Gun Control in Focus on 'Scandal' Tonight

"I don't do favors for the White House anymore," says Olivia Pope.
Fitz prepares for his State of the Union address on this week's new Scandal, airing Thursday, October 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

In the episode, titled "The State of the Union," in order for Fitz to make the biggest impact with his State of the Union address on gun control, Cyrus sets out to recruit a power couple (Mary McCormick and Josh Randall) who are influential on the issue. Meanwhile, Mellie's personal struggle gets national attention.

Watch a sneak peek video below:

Scandal stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob “Jake” Ballard.

Guest stars include Portia De Rossi, Mary McCormick and Josh Randall.

"The State of the Union" was written by Heather Mitchell and directed by Allison Liddi-Brown.