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Scandal: Season 5 (2015-2016)




Critic Consensus: Increased pressure on a key couple brings heightened stakes and more exciting twists to Scandal's action-packed, consistently gripping fifth season.


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As the fifth season of this political drama unfolds, Olivia (Kerry Washington) and Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) have reunited romantically, and Mellie (Bellamy Young) eventually signs Fitz's divorce papers. However, Olivia grows increasingly uncomfortable when she's saddled with the type of tasks that are normally assigned to a First Lady. Meanwhile, Abby (Darby Stanchfield) proves to Olivia that she's fully capable of working in the White House, but she's displeased with duties that make her feel like Fitz's work wife. As the women keep taking on new roles, Mellie decides to tackle yet another one and runs for president of the United States.


Kerry Washington
as Olivia Pope
Darby Stanchfield
as Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes
as Quinn Perkins
Tony Goldwyn
as President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Jeff Perry
as Cyrus Beene
Bellamy Young
as Mellie Grant
Joshua Malina
as David Rosen
Scott Foley
as Jacob "Jake" Ballard
Portia de Rossi
as Elizabeth North
Cornelius Smith Jr.
as Marcus Walker
Joe Morton
as Eli Pope
Artemis Pebdani
as Susan Ross
Gregg Henry
as Hollis Doyle
Norm Lewis
as Edison Davis
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Critic Reviews for Scandal: Season 5

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

Sally Langston's talk show continues to be one of the best parts of the show. Best quote: "He's inviting us to skip with him down the road to Sodom and Gomorrah."

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

FINALLY, Scandal is back. So wrap yourself in that wine cardigan and make yourself a big bowl of popcorn. It's handled.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

If tonight's action-packed season premiere is any indication, we're in for some heavy-duty - and most welcome - gladiating in the weeks to come.

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together.

November 9, 2015 | Full Review…

Alas, my feelings are meh.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

I'm cautiously optimistic that the powers that be at Scandal spent the summer trying to put the wheels back on the bus. There were a few good set-ups in this episode, but it remains to be seen whether Scandal will make good use of them.

September 25, 2015 | Full Review…

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