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Scandal: White Hat's Off

Quinn's identity is finally revealed, and the more the Pope & Associates team learn about her past, the more they realize she could be their biggest scandal yet. Meanwhile, a senator seeks Olivia's help when his personal life is about to become a public disgrace, and President Fitz is stuck between a rock and hard place when Mellie and Cyrus put him in a very compromising position during a live television interview.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Thursday September 27th, 2012

Director: Tom Verica
Writer: Jenna Bans

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jul 04, 2013
AU (Seven) Sep 30, 2013
DK (Kanal 4) May 27, 2014

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Guest Stars
Gregg Henry
As Hollis Doyle
Wendy Davis
As Kimberly Mitchell
Adria Tennor
As Brenda Swan
Charles C. Stevenson, Jr.
As Judge Milton Kalev
Jackson Hurst
As Senator Jacob Shaw
Jillian Armenante
As Moira O'Donnell
Jimmy Kimmel
As Himself
Liz Torres
As Federal judge
Maura Soden
As psychologist
Pilar Holland
As Jennifer Price
Stephen Hornyak
As Gary Olverman
Main Cast
Kerry Washington
As Olivia Pope
Darby Stanchfield
As Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes
As Quinn Perkins / Lindsay Dwyer
Tony Goldwyn
As President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Jeff Perry
As Cyrus Beene
Bellamy Young
As First Lady Mellie Grant
Joshua Malina
As David Rosen
Columbus Short
As Harrison Wright


The episode begins with the President looking out of the window, while standing in his office. His wife Mellie who is pregnant, discusses what color the nursery walls should be, but the President just isn’t interested. She tells Fitz that, their baby is not just their baby but “America’s baby” and therefore he needs to put on a happy face. Olivia on the other hand is outside a courtroom talking to the media about a female client of hers who has allegedly killed seven people. The woman’s lawyer tells the media that her client Lindsey will be proven innocent. Then it’s shown that, Lindsey is actually Quinn. ..

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