Scandal (2012–2018)
1 user

That's My Girl 

As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. Meanwhile, Cyrus is presented with damaging information that could alter the presidential race entirely.


Tom Verica


Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes | 5 more credits »




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
Ricardo Chavira ... Francisco Vargas
Norm Lewis ... Edison Davis
Matthew Del Negro ... Michael


Now that the race is set between Mellie and Vargas, they both seek out a running mate. Olivia does some checking and comes up with some possible candidates and picks one. But they learn he has a skeleton in the closet and they try to make sure it doesn't come out. Cyrus goes to see Rosen and asks him to be Vargas' running mate but he's not sure if he wants to do it. But Elizabeth wants him to and tries to "convince" him. But someone goes to Vargas; Eli to offer both support and a running mate, Jake. And when Eli and Cyrus are alone he threatens him with what Cyrus did; have a man pull a gun on Vargas. Edison goes to see Olivia and give her Jake's message--to rescue him from Eli. Olivia doesn't know what to do. Fitz learns Olivia's secret. Written by

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Drama | Thriller



Did You Know?


Edison must have waited an oddly long time to deliver Jake's message to Olivia from the end of the previous episode, because this episode is set the week of the Republican convention, which typically happens mid-July, over a month after the final primary vote. In the previous episode primaries were still taking place and competitive, as Edison Davis and Susan Ross dropped out of the running, and characters (including Olivia and protesters outside attacking Hollis Doyle) were wearing coats. See more »


[first lines]
Richard Moss: My father wanted a grandson. And when I say "wanted," I mean he all but insisted. As you know, biology doesn't work that way. So out came Vanessa, a girl. And I'll tell you, Jake old pal, when I saw that cute little face of hers, I didn't give a rat's ass what my father thought.
Richard Moss: [Jake hands him a drink] Thank you. Anyhow, this is my long-winded way of saying that you're the son I never thought I wanted. To have you here as part of our family, that just,
[suddenly clutches his arm]
Richard Moss: just...
See more »


Scandal End Credits Theme
Composed by Chad Fischer
See more »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

12 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Your Next Binge Watch Awaits

Looking for something to watch? Check out IMDb's "What to Watch" series to find out what's really worth watching.

Recently Viewed