Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) and team have enough dirt on Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) to get her to drop out of the race. Abby Whelan (Darby Stanchfield) has something on Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young), too. A meeting is set. It takes place in the Oval Office with a lot more participants than Abby was expecting, including Fitz (Tony Goldwyn). All the major players are there for a divulgence of dirt. When Olivia reveals how David Rosen (Josh Malina) used his position to make a deal with the governor of Florida to get Susan's endorsement, she drops out. Mellie Grant is officially the republican nominee. From Season 5, Episode 20, "Trump Card" of Scandal, which airs THURSDAYS 9|8c on ABC.