Jake and Rowan threw Olivia for a loop on last week’s SCANDAL when the two men orchestrated Jake’s rise to the head of the NSA. But as both Sally Langston and Rowan pointed out: the only thing that really matters is power. Olivia had it when she was dating Fitz and she walked away from it.
But Olivia may be working on getting it back. Last week Mellie came to Olivia and asked her to read her autobiography manuscript. In a sneak peek below, you’ll see that Olivia is fine with the book — but she wants it to have more of an impact. She wants Mellie to lay herself and her choices bare and make a splash…so that she can basically run for President when the time comes (and Olivia, presumably, can gain power via Mellie). And while Mellie seems eager to do whatever it takes, she may not truly be prepared for baring it all.
Elsewhere in the upcoming episode, Liz decides to back a new candidate and tries to convince Susan Ross to run for President. And in the White House, Abby and Cyrus are butting heads when a profile piece on Fitz comes into question.
Don’t miss an all new episode of SCANDAL on Thursday, February 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.