Scandal (2012–2018): Season 6, Episode 7 - A Traitor Among Us - full transcript

Olivia makes a shocking decision when she finds new information about the assassination of Frankie Vargas.

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No one's even thinking
about Jenny.

Her killer could be anyone.

Olivia Pope, Jennifer Fields.

You are going to kill
Francisco Vargas

when he takes the stage
tomorrow night.

Sandra, all of this...
All of this is over now.

I got you.

You put a gun to the head
of the woman I love,

and I belong to you?!

You're wondering whether
you actually have a choice.

Wherever your daughter goes,
we have eyes on her.

You have a second chance

Survival of the fittest, Olivia.

Are you a client or a friend?

That's some weak tea, Hucky.

Uh, Hucky?
What'd you teach me?

The only punch that counts

is the punch
you don't see coming.

Come on, get up.

♪ To the rhythm of the
boogie, the beat ♪ Get up!

♪ Now what you hear is
not a test ♪ Good girl.

Today's lesson is

don't ever stay down
and don't ever relax.

♪ And me, the groove, and my
friends ♪ Don't ever relax?

♪ Are gonna try to move your feet
♪ You taught me that last week.


What are you doing here?

Looking for you!
You're not answering your phone!

I turned it off.

Which is why
I had to hack your geotags

to track you down.

I know you.

What's the emergency?

Boss lady's missing.

Quinn was supposed to meet Liv
back at the office

after Jake and Vanessa
went to the Liberty Report,

but... I can't find her.

Her car's still
in the parking garage.

She's not answering her phone.

She's obviously not with you
because you're doing whatever.

Liv's gone, Huck.


Oh, Meg!

Am I right?

That's me.

You're Jenny's best friend.

I was.


You know,
Jenny from the campaign.

From the voicemail...

Wait, was Jenny that chick

with the burnt-up hand you chopped up?

Oh, Jenny, Jenny, right!

Meg, nice to meet you.

Sorry for your loss.

that was a nice thing to say.

I got to go.
Go? Where?

Did Liv leave you a message?

I'm sorry that
I got to cut this short.

Did Liv say where she is?

Is everything okay?

I hope so.



Here, so we can see each other
whenever we want.

I'd like that.

Okay, let's go.

I have a favor to ask.

Get in the car, Liv, come on.

I need you
to do something for me.

They still here?
Is who still here?

The men who brought you here.

How many are there?

I walked here
in these stupid shoes.

I need you
to do something for me.

Did they hurt you
or make you do something...?

Huck! Shut up.
I'm fine.

I'm asking you for something.

I need you
to do something for me,

and you're not listening to me.


I need you to kill Rowan.

I want my father dead,
and I need you to do it.

- You should sit down.
- I should've known.

Sit down.
It's who he is.

Liv... He wanted me in the Oval.

He was gonna put me there no
matter what it took. Liv...

My father killed the President
of the United States of America.

I'm not going to sit down.

Who told you it was your father?

It doesn't matter.
It matters.

Huck. You asked me to kill him.

You asked me to kill Command.

It matters.

Who told you it was him?

Jake. Jake told me.

Jennifer Fields, Olivia Pope.

Olivia Pope, Jennifer Fields.

She's alive.

And according to her,

my father
made her leave that message.

It was Cyrus Beene.

He killed Frankie Vargas.

And then my father
ordered Jake to kill her.

It's time for you to take
what's yours, son.

It's time to come home.

But Jake didn't kill her.

Because she's
an innocent victim.

Well, that's never been
a problem for Jake.

Jake believes my father
might have some bigger plan,

and that Jennifer could be
the key to figuring it out.

What? And you don't?

I don't think
there's anything bigger

than killing the President.

Whoa, maybe he didn't.

Why are you going out of your
way to defend my father?

Command always put
the Republic first.

Killing Frankie...
Frankie was good.

Killing Frankie is not
putting the Republic first.

Something about this feels off.

My father killed Frankie Vargas!


If I could ask anyone else

to do what needs to be done,
I would.

But you are the only person
I can trust.

You are asking me
to kill your father.


Do you know what happened

the last time
you asked me to do that?


I peeled an innocent man's skin
from his body

with a razor blade.

I just want you to know
what you're asking me to do.

He killed the President.

I know
what I'm asking you to do!

You have to be sure, Liv.

You have to be sure...
100 percent!

If you are absolutely sure...


For you, I'll do it.

I'm sure.

Next stop,

Please stand clear
of the train doors.

All passengers...

Let it go.

Doors closing.

I'm not armed.

That makes it easier, then.

2 minutes and 15 seconds.


You have
2 minutes and 12 seconds

until they're back.

The people following me.

No one's following you.

You're using up your time!

What do you want to know?

I didn't come here
to ask questions.

No, you came here to kill me.

She sent you here to kill me!

But that's not gonna happen,
so use your time wisely.

Did you do it?

Then this is going to happen.

Do you want to know
why I did it?

I know why.

To get her elected...

That's what she told you, right?


That is not why.

45 seconds.


I had no other choice!

You're saying these people
who are following you

forced you to do it?
I am.

Nobody forces you to do anything.


Nobody forces me.

This is somebody.

Pay attention, soldier,
because it is happening now.

It is on.

We are living in
interesting times.

This is not a test.

Our adversary
is more than worthy,

fully armed and fully funded,

smart, cold, cruel!

They don't care to play by
the civilized rules of war.

Animals... they had me!

I was given no choice.

You killed the President
of the United States.

To save the life
of a woman that I loved.

They threatened her.

They said
that they would kill her.

These people...
I believed them.

What would you do
in that situation?

It doesn't matter.
It does!

I'm not asking you
a hypothetical!

What are you talking about?

These people
are threatening Olivia,

right now as we speak.

You're lying.

If I don't do
what these people want,

they will kill Olivia.

If I die, they will kill Olivia.

So what you decide here
matters very much,

because you are
in the same position as me.

Olivia's life is in your hands!

You're lying!

Then why haven't you shot me?

Why didn't I just shoot you?

What is the point of this lie?

In 15 seconds,
a train is gonna pull up

on that side of the platform.

A woman...
White, ponytail, orange coat...

Will get off
with a man in a suit

with a scar on his forehead.

They will look around,
looking for me.

And when they do not see me,
they will be very unhappy.

Train arriving.

Please stand clear
of the platform exit.

Next stop...

Watch the closing doors, please.

Northeast Regional Train
265 to Boston

will be boarding in 10 minutes.

Northeast Regional Train 265
for Boston

will be boarding in 10 minutes.

- Who are they?
- I don't know.

All I know is
whoever is watching Olivia

is close to her...

In her circle, on the inside,

a traitor among us.

You need to find out who it is,

because I can't.

I'm trapped.

Will you help me?

Can you do that?

A traitor among us...

Trust no one.

You're supposed to be covering

that transition meeting
in an hour, Charlie.

If you lost the notes...
I didn't lose the notes.

They're here. Somewhere.

Maybe if you weren't busy
stalking a dude online

to get ahold of some weird,
endangered Indian elephant...

Not "weird," Robin.

Imagine me riding in on that
bad boy at the wedding.

No way in hell
is that happening.

No endangered species
at the wedding.

Then pitch something else.

I'm serious.

Have an idea instead of
me having all of them.

Hey, I have ideas.

But the only idea you've had

was postponing
until after the inauguration.

I'm talking the fun stuff,

like shooting rats
between dinner courses.

Ah, see? My notes.

Right where I left them.

What do you think of Meg?

Like, speaking of rats, or...

She seem a little slow to you,

like not all there or something?

You talked to her
for all of five seconds.

Yeah, and I could already tell.

She's a total rando psycho.

God, you'd think Huck would
have some higher standards,

but I guess
that's just his thing.

Rando psychos.

Hey, don't do that.

Don't make cat noises
just because a woman says

she doesn't like another woman.

I'm just saying... you sound
kind of jealous of her.


Of what?

That basic 2004 pixie cut?

I didn't mean "jealous" jealous.

Okay, then,
how the hell did you mean it?

You're beautiful.

I don't think
I told you that today.

Out! Leave.

Okay, is this one of those times

where you say to leave,
but you really mean...

Get out of here, Charlie!

Okay, okay, don't...
Oh, God.

I'm alone. Yes.

Have you found a place
to put Jennifer?

Don't move.

Huck, what are you doing?

Rowan was right.

We do have a mole.

It's nice to finally meet you,

I've heard a lot of good things.
Who is he?

Jennifer, you should wait for us

in the next room while we talk.

stay right where you are.

In here.

Keep low, just in case.

Are you crazy?

Start talking.

Quinn agreed to help me

get to the bottom of whatever's
going on with Rowan.

I thought about calling you,

but you would have
ratted me out to Olivia,

and the last time I saw her,

she wasn't exactly
being open-minded.

Not exactly open-minded?

On the phone,
you said she went bonkers.

Looks like
she's not the only one.

She's in danger.

Someone forced Rowan
to kill Frankie

by threatening
a person close to him.

Rowan says these same people
placed a mole by Liv's side.

All they have to do
is say a word,

and she's dead.

And you think
one of us is the mole?

Not you.

You or Charlie.

I am not a...

Wait a minute.
Rowan says?

I am not a mole, Huck.

In fact, the only double-agent
I see here is you.

Anything else
you want to admit, Huck?

Huh? Huh?

Now's your chance.

The person
these people threatened...

Did Rowan say who they were?

It's a woman.
That's all I know.

I think I know who she is.

Sandra Potter...

She's an old friend of Rowan's.

They seem to have reconnected

They were spending a lot of time
together before election day.

Since, no sign of her anywhere.

This means Rowan
could be telling the truth.

Or playing us hard.

I'll get on this.
We'll track her down.

You let me know
as soon as you find something.

Are you gonna apologize?

For what? For
thinking for a second

that I'm capable
of killing Olivia.

I'm not sorry for doing my job.

I assume you've cleared Meg,


You two meet,

she finds an excuse
to keep seeing you,

things move quickly,
you give her a key.

Meg reads books about math.


squeezes my arm
during horror movies.

She's still on Pinterest.

She's not a mole...

or a rando psycho.

You bugged me?

I had to. There's a...


Yeah, I've heard.

Well, it's not Charlie, so...

But Charlie's a mercenary.

Charlie's my fiancé.

First thing I did
was shut that crap down.

He doesn't even
go to the bathroom

asking for permission first.

Trust me.

You know...

you and I haven't really
talked in a while.

And I haven't been around
like I used to be.

What's your point?

I don't know...
If you're mad about it...

I'm not mad.


Or jealous,
if that's what you're thinking.

I'm surprised, Huck.

You still haven't
learned your lesson?

What's that supposed to mean?

You know what that means.

What, Becky?

Meg's not Becky.

Yeah, Becky wasn't Becky

until she left you
holding the gun

that shot the President
in the head.

Look, I... I really hope
I'm wrong, Huck.

Yeah, well, you are.

There you are!

I had no idea you worked
so many late nights.

That's got to be tough.

What are you doing here?

Oh, my God.

This isn't cool.


Me, staying here,

coming over unannounced.

I... I'm so sorry.

I thought that a key
meant that...

Oh, my God.

We should've
talked about it more.

Meg, it's okay.

We should of maybe set
some boundaries. Meg...

I'm glad that you're here.

I gave you a key for a reason.

Just, I forgot, is all.



♪ He has more rhymes than
a serious bank ♪ Huck?

♪ So come on Hank, sing that
song ♪ I wanted to ask you...

about your boss, Olivia.

What about her?

She gets answers, right?

Helps out the underdog,
takes on lost causes?

Look, I don't want to put you
in an uncomfortable position,

but we still don't know
who killed Jenny.

And if Tom Larsen didn't do it,

then I still don't really know

what happened to my best friend.

And, I can't just...

I can't just move on
like the rest of the country.


I want Olivia's help.

Do you think she'd help?

To help you find
Jenny's real killer?

She deserves justice

just as much as
Frankie Vargas does,

doesn't she?

Maybe it's pointless.

I don't know.

I just thought I'd ask.

No, you're right.

I'll, um...
I'll talk to her for you.

Would you mind
if I talked to her myself?

As in face-to-face?

Just you and Liv?

For Jenny.

I feel like I have to do this
on my own.

Would that be weird?

I'll see if she's open to it.


Huck, that'd be amazing.

He's fine.

There's a high-level inmate
I need your help getting to.

You should ask Olivia.
I can't ask Olivia.

I would love to help, but...

What if I had
something to trade,

something you wanted?

Jennifer Fields is alive.

Say that again?

Jennifer Fields,
the woman from the cabin...

She's alive.

What's the name of your inmate?

Abby didn't tell me
what this is about,

which isn't unusual.

But, I have to ask.

No, you don't.

Hi, Becky.

Hey, Huck.

You look terrible.

I've been better.

Guess it's what
I should've expected.

You wouldn't have come to see me
after all these years

if everything was all good,
now would you?

How'd you play me?


You did something
when we were together.

You figured out something...

A weakness, a blind spot.

What was it?

Well, this is new.

How'd you get inside my head,

Or, do I need to call you Kate?

You weren't kidding

when you said
you've been better, huh?

All right, you want my help,
I want yours.

What does that mean?

I want to see my sister.

I didn't know you had a sister.

She's dying.

Maybe she's already dead.
I don't even know.

It's impossible
to get information in here.

I know she was diagnosed
two months ago

with stage-four
pancreatic cancer.

I spoke to her once.

I know they'll never
let me out to see her,

and she's in no condition
to come here,

but maybe you could go see her

and just take a picture of her
for me.

I don't even have
a picture of her.

I think I can remember
what she looks like...

Scar on her right eyebrow,
freckles on her cheek.

She had these big ears

that would've looked stupid
on anybody else,

but on her, they were perfect.

She was soft and warm
and perfect.

She was... is.

She is my little baby sister

and my best friend
and a beautiful girl,

and I just want to see her face
one more time.

I'm sorry.

I can help you.

I will help you.

I just helped you.


You are so gullible.

That was a lie?

Yes, of course!

Well, I have a sister,
but she's horrible.

I honestly can't stand
the sight of her.

Why would you do that?

You asked me how I played you.

This is how I played you.

You know, for as scary
as you look,

you sure do have a soft spot
for a sob story.

Who's playing you now?

What's her name?

No one.
No one?

So, is she acting

all sad and damaged
all the time?

Is she?

Her best friend died,
and she's scared.

Bait and hook.


You're as gullible
as you ever were.

I'm not.
You are.


No, that was... no.

What you just did, that was you.

That was your trick.

You're the one
who hasn't changed...

Not me, you!


Aw, Huck, don't go.

This is the most entertainment
I've had in months.

Did you get what you needed?

Kind of thought
that might be the answer.

Did you do it?
Tell me it's done.

There's a girl... some woman
your father was seeing.

Did you know that?

What... what...
What are you talking about?

Sandra something.

It's why he did what he did.

It was for her.

He was protecting her.

I'm gonna need you to tell me

what the hell is going on.

I don't know exactly.

I haven't gotten that far yet.

I just...
This is my theory.

Okay, where is she,
this Sandra woman?

I don't know.

Huck, what do you know?

I know your father
isn't the man he used to be.

He's not this terrible person
anymore, Liv.

He's... he's in love.

He's a different person now.

He deserves a chance.

I don't believe this.

He's changed.

How can you be so sure?

How can you not?

He can't change, Huck.

People can't change...

Not when they've spent
their entire lifetime

doing the things
my father has done.

He's a monster!

There's no getting over that.

There's no moving past that.

There's no capacity
for change there!

There's just him, my father.

He's been who he is
his entire life.

If you can't do this,

if you can't make it happen
by morning,

I'm gonna need to find
someone who can.

What are you doing?

Oh, that's good.

You should come over, celebrate.

Yeah, I have news, too.

Olivia agreed to talk to you.

She's gonna
take on Jenny's case.

I'll see you then.


So, I don't think I have

any money left
in my bank account,

but this is
a bottle of champagne

I can't pronounce,

so it must be good.




You feel good.

So do you.

You have any room in the fridge?

This wasn't chilled.

Tell me more about your day.

I already told you.

You got called for an interview.


My day was fine, I guess.

I met with an old friend
I hadn't seen in ages.

I don't have many old friends.

I don't like them.

They're just a reminder
that you can never change.

I disagree.

I couldn't decide between
etorphine and methohexital.


I chose etorphine.

It's an opiate.

The methohexital
would've made you feel like

you were burning on the inside,

and I didn't want that for you.

This is hard for me.

I don't want to do this,
but you're making me do this.

You can tell me now,

or I can force it out of you
when you wake up.

Who are you working for?

My firm?

The woman that you met with
at the park today...

You were sitting next to her!

You were watching me.

Who is she?

Why are you following me?

Who is she?!

I don't know!

What... I...

That's where I take my lunch.

She... she came down and...
And she sat next to me,

but I... I don't even
remember her name.

She said she worked at my firm,

but... but I'd never
seen her before!

I don't even remember her name!

You're lying.

Helen? Hannah?

I can't remember.

I wish you'd make this
easier on me.

You have no idea
how hard this is for me.

I had never met
that woman before.

I swear.

It... it was like she was trying
to be my friend or something.

We talked about, uh,

a plant that I have on my desk.

What is this?

I don't...


I trusted you!

I-I-I-I have no idea
who you think I am

or what is going on.

But please...

Huck... don't do this.

It was a mistake to trust you.


Do it.

Jam that crap into my neck

and do whatever you're gonna do,
you monster.

I don't know
who put this in your head,

but you better
look into my eyes first.

And if you see someone
who doesn't love you,

who you can't trust,

then go ahead.

Go for it,

whoever the hell you are!


Uh, what's going on?

When were you gonna tell me?
Tell you?

About your secret meetings
with my father,

and this ridiculous theory

that my father
killed Frankie Vargas

because someone threatened
some old girlfriend of his.

It's true, Liv.
Open it.

Meet Sandra Potter,
my father's old girlfriend.

Our old B613 dumpsite

doesn't get a lot of use
these days,

so she stuck out
like a sore thumb.

This doesn't mean anything.

Anybody could've killed her.

This car was reported stolen
the day before the election...

The day she died.

Rowan's prints are all over it.

Huck, my father
didn't save Sandra.

He killed her.

My guess is,

she found out about
his assassination plan.

And my father,
romantic that he is,

put a bullet in her head
to shut her up.

This doesn't make sense.

He was telling the truth.
He was using you.

No, he's not.

He had people following him.

Uh, I saw her...

This blond woman on the Metro...

Blond woman on the D.C. Metro...
How'd he pull that off?

You also thought there was
a mole inside of OPA.

He got in your head, man.
It happens.

He even thought it was me.
He put a gun to my head.

Huck, my father was lying,
buying time.

Your father was not lying,
and I am not crazy!

There are people...
Forces controlling him.

No, there aren't.
There's just him.

That's all there is,
that's all there ever is,

time after time.

You know that.
You're wrong.

You're wrong.
He loved that woman.

He was forced to do that!
Is this love?

A bullet in the head,
being dumped in a junkyard?

You're wrong.
Why should I believe you?

Because I am right
and you are wrong!

Because I am not the one
with the blind spot

when it comes to your father.

That's you.

You're the one that's broken.

That's you!

My father killed Frankie,
and he killed this woman,

and he twisted your head.

That is the truth.

You're wrong.

Maybe he used to be a monster.

Maybe he killed people.
Maybe he was awful.

Maybe he was.

But people change.

People... change.

It happens.

Maybe they can meet, uh,
a nice woman

and fall in love
and have a relationship,

and be normal.

People can change.

You are wrong about your father.

So, no,
I'm not gonna kill the man

who loves you most
in this world,

even more than me.


He did this for a reason.

He's in pain.
He's a prisoner.

Forgive him.

Help him.
Do not kill him.

I... am... right.

I am right!

You are wrong.

Quinn, find my father,
finish the job.

Huck, get rid of the body.


Sandra. Honey,
you ain't seen nothin' yet!

A Yangchuanosaurus.

I've been working with a team,
assembled them myself.

There's a private collector
paying the bill, Eli.

I could use a partner.

Yes, I am in.

I am in, baby!

- What is this?
- A drink.

A drink? Well, not
just any drink.

That was 40 years ago.

Not a lot of time
in the scope of things.

Who exactly is in charge here?


Now, I'm in charge.

You put a gun to the head
of the woman I love,

and I belong to you?!

You have
a streak of weakness, Eli.

We found it.

You people.

Always thinking
you're better than us.

I have no weaknesses.

No owns me!

Wherever your daughter goes,
we have eyes on her.

And when I say "eyes," I mean
we have an actual human being

who, within seconds
of hearing from me,

can put a bullet
in your daughter's brain.

Quinn, call it off.

Stand down!


Get him away from me.

We need to talk to you.

Talk to me?

That man almost murdered me!

I tried to file a report

and you know
what the police told me?

That he doesn't even exist!

So no, there's no way...

Your friend Jennifer...
She's alive.

This is insane!


Did you know she was alive?

He couldn't tell you
for your own protection.

How is sticking a needle
in my neck protecting me?

He thought
you had been compromised.

By who? By the people
who want Jennifer dead.

I can't ask you to forgive him.

I won't do that.

But I need him
to forgive himself.

I need that.

And I need your help.

He loves you.

He's not a monster.

He's not.

He's changed.

People can change.

Look at me.

Look at me!

What happened to you?

I promise.

I will never ever..

♪ We all need somebody to
lean on ♪ ...touch you again.

I promise.


We can only stay
for a little while.

And, remember...
I know.

Jennifer's really in there?

No one can know.

Thank you, Huck.

Oh, my God.

Is it done?

It's done.

Jennifer Fields is dead.

And Huck?

Don't worry, Ms. Whelan.

He'll have no idea
you were a part of this.