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The Best Scandal Episodes 

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List of the best Scandal episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope in this political drama created by Shonda Rhimes. One of the best black TV shows currently on air, Scandal is also filled with many fun facts you probably didn't know. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Scandal episodes of all time are. Fans of Scandal are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

List includes "The Trail," "White Hat's Off," and more. What is the best Scandal episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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Happy Birthday, Mr. Pres... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Happy Birthday, Mr. President Episode: 8, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Dec 06 2012

A national tragedy forces Olivia to return to work at the White House. Meanwhile, we learn more about the first few days of Fitz's presidency.
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The Trail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Trail Episode: 6, Season: Scandal - Season 1

Original Airing: May 10 2012

As Gideon investigates Amanda Tanner's past, a series of events from the past reveal the contentious primary race between Fitzgerald Grant and Sally Langston, Olivia's first meeting with Grant ...more
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Vermont is for Lovers, T... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Vermont is for Lovers, Too Episode: 8, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 21 2013

"Vermont is for Lovers, Too" is the eighth episode of the third season of Scandal. It premiered on November 21, 2013 in the U.S.
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A Criminal, a Whore, an ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar Episode: 11, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 17 2013

Changes continue to rock the White House, as we also flashback to learn more about the rigged election. Meanwhile, things get heated between Olivia and Edison after he makes a shocking
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Seven Fifty-Two is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Seven Fifty-Two Episode: 19, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Apr 25 2013

While Olivia engages in an emotion-filled conversation with Fitz, her team works to help one of their own. Cyrus becomes skeptic towards his husband and Mellie is near to bringing the white ...more
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Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Sweet Baby Episode: 1, Season: Scandal - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 05 2012

Olivia hires Quinn Perkins; On Quinn Perkins' first day, she is given the task of of dealing with a woman's accusation against the President of the United States. Meanwhile, Pope & ...more
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A Woman Scorned is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
A Woman Scorned Episode: 20, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: May 02 2013

The team continue their investigation into the mole and make a shocking discovery in the process. Meanwhile Fitz orders Jake to continue to protect Olivia, who is still very much in danger, and ...more
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Everything's Coming up M... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Everything's Coming up Mellie Episode: 7, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 14 2013

"Everything's Coming Up Mellie" is the seventh episode of the third season of Scandal. It premiered on November 14, 2013 in the U.S.
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Scandal Season 3 Episode... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Price of Free and Fair Election Episode: 18, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: 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.
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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Defiance Episode: 7, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 29 2012

Harrison leads the team in managing a billionaire businessman who seems to have lost his sanity; meanwhile, Olivia and the White House prepare to celebrate the President's 50th birthday, as ...more
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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington Episode: 3, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: 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.
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White Hat's Off is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
White Hat's Off Episode: 1, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Sep 27 2012

In the Season 2 opener, Quinn's true identity is disclosed to the team. Meanwhile, Mellie and Cyrus make a live TV interview awkward for Fitz; and a senator fears a personal matter is about to ...more
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Scandal Season 3 Episode... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Episode: 14, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: 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.
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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Other Woman Episode: 2, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 04 2012

An act of infidelity gets a public figure in trouble. Meanwhile, Cyrus and Fitz face a foreign-policy crisis; Olivia continues to deal with the consequences of a shocking judicial verdict; and ...more
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Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Spies Like Us Episode: 6, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Nov 15 2012

Olivia receives an anonymous letter containing a coded warning which could expose Huck's dark past. Meanwhile another Pope & Associates secret has already been exposed and Olivia asks ...more
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It's Handled is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
It's Handled Episode: 1, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 03 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 ...more
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Snake in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Snake in the Garden Episode: 17, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Mar 28 2013

Snake in the Garden is the seventeenth episode of the second season of Scandal. It premiered on March 28, 2013 in the U.S. The episode marks the first appearance of Joe Morton and the first ...more
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Grant: For the People is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Grant: For the People Episode: 7, Season: Scandal - Season 1

Original Airing: May 17 2012

When Quinn finds herself in a tragic and compromising position, Olivia and the team rush to her side; all the while, a reluctant Cyrus must turn to Olivia when Billy Chambers makes an ...more
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Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Truth or Consequences Episode: 12, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Jan 31 2013

After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the "Gladiators in Suits" realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia may not always wear the white hat. Meanwhile, ...more
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Nobody Likes Babies is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Nobody Likes Babies Episode: 13, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Feb 07 2013

Nobody Likes Babies is the thirteenth episode of the second season of Scandal. It premiered on February 7, 2013 in the U.S. The episode marks the end of the original 13 episode order producer ...more
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Hunting Season is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Hunting Season Episode: 3, Season: Scandal - Season 2

Original Airing: Oct 18 2012

A paranoid government official drops a bombshell on Pope & Associates and even Olivia is caught off-guard with how high up this Scandal goes. Back at the office, unresolved questions about ...more
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The Lawn Chair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 4 Episode 14: A tragic event causes national debate.
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Icarus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Icarus Episode: 6, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: Nov 07 2013

Olivia must make a very important decision that will affect all of her relationships in the White House, and Harrison's allegiance to the Gladiators is tested. Meanwhile, the team continues to ...more
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Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Enemy of the State Episode: 4, Season: Scandal - Season 1

Original Airing: Apr 26 2012

After the Amanda Tanner case takes a shocking turn, one-time friends Olivia and Cyrus take heated, opposing viewpoints, and Cyrus tries to help in investigating the personal lives of Olivia and ...more
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More Cattle, Less Bull ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
More Cattle, Less Bull Episode: 5, Season: Scandal - Season 3

Original Airing: Oct 31 2013

The team investigates Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus, while Olivia and Mellie have a surprising run-in during the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck get closer ...more