Olivia takes a case which takes her away from Fitz and the White House just as the story of their affair breaks in the media. Fitz will no doubt take this as a sign of rejection while Olivia will see it as an act of self-preservation.
Fitz knows that someone close to him is disloyal and he's on a mission to find out the identity of his betrayer on Scandal Season 5 Episode 2. If he and Olivia are ever to have a chance to be together, he has to find a way to weather this political and personal storm.
Huck is a broken man. Can he handle getting back to work so soon after his encounter with Quinn? Has he silenced his inner demons? Could there BE any more questions about Huck? (Yes. Yes, there could be. He's an enigma.)
It's pretty clear from their body language that Quinn disagrees with whatever decision Jake has made regarding Huck. Maybe she thinks Huck can't be saved. Maybe she doesn't want to accept responsibility for her hand in helping him get this way.
Fitz entertains a foreign dignitary on Scandal Season 5 Episode 1. When the Queen's family suffers a tragedy, Olivia Pope is hired to make sure the royal family's skeletons stay hidden deep within the castle closet.
On Scandal Season 5 Episode 1, Fitz asks Mellie for a divorce, and this time, he means it. Will she grant him his request or make things difficult for Fitz and his mistress? (Let's be real. This is Mellie Grant we're talking about...)
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.