The outdated Cyrus Beene is again. He continues to slowly take management after the aircraft hijacking, however Olivia and Abby are sizzling on his path.
Mellie wants Cyrus’s assist proper now, despite the fact that she’d reasonably do absolutely anything else. Jake doesn’t belief him. He is aware of one thing’s up with this hijacking. He’s having somebody look into it and hoping to pinpoint Cyrus because the offender. However this isn’t going to be simple. It’s Cyrus we’re speaking about.
Olivia pays Marcus a go to primarily as a result of she has no different pals. A person is available in for assist concerning his lacking daughter, Alisha, who idolizes Olivia. Alisha had not too long ago gotten fired after an intense internship with a congressman. Her father is aware of in his intestine that one thing is flawed. Olivia and Marcus handle to get Fitz on board. The look on Fitz’s face when he realizes the outdated Olivia is again is simply every little thing.
Olivia and Marcus discover a “contemporary meat” checklist of interns the place male workers rank and charge girls sexually. This checklist isn’t something new in Washington. Olivia discovers that Alisha wouldn’t put out, and it prevented her from getting a job on the Hill. Issues don’t look good for her.
After Olivia talks with Abby concerning the idea that Cyrus hijacked his personal aircraft, Abby takes the thought to the remainder of the Gladiators. She doesn’t point out her speak with Liv, so the workforce will get proper to work. Whereas watching an interview, Abby notices that Cyrus appears to have bought the costly portray from Fenton to probably pay for the hacker.
A mysterious man, performed by actor who was additionally the Gray’s Anatomy shooter, is working with Cyrus. Cyrus paid him with the portray to hack the aircraft so there can be no cash path. The person is aware of Olivia is investigating Cyrus, and he doesn’t need this main again to him.
Olivia confronts the congressman Alisha was interning for. Immediately, Olivia and Marcus get surprising information. Alisha is lifeless. She dedicated suicide. Her father blames Olivia. “She was higher than you,” he says. “And she or he wouldn’t play this sick sport, and he or she died due to it. She adopted you into the swamp and it sucked her below.”
Olivia needs Alisha’s roommate to come back ahead and report office harassment. If she doesn’t say one thing, these males are simply going to maintain on doing it. Marcus takes the case to Mellie. She says it’s more durable to enact change than Marcus thinks. Marcus will get extraordinarily annoyed with Mellie. Mellie reveals to Jake that she’s planning on introducing laws about how this nation handles sexual harassment within the office. Jake thinks it’s a good suggestion, however one to tackle in a couple of months when the brand new price range is handed. Later, Mellie and Jake proceed to work on the brand new price range. Whereas she’s mendacity on the bottom after throwing out her again, Jake makes a transfer. Whereas I’d have liked Mellake a couple of seasons in the past, Mellie is much too good for him. Their fingers contact and there’s a connection for a cut up second, however Mellie stops them earlier than it goes too far.
Abby lastly admits that this Cyrus idea is coming from Olivia. Quinn instantly stops their investigating efforts. Huck nonetheless has hope for Olivia. “The outdated Liv is lifeless,” Charlie maintains. Dude, chill.
Fitz has a heart-to-heart with Olivia. “Was I inappropriate?” he asks her. “Did I cross a line?” He needs to know. “No,” Olivia says. “We crossed that line collectively.” Fitz asks Olivia if she regrets crossing that line. “No,” Olivia says. “I’d cross that line once more.”
I’m deceased. Olitz is on the rise as soon as once more. THEY. ARE. ENDGAME.
Alisha’s roommate, Megan, involves Olivia and says she’s prepared to talk out. She slams the congressman on dwell tv. Alisha’s dad proudly watches on as somebody lastly takes a stand in opposition to the harassment. Megan coming ahead ignites a motion.
Mellie lets Jake know that she’s going ahead with laws to cease office harassment, despite the fact that her new price range proposal is at stake. She additionally lays down the legislation with Jake concerning their relationship. This isn’t going to be one other Fitz and Olivia state of affairs. She’s not going to have a romantic relationship with a subordinate. She additionally doesn’t need to sleep with somebody who has additionally slept with Olivia. Jake tries to clarify, saying that he solely made a transfer as a result of he’s interested in her, however Mellie doesn’t consider him. She senses an influence play.
Abby and Olivia meet up once more. Abby hasn’t given up on Olivia. She needs to work alongside her once more with dismantling the patriarchy. YAS!
Jake’s worker and Huck concurrently uncover who made the virus that led to the hijacking — Charlie! When Quinn confronts Charlie, he swears he didn’t do it. Somebody framed him. Earlier than Quinn can assume, Charlie is arrested. Cyrus will get one other notch in his belt. Proper now, Quinn wants Olivia, and he or she doesn’t hesitate knocking on her former mentor’s door.