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This past week’s episode of Scandal, “Guess Who is Coming to Dinner” (Ep 302) gives the audience a deeper look into the dysfunctional relationship Olivia has with her father Eli Pope (aka Rowan) through a series of flashbacks. After her mother died he sends her off to boarding school and only made attempts to reconnect with her after she graduated from Georgetown Law School. Olivia severs ties with her father when she found out that he was the one who tortured Huck and was the leader of the CIA Black ops organization B613. Fans also learn that her father was not just meddling in her love life recently, but has been interfering in it for many years.
Olivia brings Senator Edison Davis, a newly appointed member of the Senate Intelligence committee to Sunday dinner with her father to announce their marriage engagement. Eli Rowan arranges for a terrible car accident where Edison is severely injured and orders Olivia to return the ring and break off her engagement.
Jake Ballard was ordered to sleep with Olivia. He fell in love with her, disobeyed orders by refusing to take her to Rowan and killing a B613 agent who came to assassinate her. Rowan threw Jake into the hole and tortured him for disobeying orders. Olivia asked Rowan where Jake was and searched the morgue everyday for looking for his body. He finally tells Olivia that if she wants to see Jake again she must let the press believe that her client Janine Locke is Fitz’s mistress. Fitz agrees this deal to free Jake as a favor to Olivia ruining their chance to admit to the affair and start a new life together.
Will any man ever be good enough for Eli Pope’s daughter Olivia? Can Olivia ever have a happy love life?
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