Olivia is getting pretty comfortable with turning Jake down. No to bringing down her father and his nefarious agency. No to sleeping in her house. No to making out – well, maybe a little making out. But by the end of episode 4, all those answers turn to a resounding “yes.” So where does that leave Fitz, especially since the trio of Liv, Jake, and Huck have discovered his Operation Remington connection? That remains to be seen, but a lot was uncovered in this hour – and we’re not just talking about Liv’s latest client.
We begin where we left off: With Olivia and Jake holed up in Liv’s apartment. At the end of last episode, Liv was the practical one and Jake the romantic, and nothing has changed. Jake has big dreams about taking down Rowan and obliterating B613. “Olivia, your father would slit your throat and drink your blood if it served the Republic,” he tells her matter-of-factly. And he bristles at the fact that the president of the freaking United States doesn’t know who Liv’s dad is: “How can he defend you if he doesn’t know who your enemy is?”
Olivia, for her part, does the verbal equivalent of shoving her fingers in her ears and yelling “la-la-la-la”: “I’ve never heard of B613, I’ve never heard of you.”
Somehow, Jake thinks this would be a good opportunity to lean in for a kiss, and while plenty of Gladiators would have loved Olivia to forget the real world and give in to the lip-lock, she brushes him off and he’s out the door.
Speaking of the real world, Harrison calls to let Liv know they’ve landed a huge client – so huge that Harrison commences his happy dance to the sweet sounds of Rick James. David and Abby are also in good spirits, seemingly returning from a date, though he’d like the date to last a bit longer and he’d like her firm to help out a recently murdered young girl – though we quickly find out they’ll be on the other side of that fight. And Huck is back in AA for his “whiskey” dependency, but his relapse story is interrupted by a ringing phone from a creeping Baby Huck.
It turns out the big client who inspired Harrison’s dance is an Anthony Weiner-esque senator, but this guy is accused of killing the woman he sent scandalous pictures to. Olivia Pope & Associates aren’t particularly proud of this client, but they need the cash.
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