Olivia's team try to resolve a security breach. Meanwhile, Fitz contemplates ignoring Olivia's advice when his reelection campaign loses momentum; and Adnan and Maya strategize about how to proceed.
Abby steps in as Olivia's proxy and takes on duties at the White House. Meanwhile, the team continues to investigate B613, and someone throws a wrench in Reston's presidential campaign.
Fitz and Mellie's children prepare for an interview. Adnan seeks Harrison's help. Rowan warns Olivia to stop investigating B613.
Sally arranges a meeting with the NRA, sending the White House into a tailspin. Huck and Olivia come to startling realizations. A surprising person asks Pope and Associates for help.
A well prepared Fitz gets thrown a curve ball during the first presidential debate. Olivia receives shocking news and is forced to make an extremely difficult decision, and the gladiators work with a powerful CEO accused of murder. Meanwhile, one dirty little secret could lead to deadly consequences.moreless
Fitz faces a harsh reality when old feelings and jealousy arise at an event; Quinn wants to prove herself; Leo arranges a meeting between Sally and an old friend.
The White House deals with a bombshell announcement made by Vice President Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging and difficult new role.
Now that the truth is out there, things will never be the same and everyone will have to face the consequences of their actions.
As the team gets closer to the truth, loyalties are tested and relationships are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, Cyrus has to deal with his own crisis and he realizes that he may have gone too far.moreless
Olivia and the team try to handle both uncovering the truth behind Operation Remington, while also managing a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign. Meanwhile, Quinn falls further down the rabbit hole with Charlie, and Cyrus creates a plan to take down Sally, but doesn’t think of the possible harm he could inflict on himselfmoreless
In hope of recovering from public backlash, Mellie does a hard-hitting news interview. As Huck pushes Quinn away, her bloodlust threatens to put her in danger.
Olivia faces a decision that will affect the relationship that she has with the White House; Cyrus and Mellie plot against Josie Marcus while Olivia's team work with her.
Live from New York, it's... Rev. Al Sharpton!
Sketches include "Dinner with the Obamas," "Career Week," "What Does My Girl Say?" (film), "How's He Doing?" "Miss Universe Moscow 2013," "Cartoon Catchphrase," "Booker T. Washington High Fall Carnival," "Date or Diss," and "Ice Cream" (film).
Eminem performed "Berserk" (featuring Rick Rubin) and "Survival" (featuring Skylar Grey).moreless
The team investigates Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus, while Olivia and Mellie have a surprising run-in during the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck get closer to the truth about Operation Remington.moreless
A philandering senator who takes risqué photos of himself becomes Olivia's latest client. Elsewhere, Mellie becomes entangled in a scandal with a congresswoman.
The finalists present their collections at Lincoln Center. The Winner of Project Runway Season 12 is announced.
A mother from the Midwest hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions, leading to some eventful circumstances at the Capitol. Mellie and Fitz confess their true feelings.
Flashbacks reveal more about Olivia's relationship with her father. The White House and Pope & Associates work to clean up the mess they created.
Government Shutdown continues, Samantha Bee interviews republican Scott Rigell and Kerry Washington talks about the third season of "Scandal".
With the identity of the mole now closer than ever, Olivia and her team are in very real danger.