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Thwack! 

The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to ... See full summary »

Director:

Tony Goldwyn

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Zahir McGhee | 1 more credit »
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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
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Portia de Rossi ... Elizabeth North
Joe Morton ... Rowan Pope
Cornelius Smith Jr. ... Marcus Walker
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Danny Pino ... Alex Vargas
Ricardo Chavira ... Francisco Vargas
Matthew Del Negro ... Michael
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Storyline

The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe. Boundaries are pushed and lines are crossed as we find out just how far some people are willing to go to protect themselves.

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2016 (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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Trivia

Tony Goldwyn has directed an episode every season except the first. This is the first time he's directed 2 episodes in a single season. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Detective: [watching from his car] Looks like she's headed into some kind of medical plaza.
Abby Whelan: [talking to the president in the Oval Office] Lillian Forrester is pregnant, which explains why she hasn't been working out as much in the mornings. And it also explains why she's made three incognito visits to a medical center, which houses, count them, 7 OB/GYN doctors.
President Fitzgerald Grant: You're following her?
Abby Whelan: You made that my job when you started dating her, and now that you've knocked her up...
President Fitzgerald Grant: You're sure about this?
Abby Whelan: ...
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Soundtracks

Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)
(uncredited)
Written by Gerry Goffin and Michael Masser
Performed by Diana Ross
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Perfect title for great episode
8 April 2016 | by lor_See all my reviews

Right before the big moment, a disclaimer came on screen advising parental guidance - perfect warning that something special was afoot.

Kudos to Tony Goldwyn taking the director's chair for a vibrant episode. The veep's mean-spirited speech to our anti-heroine Washington was terrific -bulld-up of emotion and vitriol culminating in her bonking him -spectacular! You usually don't get this level of tension and release in a theatrical film, let alone on broadcast TV and it was directed in such a way that gore was minimized (on cable I assume the scene would have gone over the top in pandering to current audiences' desire for explicitness).

Great title -great television via this segment.


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