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On Scandal Season 4 Episode 14, Olivia tries to convince Jake that she's fine and doesn't need to talk to anyone about her experience. Instead, she's working a case and helping the police handle a situation when the father of the deceased black boy shows up on the scene demanding to see the officer who shot his son. 

Olivia promises the man, Clarence, the Attorney General. David, however, refuses to come. He's busy helping Fitz and Cyrus decide what to do about replacing the Vice President. Fitz throws out a couple of names for Andrew's replacement and Cyrus disapproves of his selections. Fitz tells Cyrus Mellie will be the next President so he doesn't want to give her any competition.

At the crime scene, Mr. Parker is still demanding to see the officer who shot his son, and a crowd is gathering around them. A man named Marcus Walker breaks the police tape to bring Mr. Parker a lawn chair. Olivia tries to get them both to work with her but Marcus doesn't believe she can be fair if she's being paid by the police. 

Marcus, a neighborhood activist, rallies the crowd and works them into a loud protest. Olivia has the team check on both Walker and Parker and both seem clean, as does the son. 

Olivia interrogates the shooting officer who says he only fired when he felt his life was in danger. Marcus asks Olivia for the name of the officer who shot Brandon Parker and she refuses to turn it over. He accuses her of not caring about the lives of people in that neighborhood. Marcus finds the officer's name and releases it to the media painting the police force in a negative light in the process.

Mellie receives guests at the White House and a senator puts her on the spot about vaccination protocols in the middle of a reception. The governor of New Mexico makes a statement about the situation in DC and Cyrus suggests Fitz consider her as a Vice President. 

Olivia takes Mr. Parker a sandwich and he tells her about his hopes for Brandon. She promises that they'll get to the bottom of things and Mr. Parker isn't hopeful. Olivia notices the police moving the press behind a barricade and suiting up in riot gear and tells the police chief he's making a mistake. Then she crosses the tape to join the protestors. The police chief stands down.

Mellie learns that Fitz met with the governor of New Mexico and knows that she's being vetted for the Vice Presidency. When she confronts Fitz about it, he has nothing to say.

Olivia seeks David's help in watching the tapes of Brandon Parker's shooting after learning that the police department had all available security footage picked up because the shooting didn't happen the way they said it did. She asks him to subpoena the police department for video footage and he gets it.

Mr. Parker and Marcus watch with Olivia and the footage shows Marcus reaching into his pocket for something, but they can't be sure what from the tape. They move Brandon's body and find a knife, but Mr. Parker knows it isn't his son's. He turns his gun on Marcus and Olivia after they try to convince him to go home and grieve his son. She backs away slowly, her hand trembling.

The police bring in snipers and officers dressed in riot gear and prepare for the riot which will come when they shoot Mr. Parker.

Cyrus bursts into the President's residence demanding to know who put in a call to the Times about the New Mexican governor. Mellie says she didn't do it but Cyrus doesn't believe her. Fitz sends him away and then tells Mellie he made the call. He never had any intention of making her VP.

Jake storms in OPA and demands to know why Quinn and Huck let Olivia go back to work. He helps them figure out what happened at the shooting. Olivia confronts the police officer involved in the shooting and his outburst leaves her speechless.

Mellie suggests Fitz vet the Senator who asked her about vaccination protocols and when he offers her the job she tries to decline but not before sticking both of her feet into her mouth. Fitz is nonplussed and moves ahead with plans to make her his Vice President.

Olivia returns to Mr. Parker to tell him that the officer who shot his son is behind bars. He lays down his weapon and says goodbye to his son. She escorts him to the White House for a meeting with the President. 

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Scandal
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14

Scandal Season 4 Episode 14 Quotes

Marcus: Help us get justice.
Olivia: You don't want justice. You want anger. You want outrage. You want retribution.
Marcus: You're right. I do. So should you.

There is a dead child lying in the street in front of their homes. What would you do if there was a dead child, a child you knew, in front of your home? The fact that they stand in groups and say things you do not like does not make them a mob. It makes them Americans.

Olivia