Rowan Pope (formerly known as The Mysterious Man) is Olivia Pope’s father. Coincidentally he is also Jake Ballard’s commanding officer for for the CIA division of B613.
He was the man who started the B613 program; he was known as “Command” to Charlie and Huck and was their boss before Charlie faked Huck’s death and Charlie himself eventually deserted the program.
His plan is to keep Olivia Pope & Fitz Grant apart from each other. He sent Jake Ballard to gain Olivia’s trust and spark a relationship with her; he also instructed Jake to sleep with her. He wants Cyrus Beene to show the tape of Jake and Olivia making love to Fitz in order to keep Fitz away from Olivia. His intentions and true identity are unknown until his Olivia walks out of her apartment building into a media circus questioning her about being Fitz’s mistress; his men pull her into a limousine where he awaits; Olivia responds… “Dad”!
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Source: ABC Scandal Wikia