Aired: Oct 12, 2017 , Thursday at 21:00 on ABC

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Episode Summary: 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 cliente more
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Mellie's State Dinner is an Affair to Remember

It's Mellie's first state dinner as president in "Pressing the Flesh," and she has one job to do: secure a nuclear peace treaty with the president of Bashran. But that's not an easy task, and Olivia tries to take matters into her own hands. And in true Scandal fashion, things don't exactly go according to plan during the dinner. Meanwhile, QPA gladiators also attend the dinner to recruit some clients.A Lonely MellieBefore the state dinner, Mellie meets with President Rashad. An... more

Pressing the Flesh

When you think of a state dinner, you think of an elegant affair that has the best people in politics meeting up for some fine dining and chatting about what could be done better.  Then there's a Scandal state dinner, and an assassination attempt is just par for the course.  On Scandal Season 7 Episode 2 President Rashad of Bashran made his way to meet up with the POTUS who wanted to try and find a way to have some unity between the United States of America and the Middle East.... more



'Scandal' Season 7: 5 Reasons Why Olivia Shouldn't Be Command

S candal season 7 has Olivia in a dual role -- Mellie's chief of staff and in charge of B613. But it seems as if all that power is finally taking its toll on her, as her recent order to kill Rashad is now coming back around to bite her with Quinn's disappearance in episode 6. Perhaps Rowan is right in that Olivia is just not cut out to be Command. Here are five reasons why Rowan is right and Olivia shouldn't be Command. She's Too Emotional Despite trying to be hard and unattached... more

'Scandal' Poll: Is Olivia's Bullying out of Control?

Ever since Olivia became Command, she's been bullying everyone around her, including Fitz, her father, Mellie and her new love interest. In "Adventures of Babysitting," Fitz outs her behavior to Mellie, which throws Olivia into damage control and even more bullying. But is it completely out of control? And is this a good direction to take Scandal in its final season? Too Much Power Olivia Pope has always been manipulative and a bully. It's how she got things done on Fitz's campaign, how she got th... more

SCANDAL Season 7 Episode 5 Photos Adventures in Babysitting

“Adventures in Babysitting” – 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, on “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, NOV. 2 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. SCANDAL Season 7 Episode 5 Photos Adventures in Babysitting more


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