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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. President is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
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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Sweet Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 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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A Woman Scorned is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Everything's Coming up Mellie is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Scandal Season 3 Episode 18 is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 10 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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White Hat's Off is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Dead in the Water is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 6 Episode 9: Olivia and OPA's investigation puts someone in danger.
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Mercy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 6 Episode 12: The White House goes on lockdown.
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The Box is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 6 Episode 13: Jake tries to manipulate the Mystery Woman.
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Lost Girls is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 7 Episode 4: Mellie prepares for the upcoming nuclear summit.
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Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington is listed (or ranked) 16 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) 17 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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Spies Like Us is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Head Games is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Scandal Episodes
Season 6 Episode 14: Outgoing President Fitz considers his legacy.
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It's Handled is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Snake in the Garden is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Truth or Consequences is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Grant: For the People is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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