Scandal (season 2)

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Scandal (season 2)
Scandal Season 2.jpg
The promotional poster for the second season of Scandal
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 22
Release
Original channel ABC
Original release September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) – May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16)
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List of Scandal episodes

The second season of the American television drama series Scandal, created by Shonda Rhimes, began on September 27, 2012, in the United States, on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC), and consisted of 22 episodes. The season was produced by ABC Studios, in association with ShondaLand Production Company; the showrunner being Shonda Rhimes. The program airs at the same time in Canada through the City television system with simsubbing of the ABC feed.

The season continues the story of Olivia Pope's crisis management firm, Olivia Pope & Associates, and its staff, as well as staff at the White House in Washington, D.C. Season two had nine series regulars, all returning from the previous season, out of which seven are part of the original cast of nine regulars from the first season. The season aired in the Thursday night time slot at 10:00 EST, the same time slot it had for the previous season.

Plot[edit]

The season has two arcs. The first arc focuses on Fitz's attempted assassination in addition to the election-rigging, of which, more information is revealed through flashbacks. James investigates Defiance and the election-rigging for Fitz's campaign. It's revealed through flashbacks that the rigging was done by Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Verna and Hollis at election campaign headquarters. James teams up with David to try to build a case to take down Cyrus and Fitz. However, James ultimately lies in court, covering for Cyrus.

An assassination attempt is made on Fitz's life, which almost kills him. As a result, Sally takes over as President, much to Cyrus' dismay. After surviving, Fitz decides to get a divorce, which Mellie tries to avoid by making the birth of her child a week earlier. Huck is arrested for the attempted assassination after being framed by his girlfriend Becky. After David helps Huck go free, Huck, Olivia and her team tricks Becky to show up at the hospital where she is arrested. Fitz finds out that Verna was behind the assassination and kills her. At the funeral, he reveals to Olivia that he doesn't want a divorce as he is devastated after learning about the rigging from Verna.

The second arc focuses on finding the mole who is leaking classified information from the White House. Olivia and the team investigate the case after figuring out that the CIA Director's suicide was actually a murder. Olivia gets to know Captain Jake Ballard, who works with the leader of B613, Rowan, who orders Jake to get close to Olivia. At the end of the season, Mellie gives Fitz an ultimatum, either he becomes loyal to her, or she goes on national television and reveals Fitz's affair with Olivia. Fitz chooses Olivia, which makes Mellie reveal the affair. Fitz announces his re-election.

As Olivia and the team continue to investigate who the mole is, Huck manages to capture Charlie, who reveals the mole's identity: Billy Chambers. They figure out that Billy is working with David, who steals the Cytron card, but frames Billy and gives Cyrus the card in exchange for being reinstated as the Chief of Staff to the Vice President. At the end, Olivia's name is leaked to the press as being Fitz's mistress, and it is revealed that Rowan is Olivia's father.

Cast[edit]

Promotional picture of Joshua Malina.
Henry Ian Cusick did not return for the second season.

The second season had nine roles receiving star billing, with all of them returning from the previous season, seven of which part of the original cast from the first season. Kerry Washington continued her role as protagonist of the series, Olivia Pope, a former White House Director of Communications with her own crisis management firm. Columbus Short played the character Harrison Wright, while Darby Stanchfield played Abby Whelan, who begins a relationship with David Rosen. Katie Lowes acted as Quinn Perkins who is on trial for murder at the beginning of the season, and Guillermo Diaz continued playing the character Huck, the troubled tech guy who works for Olivia. Jeff Perry played Cyrus Beene, the Chief of Staff at the White House. Joshua Malina played David Rosen, the U.S. Attorney who develops a relationship with Abby. Bellamy Young continued playing First Lady Melody "Mellie" Grant, and Fitz's Vice President nominee, while Tony Goldwyn portrayed President Fitzgerald "Fitz" Thomas Grant III.

Several casting changes occurred for the second season. Henry Ian Cusick exited the show and did not return as his character Stephen Finch for the second season as the actor and showrunner Shonda Rhimes came to the mutual decision for him not to come back for the second year.[1] Both Bellamy Young, as First Lady of the United States, and Joshua Malina, as David Rosen, were bumped up to series regulars.[2][3]

Regular cast[edit]

Bellamy Young at a White House event.
Bellamy Young was upgraded to a series regular for the second season.
Promotional picture of Joshua Malina.
Joshua Malina was also upgraded to a series regular.

Recurring cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
8 1 "White Hat's Off" Tom Verica Jenna Bans September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) 6.74[4]
Quinn's true identity is revealed and as the Pope & Associates team digs deeper into her past they find that she may be their biggest scandal yet. Meanwhile, Cyrus and First Lady Mellie put President Grant in a compromising position during a live television interview and a Rhode Island Congressman requires Olivia's help.
9 2 "The Other Woman" Stephen Cragg Heather Mitchell October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04) 6.56[5]
Olivia has to deal with the ramifications of a court case's jaw dropping verdict, and Abby continues to press Olivia for answers. Meanwhile, in the White House, Cyrus and President Grant deal with a foreign policy emergency. However, Grant becomes agitated when he realizes that his team is trying to force him to make hard decisions about foreign policy, so he seeks Olivia's help, privately.
10 3 "Hunting Season" Ron Underwood Matt Byrne October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18) 6.17[6]
Tensions run high at Olivia Pope & Associates as questions swirl about Quinn's background. A government official drops a bombshell, claiming that the government is using a new technology called "Thorngate" to spy on its citizens, and a distracted Olivia is caught off-guard with how far up this scandal goes. Meanwhile, Cyrus has to try and keep President Grant calm and collected when Olivia's former flame shows up.
11 4 "Beltway Unbuckled" Mark Tinker Mark Fish October 25, 2012 (2012-10-25) 6.11[7]
Olivia and the team are on the case of a missing college student. They soon discover that the missing girl had been sleeping with senators and writing about the sex on a site called "Beltway Unbuckled". The team discovers she was murdered and identifies her killer, leading to a fight with the White House over diplomatic immunity. Abby and David's relationship continues to blossom, as President Grant and Mellie's relationship continues to flounder. David continues to dig deeper into the Cytron investigation.
12 5 "All Roads Lead to Fitz" Steve Robin Raamla Mohamed November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) 6.06[8]
The people involved in the Cytron incident try to figure out how to keep David from uncovering the truth. Huck agrees to go on a date with someone he met at AA. Olivia continues to fight her attraction to Edison. Olivia and the team work on the case of a governor who murdered a man who was allegedly raping his wife. Cyrus becomes worried when his husband, James, goes back to work as a journalist after Cyrus tells him that they can't have a baby. Olivia finds out about Abby and David's relationship.
13 6 "Spies Like Us" Bethany Rooney Chris Van Dusen November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15) 6.02[9]
Abby and Harrison try to convince Olivia to give one of them Stephen's office. Cyrus is furious at James for writing an article that will lead to Cyrus as the anonymous source. Olivia gets a letter that reveals more about Huck's past, putting his tenure at the firm in question. The Pope & Associates team works on a case involving a group of spies.
14 7 "Defiance" Tom Verica Peter Noah November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) 6.64[10]
Harrison leads the team on the case of billionaire's son who is worried about his father's mental state. Olivia works with a senator who had an affair with a 21 year old and is now resigning from his position; Cyrus and Mellie plan a birthday gala for President Grant. James digs deeper into an investigation into rigged voting machines using information given by David. President Grant is shot at the gala; his prognosis is unknown.
15 8 "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" Oliver Bokelberg Shonda Rhimes December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06) 7.39[11]
President Grant is rushed to the hospital following the attempt on his life. A series of flashbacks reveals more about Olivia's time in the White House and her relationship with the president. Despite Olivia's best efforts to retain the office of president for President Grant, Vice President Langston is inaugurated as president to serve until President Grant recovers.
16 9 "Blown Away" Jessica Yu Mark Wilding December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13) 7.14[12]
While working in the White House, Olivia helps Vice President Sally Langston; Cyrus stumbles across the truth about James’s secret investigation; and one of Olivia’s associates struggles to come to terms with a shocking betrayal. Huck's girlfriend Becky framed him for the shooting on the president, but is able to persuade him to flee with her. But after Olivia talks to him, Huck wants to catch her. Becky finds out about Huck's plan and massacres the happy family Huck liked to watch.
17 10 "One for the Dog" Steve Robin Heather Mitchell January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10) 8.37[13]
While Huck is being held in an underground location and being tortured after being framed for shooting the president, the president is still in a coma, but to save Fitz's presidency Mellie forges his signature saying he is awake and ready to head back to office, but Acting President Sally Langston isn't buying it, so Olivia does what she does best and manages the crisis. She managed to release Huck, who tracks down and captures the real sniper. Then, while talking to Quinn, Olivia gets a call she will never forget.
18 11 "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" Stephen Cragg Mark Fish January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) 7.93[14]
Changes continue to rock the White House, as flashbacks reveal more about the rigged election and Fitz's tense relationship with his father. Things get heated between Olivia and Edison after he makes a shocking accusation. A resting Fitz is visited by Mellie, who tells him they can do what ever he wants. Fitz shocks Mellie by saying what he wants is a divorce. Meanwhile Edison asks Olivia to marry him.
19 12 "Truth or Consequences" Jeannot Szwarc Peter Noah January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31) 8.09[15]
The "Gladiators in Suits" realize that a quickly unraveling Olivia might not always wear a white hat when they discover the truth about the rigged White House election. In order to reel in Fitz, Mellie is forced to take extreme measures. David takes his investigation into the Cytron explosion to the next level and arrests Hollis Doyle. Flashbacks to the life Lindsay Dwyer and Jesse Tyler the weeks leading up to the explosion.
20 13 "Nobody Likes Babies" Tom Verica Mark Wilding February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 8.14[16]
David learns the truth about the Cytron case; Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Hollis and Verna go to extremes to protect themselves. Verna tells Fitz she was the one who tried to assassinate him. She also reveals to him the plan to rig the election in his favor. Fitz removes Verna's oxygen mask and holds her hands back, that ultimately kills her. At her funeral, Fitz gives the eulogy and makes no mention of a bad Verna. Fitz also calls off the divorce after Olivia turns down Edison's proposal so she can wait for Fitz's divorce to be final. Fitz then seems angry at Olivia.
21 14 "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" Mark Tinker Matt Byrne February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 8.02[17]
10 months later, after discovering the truth behind Defiance, Fitz is still struggling to figure out whom he can actually trust. Meanwhile Olivia is trying to move on with her life, and she meets a handsome stranger, Jake Ballard (Scott Foley), who sparks her interest. But when Fitz and Olivia are forced to be in the same room again, real sparks fly and things get heated. Meanwhile back at Pope and Associates, for the first time they are working with David Rosen and not against him.
22 15 "Boom Goes the Dynamite" Randy Zisk Jenna Bans February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 7.68[18]
Olivia and the team are hired by an up and coming politician, Peter Caldwell (Eric Mabius), part of an in-universe political dynasty; but this time instead of fixing a scandal, they're playing high-powered matchmaker. Meanwhile, David is trying to leave the past behind him, but when he feels like he's being followed, he finally turns to the team at OPA for help. Back at the White House, Fitz is still struggling with whom to trust and how to handle a delicate hostage situation, and Jake just won't take no for an answer when it comes to dating Olivia.
23 16 "Top of the Hour" Steve Robin Heather Mitchell March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 8.51[19]
Olivia takes on the White House when her firm is hired by a new client, Sarah Stanner (Lisa Edelstein), who has been accused of having an affair with a Supreme Court Justice nominee. Huck takes Quinn under his wing while looking for the mole, and Mellie and Cyrus continue to try to regain Fitz' trust, but unbeknownst to them he has a new confidant.
24 17 "Snake in the Garden" Ron Underwood Raamla Mohamed March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28) 7.97[20]
Hollis Doyle calls Olivia in when his daughter is kidnapped under suspicious circumstances. Olivia and Jake continue their relationship whilst Quinn and Huck's friendship strengthens. Problems at the White House spring up as Cyrus fights to be back in the president's corner whilst Mellie confronts Fitz. The mole is exposed and taken care of, though all is not as one might expect.
25 18 "Molly, You in Danger, Girl" Tom Verica Chris Van Dusen April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) 8.04[21]
Olivia's team look for a mistake in their assumption of the CIA Director's guilt as the mole, realizing their error could put them in grave danger. Meanwhile, Olivia and Jake's relationship becomes intimate while Fitz and Mellie's marriage hits a new low point. Jake discovers Fitz's romantic attachment to Olivia after an injury lands her in the hospital. Cyrus makes a call regarding Olivia.
26 19 "Seven Fifty-Two" Allison Liddi-Brown Mark Fish April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25) 7.90[22]
Secrets from Huck's life before Pope and Associates are revealed, Olivia and Fitz engage in an emotionally charged conversation, unaware of the fact that someone could be watching, and Olivia's team comes together to help one of their own. Meanwhile, Cyrus is becoming increasingly skeptical of Jake, and Mellie makes a decision that could bring down the White House.
27 20 "A Woman Scorned" Tony Goldwyn Zahir McGhee May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02) 8.07[23]
The team continue their investigation into the mole and make a shocking discovery in the process. Meanwhile, Fitz orders Jake to continue to protect Olivia, who is still very much in danger, and back at the White House Mellie's ultimatum forces Cyrus into the role of "fixer".
28 21 "Any Questions?" Mark Tinker Matt Byrne May 9, 2013 (2013-05-09) 8.87[24]
Cyrus is at the center of a big scandal at the White House; Olivia is betrayed by someone close to her. Fitz announces his re-election campaign.
29 22 "White Hat's Back On" Tom Verica Shonda Rhimes May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) 9.12[25]
As they get closer to uncovering the mole's identity, Olivia and her team find themselves in an increasingly dangerous situation; the latest White House scandal pushes Cyrus over the edge. David is instrumental in uncovering the identity of the mole and a secret about Olivia's life hits the media.

Reception[edit]

The second season got overwhelmingly positive reviews, with some calling the season a triumph.[26][27] Ratings grew significantly over the second season, reaching a series high with the season finale which increased 25% in Total Viewers and 39% in Adult 18-49 compared to the first season's finale.[28] On Rotten Tomatoes the second season had a rating of 91% based on 11 reviews.[29]

Ratings[edit]

Live + SD ratings[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode Air date Time slot (EST) Rating/Share (18–49) Viewers (m) 18–49 Rank Viewership rank Drama rank
8 1 "White Hat's Off" September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) Thursdays
10:00 p.m.
2.0/6[4] 6.74[4] N/A N/A N/A
9 2 "The Other Woman" October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04) 2.0/6[5] 6.56[5] N/A N/A N/A
10 3 "Hunting Season" October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18) 1.9/5[6] 6.17[6] N/A N/A N/A
11 4 "Beltway Unbuckled" October 25, 2012 (2012-10-25) 2.0/6[7] 6.11[7] N/A N/A N/A
12 5 "All Roads Lead to Fitz" November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) 1.9/5[8] 6.06[8] N/A N/A N/A
13 6 "Spies Like Us" November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15) 2.0/6[9] 6.02[9] N/A N/A N/A
14 7 "Defiance" November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) 2.2/6[10] 6.64[10] N/A N/A N/A
15 8 "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06) 2.5/7[11] 7.39[11] 23[30] N/A 4[30]
16 9 "Blown Away" December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13) 2.4/7[12] 7.14[12] 22[31] N/A 7[31]
17 10 "One for the Dog" January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10) 2.8/8[13] 8.37[13] 14[32] 23[32] 6[32]
18 11 "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) 2.6/7[14] 7.93[14] 16[33] N/A 6[33]
19 12 "Truth or Consequences" January 31, 2013 (2013-01-31) 2.7/8[15] 8.09[15] 13[34] 21[34] 6[34]
20 13 "Nobody Likes Babies" February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 2.8/8[16] 8.14[16] 17[35] N/A 7[35]
21 14 "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 2.7/8[17] 8.02[17] 13[36] N/A 3[36]
22 15 "Boom Goes the Dynamite" February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 2.7/7[18] 7.68[18] 20[37] N/A 6[37]
23 16 "Top of the Hour" March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 2.7/8[19] 8.51[19] 11[38] 20[38] 4[38]
24 17 "Snake in the Garden" March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28) 2.6/7[20] 7.97[20] 14[39] 23[39] 4[39]
25 18 "Molly, You In Danger, Girl" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) 2.6/8[21] 8.04[21] 15[40] N/A 4[40]
26 19 "Seven Fifty-Two" April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25) 2.8/8[22] 7.90[22] 7[41] 24[41] 2[41]
27 20 "A Woman Scorned" May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02) 2.6/8[23] 8.07[23] 13[42] N/A 4[42]
28 21 "Any Questions?" May 9, 2013 (2013-05-09) 3.2/9[24] 8.87[24] 6[43] 23[43] 1[43]
29 22 "White Hat's Back On" May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) 3.2/9[25] 9.12[25] 10[44] 17[44] 2[44]

Live + 7 Day (DVR) ratings[edit]

No. in
series
No. in
season
Episode Air date Time slot (EST) 18–49 rating increase Viewers
(millions) increase
Total 18-49 Total viewers
(millions)
Ref
8 1 "White Hat's Off" September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) Thursdays
10:00 P.M.
0.9 2.56 3.0 9.31 [45]
9 2 "The Other Woman" October 4, 2012 (2012-10-04) 0.8 2.26 2.8 8.82 [46]
10 3 "Hunting Season" October 18, 2012 (2012-10-18) 0.9 2.42 2.8 8.58 [47]
11 4 "Beltway Unbuckled" October 25, 2012 (2012-10-25) 0.8 2.28 2.0 8.38 [48]
12 5 "All Roads Lead to Fitz" November 8, 2012 (2012-11-08) 1.0 2.51 2.9 8.56 [49]
13 6 "Spies Like Us" November 15, 2012 (2012-11-15) 0.9 2.32 2.9 8.33 [50]
14 7 "Defiance" November 29, 2012 (2012-11-29) 0.9 2.38 3.1 9.02 [51]
15 8 "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" December 6, 2012 (2012-12-06) 0.9 2.33 3.4 9.72 [52]
16 9 "Blown Away" December 13, 2012 (2012-12-13) 1.0 2.52 3.4 9.70 [53]
17 10 "One for the Dog" January 10, 2013 (2013-01-10) 1.0 2.51 3.8 10.89 [54]
18 11 "A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar" January 17, 2013 (2013-01-17) 1.1 2.49 3.7 10.42 [55]
19 12 "Truth or Consequences" January 24, 2013 (2013-01-24) 1.2 3.03 3.3 11.13 [56]
20 13 "Nobody Likes Babies" February 7, 2013 (2013-02-07) 1.0 2.69 3.8 10.83 [57]
21 14 "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" February 14, 2013 (2013-02-14) 1.1 2.87 3.8 10.89 [58]
22 15 "Boom Goes the Dynamite" February 21, 2013 (2013-02-21) 1.2 2.94 3.9 10.62 [59]
23 16 "Top of the Hour" March 21, 2013 (2013-03-21) 1.0 2.61 3.7 11.12 [60]
24 17 "Snake in the Garden" March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28) 0.9 2.58 3.5 10.55 [61]
25 18 "Molly, You in Danger, Girl!" April 4, 2013 (2013-04-04) 1.1 2.95 3.7 10.99 [62]
26 19 "Seven Fifty-Two" April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25) 0.8 2.37 3.6 10.27 [63]
27 20 "A Woman Scorned" May 2, 2013 (2013-05-02) 0.9 2.51 3.5 10.58 [64]
28 21 "Any Questions?" May 9, 2013 (2013-05-09) 0.8 2.27 4.0 11.14 [65]
29 22 "White Hat's Back On" May 16, 2013 (2013-05-16) 0.8 2.48 4.0 11.60 [66]

DVD release[edit]

Scandal: The Complete Second Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 22 Episodes
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • A Closer Look
  • Hanging with Huck
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Outtakes/Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1 Region 2
September 3, 2013 February 17, 2014

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