Ambitious and power-hungry, Mellie Grant savors her time in the political spotlight alongside Fitz, and often covets even more. She figured out the truth about her husband and Olivia Pope and knowingly overlooked it to keep the President moving forward. But after Olivia broke things off, Fitz’s love for her began to interfere with his political career, and Mellie couldn’t have that. She’s still known for making her power-plays around the White House and often clashes with Cyrus over her desire to gain political power. It’s not surprising that she might be willing to cross the line, seeing herself as the one who has the strength to make the tough choices when her sometimes idealistic husband would balk.