Scandal: Season 6 (2017)


Season 6

Critics Consensus

As shocking and thrilling as ever, Scandal eases into its sixth season with as much confidence as Olivia Pope herself.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 116
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Air date: Jan 26, 2017
Air date: Feb 2, 2017
Air date: Feb 9, 2017
Air date: Feb 16, 2017
Air date: Mar 9, 2017
Air date: Mar 16, 2017
Air date: Mar 23, 2017
Air date: Mar 30, 2017
Air date: Apr 6, 2017
Air date: Apr 13, 2017
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Season 6 of the drama series opens with the results of the presidential election: Francisco Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) won, and Mellie (Bellamy Young) has to concede; when the President Elect is assassinated, it's up to Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) to appoint his successor. When Olivia (Kerry Washington) starts suspecting Cyrus (Jeff Perry) of being responsible for the assassination, she starts investigating and finds more secrets and lies that involve Jake (Scott Foley), which might put her in danger. As the season progresses, Rowan (Joe Morton) proves to be an ally to the firm when he reveals that they might have a traitor among them.


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
Joshua Malina
as David Rosen
Bellamy Young
as Mellie Grant
Scott Foley
as Jacob "Jake" Ballard
Portia de Rossi
as Elizabeth North
Joe Morton
as Eli Pope
Ricardo Antonio Chavira
as Francisco Vargas
Saycon Sengbloh
as Angela Webster
Kate Burton
as Sally Langston
Laila Ayad
as Charlotte
Tessie Santiago
as Luna Vargas
Larry Sullivan
as McClintock
Lorrie Odom
as Harriett
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Critic Reviews for Scandal Season 6

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

No amount of popcorn and red wine could help fans cope with the wild return of Scandal - clearly, Shonda Rhimes was coming for Us harder than Olivia Pope is now coming for Cyrus Beene.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans will love the sixth season opener. Prepare to be shocked. This is Scandal, after all.

Jan 26, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was floored by the revelation that Luna was involved in all of the drama. Seriously, this show has got to stop with these crazy twists. They shock me to the core.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the United States of Beene now, and that's absolutely terrifying.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

Nary an inch of scenery went unchewed during Thursday's Scandal as Olivia and her fellow Gladiators sought retribution against Rowan.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Scandal has returned for its sixth season and with it come several massive bombshells.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

If so, one thing's for sure: Olivia's gonna be maaaaaaad.

Nov 6, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Scandal is back with, well, a bang.

Jun 21, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This was an excellent episode that really got me excited about the upcoming season.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Where we are now... could give us one of the best Scandal seasons yet.

Jun 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Scandal: Season 6

  • Jun 12, 2017
    Too bad Scandal will soon close its crazy book after what seems to be a brilliant second wind.
  • May 18, 2017
    Season 6 is worst season ever Ridiculous Don't care what happens New writers?
  • May 04, 2017
    i wonder why the rest of the audience didnt enjoy it, its dramatic like them.
  • Apr 27, 2017
    WTF??? 100% end of season is so stupid and candy that I bearly stand it in pain waiting for worse...good luck when You are makeing only profit F*** morons and editors and of course producers
  • Apr 24, 2017
    Scandal has taken a step back, and now it has started over with the best plot since season 3.
  • Apr 14, 2017
    This show has gone downhill.
  • Apr 04, 2017
    Despite a possibly intriguing story,scandal goes further downhill and makes me wonder how characters I use to love are now boring. The only episode worth seeing is the Decision,only because it concept is interesting and it makes me wish that scandal took this direction.
  • Jan 28, 2017
    Scandal is slowly regaining its qualities that made it great and thrilling!! Don't forget to tune in! #scandal100

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