Scandal Recap 11/12/15 – Season 5 Ep. 8 ‘Rasputin’ – Did Fitz Dump Olivia?
Scandal begins with Olivia in handcuffs in the President’s special holding cell with Fitz looking at Olivia and saying, “tell me it’s not true Liv.” and in the the next moment we are at a special Presidential dinner, 48 hours earlier where Olivia is the center of attention.
In the midst of Fitz negotiating a historic peace deal, Olivia must rely on her instincts when a guest of the The White House discloses powerful intel. The translator for one of the world leaders asks Olivia for help. He is seeking asylum and offers information about a location for a facility the U.S.isn’t aware of.
When the translator ends up in the hospital, Olivia assures him he will get asylum but he has to speak first. He gives Olivia the information as to where the secret facility is located. If the info checks out, asylum will be given. The President asks the Vice President, Susan Ross to create a distraction because he needs time to make sure the info is true before he continues negotiations. The gladiators find out that the location isn’t a secret facility. No asylum for the guy. But then Huck realizes the mistake was the gladiators and the ‘soda factory’ was in fact a secret facility. Olivia tries to stall the signing of the deal – and is successful but when she goes back to the hospital to speak to the man, he is bleeding out. He tried to kill himself so he didn’t have to return to his country. Doing some research to find a family member for the informer, Olivia discovers he is gay and that is why he didn’t want to go back to his country.
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Cyrus brings up Rowan again and asks the President to look into how he escaped. Meanwhile Mellie wants Olivia to own up to her part of the deal. While Olivia didn’t recall agreeing to any part of a deal, Mellie threatens her that if she doesn’t agree she will tell Fitz about how Rowan really escaped. Cyrus informs Rosen about Rowan’s release – knowing he will do whatever it takes to find Rowan. David finds out that Olivia Pope is responsible for aiding the escape of Rowan and Cyrus is thrilled to pieces. He can finally get Olivia out of the White House.
Find out what happens when Fitz confronts Olivia on the next page.