Now that the race is set between Mellie and Vargas, they both seek out a running mate. Olivia does some checking and comes up with some possible candidates and picks one. But they learn he has a skeleton in the closet and they try to make sure it doesn't come out. Cyrus goes to see Rosen and asks him to be Vargas' running mate but he's not sure if he wants to do it. But Elizabeth wants him to and tries to "convince" him. But someone goes to Vargas; Eli to offer both support and a running mate, Jake. And when Eli and Cyrus are alone he threatens him with what Cyrus did; have a man pull a gun on Vargas. Edison goes to see Olivia and give her Jake's message--to rescue him from Eli. Olivia doesn't know what to do. Fitz learns Olivia's secret.
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Edison must have waited an oddly long time to deliver Jake's message to Olivia from the end of the previous episode, because this episode is set the week of the Republican convention, which typically happens mid-July, over a month after the final primary vote. In the previous episode primaries were still taking place and competitive, as Edison Davis and Susan Ross dropped out of the running, and characters (including Olivia and protesters outside attacking Hollis Doyle) were wearing coats. See more
My father wanted a grandson. And when I say "wanted," I mean he all but insisted. As you know, biology doesn't work that way. So out came Vanessa, a girl. And I'll tell you, Jake old pal, when I saw that cute little face of hers, I didn't give a rat's ass what my father thought.
[Jake hands him a drink
Thank you. Anyhow, this is my long-winded way of saying that you're the son I never thought I wanted. To have you here as part of our family, that just,
[suddenly clutches his arm
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