Welcome to the official Scandal recap for Season 5, Episode 7 “Even the Devil Deserves a Second Chance” (original airdate November 12, 2015). Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) addresses the American people for the first time since after the impeachment hearings. He apologizes and asks for forgiveness. Cyrus (Jeff Perry) can see that Olivia (Kerry Washington) is pulling the president’s strings. In other news, Elizabeth (Portia de Rossi) wants a job back inside the president’s inner circle or she’ll do a tell-all interview with Sally Langston (Kate Burton). Will she get what she desires? Let’s find out in the Gladiator Report!
New Job: After threatening the White House, Elizabeth is surprisingly pro-president on Sally’s show. That’s because Fitz gave her a new job presumably after a glowing recommendation from Olivia.
And They Weren’t Even Drunk on Wine Coolers: Elizabeth swings by David’s (Joshua Malina) office where the two of them detail their mutual distain for each other. Then she gets him to admit he likes her before straddling him sans underwear. Little do they know that an unexpected visitor has popped by bearing gifts.
Daddy’s Little Girl: Jake lets Olivia know that even though Rowan killed Elise, he holds her responsible. He believes that she has become her father’s greatest achievement. Olivia has become the power-hungry, entitled, dangerous woman he raised her to be. Jake is ordered to leave. See what happens before he does.
On the Hunt: Cyrus realizes that Olivia is calling the shots with the president. He’s surprised to learn that the search for Rowan (Joe Morton) has been called off. Fitz has decided to go another route for this particular problem. Guess who it involves.
A Presidential Pope-ful: Cyrus confronts Olivia about how she is actually running the world. Fitz does whatever she says. He isn’t the president anymore. She is. This conversation has Olivia needing a stiff drink. Then it’s time to get back to work though not at OPA.
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