Apr. 05, 2012
Returning Series
60 min.
ABC TV Network

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A former media relations consultant to the President, Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite. After leaving the White House, she opened her own firm, hoping to start over but she can't seem to completely cut ties with her past. It becomes apparent that her staff, who specialize in fixing the lives of other can't quite fix their own.

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Darby Stanchfield was born and raised in Kodiak, Alaska. Her father was a commercial crab fisherman. ...

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Abby Whelan is the firm's crack investigator. Outspoken, indomitable and always willing to spar, Abby takes her work seriously and never suffers fools. Abby and Olivia’s friendship goes way back to law school and they’re the first ones to call each other out when either goes adrift. She also hates Republicans and likes baking—in fact, she uses baking as a way to settle her nerves after long days dealing with the viper’s nest that is Washington D.C.

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01x07 - Grant: For The People
Season 1, Episode 07
06x04 - The Belt
Season 6, Episode 04
02x08 - Happy Birthday, Mr. President
Season 2, Episode 08
06x01 - Survival of the Fittest
Season 6, Episode 01
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05x19 - Buckle Up Season 5 / Episode 19: - Buckle Up

Sally Langston: [on her TV show] O, say can you see, Lovers of Liberty. By dawn's early light, a political cat fight, with nary an end in sight.
Olivia Pope: As the audience here in L A as well as the rest of the country could see, Senator Grant was the clear winner of the debate.
Abby Whelan: You witnessed a desperate woman up there, lashing out, knowing all the momentum is now with Susan.
05x19 - Buckle Up Season 5 / Episode 19: - Buckle Up

Abby Whelan: [to the president in the Oval Office] I run you. You run the country. That's the job. I run you, so you can run the country. I make these decisions so that you don't have to. So that you can decide who lives and who dies when you bomb a village looking for terrorists. So that you can go hold the hands of broken mothers when a classroom full of first graders gets gunned down by some school shooter in Illinois. So you can take us to the moon or Mars or wherever is next. I run you, you run the country. That is the job, and you don't question it. You do not get to cage your monster!
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