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Scandal: Top of the Hour

Olivia finds herself in the middle of a media storm, but this time she's on the opposing side of the oval office when Fitz's pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in a torrid affair with Liv's new client, high-powered CEO Sarah Stanner. Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake continue their flirtatious relationship, while Huck takes Quinn under his wing and Harrison and Abby try to figure out where they stand with their friendship. Back in the White House, Cyrus and Mellie continue to fight for Fitz's attention, but someone else may already have it.

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x16
Airdate: Thursday March 21st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Oct 17, 2013
AU (Seven) Dec 12, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (6 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Alex Marshall-Brown
As Hostage #1
Alexander Greer
As Male Operative
Dinora Walcott
As Reporter Carol
Jay Jackson
As local news anchor
Kurt Fuller
As Grayden Osborne
Michelle Wong
As Newscaster #2
Reece Rios
As Reporter Peter
Samantha Sloyan
As Jeannine Locke
Scott Foley
As Jake Ballard
Sharmila Devar
As Lauren
Alan Brooks
As Chairman Mike Snedeker
Gregory Mikurak
As Boysish SEAL
Jay Karnes
As Phil Stanner
Keith Chandler
As Local Newscaster #1
Kurtis James Erwin
As Andy (as Kurtis James)
Lincoln Melcher
As Emmett Stanner
Lisa Edelstein
As Sarah Stanner
Mandalynn Carlson
As Annie Stanner
Ross MacKenzie
As Larry Thomas
Tim Halligan
As Judge Murray Randall
Ursula Burton
As Female Classmate
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
Columbus Short
As Harrison Wright


The episode begins with a seemingly normal family of a wife, husband and a couple of kids at home. They discuss the kind of pizza they want to order for dinner. The doorbell rings and one of kids opens the door. Standing in front of her she finds, a sea of reporters, who are falling over one other to ask questions. The reporters are there because Sarah Stanard, the wife, who is also the CEO of a company, allegedly had an affair with Murray Randall. Randall is Fitz’s Supreme Court nominee. The alleged affair happened 15 years ago, when he was a professor at Harvard Law. ..

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