The infamous B-613 is a CIA-funded, top-secret, off-the-books, black ops program to protect the republic. PERIOD.
The New Command
Captain Jake Ballard is the current Command with the highest security clearance of any intelligence officer in the land. He has access to all the top secrets in the world. Jake got this new B-613 position by teaming up with President Fitz and overthrowing the infamous Rowan Pope from his B-613 throne. Prior to this new position, Jake was an B-613 operative under Rowan as the Command. In a mission to keep Olivia from President Fitz, he was ordered to bring Olivia into B-613. He felt Olivia was in danger and didn’t follow Command orders. Jake was captured by B-613 and thrown into the HOLE for months. Olivia pleaded with her father to release Jake and soon he was at her front door steps, battered, beaten and bruised. From that time, Jake went on a mission to remove Rowan from his position as Command.
Since Rowan didn’t answer to the The President, Fitz saw this as an opportunity to get a trusted person in B-613 as Command to report to him. As we can see, the Command duties is beyond the president’s needs, his main duty is to protect the Republic by any means necessary.
The Former Command
Rowan Eli Pope is the former Command of the B-613. He was Jake’s Command until he was replaced by Jake. He was also “Command” to Charlie and Huck during their active duty in B-613. Rowan is responsible for Operation Remington, killing over 300 civilians on a plane due to his ex-wife deceit. He is currently a civilian and promised his daughter, Olivia Pope, that the President Fitz won’t make it to the end of his term.
Huck’s Past B-613 Affiliation
Over a decade ago, Huck was a black ops agent for B-613. He was trained by “Charlie” and became an asset to intel gathering through torture and technology. Once B-613 discovered Huck had a wife and child, they captured Huck just as he was trying to flee with his family and tossed him in a hole and “boxed’ him for a long period of time until he couldn’t remember having a family.
Months later, Huck was let out of the hole after he confessed to having no family and was sent on a mission. But he failed the orders. Instead of killing Huck for failing his mission, Charlie ordered Huck to leave and never come back and not to ever have contact with his family again or they would die.
Homeless, sad and depressed, Huck developed a relationship with Olivia Pope at the train station after giving her the exact train arrival times. Gazing into Huck’s eyes, Olivia saw pain worse than her own pain in her life. Olivia’s desire to ‘fix’ and ‘save’ Huck, including his impeccable skillset, is why Huck works as an associate at Olivia Pope & Associate as the “Tech Specialist.”
Charlie was a retired B-613 operative. After contracting out of B-613, he is contacted by clients for hits. In season 1, Charlie was hired by Cyrus Beene to kill Amanda Tanner to get rid of a potential Scandal of Amanda carrying the President’s love child. In season 2, Charlie was hired to kill James Novak, so he wouldn’t testify in the Defiance case, but Cyrus called it off at the very last second.
Charlie was called back into B-613 for active duty in Season 3. Recently, Cyrus Beene contracted Charlie to clean up and stage Sally Langston’s murdered husband to make it look like a heart attack.
Charlie has taken Quinn under his wings since Huck kick her out of Olivia Pope and Associates. Quinn is Charlie’s new B-613 turned operative project.
Quinn Perkins – The New B-613 operative?!?
Kicked out of OPA and having her “Gladiator” title stripped, Quinn is working extremely hard to be apart of another family, B-613. Olivia wants her back at OPA, but she refuses due to the torture treatment Huck put her through. Jake doesn’t want her working for B-613 as well, but Quinn began her own investigation on a possible huge threat to the Republic. Jake may keep her on this assignment since his plate is full.
SSA Tom Larsen – Secret Service Agent to POTUS
Tom is a Secret Service Agent assigned to POTUS detail. He is Fitz’s right hand man and is to protect President Fitzgerald Grant III’s life. It was recently revealed that Tom is the trusted, inside man for B-613 at The White House and has to deliver video footage of the Oval Office daily to Jake Ballard. In the beginning of Fitz’s term, Tom appeared to be loyal to Fitz by letting him know the location of all the cameras in the Oval Office and where they weren’t. Now we know the reason why.
More B-613 Agents Appearances
We were all introduced to former B-613 operatives, “Wink”, “Matches”, “Paul Gray”, “Melvin Feen”, and their case officer, “Crosby” in season 2 episode 6 “Spies Like Us.” In the B-613 program, they killed 3 world leaders and made it look like a heart attack.
Christy Meyers as Perky Counter Girl in the bakery, the sweet bakery place Charlie visited frequently, was a B-613 operative as well. She only appeared in the last two episodes of season 2 and was shot in the head by Jake Ballard in Olivia Pope’s apartment. Jake thought Rowan sent someone to kill Olivia, so he stayed to protect her. Even though it appeared the female B-613 agent was ordered to kill Olivia, her actual orders were to bring Olivia Pope in to the B-613 headquarters. Oops….
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