Everyone has secrets and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the elite by keeping those secrets under wraps. Pope and her team are at the top of their game when it comes to getting the job done for their clients, but it becomes apparent that these "gladiators in suits," who specialize in fixing the lives of other people, have trouble fixing those closest at hand -- their own.
Fitz and Cyrus work to make a positive impact on the country; Mellie struggles with her loss.
Cyrus hopes to recruit an influential power couple during preparations for the State of the Union.
An old friend seeks help after the disappearance of her daughter; David endeavors to prove himself.
Fitz turns to Olivia for help with a situation that would destroy his family's reputation.
Jake stops returning Olivia's calls, distracting her from the investigation into Catherine's case.
An assassin who claims he was wrongly accused wants Olivia's help; Fitz makes a stunning move.
Unable to believe Jake is guilty, Olivia seeks out Tom for more information; Huck plays with fire.
When Cyrus' exploits catch up with him, Elizabeth's plan turns out to be bigger than anticipated.
With Command always two steps ahead, everyone in Olivia's life is in danger.
The members of the team come together to find Olivia and get her back home.
The gladiators look on from afar as countries begin to bid on Olivia; Andrew and Fitz face off.
David Rosen is surprised by a visitor who has information that could take down the White House.
Olivia takes action when she learns a woman is intending to reveal secrets.
The Gladiators launch into damage control and put pressure on Cyrus to move up his wedding.
Rowan's return raises the stakes for those targeting B613; Fitz needs an important bill passed.
The nation turns against Mellie, forcing Cyrus to come to her defense.
Vice President Ross hires Olivia to defend a woman in the Navy; Mellie's campaign struggles.
Things come to a head as Olivia and her team move to take down Command.