Scandal is arguably one of the most watched TV series presently, and the new season continues to be more scandalous. So Olivia and Jake were leaving on a jet plane and Fitz was about to start his second term thanks to the pity vote, courtesy of Papa Pope secretly murdering the First Son. Olivia's dad also locked her mom in the B-613 hole and appeared to have Harrison killed.
Meanwhile, Abby was still washing her eyes out with soap after seeing Huck bang Quinn on the OPA table and Huck reconnected with his wife, aka Astrid from Fringe. And Jake left David the B-613 files, encouraging him to take down the bad guys.
The episode opens with Olivia on a deserted island having hot beach sex with Jake and getting regular wine deliveries. In other words, she's in Heaven. She's changed her name to Julia Baker (an homage to Diahann Carroll's character from Julia, a trailblazing show for African-American women). But all of that changes when she gets a letter with a newspaper clipping about the death of Harrison. This, of course, brings her back to D.C.
When Olivia and Jake return, she finds that OPA is shut down. Where is everyone?