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.
Olivia may be in a dire situation as the presidential candidates announce their running mates.
Olivia and Abby must team up to take down Hollis Doyle; Rowan tries to manipulate Edison's campaign.
A battle between Abby and Olivia threatens to keep Mellie and Susan from meeting Florida's governor.
Still dealing with the consequences of her actions, Olivia learns what Jake and Rowan are scheming.
With the election in full swing, candidates work to keep their secrets safe from potential leaks.
After a debate, Olivia finds damaging information about an opponent.
When Mellie makes a public gaffe, Olivia tries to fix it; the Gladiators learn about Jake's romance.
The gladiators fend for themselves while Olivia spies on Jake; Abby is suspicious of Cyrus' motives.
The team takes on a group of Secret Service agents; Abby struggles to keep Fitz in line.
Cyrus orchestrates his master plan; Olivia questions what Jake will do with his new role.
Mellie turns to Olivia for help; Liz tries to persuade Susan Ross to run for president.
Olivia and Fitz deal with being single in different ways; a case could lead to a national crisis.
Olivia is frustrated as she takes on more responsibilities at the White House.
Olivia relies on her instincts when a guest at the White House reveals powerful intel.
Fitz makes a shocking discovery; Olivia is preoccupied by her own secrets.
Fitz and Olivia consider a plan that may jettison their troubles; Susan Ross asks David for advice.
Olivia turns to a surprising source for help; Jake deals with a ghost from the past.
Olivia and Fitz face big consequences; Mellie enlists an old friend to ensure she gets her way.
A new case takes Olivia out of D.C. and away from Fitz; Abby receives unexpected guidance.
Olivia and Fitz enjoy each other, while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck deal with what they have done.