Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) pays her first visit to Olivia Pope's (Kerry Washington) "love shack" and it is quite eventful. Mellie, hooch in tow, finally reveals to Olivia the true reason why she stayed with Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) when she knew he was having an affair. She stayed because with Fitz off lusting after Olivia, Mellie found her freedom. Then the arrangement between the three just worked, so why leave? Upon hearing the explanation, Olivia tells Mellie she can never write a word of it in the book. From Season 5, Episode 11 "The Candidate" of Scandal THURSDAY 9|8c on ABC.