Season 5 Episodes

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That's My Girl

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 5/12/2016
From ABC: "As each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation.
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Trump Card

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/5/2016
From ABC: "Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down.
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Buckle Up

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/28/2016
From ABC: "As Mellie, Susan and Hollis prepare to meet with Florida’s governor and vie for her influential endorsement, a spin war between Abby and Olivia threatens to keep their candidates grounded.
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Till Death Do Us Part

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 4/21/2016
From ABC: "As Olivia deals with the aftermath of what she's done, she finally finds out what exactly Jake and Rowan are plotting.
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Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/7/2016
From ABC: "The election is in full swing, which means everyone is doing their best to take down their opponents, but when a potential leak threatens several candidates, they have to work together to keep their secrets safe.
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The Miseducation of Susan Ross

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 3/31/2016
From ABC: "Following the first Republican debate, Olivia is presented with damaging information about an opponent and enlists the Gladiators to verify its authenticity.
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Pencils Down

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/24/2016
From ABC: "When Mellie makes a very public faux pas, Olivia must decide how far she’ll go to fix it.
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I See You

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/17/2016
From ABC: "Olivia continues to spy on Jake while the gladiators have to fend for themselves. Meanwhile, Susan and Mellie are feeling the pressure as their campaigns heat up; Abby begins to question Cyrus’ motives; and a blast from the past surprises everyone.
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The Fish Rots from the Head

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/10/2016
From ABC: "Olivia and the team take on some embattled Secret Service agents. Meanwhile, Abby has her hands full trying to keep Fitz in line, and Jake begins to reveal a few secrets of his own.
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Wild Card

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/25/2016
From ABC: "While Fitz is preoccupied with his own interests, Cyrus begins to orchestrate his next master plan, and Elizabeth North uses David to mastermind a plan of her own.
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The Candidate

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/18/2016
From ABC: "Mellie seeks out Olivia's help but may not be prepared for what that entails, and Liz tries to convince Susan Ross to run for the presidency.
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It's Hard Out Here for a General

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/11/2016
From ABC: "It’s been six months since Olivia and Fitz have broken up, and they are both handling their newfound freedom in very different ways.
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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/19/2015
From ABC: "Olivia is feeling more and more frustrated as she takes on "First Lady” type responsibilities at the White House.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/12/2015
From ABC: "In the midst of Fitz negotiating a historic peace deal, Olivia must rely on her instincts when a guest of the The White House discloses powerful intel.
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Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/5/2015
From ABC: "While Fitz is focused on winning back the American people, he makes a shocking discovery.
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Get Out of Jail, Free

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 10/29/2015
From ABC: "Fitz and Olivia are presented with a shocking plan that might just make all of their troubles go away, and Mellie is put through the ringer when confronted about her troubled marriage.
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You Got Served

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/22/2015
From ABC: "Olivia knows she can’t handle this latest storm on her own and calls for help from an unexpected source.
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Dog-Whistle Politics

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/15/2015
From ABC: "Eager to get answers, Jake unexpectedly crosses paths with someone he thought he’d never see again.
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Paris Is Burning

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/8/2015
From ABC: "Olivia and Fitz face some very big consequences and Mellie brings in an old friend to make sure she gets her way.
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Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/1/2015
From ABC: "The Pope and Associates team dives into a new case that takes Olivia out of D.C. and away from the President.
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Heavy Is the Head

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/24/2015
From ABC: "Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all still dealing with the aftermath of helping Command.