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.
With the identity of the mole now closer than ever, Olivia and her team are in very real danger.
The team realizes they may have made a mistake on an old case, possibly putting them all in danger; Olivia and Jake's relationship intensifies, while Fitz and Mellie's relationship hits a low.
Harrison leads the group as they assist a billionaire whose mental state is questionable. Meanwhile, Olivia helps plan Fitz's 50th birthday party; and James stumbles onto something big as he looks into Cytronmoreless
Olivia helps a senator who is afraid of becoming a disgrace while Pope & Associates learn more about Quinn's identity.
Gideon intensifies his investigation into the Amanda Tanner case and in doing so finds a connection between Olivia Pope and the Grant when he was running for office. Olivia's background with Grant are seen through retrospect.moreless
The residents agonize over their oral boards, reliving every answer they gave during their exams; Arizona's close childhood friend comes to Seattle Grace for medical help; the doctors work on a patient who is missing one third of his skull; and Julia asks Mark to start a family with her. Meanwhile Catherine tells Richard that one of his residents has failed.moreless
Violet and Pete decide to give counseling a try. Amelia receives some news that causes her to retreat from her colleagues. Addison fine tunes her life to let in a new man. Mason gives Charlotte and Cooper cause for worry. A relative of one of her patients makes Violet suspicious.moreless
The team needs to quickly figure out how to treat the virus when more and more people are becoming ill and dying.
The CBI team must determine who killed a disgraced clothing designer who was on the verge of a comeback. FBI Agent Darcy hasn't finished with her investigation into Red John.
In order to determine who killed an undercover narc, Jane and the CBI team must go back over every step of her investigation.
The doctors of Seattle Grace are called upon to man up when a stampede at a comic book convention causes an influx of colorful characters in the OR-blurring the lines of fantasy and reality; Mark shows his softer side with baby Sofia when Arizona and Callie go out of town, but at work he continues to give Jackson a hard time; Ben returns to the OR, only to find that Nurse Eli has moved in on Bailey; and the male doctors bond over their frustrations with women.moreless
Cooper is determined to save a patient, whether or not it means breaking the rules.
A familiar and non-violent gang of thieves, know as the Dear Jane Robbers, leave more questions than answers after a security guard is killed and they thieves depart in a barrage of automatic weapons fire. The most puzzling question is why this one crime did not fit their usual pattern. Brenda finds Fritz that has a wealth of information and is also showing an unusual amount interest in the crime. She and the team are shocked to discover the reason why.
Meanwhile, Brenda and Chief Pope find out if their chances ay becoming the next Chief of Police when the short list of candidates is released.
Addy and Malcolm try to close an insurance case while Dylan and Beth fight to keep a young client from serving jail time all before Cliff and Susan's charity gala.