"They All Bow Down"
6x05 - Olivia Pope and Vanessa Moss 01
Season Six
Season 06, Episode 05
Episode Information
Air Date: March 9, 2017
Viewers: 5.26 million
Written by: Zahir McGhee
Directed by: Millicent Shelton
Character Information
Episode Chronology
Previous Episode: "The Belt"
Next Episode: "Extinction"

"They All Bow Down" is the fifth episode of the sixth season of Scandal, and is the ninety-fifth overall.


Jake and Vanessa’s messy relationship poses a threat to the campaign, forcing Olivia to take action. Meanwhile, a game-changing revelation about the conspiracy surrounding Francisco Vargas’s assassination is revealed.




Main CastEdit

Recurring CastEdit



Long Speeches & RantsEdit


  • This episode was produced as the fourth episode of the season, but aired as the fifth instead.
  • This episode is the third flashback episode of the sixth season and nineteenth flashback episode of the series.


Promotional PhotosEdit

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Behind the ScenesEdit



Promotional VideoEdit

Scandal 6x05 Promo "They All Bow Down" (HD) Season 6 Episode 5 Promo00:21

Scandal 6x05 Promo "They All Bow Down" (HD) Season 6 Episode 5 Promo

Sneak PeekEdit

Episode ClipsEdit


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