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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.


Air date: Sep 27, 2012
Air date: Oct 4, 2012
Air date: Oct 18, 2012
Air date: Oct 25, 2012
Air date: Nov 8, 2012
Air date: Nov 15, 2012
Air date: Nov 29, 2012
Air date: Dec 6, 2012
Air date: Dec 13, 2012
Air date: Jan 10, 2013
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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 … More

Genre: Drama
Network: ABC
Premiere Date: Sep 27, 2012
Executive Producers: , ,
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Kerry Washington
as Olivia Pope
Columbus Short
as Harrison Wright
Darby Stanchfield
as Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes
as Quinn Perkins
Tony Goldwyn
as President Fitzgerald...
Lisa Edelstein
as Sarah Stanner
Jeff Perry
as Cyrus Beene
Bellamy Young
as Mellie Grant
Joshua Malina
as David Rosen
Patrick Fischler
as Arthur "Artie" Hornb...
Jackson Hurst
as Senator Jacob Shaw
Scott Foley
as Jacob "Jake" Ballard...
Kurt Fuller
as Grayden Osbourne
Jay Karnes
as Phil Stanner
Jimmy Kimmel
as Himself
Eric Mabius
as Peter Caldwell
Wendy Davis
as Kimberly Mitchell
James Urbaniak
as Michael Sylva
Kate Burton
as Vice President Sally...
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
Norm Lewis
as Edison Davis
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
Gregg Henry
as Hollis Doyle
William C. Mitchell
as Capt. Bill Sundstrom
Steven W. Bailey
as Noah Elliot
Sam Anderson
as Sherman
Charles C. Stevenson...
as Judge Milton Kalev
Peter Mackenzie
as Brad Loeb
Jason Dechert
as Matt Turner
Maura Soden
as Psychologist
Jesse D. Goins
as Chief Justice
Cullen Douglas
as Steve Doherty
Stephen Hart
as Bureaucrat
Creighton James
as Alexander Lavich
Joe Holt
as Defense Secretary
Tiffany Jeneen
as Postal Worker
Kristin Carey
as Brooke Foster
Bruno Amato
as Stonemason Lonnie
Mona Mira
as Staffer
Mark D. Espinoza
as Chairman of Joint Ch...
Liz Loza
as Young Female Reporte...
Roberto Montesinos
as Painter Jerry
Ron Ostrow
as Sarnoff
Scott Roe
as Secret Service Agent...
Virginia Louise Smit...
as Secretary of State
Al Carabello
as Parking Valet
Ajay Vidure
as Young Male Reporter
Barry Levy
as Secret Service Agent...
Keith Sellon-Wright
as Garrett Cole
Brice Williams
as Doctor No. 1
Meghan Maureen McDon...
as Older Female Reporte...
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 (9) | Top Critics (6)

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

Full Review… | January 31, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 3, 2013
Television Without Pity

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.

Full Review… | July 4, 2013

Nearly all of the major characters are fascinatingly screwed up.

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

Maybe it's more to the point to ask whether this show, full of sex and far-fetched plotlines, will feel more relevant or increasingly irrelevant as the country focuses on the serious business of choosing a real-life president.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
TV Fanatic

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