By MusicLounge Sep 28, 2015


From the creator and executive producers of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice comes a drama revolving around the life and work of a professional crisis manager and her dysfunctional staff.

A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter -- both professionally and personally -- but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly it becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, can't quite fix the ones closest at hand -- their own.

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch
Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
Guillermo Diaz as Huck
Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins
Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant
Jeff Perry as Cyrus 

Music from the latest episode:
Episode #509:   Baby It's Cold Outside
Original Air-Date:   11/19/15
Song Artist Description of Use
Someday At Christmas
Stevie Wonder
Shots of Olivia around the White House participating in Christmas festivities with different groups of people. Olivia tries to pick out an outfit...
The Christmas Song
Marvin Gaye Rowan is bound to a chair. Huck brings and eats a burger. Rowan tells him "worse guys are out there".
Respect Aretha Franklin Two news reporters talk about the Filibuster and how Mellie will handle her bladder on the Senate floor. Olivia drops cookies off for Senator Harding's wife.
Silent Night Aretha Franklin Jake holds a gun to a character's head. Huck walks away from Rowan. Jake shoots the character. Olivia is on the operation table with her legs up on the stirrups.
Ave Maria Stevie Wonder Olivia and Fitz sit together. Marcus wishes Quinn a Merry Christmas. Abby asks if Fitz wants to release a statement. Elizabeth opens a gift. Quinn sits on the couch alone until she hears a knock at the door. Jake meets Rowan on the porch.
Episode #508:   Rasputin
Original Air-Date:   11/12/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"A Song For You"
Donny Hathaway
Olivia rides an elevator up to a private location where she meets with her father.
"Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow (Single Version)"
Roberta Flack
Fitz and Olivia are alone. He wants to know the truth… Olivia tells him. Olivia is in tears.
Episode #507:  

Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance

 Original Air-Date:    11/5/2015
 Song Artist   Scene Description
"Shotgun" Junior Walker & The All-Stars Fitz and his staff celebrate an accomplishment. Abby is curious about the details. Rosen and Susan flirt. Susan offers David a ride. Cyrus has some news for Fitz.
Episode #506:   Get Out Of Jail, Free
Original Air-Date:   10/29/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"Ain't No Way"
Aretha Franklin
Olivia can't give Fitz an answer on the balcony. He leaves her there alone.
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised"
Gil Scott-Heron
A character finds a dead body on a bench. Olivia gets a call. Abby puts a ring on the desk. In the senate hearing room, a clerk passes out manila envelopes to Senators…
Episode #505:   You Got Served
Original Air-Date:   10/22/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"My Sharona"

Originally by The Knack
Leo utters "m-m-m-m-My Sharona" while describing Olivia's image
"Hey Pocky A Way"
The Meters
Leo discusses the tabloid magazines and decides to revamp Olivia's image. Olivia feels dread.
"Let's Get It On"
Marvin Gaye
Fitz takes off his jacket. Olivia says "hi". Olivia is in bed with only sheets on...
"Feeling Good"
Nina Simone
A character gives another character their job back.
Episode #504:   Dog-Whistle Politics
Original Air-Date:   10/15/15
Song Artist Description of Use
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" Aretha Franklin
Quinn and Huck are mad at Marcus for going off script. They get ready for their interview...
"Signed, Sealed Delivered, I'm Yours"
Stevie Wonder
Fitz seeks Abby's advice concerning Gibson's proposal. Olivia watches TV when suddenly Angelea Raines breaks into the broadcast with an announcment...
Episode #503:   "Paris Is Burning"
Original Air-Date:   10/8/15
Song Artist Description of Use
How Do You Keep The Music Playing
James Ingram & Patti Austin
Fitz apologizes to Mellie.
You're All I Need To Get By
Aretha Franklin Olivia convinces Fitz to let Abby do her job. Fitz wants to stop Abby. Olivia convinces Fitz that it's for the better.
Episode #502: "Yes"  
Original Air-Date: 10/1/15  
Song Artist Description of Use
Upside Down Diana Ross Quinn shocked to see Huck, goes off on a tirade. Stephanie tells Liv she would have been happy if her husband was a bus driver. Quinn boards Gavin Price…
Got To Be Real
Cheryl Lynn
David brings Abby up to date. Liz enters to find Mellie back by Fitz's side. Abby puts the screws to Liz.
Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
Aretha Franklin
Quinn tells Huck she will be his sponsor. Jake drives and Liv listens to voicemal from Fitz. Millie and Fitz are being made up for their interview…
Episode #501: "Heavy Is The Head"
Original Air-Date: 9/24/15
Song Artist Description of Use
You Got The Love
Rufus And Chaka Khan Sally is doing a scathing report on the president. Staffers set tables. Fitz and Olivia are intimate...
We The People
The Staples Singers Quinn boards Emily. Olivia tells her they need every photo of the victim's body. Walter lays out a briefcase full of money...
Music from previous seasons:
Episode #418: "First Lady Sings the Blues"
Original Air-Date: 4/23/15  
Song Artist Description of Use
Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown
Two characters steal blood from a blood bank. Huck and Olivia talk on the phone. At the news studio, the news roundtable discusses Mellie Grant's run. David Rosen answers some questions. Mary shows Olivia her target. Huck tells Olivia the handler's name. Olivia answers a call. Olivia is untraceable.
I've Been Loving You Too Long
Otis Redding
Rowan has instructions for Russell. Olivia seduces a character then puts a gun to their head and asks for information.
Episode #417: "I'm Just A Bill"  
Original Air-Date: 4/16/15  
Song Artist Description of Use
I'm Your Boogie Man
KC & The Sunshine Band
Two characters have to creatively disassemble a dead body and clean up a crime scene.
My Way
Aretha Franklin
Associates share drinks. Olivia is yelling at a character. A fist fight breaks out...
Episode #413:   The Tesitmony of Diego Munoz
Original Air-Date:   3/12/15
Song Artist Description of Use
She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) Carl Carlton Leo and Abby talk to Susan. Jimmy Kimmel does a hilarious interview with Susan. Leo and Abby prep Susan for an intense interview with Alicia Thomas. Susan is asked what books she's read and she says the bible.
O-O-H Child The Five Stairsteps Olivia makes up a sweet story to tell Rose. Olivia gets home and looks at the wine stained couch cushion and finally decides to throw it out. She then sits on the couch with her wine, popcorn and gun.
Episode #408: "Where The Sun Don't Shine"  
Original Air-Date: 11/20/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
Endless Love Lionel Richie & Diana Ross David questions Abby about Cyrus. He becomes heartbroken after finding something out. Quinn and Charlie have a confrontation.
Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing Stevie Wonder Olivia says she found two bottles of du Bellay. Olivia would rather dance. Jake joins her on the dance floor. Olivia wants to have sex on top of the paino. Jake grabs a pillow. Jake notices Olivia's empty wine glass and searches for her.
Episode #407: "The Last Supper"  
Original Air-Date: 11/13/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
Bad Girls Donna Summer Elizabeth asks Olivia for help. The team boards Elizabeth. Elizabeth needs help. Olivia takes on a new client.
Workin' Day and Night Michael Jackson Quinn watches Kubiak and gets a call from Huck. Huck takes a call from Olivia. Olivia asks for some proof regarding Elizabeth. Huck spies and hangs out with Javi.
Episode #406: "Baby Made a Mess"  
Original Air-Date: 11/6/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
"I'm Every Woman" Chaka Khan Cyrus tells Mellie he's booked some shows for her to present the new White House china. Quinn boards Susan in front of Huck and Olivia. Olivia tells Susan she needs to change her image. Quinn watches Susan get her lip and eyebrows waxed. Olivia is ready to win.
Episode #405: "An Innocent Man"  
Original Air-Date: 10/30/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
"Summer Breeze" The Isley Brothers
At the sports club pool, Olivia cuts through the water, swimming awayher demons. Dream sequence - Olivia dreams about hot sex with two characters. Olivia reaches the edge of the pool and Rowan tells her to wake up.
"Love and Happiness" Al Green Cyrus is on the phone with Abby watching Mellie's Q&A. Quinn is able to open a locker. A blurry eyed Huck continues to play video games. Javi is on the other end of Huck's computer game. Fitz enters Jake's cell. Quinn enters with some evidence. Rowan tells Olivia something.
Episode #404-A: "The Bleep"  
Original Air-Date: 10/16/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
Controversy Prince Olivia scrambles to have her team shut down cell phone service at a party and extract her client, to keep party-goers from posting about her on social media.
I'm Coming Out Diana Ross
Huck, Quinn, Olivia and Karen try to narrow down who a character slept with at the party.
The Light The Album Leaf
Olivia tells Fitz that the Morgan's want money. An emotional Fitz closes in on Olivia. She tells him she was away with a character and Fitz leaves her standing alone.
Episode #403: "Inside the Bubble"  
Original Air-Date: 10/9/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
"Express Yourself" Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Fitz watches Mellie who's tuned into Killer Cliff Bride coverage. Mellie says she's going to forgo visiting Jerry's grave and continues to research the apparent murder. Quinn and Huck give Olivia the rundown on Caitlin and Jeremy Winslow. Quinn questions Darren, Caitlin's ex-boyfriend, who says he hasn't heard from her in a week...
"What's Going On" Marvin Gaye
Fitz apologizes for yelling at Abby earlier. Abby finally corrects him and says that her name isn't Gabby. Fitz asks about Olivia. Olivia receives a call from someone. Jake reviews images of Jerry Grant getting stabbed by someone. He tells Olivia he's in for dinner with Rowan...
Episode #402: "The State of the Union"  
Original Air-Date: 10/2/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
"He's The Greatest Dancer" Sister Sledge Quinn and Huck tell Olivia the Elliots are real heroes. We see bursts of various newspaper clippings of James and Lisa's lives. Olivia knocks on the Elliot's door, it's open. She enters…
"The Army Goes Rolling Along" Sung by Cast Lisa is talking to Quinn when they pass a room where they hear John and Huck singing.
"MacArthur Park" Donna Summer Olivia arrives at someone's apartment wearing only an overcoat for "not" a booty call. She takes off her overcoat and they begin to make out. Cyrus enters looking for the handsome young man…
Episode #401: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"
Original Air-Date: 9/25/14  
Song Artist Description of Use
Sunny Bobby Hebb Two characters make out on the beach. They receive wine and mail from a French boat. A piece of mail informs them that someone has died.
Bridge Over Troubled Water Aretha Franklin Olivia realizes that Vaughn put Kate in harm's way with Sterling. Kate overhears and gets mad at Vaughn and storms out. Liv follows as she passes Clark, she tells him that she is done with DC. Liv, Quinn, Huck and Abby reuinte for someone's funeral.


Music from previous seasons:

Episode #314 - "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" Original Air-Date: March 20, 2014
"Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" Gladys Knight & The Pips BUY
Scene Description: Cyrus watches other couples dance...
Episode: 312 "We Do Not Touch The First Ladies"   Original Air-Date: 3/6/14
Back Stabbers The O'Jays BUY
Scene Description: Tom is B613. Jake watches Fitz and Olivia's meeting on a surveillance recording. Adnan returns to her room, she has company.
Episode #311: "Ride Sally Ride"   Original Air-Date: 2/27/14
"Express Yourself" Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band BUY
Scene Description: Abby briefs the team about Andrew. Olivia welcomes Andrew. Abby, Harrison and Olivia discuss Andrew's past...
Episode #310 "A Door Marked Exit"   Original Air-Date: 12/12/13
Living For The City Stevie Wonder BUY
Scene Description: Rowan strides down the hall amongst many stares. Jake tells Rowan he's the new Command. Jake calls Fitz who tells Jake they'll make a good team. Liv gets a call from someone who tells her they'll see each other real soon, then ditches their burner phone in front of the White House.
Episode #309 - "YOLO" Original Air-Date: 12/5/13
Ben Michael Jackson BUY
Scene Description: 1st use: Mellie wishes someone missed her. Fitz calls Liv but the number is disconnected. Olivia's mom is leaving to catch a flight. 2nd use: Maya is on the phone before her flight. 3rd use: Olivia promises to keep working at helping her mom. Maya gives young Olivia a kiss before leaving. Olivia watches her mom board the plane. Liv remembers a man calling her house asking for a 'Marie.' Liv watches as the plane begins to leave with her mom on board. Young Olivia tells the caller her mom's name is Maya and hangs up the phone.
Episode #308: "Vermont Is For Lovers, Too" Original Air-Date: 11/21/13
Song Artist Buy
"The Light" The Album Leaf BUY
Fitz and Olivia argue about what they should have told one another. He presents the house to her as theirs…
"Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers BUY
David tells Abby that the stolen laptop was scrubbed of most of the important campaign data before it was stolen…
"Try A Little Tenderness" Otis Redding BUY
Mellie suggests to Fitz that they should hire Olivia again. He agrees. James tells Cyrus that the night went well with Daniel Douglas…
Episode #306 Original Air-Date: 11/8/2013
Time Has Come Today The Chamber Brothers BUY
Give It To Me Baby Rick James BUY
Episode #305: "More Cattle, Less Bull" Original Airdate: 10/31/13
Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band BUY
Scene Description: Fitz challenges Jake to a one on one basketball game. Jake accepts. Fitz and Jake continue their game. Jake fouls the president to the ground. They get into it over Olivia and Remington.
Machine Gun The Commodores BUY
Scene Description: Quinn vents with Harrison about how Huck is shutting her out as Abby looks on. Harrison tells Quinn she's grounded. Harrison and Abby buy off some people. They learn that one of them has already been bought off by someone else. Abby leaves to talk to Ethan outside. Harrison calls Huck. Harrison tells Huck to dig up dirt on Billy Joe. Ethan calls Cyrus to tell him that he's got something on Josie. When he hangs up, Abby confronts Ethan.
Episode #302 - "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" Original Air-Date: 10/10/2013
Disco Inferno The Trammps BUY
Episode #301 - "It's Handled" Original Air-Date: 10/03/2013
Rick James Super Freak BUY
Scene Description: Jeannine tries to conduct business until she realizes there is damning footage of her on the news. James & other reporters reveal something. Cryus tries to calm Jeannine down. Reporters discuss something. Jeannine asks if she needs a lawyer. Fitz watches the news in shock. Cyrus assures Jeannine of something. Cyrus is pleased with the news. Cyrus tells Jeannine she's part of the family. Sally and Mara watch the news. Olivia confronts the team.
Episode #222: "White Hat's Back On" Original Air-Date: May 16, 2013
Stevie Wonder Higher Ground BUY
Episode #221: "Any Questions?" Original Air-Date: May 9, 2013
A Tast Of Honey "Boogie Oogie Oogie" BUY
Sally tells reporters to pray for the president's children...
Episode: 220: "A Woman Scorned" Original Air-Date: May 2, 2013
Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up, Pt. 1 BUY
Harrison is concerned that there are too many people in the office. Quinn asks Huck if book-club is a super spy code. Abby boards the book-club members.
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell You're All I Need To Get By BUY
Fitz tells someone to watch him choose her. Mellie watches a clock from her sofa. Two characters stare at the clock.
Episode #219 - "Seven Fifty-Two" Original Air-Date: April 25, 2013
The Commodores "Brick House" BUY
Scene Description: Flashback -Someone learns the art of killing and then receives his first assignment.
Johnny Nash "I Can See Clearly Now" BUY
Scene Description: Flashback -Someone tells Huck she's pregnant. Huck tortures someone while in a good mood. Huck removes the watches off of all of his victims.
The Album Leaf "The Light" BUY
Scene Description: Fitz and Olivia open up to each other about something. They still love each other.
Episode #218: "Molly, You In Danger, Girl" Original Air-Date: April 4, 2013
War "Low Rider" BUY
Huck, Harrison, Quinn and Abby watch Olivia comfort Mrs. Osborne.
Episode #217: "Snake In The Garden" Original Air-Date: March 28, 2013
Parliament "Flashlight" BUY
Episode #216: "Top Of The Hour" Original Air-Date: March 21, 2013
Dr. John "Right Place Wrong Time" BUY
Abby and Harrison survey Maybelle's apartment.
Episode # 215 "Boom Goes The Dynamite"
Original Air-Date: Feb. 21, 2013
Wild Cherry "Play That Funky Music"
1st Use: Olivia and Peter discuss Will's image and the next steps in his campaign. 2nd Use: Abby and Harrison begin the search. They meet with and interview Missy Blanchard, Elaine Brill, and Rachel Livingston.
Bettye Lavette "I'm Not The One"
Fitz finishes his speech. Olivia gets a call from someone. Olivia flirts with them on the phone; Fitz sees Olivia happy.
Episode #214 "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"
Original Air-Date: Feb 14, 2013
Hot Chocolate "You Sexy Thing"
The group discuss a woman's collection of men and also the covering up of her body. Quinn tells them they are running out of time. Olivia and team try and make sense of all the men in her phone and what her life was like.
Stevie Wonder "I Don't Know Why"
Fitz gives Cyrus an important order, an then he sees someone standing there. A bishop performs a Christening as the group participates. James an Cyrus thank the guests for attending the Christening. Two characters have sex.
Episode #213: "Nobody Likes Babies"
Original Air-Date: Feb. 7, 2013
KC & The Sunshine Band "Get Down Tonight"
Scene Description: The team listens to the CD's. Harrison brings Abby a semi-PG-13 disc. Abby can't bring herself to listen. Huck comes in with a few CD's and a pervy smirk.
The Album Leaf "See In You"
Scene Description: Abby finally gets up the nerve t listen to the CD's. David asks Abby something. David and Abby have a conversation. Abby tells David they're good. David pleads with Abby. David whispers something to Abby. Abby cries. Abby finally gets up.
The Album Leaf "The Light"
Scene Description: Fitz eulogizes someone. Verna confesses something to someone. Verna threatens something. Fitz makes a difficult decision.
Episode #212: "Truth or Consequences"
Original Air-Date: Jan. 31, 2013
Earth Wind & Fire "Shining Star"
Scene Description: Quinn decides she's on the team. Olivia wants to find a paper trail with Becky. Huck and Quinn start their research. Lindsay leaves her infamous voicemail. Quinn tries to pick up the laptop from the Genius Bar.
Episode #210: "One For The Dog"
Original Air-Date: Jan. 10, 2013
Sly & The Family Stone "M'Lady"
Scene Description: Olivia gives orders to do some damage control. Harrison works the Chief of Surgery.
The Staples Singers "Be What You Are"
Scene Description: Cyrus and James are ready to focus on being fathers full-time.