Episodes from Season Three of Scandal

01 | 30
3x01 - Olivia Pope and Harrison Wright
"It's Handled" October 3, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
After Olivia’s identity as President Grant’s mistress is leaked to the media in last season’s finale, her firm faces tremendous pressure as all her clients drop her in light of the scandal
02 | 31
3x02 - Olivia Pope
"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" October 10, 2013
Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown - Written by: Heather Mitchell
Olivia’s team manages to find evidence that clears Locke and prepares her to go on television to dispute the claim. Rowan tells Liv to stop helping Locke or Jake will die.
03 | 32
3x03 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Matt Byrne
A mother who refuses to accept the government’s claim that her dead son was a terrorist hires Pope & Associates.
04 | 33
3x04 - Olivia Pope
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Mark Fish
Olivia pushes Jake away and refuses to go against B613 after realizing her father’s ability to control Huck.
05 | 34
3x05 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard
"More Cattle, Less Bull" October 31, 2013
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Jenna Bans
President Grant and Rowan realize someone is looking into Operation Remington. Cyrus and Mellie work on Fitz’s re-election campaign and try to hire Leo Bergan as manager, but he refuses.
06 | 35
3x06 - Olivia Pope, Abby Whelan
"Icarus" November 7, 2013
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson - Written by: Peter Noah
Olivia must make a very important decision that will affect all of her relationships in the White House, and Harrison’s allegiance to the Gladiators is tested. Meanwhile, the team continues to prep Josie Marcus while Cyrus and Mellie plot against her.
07 | 36
3x07 - Fitz and Mellie Grant
"Everything's Coming Up Mellie" November 14, 2013
Directed by: Michael Katleman - Written by: Peter Nowalk
Mellie is filmed for an in-depth interview to make a good publicity image of her and Fitz's relationship.
08 | 37
3x08 - Olivia Pope and Fitz Grant
"Vermont is for Lovers, Too" November 21, 2013
Directed by: Ava DuVernay - Written by: Mark Wilding
Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign.  Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn’t think of the possible harm he could inflict on himself.
09 | 38
3x09 - Maya Lewis 01
"YOLO" December 5, 2013
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Chris Van Dusen
Huck tortures Quinn for betraying Olivia, but while pulling her teeth out, Olivia calls him and informs him that her mother is in her apartment.
10 | 39
3x10 - Fitz Grant and Rowan
"A Door Marked Exit" December 12, 2013
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Zahir McGhee
It is revealed that Daniel Douglas was about to leave Sally when she stabbed him in rage, and Cyrus helps to clean up the murder.
11 | 40
3x11 - Sally Langston 01
"Ride, Sally, Ride" February 27, 2014
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Raamla Mohamed
Chaos spreads at the White House when they learn that Sally is not resigning as Vice President, but rather plans to run against Fitz as a third party because she can’t support his immoral road.
12 | 41
3x12 - Mellie Grant
Directed by: Oliver Bokelberg - Written by: Heather Mitchell
It's revealed that after Big Jerry raped Mellie 15 years ago, she attempted suicide. However, Andrew found her and saved her from dying.
13 | 42
3x13 - Olivia Pope
"No Sun on the Horizon" March 27, 2014
Directed by: Randy Zisk - Written by: Matt Byrne
Panic begins to spread as Sally wants to reveal her secret about killing her husband in order to fix her relationship with God.
14 | 43
3x14 - Cyrus and James
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" March 20, 2014
Directed by: Paul McCrane - Written by: Mark Fish
James gets shot by Jake in order to protect the secret of Sally Langston killing her husband. David agrees to keep quiet about what just happened.
15 | 44
3x15 - OPA
"Mama Said Knock You Out" March 27, 2014
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Zahir McGhee
The Grant kids arrive to the White House for an interview with the whole Grant family. Conflicts arise when it is revealed that Jerry and Karen don't understand why Mellie stays with Fitz after his infidelity.
16 | 45
3x16 - Eli-Maya-Olivia 01
"The Fluffer" April 3, 2014
Directed by: Jeannot Szwarc - Written by: Chris Van Dusen & Raamla Mohamed
While Olivia is with her father trying to figure out how to take down B613, Abby is serving as Olivia's proxy at the White House.
17 | 46
3x17 - Harrison Wright 01
"Flesh and Blood" April 10, 2014
Directed by: Debbie Allen - Written by: Severiano Canales & Miguel Nolla
OPA teams up with Rowan in order to find Maya, and both Charlie and Quinn are called in by Jake. They figure out that to find Maya, they have to find the man she loves; Dominic.
18 | 47
3x18 - Olivia Pope, Jake Ballard and Fitz Grant
Directed by: Tom Verica - Written by: Shonda Rhimes & Mark Wilding
The bomb goes off in the church, but not before Fitz evacuates the funeral with help from Jake. Sally takes advantage of the situation by helping victims, which helps her reach the top of the polls.

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