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Scandal: Hunting Season

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 Quinn's background create tension amongst the associates. Meanwhile, despite Cyrus' best efforts to keep a lovesick President under control, things still manage to heat up between Fitz and Olivia when Olivia's old flame returns.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x3
Airdate: Thursday October 18th, 2012

Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Matt Byrne

Alternate Airdates:

UK (MORE4) Jul 18, 2013
AU (Seven) Oct 14, 2013

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brenda SongBrenda Song
As Alissa
Brian LetscherBrian Letscher
As Tom
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
As Hollis Doyle
Norm LewisNorm Lewis
As Edison Davis
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Noah Elliot
Stoney WestmorelandStoney Westmoreland
As Hal
Wendy DavisWendy Davis
As Kimberly Mitchell
Ann CusackAnn Cusack
As Corinne Stark
Patrick FischlerPatrick Fischler
As Arthur "Artie" Hornbacher
Peter MacKenziePeter MacKenzie
As Brad Loeb
Main Cast
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As First Lady Melody "Mellie" Grant
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As Assistant U.S. Attorney David Rosen
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Cyrus Rutherford Beene
Tony GoldwynTony Goldwyn
As President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Thomas Grant III
Katie LowesKatie Lowes
As Quinn Perkins / Lindsay Dwyer
Darby StanchfieldDarby Stanchfield
As Abby Whelan
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Harrison Wright
Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington
As Olivia Carolyn Pope


The episode begins with panelists on a news channel criticizing the president for nearly going to war with Sudan, based on faulty intelligence. Olivia is busy watching the telecast. She then calls up the guy on the show, who is criticizing the president. The two as it turns out know each other, and the man who is a senator, asks Olivia if she is ready to work for him. “Good Luck senator” she says and hangs up. Later, Olivia gets into her car and realizes someone is hiding in the backseat. The man ask her not freak out. Someone is following him he says and its freaking him out. The man says he knows Olivia solves problems and he has got some “really really big problems”. ..

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