Scandal is back and began with business as usual in the White House. Olivia takes charge of Fitz’s Staff telling them exactly what must be done to keep him in office. Sally announces she will be running against him, while still remaining vice president. Everyone is taken aback, especially Fitz. Later in the Oval Office, Fitz announces he will choose his former lieutenant governor, Andrew Nichols, as his new VP. Olivia advises against it, but Fitz refuses to budge. Charlie reassures Jake of his loyalty, while the former assures him Quinn will never be apart of B613.
David plays Sally’s murder tape to James. The latter rescinds his offer to help now that he works for the White House. Olivia researches and interviews Andrew for the VP position, she warns him running with Fitz could ruin his political brand beyond repair. Later, Olivia meets with her father to offer an apology for him being replaced at B613. Rowan rails against her, admonishing her for trusting Fitz. He promises to use her as a weapon against him. He also warns her to run from the White House, promising Fitz will not make it to the end of his term; and to begin grieving now!