Aired: Oct 12, 2017 , Thursday at 22:00 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



5 Reasons the 'Scandal' Series Finale Fell Flat

Scandal was a series that always had twists and turns and kept viewers on the edge of their seats. I joined the Scandal bandwagon in season 3 and I eagerly binge-watched every episode to catch up because it was that good. Season 7 of Scandal and the series finale fell sort of flat though. I am disappointed with how rushed the finale felt to wrap up everything, and then was left wanting a little bit more in the possible glimpse into the future. Here are five reasons I feel the more

Shonda Rhimes Explains Why the Big Death in the 'Scandal' Series Finale Was Necessary

The Scandal series finale wasn't the bloody affair it could've been. For the most part, Scandal ended on a happy note with the most hardened villains defeated and the heroes, or at least kind of heroes, getting their happily ever after. Yet the finale wasn't kind to everyone. David Rosen, who was the last true beacon of morality and justice on Scandal, was killed ... more

6 Ways 'Scandal' Should End

After seven seasons, Scandal is coming to an end. For a series with ups and downs, the final season found Olivia Pope bullying her friends and allies, spiraling out of control, losing her way and then climbing her way back to the top. Season 7 introduced an Olivia Pope no one ever saw before, and in "Standing in the Sun," our favorite gladiators, along with Fitz and Mellie, are left vulnerable when Olivia finally decides to do the right thing and reveal B613 to America. With one episode left, I'm left to wonder how exactly Scandal will end... more


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