Meanwhile, President Fitzgerald Grant and his Chief of Staff, Cyrus Beene, are dealing with a crisis as four American CIA operatives, posing as aid workers, have been taken hostage by terrorists. After several security briefings, Fitz orders a SEAL team to rescue the hostages. But, as they watch the rescue in the situation room, they see the SEAL team storm an empty building. The hostages are no longer there because someone told them what was coming. There’s a mole!
Back home, David finds Wendy’s Flash drive stuck in his computer. She must’ve been murdered before she could finish stealing his files. Instead, he takes a look at what she had on her drive and comes across a file labeled “Albatross” with over 350 pages of highly classified intelligence. He takes it to the only person he knows who can handle something like this—Olivia Pope.