Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) gets a little more than she bargained for when after a couple bottles of hooch, Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) gets candid about why she left Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). As it turns out, Olivia left for the same reason Mellie stayed. She was scared. With Mellie around, she had an out. Fitz was always unavailable. Without the First Lady, Olivia felt trapped. Empowered by telling her side of things, Olivia then dictates to Mellie exactly what to write in her book. From Season 5, Episode 11 "The Candidate" of Scandal THURSDAY 9|8c on ABC.