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Scandal: Enemy Of The State

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 her associates. Meanwhile Olivia and her team help a dictator locate his wife and children who have been allegedly kidnapped, and Quinn goes out with a reporter seeking information.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Airdate: Thursday April 26th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

AU (Seven) Nov 05, 2012
UK (sky LIVING) Nov 15, 2012

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As Mellie Grant
Brendan HinesBrendan Hines
As Gideon Wallace
Dan BucatinskyDan Bucatinsky
As James
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As David Rosen
Liza WeilLiza Weil
As Amanda Tanner
Matt LetscherMatt Letscher
As Billy Chambers
José ZúñigaJosé Zúñiga
As General Florez
Leland OrserLeland Orser
As Sanders
Valerie CruzValerie Cruz
As Carolina
Main Cast
Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington
As Olivia Pope
Darby StanchfieldDarby Stanchfield
As Abby Whelan
Katie LowesKatie Lowes
As Quinn Perkins / Lindsay Dwyer
Tony GoldwynTony Goldwyn
As President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Cyrus Beene
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Harrison Wright
Henry Ian CusickHenry Ian Cusick
As Stephen Finch


The episode begins with Quinn being woken up by a loud banging at the door of Olivia’s office. Meanwhile Olivia is at home, and she opens the door to Stephen, who is there with a bottle of wine. She takes the bottle and goes in, once inside, Olivia beings sobbing. Stephen tries consoling her. Olivia is visibly disturbed by something. She tells Stephen that, Amanda is pregnant with the president’s baby. Meanwhile, Quinn calls up Olivia. Quinn tells her there is an army at her office, and that she should come quickly. At the office Olivia finds out that the army is of a South American dictator, who is there to meet her. The dictator is a sworn enemy of the United States. ..

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