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The Candidate (Season 5, Episode 11)
TV Episode | 43 min | Drama, Thriller

Mellie seeks out Olivia's help but may not be prepared for what it entails, and Liz tries to convince Susan Ross to run for the presidency. Meanwhile, Abby and Cyrus are at odds when a profile piece on Fitz comes into question.
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Shonda Rhimes (created by) | Alison Schapker | Severiano Canales (story editor) | Raamla Mohamed (executive story editor) | Paul William Davies (executive story editor)
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Feb 18, 2016 (United States)


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27 cast members
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Kerry Washington
Olivia Pope Olivia Pope   See fewer
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Scott Foley
Jake Ballard Jake Ballard   See fewer
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Darby Stanchfield
Abby Whelan Abby Whelan   See fewer
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Katie Lowes
Quinn Perkins Quinn Perkins   See fewer
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Jeff Perry
Cyrus Beene Cyrus Beene   See fewer
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Joshua Malina
David Rosen David Rosen   See fewer
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Bellamy Young
Mellie Grant Mellie Grant   See fewer
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Portia de Rossi
Elizabeth North Elizabeth North   See fewer
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Cornelius Smith Jr.
Marcus Walker Marcus Walker   See fewer
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Tony Goldwyn
Fitzgerald Grant Fitzgerald Grant   See fewer
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Kate Burton
Sally Langston Sally Langston   See fewer
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Artemis Pebdani
Susan Ross Susan Ross   See fewer
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Francisco Vargas Francisco Vargas   See fewer
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Lillian Forrester Lillian Forrester   See fewer
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Wayne Turner Wayne Turner   See fewer
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Max Turner (uncredited) Max Turner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

7.6 / 10 | 278 votes