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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

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In Memoriam: Characters We've Lost on "Scandal"

As we approach the final season of "Scandal," we pay tribute to the many characters we've lost throughout the series. Major spoilers ahead!

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Series cast summary:
Kerry Washington ...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Darby Stanchfield ...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Katie Lowes ...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Guillermo Díaz ...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Jeff Perry ...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Joshua Malina ...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Bellamy Young ...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Tony Goldwyn ...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
Scott Foley ...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
Joe Morton ...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
George Newbern ...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
Cornelius Smith Jr. ...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018
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When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

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USA

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English

Release Date:

5 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Skandal See more »

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Shondaland,ABC Studios See more »
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16:9 HD
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Cheesy Soap Opera Ripped Off From Brit's House of Cards
6 September 2015 | by fritz-129See all my reviews

The English writing and acting in the original House of Cards was excellent. The American take, except for the superb presence of Kevin Spacey, was a cardboard cut-out of the original.

Scandal is another serious step down into soapoperaland. The blatant, clumsy plagiarism of the Michael Dobbs creation should be in court.

Kerry Washington has the acting range of a statue and the premise fads quickly into the daytime soap milieu. Scandal goes from the corny to the ridiculous and on to the absurd in short order.

The undignified treatment of the US Presidency is offensive. The Brits conveyed the cold ruthlessness of power. Scandal is a patronizing joke.

For those with IQs above room temperature, do not waste your valuable time.


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