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The Key 

Jake doesn't return Olivia's calls, which distracts her from Catherine's case. Elsewhere, Cyrus continues to get tangled up with Michael; David gets a taste of victory; and Fitz wants answers about Jerry's demise.

Director:

Paul McCrane

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Chris Van Dusen
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Olivia Pope
Scott Foley ... Jake Ballard
Darby Stanchfield ... Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes ... Quinn Perkins
Guillermo Díaz ... Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Sonya Walger ... Katherine Winslow
Jasika Nicole ... Kim Muñoz
Tim Ransom ... Jeremy Winslow
Alex Désert ... Bill Warren (as Alex Desert)
Sharmila Devar ... Lauren Wellman
Joe Morton ... Rowan Pope
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Storyline

Jake doesn't return Olivia's calls, which distracts her from Catherine's case. Elsewhere, Cyrus continues to get tangled up with Michael; David gets a taste of victory; and Fitz wants answers about Jerry's demise.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Quotes

[first lines]
Quinn Perkins: [at prison visitation] Katherine, do you know this guy?
Katherine Winslow: He's Jeremy's security guy at the firm. Uh, his name's Dan, um...
Quinn Perkins: [now back at the office presenting to the team] Dan Kubiak, former police captain of DC's second district. Scratch that, former *dirty* police captain of DC's second district.
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Soundtracks

Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay
(uncredited)
Written by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper
Performed by Scandal Cast
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More Action Propelling The Season Storyline Forward
25 October 2014 | by RyanCShowersSee all my reviews

Less melodramatic farce than last week's episode and more action propelling the season storyline forward, "The Key" is a step up after hitting rock bottom last week. Washington, Goldywn, and even Morton in his big concluding scene are not painted in a becoming light from an actor's standpoint. Scott Foley is the most believable actor in "The Key", selling his lines with more sincerity than usual. Something did not shift correctly from the page to the screen with those three decently dependable actors in "The Key". But the area where "Scandal" created traction was when it reclined into its harder-hitting season arc storyline. "The Key" ends on a strapping note with Fitz finally duking out his assumptions onto Jake. My biggest point of technical criticism is the overuse of close-up shots and the corny transitions from subplot, to plot, to subplot. But there's not as much to reprimand when Scandal sticks to action of the main plot, not the corrosively soapy love story.

Grade: B-


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