'm gonna push
through the horrible and the sickening
I just came from a prayer meeting.
That is the closest I've ever seen
to political magic.
Olivia did not send us that sex tape.
Someone else did.
And I'm telling you this
because I want you to understand
whatever the personal agony
it would have involved,
I don't like to insinuate.
I'd rather deduce likely scenarios.
I want the truth just as much as you do.
I already missed one this year.
and we understand and accept our role
in the events leading up to the crash.
and the White House Press Secretary,
If I have to walk out
to the staff parking lot
on her body, no sign of foul play,
Aired 11 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.
My wife and my two youngest children
You are never, ever going to be
in the same room with the President,
He told me to trust him,
that he'd take care of me.
And these vulture developers
want to knock it down,
Cyrus, meet Sanders Black.
Sanders, Cyrus Beene.
The men, they pushed them in a van,
and I ran inside for help.
This doesn't add up. We need
to keep digging, look for a motive,
I took Paola and Manny
to the bathroom,
It's all in your file.
What's the problem?
C YRUS: How did he pull that off?
There. Done and done.
And that's not going to happen.
- I don't know.
- Cyrus. I know you're upset,
You'll leave in disgrace,
go home to California,
You'll be alone in your house
in Santa Barbara,
You want to burn down his house,
than the fate of the crappy newsstand
you buy your morning coffee at.
Oh, Abby, good.
She chose to marry that man.
She chose to have children with him.
But that doesn't mean
that you get to stop being Olivia Pope!
QUINN: Saltines, ginger ale,
every trashy magazine on the rack.
If she wants to go, you can't stop her.
Take your toy. Thank you.
Come on. Felipe?
I left you
because I don't love you anymore.
we could all go to Santa Barbara
for the long weekend.
Now pull yourself together, damn it.
You've got a speech to give.
I call upon my fellow leaders
to stand together
Without her, that tape is just a guy
who sounds vaguely like me.
talking about women's rights
in the developing world.
just in time for the Civil War.
You should see the size
of the mushroom cloud
The President of the United States
sent me here.
But we are about to go forward
with Amanda Tanner's case.
Aired 11 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.
- He didn't do it. He didn't rape that girl.
- I believe you.
That girl is not the victim here.
I don't have to kill your story, Gideon.
You're going to kill it yourself.
You bring a lot of clients to your home?
Hopefully it won't come to that.
Hopefully we'll figure this out.
- And then this goes away?
- Then you'll buy scampi only for me.
I have tried millions of these cases.
It's a classic "he said, she said. "
Jane Powell. She's prosecuting
the Harding rape case. You got any...
So he's an alpha-male with a grudge
against the female prosecutor?
She never wanted to be hung over
around the kids.
Photographs of bruises on a pretty girl
prove to be very effective.
As Charles here
has hopefully explained,
- How much would you take, Ms. Pope?
- I'm sorry?
That man saluted me with his left hand
Someone sent this to me. You get that?
Amanda Tanner is blackmailing you.
- Liv isn't coming home.
just ask me, I'll do it.
No, not at all, What can I do for you?
I didn't want to disappoint you
any more than I...
JUDGE THEROUX: Ms. Fisher!
Stick to the questions.
There's nothing you can do.
I know you don't trust me. I...
To find out what I know.
Dig around, find my weak spots.
Now that you know everything,
It's a little trashy, but so is
having an affair with a married man.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR)
Olivia's not coming.
But that wasn't my fault. It wasn't.
Maybe we can be friends. Maybe.
Aired 11 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.
- How long's it been?
- Since I started working here?
I don't have any list.
No one in this office does.
- OLIVIA: You get it all?
- All of it.
You're having an affair with Olivia Pope.
ABB Y: Sharon Marquette.
and then she has to look him
in the eye and know
Okay. Ma'am, I'm sure your grandkids
are great and all, but, um... Sorry.
She's not going to talk to anybody.
You put a stop to that.
But in about 10 minutes,
Look, I'm sorry. You could still come in
if you had an appointment.
Don't you hate hospitals?
I didn't. She's wrong.
Keating's a Boy Scout.
Are you seriously the patron saint
of streetwalkers now?
Yes. Yes, I understand.
My entire career, my entire life,
has been about sitting on that bench.
I need to know what's going on here.
The details, all the details.
Well, you know what I always say,
if it's serious, get Olivia on it.
You both worked for Sharon
at the same time.
Literally, actually die.
I sliced myself open.
and want you to answer
You will never, ever be alone again.
a man with nice clothes and a good job
and wavy hair
Of course, I don't know what kind
of cupcakes you gave him.
and he was late
and I was afraid that he wasn't coming.
And I wasn't going to tell him.
I liked him.
This subpoena is a fishing expedition,
Your Honor, plain and simple.
to something that wouldn't make
Donald Trump feel extravagant.
CLAIRE: Patrick, I love you.
I've always loved you. I did this...
buying a place in Florida
with extra bedrooms for the grandkids.
Aired 11 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.