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Scandal: Snake in the Garden

The team find themselves working for the devil when Hollis Doyle's daughter is kidnapped and held for ransom. Meanwhile, David is still in danger and is forced to seek shelter at Pope & Associates; Olivia and Jake take their flirtatious relationship to the next level even as the President continues to rely on Jake for intel; in the White House, Cyrus will stop at nothing to get back into the President's good graces; and Mellie's claws come out when she tells Fitz he needs to make some changes

Source: ABC

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x17
Airdate: Thursday March 28th, 2013

Director: Ron Underwood
Writer: Raamla Mohamed

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky LIVING) Oct 24, 2013
AU (Seven) Dec 30, 2013
Netherlands Sep 29, 2014


Guest Stars
Diahnna Nicole BaxterDiahnna Nicole Baxter
As News Anchor
George NewbernGeorge Newbern
As Charlie
Gregg HenryGregg Henry
As Hollis Doyle
Joe MortonJoe Morton
As Rowan
Kurt FullerKurt Fuller
As Grayden Osborne
Scott FoleyScott Foley
As Jake Ballard
Sharmila DevarSharmila Devar
As Lauren
Andrea BowenAndrea Bowen
As Maybelle Doyle
Kevin ChangarisKevin Changaris
As Justin Turner
Melinda McGrawMelinda McGraw
As Debora Clarkson
Main Cast
Kerry WashingtonKerry Washington
As Olivia Pope
Darby StanchfieldDarby Stanchfield
As Abby Whelan
Katie LowesKatie Lowes
As Quinn Perkins / Lindsay Dwyer
Jeff PerryJeff Perry
As Cyrus Beene
Joshua MalinaJoshua Malina
As David Rosen
Bellamy YoungBellamy Young
As First Lady Mellie Grant
Tony GoldwynTony Goldwyn
As President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant
Columbus ShortColumbus Short
As Harrison Wright


The episode begins with Cyrus handing Charlie a file on Jake and telling him to dig up as much dirt as he can on him. In his office, Fitz hints to Jake that he is considering promoting him to an official position in the White House. David enters his apartment and sees his stuff scattered all over the floor. He hears a noise and realizes the intruder is still in the apartment. He quickly hides behind the couch and soon after, hears someone walk out of the apartment. Huck and Quinn are tailing Osborne. Huck finds it odd that Osborne hasn’t made a drop in a week and is tonight driving a new route. ..

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