Scandal: Season 5 (2015 - 2016)


Season 5
Scandal

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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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Critic Ratings: 20

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User Ratings: 130

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 24, 2015

Olivia and Fitz enjoy their time together, while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck live with the aftermath of aiding Command; Olivia helps the visiting Queen of Caldonia and her family when they experience a tragedy.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2015

A new case takes Olivia out of D.C. and away from Fitz; Abby receives unexpected guidance as she struggles to catch a break.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2015

Olivia and Fitz face big consequences; Mellie enlists an old friend to ensure she gets her way; Abby shows Olivia she is capable of working at the White House.

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Air date: Oct 15, 2015

Jake crosses paths with someone unexpected; Huck and Quinn call in help to deal with the media storm around Olivia; Fitz discovers the price of mercy.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2015

Olivia turns to a surprising source for help; Cyrus and Mellie continue their manipulations from the sidelines; Jake deals with a ghost from the past.

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Air date: Oct 29, 2015

Fitz and Olivia consider a plan that may jettison their troubles; Mellie faces questions about her troubled marriage; the gladiators defend Olivia; Susan Ross asks David for advice.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2015

Fitz makes a shocking discovery as he tries to win back the American people; Olivia is preoccupied by her own secrets; Elizabeth focuses on a new agenda.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2015

Olivia relies on her instincts when a guest at the White House reveals powerful intel; Fitz negotiates a historic peace deal; Jake needs Huck's help to get closer to his target; Cyrus is shut out of the inner circle.

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Air date: Nov 19, 2015

Olivia is frustrated as she takes on more responsibilities at the White House; Mellie displays her power; Huck and Jake search for Rowan.

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Air date: Feb 11, 2016

Six months after the demise of Olivia and Fitz's relationship, they deal with being single in very different ways; a case at Pope and Associates could lead to a national crisis.

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Cast & Crew

Kerry Washington
Olivia Pope

Actor
Guillermo Díaz
Huck

Actor
Darby Stanchfield
Abby Whelan

Actor
Katie Lowes
Quinn Perkins

Actor
Tony Goldwyn
President Fitzgerald Grant

Actor
Jeff Perry
Cyrus

Actor
Bellamy Young
First lady Mellie Grant

Actor
Joshua Malina
David Rosen

Actor
Scott Foley
Jake Ballard

Actor
Portia de Rossi
Elizabeth North

Actor
Cornelius Smith Jr.
Marcus Walker

Actor
Joe Morton
Rowan

Guest Star
Rose Abdoo
Senator Linda Moskowitz

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Paul Adelstein
Leo Bergen

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Artemis Pebdani
Susan Ross

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George Newbern
Charlie

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Jay Jackson
Mike Waters

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Josh Brener
Gavin Price

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Molly Baker
Rachel Moss

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Dearbhla Molloy
Queen Isabel of Caledonia

Guest Star
Shonda Rhimes
Executive Producer
Betsy Beers
Executive Producer
Mark Wilding
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Scandal: Season 5

Audience Reviews for Scandal: Season 5

  • Aug 25, 2019
    The show is decent but absurd. I don't mind scandals and all the drama and sex. The characters are all great, well except for one. And sadly thats the main one, Olivia Pope. She is an awful character that is insanely spoiled and out of touch with reality. Yeah they all belong in jail at some point, but Olivia belongs there and needs to answer for her sins more than anyone. I hate when shows make the main character always right and have the character be absolved of their crimes. She has no "white hat" and it's terrible when the writers act like she does. So it's sad that the main character ruined this show.
  • Jan 07, 2019
    Excelente es muy excelente
  • May 15, 2017
    THIS SHOW SUCKS NOW. ALL THE CHARACTERS HAS NO MIND AT ALL. THERE IS NO REAL STORY OR CONFLICT. OLIVIA IS THE WORST CHARACTER IVE EVER WATCHED. CAN NOT BELIEVE THEY CONTINUED AFTER THIS SEASON. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME THE WRITERS RUINED THIS BEYOND REPAIR. NO STORY LINE NO REALNESS IN CHARACTERS AT ALL.
  • May 01, 2017
    Scandal is just running out of time and keeps reusing tropes and previous storylines.
  • Sep 18, 2016
    A show that did not disappoint. Shonda Rhimes really tells a story around a bonfire of millions of people about the nation that she's building. Outstanding performance for Kerry and my all time favorite character - Huck.
  • Aug 21, 2016
    Needs to go back to Basics. OPA was basically Non-Existent. To much focus on the White House, and Presidential Campaigns
  • May 28, 2016
    Didn't like this season it was a bit much and they kept flip-flopping the entire season :/
  • May 21, 2016
    Thank you, Scandal, for being brave enough to dump Olitz and return to your 'gladiating' roots and turn it up into ruthless kingmaking.
  • Nov 27, 2015
    I do believe I'm over scandal..it has become redundant and so freaking stupid!!! I am going to have to pull the plug..I mean wow..
  • Oct 23, 2015
    complete crap, compared to prior seasons. Needs to end.

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