Season Seven
Scandal Season 7 Poster
Episodes 18
Premiere Episode Watch Me
Premiere Date October 5, 2017
Finale Date April 19, 2018

Season Guide

Season Six

On February 10, 2017, ABC announced that Season Seven is the final season of Scandal. [1] The season premiered on October 5, 2017.


The season focuses on Olivia Pope and her new position as Chief of Staff of President Mellie Grant and the Command of B613. It also depicts Quinn Perkins as the boss of her crisis management firm Quinn Perkins & Associates, and its team, as well as staff at the White House in Washington, D.C., in their efforts to deal with and contain political scandals. Season seven has twelve series regulars out of which eleven return from the previous season and one new regular is added.

Season NewsEdit

  • ABC confirmed that the season is the last season of Scandal. [2]
  • It will broadcast on Thursday nights at 9|8c on ABC.
  • George Newbern joins the main cast in Season 7. [3]
  • The production of this season started in July 2017 and will be wrapped in April 2018.
  • The filming schedule for the season is from July 24, 2017 to March 9, 2018.
  • The season includes 18 episodes.
  • The table read for the premiere took place on July 19, 2017.
  • Some of the main cast members who are Kerry Washington, Scott Foley, Tony Goldwyn and Darby Stanchfield will be directing an episode each this season.
  • 'TGIT worlds will collide later this season when Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope share the screen during “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Scandal” crossover episodes' [4] [5]


Main Cast Edit

Supporting CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit

Guest CastEdit


01 | 107
7x01 - Oval Office 02
"Watch Me" October 5, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Shonda Rhimes
One hundred days into Mellie's presidency, Olivia Pope is proving she can run the world; but to avoid an international incident, she may have to make her toughest call yet. Meanwhile, Quinn Perkins & Associates struggle to find their first client.
02 | 108
7x02 - Mellie Grant and President Rashad 01
"Pressing the Flesh" October 12, 2017
Directed by: Tony Goldwyn - Written by: Matt Byrne
President Mellie Grant hosts a state dinner for President Rashad of Bashran in a first step toward peace in the Middle East, and in case Mellie’s charm alone doesn’t work, Olivia secretly puts Jake to work so that they are armed with a back-up plan. Meanwhile, the team at Quinn Perkins & Associates attends the party in hopes to gain more high-profile clientele.
03 | 109
7x03 - Marcus Walker and Fitz Grant 04
"Day 101" October 19, 2017
Directed by: Scott Foley - Written by: Zahir McGhee
During the first 100 days of Mellie’s presidency, Fitz stays out of the limelight in Vermont where he takes up life as an ordinary citizen for the first time in years. Marcus joins the former POTUS to begin important work on the Fitzgerald Grant III Presidential Library.
04 | 110
7x04 - Abby, Quinn and Huck 01
"Lost Girls" October 26, 2017
Directed by: Nicole Rubio - Written by: Ameni Rozsa & Austin Guzman
While Liv is busy running the free world, the team at QPA works with an unexpected client to solve an important case. At the White House, Mellie prepares for the upcoming Nuclear Summit with President Rashad and Prime Minister Nazari.
05 | 111
7x05 - David, Olivia and Mellie 01
"Adventures in Babysitting" November 2, 2017
Olivia and Mellie assert their power like never before; meanwhile, Cyrus is working on congressional approval to declare war in Bashran, and QPA is keeping close watch on President Rashad’s niece.
06 | 112
7x06 - Group 06
"Vampires and Bloodsuckers" November 9, 2017
Directed by: Jann Turner - Written by: Chris Van Dusen & Tia Napolitano
The Gladiators come together to celebrate Quinn and Charlie’s big day, but events take a turn when Quinn goes missing. Back at the White House, Mellie meets with the Bashrani ambassador to deal with the aftermath of President Rashad’s assassination.
07 | 113
7x07 - Olivia Pope 01
"Something Borrowed" November 16, 2017
Directed by: Sharat Raju - Written by: Mark Fish
The first half of the epic final season ends with shocking revelations and jaw-dropping events that will leave everyone reeling.
08 | 114
7x08 - Olivia Pope and Jake Ballard 05
"Robin" January 18, 2018
Directed by: Daryn Okada - Written by: Juan Carlos Fernandez
On the midseason premiere, the fallout from Rowan’s desperate act affects all of Quinn’s loved ones, including a guilt-ridden Olivia.
09 | 115
7x09 - Rowan and Olivia 04
"Good People" January 25, 2018
The harrowing events that transpired in Rowan’s basement are revealed, from the moment Quinn was kidnapped to the earth-shattering gunshot that rocked Olivia to her core.

Cast Promotional PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 2 pictures of Season 7 Cast Promos at Images of Season 7 Cast Promos.
Scandal Season 7 - Cast Promo 01

Promotional PhotosEdit

→ For more images from Season Seven, see the Category:Season Seven Images page

Behind the Scenes PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 55 pictures from Season 7 BTS at Images from Season 7 BTS.

Cast Behind the Scenes PhotosEdit

→ See and enjoy 55 pictures from Season 7 BTS at Images from Season 7 BTS.

The cast and crew of Scandal often post selfies with other cast members, behind the scenes pictures and episode sneak peeks.

Crew Behind the Scenes PhotosEdit

Videos Edit

Promotional VideosEdit

Scandal Final Season Tribute (HD)

Scandal Final Season Tribute (HD)

References Edit


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