3x01 It's Handled
First Aired: Oct. 03, 2013 on ABC
Summary: With Olivia's name out there as the President's mistress, both the White House and Pope & Associates face their biggest scandal to date, and a surprise allegiance is formed in order to get things handled. Meanwhile, Olivia's father, Rowan, will stop at nothing to carry out his orders and no…
Olivia Pope: Where is he and what have you done with him?
Rowan Pope: No one refuses an order in my business. Now you may choose to not understand that. You may choose to feel disgust at that. You may choose to pretend that what you do and how you live is not made possible by what *I* do and how *I* live. I do my job so that fatty can watch reality TV, eat fast food, stare at the Internet, screw their husbands or their battery-operated products, and never use their teeny, tiny brains to think about the freedoms that *I* make possible! Never think about the democracy that I make possible! They never think about it, so they sleep like babies at night. Get on the plane, Olivia, you're running out of options.
Olivia Pope: I'm never out of options...
Vanessa Chandler: It's just one source, but it's a good source. A source in a position to know the true identity of the president's mistress. And, well, you know how this works. It's just a matter of time before others come out of the woodwork and more details emerge.
Tanner Shaw: Can you give us an idea of how high up this person was in the administration?
Vanessa Chandler: No, but I will say that my source is 100% sure that Ms. Pope is the president's mistress, and if they're right, and obviously I believe they are, it's only a matter of time before more details come out.