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Quotes (93)

  • Harrison: (To Quinn) I'm not a baby lawyer. I'm a Gladiator in a suit, because that's what you are when you work for Olivia Pope. You're a Gladiator in a suit. Do you wanna be a Gladiator?
    Quinn: Yes.
    Harrison: You have to say it.
    Quinn: I wanna be a Gladiator in a suit.

  • Olivia: (About Amanda Tanner) I'm sorry, I have to ask.
    Fitz: No. I never…I would never…no. You've known me for a long time. Longer than most. You know I didn't fall for some young girl. You know there's only one person I love.
    Cyrus: Mellie and Fitz are happy together, Liv. He'd have no reason to cheat.
    Olivia: I'll handle it. Consider it handled.
    Fitz: You should come back to the White House. We need you on our side.
    Olivia: I like working for myself. But I've never left your side.

  • Billy: (to Olivia and Cyrus) Maybe this won't come out.
    Olivia: It's a dirty little secret, and dirty little secrets always come out. Don't they, Cyrus?

  • Fitz: (to Cyrus) I know I don't get to do what other men do. Above reproach, my whole life. I'm not John Edwards. I get it. Wear the crown. That's fine. There is a price. But Liv... is the love of my life.

  • Cyrus: (After Fitz listens to the tape) That’s what it is right? You getting caught with your pants down? You having sex with Amanda Tanner?
    Fitz: Cyrus, I -
    Cyrus: You don’t talk. YOU don’t talk anymore! Someone sent this to me. You get that? Amanda Tanner is blackmailing you. Which means, Olivia Pope is blackmailing you.

  • Travis: (To his girlfriend) You know who this is? This is The Olivia Pope! She is amazing! (To Olivia) Who are you working for now? The White House? CIA? FBI?
    Olivia: Right now, your mother.
    Travis: Oh…

  • Fitz: The way I see it, all roads lead back to Amanda Tanner. She’s saying we had an affair, she’s says she’s carrying our child. Without her, there’s nothing but that tape. Without her, that tape has a guy that sounds vaguely like me. There’s no proof. No one takes it seriously without being vouched for. Which means, our problem is Amanda Tanner. And she’s not a problem; she’s a kid. Our real problem…is Olivia Pope.
    Cyrus: You realize -
    Fitz: I got into this job to help people; to change this country for the better. I am the President of the United States of America. It’s time I start acting like it.

  • Olivia:: I made a tough call.

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Notes (48)

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: April 5, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: May 8, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: November 10, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: April 12, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: May 15, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: November 17, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: April 19, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: May 22, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: November 24, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: April 26, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: May 29, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: December 1, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: May 3, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: June 5, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: December 8, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: May 10, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: June 12, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: December 15, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: May 17, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: June 19, 2012 on Universal Channel
    Finland: December 22, 2013 on Liv

  • Original International Air Dates:
    Canada: September 27, 2012 on Citytv
    Czech Republic: January 29, 2013 on Universal Channel
    Finland: December 29, 2013 on Liv

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Trivia (6)

  • As per Sanders report: Stephen Finch is of Scottish descent. He was first in his class at Harvard law and once suffered a mental breakdown during a case.

  • The title of this episode comes from the movie Ghost in which Tony Goldwyn (Fitz) played the bad guy, Carl Bruner.

  • OOPS!
    Cyrus tells Fitz that B613 was set up in such a way that the president is not supposed to know about it, allowing for plausible deniability, but when Sally Langston was "acting president" the intelligence community told her about B613 when Olivia was trying to get Huck released so that he could catch Becky for attempting to assassinate the president.

  • Goof: When James is putting on his tie while talking to Cyrus, the over the shoulder scene has him folding his collar down. However when camera jumps back to his front his collar is up again, and he is folding it down once again.

  • The house that was used as the one Fitz had built for Olivia is the same used in the series "The Mentalist episode 21 of season 6, Black Hearts as Michael Ridley's home. A different decoration was used.

  • One of the documents Jake obtains from the "Briefcase of Doom" strongly implies that the organization he now heads is named after a nuclear weapon.

Allusions (5)

  • THe episode title shares its name with the 1998 action film starring Will Smith and Gene Hackman.

  • The episode title takes its name from the 1985 film of the same name, starring Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd.

  • The episode title takes its name from two movies with the same name. One is a 1992 suspense thriller starring Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, and Nicole Eggert. The other is a 1994 action film starring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, and Forest Whitaker.

  • The episode title takes its name from the 1967 film of the same name starring Sidney Pointer.

  • The episode title is a take on the classic 1939 movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, starring Jean Arthur an Jimmy Stewart.