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"Scandal" Snake in the Garden (TV Episode 2013) Poster

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(2013)

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Mellie Grant: [chasing him down the hallway] Well?

Cyrus Beene: I don't know anything yet.

Mellie Grant: Oh. He is spending his evenings with a soldier, a man you and I have never met or heard of.

Cyrus Beene: I'm looking into it, but right now...

Mellie Grant: There's a snake in the garden, Cy.

Cyrus Beene: I don't know anything yet...

Mellie Grant: A garden that we planted and we cultivated and we harvested.

Cyrus Beene: I do - not - know - anything - yet.

Mellie Grant: Do I have to take care of this myself?

Cyrus Beene: I don't know anything *yet*. Yet. Yet. Yet!

Mellie Grant: I'm simply saying I realize that you are not in the best position with him right now.

Cyrus Beene: Yes, I am currently on the outside looking in. My nose is pressed up to the glass of life right now, and I want to thank you for that. I do. Because, you know, it reminded me never to let my guard down, not when something Mellie-this-way-comes. But don't you worry about me. I will once again be his warrior. I will once again sit at the right hand of the father. I'm on it, my guard is up, and as a friend of mine likes to say, it's handled.

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Hollis Doyle: [about to his daughter's kidnapping] Even it wasn't a hoax, I got me eight kids with five wives. If I paid up, they'd just come take the rest. Pretty soon I'd be stuck working the drive-thru at Gettysburger just to pay ransoms.

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[first lines]

Cyrus Beene: His name's Jake Ballard. He's a Naval Intelligence officer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Put him under the microscope, see what you find. The more dirt, the better.

Charlie: It'd help to know why I'm doing this. He sleeping with your husband?

Cyrus Beene: In a manner of speaking, yes.

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Grayden Osborne: [barging in to her apartment] You're having me followed. Unless you have a crush on me, I assume there's a reason. What's the reason?

Olivia Pope: Director Osborne, all due respect Who hired you?

Grayden Osborne: Do you really think we don't have a file on you? The woman who's had her finger in every pile of dirt that gets dumped on this town? It's a damned encyclopedia.

Olivia Pope: [dials her phone] Yes, I'd like to report a break-in.

Grayden Osborne: [swipes away her phone] I asked you a question, and I am waiting for an answer.

Olivia Pope: Check my file. Half my clients have your pay grade or higher, which means half my clients would happily intervene on my behalf and kick your ass in whatever special way their office allows. Which is why I suggest, Director Osborne, you leave my apartment immediately.

Grayden Osborne: This isn't over...

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Hollis Doyle: You need to explain to me why the devil is suddenly our client.

David Rosen: He needs help. Why not help the murderer you rigged an election with? It's the Christian thing to do.

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Huck: [studying the city map] We'll check there after Greenbelt.

David Rosen: Or, just thinking outside the box, you could save gas and time, and maybe this girl's life, if you get the FBI to look for you.

Abby Whelan: First of all, we're so much better than the FBI at this.

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Quinn Perkins: You're never gonna find the perfect family. Perfect families don't exist.

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President Fitzgerald Grant: [about his Vietnam experiences] You want to know what happened? I'll tell you what happened.

Cyrus Beene: I don't care what happened. I don't need to know. Point is, you did *things*. Things you can't talk about. Heroic things you can't put in your memoirs because it would endanger our military operations, things that might even endanger the foundation of the Republic. Who knows? Well, guess what. So did I And just because my battleground was in Ohio and not the Persian Gulf doesn't make me any less of a patriot or make my service any less valiant. And just like you, I can't talk about that service, that operation, because doing so would endanger the Republic for which we stand. But still, I can be proud of it. I am proud of it, just as I hope you are proud of Operation Remington.

President Fitzgerald Grant: You are equating what you did in Defiance with national security issues?

Cyrus Beene: I'm saying the right side and the wrong side Are determined not by me and not by you - but by history. History makes the heroes and the villains, sir. You and I, we're just players.

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Hollis Doyle: [tearfully to Quinn about his daughter] For the life of me, I can't remember when it happened. Even how. One day she's the love of my life, my little sidekick, my partner in crime. Just like that she's my enemy. Can only assume the worst of her. I let her down. I let my baby down.

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Olivia Pope: Fitz is getting advice from someone else?

Cyrus Beene: Yep.

Olivia Pope: Who?

Cyrus Beene: You don't know him.

Olivia Pope: Go for the jugular.

Cyrus Beene: I always do.

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Hollis Doyle: So you need to make a choice. You want the money Or you want your family?

Maybelle Doyle: You're offering me $20 million?

Hollis Doyle: You take the money, you don't come back. What's it gonna be? Money or family?

Maybelle Doyle: I...

Hollis Doyle: Money or family?

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President Fitzgerald Grant: [about cancelled kids visit] I get it. You don't have the mother gene. You don't want to be bothered to raise them or take care of them, but I'd think you'd at least love them.

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Mellie Grant: You're not their father anymore. And you are not Fitz anymore. You know who you are? You know who you've become? You're big Jerry. You're your father. Everybody in this White House, Cyrus and me included, tiptoe around, trying to figure out how to get on your good side. But you don't have a good side! You've turned into your father! So you should understand how your children feel, considering how much you hated your dad. They didn't want to come. And so I told them they didn't have to. Deal with it. Put another glass of scotch on top of it and just deal with it.

President Fitzgerald Grant: [looks down and takes his hand off of his glass]

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[last lines]

Rowan Pope: [sitting down on the park bench] So it's done?

Jake Ballard: It's done.

Rowan Pope: And the police believe it's a suicide?

Jake Ballard: Hook, line, and sinker.

Rowan Pope: I have to say, it was staged perfectly.

Jake Ballard: And now everyone thinks that Osborne is the mole. Or was.

Rowan Pope: Well you stay warm now...

Jake Ballard: Yeah, you, too.

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