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Scandal Season 2 Episodes

22 Episodes 2012 - 2013

As the second season of this political drama unfolds, Harrison (Columbus Short) and Abby (Darby Stanchfield) learn who Quinn (Katie Lowes) really is, and Quinn begins to piece together the roles that Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Huck (Guillermo Diaz) played in her obtaining a new identity. Meanwhile, as Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) and Mellie (Bellamy Young) grow further apart, Fitz gets jealous when Olivia revisits her romance with Senator Davis (Norm Lewis), her ex-fiancé. Cyrus (Jeff Perry) also faces relationship problems when his husband, James (Dan Bucatinsky), returns to work as a journalist and gets a lead from David (Joshua Malina) about a story involving possible voter tampering in the last presidential election. A major mid-season shooting lands one main character in the hospital and another in police custody. Arriving on the scene in the second half of the season is Capt. Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), a man with a past linked to Fitz and a possible future linked to Olivia.

Episode 1

White Hat's Off

Thu, Sep 27, 2012 60 mins

In the Season 2 opener, Quinn's true identity is disclosed to the team. Meanwhile, Mellie and Cyrus make a live TV interview awkward for Fitz; and a senator fears a personal matter is about to become public knowledge, so he wants Olivia's assistance.

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Episode 2

The Other Woman

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 60 mins

An act of infidelity gets a public figure in trouble. Meanwhile, Cyrus and Fitz face a foreign-policy crisis; Olivia continues to deal with the consequences of a shocking judicial verdict; and Abby has lingering questions.

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Episode 3

Hunting Season

Thu, Oct 18, 2012 60 mins

An overly suspicious government employee shocks the team with a case involving top-ranking people. Meanwhile, lingering questions about Quinn's past cause trouble at the firm; and Olivia's ex-boyfriend reappears, igniting sparks between her and Fitz.

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Episode 4

Beltway Unbuckled

Thu, Oct 25, 2012 60 mins

The parents of a missing college student seek help from the firm. Meanwhile, David gets unexpected assistance with a case he's investigating; and Mellie wields her political influence, creating tension for Fitz.

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Episode 5

All Roads Lead to Fitz

Thu, Nov 8, 2012 60 mins

A governor seeks revenge after his wife is raped, and then he wants Olivia to do damage control. Elsewhere, Cyrus' husband prepares to return to his career as a political journalist, a move that blindsides Cyrus.

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Episode 6

Spies Like Us

Thu, Nov 15, 2012 60 mins

A mysterious letter alludes to Huck's sinister past and warns it may be revealed. Meanwhile, Olivia wants Harrison to contain the damage from a coworker's disclosed secret; and Cyrus and Fitz handle the fallout from James' front-page story.

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Episode 7


Thu, Nov 29, 2012 60 mins

Harrison leads the group as they assist a billionaire whose mental state is questionable. Meanwhile, Olivia helps plan Fitz's 50th birthday party; and James stumbles onto something big as he looks into Cytron.

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Episode 8

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 60 mins

Olivia returns to working at the White House in the wake of a national tragedy. Meanwhile, the early days of Fitz's presidency are recalled.

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Episode 9

Blown Away

Thu, Dec 13, 2012 60 mins

Olivia provides assistance to the vice president. Meanwhile, one of Olivia's staffers deals with a severe betrayal; and Cyrus uncovers the truth concerning James' mysterious investigation.

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Episode 10

One for the Dog

Thu, Jan 10, 2013 60 mins

An old pal assists Olivia and her team as they deal with Huck being detained under the Patriot Act. Meanwhile, Olivia comes to the rescue when Mellie is stuck in a compromising situation; and Olivia and Edison reach a crucial point in their relationship.

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Episode 11

A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar

Thu, Jan 17, 2013 60 mins

A flashback reveals more details about the fixed election. Meanwhile, the White House undergoes additional changes; and Edison makes a surprising allegation as he has a dispute with Olivia.

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Episode 12

Truth or Consequences

Thu, Jan 31, 2013 60 mins

The "Gladiators in Suits" discover the truth about the rigged election, and learn a thing or two about Olivia, also. Meanwhile, Mellie goes to great lengths to reel in Fitz.

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Episode 13

Nobody Likes Babies

Thu, Feb 7, 2013 60 mins

David's uncovering of the truth about the Cytron case makes things tough for Olivia, Mellie, Cyrus, Hollis and Verna, and the desperate conspirators pull out all stops to protect themselves and loved ones.

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Episode 14

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 60 mins

Fitz is unsure about whom he can trust. Meanwhile, Olivia meets a charming stranger, but she also can't deny that her chemistry with Fitz still exists when she's forced to be near him; and Olivia's team work on the same side as David for the first time.

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Episode 15

Boom Goes the Dynamite

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 60 mins

Olivia's crew play matchmaker for a rising politician. Meanwhile, David thinks he's being followed; Fitz deals with a difficult hostage crisis; and Jake gets persistent about asking out Olivia.

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Episode 16

Top of the Hour

Thu, Mar 21, 2013 60 mins

Olivia represents a CEO having a torrid affair with Fitz's top pick for the Supreme Court opening. Meanwhile, Huck mentors Quinn; Harrison and Abby renegotiate their friendship; and Cyrus and Mellie vie for Fitz's attention.

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Episode 17

Snake in the Garden

Thu, Mar 28, 2013 60 mins

Hollis seeks Olivia's help when his daughter is abducted. Meanwhile, David remains in peril, finding safety at Pope and Associates; Olivia and Jake move beyond flirting; and Cyrus desperately tries to get back on Fitz's good side.

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Episode 18

Molly, You in Danger, Girl

Thu, Apr 4, 2013 60 mins

Olivia's team look for a mistake in one of their old cases, realizing an error could put them in grave danger. Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake's relationship progresses; and Fitz and Mellie's marriage hits a new low point.

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Episode 19

Seven Fifty-Two

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 60 mins

Details from Huck's background are disclosed. Meanwhile, Olivia and Fitz have an intense conversation and aren't careful about whether they're being watched; Cyrus grows suspicious of Jake; and Mellie makes a choice that could have severe repercussions.

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Episode 20

A Woman Scorned

Thu, May 2, 2013 60 mins

The mole investigation leads to a surprising finding. Meanwhile, Fitz wants Jake to keep safeguarding Olivia; and Mellie's actions force Cyrus to deal with crisis management.

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Episode 21

Any Questions?

Thu, May 9, 2013 60 mins

A major crisis rocks the White House, and Cyrus is caught in the middle of it. Elsewhere, Olivia and her team are the victims of a shocking betrayal.

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Episode 22

White Hat's Back On

Thu, May 16, 2013 60 mins

In the second-season finale, Olivia's team members are in peril as the mole's real identity is about to surface. Meanwhile, Cyrus has trouble managing the pressure of the most recent White House crisis.

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