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Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.

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season 2

    S2 E201 White Hat's Off

    Information about Quinn's real identity and past is revealed; a senator facing public disgrace asks Olivia for help; Cyrus and Mellie put President Fitz into a compromising position.

    09/27/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E202 The Other Woman

    Olivia and her team must do some heavy lifting—literally—to clean up the mess after a public figure is caught in a compromising position; Cyrus and Fitz must deal with a foreign-policy emergency.

    10/04/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E203 Hunting Season

    A paranoid government official drops a bombshell on Pope & Associates and even Olivia is caught off-guard with how high up this scandal goes.

    10/18/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E204 Beltway Unbuckled

    The parents of a missing college student seek help; David gets help on the Cytron case from an unexpected source; Mellie proves her political prowess.

    10/25/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E205 All Roads Lead to Fitz

    A governor takes the law into his own hands when his wife is raped; when James decides to return to his job as a journalist covering the White House, both Cyrus and the President are surprised.

    11/08/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E206 Spies Like Us

    Olivia receives a coded warning that could expose Huck's past; Olivia asks Harrison to take care of a secret that has been exposed; Fitz and Cyrus face the ramifications of James' front-page news story.

    11/15/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E207 Defiance

    Olivia and the White House prepare to celebrate the President's 50th birthday, as James discovers something that could change the fate of the country.

    11/29/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E208 Happy Birthday, Mr. President

    A catastrophic event forces Olivia to go back to work at the White House; the first few days of Fitz's presidency.

    12/06/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E209 Blown Away

    Olivia helps the vice president; Cyrus learns the truth about James' investigation; Olivia's associates struggle with an unexpected betrayal.

    12/13/12Season 2TV-14
    S2 E210 One for the Dog

    While Huck is held under the Patriot Act, Olivia and the team gets assistance from an old friend; Mellie is faced with a compromising situation that could impact Fitz's future.

    01/10/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E211 A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar

    The White House is rocked by more changes; flashbacks reveal more about the rigged election; Edison makes a shocking accusation.

    01/17/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E212 Truth or Consequences

    Olivia unravels as her colleagues learn the truth about the rigged election; Mellie tries to reel Fitz in.

    01/31/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E213 Nobody Likes Babies

    David learns the truth about the Cytron case; Olivia, Cyrus, Mellie, Hollis and Verna go to extremes to protect themselves.

    02/07/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E214 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

    Fitz doesn't know who he can trust; a handsome stranger (Scott Foley) sparks Olivia's interest; the team at Pope & Associates works for David Rosen on a case.

    02/14/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E215 Boom Goes the Dynamite

    Olivia and the team end up acting as high-powered matchmakers for Peter Caldwell, an up-and-coming politician; David thinks he is being followed; Fitz is faced with a delicate hostage situation.

    02/21/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E216 Top of the Hour

    Fitz's pick for Supreme Court Justice is caught in an affair with Olivia's new high-powered client (Lisa Edelstein); Olivia and Jake continue to flirt.

    03/21/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E217 Snake in the Garden

    Hollis Doyle's daughter is kidnapped; Jake and Olivia take their relationship to the next level; Cyrus is determined to get back into the president's good graces; Mellie tells Fitz that he needs to make some changes.

    03/28/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E218 Molly, You in Danger Girl

    The team realizes they may have made a mistake on an old case, possibly putting them all in danger; Olivia and Jake's relationship intensifies, while Fitz and Mellie's relationship hits a low.

    04/04/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E219 Seven Fifty-Two

    Information about Huck's past is revealed; not realizing that someone could be watching, Fitz and Olivia have an emotionally charged conversation; Cyrus becomes increasingly suspicious of Jake.

    04/25/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E220 A Woman Scorned

    The team makes a shocking discovery while investigating the mole; Fitz orders Jake to keep Olivia safe; Cyrus must clean up after Mellie's ultimatum.

    05/02/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E221 Any Questions?

    Cyrus is at the center of a big scandal at the White House; Olivia is betrayed by someone close to her.

    05/09/13Season 2TV-14
    S2 E222 White Hat's Back On

    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.

    05/16/13Season 2TV-14