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.
He needs you, Olivia. He is tired and broken and it isn't the job. It's doing the job without you. He's not alive when you're not here. He can't breathe when you're not here. He doesn't have the will to run much less win when you're not here because you, you're everything to him, Liv. He needs you, so I need you to come back. Come back to us.
Olivia: Why are you doing this? Mellie: Because I like it when my husband is the President. I worked very hard for it. I've done a great deal to get us here, and you are going to get him across the finish line. But you can't do that if people know what kind of person you really are. Cheers!