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Samuel Reston
Portrayed by Tom Amandes
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Politician
Character Information
Status: Alive
Gender: Male
Hair color: Salt & Pepper
Eye color: Blue-Green
Occupation(s):
  • Governor of Maryland
Appearance Information
Portrayed by: Tom Amandes
First appearance: All Roads Lead to Fitz
Latest appearance: No Sun on the Horizon
Appearance Count: 5

Samuel Reston is the governor of Maryland. He once ran for President against Fitzgerald Grant III in the 2008 U.S. elections and almost won if not for Olivia

History

Governor Reston lost the election again Fitz Grant in 2008 because Olivia Pope launched an attack ad that said the governor was "soft on crime". He lost 4,359 votes to Fitz. He has been bothered by it ever since and was unable to completely move on from the loss. He has also been collecting guns since then.

Governor Reston becomes a client for Olivia Pope & Associates when he ends up killing their contractor after he sees him on top of his wife, Joan, being led to believe that he was raping her. When he finds out, he is shocked but does not wish to have his wife sent to prison, so he decides on not making the truth go public. When David Rosen returns to office as Assistant US Attorney, though, the truth is revealed and his wife turns herself in to save him.

It is then revealed that he had known all along through a private investigator he had hired and that he had in fact planned on killing Bill. When Olivia discovers this through the pictures of Bill and his wife on his desk, she confronts him about it. He confesses to it and even tells her that he had originally planned on killing himself, after Bill, in front of his wife that night, as well, but when his wife cried rape, he saw the opportunity for a better plan: staging the murder as an accident and getting a second shot at a better political career. Knowing full well that Olivia cannot convict him since he is her client and it would also affect her, he gets away with it happily. (All Roads Lead to Fitz)

Reston visits the President Grant confronting him about voter fraud and what happened in Defiance. Billy Chambers revealed the truth to him. Reston gives Grant 24 hours to agree to put him on the next elections ticket as his VP, calling it a unity ticket or else he'd reveal the truth to the press and to the feds. All of this is quashed once Billy is arrested. (White Hat's Back On)

Reston returns for the Democratic presidential debate going up against Congresswoman Josephine Marcus. Armed with ammunition provided by Cyrus Beene he attacks Josie head on with the information about her pregnancy at the age of fifteen. But with Olivia Pope against him, Josie crushes him and becomes the most loved out of the candidates. (More Cattle, Less Bull)

Appearances

Season Three:
It's Handled:
Absent
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington:
Absent
Say Hello to My Little Friend:
Mentioned
More Cattle, Less Bull:
Appeared
Icarus:
(Flashback Episode)
Mentioned
Everything's Coming Up Mellie:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
Vermont is for Lovers, Too:
Mentioned
YOLO:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
A Door Marked Exit:
Absent
Ride, Sally, Ride:
Absent
We Do Not Touch the First Ladies:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
No Sun on the Horizon:
Appeared
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:
(Flashback Episode)
Absent
Mama Said Knock You Out:
Absent
The Fluffer:
Absent
Flesh and Blood:
Absent
The Price of Free and Fair Election:
Absent

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