A well prepared Fitz gets thrown a curve ball during the first presidential debate, Olivia receives shocking news and is forced to make an extremely difficult decision, and the gladiators work with a powerful CEO accused of murder. Meanwhile, one dirty little secret could lead to deadly consequences.
Fitz faces a harsh reality when old feelings and jealousy arise at an event; Quinn wants to prove herself; Leo arranges a meeting between Sally and an old friend.
The White House deals with a bombshell announcement from Sally Langston. Meanwhile, Olivia finds herself in a challenging new role.
Everyone struggles to face the consequences of their actions now that the truth has been revealed.
As the team gets closer to the truth, loyalties are tested and relationships are pushed to the limit. Meanwhile, Cyrus has to deal with his own crisis and he realizes that he may have gone too far.
Olivia and the team must manage a potential crisis with the Josie Marcus campaign while investigating Operation Remington; Cyrus tries to take down Sally.
In hope of recovering from public backlash, Mellie does a hard-hitting news interview; as Huck pushes Quinn away, her bloodlust threatens to put her in danger.
Olivia faces a decision that will affect her White House relationships; Harrison's loyalty is tested; Cyrus and Mellie scheme against Josie Marcus while the team works with her.
The team investigates Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus, while Olivia and Mellie have a surprising run-in during the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Meanwhile, Jake and Huck get closer to the truth about Operation Remington.
During a struggle to find clients, Pope & Associates agree to work with a philandering senator who has taken explicit photos of himself; Mellie ends up in a scandal of her own with a congresswoman (Lisa Kudrow).
A mother from the Midwest hires Pope & Associates under mysterious conditions; Mellie and Fitz confess their true feelings.
Flashbacks reveal more about Olivia's relationship with her father; the White House and Pope & Associates work to clean up the mess they created.
An unexpected allegiance is formed as Pope & Associates and the White House face their biggest scandal; Olivia learns what her father is capable of.