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US drama starring Kerry Washington set in a crisis management firm that does whatever it takes to make its clients' problems disappear

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US drama starring Kerry Washington set in a crisis management firm that does whatever it takes to make its clients' problems disappear

Series 2 Summary

The second season of the US drama set in a crisis management firm sees the scandal surrounding Quinn intensify, while Fitz is in a tight corner.

  • Scandal: Harrison and Quinn

    Episode 1 - White Hat's Off

    Quinn's identity is finally revealed, and the more the Pope & Associates team learn about her past, the more they realise that she could represent their biggest scandal yet...

    A senator whose personal disgrace is about to become public seeks Olivia's help. Fitz is stuck between a rock and hard place when Mellie and Cyrus put him in a compromising position during a live television interview.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 2 - The Other Woman

    When the wife of a famous pastor asks Olivia to locate her missing husband, he is found in a highly compromising position and the staff of Pope & Associates must move quickly to sort the situation out.

    However, the case becomes more complicated when it comes to light that the pastor has a secret family.

    At the White House, Cyrus and Fitz deal with a foreign policy emergency that isn't as straightforward as it seems.

    Quinn has a disappointing meeting with her father, and David is forced to take a leave of absence.

  • Scandal: Artie

    Episode 3 - Hunting Season

    A terrified government employee catches Olivia off guard to drop a bombshell about the administration spying on American citizens through a computer program called Thorngate. Is he paranoid, deeply eccentric, or a whistleblower in genuine danger?

    Cyrus struggles to keep Fitz on an even keel when he is infuriated by the return of Olivia's old flame, Senator Edison Davis, to her life.

    However, a suspicious Mellie soon senses the truth about her husband's feelings and issues a furious ultimatum.

    David digs deeper into the background events behind Quinn's trial.

  • Scandal: Fitz

    Episode 4 - Beltway Unbuckled

    Senator Edison Davis introduces two of his constituents to Olivia. They are the worried parents of a missing college student.

    Their daughter has been writing a racy blog about her exploits in the bedrooms of Washington DC's political heavyweights. Can Pope & Associates find out what happened to her before it's too late?

    David gets help from a surprising source as he probes the software company where Quinn's ex-boyfriend worked.

    Olivia pays a visit to an old friend who offers words of advice, and Fitz comes under intense pressure when Mellie proves that she's a political force to be reckoned with.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 5 - All Roads Lead to Fitz

    When a state governor returns home to find his wife being raped by their building contractor, he takes the law into his own hands and shoots him.

    Olivia and her team are brought in to manage the situation, but their efforts to limit the damage are interrupted by a shocking discovery.

    Cyrus is caught off-guard when James goes back to his job as chief White House correspondent for a powerful news organisation.

    Edison asks Olivia to go out with him, and Huck has a date with a woman from his AA group. David gets the chance to return to work, but will he drop his recent investigations?

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 6 - Spies Like Us

    Olivia receives an anonymous letter from a desperate correspondent containing a coded warning hidden in sheet music.

    The message asks for protection for a group of former covert operatives from a top-secret, government-funded programme who are all living new lives, including Huck.

    Meanwhile, in the White House, Cyrus is alarmed when James writes a front-page news story about Hollis Doyle.

    Realising that James could be compromising his own safety, Cyrus employs devious means to divert him from his investigations.

    As David and Abby's relationship progresses, Olivia arranges for Harrison to undermine their romance in exchange for professional advancement.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 7 - Defiance

    Billionaire businessman Harold Pierce starts to behave eccentrically just before his company goes public on the stock exchange.

    His ex-wife and son think he is losing his sanity and ask Olivia and her team to step in to save the family business from disaster.

    David makes contact with James and persuades him to look at his file on Hollis Doyle and vote machine rigging.

    James is unconvinced about the conspiracy theory until he hears an anecdote at the White House that piques his curiosity.

    His subsequent investigations uncover something that could change the fate of the country.

    Meanwhile, Olivia and Edison are invited to attend the President's 50th birthday gala celebration.

  • Scandal: Fitz and Olivia

    Episode 8 - Happy Birthday, Mr. President

    Olivia must return to work at the White House after an assassination attempt leaves the president fighting for his life.

    Vice President Sally Langston takes over in the meantime, and things get heated between her and Cyrus.

    Meanwhile, the first hundred days of Fitz's presidency are shown in flashback, revealing more about his relationship with Olivia.

  • Scandal: Harrison

    Episode 9 - Blown Away

    As Vice President Sally Langston settles in to the Oval Office, she gets a visit from Hollis Doyle about Verna Thornton.

    In the frame for the assassination attempt on the president, Huck desperately tries to track down Becky as he struggles to come to terms with her betrayal. Can Olivia and Harrison protect him?

    Suspicious that James has been unfaithful, Cyrus rapidly uncovers the truth about his husband's secret investigation and tries to manipulate him into leaving his job.

  • Scandal: Pat

    Episode 10 - One for the Dog

    Huck is held under the Patriot Act and tortured with beatings and waterboarding, despite David's best attempts to mitigate the brutality of his treatment.

    Determined to oust Hollis Doyle from his place in Sally Langston's inner circle and protect her injured husband's position, Mellie makes a rash decision and gets herself into a highly compromising situation.

    Olivia's relationship with Edison reaches breaking point, and James puts pressure on Cyrus about the adoption.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 11 - A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar

    A row erupts between Edison and Olivia when he accuses her of having an affair with Fitz.

    Flashbacks to the time of the election two years earlier reveal the state of Fitz's relationships with his overbearing father Jerry, his wife Mellie and Olivia, and the team's attempts to dig up dirt on his opponent, Governor Samuel Reston.

    Meanwhile, in the present day, Fitz struggles to avoid showing weakness in front of his enemies and does his best to give the impression that he's back to full health.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 12 - Truth or Consequences

    David lets Hollis Doyle know that he intends to get to the truth about the Cytron explosion and the plot to rig the presidential election.

    A distraught Mellie demands that Cyrus puts a stop to Fitz's plans for a divorce, but the President is determined to stick to his decision.

    Feeling guilty and confused, Olivia suffers a crisis of confidence. When Edison appeals to her team to help her, they pool information and share their secrets.

    And as Mellie's due date approaches, she takes extreme measures to get Fitz back on side.

  • Scandal: Olivia and Fitz

    Episode 13 - Nobody Likes Babies

    As David prepares his evidence on the Cytron case for the Grand Jury, the conspirators go to extreme lengths to protect themselves.

    Olivia and Verna have a bitter confrontation. James is called to give evidence, leaving Cyrus with a terrible choice to make.

    Abby is torn between her affection for David and her loyalty to her colleagues. Quinn struggles to balance her need for vengeance with the urge to move forward with her life.

    Olivia makes a tough decision about Edison, while Fitz is rocked by a series of revelations.

  • Scandal: Abby

    Episode 14 - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    After discovering the truth behind Defiance, Fitz isn't sure who to trust, and his judgement is tested when there's a hostage crisis abroad.

    David calls in Olivia and the team when he wakes to find the body of a dead girl in his bed.

    Meanwhile, a handsome stranger asks Olivia out, but is it romance or something more calculated?

  • Scandal: Gayle and Will

    Episode 15 - Boom Goes the Dynamite

    Olivia and the team are hired by Senator Peter Caldwell, who needs them to act as high-powered matchmakers for his brother Will, an aspiring politician who hasn't been in a relationship for a decade and needs a wife to boost his public image.

    David turns to Olivia for help when he becomes convinced that somebody is following him, and Jake won't take no for an answer when it comes to going on a proper date with Olivia.

    At the White House, Fitz struggles with the hostage situation, while Mellie and Cyrus attempt to sabotage each other.

  • Scandal: Jake

    Episode 16 - Top of the Hour

    Olivia represents high-powered businesswoman Sarah Stanner, who is caught in a media storm over an affair she had 15 years ago with Murray Randall, the White House's choice to be the next Supreme Court Justice.

    Olivia and Jake's involvement grows more complex, and Huck takes Quinn under his wing as they tail an important figure.

    Harrison and Abby try to work out where they stand with each other, while Cyrus and Mellie compete for Fitz's attention.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 17 - Snake in the Garden

    The team are shocked to discover that Hollis Doyle is the company's latest client when his daughter Maybelle is kidnapped and held for ransom.

    However, Doyle is convinced that the whole thing has been staged by the victim in order to get money to fund her drug habit.

    David takes shelter at the Pope & Associates office when his apartment is ransacked. Cyrus gets back into the President's confidence.

    Olivia's relationship with Jake moves to the next level, despite her doubts. Mellie delivers some brutal home truths to Fitz about his behaviour towards his children.

  • Scandal: Abby

    Episode 18 - Molly, You in Danger, Girl

    The President announces on television that Osborne was a mole, but after Osborne's wife goes to Olivia saying he didn't commit suicide, Olivia believes her and discovers the truth.

    Since it was Molly who pointed the finger at Osborne, attention turns to her, but she's vanished.

    Olivia makes a shocking discovery and ends up in hospital, where yet another surprise is in store...

  • Scandal: Huck

    Episode 19 - Seven Fifty-Two

    The staff at Pope & Associates work together to help a traumatised member of their team.

    Olivia and Fitz have an emotionally charged conversation, unaware that someone could be watching and listening.

    Cyrus grows increasingly suspicious of Jake. An infuriated Mellie makes a decision that could bring down the administration at the White House.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 20 - A Woman Scorned

    As the team continue their investigation into the mole, they begin to harbour a shocking suspicion.

    Fitz orders Jake to carry on protecting a vulnerable Olivia, despite her objections, while James is delighted when he is offered the chance to work as a TV journalist.

    At the White House, the clock is ticking on Mellie's ultimatum, despite the best efforts of Cyrus to control the situation.

  • Scandal: Abby, Quinn and Olivia

    Episode 21 - Any Questions?

    The White House is in the middle of its biggest scandal to date after the First Lady's accusations about the President having an extra-marital affair.

    Cyrus, in the eye of the storm and busy deflecting questions from the press, lets slip a venomous outburst to James.

    Meanwhile, someone close to Olivia betrays her and the team. John Barrowman guest stars.

  • Scandal: Olivia

    Episode 22 - White Hat's Back On

    With the identity of the mole within their grasp, Olivia and her team find themselves in very real danger.

    Huck worries that Quinn is getting a little too proficient at some of the darker aspects of their work, and Jake finally reveals his true colours.

    As Fitz faces an angry confrontation inside the White House, the latest upheaval pushes Cyrus to his limits.

Scandal synopsis

US drama starring Kerry Washington set in a crisis management firm that does whatever it takes to make its clients' problems disappear

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