Olivia lets Fitz know that 23 people can’t leave the White House whenever he works late at the Oval Office. They go home when he does. Actually, the leader of the free world is only half-working. Sure he’s mulling over the situation in East Sudan, but he’s really just there to make his nightly call to Olivia. She wants him to stop doing this. At least, that’s what she says when the phone rings again. Only it’s not Fitz on the line. It’s Nancy Drake, the wife of “America’s Pastor,” Marvin Drake. She’s calling because her husband is missing.
Olivia assembles the team. They track Pastor Drake to a hotel where he’s found dead on a bed. But wait, there’s more! The muffled sound of the handcuffed woman trapped under his oversized, naked body lets us know that the good pastor was into some fairly kinky stuff. The lady’s name is Anna and she has no interest in the hush money Harrison offers her. Huck details the items he needs dispose of the pastor’s body. Olivia lets him know that they only need to move the big guy, not dismember him. Soooo much easier.
After Pastor Drake is secretly transported back home, Olivia learns that Anna was the pastor’s mistress for 15 years. By all indications, she’s a saint of a woman who just happened to be in love with a married man. Anna wants six million dollars to keep quiet. A stunned Olivia isn’t about to ask Nancy Drake for such an outrageous amount of cash until Anna summons her son. The boy is the spitting image of his pastor dad. Let the negotiations begin!
Abby handles Pastor Drake’s funeral arrangements while Harrison pays off all the hotel employees. The goal is to keep the man’s legacy intact. That’s why a financial deal is also reached with Anna. The only problem is that the government wants to perform an autopsy. They’ll likely learn that Drake didn’t die at home. U.S. Attorney David isn’t about to grant Olivia the favor of calling the whole thing off. So, our favorite fixer asks Fitz for help. Actually, she “demands” that he help her. She also wants him to let her go.
A disturbing photo of a mass grave filled with young bodies has Fitz asking for military options regarding East Sudan. Something about this doesn’t smell right to Cyrus. He notices a pensive look on the face of a junior analyst named Matt Turner. The kid is stunned when the President of the United States steps into his broom closet of an office. Matt explains that the crops seen in the background of the mass grave photo prove that this is not a shot that was taken three days ago in East Sudan. Fitz knows the CIA director is behind this. That’s why he asks for his immediate resignation as the photo is deemed to be a fraud.