‘Scandal’ Season 5, Episode 6: ‘Get Out of Jail, Free’
An outrageous plan is presented to Fitz and Olivia, but it could solve their problems. Meanwhile, Mellie’s put on the hot seat when she’s asked about her strained marriage; Olivia’s team continues to defend her; and Susan Ross seeks advice from David.
Everyone has a secret, and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the president of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life—both professionally and personally—but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly, it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specializes in fixing other people’s lives, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand—their own.
Scandal season 5, episode 6 airs Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.