Quinn Perkins, born Lindsay Dwyer, is a member of the crisis management team at Olivia Pope’s consulting firm, Olivia Pope & Associates. She was previously known as Lindsay Dwyer.
As Lindsay Dwyer she lived in San Jose, California and graduated from Stanford Law School. She passed the California State Bar the day before the presidential election. Her boyfriend Jesse Tyler worked for Cytron and helped rig the presidential election. He was murdered, along with 6 other co-workers in an explosion. Lindsay/Quinn was framed for the murder and before she was turned over to the police, Huck kidnapped her as a favor for Olivia, drugged her and brought her to DC. Quinn woke up with a new identity and ran with it.
She joined a law firm in D.C. called O’Malley & Lee under her assumed identity. She was then hired by Olivia Pope & Associates, not knowing that Olivia and Huck were responsible for her new identity.
After her boyfriend Gideon Wallace was murdered the OPA team “cleaned-up” the crime scene to wipe any trace of Quinn Perkins considering that wasn’t her real identity. But her identity was eventually discovered by David Rosen, however he ran her prints himself and handed her over to Olivia before outing her real identity.
After spending six months in jail, awaiting trial, she was prosecuted in federal court for the Cytron explosion. David Rosen prosecuted the case and asked for the death penalty. When the case looked like it was going to be lost, Olivia contacted Supreme Court Justice Verna Thornton who in turn was able to get the judge to enter a judgment of acquittal for Lindsay before the jury deliberated.
Months later Quinn has advanced at OPA. She begins to train with Huck in helping with clean up, trailing people, hacking on the computer. She became known as “Baby Huck.”
Courtesy of Scandal Wikia
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