When Olivia's name was leaked as the woman having an affair with the President, speculation swirled about who spilled the beans. With all eyes on Mellie as the culprit, we were shocked to find out that Fitz outed his own mistress. Why? He wanted to free her from the secret and out maneuver the First Lady. Unfortunately, it didn't turn out exactly as he had hoped.
Seriously, Liv went to her former lover (the President, who's still crazy about her) to get her most recent lover, Jake out of the deep dark hole where her father is holding him captive. Talk about desperate times...
Just when we thought he was out...Huck actually has the chance to take out Eli Pope and ends up killing for him instead! Those must be some incredibly powerful triggers they've drilled into Huck's warped brain. That makes us wonder, who else would he kill for Command?
Well, sort of. It was Papa Pope who issued the order to blow a commercial airliner out of the sky but Fitz was the military pilot charged with carrying it out. Little did he know that his future true love's mother was supposedly on board.
Before Fitz even ran for Governor, Big Jerry got drunk and raped Mellie. She kept it quiet and used it to control the arrogant, bully. Why? Because she loved Fitz and believed in their future and she knew the truth would ruin him.
Riding the adrenaline rush of her new found hobby (aka torture), Quinn teamed up with Charlie for a little fun. Little did she realize the plan included having her execute a security guard. And thanks to digital surveillance, Charlie has the proof to hold over her head.
When Huck realizes that his little protege has taken her training too far, he decides to find out exactly what she's done and teach her a lesson. I really can't blame Quinn for being scared out of her mind of Huck. He stripped her, bound her with duct tape and used a pair of pliers to pull out her teeth. No wonder Charlie's looking like the safer option.
When James realized that Cyrus, had set him up to be propositioned by the VP's very much in the closet hubby, we knew there'd be consequences. We just didn't know how severe. Turns out Cyrus' brilliant plan left his marriage in tatters as James was angry enough to actually do the deed with Daniel Douglas.
James adultery wasn't the only thing to come of Cyrus's plan to destroy Sally. When the VP saw those photos of her hubby and James, she lost it. The next thing we knew, Daniel Douglas was a corpse on the floor and the Grant campaign had yet another skeleton in its closet.
As the first half of the season came to a close, B-613 took another crazy turn. Papa Pope was out and Jake was in. Jake ended things with Olivia to head across town and take over the covert organization. Now that Fitz and the head of B-613 seem to be working together, it's anyone's guess what happens next.
President Grant: You think they'll get past this? Olivia: I don't know how they can. President Grant: I think that those two people want to be together. I think that love, at the end of the day, is stronger than some mistakes somebody made. Something they did that they regret. I think that love allows for forgiveness. Don't you?