Things have been particularly icy between Fitz and Mellie lately. Speaking of the First Lady, she pays her respects to Nancy Drake who whispers that her husband had a mistress. Mellie asks for some alone time with the grieving widow. She understands how this woman feels. She also knows that even though her husband cheated on her, they are still partners. She needs to bury the man she married. Everything seems to be on track for a smooth funeral until Olivia learns that Anna now wants more money. In truth, what she really wants is a chance to say goodbye to the man she loved.
As Pastor Drake’s funeral is about to begin, Olivia lets Nancy know that Anna would like to attend the service with her son. Fitz gives a stirring eulogy for a man whose legacy will remain unblemished. After the mass, Nancy invites Anna and her son to walk out of the church by her side. As for Fitz, he softens a bit with Mellie when she asks for his forgiveness on the car ride back to the White House. It’s a very tender moment that ends as fast as it began. Fitz gets back to work on his side of the presidential limo after having entered into an uneasy truce with his wife.
Quinn secretly skips out of Washington to head back home to Oakland. She meets with her father, who is only mildly supportive of her plight. Quinn was obviously hoping for more from him. She visits the rundown hotel where she was abducted two years ago. She’s not alone. Huck is there to sympathize with her situation, as he is battling his own demons at the moment. He convinces Quinn to come home to DC.
David is livid when he learns the autopsy on Pastor Drake was called off. He knows Olivia is behind it. The hits just keep on coming for our favorite U.S. Attorney when David’s boss sends him on a mandatory leave of absence. That’s not going to stop him from trying to figure out just what went down with the whole Quinn Perkins fiasco.In random news, James wants a baby, but Cyrus doesn’t have it in him to care for another child. He’s way too busy taking care of the United States of America. In Huck’s world, he’s been attending AA meetings even though the thing he has a thirst for isn’t booze or drugs. As for Olivia, she stares at the phone when another late night call comes in. She knows who it is. That’s why she doesn’t answer.