If you thought the premiere was off-the-charts silly, wait till you see next week’s episode, which establishes beyond a doubt that this isn’t just a case-of-the-week show, but an adventure in nuttiness, a dark-night-of-the-soul melodrama written and paced like a David E. Kelley wacky lawyer series. In its heart, it’s about a seemingly super-controlled character, Olivia, whose every move is secretly dictated by her need to conquer private traumas.

Main cast

  • Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
  • Henry Ian Cusick as Stephen Finch
  • Columbus Short as Harrison Wright
  • Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan
  • Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins
  • Guillermo Diaz as Huck
  • Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene
  • Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant, President of the United States

Recurring cast

  • Kate Burton as Sally Hewitt: Vice President of the United States
  • Liza Weil as Amanda Tanner
  • JoBeth Williams as Sandra Harding
  • Joshua Malina as David Rosen

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