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List Rules Best Scandal episodes, no matter how popular they are.

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. President is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Happy Birthday, Mr. President 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 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, Too is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Vermont is for Lovers, Too 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 Idiot ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar 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 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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A Woman Scorned is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
A Woman Scorned 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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Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Sweet Baby 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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Scandal Season 3 Episode 18 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Price of Free and Fair Election 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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Everything's Coming up Mellie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Everything's Coming up Mellie 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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White Hat's Off is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
White Hat's Off 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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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington 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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Scandal Season 3 Episode 14 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Defiance 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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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Other Woman 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 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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Snake in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Snake in the Garden 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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It's Handled is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
It's Handled 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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Grant: For the People is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Grant: For the People 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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Nobody Likes Babies is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Nobody Likes Babies 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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Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Truth or Consequences 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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Hunting Season is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Hunting Season 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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Icarus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Icarus 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) 23 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Enemy of the State 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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All Roads Lead to Fitz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
All Roads Lead to Fitz Nov 08 2012 - When the wife of a governor is raped, the governor takes the law into his own hands and then asks Olivia and her team to come in and clean up his mess. Meanwhile, both Cyrus and the President ...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 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

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Top of the Hour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Top of the Hour Feb 28 2013 - Olivia finds herself in the middle of a media storm, but this time she's on the opposing side of the oval office when Fitz's pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in a torrid affair with ...more

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Molly, You in Danger, Girl is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Molly, You in Danger, Girl Apr 04 2013 - "Molly, You in Danger Girl" is the eighteenth episode of the second season of Scandal. It premiered on April 4, 2013 in the U.S.

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Any Questions? is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Any Questions? May 09 2013 - The White House is in the middle of its biggest scandal to date and Cyrus is in the eye of the storm. Meanwhile, someone close to Olivia betrays her and the team.

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Say Hello to My Little Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Say Hello to My Little Friends Oct 24 2013 - "Say Hello to My Little Friend" is the fourth episode of the third season of the American television series Scandal. It premiered on October 24, 2013 on ABC. The episode was the first ...more

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Transfer of Power is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Transfer of Power Season 6 Episode 16: Fitz makes changes during his final days in office.

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The Decision is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Decision Season 6 Episode 10: Olivia wonders how different her life could be.

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Blown Away is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Blown Away Dec 13 2012 - While working in the White House, Olivia helps Vice President Sally Langston; Cyrus stumbles across the truth about James's secret investigation; and one of Olivia's associates struggles to come ...more

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Where's the Black Lady? is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Where's the Black Lady? Season 4 Episode 11: Olivia is still missing.

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Buckle Up is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Buckle Up Season 5 Episode 19: A spin war erupts between Abby and Olivia.

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Survival of the Fittest is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Survival of the Fittest Season 6 Episode 1: The presidential election results are announced.

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Hardball is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Hardball Season 6 Episode 2: Fitz and Abby are faced with a national crisis.

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First Lady Sings the Blues is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
First Lady Sings the Blues Season 4 Episode 20: In the White House, Mellie is mortified when the nation turns against her.

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The Lawn Chair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Lawn Chair Season 4 Episode 14: A tragic event causes national debate.

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We Do Not Touch the First Ladi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
We Do Not Touch the First Ladies Season 3 Episode 12: Fitz faces a harsh reality when old feelings arise at an event.

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A Few Good Women is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
A Few Good Women Season 4 Episode 21: V.P. Ross continues to cause trouble for the Grant Administration.

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Trojan Horse is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Trojan Horse Season 6 Episode 11: Olivia and team are determined to bring down Peus.

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Mercy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Mercy Season 6 Episode 12: The White House goes on lockdown.

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The Box is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
The Box Season 6 Episode 13: Jake tries to manipulate the Mystery Woman.

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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Lost Girls Season 7 Episode 4: Mellie prepares for the upcoming nuclear summit.

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Everything's Coming Up Mel... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Everything's Coming Up Mellie Season 3 Episode 7: Mellie hopes to recover from public backlash with a hard-hitting interview.

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Tick, Tock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Tick, Tock Season 6 Episode 15: Olivia takes a big risk to ensure Mellie's safety.

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Head Games is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Head Games Season 6 Episode 14: Outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy.

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Baby, It's Cold Outside is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Baby, It's Cold Outside Season 5 Episode 9: Olivia feels the stress of the White House.

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Adventures in Babysitting is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Adventures in Babysitting Season 7 Episode 5: The White House fights to declare war in Bashran.

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Till Death Do Us Part is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Till Death Do Us Part Season 5 Episode 18: Olivia learns what Jake and Rowan are plotting.