Sally Langston (Kate Burton) prepares to host the first major debate of election season and the candidates are all dealing with their individual dramas. Mellie (Bellamy Young) is still reeling from Burger Gate 2016, Hollis Doyle (Gregg Henry) has a scratchy throat and Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) breaks the news to Liz North (Portia de Rossi) she had to break up with David Rosen because he was cheating on her. What a jerk! Meanwhile, Olivia meets up with Alex Vargas to give him the dirt on Edison's mysterious rehab visit in exchange for a file on Susan. Olivia is shocked when she views the unknown info on the V.P. From Season 5, Episode 15, "Pencils Down" of Scandal, which airs THURSDAYS 9|8c on ABC.