Scandal (2013 - 2014)


Season 3
Scandal

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Scandal finds its footing in season three, allowing its characters to blossom and providing the kind of intrigue that makes serialized television so addictive.

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Critic Ratings: 22

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 3, 2013

An unexpected allegiance is formed as Pope & Associates and the White House face their biggest scandal; Olivia learns what her father is capable of.

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Air date: Oct 10, 2013

Flashbacks reveal more about Olivia's relationship with her father; the White House and Pope & Associates work to clean up the mess they created.

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Air date: Oct 17, 2013

A mother from the Midwest hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions; Mellie and Fitz confess their true feelings.

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Air date: Oct 24, 2013

During a struggle to find clients, Pope & Associates agree to work with a philandering senator who has taken explicit photos of himself; Mellie ends up in a scandal of her own with a congresswoman (Lisa Kudrow).

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Air date: Oct 31, 2013

The team investigates Rep. Josie Marcus; Olivia and Mellie encounter each other at the White House Correspondents' Dinner; Jake and Huck close in on the truth about Operation Remington.

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Air date: Nov 7, 2013

Olivia faces a decision that will affect her White House relationships; Harrison's loyalty is tested; Cyrus and Mellie scheme against Josie Marcus while the team works with her.

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Air date: Nov 14, 2013

In hope of recovering from public backlash, Mellie does a hard-hitting news interview; as Huck pushes Quinn away, her bloodlust threatens to put her in danger.

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Air date: Nov 21, 2013

Olivia and the team must manage a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign while investigating Operation Remington; Cyrus tries to take down Sally.

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Air date: Dec 5, 2013

Loyalties and relationships are tested as the team gets closer to the truth; Cyrus realizes he may have gone too far.

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Air date: Dec 12, 2013

Everyone struggles to face the consequences of their actions now that the truth has been revealed.

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Kerry Washington
Olivia Pope

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Harrison Wright

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Guillermo Díaz
Huck

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Darby Stanchfield
Abby Whelan

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Katie Lowes
Quinn Perkins

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Tony Goldwyn
President Fitzgerald Grant

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Jeff Perry
Cyrus Beene

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Bellamy Young
Mellie Grant

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Joshua Malina
David Rosen

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Scott Foley
Captain Jacob "Jake" Ballard

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Joe Morton
Rowan

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Khandi Alexander
Maya Lewis

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Kate Burton
Vice President Sally Langston

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Dan Bucatinsky
James Novak

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George Newbern
Charlie

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Jack Coleman
Daniel Douglas Langston

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Brian Letscher
Tom

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Jon Tenney
Governor Andrew Nichols

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Sharmila Devar
Lauren Wellman

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Paul Adelstein
Leo Bergen

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Shonda Rhimes
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Betsy Beers
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Critic Reviews for Scandal: Season 3

Audience Reviews for Scandal: Season 3

  • Feb 01, 2017
    Scandal finds its footing in season three, allowing its characters to blossom and it shocks without skimping on story and characters.
  • Apr 29, 2016
    That's it I give up... How this thing is making it to its 5th season is beyond me. Somebody must have told the director that sex, blood and screaming sells and she applied it to the letter. It's set like clockwork: stupid dialogue, sex, crazy twists, sex, people shouting for no reason, sex, people getting killed for no reason, sex, stupid dialogue... As for the actors I don't know if the bad overacting is innate or imposed but it felt like they were going to dramatize the act of taking a piss any second : "Fitz, this needs to stop right now! I have to leave you, even if you're the master command of the free world!! Oh kumbaya my lord!!! I have to go, I have no choice, I have drunk too much ice tea and need to pee ASAP!! We must take a rain check on this super secret meeting!!!!"
  • Sep 29, 2015
    Advertised as a political Thriller, this is more like a Political Soap Opera. Annoyingly verbose, almost all characters speak exactly the same, the President of the US rarely stops behaving like an infatuated teenager (Literally, at some point I had to fastforward the redundant pseudo-love scenes between Olivia and Fitz)... There is an interesting story or corruption and intrigue running behind the heavy melodrama, but it remains behind from beginning to end. Oh, and the patriotism...! Don't you hate any narrative which repeats over and over that the US president is the leader of the 'free world'? Obnoxious!
  • Apr 03, 2015
    Although sometimes I am entertained by it , It's hard to watch this show.KW overact all the time as super Olivia Pope.The whole plot, a president behaving as a teen in love is hard to swallow...The best surprise is Scott Foley, seriously handsome!
  • Aug 07, 2014
    I love this season 3. I want Fitz to bust with jealousy in season 4.
  • Aug 04, 2014
    Scandal is an exciting thrill! The actors are amazing especially Kerry Washington. The plot of the movie is great and each episode leaves you with question and extreme curiosity. This is the best show of the decade.
  • Jun 29, 2014
    Actually the worst season of TV I've seen. And I liked the first 2 seasons.
  • Jun 08, 2014
    love this show, if they'd kill off 'over acting, too much hand acting" nellie & it would be even better-that and lose the slow repeat of the big line-THE-SLOW--REPEAT--OF--THE--BIG--LINE!!!!! we'd be golden
  • Jun 06, 2014
    The first 10 episodes were fantastic and the finale was very good...so wtf happened in between? With the way the finale ended, I'm hoping Season 4 does something completely fresh and new.
  • May 16, 2014
    Oh, Scandal, you are so addicting. Thank you for the plot twists that keep us on the edges of our seats. Cannot wait for season 4.

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