The BEST Episodes of Scandal (2012)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020
Network: ABC (US)
A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own.
#1 - Transfer of Power
Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired May 18, 2017
As Mellie is being sworn in, the Gladiators find out that there is a traitor standing on the dais and Olivia works to find out who it is.
#2 - A Traitor Among Us
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 23, 2017
After discovering new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas, Olivia makes a shocking decision and asks Huck to complete one of the most difficult tasks yet.
#3 - Survival of the Fittest
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 26, 2017
The election results for the presidential race between Mellie Grant and Francisco Vargas are announced, and the shocking results lead to an explosive outcome.
#4 - The Price of Free and Fair Elections
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 17, 2014
Election Day has arrived and nothing is off limits as the candidates try to capture votes. Meanwhile, Olivia tries to understand Maya's motives and Charlie makes a very surprising move.
#5 - Dead in the Water
Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 6, 2017
It’s a race against the clock when Olivia and OPA’s investigation into the conspiracy puts one of their own in grave danger.
#6 - YOLO
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2013
As the team gets closer to the truth, loyalties are tested and relationships are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, Cyrus has to deal with his own crisis and he realizes that he may have gone too far.
#7 - The Fluffer
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Apr 3, 2014
Abby steps in as Olivia’s proxy and takes on duties at the White House. Meanwhile, the team continues to investigate B613, and someone throws a wrench in Reston’s presidential campaign.
#8 - Vermont is for Lovers, Too
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 21, 2013
Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign. Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn't think of the possible harm he could inflict on himself.
#9 - Flesh and Blood
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 10, 2014
A security breach calls for an all hands on deck situation at OPA. Fitz’s re-election campaign becomes stalled and he considers going against Olivia’s advice. Meanwhile, Adnan and Maya continue to plot their next move.
#10 - The Box
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired May 4, 2017
As the future of the country hangs in the balance, Olivia and Fitz are at odds with Rowan, and Jake employs surprising tactics to manipulate the Mystery Woman.
#11 - No Sun on the Horizon
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Mar 13, 2014
A well prepared Fitz gets thrown a curve ball during the first presidential debate, Olivia receives shocking news and is forced to make an extremely difficult decision, and the gladiators work with a powerful CEO accused of murder. Meanwhile, one dirty little secret could lead to deadly consequences.
#12 - Standing in the Sun
Season 7 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 12, 2018
Cyrus and Jake’s mission to take the White House reaches a new level of deceit when Liv is called to testify against Mellie.
#13 - A Door Marked Exit
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 12, 2013
Now that the truth is out there, things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions.
#14 - Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 17, 2013
A Midwestern mom hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions that lead to a very dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Fitz and Mellie admit their true feelings for each other.
#15 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 20, 2014
Sally sets a meeting with the NRA which sends the White House into a tailspin. Olivia and Huck come to shocking realizations and a surprising person asks for help from Pope and Associates.
#16 - White Hat's Back On
Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 16, 2013
With the identity of the mole now closer than ever, Olivia and her team are in very real danger. Meanwhile, the latest White House scandal pushes Cyrus to his limits.
#17 - Trojan Horse
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 20, 2017
Olivia and the team are determined to bring down Peus, but as the Electoral College vote nears, the fight for power claims another victim.
#18 - Mercy
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 27, 2017
Just when Peus’ iron grip seems inescapable to Olivia and everyone she holds dear, a shocking threat to the White House turns everything on its head.
#19 - Thwack!
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 7, 2016
The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe. Boundaries are pushed and lines are crossed as we find out just how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves.
#20 - That's My Girl
Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired May 12, 2016
As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information that could alter the presidential race entirely.
#21 - Mama Said Knock You Out
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Mar 27, 2014
The Grant children prepare for a live sit down television interview with Fitz and Mellie at the White House. Meanwhile, Adnan looks to Harrison for help and Rowan warns Olivia to stop investigating B613.
#22 - Like Father, Like Daughter
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 16, 2014
Fitz asks Olivia to shut down a situation that could destroy the Grant family’s reputation. Meanwhile, Rowan calls on an old friend to do his dirty work.
#23 - It's Handled
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 3, 2013
With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no one, including Olivia, can stand in his way.
#24 - Crash and Burn
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 3, 2012
After a commercial plane crashes, taking the lives of all onboard, Olivia Pope and her "gladiators-in-suits" must defend the pilot from media and airline accusations; meanwhile, when Amanda Tanner goes missing, Huck calls upon his dark past to find her whereabouts, and Fitz seeks the help of the Vice President in order to pass key legislation despite their icy relationship.
#25 - Head Games
Season 6 - Episode 14 - Aired May 11, 2017
While outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy, the Gladiators question what’s next for OPA, and Jake finally discovers the motivation behind Peus’s and the Mystery Woman’s reign of terror.