Quinn comes back to the apartment to find Gideon fighting for his life. She pulls the scissors from his neck. Blood juts out everywhere. Quinn reaches for the phone to call for help. She begs Gideon to hang on. That's not going to happen. Gideon dies before Quinn's eyes. She stands shaking in the middle of the room as Olivia arrives. Quinn wants to call the police. Olivia knows that if they do that then they'll find out who she really is.
Olivia lets the team know that they need to scrub the crime scene clean for their new client. She's the woman they know as Quinn Perkins, though that's not her real name. All evidence that Quinn was in Gideon's place is removed from the premises. They snag the victim's cell phone from his pocket. Olivia realizes that Gideon figured out that someone sent Amanda Tanner in to sleep with the president.
Cyrus knows that Fitz went to Olivia's place during the night. The heated discussion that takes place the next morning is cut short by news that three ATF agents have been shot during a standoff with a cult in Georgia. In other news, Billy Chambers does his best to keep his composure as he heads into work at the White House. He hands his boss, V.P. Sally Langston, a note that she doesn't read right away. He then interrupts a press conference to announce his resignation.
Billy's resignation isn't the only shocker he has in store for the press corps. He reveals that he had an affair with Amanda. She was pregnant with his baby. Billy was shocked to learn that the president used his power to take advantage of Amanda. He says she killed herself only weeks after sleeping with him. He's in possession of an audio tape that proves that President Grant had an extramarital affair with this young White House aide. The president needs someone to do damage control. The president needs Olivia Pope.
Olivia and Cyrus work hard to save the presidency they helped create. Fitz doesn't want to lie about this thing, so Olivia sends him to Georgia to deal with the cult. Meanwhile, Billy is making the rounds on the talk show circuit with the audio tape. Later, he all but admits to Olivia that he killed Gideon. By the time he gets caught, Sally Langston will have replaced Fitz as President of the United States. That's all that matters to him now.