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Scandal: Season 3 (2013-2014)




Critic Consensus: 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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As series 3 of this political drama opens, the affair between Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) threatens to become a full-blown scandal until Cyrus (Jeff Perry) and Olivia's team find a way to spin things. However, other major problems continue to surface, including the dangerous moves made by B613, which is run by Olivia's estranged father, Rowan (Joe Morton); and secrets surrounding the mysterious Operation Remington. Meanwhile, as the presidential election gets underway, Cyrus and Mellie (Bellamy Young) work on Fitz's re-election campaign; Olivia tries to help Congresswoman Josephine Marcus (Lisa Kudrow); and Cyrus attempts to plot the downfall of Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton).


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 "Fitz" Grant
Jeff Perry
as Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina
as David Rosen
Bellamy Young
as Mellie Grant
Scott Foley
as Jacob "Jake" Ballard
Dan Bucatinsky
as James Novak
Kate Burton
as Vice President Sally Langston
Joe Morton
as Rowan Pope
Lisa Kudrow
as Josephine "Josie" Marcus, Josephine Marcus
Patrick St. Esprit
as Peter Foster
Paul Adelstein
as Leo Bergen
Cynthia Stevenson
as Mary Nesbitt
Norm Lewis
as Senator Edison Davis
Mark Moses
as Congressman Jim Struthers
Tom Amandes
as Gov. Samuel Reston
Ernie Hudson
as Commander Randolph Boles
Melora Hardin
as Shelley Meyers
Steven W. Bailey
as Coroner Noah Elliot
Patrick Fabian
as Senator Richard Meyers
Nazanin Boniadi
as Adnan Salif
Jack Coleman
as Daniel Douglas Langston
Samantha Sloyan
as Jeanine Locke
Sally Pressman
as Candace Marcus
Michael B. Silver
as Gavin Mitchell
Aarti Mann
as Agent Laura Kenney
Peter Asle Holden
as William Granville
Peter Holden
as William Granville
Michael C. Mahon
as Billy Joe Lee
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Critic Reviews for Scandal: Season 3

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

Scandal took a hammer to itself and in the process rebooted the show for its potential fourth season.

October 17, 2017 | Full Review…

It was a nice break for the show and a welcome return to the procedural format that the series favored in its first season.

October 26, 2013 | Full Review…

This was an action, drama, and angst filled hour of Scandal. Loved it.

October 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Picking up just 22 minutes from where last season left us clamoring for more, with Olivia Pope's name leaked to the press as President Grant's mistress, Scandal hit the ground running and never looked back.

October 4, 2013 | Full Review…

Is it just me or is Scandal the hottest show anywhere right now? It doesn't matter what time of day it is, someone somewhere seems to be watching Scandal reruns, talking about Scandal reruns, Tweeting about Scandal or buying the latest Scandal fashion...

October 4, 2013 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

I've been saying from the beginning that there was something off about this season, and I'm not sure that I feel entirely comfortable with this finale.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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