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There's no presidential campaign without a spin war. 

On Scandal Season 5 Episode 19, Olivia and Abby's relationship is further strained when the two of them go on a spin war against one another and it leads to some shocking developments for their candidates. 

We know that tensions flare at a dinner event and Liv steals the end of the wine. That wouldn't go down well with anyone. 

Who steals wine?

Olivia Pope, of course. She steals everything these days. 

Mellie's campaign is the one in dire need of a turnaround and it looks like she turns to Fitz for some sort of advice. 

I don't think Mellie's ever looked happier to lay eyes on her former love.

Maybe he feels bad about the way he treated her and that's what leads him to her. 

Then there's the big debate and it looks like Susan actually manages to speak for herself throughout the full thing. 

Mellie looks set to go away upset after it, so we can only assume that Abby leaked something that makes her look bad. 

Will Mellie ever catch a break?

Either way, we'll need to tune into the full episode when it airs to find out what exactly is going on. 

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Note: Scandal Season 5 Episode 19 airs Thursday April 28 on ABC.

1. You Did Not Just Say That! - Scandal

You Did Not Just Say That! - Scandal
Susan does not look impressed with Mellie's statement.

2. Welcome To Florida! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Welcome To Florida! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
With the presidential candidates vying for the top spot, they all head off to meet with Florida's governor.

3. Smile Time! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Smile Time! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
Mellie's campaign just isn't getting the traction she thought it would.

4. What's Mellie So Happy About? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

What's Mellie So Happy About? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
The drama of the campaign can easily take its toll, but Mellie seems to be happy about something for a change.

5. Is It Fitz? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Is It Fitz? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
Fitz and Mellie never seem to be on the best of terms, but might the current President give the mother of his children some advice?

6. I Miss You! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

I Miss You! - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
She looks a little too happy to see the man who cheated on her with Olivia Pope. Is he her last resort?

7. Abby In Trouble? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Abby In Trouble? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
Considering she is going head-to-head with Olivia, you can bet your bottom dollar that Abby is probably in a lot of trouble in this picture!

8. Another Debate - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Another Debate - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
Susan has been known to flake on the debates, but could this be the one were she has a consistently great speech?

9. Who Do The People Like More? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Who Do The People Like More? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
Susan and Mellie are obviously trying to bring the other one down, but how far will they go?

10. Susan Winning? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19

Susan Winning? - Scandal Season 5 Episode 19
It sure looks like Mellie isn't coming out of this one with more fans.

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Scandal Season 5 Episode 19 Quotes

Mellie: You mean she sent one of her people?
Fitz: I mean she did it with her bare hands.
Mellie: You should have told me.
Fitz: You should have asked.
Mellie: Wow. Props to Liv.

Abby's doing her job. We have a problem.

Mellie