Mellie's grief begins to draw attention toward the White House on Scandal and Cyrus recruits an American hero couple to Fitz's State of the Union address in order to make an impact on the viewing public.
The White House goes into a tailspin when Sally sets up a meeting with the NRA. Huck and Olivia come to a realization that surprises them both and Olivia Pope & Associates gets an unexpected client on Scandal.
Fitz believes he's well prepared for the Presidential debate but gets thrown a curve. Olivia gets news that forces her to make a difficult decision and someone's dirty little secret could turn deadly on Scandal.
Olivia: I don't want normal, and easy, and simple. I want.. Edison: What? What do you want, Olivia? Olivia: I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love. Don't you want that, too? Edison: Love is not supposed to be painful or devastating. Love isn't supposed to hurt, Liv.
I am not a toy that you can play with when you're bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me! Until then, we are done.