If you're looking for shocking moments, then Scandal is the show for you. Olivia Pope and her Gladiators do whatever it takes to get results for their clients.
But that's only the beginning...
While Olivia and Fitz can't seem to decide whether they want to save his Presidency, run away to a log cabin in Vermont or just have sex on his desk, the rest of D.C. continues to spiral out of control.
The first half of Scandal Season 3 rocked us with the truth behind Olivia's twisted parents, baby Huck's (aka Quinn's) decent into a much darker world, Mellie's horrifying relations with her in-laws and just how deep James was willing to go to get his interview.
Adultery, murder, rape, torture, more adultery and more murder. Take a look at our 12 Most Scandalous Moments from this season of Scandal.
When Olivia's name was leaked as the woman having an affair with the President, speculation swirled about who spilled the beans. With all eyes on Mellie as the culprit, we were shocked to find out that Fitz outed his own mistress. Why? He wanted to free her from the secret and out maneuver the First Lady. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out exactly as he had hoped.
Seriously, Liv went to her former lover (the President, who's still crazy about her) to get her most recent lover, Jake out of the deep dark hole where her father is holding him captive. Talk about desperate times...
Just when we thought he was out...Huck actually has the chance to take out Eli Pope and ends up killing for him instead! Those must be some incredibly powerful triggers they've drilled into Huck's warped brain. That makes us wonder, who else would he kill for Command?
Well, sort of. It was Papa Pope who issued the order to blow a commercial airliner out of the sky but Fitz was the military pilot charged with carrying it out. Little did he know that his future true love's mother was supposedly on board.
Before Fitz even ran for Governor, Big Jerry got drunk and raped Mellie. She kept it quiet and used it to control the arrogant, bully. Why? Because she loved Fitz and believed in their future and she knew the truth would ruin him.
Riding the adrenaline rush of her new found hobby (aka torture), Quinn teamed up with Charlie for a little fun. Little did she realize the plan included having her execute a security guard. And thanks to digital surveillance, Charlie has the proof to hold over her head.
When Huck realizes that his little protege has taken her training too far, he decides to find out exactly what she's done and teach her a lesson. I really can't blame Quinn for being scared out of her mind of Huck. He stripped her, bound her with duct tape and used a pair of pliers to pull out her teeth. No wonder Charlie's looking like the safer option.
When James realized that Cyrus, had set him up to be propositioned by the VP's very much in the closet hubby, we knew there'd be consequences. We just didn't know how severe. Turns out Cyrus' brilliant plan left his marriage in tatters as James was angry enough to actually do the deed with Daniel Douglas.
James adultery wasn't the only thing to come of Cyrus's plan to destroy Sally. When the VP saw those photos of her hubby and James, she lost it. The next thing we knew, Daniel Douglas was a corpse on the floor and the Grant campaign had yet another skeleton in its closet.
As the first half of the season came to a close, B-613 took another crazy turn. Papa Pope was out and Jake was in. Jake ended things with Olivia to head across town and take over the covert organization. Now that Fitz and the head of B-613 seem to be working together, it's anyone's guess what happens next.
Abby: What happens to you happens to me. I'm good at my job, Leo. I am a lion up there. I own that room. I work for it. I give a strong briefing. And they write about that. They cover the news and there are articles about how well I do at my job. But they also write about me. If I wear lipstick, I'm dolled up. If I don't, I've let myself go. They wonder if I'm trying to bring dresses back and they don't like it when I repeat outfits even though I'm on a government salary. They discuss my hair color. There are anonymous blogs that say I'm too skinny. They have a running joke that I'm on a hunger strike until I'm liberated by the Democrats! Leo: Abby-- Abby: They also write about you. Every article that comes out about me has your name somewhere in it because apparently there's this rule that in order to write about me they also have to report to the world that there's a man who wants me. My work, my accomplishments, my awards, I stand at the most powerful podium in the world, but a story about me ain't a story unless they report on the fact that I am the girlfriend of 'D.C. fixer Leo Bergen' like it validates me, gives me an identity, a definition. They can't fathom the concept that my life doesn't revolve around you. My life doesn't revolve anywhere near you. It's horrifying. 'Property of Leo Bergen.' Tell me, Leo, when they write about you do they report on your clothes? Do they write about your thighs? There is a difference. There is. So what happens to you happens to me, which is why I'm writing a letter of resignation. Are we done?
I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.