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It's Hard Out Here for a General 

Six months later from Fitz and Olivia's break-up they both try to handle their situation. Meanwhile, Pope and Associates take a new case that could lead to a national crisis.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Olivia Pope
... Jake Ballard
... Abby Whelan
... Quinn Perkins
... Huck
... Cyrus Beene
... David Rosen (credit only)
... Mellie Grant
... Elizabeth North (credit only)
... Marcus Walker
... Fitzgerald Grant
... Sally Langston
... Charlie
... General Diane Peters
... Rowan Pope


Six months after Olivia and Fitz break up, they find themselves tying to go on. Fitz is constantly calling Abby and Olivia gets back together with Jake. And she then gets a new client, the Director of the NSA. She tells Olivia that someone hacked into her computer and got some sensitive files. They learn the Director has a boyfriend who has disappeared. Olivia assumes it's him but the Director says it couldn't be. They eventually learn that someone is going to disclose something classified to the media and it's something they got from the Director. They think it's the boyfriend but they can't find him. they eventually learn that Jake is also looking for the man for the President. Abby goes to Cyrus to ask for help in how to handle Fitz. Written by

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11 February 2016 (USA)  »

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First episode of entire series where Olivia Pope is wearing colors other than her usual white. See more »


The book manuscript that Olivia gives back to Mellie is considerably thicker than the one Mellie gave to Olivia earlier in the episode. See more »


[first lines]
Announcer: The Liberty Report, with Sally Langston.
Sally Langston: Lovers of Liberty, we are back. Now, where were we? Ah, power. Power, my dear lovers of Liberty, is the beating heart of our nation's bosom. The high and mighty members of the political elite feed on it, breed on it, for power is the host - the enormous teat off which this entire town suckles. Oh, and you wonder why Washington can't get anything done. The hunt for power is all-consuming. Everyone always needs more, and nobody ever has enough...
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Written by Lowell Fulson and Jimmy McCracklin
Performed by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
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2 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

After that mid-season finale, I became even more disgusted with Olivia Pope & I had to take a break. Finally, I got around to watching this episode & I have to admit that this is a crazy addiction that I cannot stop watching.

Fitz is lonely since he & Olivia are "done." So, Abby becomes his work wife.

Jake & Olivia are a thing again. You know, even though I should not, I love Olake & I am so happy there was quite of bit of them in here.

As always, Team Jake. I say this because Jake did something really sketch in this episode, but I am hoping that he has a bigger plan?

This show is too much. Twisted morals.

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