Scandal: Season 3 (2013 - 2014)

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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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Episodes

1
Air date: Oct 3, 2013
2
Air date: Oct 10, 2013
3
Air date: Oct 17, 2013
4
Air date: Oct 24, 2013
5
Air date: Oct 31, 2013
6
Air date: Nov 7, 2013
7
Air date: Nov 14, 2013
8
Air date: Nov 21, 2013
9
Air date: Dec 5, 2013
10
Air date: Dec 12, 2013
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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).

Cast

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
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 (21) | Top Critics (12)

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

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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There's no doubt that Scandal is immensely watchable and entertaining. Even the poorly constructed episodes, like this one, are fun to sit through because of the world and characters that Shonda Rhimes has brought to life.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Scandal's third season finale did just about everything right.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If you were playing any kind of Scandal drinking game last night, you have my sympathy this morning.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Quick, someone find us an inhaler because we're still having trouble breathing after Scandal's season three premiere.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the night's biggest surprises arrives right out of the gate.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Both Olivia and Fitz look to be suffering from the world's worst case of cabin fever, and cabin fever is as good a metaphor as any for the show these days.

Jun 26, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Show creator Shonda Rhimes is a genius when it comes to letting out snippets of information.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

[It's] all potent, powerful stuff. We just needed to wade through a somewhat stilted first half of the episode to get to it all.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

These machinations and revelations are so intricate that it takes an incredibly strong performer like Kerry Washington to lead us through them.

May 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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