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Happy Birthday, Mr. President 

The President's shot upon arriving at what is supposed to be his birthday party. Olivia who's there, goes to the hospital. And she recalls moments from her days in the White House. The Vice... See full summary »

Director:

Oliver Bokelberg

Writers:

Shonda Rhimes (created by), Shonda Rhimes
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Washington ... Olivia Pope
Columbus Short ... Harrison Wright
Darby Stanchfield ... Abby Whelan
Katie Lowes ... Quinn Perkins
Guillermo Díaz ... Huck (as Guillermo Diaz)
Jeff Perry ... Cyrus Beene
Joshua Malina ... David Rosen (credit only)
Bellamy Young ... Mellie Grant
Tony Goldwyn ... Fitzgerald Grant
Kate Burton ... Sally Langston
Gregg Henry ... Hollis Doyle
Debra Mooney ... Verna Thornton
Dan Bucatinsky ... James Novak
Norm Lewis ... Edison Davis
Keiko Agena ... Britta Kagen
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Storyline

The President's shot upon arriving at what is supposed to be his birthday party. Olivia who's there, goes to the hospital. And she recalls moments from her days in the White House. The Vice President tries assume the duties of the President so Cyrus asks for Olivia's help. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Shondaland, ABC Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Not counting Scandal: Sweet Baby (2012) (obviously), this is the first episode without a recap sequence at the beginning. See more »

Goofs

The shooting scene did not match the shooting scene present at the very end of the previous episode. In that episode only the first shot fired was shown and the scene cut out shortly after, but not before an aerial camera view of people's reactions and positions inconsistent with the longer scene played out in this episode. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Announcer Voice: This is a BNC news special report. Reporting live from Washington Reed Wallace.
Reed Wallace: We have unconfirmed reports that shots were fired outside President Fitzgerald Grant's birthday gala this evening. And early reports suggest...
[hand moves to his ear]
Reed Wallace: What? Where is the President? Why is he... I've just been told that the President has gone to James Madison hospital. Why is he... Okay. I'm getting a report now that confirms that President Grant was not wounded. He *was* wounded? Speak ...
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Connections

References President Kennedy's Birthday Salute (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Scandal End Theme
(uncredited)
Composed by Chad Fischer
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