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Scandal: Beltway Unbuckled

A DC college student goes missing and her grieving parents come to Pope & Associates for help. Meanwhile David is still investigating the Cytron case and gets help from a very surprising source; and in the White House, Fitz feels the pressure as Mellie proves once again that she's a political powerhouse.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Thursday October 25th, 2012

Director: Mark Tinker
Writer: Mark Fish

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Jul 25, 2013
AU (Seven) Oct 21, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brenda Song
As Alissa
Debra Mooney
As Verna
Gregg Henry
As Hollis
Jack Guzman
As Secret Service agent
Joe Holt
As Defense Secretary
Kate McGregor-Stewart
As Mary
Kristin Carey
As Brooke Foster
Meghan Maureen McDonough
As older female reporter
Norm Lewis
As Senator Edison Davis
Steven W. Bailey
As Noah
Susan Pourfar
As Becky
Wendy Davis
As Kimberly Mitchell
Ajay Vidure
As young male reporter
Creighton James
As Alexander Lavich
Eve Gordon
As Janet
Liz Loza
As young female reporter
Todd Waring
As Peter
Vyvy Nguyen
As hostess
William C. Mitchell
As Captain Bill Sundstrom
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 Mellie rudely awakening Fitz from his sleep. Mellie is still angry about the fact that Fitz hasn’t managed to get over Olivia, and gives him an earful early in the morning. Abby and David are still in bed enjoying the sex. David receives a call and pretends its form his mother. He asks Abby to leave the room and then tells his secretary who has actually called that, he is trying his best to extract information from Abby, but that she is absolutely refusing to talk about work. A couple tells Olivia how their daughter Jenny is missing. They show Olivia a video of Jenny, and it’s of the time they dropped her off to college. She hasn’t been seen since. ..

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Warning: Scandal season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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