Scandal (2012–2018)
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Heavy Is the Head 

When the Royals visit the White House, President Fitz uses the opportunity to discuss foreign policy. But when a fatal accident causes a rift in the negotiations, it may cause a rift within Fitz and Olivia as well.


Tom Verica


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes




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
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Portia de Rossi ... Elizabeth North
Cornelius Smith Jr. ... Marcus Walker (credit only)
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Kate Burton ... Sally Langston
Artemis Pebdani ... Susan Ross
Dearbhla Molloy ... Queen Isabel
Adam Fergus ... Prince Richard


Olivia and Fitz are enjoying being together. Fitz is hosting a royal family because he's hoping to establish a base in their country. The Princess is an American and when Olivia sees her, she appears to be unhappy. Later the Princess is killed in what appears to be an accident. Olivia is hired by the family to make sure nothing bad comes out. But during her work she learns that the accident may not have been an accident and asks Rosen to look into it. Fitz is worried how this will affect the negotiations for the base. Mellie wants Fitz at her swearing in ceremony but he says no and he also tells her he wants a divorce. Written by

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[first lines]
Sally Langston: [monologuing on her TV show] Lovers of Liberty, good evening. Tonight, I come to you filled with the righteous indignation of a true American. Tonight, my flag waves and my patriotic fires burn, because tonight, over in the White House, the man who calls himself our president, is throwing a party. He's making a mockery of what our fine nation stands for. He has betrayed honor and virtue. And tonight, he celebrates that betrayal. Tonight, he bathes in his filthy glory. Tonight, he ...
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User Reviews

total fail
3 December 2015 | by suequkSee all my reviews

Really!!!! I was waiting with great anticipation for the new season. Very disappointed and bemused. A pathetic script and story line, really need to have strong words with your writers. Princess, car crash, tunnel, nasty queen with very bad English accent, couldn't believe the heir & spare line, a dumb prince, paparazzi. This episode cheapened Scandal for me and destroyed the credibility of the series. What next story lines based on Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White ??? You will have to do much better! I have a feeling the cast are just becoming caricatures with no substance, still it made me laugh so bring on the next episode .

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Release Date:

24 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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