Sadly, all that is negligible compared to the giant, horrifying mistake that ends the show. James suspects that Daniel was murdered and tells David Rosen, who also gets evidence by his assistant. It's revealed that Maya was the passenger who didn't get on the plane, and that she has been imprisoned by Rowan for the last 20 years. For her performance, won the for and was nominated for at the , at the , and at the. Olivia figures it out - her mother tricked Rowan to think there was a bomb on the plane.
A few days later, on December 6, 2013, actor Jon Tenney was announced to have landed the role of Andrew. Meanwhile, Olivia is angry at Fitz because of him not telling her the truth about operation Remington. At the White House, the presidential election campaign gets suspended for a few days by Olivia because of the murder of James. Rowan makes a threat to Olivia that Fitz won't make it to his second term having him as an enemy and helps Leo Bergen. Her father Rowan Eli Pope, who turns out to be the leader of B613, sends her into hiding, but Cyrus convinces Olivia to stay. . Quelqu'un lève le voile sur un élément gênant pour la campagne présidentielle de Reston.
Mellie later convinces Locke to lie for money. So she sleeps with him. At the same time, Sally announces that she is running for President by being an Independent. She asks Andrew if he wants to keep sleeping with Mellie or be Vice President. The duo appeared in the fifteenth episode in addition to the season finale.
The second part of the season focuses more on the re-election campaign as Olivia has taken over as the campaign manager. On September 23, 2013, it was announced that would be playing a recurring role on the show, which turned out to be the sister of Congresswoman Josephine Marcus, played by Lisa Kudrow. He wants to come in. On December 3, 2013, it was announced that the show was casting for a new role as a handsome, charismatic fella named Andrew, who would be a love interest for Bellamy Young's character, Mellie. In the present, Cyrus and Mellie try to find a way for Daniel Douglas to cheat on Sally so they can blackmail her.
But Fitz is not allowed out of the White House by Olivia since Maya is after him. Olivia tells him the secret about Mellie being raped, which causes him to stay with Mellie. Democratic Congresswoman Josie Marcus hires Olivia when details of her teen pregnancy get out. But before she could do it, the President personally appears on television to make that claim. Of course, the only person who stands a chance at being alone with Jake for long enough to snatch the phone is Olivia. Olivia asks Abby to step in for her with the White House, serving as Olivia's proxy. She tells Fitz about the murder, and tells him to throw the debate so Sally won't tell.
When Rowan finds out about Maya's escape, he puts her on. Olivia will take care of this. Charlie quizzes Quinn to see whose side she's really on. A call from Harrison lets Liv know that Claire is dead. Olivia is forced to lie, causing the mother to commit suicide.
Her explosive memoir spills sordid details of risqué White House romps that never happened—to her, at least. So Jerry arranged that Fitz officially participated in Operation Remington during that time, far away from , where he actually shot down the airplane. And Liv, who unsuccessfully sends Abby to take her place at the White House while she meets with dad and fumes about Fitz, is quickly losing her grip on the campaign. She used this to force Big Jerry to support Fitz. Jake gives Quinn and Charlie an assignment to do surveillance on Maya Pope. Huck later takes interest after realizing Foster is a part of Remington and joins Jake. Mellie insults Josephine Marcus not knowing the mic is still on, turning her into a viable threat.
The money still exists, but it can only be accessed from within B613 where Jake controls the code. Meanwhile, a senator dies and Sally fights Fitz to give the eulogy at the funeral. Mellie and Andrew kiss, but Mellie backs out of it and feels terrible. In the season finale, the bomb goes off in a church, which Sally uses to her advantage to rise in the polls. She needs to hear it from him.
Jeannine Locke, the woman everyone thinks had an affair with Fitz, has written a book. After Olivia finds out that Fitz shot down the plane which killed her mother, she declines the offer of being the for Fitz's re-election and becomes the manager for Josephine Marcus'. Sally informs Fitz that she is planning to run as an Independent against him. Cyrus and Leo try their best to keep the revelation from happening. Jake and Huck discover where he is, and Olivia goes to Rowan to get answers to why he ordered the shooting of the plane that killed 329 people.