It’s been 10 months since David Rosen saw his life fall apart. He was dropped from his post as a U.S. Attorney. Attempts to start a private practice fell flat. He dissolved his relationship with the woman he loves. As bad as all that sounds, things just got a lot worse. David wakes up clutching a bloody knife in his hand. He turns to see a dead woman in his bed. Fresh blood still drips from her body. David’s horror and panic is amplified when the police bang on his front door. They are responding to a disturbance call. David lies to the cops by saying he’s home alone. He then makes a call to the only person who can help: Olivia Pope.
Olivia bumps into a charming man (guest star Scott Foley) at a pastry shop who flirts with her shamelessly before going on his way. Word comes in about David, who gives the team the go ahead to clean up the mess in his bedroom. The dead girl’s name is Wendy. David doesn’t remember much after sleeping with her because she slipped him a rufie. Huck transfers Wendy’s body to her own apartment. Quinn stabs the girl with a knife so the blood splatters will make it seem like she was killed there. She’s a natural at postmortem murder.
The team learns that Wendy slept with men to dig up dirt. She made a big profit selling sinister secrets. David believes Wendy was looking for info on Defiance. He lectures the guy who moved into his old office saying that pursing a case against him would be career suicide because he has nothing. In other news, Olivia tracks down the mystery person who’s been calling the dead girl’s cell. His name is Captain Jake Ballard. He works at the Pentagon. He also happens to be the guy who was flirting with Olivia at the pastry shop.
Jake Ballard works in Intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He says Wendy came to him with information pertinent to something he’s working on. He can’t share the classified details. He can, however, ask Olivia out to dinner. It’s an invitation that’s politely declined. When Olivia brings David up to speed on what she found out, her client severs all ties. He believes there’s a chance she’s the one framing him. Olivia works through the stress of all that’s happening in her life by aggressively doing laps in a pool. Whatever works, right?