Planning to explore what you've missed on ''Mindy Project,'' ''Scandal,'' ''Good Wife,'' ''Arrow,'' and more? See our cheat sheets (SPOILERS!)
Best Starting Point: ''Sweet Baby'' (101) To understand the world of Olivia Pope, you're going to need to start from the top, before all of D.C.'s dirty little secrets begin to boil over.
Most Skippable Episode ''The Price of Free and Fair Elections'' (318) Even the title is boring! Basically, creator Shonda Rimes raised the stakes so high in season 3 that the finale didn't hold a candle in the shock-and-awe department.
Biggest Jaw-Dropper: ''YOLO'' (309) This one episode has torture (now with 100 percent more face licking!), terrorism, and a murder in the VP's office. THIS is the reason the season 3 finale had no chance of shocking us.
Ultimate Game-Changer: ''White Hat's Back On'' (222) Up to this point, B613 was just a nefarious government organization that ruined Huck's life. But, with a single word (''Dad?''), it went so much deeper.
Finale Fall-Out: ''The Price of Free and Fair Elections'' (318) Okay, yes, we just told you to skip this episode, but you should still know where we left off: Rowan killed the president's son, Maya is in the B613 hole, Huck found his family, Harrison is out, and Olivia left Fitz behind to fly off into the sunset with Jake. How long can that vacation really last? Katie Atkinson
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