Olivia and her team must keep a DC Madam's client list under wraps; Quinn continues to deal with the President's former intern.



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Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Sharon Marquette
Patrick Keating


Olivia and her team must keep a DC Madam's client list under wraps; Quinn continues to deal with the President's former intern.

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Liza Weil's best known previous role, Paris Geller, says "I did not have sexual relations with that woman" while talking in her sleep in S3 E1 of Gilmore Girls. On Scandal, she plays a Lewinsky type character that had a relationship with the President. See more »


They mention that Keating is President Grant's first Supreme Court nominee. However, in season 2, it is mentioned that Verna Thornton was Grant's first nominee. See more »


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Huck: You try their house? Try their house.
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Scandal - Dirty Little Secret
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pres Fitz is about to nominate Patrick Keating (John Getz) to the Supreme Court, but his name shows up on a very high profile list of political clients involved in "attaining" call girls from the wealthiest, most "well respected" Madam in D.C. Meanwhile, Amanda Tanner (Liza Weil), the aid who had an affair with Fitz, and tried to kill herself after quitting his administration, is considered a potential client of Olivia if she can convince her that she wants to help (not hurt) her. But a reporter for a struggling (well maybe dying is perhaps a better term to use), named Gideon Wallace (Brendan Hines) sniffs a hot story and will prove to be quite a thorn in the side of Pope and her crisis team of "fixers". Pope's "fixing" skills are on full display here as she is told to fork over the list of client names to Assistant DA, David Rosen (Joshua Malina) as he is after the Madam for prosecution regarding her illegal prostitution that stems back to the 80s. The major storyline thread that is a significant arc for the series involved Pres Fitz' love for Olivia (and vice versa) all under the nose of his presidential wife (who is oblivious to it all and devoted to Pope who has been a special asset to her husband's administration) and much to the chagrin of his loyal support, Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry). Anytime Tony Goldwyn and Kerry Washington share the screen, their chemistry is undeniable. This makes their characters' ongoing struggle to resist their love and desire for each other compelling and sensual. The aching and longing can be palpable in the hands of a capable actor like Goldwyn. Of course, Washington is magic in every scene she's in. Her Pope's reputation is so renowned that when she isn't given access to the White House, it is indeed quite a stunning surprise (the Vice President's Chief of Staff gets her in, and when he later begs Pope to help Keating, this says a lot about how others believe in her skills at fixing messes). The series has established that Quinn will be a source of strength in Pope's group as she helps in attaining Amanda's trust, and she does momentarily shake off Gideon until he puts 2 and 2 together, fishing for a story that could make his name in D.C. Darby Stanchfield is fun to watch in this episode, trying to understand just why her colleague, Stephen (Henry Ian Cusick) would be a client for the Madam and making sure her disapproval of his actions is heard passionately. The twist regarding Keating's wife is a doozy.

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