Scandal (2012–2018): Season 3, Episode 6 - Icarus - full transcript

Olivia faces a decision that will affect her White House relationships; Harrison's loyalty is tested; Cyrus and Mellie scheme against Josie Marcus while the team works with her.

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WOMAN: Livvie?

Olivia?
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Hey, I'm leaving.

I'll call you and Daddy from Heathrow
when I land, okay?

It's only for a couple of days,
just until my boss gets settled.

(SHOE THUDS)

And I left casseroles in the freezer.

I love you, Olivia.

I know.

(WHISPERING) Goodbye, baby.

Bye, Mom.



JACK: You know her better than I do.
Is she okay?

Probably not.

Okay, this has gone on too long.
We need to talk to her.

Nobody goes in there right now.

- At least tell us what's going on.
- No.

- Huck.
- No.

What he said.

Okay, when you two guard dogs
get a chance,

please tell Liv that the Marcus
campaign and the First Lady's office

have been calling all morning non-stop

and she needs to decide right quick

which job we're taking
or we're gonna lose them both.

ABBY: We just climbed
out of a money hole.

It was dark and unpleasant down there
and we don't wanna go back.



- (TELEPHONE RINGING)
- You better get that.

(UNDER BREATH) Stupid super spies.

Olivia?

Where are you going?

This theory that Fitz's military record
was somehow trumped up

to hide the fact
he shot down a passenger plane,

a plane my mother happened to be on,

you know how crazy that sounds?

Where are you going?

There's probably
only two people in the world

who can tell me if this really happened.

One of those people is my father
and I can't ask him

because he'd probably kill both of you,
or maybe even all three of us,

to teach me some kind of sick lesson.

(INHALING DEEPLY)
And the other's the President.

So that's where I'm going.
To the White House to ask him myself.

You like football, Leo?

Not enough blood for me.
Maybe if they lost the helmets?

(BOTH CHUCKLING)

It's hard to say.
I'm more of a boxing fan.

Fair enough.

I look forward to watching
you and Sally take home the title.

I'll leave you to it.

LEO: Right.

Bye, love.

Daniel Douglas. So fun to say.
Daniel Douglas.

(CHUCKLING) Leo?

If I'm Joe Voter,
is he the charming frat boy

or the emasculated
potential date-raper?

Excuse me?

And if I'm me, is he an asset
or an obstacle to the whole endeavor?

He's both. He can work a crowd
with the best of them

but sometimes he's been known to
trip over his own two feet along the way.

In any case,
I thought we might discuss...

Yes. Okay. Step one. We build support.

We shave off the religious right.
But we do it quietly before you resign.

- How?
- We fire a blank.

I'm not sure I...

We hand out some cable news air time
to disgruntled pastors

who say in so many
bitter, biblical, heartfelt words

how fed up they are
with Grant's penis problems.

Cyrus Beene will send me out to deal,
to reassure the religious leaders.

That's right! You got it.

And I make my rounds
to the mega-churches

and instead of appeasing
these disgruntled voices,

I quietly make my case
for a Langston ticket.

Your own multi-state campaign swing
endorsed by the President himself.

(DOOR CLOSES)

Olivia is on her way.

You don't haul yourself
all the way across town

and slog through White House security
to turn down a job.

C YRUS: This is...

"Weird" isn't the right word.
Strange? No.

Greek, mythic and disturbing.
This is winged horses.

Wait. Is it the horse
whose wings almost melted?

- I don't know, I can't remember.
- (SIGHS)

My point is,
this is a Greek tragedy in the making.

Winged mistresses
flying too close to the sun.

She wins elections.

She wins elections.

She wins elections.

(SIGHS)

You're welcome.

(DOOR OPENING)

Mr. President, ma'am?

Send her in.

Olivia. Welcome back. Welcome home.

Can I have a moment alone
with the President, please?

Of course.

I'm sure you two have things to discuss.

We'll talk later, Liv. Get the ball rolling.
This is gonna be good.

Icarus. With the wings.
It was Icarus who... Never mind.

I'm surprised you're here.

Happy but surprised.

And grateful.

I know.

I know you and I are not...

(SIGHS)

I want us to start over, start fresh...

Did you fly air support
for Operation Remington?

What?

Were you there flying air support
like you always said you did?

Liv.

Or were you flying another mission
someplace else?

This isn't you talking.
This is your boyfriend, Jake, talking.

Just answer the question.

I don't know what you're talking about.

- I need an answer.
- I don't know what you're talking about.

I'm not asking about the details,

I'm not asking you
to compromise national security.

I'm asking, is it a lie?

Are you lying
about your military record?

Are you lying to me?

Like you did with Defiance?

You wanna talk to me about life,

about your boyfriend,

about how much I missed you,

about the upcoming election,
about the weather, great,

I will tell you anything you want to know.

When it comes to you,
I am an open book.

But if you want to
talk about Operation Remington,

you're not talking to me.

You're talking to the Commander
in Chief of the Armed Forces.

You're talking to the
leader of the free world.

So my only response to you

is that Remington is a
highly classified military operation,

which means it does not exist.

So like I said,
I don't know what you're talking about.

I can't work for you.

I did everything
but roll your whore up in a rug

and unfurl her at your feet.

I begged her. I bled for this.

- It's done, Mellie.
- (PANTING)

We find someone else.

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

You want to win? There is no one else.

Liv knows.

About what?

About Remington.

She knows, Cy. She knows everything.

(GUNSHOTS)

(WHIRRING)

(SIGHS)

Oh, morning. Got your coffee.

You're late. Where have you been?

Getting your coffee.

- Then there was traffic.
- There's an app for that.

Is there an app to help you get along
with your coworker? There should be.

HARRISON: Tell the Congresswoman
we know something, we'll call.

No, I don't know when that'll be.

- Where the hell is Olivia?
- No idea.

- Liar.
- OLIVIA: I'm here.

What's the word?
Whose campaign are we running?

- Josie Marcus'.
- Seriously?

- OLIVIA: I thought you'd be thrilled.
- I am.

I mean, politically, ideologically,
big-D democratically.

Believe me, I'm over the moon.

But honestly, I'm also surprised.

We thought for sure
you'd go with the White House.

ABBY: The sitting President.

You know the lay of the land over there.

Also, there's that whole, you know,
relationship thing.

This is a chance to make history.
To change the world.

Josie Marcus has the raw talent.
With our help,

she could be the first female president
of the United States.

With our help, she could win.
White hat, people.

Call Josie's campaign headquarters,
tell them we'll be there in an hour.

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Now this little number right here

took first place
at the Montana State Fair.

Come on, guys,
we can hit the gym together later.

Mmm!

I told you, I only have two vices,
shoes and butter.

Say you're elected the first
female president of the United States.

You made it to the White House.
What's the very first thing you do?

- Change the sheets.
- (LAUGHTER)

Okay, that's enough.

JOSEPHINE: Hold on a second.

You put those clips together like that,
back to back,

like I'm some kind of cartoon character.

All we did was find
what's already out there.

Which is exactly what
the other side will do.

They'll use this against you.

You can't be out there baking pies
when Reston's touring the Middle East.

We're not just baking pies.

JOSEPHINE: Candi, let them talk.
We didn't hire them so they could

pinch our cheeks
and give us blue ribbons.

OLIVIA: We need to re-introduce you
to the American public.

Along with your small town values,
play up your military service.

We need more Eisenhower,
less Aunt Bea.

And to do that,
we need to raise some serious cash.

PAC money.

We've already got over $6 million
and counting.

$6 million might pay for the gas

but sure as hell
won't buy you the plane.

You wanna walk to Iowa?

You've done a great job
mobilizing the grass roots,

but you're getting pummeled
by Reston's ads on the airwaves.

And your post-debate spike in the polls,
it's nearly gone.

It's time to respond with ads
of your own. Big media buys.

Reston's already
locked up the big donors.

- Then we unlock them.
- (SIGHS)

Those people out there,
working their tails off,

along with the millions of people

who have pledged their support
one crumpled dollar at a time,

they believe in me because
I'm not accountable to big money.

You want to be mayor
of Red Springs or Ralph Nader,

turn your back on PAC money
and large donations.

You want to win Iowa or New Hampshire
and become the party's nominee?

All right. Line up the fat cats.
Let's just get this over with.

Congresswoman, this is Don Watson.

Don represents the sugar industry.

High-fructose corn syrup, actually.

Even better. I mean, try making
a lollipop out of a sugar packet.

- (BOTH CHUCKLING)
- (CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

JOSIE: I may be
from a land-locked state,

but I've always been
very pro-ocean farming.

Heck, strap me in a wetsuit and put me
on a tractor and I'm good to go.

I'm not sure increasing ethanol
production will end warfare entirely,

but I do entirely support it.

Love sugar.
Still sprinkle it on my cornflakes.

Every morning.

Drones have served us so well
on the battlefield,

why not allow police
to use them for surveillance?

Well, that's music to my ears.

- Pleasure meeting you.
- Pleasure's all mine.

Thank you for coming in.

Look forward to your support.

You'll be hearing from us.

- I need more.
- More what?

More information, more proof,
more everything.

If I'm gonna pursue this, I need...

This is...

It's your mother, I know.

You need more, I'll get more.

- Jake?
- Yeah?

Be careful.

We're only digging up dirt on
the most powerful man in the world.

How dangerous could that possibly be?

Franklin Pierce,
alcoholic, marginal war hero.

A nobody from a state of nobodies.

Next thing you know, the right people
get their mitts on him,

land a catchy slogan,

"We Polked you in '44.
We shall Pierce you in '52."

Meet the 14th president
of our great republic.

Always the professor.

That was not meant to be a lesson,
it was a warning.

Olivia Pope knows about Remington,

and now she's working
for Josephine Marcus.

If she thought she needed it,
she'd use it against us.

She'd let Marcus use it against us.

She thinks she knows.

She thinks she knows
because of Ballard,

and he's yet to come across
anything concrete.

And he won't. Time's up.

Are you saying...

You shut down Marcus.
I'll take care of Ballard.

- Kate.
- Hi, Jake.

You changed your hair.

It's longer. You like it?

I like it.

Do you still have access to the
sub-basement archives at Langley?

Why is meeting for coffee
never just meeting for coffee?

I mean, I was hoping
for something more, but...

Yes, I still have my clearance level.
What do you need?

The cockpit recording for this flight.
It's important.

It always is.

You know,
I live just a few blocks from here.

If you ever want
something more than coffee.

I would love to. But I can't.

You found somebody.
Good for you. Civilian?

No way. Civilian.

(SIGHS DEEPLY)

Oh...

I'll call you if I find anything.

You said they loved me,
you said I bowled them over.

- And you did.
- It's just...

They don't think you can win.
It's the chicken and the egg.

Donors don't want to spend
until they think you'll win.

And you can't tip the polls without the
money required for a big media push.

It's your image.
They're falling in line behind Reston

because they know he's experienced

and tough enough to go after Grant
in the general.

He did it once, he'll do it again.

I'm not going negative, Liv.
That's not who I am.

Let's get an interview on the books.

An in-depth profile in prime time,
lots of eyeballs,

with someone big,
someone experienced.

A Diane Sawyer, a James Novak.

We'll use it to convince the donors

you've got the heft and the backbone
to sit in the Oval.

Harrison Wright.

What do you want?

Well, since we worked so well together
on Jeannine Locke,

I thought maybe you'd like another
chance to serve your country.

The White House would prefer
Pope and Associates

not to work on the
Josie Marcus campaign.

Conflict of interest, you understand.

Who we work for is Liv's business.

I can't get her to do something
she doesn't want to do. No one can.

Well, I'd like you to try.

I mean, you used to sell cars, right?
I bet you're pretty convincing.

But if not, I understand.

And it's not the only reason I'm calling.

I had a State Department briefing
the other day.

Seems Adnan Salif
has a visa application in.

It'll be denied,

of course, given Salif's history,
and criminal tendencies.

But I did want to give you
the heads-up,

just in case Salif knows someone
with enough juice to pull some strings.

Anyhoo, food for thought.

You had a question for me, sir?

Not a question. An assessment.

You seem calm, Cy.

- Do I?
- Yes, you do.

Olivia feels free to
question my military record

and all but accuse me of lying about it,

and you don't seem
the least bit worried.

Haven't brought it up once.

It's being taken care of.

How?

Captain Ballard has been in service
a long time. He knows the rules.

He knows what happens
when you disobey them.

There are times to obey orders
and times to refuse them.

These aren't our orders, Mr. President.

It's an internal matter.
Outside our domain.

And unless you want B-613
crossing into our territory,

messing with your national
security team, or your campaign,

I strongly suggest
you wash your hands of this.

That'll be all, Cyrus.

(SIGHS)

MAN: These are surreal images
we're seeing, almost hard to believe.

Rescue vessels have been circling
the wreckage for hours now.

Three hundred and twenty-nine
passengers boarded this flight,

which originated in Dulles,
connecting in Reykjav?k.

Unfortunately, at this hour,
there are no survivors to report.

(SOBBING)

(DOOR OPENING)

- Hey, Dad.
- Olivia.

Uh!

(SNIFFLES)

There's something I...

(CLEARS THROAT)

There's something I need to tell you.

(LINE RINGING)

ELl: Olivia?

Olivia, are you there?

What was the last thing you said to her?

Have you been drinking?

Yes. What was the last thing
you said to her?

I said,

"I love you."

She was leaving,
and I kissed her on the cheek.

And I said, "I love you."

(EXHALES SHARPLY)

And did you?

What?

Love her?

Olivia, why are you calling?

I have so many questions
I want to ask you.

But I'm afraid
you'll kill my friends if I do.

So, you know...

Let's just talk about the weather
or, uh...

Or how I can't form
attachments to people

because my mother is dead

and my father is that thing
that goes bump in the night.

Or you pick a topic.

One question.

(SIGHS)

What?

You can ask me one question.

And you won't kill Jake or Huck?

I won't.

Or anyone I love?

I will answer one question.

Did you give the order
to have my mother killed?

No.

Did Fitz shoot down the plane
that killed my...

One question.

- (SLAPS TABLE)
- What did you do? What happened?

Olivia.

One thing I've learned in life,
Olivia, is that the past is the past.

It's best if you leave it there.

(LINE DISCONNECTS)

You all set for your interview
with Josephine Marcus?

- That's tomorrow, right?
- That's right.

Hey, have you seen my checkered
Thom Browne tie?

(SIGHS)

Oh, thank God.
If you're gonna borrow it...

I know. Put it back where I found it.

So, you know what
you're gonna ask her?

- Who?
- Marcus!

Oh, for the love of...

James, you gotta be prepared.

We're not discussing this.

Just tell me
you'll ask about that bastard baby.

Cyrus!

What? It's a fair question.

A lot of people care about adoption.
We care about adoption.

We are not discussing this!

James, I'm trying to help you here.

You're trying to get inside my head.
It's not gonna work.

- Not this time.
- Fine. That's fine.

Sit with the woman,
toss a few softballs her way,

become the new poster child
for liberal media bias...

You must think I'm a moron.
No, seriously.

What do you think I'm going to ask her?

I wouldn't know
because we're not discussing it!

Maybe I'll start with her favorite color.

Oh! Or what she listens to
when she works out.

Whether she likes her eggs
scrambled or over-easy...

Whether she never re-married
because she's a lesbian.

(SCOFFS)

I'm just saying.

The woman's almost 50 and still single.
We both know what that means.

Adoption and sexual orientation?
Those are your talking points for me?

Well...

You're a shameless monster.

Who loves you dearly!

MAN: President Grant
needs to ask himself

what kind of message is he sending

to the good, churchgoing folks
of this country?

'Cause we thought
we elected a Christian, Frank.

And all the President's done

is manage to make a mockery
of his marriage vows,

in turn his faith, his God.

Which is why I'm organizing this rally.

C YRUS: I assume you've seen
the news this morning?

Your people are restless.

Frankly, I don't know why they're
going after Fitz right now

when there's that former teenage whore
gaining traction with the Democrats.

She's a flash in the pan, they know that.

What can I do to help, Cyrus?

Are you free for dinner tonight?

Not with me,
I wouldn't punish you that way,

but with the President
and the First Lady.

He wants to talk re-election strategy,
I'll let him explain.

I'll cancel my supper plans. You know
I'm nothing if not a team player.

I do appreciate it.

Hook, line and sinker.

Tell me we don't make a great team.

Where have you been? We could really
use your help on Josie Marcus.

I can't. Not today. I'm working on
something secret, for Liv.

Fine. Do what you have to do.

But we need you.
So hurry up and get back in the game.

(DOOR CLOSES)

Governor Reston was
recently quoted as saying

that electing you to president right now
would be tantamount to,

"Letting a teenager
with a driver's permit

"drive a tank through
a minefield in Iraq."

What do you have to say in response?

As someone
who served in the Gulf War,

I have the military
and diplomatic experience

to deal with any international situation
that might arise during my presidency.

Also, I grew up driving a tractor,

so I figure a tank
can't be that much harder.

Funny. But don't be funny
when talking foreign policy.

Also, this is when you hit back against
Reston's lack of military experience.

I've tried that strategy in past debates.

And that whole pivot and attack model,
it rings false. It's not who I am.

So, next question.

Congresswoman,
there was recently an article

in a well-known men's magazine
dedicated entirely to your legs.

No. Tell James Novak any questions

about my legs or my workout regimen
are off-limits.

This is a question you're going to get
again and again during the campaign.

Now be funny.

I'll just say, "No comment."
Next question.

I get it. You don't want to sling mud
or pander to the sexism

that will inevitably pop up
during this campaign.

But ignoring the attacks on you,
being likeable all the time,

does not get you elected president.

You need to show your claws
at some point, show you have claws.

You're too nice.

Nice got me this far.

Nice got you
a Congressional seat in Montana.

Nice doesn't get you president,

unless you want to be
President of Candyland.

Listen, I know who I am
and I know what works with voters.

You don't have any voters yet.

Hey! I am the one running
for president here, okay? Not you!

So stop trying to make me
into someone I'm not.

I'm sorry. I'm gonna take a break.

So she's got a temper.

(KEYBOARD CLACKING)

- Huck.
- What?

You and me.
We're on the same team, right?

I mean, I know I get on you
about the super-spy stuff,

but we're on the same team.

Yeah.

And I don't ask you for favors,

hacking me out of speeding tickets,
anything like that?

No.

Well, now I need one. A favor.

Adnan Salif is trying to
get back into the country,

and that cannot happen.

Can you make it impossible
for that to happen?

Is that something you can do?

I can erase Salif's visa application
from the system.

And that'll make it impossible
to issue an inadmissibility waiver.

Good.

Because if Adnan Salif
sets foot on U.S. Soil,

I'm a dead man.

It's demoralizing. Coming to those two,
hat in hand. Begging for help.

We need the base.
Sally and Daniel Douglas are the base.

No matter how much it pains you
to spend time with them.

Don't play the saint in all of this.

You hate those holy hillbillies
as much as I do.

And the idea that we have
to sit across from them

pretending to be happy and normal

as they coo at each other like a pair
of fundamentalist lovebirds.

They've got problems of their own.

What kind of problems?

He's got a wandering eye, evidently.

(CHUCKLES)

So Miss Bible Bully and I do have
something in common, after all.

How lovely.

FITZ: Sally, I just wanted to
break some bread

and thank you for all your
hard work these last four years.

Mr. President,
it's an honor and a pleasure.

I know you've sometimes felt shut out.

Sometimes?

I want to apologize for that

and assure you
things will be much more inclusive

in a second Grant-Langston term.

I know you've got some great ideas,
and I want to make sure they're heard.

There's spinach salad
from the White House garden,

and we had the chef find a recipe
for South Georgia biscuits,

just to give you two
a little taste of home.

Oh. That is awfully kind of you.

(CHUCKLES)

Tell me, by inclusive, do you mean
amenable to Reverend Coles?

I would never ask you to...

Oh, don't be silly. I'm a team player.

And I'm sure if I were to
explain to the Reverend

what good and God-fearing people
you and the First Lady really are...

After all, it's in the man's faith to forgive.

Well, thank you, Sally,
I'd appreciate that.

- (MELLIE GIGGLING)
- I've only told you about 100 times, Mel,

those Tar Heels of yours are never
gonna make it to the Sugar Bowl

until their boosters step up.

Oh, stop. (CHUCKLES)

Shall we eat?

That sounds lovely.

Does anybody mind
if I say a few words first?

Daniel Douglas, I don't think I've heard
grace come out of your mouth in years.

Sally does the honors at our home.

Would that be all right, Mr. President?

Please. Go ahead.

Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, we ask that you
bless this food to our use

and us to thy service.

And keep us ever mindful
of the needs of others.

Amen.

- Amen.
- FITZ: Amen.

(PUNCHES WALL)

Hey, Robin, where's Batman?

He's not here.

Oh, bummer.

You know what your problem is?

Your shoulders.
They're all high and tense.

You're probably scared of the kickback,
you know, the backward momentum.

I know what kickback means.
What are you doing here?

Relax. I'm not stalking you.

(CHUCKLES)
Well, I don't need your help.

Oh, I think you do.
I've seen your targets.

Deep breath in, then out.

Real slow.

Then, bang.

(EXHALING DEEPLY)

(CHUCKLES)

Now's not a good time.

It's about B-613.

I know you don't give a damn
about my questions,

but I need your
professional opinion here, Huck.

In B-613, is anyone able to get out
and actually be normal?

Jake seems sort of normal,
but I don't really know him.

Or are you just completely
messed up for the rest of your life?

No offense.

Now is not a good time.

SALLY: Welcome, Pastor.
Thank you for coming.

Nice woodshed. Fancy.

Pardon?

Let's not kid around.
That's where I am, right?

The President's woodshed?

About to get the paddle for
speaking out against his sins?

SALLY: On the contrary,
I rather enjoyed your op-ed

about the destructive effect
of the President's behavior

on our nation's moral authority
around the globe.

- You did?
- LEO: I found it a little over-the-top.

But I'm a man with little to no principles.

And you are a man
with many ironclad ones.

And I don't intend to bend them,
not even for my dear friend Sally here.

Nor would I ever ask you to.

So if this isn't the woodshed...

LEO: We've called you here
to end your suffering.

To offer you the opportunity
to support a president

who shares your
strong principles and faith.

- Oh?
- Mmm.

And who might that be?

Your dear friend Sally here.

(CHUCKLES)

Remember to smile.
If he asks about the economy...

Tell him the story about the bison
who got drunk eating fermented apples.

- I got it.
- Five minutes, Congresswoman.

Thank you.

(PHONES RINGING)

- What's going on over here?
- (CLEARS THROAT)

Nothing. How are you feeling?

Like my campaign manager
is hiding something from me.

Congresswoman, your head's in
the game. I don't want to take it out.

Whatever it is, I can handle it.

The woman at the Reston camp
leaked it to us.

MAN: On the other side of this door

- sit the leaders of Syria, China and Iran.
- (FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING)

On the other side of this door
is America's future.

Success and failure. Life and death.

Does America really want an

- inexperienced hand opening this door?
- (FOOTSTEPS RETREATING)

OLIVIA: Listen, I know it's insulting,

I know it's sexist
and way below the belt,

and we will deal with this later,

but right now you have to
focus on this interview.

So take a minute, whatever you need...

- I'm fine.
- Josie...

I'm fine.

WOMAN: Josephine Marcus.
War widow, first-term Congresswoman.

Presidential hopeful.

Tonight on Top of the Hour,

Congresswoman Marcus
sits down with James Novak

for her first prime-time interview

since becoming the breakout star
of this year's Democratic primaries.

Is this a real-life Cinderella story

or a political lightweight squeaking by
on her down-home charm?

You decide on Top of the Hour.

Three, two...

Congresswoman Marcus.
Thanks for joining us.

Or I should say, thank you for
inviting me to your lovely home.

My pleasure.

NOVAK: Let's get right to it.

The Reston campaign
says that you lack the experience

to be president of the United States.
What's your response to that?

Congresswoman Marcus?

JOSIE: Mmm-hmm. Um...

There's something my
grandmother used to do

whenever I'd start dating someone.

I would tell her his name
and then she would say,

"Oh, what part of town does he live in?"

That was her way of asking
if my boyfriend was white.

Oh, yeah, my grandmother
was an out-and-out racist.

So I know what prejudice looks like.

It's not about experience, James.
It's about gender.

Reston's saying I don't have
the balls to be president,

and he means that literally.
It's offensive.

It's offensive to me and to all the women
whose votes he's asking for.

Uh, I'm sorry. Are you saying
that Governor Reston is sexist?

JOSIE: Yes. Yes, I am.

What the hell is she doing?

JOSIE: And it's not just Governor Reston
speaking in code about gender,

it's everyone. Yourself included.

NOVAK: Excuse me?

JOSIE: The only reason we're doing
this interview in my house

is because you requested it.

This was your idea and yet here you are

thanking me for inviting you
into my lovely home.

That's what you say
to the neighbor lady

who baked you chocolate chip cookies.

This pitcher of iced tea isn't even mine.

It's what your producers set here.

Why? The same reason you called me
a real-life "Cinderella story."

It reminds people that I'm a woman
without using the word.

For you it's an angle, I get that.

And I'm sure you think it's innocuous.
But guess what? It's not.

Congresswoman Marcus...

Don't interrupt me when I'm speaking.

- I have to stop this.
- Don't you dare.

JOSIE: You're promoting
stereotypes, James.

You're advancing this idea
that women are weaker than men.

You're playing right
into the hands of Reston

and into the hands
of every other imbecile

who thinks a woman isn't fit
to be commander in chief.

Yes, Governor, I'm talking about you.

Seven years I served
in the United States Army,

which is seven more years
than Governor Reston ever served.

A fact you conveniently
omitted from my intro.

How about "soldier"? "Lieutenant"?

Yeah. That was an oversight. I'm sorry.

Unbelievable.

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

- (TURNS TV OFF)
- (SIGHS)

So, what did she offer you?

Let me guess.
Gay marriage back off the table?

No abortions for anyone, ever?

Yes, and yes, on a silver platter,
in exchange for our endorsement.

You were right,
she's planning to run against you.

Well, Reverend, I like being married,

and I believe in a
woman's right to choose.

But how about you get to keep
all that righteous indignation

that fills your collection plate
every Sunday,

and President Grant and I go pray
on some new tax breaks?

The Lord speaks through you,
brother Beene.

(CHUCKLES) Yeah, I get that a lot.

The balls on that woman.

After all we've done for her.

What kills me is she's right.
We can't win without her.

Sally has a weakness.

What is it? Garlic? Silver bullets?

Her husband.
More to the point, her jealousy.

Sally's not practical like me.

Daniel Douglas Langston
has a wandering eye.

The man's a little handsy.
We should use that.

(EXHALING SHARPLY)

(CELL PHONE RINGING)

You got it?

When have I ever let you down?

- I owe you one.
- Better make it two.

Someone deleted the catalog entry.
I had to go box by box.

(KATE GRUNTS)

Check her bag.

You're welcome.

That's right, Don.
And when I'm in the Oval Office,

I promise you, there's gonna be a big
ol' bowl of lollipops on the desk.

Uh-huh. Thanks again.

Full commitment.

(ALL CHEERING)

Strauss and Vasington are in, too.

We'll have enough for the first wave
of ad buys in Iowa.

Good work, everyone.

- Thank you.
- (ALL CHEERING)

I know you're not a hugger, but screw it.

- Oh! (CHUCKLES)
- (MOANS)

My husband always said my big mouth
was gonna get me in trouble someday.

- Or make you president.
- Mmm.

- Congratulations.
- You, too.

So you all, you're really full-service,
aren't you?

You raise money, organize
the ground game, bury secrets,

and still have time to go out
and make fake political ads.

You're wearing the same nail polish
as the shaky hand.

She needed to get angry.
We needed to get her there.

Is there a line you won't cross?

We'll let you know when we find it.

Mr. Wright.

Ah, that's funny. Come in.

Sit.

(CLEARS THROAT)

- Mr. Beene?
- Cyrus.

Cyrus.

Do you understand how long it's been
since Liv's been inspired by someone?

Not just fighting the good fight,
not just being the best at what we do,

but inspired?

Liv wants to work for Josie Marcus.
I work for Liv, not for you.

You understand
I don't make empty threats?

I understand that if you want to
issue an inadmissibility waiver,

you're gonna have to go tell the State
on record that,

"I, Cyrus Beene, want to bring this
criminal back into the country."

I don't think you want to do that.

Good luck with your candidate.

Good luck with yours.

- (DOOR CLOSES)
- (CLEARS THROAT)

Corey, Cyrus Beene.
I need you to issue a visa.

Not an inadmissibility waiver,

a whole new visa for Adnan Salif.

Hey.

What up, Robin?

I don't know.
I'm still struggling with the recoil.

So let me give you a few pointers.

Don't be shy. Step right up.

Here we go.

(COCKING GUN)

Seed is planted.

I'm watering and showing it love
and waiting for it to bloom.

Anything else?

(CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING)

Just make sure it does. Bloom.
It's important.

You got it, sir.

- Thanks, Mike.
- Mr. President.

(DOOR CLOSES)

When did you put
a security detail on me?

When I found out that
B-613 wanted you dead.

Thank you. I appreciate the cover.

Can't say I wasn't surprised, though.
I wasn't sure where we stood.

Really? After all the missions
we served together?

This isn't about all the missions.
This is about one.

Where were you?

What mission were you on
when I was on Remington?

Let it go, Jake.

I'd love to. But I can't.

What is your problem?

Since when do you have a death wish?

I am telling you...

I'm ordering you. Walk away.

Whatever it was,
whatever you did on that mission,

it's Command's Achilles' heel.

Finding it out might be the only way
I can ever be free from B-613.

It might be the only chance I ever have

of sleeping with both eyes closed again.

Or is it the only chance you may
ever have of sleeping with her?

I can't help you anymore.

You're on your own now.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Are you here to answer my question?

About what you were doing
during Operation Remington?

You could come on the campaign trail.

We could

try to be us again.

Try to...

I don't know. (CHUCKLES)
We could try.

You shouldn't have come here.

There is nothing you could do
that I wouldn't forgive. Not a thing.

We both know that.
We learned the hard way.

Why won't you extend me
the same courtesy?

(WHISPERING) Don't do this.

Stop looking. Stop digging.

Leave it alone, it's in the past,
just leave it alone.

Not until you answer the question.

Why is this so important to you?

There was a
Global World Airlines plane

that went down.

Three hundred and twenty-nine
people were killed.

- Olivia.
- They said it was a mechanical failure.

Something they could never
quite figure out.

How a plane could
just fall out of the sky.

That doesn't happen,
that never happens.

So they recalled the engine.

But it turns out they didn't need to.

Because it wasn't the plane at all.

Because what nobody knew?

It didn't crash.

It was shot down. Right out of the sky.

Someone killed them. All 329 of them.

They fell into the ocean, and they died.

So I want you to answer the question.

Where were you
during Operation Remington?

Like I said,
I don't know what you're talking about.

One of the bodies in the ocean

was my mother.

Do you still not know
what I'm talking about?

Fitz?

I don't know what you're talking about.

I was 12 when she died.

I was 12.
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