Scandal (season 3)

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Scandal (season 3)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
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Scandal (season 3)
Scandal Season 3.jpg
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes18
Broadcast
Original channelABC
Original runOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03) – April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 2
Next →
Season 4
List of Scandal episodes

The third season of the American television drama series Scandal, created by Shonda Rhimes, began on October 3, 2013, on ABC. The season premiere had 10.5 million total viewers, up 71 percent from last season's start in September 2012.[1][2] The season finale had 10.5 million total viewers, up 15% from last season's finale in May 2013.[3] The third season had an average of 11.5 million in Total Viewers, up 39% from the second season which had a total of 8.3 million. It also went up in Adults 18-49 with 43% with an average of 4.0/12, while the previous season had a 2.8/8. This qualifies Scandal as TV’s fastest growing returning series.[3] Repeats air on BET.[4]

It was announced on May 9, 2014 by ABC that Scandal would return in the fall of 2014 for Season 4.[5]

Production[edit]

Scandal was renewed for a third season on May 10, 2013.[6] Along with other ABC dramas, this season was split into two runs of uninterrupted episodes, the first consisting of ten episodes. The second run, initially set to consist of 12 uninterrupted episodes, began on February 27, 2014.[7] On December 7, 2013, ABC Studios, announced that due to Kerry Washington's pregnancy, the overall episode order would be trimmed from 22 to 18.[8]

On June 14, 2013, Scott Foley was promoted to regular as of the third season.[9] Casting for Lisa Kudrow was announced on August 28,[10] and revealed as Congresswoman Josephine Marcus for multiple episodes.[11] Paul Adelstein, Sally Pressman, and Jack Coleman also joined the cast as recurring.[12][13][14] On November 5, 2013, Khandi Alexander was cast in a recurring role as Olivia's mother for a multiple episodes arc.[15][16][17] On December 6, 2013, actor Jon Tenney was cast as Bellamy Young's character's love interest[18] On January 28, 2014, it was announced that Scandal was casting the guest-starring roles of Jerry Grant and Karen Grant, Tony Goldwyn and Bellamy Young's characters' children[19] A week later, on February 6, 2014, it was reported that the guest-starring roles of Jerry and Karen had been landed by Dylan Minnette and Madeline Carroll. The duo appeared in Episode 15 of the third season as well as the season finale[20]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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301"It's Handled"Tom VericaShonda RhimesOctober 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)10.52[22]
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. Her father Rowan Eli Pope, who turns out to be the leader of B613, sends her into hiding, but Cyrus convinces Olivia to stay. Olivia then uses the emergency code the President gave her to force a secret meeting with Mellie and Fitz, in which they come up with an explanation about the affair. Meanwhile, Olivia’s team and Cyrus join forces to save Olivia and Fitz. They leak a video, which accuses White House employee Jeannine Locke of being Fitz’s potential mistress. The news shocks Olivia as she takes on Locke as her client. Mellie correctly deduces that Fitz was the one who leaked Liv’s identity, so that she would lose her leverage. Rowan shows Cyrus the real report about an operation called Remington Fitz and Jake were on, which shocks Cyrus when he reads it.
312"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"Allison Liddi-BrownHeather MitchellOctober 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)9.01[23]
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. She asks the President to release Jake, but he is shocked to learn that he has no authority over B613. He tells B613 through Cyrus that he will claim Locke as his mistress in exchange for releasing Jake. Mellie later convinces Locke to lie for money. But before she could do it, the President personally appears on television to make that claim. Jake is then released. Through flashbacks, the origins of Olivia's distant relationship with Rowan are revealed. They only met on Sunday for dinner. After Olivia showed interest in Huck, he ordered B613 to kidnap him because Huck told Olivia about B613. She later uncovered the truth about B613 and forced him to release Huck. She canceled the Sunday meeting in disgust. In the present, Jake is only released because Olivia agrees to meet her father on Sundays again; and Huck confronts Olivia with her father being on B613 and asks whether he is "Command" (its leader), which Olivia admits.
323"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"Jeannot SzwarcMatt ByrneOctober 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)9.51[24]
A mother who refuses to accept the government’s claim that her dead son was a terrorist hires Pope & Associates. Later, the mother takes Olivia and a congressman hostage at the Capitol with a bomb in order to get the file on her son declassified. Olivia’s team and David try to uncover the truth while racing against time. They manage to force the government to secretly admit that he is a deep cover CIA operative sent to infiltrate Al-Qaeda and his death is a mistake, but his true identity cannot be revealed for national security reasons as 57 other agents are still undercover. Olivia is forced to lie, causing the mother to commit suicide. Meanwhile, Huck attempts to kill Rowan after having learned from Olivia that he is B613 command, but Rowan instead makes Huck kill Pete Foster, who earlier attempted to break in the Oval Office to talk to the President about Remington. Olivia and Jake discuss about how her father still owns them.
334"Say Hello to My Little Friend"Oliver BokelbergMark FishOctober 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)8.62[25]
Olivia pushes Jake away and refuses to go against B613 after realizing her father’s ability to control Huck. Struggling to find clients, Pope & Associates takes on Senator Meyers who was accused of murdering a girl who he had sent explicit photos to. He is cleared of the crime after Olivia’s team discredits the girl and has the wife testify as his alibi during the trial. However, Olivia is able to figure out that the wife was the murderer. Mellie insults Democratic congresswoman Josephine Marcus not knowing the mic is still on, turning her into a viable threat. Cyrus manages to find dirt on Marcus. Meanwhile, Jake attempts to gather evidences about Operation Remington. Huck later takes interest after realizing Foster is a part of Remington and joins Jake. They force Olivia to look at the evidences. President Grant meets Rowan to discuss Remington. Meanwhile, Huck attends an AA meeting and sees that Quinn listens to him. Quinn tries to befriend Huck but he won’t let her, telling her to stop asking questions and being interested in what he did.
345"More Cattle, Less Bull"Randy ZiskJenna BansOctober 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)9.18[26]
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. Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus hires Olivia when details of her teen pregnancy is getting out. Olivia’s team fails to contain it, forcing Marcus to admit the truth during the Democratic debate. She fires Olivia. During the White House Correspondents' Dinner, Mellie asks Olivia to come back and lead the re-election campaign. Marcus, realizing her mistake, also tries to get Olivia back. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck learn the truth about Operation Remington, implying a correlation between President Grant's fighter jet in Iceland and the crash of the passenger plane Olivia’s mother was flying on. Vice President Sally Langston seeks Bergan’s advice on whether or not she should run as a third-party/independent candidate.
356"Icarus"Julie Anne RobinsonPeter NoahNovember 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)8.66[27]
Liv questions the President about his role in the downed aircraft, but he refuses to confirm or deny his involvement, prompting Liv to work for Josie Marcus, which shocks Mellie and Cy. Rowan, realizing Jake is the one looking into Remington, plots to have him killed while pushing Cy to take down Marcus. Marcus’ campaign desperately needs money and endorsements, but she prefers to play nice, prompting Liv’s team to use a fake ad to toughen her image in front of the national media. Cy tries to turn Harrison against Liv by threatening to give a visa to Adnan Salif, a person by which Harrison fears to be killed, but it fails. Cy orders to give him a visa. Jake meets with his contact whom he asked to look for evidence on Remington, but it turns out to be Rowan’s trap to kill Jake, who is saved by a man sent by the President. Cy learns of Sally Langston’s treachery while Rowan is slowly turning a deranged Quinn into an assassin through Charlie.
367"Everything's Coming Up Mellie"Michael KatlemanPeter NowalkNovember 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)9.04[28]
Mellie is filmed for an in-depth interview to make a good publicity image of her and Fitz's relationship. Through flashbacks, it's revealed how Big Jerry (Fitz’s father) introduced Cyrus to the Grant family and how Cyrus tried to help Fitz to become the Governor of California by exploiting Fitz' war history. Mellie tried to fix Fitz and Big Jerry relationship, but it ended with Big Jerry raping Mellie. She used this to force Big Jerry to support Fitz. It is also revealed what really happened (and Jerry covered up): Fitz flought for Black Ops, and he was given the order to shoot down the airplane as they had evidence that there was a dirty bomb inside of it. So Jerry arranged that Fitz officially participated in Operation Remington during that time, far away from Iceland, where he actually shot down the airplane. In the present, Cyrus and Mellie try to find a way for Daniel Douglas to cheat on Sally so they can blackmail her. Meanwhile, Olivia is angry at Fitz because of him not telling her the truth about operation Remington. Therefore, OPA tries to find out what really happened to her mother. Quinn goes on a mission with Charlie, after they made out, but ends up killing a security guard who knew something about Remington. Charlie tells her she belongs to B613 now. Rowan finds out Olivia is trying to find the truth, and goes to visit Maya, Olivia's mother in jail; revealing that she is alive after all.
378"Vermont is for Lovers, Too"Ava DuVernayMark WildingNovember 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)8.93[29]
After Rowan informs Maya that Olivia is looking for her, she begins to chew her wrists, ends up in a hospital bed, and manages to escape. Back at OPA, they are trying to figure out who murdered the security guard, Quinn being the one. Josie's campaign is put at risk when a laptop with all the information about the campaign is stolen. It's revealed to be a staged break-in by Candace (who also slept with Harrison), however Josie takes the blame and withdraws from the primary. Fitz flies Olivia to Vermont where he shows her the house he built for them and their future family. They sleep together. Meanwhile, Cyrus and Mellie plan to make James interview Daniel Douglas, hoping to catch him making a move on James. The plan works, but James figures it out and sleeps with Daniel. Huck finds out that Quinn killed the security guard and confronts her about it. Maya shows up outside Olivia's apartment - Olivia is shocked to see her.
389"YOLO"Oliver BokelbergChris Van DusenDecember 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)8.27[30]
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. Olivia takes her mother to a safe house where the rest of OPA discusses the situation. They realize Rowan is tracking Maya, so they cut out her tracker and go to a motel. OPA tries to get Maya out of the country, but Rowan has put her on the FBI's most wanted list. Olivia asks Fitz to help her. Meanwhile, Daniel Douglas tries to convince James that their little affair was a mistake. James confronts Cyrus about him using James to sleep with Daniel, and demands a divorce. Sally informs Fitz that she is planning to run as an Independent against him. Cyrus tries to blackmail Sally by showing the pictures of Daniel and James, but to no avail. Quinn joins Charlie at B613, after having slept with him, however she's planning to take out Command. Maya boards the plane to Hong Kong, and Olivia realizes her mother actually was a terrorist, named Marie Wallace. Sally calls Cyrus to tell him that she just killed her husband, Daniel Douglas.
3910"A Door Marked Exit"Tom VericaZahir McGheeDecember 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)9.22[31]
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. The next day when the doctor comes over, Cyrus manages to cover up the crime by having Sally to not be willing to let go of her husband. James suspects that Daniel was murdered and tells Rosen, who also gets evidence by his assistant. Rowan, on the looking for Maya, gets captured by Fitz, and is taken to the Pentagon until Maya is free. Jake and Huck discover where he is, and Olivia goes to Rowan to get answers to why he ordered the shooting of the plane that killed 329 people. Olivia figures it out: Her mother tricked Rowan to think there was a bomb on the plane. Meanwhile, Quinn tries to go back to OPA, but discovers that Huck is not sorry for his actions and she decides to leave. Jake is made the new command by Fitz, and Maya is revealed to be in Washington D.C., after escaping from the plane which should have taken her to Hong Kong. James tells Cyrus that if he’s named the White House’s press secretary, he’ll stay with Cyrus.
4011"Ride, Sally, Ride"Tom VericaRaamla MohamedFebruary 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)9.32[32]
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. She won't stop being the Vice President, and Fitz wants the Governor of California, Andrew Nichols, to be his new VP. Olivia is back in the White House as Fitz's campaign manager, and Leo raises new claims about Olivia and Fitz's relationship. Therefore, Mellie asks Olivia to find a man so the attention surrounding the rumor about the affair passes. Cyrus tells Olivia that Jake is now the new command of B613. The media starts digging into the news that Sally's husband never had an autopsy, being fed by an anonymous source named Publius (which is James), and OPA tries to get answers from the woman who conducted the autopsy. However, Cyrus tries to put a stop to this by having Quinn and Charlie kidnap the woman's daughter. Meanwhile, David and James plan to reveal the truth about Daniel Douglas, James saying that Cyrus is a monster needed to be brought down. Rowan makes a threat to Olivia that Fitz won't make it to his second term having him as an enemy and helps Leo Bergen. At the announcement of the new VP, it is revealed that Mellie and Andrew used to be together. Olivia decides to have Jake as her pretended boyfriend. Harrison is terrified that Adnan Salif is coming for him - but then they sleep together.
4112"We Do Not Touch the First Ladies"Oliver BokelbergHeather MitchellMarch 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)8.53[33]
It's revealed that after Big Jerry raped Mellie 15 years ago, she attempted suicide. However, Andrew found her and saved her from dying. A reporter finds out that there were drug use (those which Mellie took to commit suicide) within the Grant family under the time Fitz was Governor, and OPA tries to cover up the problem. Since Fitz is not pleased with Olivia picking Jake to be her pretend boyfriend, this creates tension between Olivia and Jake. Meanwhile, Quinn tries to prove to Jake that she is capable of being a B613 agent by spying on Rowan, but she is exposed by Olivia. James is afraid that Cyrus could learn the identity of Publius (which is himself). Cyrus tries to kidnap Publius, impersonated by David, but Abby and Huck kidnap him first so he wouldn’t get caught. Mellie and Andrew kiss, but Mellie backs out of it and feels terrible. Adnan makes a donation to the Fitz reelection campaign, and it is revealed that she is working with Maya Pope. She forces Harrison to do it for her saying that Olivia doesn’t know about Clearwater yet and thinks the only thing Harrison is guilty of is insider trading. Jake is handed all the information of B613 and also that Thomas Larsen from the Secret Service is his eyes on the inside of the White House.
4213"No Sun on the Horizon"Randy ZiskMatt ByrneMarch 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)8.22[34]
Panic begins to spread as Sally wants to reveal her secret about killing her husband in order to fix her relationship with God. Cyrus and Leo try their best to keep it from happening. Olivia learns the secret when David plays her the tape of Sally's conversation to Cyrus. She tells Fitz about the murder, and tells him to throw the debate so Sally won't tell. Cyrus asks Jake to kill Sally in order of keeping the secret, and Jake puts a sniper at the presidential debate aiming for Sally. Meanwhile, Jake puts Quinn on a new job selling paper at B613. After she gets tired of the simple task, Quinn says to Jake about how Olivia can get emotionally to him; Jake promotes her. Cyrus discovers a microphone in his office that James placed. He confronts his husband, but does not blame James for going against him. James and David meet up with a reporter and the NSA employee who knows about Sally and her actions. Jake shows up, kills both the reporter and the NSA employer, and shoots either James or David.
4314"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"Paul McCraneMark FishMarch 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)9.08[35]
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. Through flashbacks we are shown the early days of Cyrus and James' relationship. We see their first date, first kiss and the moment when Cyrus decided to come out to Fitz by inviting James to dance with him at the ball. At the White House, the presidential election campaign gets suspended for a few days by Olivia because of the murder of James. Cyrus, not willing to realize his husband’s death, takes on more work, worried that Sally will steal the gun lobbyists. Meanwhile, Olivia realizes that Jake was the one behind killing James and confronts him, worrying that he is starting to be more like her father. Huck confronts Quinn about stealing the Daniel Douglas files, and it ends with them kissing. Olivia, after her talk with Rowan about how B613 changes you, decides to take down the organization. Maya and Adnan discuss about terrorism and their involvement and want to meet with a certain Ivan. Also, Andrew and Mellie sleep together.
4415"Mama Said Knock You Out"Tony GoldwynZahir McGheeMarch 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)9.01[36]
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. Olivia discovers that Jerry has a Twitter account where he writes bad things about his father, and that he wants to wear a Reston campaign t-shirt at the interview. After Karen catches Mellie and Andrew have oral sex, Fitz finds out about it and punches Andrew. Fitz and Mellie argue, and Fitz blames Mellie for the end of their marriage because she stopped being sexual. However, the real reason was that Mellie was raped by Fitz's father, Jerry Sr. Meanwhile, OPA tries to find out where B613 gets their funding. Rowan reveals after a fight with Jake that the organization is funded by all departments of the government. Adnan seeks help from OPA to get away from Maya Pope. However, it is all a plan. She knocks out Harrison with a syringe and steals all the information about the plans of the presidential election campaign and its whereabouts presenting it to Ivan.
4516"The Fluffer"Jeannot SzwarcChris Van Dusen & Raamla MohamedApril 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)9.13[37]
Abby is Olivia's new proxy at the White House while she is with her father trying to find out how to take down B613. Tension is in the room between Fitz, Mellie and Andrew which leads to Olivia having to come back and trying to fix it. Olivia realizes that she's the "maid" when her mother tells her; she's the one who cleans everything up. The presidential re-election campaign is hit with a problem when Jeannine Locke comes out with a book about her fake affair with the president. Governor Reston gains points in his campaign by visiting his wife in jail. But Cyrus and Leo team up to take down Reston, publishing that Reston killed his wifes lover on purpose. Elsewhere, Olivia has to get to Jakes phone for a password, and she manages to do so by sleeping with him. Huck gains access to all the servers of B613 and Olivia says to shut the agency down. Just when Quinn and Charlie are about to find out what Maya and Adnan's plans are with a bomb they are presented, B613 gets shot down and Quinn tries to take care of business herself by running into the hotel, followed by Charlie. Back at OPA, Olivia and the others are celebrating their victory when Jakes comes in and starts choking Olivia. He says that she just killed the president.
4617"Flesh and Blood"Debbie AllenSeveriano Canales & Miguel NollaApril 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)9.23[38]
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. Huck finds him, and Rowan plays Russian roulette with him while on the phone with Maya. However, she refuses to tell where the bomb is and Rowan kills Dominic. Meanwhile, a senator dies and Sally fights Fitz to give the eulogy at the funeral. But Fitz is not allowed out of the White House by Olivia since Maya is after him. Mellie asks for a paternity test to find out who Jerry's father is. Leo finds out about the request and tries to find out for himself, but Rowan sets him up by saying it's Fitz. Quinn and Huck ends up kissing and having sex in the parking garage outside OPA, while Maya Pope strolls right pass them. She confronts Rowan, stabs him and then activates the bomb, which is at the senator's funeral. Jake figures it out and informs Cyrus about this, but Cyrus keeps quiet and stalls the President at the White House, while Sally Langston actually is at the funeral.
4718"The Price of Free and Fair Election"Tom VericaShonda Rhimes & Mark WildingApril 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)10.57[39]
14 minutes left until the bomb goes off, Fitz has yet to arrive to the church and Cyrus finds himself in a tricky situation. Jake comes to the White House and starts evacuating the funeral just in time before the bomb goes off. Sally, being at the funeral, takes advantage of the situation in order to get elected. Both Olivia and Cyrus tell Fitz he's most likely going to lose the election when Sally raises in the polls. Back at the hospital, Olivia learns that Rowan survived. Charlie gives Quinn a file containing information that will destroy her relationship with Huck. As it turns out, the information was about Huck's family and their whereabouts. Harrison makes a Deal with Adnan to save each other’s life. At the White House, Olivia tells Fitz about Mellie's rape, and he decides to stay with his wife rather than to be with Olivia for the moment. As Fitz gives a speech at a rally, his son Jerry suffers a seizure and later dies. Fitz finds out that Jerry was poisoned and concludes his suspicion on Maya Pope. He hires Rowan to hunt her down and kill her. Olivia finally takes up on her father’s offer to a new life. OPA has different opinions about her leaving, and Jake asks to come with her. Rowan forces Harrison to help him hunting down Maya by showing him that Adnan was murdered. Later, Harrison confronts Rowan about Olivia leaving, but figures out that it was all just a part of his plan. Rowan reveals that it was him whom got Jerry and Adnan killed, got Fitz to reinstate B613 and got Olivia out of the country. Tom aims a gun at Harrison when he figures it out, and Rowan later visits Maya, who is trapped in the hole at B613. Fitz wins the presidential election, but is not psyched about it. Huck goes to meet his family. Jake sends David Rosen copies of all the classified B613 files in order for him to bring down the "bad guys" while going on a plane with Olivia.

Special episode[edit]

Special
no.
TitleAired betweenOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(million)
1"The Secret is Out""White Hat's Back On" (Episode 29, season two finale)
"It's Handled" (Episode 30, season three premiere)
October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)5.75[22]

Reception[edit]

The season premiere returned with generally favorable reviews from critics, with many commenting that the show lived up to and if anything surpassed the high bar set by the previous season.[40][41][42][43] In social media, the season premiere delivered 712,877 tweets, making Scandal #1 most social series on Thursday night.[44]

Ratings[edit]

Live and DVR ratings[edit]

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EpisodeAir dateTime slot (EST)Rating/Share (18–49)Viewers (m)18–49 rankDrama rank
301"It's Handled"October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)Thursdays
10:00 p.m.
3.6/10[22]10.52[22]10[45]1[45]
312"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)3.1/9[23]9.01[23]8[46]2[46]
323"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)3.3/10[24]9.51[24]7[47]1[47]
334"Say Hello to My Little Friend"October 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)2.9/8[25]8.62[25]15[48]3[48]
345"More Cattle, Less Bull"October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)2.9/9[26]9.18[26]11[49]3[49]
356"Icarus"November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)2.8/8[27]8.66[27]12[50]3[50]
367"Everything's Coming Up Mellie"November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)2.9/9[28]9.04[28]12[51]4[51]
378"Vermont is for Lovers, Too"November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)2.9/8[29]8.93[29]12[52]2[52]
389"YOLO"December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)3.0/8[30]8.27[30]12[53]2[53]
3910"A Door Marked Exit"December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)3.2/10[31]9.22[31]9[54]1[54]
4011"Ride, Sally, Ride"February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)3.4/10[32]9.32[32]8[55]1[55]
4112"We Do Not Touch the First Ladies"March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)2.8/8[33]8.53[33]8[56]2[56]
4213"No Sun on the Horizon"March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)2.8/8[34]8.22[34]8[57]2[57]
4314"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)2.9/9[35]9.08[35]3[58]1[58]
4415"Mama Said Knock You Out"March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)3.1/9[36]9.01[36]6[59]1[59]
4516"The Fluffer"April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)2.9/9[37]9.13[37]7[60]1[60]
4617"Flesh and Blood"April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)3.0/9[38]9.23[38]5[61]1[61]
4718"The Price of Free and Fair Election"April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)3.4/11[39]10.57[39]2[62]1[62]

Live + 7 Day (DVR) ratings[edit]

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EpisodeAir dateTime slot (EST)18–49 rating increaseViewers
(millions) increase
Total 18-49Total viewers
(millions)
Ref
301"It's Handled"October 3, 2013 (2013-10-03)Thursdays
10:00 p.m.
1.33.324.913.84[63]
312"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"October 10, 2013 (2013-10-10)1.53.764.612.76[64]
323"Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington"October 17, 2013 (2013-10-17)1.63.944.913.45[65]
334"Say Hello to My Little Friend"October 24, 2013 (2013-10-24)1.64.024.512.64[66]
345"More Cattle, Less Bull"October 31, 2013 (2013-10-31)1.73.894.613.07[67]
356"Icarus"November 7, 2013 (2013-11-07)1.64.164.412.81[68]
367"Everything's Coming Up Mellie"November 14, 2013 (2013-11-14)1.74.074.613.11[69]
378"Vermont is for Lovers, Too"November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)1.63.944.512.88[70]
389"YOLO"December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)1.53.924.512.20[71]
3910"A Door Marked Exit"December 12, 2013 (2013-12-12)1.43.674.613.04[72]
4011"Ride, Sally, Ride"February 27, 2014 (2014-02-27)1.54.114.913.43[73]
4112"We Do Not Touch the First Ladies"March 6, 2014 (2014-03-06)1.64.094.412.62[74]
4213"No Sun on the Horizon"March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13)1.74.224.412.42[75]
4314"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"March 20, 2014 (2014-03-20)1.53.804.412.88[76]
4415"Mama Said Knock You Out"March 27, 2014 (2014-03-27)1.63.874.712.89[77]
4516"The Fluffer"April 3, 2014 (2014-04-03)1.63.724.512.85[78]
4617"Flesh and Blood"April 10, 2014 (2014-04-10)1.84.244.813.47[79]
4718"The Price of Free and Fair Election"April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)1.53.814.914.39[80]

DVD Release[edit]

Scandal: The Complete Third Season[81]
Set DetailsSpecial Features
  • 18 Episodes (1 extended)
  • 5-Disc Set
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround)
  • English SDH, Spanish and French subtitles
  • Finale Extended Episode
  • See the Locations at Set
  • Spotlight Cast Piece: Jeff Perry
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
Release Dates
Region 1Region 2
September 23, 2014

References[edit]

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