Fitz and Cyrus attempt to make a positive impact on the country. Mellie finds it hard to deal with the loss of her child.
Cyrus tries to recruit a influential power couple, as everyone prepares for the State of the Union. Mellie is struggling to get the nation's attention.
A woman returns for help after her daughter goes missing. Cyrus has an awkward run in during a business breakfast. Jake uses his connections to get answers. Elsewhere, Mellie becomes obsessed with a national news story. David is trying to prove himself.
Fitz turns to Olivia for help with a situation that would destroy his family's reputation. Quinn and Huck realise there is more to Catherine's case than they believed.
Jake decides to stop answering Olivia's calls and it distracts her from the investigation into Catherine's case.
Olivia is summoned by a convicted assassin who claims he was wrongly accused. Mellie becomes curious of a former first lady. Elizabeth comes close to corrupting the White House, while Fitz makes a shocking decision.
Olivia seeks out Tom for more information after Jake is found guilty. Huck is playing with fire. Elizabeth's alliance is revealed.
Olivia wants Jake and Fitz to remain focus on bringing down command. Huck reaches out to his family. Elizabeth's plans turn out larger then expected as Cyrus' past catches up with him.
Command is always a couple of steps ahead, everyone in Olivia's life is in danger. Cyrus must face the consequences of his behaviour. Huck and Quinn have to figure out what Elizabeth North is going to do next.