Olivia was on the hunt to find out what Jake’s been keeping from her, and she finally got the proof she needed. Plus, one fan favorite returned and betrayed Mellie big time!
The March 17 episode of Scandal was epic. Quinn went off on Olivia, Abby took down Cyrus, a larger than life character returned, and Olivia called a truce with Jake, only to find out she had been right about him all along. Olivia’s gut never lets her down!
Olivia was being the perfect hostess for Jake and Vanessa. Vanessa revealed how she met Jake when he cracked her phone at Shake Shack. Yes, really. Jake described Olivia as the “sister I never had.” Ew. During this dinner, Quinn and Charlie were busy bugging Vanessa’s house.
Olivia watched as Jake and Vanessa made their way home. She was spying on Jake’s new girl — big time.
Ethan let it slip to Abby that Cyrus was working on Vargas’ campaign. So she called Quinn to confirm. Quinn said she was too busy “running OPA” since Olivia was obsessed with Jake. Later, David told Abby that Cyrus was working for Vargas. Meanwhile, Huck discovered Kim was seeing a new guy. But he wasn’t just a new guy. Huck suspected the guy was after his family!
Mellie made a call to Olivia before she had a meeting with the devil himself — HOLLIS DOYLE! Olivia begged her not to take the meeting, but Mellie always does what she wants! He wanted her to make sure she held up her end of the bargain before he shelled out money for her campaign.
Elizabeth was determined to get Hollis on Susan’s side. Though unwilling at first, Fitz agreed to a meeting. Dude, why is Fitz straight up sabotaging Mellie? He needs to remember who helped get him to the Oval Office.
Quinn Loses Her Sh*t
Olivia didn’t have time for anyone or anything, except spying on Jake. She was watching him have sex with Vanessa, but what Olivia didn’t know was that Jake knew she was watching him. Jake stormed over to her place and basically called her a jealous ex. She was certain Jake was working on something with Rowan. Jake wasn’t going to take her conspiracy theory sitting down. He swore he was in love. “Best of all, she’s capable of loving me back,” he said. Low blow. Then it got weird. “Did you get off when she got off?” he asked before he walked out.
Abby confronted Cyrus about working for Vargas. She had her proof lined up and ready to throw at him. Cyrus faked major shock and threatened Abby’s job. Abby had a photo, and that’s when Cyrus started to backtrack. He just didn’t want her to tell Fitz.
Fitz had his meeting with Hollis, along with Susan. While Susan was supposed to take the reigns, Fitz totally ruined Susan’s opportunity. He kicked Hollis out. So Hollis ran straight to Mellie to give her a second chance. Mellie spilled secrets about her own campaign, and something didn’t seem right.
Charlie wanted Quinn to do some digging on Kim’s new guy, but she was busy running OPA. Well, Huck had already gone rogue and picked up Kim’s new boyfriend! Marcus, Quinn and Olivia went to look for him, and Quinn let off some steam. She accused Olivia of abandoning OPA. Quinn had a point. Olivia had put OPA on the back burner. “Why do you hate us?” Quinn screamed. Olivia fired back and said she didn’t owe anyone anything. Quinn and Olivia’s fight ended quickly when Huck turned up and revealed Kim’s boyfriend wasn’t after his family. He had all 10 toes.
Never Trust Hollis
Abby was ready to take Cyrus down. She wanted to become Fitz’s Chief of Staff. She had the opportunity to destroy Cyrus. Olivia tried to get Abby to cool her reigns, but Abby was determined. She was ready to be a big dog. Olivia pleaded with Abby not to let the White House corrupt her. Once she took the white hat off, she couldn’t put it back on.
Abby went to the White House and revealed Cyrus’ secret. She really wanted to be a big dog. Fitz, who felt betrayed once again, believed he didn’t have a way to get the one up on Cyrus. Abby dished out the optics on what Fitz could do and said she would make the best Chief of Staff. Fitz was super impressed, but he wanted Abby to fire Cyrus. Boom.
Hollis betrayed Mellie and stole all of her ideas when he announced he was running for president. Hollis, you don’t know who you are messing with. He’s going to be the Donald Trump of Scandal. Susan was furious with this turn of events and blamed everything on Fitz.
Olivia finally revealed why she had sort of abandoned OPA. It was because Quinn could hold down the fort. She could handle things when Olivia wasn’t around. Huck finally let go of Javi, even though it broke his heart. Over at the White House, Abby fired Cyrus. Olivia called a truce with Jake, but then she finally had the proof she needed that he was planning something — the crack in Vanessa’s phone. Jake had done the same thing to Olivia when they first met!
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