Scandal Season 3 Episode 18: "The Price of Free and Fair Elections" Quotes
Olivia: You want to stand in the sun with me.
Jake: I want us to stand in the sun together.
Jake: Take me with you. Run away with me. Save me.
Olivia: I am in love with someone else.
Jake: You're leaving everything else behind. Leave that behind too.
It's me. I'm the thing that needs to be fixed. I'm the thing that needs to be handled. I'm the scandal. And the best way to deal with a scandal is to shut it down.Olivia
This is me doing what I do best. I'm handling this. I'm fixing this. I have been over every option. I have looked at it from every angle, and I have hoped and prayed that I was wrong. I have tried to pretend that I didn't know what the answer is, but I do, so now it's time for me to stand in my truth.Olivia
Olivia: It's me. Everything that's happened, none of it would be happening if it weren't for me. My mother, my father, the man I love, an innocent boy dying, churches being blown up, you being thrown in the hole. The only common denominator is me. I'm at the center. I'm the eye of the storm.
Jake: So you're the devil, is that it? And this is your pity party?
I kept my distance from him because I was terrified of what he might...be. Turns out he was yours the whole time. But he was always mine, or he should have been. But I was afraid, and now he's gone.Mellie
Rowan: You're not looking for justice, Mr. President. You're looking for a head served on a platter.
Fitz: Are you saying you can get that for me?
Rowan: I may not be your friend, Mr. President, but I am a father. I know what I would do if someone hurt my child. Yes, I will get that for you.
Olivia: How did we get like this? When did we stop being people?
Cyrus: Were we ever people? Or did serving at the pleasure of the President just help us to shed our pesky skins and unmask us as the monsters we really are?
Olivia: We're going to win the election now. They lost their child. America will rally behind them.
Cyrus: We're going to win. I hadn't really thought about it.
Olivia: I did. A child is dead and that's the first thing that popped into my head.
Cyrus: I was going to let that church blow up with everyone in it.
[to Olivia] That man hurts you. He uses you. And he will throw you away when he's done with you. I just wanted to give you the chance to be free. To be happy.Maya
[to Fitz] I wouldn't want you if, knowing what you know, you left her now.Olivia
Leo: Any words of advice?
Cyrus: Nope. Well, maybe. Try and protect your soul if you still have one. It's futile, but you should still try.