There's an army in the offices of Olivia Pope & Associates. And when we say "army," we're talking literally. They are the men assigned to protect General Benicio Florez, a brutal South American dictator. The guy is a sworn enemy of the U.S. who is in town for an annual conference. He's in the office because someone has kidnapped his wife and children. Only Olivia Pope can help him. Unfortunately, she's not exactly at the top of her game after learning that Amanda Tanner is carrying the president's baby.
The general's oldest son was a witness to the kidnapping, but the team believes he's not being completely truthful about all that happened. Huck tracks the younger son's computer game to locate the rest of the family. They are at a women's shelter. Florez's wife, Carolina, wasn't kidnapped. She ran to escape from the clutches of her dictator husband. Abby doesn't want to return this frightened woman to the general, so she checks her and the kids into a hotel. She then lies to Olivia in order to keep this secret.
Abby is shocked when she sees Carolina and her kids in the office the next day. Olivia explains to General Florez that kidnappers must have lost their nerve. More lies. Abby later screams that when she was beaten by her ex-husband, Olivia broke the guy's kneecaps with a tire iron. The general's wife needs help from a gladiator, too. It's just the wakeup call Olivia needs. She tries to sneak Carolina away while her husband is occupied. Unfortunately, the general returns before they can get away. Florez will let Carolina leave, but the kids stay with him. Things just got worse.
Olivia meets up with General Florez as he's preparing to return to his own country. She assures him that Carolina is not going away. She will strike back by writing memoirs and talking about women's rights in the developing world. She'll become a hero who will inspire others to rise up and fight. If the general wants to survive politically in the future, he should reconsider taking his children away from their mother. Florez does just that. Looks like the gladiator is back.
Cyrus lets Olivia know that they'll pay $10 million, but Amanda Tanner doesn't want money. She wants to keep her baby. She also wants to tell the world what the president did. As for Cyrus, he's hired a team to dig up as much dirt possible on Olivia and everyone else in her office. When Billy Chambers clues her in as to what's happening at the White House, Olivia calls Cyrus to let him know they plan to have a chat with Diane Sawyer. She's putting up a brave front, but she's legitimately scared.
After Amanda is prepped by the team for the storm that's headed their way, she makes a phone call. She says, "I'm done, I can't do this anymore. I can't lie anymore. I'm out. I'm gonna tell them the truth..." We're now asking ourselves a couple of questions. Who is on the other end of the line? And what exactly is "the truth?"