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“Hardball” – After a tight race and shocking conclusion to the election, flashbacks reveal what happened on the campaign trail and just how far Olivia was willing to go to win. Meanwhile, Fitz and Abby are faced with an unprecedented national crisis, and the gladiators are determined to get answers, on “Scandal,” airing THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (9:01–10:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

“Scandal” stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Joshua Malina as David Rosen, Bellamy Young as First Lady Mellie Grant, Scott Foley as Jake Ballard, Portia De Rossi as Elizabeth North, Joe Morton as Rowan Pope and Cornelius Smith Jr. as Marcus Walker.

Guest starring are George Newbern as Charlie, Kate Burton as Sally Langston, Laila Ayad as Charlotte, Ricardo Chavira as Francisco Vargas, Tessie Santiago as Luna Vargas, Saycon Sengbloh as Angela Webster, Larry Sullivan as McClintock and Lorrie Odom as Harriett.

“Scandal” was created by Shonda Rhimes (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder”). Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “How to Get Away with Murder”), Mark Fish and Tom Verica are executive producers. “Scandal” is produced by ABC Studios.

“Hardball” was written by Matt Byrne and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.


Did it feel different during the shoot? Did it feel like you had more room to breathe knowing that these episodes you were shooting wouldn’t air until much later?

No. I mean, I literally had much less room to breathe because I had a foot in my lung, but no. I felt under the gun to sort of get what we had to get done, and not from the people I work for but just because I wanted to make sure that we could get what we needed to get done. Childbirth is such a mystery. You don’t know when a baby is coming. I just think I was more focused on getting done what we needed to get done in the time that we had.

What was your reaction to the assassination of Frankie (Ricardo Chavira)?

I was shocked. We have already had assassination attempts on our show. I did not see it coming at all.