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Scandal

Episode 3.15 : Mama Said Knock You Out

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

March 27, 2014

Distributor

ABC

Genre

Drama

Show Period

2012 - Now

Production Company

ABC Studios, Shondaland Productions

Cast and Crew


Director

Tony Goldwyn

Screenwriter

Zahir McGhee

Main Cast

Synopsis


Jerry and Karen Grant are in the house! More accurately, Jerry and Karen Grant are in the White House! Fitz and Mellie's kids have come home to take part in a live First Family TV interview that's just 64 minutes short minutes away. There's a problem with the children though. Fortunately, Olivia Pope is on the case.

We jump back 24 hours to see Fitz and Mellie prepping for the visit from the children. The family dinner conversation is awkward to say the least. Olivia senses something is up with the Grant kids. She asks Abby to dig in to their backgrounds. As it turns out, Jerry is running an anonymous anti-Fitz campaign online. He also purchased a snazzy new "Reston for President" t-shirt. There's a big blowup between father and children in the Oval Office. An upset Karen rushes off only find her mother in a compromising position with Andrew just down the hall. Olivia gets a firsthand look at this second First Family affair.

Rowan/Eli/ex-Command wants Olivia to stop digging into B613. He lets Jake know that he is all alone out there. In other news, Quinn and Charlie wrap up their sweet girlfriend-boyfriend chat about an abandoned notion of killing Huck because they have a job to do. A former Ukraine organized crime man named Dmitri is bound and gagged in their trunk. The White House says he's an advance man for a bad guy named Ivan. This is the same Ivan that's in cahoots with Maya Pope. This has Adnan scared. As for Quinn and Charlie, they continue their Huck discussion while literally drilling Dmitri for information.

Fitz knows B613 has Dmitri, but Jake isn't about to give him away. Cyrus hears the two of them arguing. He steps into the Oval Office. He grabs a vase to attack Jake, who quickly neutralizes the threat. Cyrus knows he killed James. Jake robotically says he's sorry for his loss. Cyrus later has a heart-to-heart chat with Fitz. If James had gone public, he would have brought down the entire administration. Cyrus figures that Jake was just doing his job. He was doing what they all do. He was serving at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

Adnan shows up at the office to spill what's happening with Maya. Harrison owes her so he convinces Olivia to help. He initially resists Adnan's jaw-dropping, not to mention panty-dropping, offer to start over. The two of them eventually make love. While basking in the afterglow, Adnan injects Harrison with a syringe. Everything is getting blurry. Soon, Adnan is gone. Elsewhere, Maya calls Olivia warning her to stay out of her business.

Jake sends Quinn to meet with Huck to find out what he wants with B613. That's simple. He wants them to let her go. Quinn wants to know why. They've had a topsy-turvy relationship lately. Huck has gone from tonguing her face to tonguing her tongue. Quinn returns the favor at this meeting. First she licks then she kisses Huck. Then she pushes him away. She's messing with him. One has to wonder if Charlie is messing with Quinn when he takes it upon himself to move into her place. Gotta keep her safe from Huck, right?

Catching up to where things started, Olivia attempts to reason with the Grant children. Fitz is blindsided by Karen's claim that his wife is "doing it" with the man his daughter calls "Uncle Andrew." This sends the president storming through the White House halls. He finds his old pal in the middle of a big meeting and proceeds to sucker punch him in the face. Olivia orders Andrew to go on his political trip pronto. As for Fitz and Mellie, they have an emotionally-draining conversation about how their marriage died. This is all while the clock is ticking toward TV interview time.

Olivia gets yelled at by Fitz while he's yelling at Mellie. It has her fleeing the White House until Cyrus convinces her to head back inside. He says, "It's not just that family you're putting back together; it's the whole damn country." Liv does her thing and soon Fitz, Mellie and the kids are calmly talking things out. They go on television to show the world that they are one big happy First Family.

Adnan Salif meets up with terrorist Ivan and Mama Maya to turn over a flash drive filled with info she swiped from Olivia's computer. It's all about the president's itinerary, Secret Service detail, contingency plans and more. The entire conversation is being watched by Jake. His charges are ready to take action against this little group. That won't be necessary just yet. Jake wants to see how this all plays out. Elsewhere, Rowan/Eli/ex-Command lets Olivia know that she's looking in the wrong places to find out how B613 is funded. He's helping her because they are family, and families stick together. He says just as Olivia watches the First Family prove this point in front of the entire nation.

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