In the fifth-season opener, Olivia and Fitz are blissful about their reunion, but Cyrus, Mellie and Huck must face the repercussions of assisting Command. Meanwhile, a visiting queen hires Olivia to guard her family’s privacy in the wake of a recent tragedy.
Everyone has a secret, and Olivia Pope has dedicated her life to protecting and defending the public images of the nation’s elite and keeping those secrets under wraps. Revered and feared at the same time, Olivia, a former communications director to the president of the United States, left the White House to open her own prominent crisis management firm. She is hoping to start a new chapter in her life—both professionally and personally—but she can’t seem to completely cut ties with her past. Slowly, it becomes apparent that her dysfunctional staff, who specializes in fixing other people’s lives, can’t quite fix the ones closest at hand—their own.
Scandal season 5, episode 1 airs Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. EDT on ABC.