A call from Harrison lets Liv know that Claire is dead. He believes Jake moved the data. Fitz grabs her hand before she can go. He wants to come in. Jake gives Quinn and Charlie an assignment to do surveillance on Maya Pope.
They are finally stepping into the light. Quinn defies orders and storms the room. Olivia will take care of this. Season 3, Episode 8 November 21, 2013 Season 3, Episode 8 November 21, 2013 Josie's campaign faces a potential crisis, so Olivia's team attempt to manage it while also trying to get to the bottom of Operation Remington. Am I your fluffer today Fitz? Olivia Pope spent trying to pull her friends out of the darkness and into the light, but as she asked her father, isn't there always just more darkness? Meanwhile, Huck tries to create distance between himself and Quinn; Cyrus schemes to take down Sally; and flashbacks reveal how Fitz, Mellie and Cyrus first joined forces.
The money still exists, but it can only be accessed from within B613 where Jake controls the code. Meanwhile, as the presidential election gets underway, Cyrus and Mellie work on Fitz';;;s reelection campaign, Olivia tries to help Congresswoman Josephine Marcus and Cyrus attempts to plot the downfall of Vice President Sally Langston. Cy says he did it because she was lying down on the job by sending a proxy. We do not touch the First Ladies. Maybe I'm here to make you feel good? A press event where Fitz and Mellie speak to the Warrior Women of America helps put a positive spin on their campaign. She asks Fitz what he needs.
Fitz, Mellie and Andrew leave the room almost immediately after Abby begins speaking. He can shut it all down. Afterwards, Andrew lets Mellie know that things are over between them. What else do you need? Season 3, Episode 7 November 14, 2013 Season 3, Episode 7 November 14, 2013 Mellie seeks to bolster her public image with a compelling news interview. Olivia Pope dedicates her life to protecting and defending the public images of our nation's elite.
He says he needs Andrew to stop sleeping with his wife. It turns out there is. Jake orders his agents to sit tight. Elsewhere, Cyrus fails to think of the collateral damage that could result from his plotting Sally's downfall. If you're Olivia Pope, yes. The Reston campaign takes a severe body blow.
He holds a gun out with his free hand to keep her fellow gladiators at bay. Fitz wants Andrew off his ticket. She asks Andrew if he wants to keep sleeping with Mellie or be Vice President. Reston threatens to have his wife shipped away if she crosses him. Am I here to stroke your ego? It details how he killed her lover in cold blood. The discussion turns into an emotional argument about their relationship.
It ends with Olivia telling Fitz to make nice with Andrew and Mellie. Then she swipes info off his cell phone. After leaving the White House, the power consultant opened her own firm, hoping to start a new chapter, both professionally and personally, but she can';;;t seem to completely cut ties with her past, specifically her secret relationship with the President. She needs to hear it from him. Fitz orders a private chat with Olivia.
Olivia breaks up the meeting. What service am I billing you for today? They talk about hitting either the White House or the campaign trail. Charlie tries to call Command. A furious Mellie slaps Fitz. How did it all go down? Jake storms into the office.
Jeannine Locke, the woman everyone thinks had an affair with Fitz, has written a book. Olivia wants the Grant and Langston camps to gang up on the increasingly-popular Governor Reston. He asks Olivia if he should. Her explosive memoir spills sordid details of risqué White House romps that never happened—to her, at least. But their maneuvering might have deadly consequences thanks to Maya Pope. Am I here to wipe your tears?. Mama Maya crashes the dinner her daughter is having with her dad.
He pins Olivia to the wall by the throat. The surveillance signal on Maya is lost. Or maybe I'm here to make you feel hot and manly and ready so you're not jealous of your wife's boyfriend. They deliver the file they have on him to his imprisoned wife. Olivia makes a toast to tell her team that they accomplished their mission. She drops it off to Huck and Harrison before silently walking away with a humiliated, defeated look on her face.