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Scandal: Season 2 (2012-2013)




Critic Consensus: Owning its soap-like sensibilities, Scandal creates enticingly addictive narratives, with surprising twists and fascinatingly damaged characters.


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As the second series 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.


Kerry Washington
as Olivia Pope
Columbus Short
as Harrison Wright
Darby Stanchfield
as Abby Whelan
Tony Goldwyn
as President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Katie Lowes
as Quinn Perkins
Jeff Perry
as Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina
as David Rosen
Bellamy Young
as Mellie Grant
Gregg Henry
as Hollis Doyle
Norm Lewis
as Edison Davis
Scott Foley
as Jacob "Jake" Ballard, Jake Weston
Kurt Fuller
as Grayden Osbourne
Wendy Davis
as Kimberly Mitchell
Kate Burton
as Vice President Sally Langston
Joe Holt
as Defense Secretary
Lisa Edelstein
as Sarah Stanner
Steven W. Bailey
as Noah Elliot
Cullen Douglas
as Steve Doherty
Patrick Fischler
as Arthur "Artie" Hornbacher
Jackson Hurst
as Senator Jacob Shaw
Jay Karnes
as Phil Stanner
Eric Mabius
as Peter Caldwell
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
Virginia Louise Smith
as Secretary of State
Kristin Carey
as Brooke Foster
James Urbaniak
as Michael Sylva
Sam Page
as Will Caldwell
Elise Neal
as Joanne
Stephen Hornyak
as Gary Olverman
Ann Cusack
as Corinne Stark
Mandalynn Carlson
as Annie Stanner
Pilar Holland
as Jennifer Price
Tom Amandes
as Governor Reston
Lisa Sheridan
as Marion Caldwell
Adam Shapiro
as Jesse Tyler
Warren Thomas
as Pastor Drake
Brenda Strong
as Joan Reston
Liz Torrres
as Federal Judge
Stephen Collins
as Reed Wallace
Adria Tennor
as Brenda Swan
April D. Parker
as Andie Russell
April Parker-Jones
as Andie Russell
Audrey Wasilewski
as Alison Becker
William C. Mitchell
as Capt. Bill Sundstrom
Sam Anderson
as Sherman
Charles C. Stevenson Jr.
as Judge Milton Kalev
Peter Mackenzie
as Brad Loeb
Jason Dechert
as Matt Turner
Maura Soden
as Psychologist
Jesse D. Goins
as Chief Justice
Stephen Hart
as Bureaucrat
Creighton James
as Alexander Lavich
Tiffany Jeneen
as Postal Worker
Bruno Amato
as Stonemason Lonnie
Mona Mira
as Staffer
Mark D. Espinoza
as Chairman of Joint Chiefs
Liz Loza
as Young Female Reporter
Roberto Montesinos
as Painter Jerry
Ron Ostrow
as Sarnoff
Scott Roe
as Secret Service Agent No. 1
Al Carabello
as Parking Valet
Ajay Vidure
as Young Male Reporter
Barry Levy
as Secret Service Agent No. 2
Keith Sellon-Wright
as Garrett Cole
Brice Williams
as Doctor No. 1
Meghan Maureen McDonough
as Older Female Reporter
Jay Jackson
as Local News Anchor
Sharon Battle
as Doctor No. 2
Michelle Wong
as Scene Reporter
Tyrees Allen
as Dr. Carroll
Jack Guzman
as Secret Service Agent
Vyvy Nguyen
as Hostess
Keli Daniels
as Cable News Anchor
Kavita Patil
as Doctor No. 4
Nichelle Hines
as Reporter Ashley
Fred Ochs
as AA Leader
Kevin Ashworth
as Reporter Bill
Jocelyn Ayanna
as Prayer Leader
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Critic Reviews for Scandal: Season 2

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Obviously this isn't The West Wing. It's lighter, smaller-West Condo!-but still a pleasure.

October 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Ditching the boring procedural element that defined much of its shortened first season, Shonda Rhimes's D.C.-set serial went full-on soap in Season 2 and improved immeasurably for it.

September 3, 2013 | Full Review…

It seems that what we think will be the end of a story arc is really just the beginning of a much larger tale.

September 27, 2012 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Rhimes keeps the plot twists and turns coming in each intriguing episode.

January 31, 2014 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Nearly all of the major characters are fascinatingly screwed up.

May 17, 2013 | Full Review…

It has that elusive, alchemical magic that those in the industry spend their lives chasing and the more it supplies, the greater the craving for it becomes.

July 4, 2013 | Full Review…
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