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Scandal: Happy Birthday, Mr. President

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.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Thursday December 06th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Aug 22, 2013
AU (Seven) Nov 04, 2013

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Barry W. LevyBarry W. Levy
As Secret Service agent no. 2
Brian LetscherBrian Letscher
As Tom
Dan BucatinskyDan Bucatinsky
As James
Debra MooneyDebra Mooney
As Verna
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
As Hollis
Kate BurtonKate Burton
As Vice President Sally Langston
Kavita PatilKavita Patil
As Doctor no. 4
Nichelle HinesNichelle Hines
As Reporter Ashley
Norm LewisNorm Lewis
As Senator Edison Davis
Samantha SloyanSamantha Sloyan
As Jeannine
Scott RoeScott Roe
As Secret Service agent no. 1
Stoney WestmorelandStoney Westmoreland
As Hal
Susan PourfarSusan Pourfar
As Becky
Troy WinbushTroy Winbush
As Morris
Virginia Louise SmithVirginia Louise Smith
As Secretary of State
Brice WilliamsBrice Williams
As Doctor no. 1
Jesse D. GoinsJesse D. Goins
As Chief Justice
Keiko AgenaKeiko Agena
As Britta
Kevin AshworthKevin Ashworth
As Reporter Bill
Mona MiraMona Mira
As Staffer
Sharon BattleSharon Battle
As Doctor no. 2
Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
As Reed Wallace
Tyrees AllenTyrees Allen
As Dr. Carroll
Main Cast
Kerry Washington
As Olivia Pope
Darby Stanchfield
As Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes
As Quinn Perkins / Lindsay Dwyer
Jeff Perry
As Cyrus Beene
Bellamy Young
As First Lady Mellie Grant
Tony Goldwyn
As President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Columbus Short
As Harrison Wright


The episode begins with a newscaster declaring that President Fitzgerald Grant has been rushed to a hospital. The scene then flashes back to the night of the gala, when Fitz stepped out of his vehicle with Mellie. It is seen that multiple shots were fired and two of them hit Fitz. He is immediately put in his limo and rushed to the hospital. Olivia and Cyrus arrive at the hospital. Mellie is already there and is losing it. She is absolutely frantic. Olivia arrives outside Fitz’s room and hears the doctor yelling out to Fitz, telling him “you cannot die”. She then sees Fitz being rushed out of his room in bandages, with blood all over him. ..

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