||Rating: 8.0/10 (36,861 votes)
Stars:Â Bellamy Young, Brendan Hines, Columbus Short, Dan Bucatinsky, Darby Stanchfield
Runtime:Â 60Â min
Released:Â April 05, 2012
|Plot:Â When we last left Olivia Pope, she was off on a leisurely drive with dear old dad. 22 minutes pass before she finally addresses the high-ranking, ever-scary government insider weâ€™ve come to know as Rowan. She wants to know why he tried to have her killed. Rowan assures that he only tried to have Jake Ballard killed, not his little girl. Still, Father of the Year honors are probably off the table. Rowan gives Olivia a harsh verbal smackdown before shuffling her onto a plane so she can disappear. A preflight plea from Cyrus to not run has her canceling her trip. Needless to say, daddy isnâ€™t pleased. Huck shuffles Olivia into the office while protecting her from the throngs of press people trying to score a snapshot. The phone has been ringing off the hook all morning with press and clients looking to fire the firm. The big boss canâ€™t stop the bleeding, so Harrison rallies the troops behind her back. Olivia sneaks away in the middle of the night to meet with her father. She wants to know Jakeâ€™s whereabouts. The only thing Rowan will tell her is that he refused an order, and no one refuses an order in his business. Rowan warns Olivia that sheâ€™s running out options. His daughter assures him that she is never out of options. Cyrus presses James for info on how the media got wind of the affair. Mellie is also on the hunt for the source of the leak. Both learn that a reporter got wind of the news at a bar where the Secret Service drinks. Hal blabbed about the affair, but swears he didnâ€™t give up a name. A video is leaked showing Fitz exiting into the back alley behind Oliviaâ€™s apartment. Cyrus begins damage control by ordering communications aide Jeannine Locke to dig up dirt on Olivia. He learns that his old friend never lived in her family home again after her motherâ€™s death. As for Olivia, she accesses a secret cell phone. Her password is â€œProvidence.â€ A short time later, sheâ€™s in a top secret meeting room standing across from the President of the United States.