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Scandal: Truth or Consequences

After discovering the truth about the rigged White House election, the "Gladiators in Suits" realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia may not always wear the white hat. Meanwhile, Mellie is forced to take extreme measures to try and reel Fitz in.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Thursday January 31st, 2013

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Writer: Peter Noah

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Sep 19, 2013
AU (Seven) Nov 18, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Debra MooneyDebra Mooney
As Verna Thornton
George NewbernGeorge Newbern
As Charlie
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
As Hollis Doyle
J. Rene PenaJ. Rene Pena
As Secretary
Norm LewisNorm Lewis
As Senator Edison Davis
Shannon CochranShannon Cochran
As Attorney General Susan Sawyer
Susan PourfarSusan Pourfar
As Becky
William Mahoney (1)William Mahoney (1)
As Clerk
Adam ShapiroAdam Shapiro
As Jesse Tyler
Amy RosoffAmy Rosoff
As Trisha Traynor
Angelo TiffeAngelo Tiffe
As Doyle Attorney
Bart TangrediBart Tangredi
As Lead Agent
Jeff DoucetteJeff Doucette
As Warden
Kelly SryKelly Sry
As Computer Store Guy
Renee DorianRenee Dorian
As Elaine
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
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As First Lady Mellie Grant
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As David Rosen
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Harrison Wright


The episode begins two years ago and its time of the election campaign. A man is shown explaining a group of people that for the first time touch screen voting has been introduced in Ohio. The man shows the group of people who are basically election volunteers how they shall be inserting memory cards into the voting machines. It is shown that the machines are made by Cytron. A man who is a part of the team is shown switching a voting machine when no one is looking. Turns out, the guy is Quinn’s boyfriend, who receives a call from Quinn right after doing his job. Back in the present David has called Doyle to his office. ..

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