Scandal: Season 1, Episode 1

Sweet Baby (5 Apr. 2012)

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A young lawyer starts a new job at a crisis management firm.



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Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Sully St. James
Ariel Masse


A young lawyer starts a new job at a crisis management firm.

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Cellphones do not work in the west wing of the Whitehouse: they are jammed for security reasons. See more »


Harrison Wright: I'm not a baby lawyer. I'm a gladiator in a suit. Because that's what you are when you work for Olivia. You're a gladiator in a suit. Do you want to be a gladiator in a suit? You gotta say it.
Quinn Perkins: I want to be a gladiator in a suit.
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Scandal - Sweet Baby (Pilot)
7 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Scandal is a show I am starting to watch because a friend at work loves it so much and wants someone to talk to about it. So I started from the very beginning. The gorgeous Kerry Washington is the star of the show, as THE Olivia Pope, formerly a member of the administration of now-President of the United States, Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn, a veteran of the cinema and television, with immediate electric chemistry with Washington), the leader of a team of "crisis handlers" (they don't like being regarded as a firm of lawyers, because they don't allow the law to box them into what they can or cannot do for clients in very difficult situations), with law degrees and philanthropic hearts. When we are introduced to them, a new lawyer, Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes), is being "interviewed" (so to speak) by a member of Pope's team, Harrison (Columbus Short) in what seemed to be a blind date at a swanky bar. Turns out Quinn is "moved into" the team despite a rather surreal "screening process". Pope takes cases based on a gut instinct. The case we are to follow concerns a military hero and conservative Republican with blood all over him, claiming his girlfriend was murdered and he is innocent. He's guarding a secret regarding his sexuality which could make Pope's case to get him exonerated of the crime especially tough. Subplots emerge such as a woman claiming Pres Fitz wooed her sexually and left her to appear as some harlot wanting to blackmail him into sweetening her life through their affair (she worked in concert with him). Quinn seems to be the vocal moral proponent against some of Pope's (and her team's) methods. Such as how Pope destroys the woman after Fitz asks her to see about "quieting" this potential scourge to his presidency…Quinn is seriously disturbed by how Pope shatters this woman who seems quite sincere about her relations with Fitz. We are also privy to a sensual encounter between Pope and Fitz when alone in the White House which tells us they were intimate and sexual with each other! When the potential "blackmailer" tried to kill herself through slit wrists, Pope sees the error of her ways and Quinn believes she's innocent and correct in her romantic claims with Fitz. Meanwhile, Pope will try to convince her client to "come out" and save himself from being unjustly arrested for a crime he didn't commit (where he was at the time of the murder would help him but it would also indict him in relation to his political allies). The show, I could already tell, is clever, smart, sexy, and fast moving (the dialogue is fast-paced and the plot follows suite). I just hope the story lines become a bit more complex and a little more unpredictable. I figure they will.

Other members of the team include a charming, womanizing Brit, Stephen Finch (Henry Ian Cusick), a diligent, aggressive, assertive (and very nice to look at) Abby (Darby Stanchfield), and gruff but passionate computer whiz Huck (Guillermo Diaz).

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