The secret is out! The world now knows that Olivia Pope is President Grant's mistress, but right now they believe she's the pursuer, a woman of ill repute who targets high profile men for her own pleasure.
The fallout continues on Scandal Season 5 Episode 4 as Olivia deals with the world's scrutiny all alone in her apartment while her team attempts to handle things for her.
Elsewhere, Jake gets a visit from an old friend once he realizes that a new threat is emerging. Cyrus helps Mellie continue on her path to becoming the second President Grant.
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Olivia Drinks Alone - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Her reputation in ruins, Olivia Pope chose Fitzgerald Grant by allowing Abby to throw her under the bus. Now she drinks alone in her apartment while the world casts aspersions on her character and crucifies her in the media.
Cyrus at the Mic - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Cyrus is surrounded by microphones in this scene from Scandal. That can't bode too well for Olivia.
Cyrus and the Circus - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Cyrus helps Mellie navigate a media circus following her decision not to take Fitz back. Together they plan to make her the next President Grant without the help of her estranged husband.
Mellie and the Media - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Mellie Grant handles the media's barrage of questions following the reveal that her husband has, in fact, been having an affair with Olivia Pope. Will she artfully manage their intrusive interrogations? Most likely. This is Mellie we're talking about, and she has Cyrus on her side.
Inquisitive Quinn - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Quinn Perkins looks pretty curious in this still from Scandal Season 5 Episode 4. Does she know about Jake's visit with Rowan Pope and the code phrase "Paris is burning"?
Olivia Pope - Scandal Season 5 Episode 4
Olivia sits alone in her apartment on Scandal Season 5 Episode 4. Now that the world knows she's the President's mistress her life will be a three ring circus.