Scandal s02e22 Episode Script

White Hat's Back On

Billy chambers? Billy chambers is the mole?! If i had stabbed someone to death in cold blood With a pair of scissors and got away with it, I'd skip town and never be heard from again.
Huck? Billy chambers had to go.
And you made me promise i wouldn't kill him So i hired out.
Oh! Hold the elevator! Whatever you're getting paid to do this, i'll double it! I know.
Oh, wait.
Stop! Stop! Please, stop! Think of me as an investment strategy! Okay, i was the vice president's chief of staff.
I have all her access codes.
And i know where a hell of a lot of bodies are buried.
So i was gonna retire a rich man Based on all the secrets i have to sell, But there's no reason that i can't share.
I mean, my access, your skill set-- We'd make a great team.
It's true what they say.
If you want someone killed right, You've gotta kill them yourself.
Somebody stitch that on a pillow.
Give it to me.
No, i hold the cytron card.
I hold it till we use it.
It's mine.
Tell me you're not gonna blow this for us, rosen.
I'm not gonna blow this.
I'm not.
Again, i don't see why we are here.
We're here because we are moments-- This administration is moments-- We have to stop billy chambers from outing defiance.
From a full-Scale nuclear meltdown.
I am no longer a member of this administration.
Let's say we get this show on the road.
Not everyone's here yet.
What the heck we waitin' for, old verna to show? 'Cause the last time i checked, That little piggy was dead as a slab of bacon, Right, of course.
You have your own lofty agenda now.
I've been a team player ever since he ran for governor Or whatever greener pastures you believe you are headed off to to manage whatever crisis after crisis-- Because that is where all of us are going to be i am looking out for one person now and one person only, And that person is me! If we don't-- Where are you going?! Sit down mellie.
Let's do this.
We've all had our differences in the past, But tonight, we're put them aside.
We do what we have to do to fix this.
This billy chambers character has got to go--Permanently.
I mean, bang-Bang, boo-Hoo, bye-Bye.
Hollis, this is the white house.
This man is the president.
Talking about murder in the white house Talking about sex in the vatican in front of the pope.
We do nodo it.
Well, la-Di-Da.
If wouldn't be the president if i hadn't made him the president.
Do whatever you have to do, but leave me out of it.
No more blood.
This has gone far enough.
Billy chambers is not our problem.
Defiance is our problem.
It always has been.
And the only way to prove that defiance has happened Is the cytron card.
And we put this whole thing to bed once and for all.
Liv's right.
We get the card back.
If you would just be willing to sit down and talk with him-- He's going to run again, and he knows he needs you by his side When he does.
I will not be humiliated anymore! He wants to come back.
I promise you.
He just doesn't know how to do it.
He's a child, mellie.
We just have to show him the way.
You okay? It's a lot, This whole billy chambers thing.
And having to deal with hollis He's not so bad.
Not really.
Liv? We'll fix this defiance thing, And you'll run again and you'll win.
And i want that.
I want that for you.
It's just i let myself believe the waiting was over.
And now-- The waiting? Four more years is going to be difficult.
I'll be fine.
It's just It's going to be difficult.
We're not waiting four more years to be together.
We're gonna be together now.
Livvie, i'm running.
I'm winning.
We're getting married, And you are moving into the white house with me.
Fitz, okay, There's a million reasons why that's a nonstarter-- Are you seriously going to stand here and suggest that Divorcing your wife and moving me into the white house In the midst of an election is not a tiny bit of a problem? It's a problem.
So fix it.
You're a funny man.
You should quit your job, go on the road.
What are you always saying? That you're brilliant, that you're the best, Better than my boys in the white house.
So do what you do best.
Fix it.
Handle it.
I thought you didn't want me fixing you.
I don't need fixing.
I'm fine.
I love you.
The american public needs fixing.
They love mellie.
They're the ones with the problem.
So come up with a plan to solve it.
You want me to come up with a plan.
Olivia pope Use your superpower.
We can't.
Someone will come in.
Okay, fitz.
What are you doing? Using my superpower.
It's time i meet with ms.
May i ask what for? I need to talk to her.
You are not the best conversationalist.
Maybe it's the company i keep.
Just bring her in.
I can't do that.
And why is that? Can you at least tell me I just wanna know your intentions.
Bringing ms.
Pope in-- It's a job.
It's a task you are free to accept or decline.
You refuse the job, i ask someone else, And i'll know where we stand.
Now, james, you know the grant family intimately.
The president is your daughter's godfather.
What's your take on the rumors That the first couple's seeing a pastor To repair their marriage? You're freezing me out.
That's not true.
Oh, really? Then how'd "the post" find out that The president's seeking counsel from pastor jennings? I don't know.
Is it true? I don't know.
Why don't you ask "the post"? They seem to be all sourced up.
They're all sourced up because you are their source.
And i don't have sources because you're freezing me out! So in the next 20 minutes, When every other reporter in this building goes live An exploratory committee to run against the president In next year's republican primary, I would like to have a comment from the oval! Your job has only two requirements, sally.
One is to not die.
The other is to be loyal to the president.
That's it! Don't die! Be loyal! The only other creature in this white house Who has the same sweet deal is the president's dog! Hank! Hank can do those two simple things! Why can't you?! I have a constituency, people that i answer to.
People who almost made me The standard bearer of this party three years ago.
Almost, sally.
Almost! And when they see the goings-On in this white house, Its lack of discipline, its lack of beliefs.
Oh, we're singing that song again, are we? Morality isn't a minor inconvenience, cyrus.
Scrape off the bottom of your shoe And then continue on your merry way.
Commandments of the lord are being broken.
So at this point, with this president, I would be irresponsible If i didn't offer the party an alternative.
Billy chambers has the cytron card.
We need it back.
So we need to figure out what his game is, How he's going to use it.
Billy's got no credibility in d.
After the vice president disavowed him.
So if he wants to out defiance, He knows he can't do it by himself.
He needs someone else to do it for him.
The question is, who? Billy needs someone respectable, someone with clout, Someone who has the public's trust Who was directly affected by defiance.
Thank you for seeing me.
I think billy's going to use reston to out defiance.
I think they're already working together.
But we don't have any proof.
All we have is-- My gut.
I'm sure.
How can you be sure? Abby, you should've seen him.
I'm sure.
I was just wondering if you were planning to run again.
Believe me, i think i've gotten the bug out of my system After the last election.
What if you're wrong? I'm not.
I know this.
But we knew that grayden osborne was the mole, We knew that molly was a victim, and we were wrong.
You could be wrong here.
I'm not.
Make sure you-- I did.
Don't forget-- All right there.
I got this.
I wouldn't go that way.
I got this.
Quinn-- Boom! There it is.
There what is? I hacked into the security cameras If billy chambers went to see him there, we'll know.
It's downloading now.
We should have it in under two minutes.
I need coffee.
She's getting good at this.
You're a good teacher.
Sometimes, uh, Sometimes she reminds me of me.
Are you saying Has she hurt anyone? No.
Then what are you saying? I'm saying i worry about her.
Like i worry about you.
Don't worry about me.
I worry about you, With him.
He wants me by his side in the white house.
He wants to get a divorce.
I'm gonna be first lady.
I wrote a plan.
I was up all night.
I handled it.
I worry about me, too.
Okay, security cameras are up.
We got him.
Billy chambers at the governor's mansion, Two hours ago.
They're on to you.
But may i remind you that, unlike you, i serve the king? Which makes me a busy, busy man.
And today, i am busier than busy, so-- I'm sure you are.
I wish i could be more sympathetic, cyrus.
But you have a tendency to make things harder for yourself Than they need to be.
The sex tape? It can make all of our problems go away.
But you still refuse.
Why? I'm still unclear why any of this matters to b613.
You know how people say, "i could tell you But then i would have to kill you" at parties, I could tell you, but then i would have to kill you.
We're not at a party, and i am not laughing.
These are two people in love.
These are my friends.
Cyrus, i'm handling olivia pope.
You do your part.
What does that mean? Worry about your boss.
I'll take care of the rest.
What do you mean a-- About olivia pope? Drop the bomb already, cy.
What? It's reston.
What's reston? Billy chambers.
He's working with reston.
I don't know what their plans are yet.
Reston? Are you Reston?! He's in the oval.
They're meeting in the oval office right now.
Governor reston.
You know, i've been riding your senators for months Trying to get 'em on board with my education bill, so-- This isn't about education.
It's about defiance.
You need to get in there.
You need to stop this! Oh, my god.
Someone call 9-1-1! Take his shirt off.
That's fine.
I really don't know what you're talking about.
Put me on your ticket.
Excuse me? Put me on your ticket, and this all goes away.
The proof i have that you rigged a national election.
I think you better leave.
And go where, to the feds? Draw me a map.
I'll walk.
Put "the post" on there.
Hell, put all the newspapers on there.
Of voter fraud in the history of american politics.
You clearly think you've figured something out, governor.
I don't think anything, mr.
I know.
And i know your way out now is to bring me on board.
We'll call it the unity ticket-- Two old rivals coming together to make america right.
You'll have to fire langston, of course, but let's be honest.
Rumor is, is that bible thumper's been Making a play to jump ship anyway.
I'll show myself out.
That's when this offer expires.
What did he say? Mr.
President, i have mr.
Beene on the phone.
Okay, what did reston say? What did he say to you? What did you tell him? Mr.
Beene, at least let me take your blood pressure.
It's bad! Very bad! How's that? What did he say? He wants a deal.
He won't expose defiance if we run together Putting sally langston out to pasture in the process.
That might not be the worst-- No.
Reston hates you.
It is deep and it is personal.
So he's either planning on using defiance To impeach you once he's the vice president, Sometimes incriminating, which you-- Didn't, of course.
Oh, thank god.
Thank god.
Get--Get your hands off of me! Off! Off! Cyrus, where are you? He's hypertensive.
Are you in an ambulance? I'm fine! These idiots are telling me i had a heart attack.
Cyrus! Ow! Shoot him.
I said, shoot him! Give me your gun.
I'll shoot him myself! You bastard.
Don't you die on me when i'm so mad at you.
Don't you dare die.
Come here.
Come here.
I don't forgive you.
I don't forgive you either.
Please don't die.
I'll do my best.
Is it true the president's seeking spiritual guidance About his marriage? Yes, it's true.
I love you.
It's still about the card.
It's what makes this case.
Whoever's got it calls the shots.
I don't give up the card so easily.
It's my only play.
I'd make sure i'd get everything i wanted Before i handed it over.
I'd negotiate.
Yeah, negotiations take time.
And as long as billy is negotiating Reston doesn't have the card.
Billy does.
Look, rosen, i get that you have your whole "What i've done for this memory card" thing.
I do.
But i can't hold out any longer.
Reston couldn't get grant to confess on tape, So let's be a big boy.
You want this as bad as i do.
It's time.
Cough it up.
I can't.
Not yet.
I will.
I just They're my friends.
And i'm not.
Right? Your friend? Is that it? I'm the bad guy? Well, you did kill some people.
I've got some blood on my hands.
But i had good reasons.
I had to get rid of the cia guy.
And that wendy girl-- Which i know i framed you for-- She screwed things up, so she had to die.
Same with molly.
I didn't have a choice, okay? I was forced to do all of it by your so-Called friends.
And, yes, i'll burn in hell for what i did.
I will.
But you? You don't have to end up like me.
You could get some justice for those thousands of ohio voters Who lost their fundamental right of one man, one vote-- For samuel reston, who won that damn presidency fair and square.
And for you-- You lost your job, Your reputation, and your sense of right and wrong When you fell in with these people.
And let's be honest.
Olivia pope and her team of thugs? They are not anyone's friends.
They destroyed your life! She destroyed your life.
And, yeah, yeah, she'll end up fixing it for you.
But only because she's the one who broke it in the first place! She took your life from you! She took justice from you! Remember? Well, she did the same thing to me, and look what i've become! I was the vice president's chief of staff, And now i'm a freakin' murderer.
So come on, rosen.
Wake up.
Smell the justice.
You're right.
You're damn right.
You want me to put reston on the ticket? No, i want you to pretend to.
We've all been assuming that reston has the memory card.
What if billy chambers is holding on to the card himself? Do you know where he's hiding? No, but if we can force reston to reach out to him By taking the deal.
By taking the deal, If i'm right and reston doesn't have it And we'll trace his call and track chambers down.
President grant's very interested in this idea A chance to end the era of petty bipartisan bickering And start fresh.
The president's also quite concerned With these suggestions of voter irregularities in ohio? That's right.
Good memory.
Any alleged proof of such activities Would need verification before any further steps Toward a unity ticket could be taken, of course.
What kind of proof do you want? Whatever proof there might be.
I'll see what i can do about that.
It's done.
I'm into reston's cell phone.
Now we just wait and see If he calls billy for the card.
What i can confirm is The president is talking to his pastor.
He is seeking counsel.
He is praying for guidance, Which is a good sign, and his approval numbers Are on the rise as a result, While the first lady's are trending down, With more people now questioning her trustworthiness After her decision to air her dirty laundry On live tv.
Ohh cyrus.
Thank god you're all right.
Thank you.
What are you doing here, mellie? Officially? I've come to visit cyrus in his hour of need.
Now, i know you don't want cameras in the room, cy, But they got me coming in, so i was thinking, When fitz and i go down in the elevator together, Maybe we can let a little press into the lobby-- I'm not leaving here with you.
Our approval ratings are up, fitz.
If you plan to run and win, We need to capitalize on the public's support.
Mellie, this phase of our lives, Capitalizing on public support as a definition of marriage, Is over.
Make no mistake-- You are going to leave the white house.
You'll want your own political career.
And i will back you and campaign for you And never speak of my ex-Wife mellie grant In anything but the most glowing of terms.
And then, about a year into my second term, I will go one or two high-Profile dates With well-Educated, age-Appropriate career women, Which will be chronicled in immaculate detail By tabloids around the globe.
And when word leaks six months later That i've been spending time with one of my oldest, Dearest, most trusted advisors, Who selflessly acted as the mouthpiece Of my administration when i was lying half-Dead On a hospital bed, who has always stood beside me As my friend and colleague-- When it gets out that she and i have started, After all this time, to care for one another in a way That is no longer strictly professional, America will love her.
And let's be honest.
My relationship with olivia Is going to spark a real dialogue And it is going to blow the republican party wide open And let some light and air into places That haven't seen change in far too long.
So the party will love her.
And you want to be on the right side of history here.
Trust me, you do.
Now if you don't want to play along, If you leak olivia's name, if you refuse to go gently, Well, it only takes a few whispers of the word "racist" Before the feminist groups and the religious groups And even the republican national committee Turn up their noses at your stink.
But i don't want to do that, mellie.
I want to help you join me as a living, Breathing monument to redemption and second chances And the america we all hope still exists.
I take it liv came up with that? She did.
It's good.
Reston's calling an aide, Telling him to order pizza.
Sausage, deep dish, large.
What? That's how many possible combinations there are To this safe.
It would take days to go through them all.
Charlie cracked it in minutes with a gun to david's head.
Doesn't add up.
Super spy.
Look at huck.
Reston just called billy.
He's asking for the card.
We were right.
Billy still has it.
His signal's coming from a cell tower in virginia.
Looks like rosslyn.
This is it.
We got him? We got him.
Super spy.
It's a killer.
Wh What do you want with olivia pope? Rowan? How's he looking? Pale, fragile.
Did you tell him my plan? He heard it.
It's a brilliant plan, liv.
He'll get on board.
I'll make him get on board.
What? He wants you and mellie back together If you're going to run again.
He planted the stories about you seeing the pastor, didn't he? You're worried about him.
You love him.
You don't want him to die.
I feel the same way, but that doesn't change the fact That he's still cyrus.
Put your hand too close to the cage, And he will bite it off.
Do you want to come here to sleep? I wish i could, but the agents i trust aren't on tonight.
What will you do instead? I have a very exciting life, mister.
I don't need you.
I checked the whole place.
I can't find the card.
It was worth a shot.
When do you think he'll be back? I don't know.
This part is quiet.
We're quiet here.
Sit down, okay? Okay.
Wait, his cell signal put him At the chinese place down the street.
So he's gonna be back any minute.
Which is why we're quiet.
Sit down.
Then again, maybe it's not takeout.
Maybe he likes-- Sit down.
I got it.
I'm good.
Liv, what are you-- Is she-- She's okay.
She'll be okay.
What was that? Drink.
What was that, jake? I need a minute.
I need a minute.
Do not leave your office tonight.
You need to stay here with your people.
You'll be safe here i think.
You're leaving? You'll be safer when i'm gone.
Jake! Why is someone trying to kill me? I don't know exactly why or the details.
I just follow orders.
But i do know that as long As you're in a relationship With the president of the united states, You're in danger.
There's a branch of the cia called b613.
B6-- You're b613.
Stay here tonight.
The woman i shot at your place was a b613 agent, Which means by morning they'll have collected her body.
Fix your door, hire security, Or break up with your boyfriend.
I have to go.
Because you saved me.
No, because i disobeyed orders.
Maybe i c--I could help you get out.
In my world, there are no outs.
Just wait! You can't just You saved my life twice now.
I was i was wrong.
I was wrong about you.
You're one of the good guys.
No, i'm not.
I just followed my orders.
Sleeping with you Was my mission.
So don't bother missing me.
Close your eyes.
Close Your Eyes.
Be safe.
Good-Bye, olivia.
What's going on, liv? This just got real.
You're all right.
What are you doing here? Why aren't you in the hospital? Cyrus-- So i sent a secret service agent over to your house.
He saw your door was broken.
I was worried.
Someone tried to kill me tonight.
Liv You ever hear of b613, cy? There are things i'm not at liberty to discuss Or acknowledge on the basis of national security.
You know what? Don't say anything.
It doesn't matter anyway.
I know who it was, and i know why, And i don't care.
Fitz and i are going to be together.
I'm sorry.
What? I'm going to be with him, cyrus.
We have a plan.
It's going to work.
I love him.
Let me get this straight.
Highly trained black ops assassins Broke into your home and tried to kill you.
And instead of that, oh, making you run toward reason, Instead of the possibility of death Making you decide that maybe it's better to be single, Were merely firing heart-Shaped bullets Made of bubbles and candy that signified That you and boyfriend fitzy are m.
, made for each other? Cyrus, you're being dramatic.
Really?! Really? I'm being dramatic? I'm being dramatic? I've moved heaven and earth to save you from yourselves.
I have lied for you, i have stolen for you, I have cheated for you, i have killed for you, I have almost died for you, and you-- You two are so stupid and romantic And high on your own doomed-Love, Romeo-And-Juliet, "dear diary" nonsense That you won't even save your own lives, But i am being dramatic?! Romeo and juliet were teenagers, and they died! I've had enough! Cyrus-- He killed verna thornton, liv! Killed her! Dead! With his own two hands! What? Oh, you didn't know? You were too "i love him and he loves me And our love" no! "Conquers every obstacle in our paths" To find that part out? Whoever told you that-- He did! He told me that! The love of your life is a red-Handed, Cold-Blooded killer.
That is what you're dealing with! That Is who you love.
This is not a romance novel.
Life is not a romance novel.
Hi, billy.
We need to talk about the cytron card, okay? What the hell are you doing here, cy? They just let you go? You yell at enough doctors, They'll sign anything.
May i? What is that? Reality tv.
I can't do it.
I thought i could, but i can't.
It's okay.
It's okay, huck.
You don't have to.
Oh, but she needs the card.
Olivia needs the card.
It's okay.
You don't have to do it.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Where's the damn cytron card, billy?! I'm not gonna ask you twice.
Abby, i got it.
Huck installed an emulator program.
Turns his laptop into a facsimile Of a voting machine.
Did you do it right? Huck wrote out all the keystrokes for me.
It was idiot-Proof.
There's nothing on this.
It's fake.
This card is fake.
That's the card he gave me! I swear to god, that's the card david rosen gave me.
It's david.
David played us.
I didn't know where else to put him.
He's safest here.
Oh, come on.
Good night, david.
Enjoy the couch.
David rosen, i just read that grand jury transcript.
Man, did you get screwed.
Turn it off.
There's more.
I don't care.
Turn it off.
It goes from room to room and back again-- I don't think you wanna do this.
I'm an old man.
I did just have a heart attack.
Plus as far as i can tell, I'm the only grown-Up in the room.
President, david rosen has our world Spinnin' on his itty-Bitty thumb again.
Boy's been a tick on our ass for over a year now, And it's about time the son of a bitch was handled For once and for all.
What in the pouty hell is with you people tonight? This boy has the only remaining proof of our deeds in defiance.
Into the justice department this very second.
He's in my office Right now.
What can i do for you? It's what i can do for you.
Oh, and i'm going to need something in return.
I can't.
Not yet.
I will.
I just They're my friends.
And i'm not.
Your friend? Is that it? I'm the bad guy.
And did you see his face when i was all "Where's the cytron card?" I didn't hesitate.
I didn't even blink.
I just i just bam! Right in his thigh.
It was such a rush.
I've never been on drugs, But i feel like i'm on something.
I am, like, fully awake right now.
Huck? Okay, i've got some blood on my hands, But i had good reasons.
And that wendy girl, which i know, I framed you for-- She screwed things up, So she had to die.
Same with molly.
It's not often that i have the honor Of standing next to a true american hero.
This one man, david rosen, has succeeded Where our justice and intelligence departments Have failed.
David rosen found the mole-- The mole responsible for the death Of cia director osborne.
The mole responsible for selling our secrets And endangering the lives Of our cia operatives in the field.
The mole who previously, as a chief of staff For the vice president, Bitterly attempted and failed To disgrace this administration into ruin.
Thanks to mr.
Rosen, that man is now in custody And will answer for his treasonous crimes.
It is with great pride that i announce That david will be the new u.
Attorney For the district of columbia, Where i expect he will continue to fight for justice.
Olivia pope and her team of thugs-- They are not anyone's friends.
They destroyed your life, rosen.
She destroyed your life, And, yeah, yeah, she'll end up fixing it for you.
She'll break out the krazy glue, But only because she's the one Who broke it in the first place! You and jake.
Cyrus told you? Yes.
I thought so.
He told me about verna.
I was going to tell you that i don't care about jake, That i forgive you, That--That we could start over, start fresh.
No big deal.
I'm guessing you don't feel the same way about murder.
I wish that i could say that i didn't mean to do it, Or that i was out of my mind or that it was an accident.
I wish i could say anything.
Liv? The things we've done to get you here-- We went too far.
Olivia, i'm sorry.
If you'll give me another chance-- Whatever happened in the past, let it go.
Let your father go.
Let verna go.
Defiance is dead.
The reset button has been hit.
The genie is back in the bottle.
You are clean.
You cstart over.
Start fresh.
Run clean.
Run with mellie at your side.
No, that is not the plan.
My people--Huck and abby and harrison and quinn-- I took them too far, over the wrong cliff.
We went so far that i don't know that we can get back, But you can get back.
Run with mellie by your side.
You can win with mellie by your side.
I want you by my side.
We can do this together.
You are going to be my first lady.
I can't leave them.
They need me.
I'm their gladiator.
Alissa! Where the hell is my coffee? Is it true you are having an affair How long have you been sleeping with the president?! Hello, olivia.