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Enemy of the State 

Olivia and Cyrus get into a heated argument about the Amanda Tanner case; Quinn helps a dictator locate his allegedly kidnapped wife and children, going out with a reporter to seek information.

Director:

Michael Katleman

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Richard Robbins (as Richard E. Robbins)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Olivia Pope
Henry Ian Cusick ... Stephen Finch
Columbus Short ... Harrison Wright
Darby Stanchfield ... Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes ... Quinn Perkins
Guillermo Díaz ... Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Matt Letscher ... Billy Chambers
Liza Weil ... Amanda Tanner
Brendan Hines ... Gideon Wallace
Leland Orser ... Sanders Black
Dan Bucatinsky ... James Novak
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Storyline

Olivia and Cyrus get into a heated argument about the Amanda Tanner case; Quinn helps a dictator locate his allegedly kidnapped wife and children, going out with a reporter to seek information.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

When Olivia enters her office and is accosted by David Rosen about his coffee spot threatened by developers, her coat goes from buttoned to unbuttoned without her touching it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Stephen Finch: [at Olivia's door in the middle of the night] You know what's interesting about being engaged? Fiancees don't like it when you get out of bed at 3:00 AM to go see another woman. But you called, I came, and I brought our best friend Shiraz.
[hands her a wine bottle]
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Connections

References Enemy of the State (1998) See more »

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War
(uncredited)
Performed by Edwin Starr
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Riveting drama, original plot-lines, brilliant delivery
20 March 2013 | by empressoftheflamesSee all my reviews

I have tendency to find female lead characters easily annoying when they're pompous or self-righteous but for some reason Olivia Pope doesn't make me seethe inside. She makes me want her to win and makes me wish I could have as much command and authority of my own person as she does. She doesn't irritate, she inspires and that is a significant achievement.

The monologues this show comes up with are insightful, realistic and well delivered. The issues they deal with are varied and interesting from affairs to abuse. The empowerment they give to women and victims is commendable. Hats off to the writers! Olivia's speech in this episode gave me goosebumps.

"Scandal" has the some of the most stunning, shocking cliffhangers among all the shows I've ever seen and these cliffhangers come pretty much every week. Shame season one has only seven episodes.

Moving on to the plot for this particular episode, a dictator's family goes missing and he needs Olivia's help. On the White House side, Cyrus gets Intel on Olivia and her team. It gives the audience their background information in a clever way.


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