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A former White House Communications Director starts her own crisis management firm only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets.

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In Memoriam: Characters We've Lost on "Scandal"

As we approach the final season of "Scandal," we pay tribute to the many characters we've lost throughout the series. Major spoilers ahead!

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Series cast summary:
...  Olivia Pope 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Abby Whelan 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Quinn Perkins 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Huck 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Cyrus Beene 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  David Rosen 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Mellie Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Fitzgerald Grant 124 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Jake Ballard 104 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Rowan Pope 88 episodes, 2013-2018
...  Charlie 69 episodes, 2012-2018
...  Marcus Walker 57 episodes, 2015-2018
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When you get into trouble there's only one person to call, Olivia Pope. Olivia is a professional 'fixer' who makes problems go away before anyone even knows they exist. For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut. No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis. Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues. They may call themselves 'gladiators in suits', but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armor. Written by Anonymous

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The character Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and her "fixer" firm are modeled on the real-life self-dubbed "crisis management expert" Judy Smith. As an independent fixer, Smith has helped repair or restore the reputations of such scandal-mired celebrities as Monica Lewinsky, Kanye West, Gen. David Petraeus, Michael Vick, and Rob Lowe, but before that, she worked in the G. H. W. Bush administration's White House as Deputy Press Secretary and played a large role in countering Anita Hill's claims of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas in the media. In 2016, Scandal star Kerry Washington played Anita Hill in the TV movie Confirmation, and Judy Smith was depicted in that movie by actress Kristen Ariza. See more »

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Brilliant show!
13 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

I had stopped watching prime time shows because of the lack of quality and diversity in casting. But WOW, Scandal has me hooked! This show is just incredible, brilliantly written, directed, and acting-- I have been on the edge of my seat from the opening scene until the credits. I hope that this show gains fans and ratings. I know I'm telling all of my friends to watch! The casting is rock solid. Casting Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope is inspired. Tony Goldwin as the POTUS is incredibly powerful. The chemistry between the two of them is amazingly hot. I'm eager to learn more of their back story as well as that of the other characters.


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