'Scandal' Tweet-cap: What Does Olivia Learn About Operation Remington?
Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in "Scandal"
It's a painful lesson, one that both Olivia and her newest client, Senator Josephine Marcus (Lisa Kudrow) go through this week, though on flip sides.
Josephine has kept a secret for 30 years and its discovery could damage the best relationship she has. Meanwhile, Fitz's big secret about Operation Remington turns out to be one that undoubtedly will tear apart his relationship with Olivia.
It's that time of the week: Olivia's dreaded dinner with her father. He seems to think that things between them are "getting better," because she's not accusing him of anything. Uhhhh, no — actually, she just knows that yelling at him doesn't do any good. Then Rowan has the nerve to say that she takes after him, not her mother.
As they finish up dinner, Jake is in Rowan's house trying to download data from his computer as Huck monitors from outside. He just manages to get the files when Rowan returns home. Whew! That was close.
At least Olivia's dinner with her evil father has one good outcome #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) November 1, 2013
At the White House, Mellie and Cyrus are trying to sweet-talk a strategist named Leo Bergen ("Private Practice" alum Paul Adelstein). They want his help on Fitz's re-election campaign, but Leo doesn't want to work with a "loser." And Fitz looks like a loser — aside from the character issues, he's visibly miserable in his marriage. The "optics" are bad.
"The man looks unhappy." - Leo on Fitz. Cuz he's still married to Mellie! #Scandal— Yahoo TV (@YahooTV) November 1, 2013
Meanwhile, Olivia is meeting with Fitz's potential rival in the election, Democratic candidate Josephine Marcus. But it turns out Josie doesn't need a campaign manager; her sister Candice is doing that job. What she really needs is a fixer. At the age of 15, Josie had a baby and gave it away. Only a handful of people know, and they all live in Red Springs, Montana.
In Red Springs, Abby and Harrison work on tracking down those five people, while Huck digs some dirt. He's multi-tasking, too, still working with Jake on exposing Rowan. Huck watches the footage of Rowan's meeting with Fitz, who is pissed about Pete Foster's death. Rowan warns Fitz that someone had been checking into Pete's file and that neither of them wants that.
Huck updates Jake, but the good captain is forced to go with a group of scary-looking agents. But those agents aren't Rowan's — they're Fitz's!
The president brought his old buddy around for … a game of pick-up basketball? Well, this is how guys work out their issues: through sports.
But the game quickly escalates and Fitz snarls, "You were just supposed to watch her." Jake refuses to talk about Olivia, though. We don't foresee any more basketball games for these two in the future.
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