Conflicts arise when it is revealed that Jerry and Karen don't understand why Mellie stays with Fitz after his infidelity. Meanwhile, a reporter on the plane asks if Wi-fi was turned on. On staff at the new firm are fresh-faced lawyer Quinn Perkins ; smooth talking litigator Harrison Wright ; investigator Abby Whelan ; and computer hacker with a past Huck. Mellie later convinces Locke to lie for money. However, Olivia is able to figure out that the wife was the murderer. Cyrus asks Jake to help protect the secret, which he does by killing James to prevent exposing Cyrus's involvement in the cover up. Olivia learns the secret when David plays her the tape of Sally's conversation to Cyrus.
Fitz and Mellie argue, and Fitz blames Mellie for the end of their marriage because she stopped being sexual. He meets up with at the office where the two of them catch and doing it about 15 feet from where Rowan was stabbed. At the White House, the presidential election campaign gets suspended for a few days by Olivia because of the murder of James. A few days later, on December 6, 2013, actor Jon Tenney was announced to have landed the role of Andrew. Olivia is back in the White House as Fitz's , and Leo raises new claims about Olivia and Fitz's relationship. They have determined that the virus was brought on to the plane through a device currently on board. Sally informs Fitz that she is planning to run as an Independent against him.
Olivia manages to arrange a flight to Hong Kong with Maya on it, but after she leaves Olivia figures out that Maya really is a terrorist by the name Marie Wallace. Mellie is still trying to recover from the public backlash of the last year so she decides to do a hard-hitting news interview. For the third season, see. Olivia is forced to lie, causing the mother to commit suicide. Huck later takes interest after realizing Foster is a part of Remington and joins Jake.
Huck knocks on the front door. But Cyrus and Leo team up to take down Reston, publishing that Reston killed his wife's lover on purpose. He confronts his husband, but does not blame James for going against him. Meanwhile, Mellie asks Jake if he had anything to do with this? Cyrus discovers that Sally plans to run against Fitz as an when she hires Leo Bergen to be her campaign manager. However, she refuses to tell where the bomb is and Rowan kills Dominic.
At the same time, Sally announces that she is running for President by being an Independent. The contents lead Huck to the family he always thought he had. The second part of the season focuses more on the re-election campaign as Olivia has taken over as the campaign manager. There are less than 14 minutes before a bomb detonates. As Fitz gives a speech at a rally, his son Jerry suffers a seizure and later dies of , which makes Fitz surge in the polls.
He asks her to save him. Meanwhile, Cyrus and Mellie plan to make James interview Daniel Douglas, hoping to catch him making a move on James. Abby heads into the office and tells Charlie and Huck that she thinks David is going to propose. So Jerry arranged that Fitz officially participated in Operation Remington during that time, far away from , where he actually shot down the airplane. Meanwhile, Jake puts Quinn on a new job selling paper at B613. On December 3, 2013, it was announced that the show was casting for a new role as a handsome, charismatic fella named Andrew, who would be a love interest for Bellamy Young's character, Mellie.
She canceled the Sunday meeting in disgust. She used this to force Big Jerry to support Fitz. Meanwhile, Quinn sends Abby away from their work area. Beside the scenes, Mellie and Jake try to figure out what is going on. Determined to find out the truth about Operation Remington, the firm investigates Rowan and learns that a passenger was removed from the flight by a Federal Marshall just prior to take off. She asks her father if his past offer to put her on a plane to a new life is still on the table.
Maya shows up outside Olivia's apartment - Olivia is shocked to see her. The most shocking revelation was learning that it was Fitz who instructed his trusted Secret Service Agent to leak the name to a reporter,. Meanwhile, one dirty little secret could lead to deadly consequences. The season premiere had 10. Olivia stops coming to family dinners, but when Rowan puts - her fiancee at the time - in the hospital she agrees to return to dinners if he releases Huck.