Scandal recap: Are You a Patriot?

Sally is running for president, and Fitz and Olivia are scrambling for the right answers
Ep. 11 | Aired Feb 27, 2014

ABC

There is still one big thing that could stop Sally in her tracks: the recording of her phone call to Cyrus the night she murdered her husband. Of course, James isn't so gung-ho about pursuing that angle now that he has a cushy White House job and he realizes the call would be detrimental to his husband as well. When will David Rosen stop trusting James? He always chooses Cyrus and opportunity over truth and ethics.

But David must be used to people treating him like crap by now. His phone is ringing, and it's yet another OPA employee who needs a favor. We were promised more backstory from Harrison this season, and the first half only gave us breadcrumbs. Are those clues about to pay off? Harrison needs David to look into why his old boss, Adnan Salif, is coming back to the U.S. We want to know, too!

Back at B613, Olivia's dad is out, and Jake is in. (I can't tell you how happy I am that Shonda figured out a way to keep Scott Foley on the show.) He's chatting with Charlie (line-of-the-night contender: "Kill two birds ... and some people"), and of course conversation turns to Baby Huck. "Quinn Perkins is not B613, never will be," Jake says, adding that she better stay safe. We'll see if Charlie's still feeling romantic.

Olivia puts her team to work vetting Fitz's VP pick. "The first all-surfer-dude ticket. Historic," Abby deadpans when Olivia reveals the nominee. All they really uncover is that he's the George Clooney of politicians: never married, and dates only actresses and models. But there is one difference between Andrew Nichols and Danny Ocean: "He's an age-appropriate playboy, so props for that," Abby says.

Once Liv learns that Jake has taken over B613, she goes to find her dad -- but he's not really in the mood to wallow. When Olivia tells him she's sorry and she knows what happened, Rowan growls, "You have no idea what happened. ... You're skipping around in a field full of bombs mistaking them for daisies." He tells Olivia about being abducted by Fitz, who then allowed Maya to leave the country and ruined the organization Rowan built. Basically, Fitz is screwed, because Rowan went from not liking him to being his full-on enemy. "And the greatest weapon I can use against him calls me 'dad.'" Then, her dear old dad tells her to run as far away from Fitz as possible. Yeah, she's been told that before, and it never seems to work.

NEXT: The Olitz "rumors" resurface


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