Fitz is desperate to find the mole in his organization. Time is of the essence. Video footage shows the thugs who kidnapped four U.S. spies slitting the throat of one member. Persona non grata Cyrus tells Mellie they need to send in the drones for a retaliatory attack. They do. The First Lady assures Cy that she’ll let Fitz know that the attack was his idea. She doesn’t. Cyrus realizes that Mellie is sabotaging him, so evens the score by tricking her into making a political play that blows up in her face.
The team learns that Fitz will be introducing Will Caldwell at an upcoming gala. They find a lovely lady to play the part of his future wife. Abby and Harrison prep the instantly happy couple regarding stories associated with their sudden love story. Unfortunately, someone leaks the details of the great wife hunt to a gossip site. Harrison shuts things down by promising the tabloid exclusives when Will becomes governor. As for the person who gave them the story in the first place, Olivia has a pretty good idea of who that is.
Will works the room at the gala with his faux lady love. Fitz gives him a rousing endorsement during his speech. Afterwards, he catches sight of Olivia laughing during a phone call. He has no idea that the mystery caller making her so happy is his old pal, Jake. As for the future governor of North Carolina, he sneaks outside to share a kiss with his true love. That would be his brother’s wife, Marion. Olivia advises him to end it ASAP. He can’t waste any more time waiting for something that will never happen. Stolen moments aren’t a real life. Olivia is an expert in this area.
Olivia sets up another meeting with Jake. She’s actually looking at it as a date this time around. Jake is jazzed about this which is why he lies to Fitz by saying that Olivia isn’t seeing anyone. In other news, Huck decodes one of the encrypted files. The team now knows that the man who killed Wendy is the White House mole who also leaked the true identities of the CIA spies that were taken hostage. Molly sees this man, Albatross, on TV. He happens to be the person closest to the president in the investigation. Albatross is the Director of the CIA.