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It’s not long before Diane gets investigated and fired. Olivia tried to call Fitz to try to talk him into being lenient, but he wouldn’t take her call, which is the ultimate burn, but probably for the best. You know how they do.

 

With Fitz no longer a distraction, Olivia takes on a new client, Diane, who is the head of the NSA. Her computer got hacked at home, and she had important files, namely files belonging to Project Mercury, on there that shouldn’t have been on there in the first place (because it’s illegal to take classified files home, duh). Her boyfriend has coincidentally vanished around the same time, so the Gladiators naturally blame him, but Diane doesn’t accept that.

 

It looks like Liv is starting to get that message because she sure enough let Jake jump her bones after he showed up to her place unannounced (you know how he likes to do that stalky thing). She has to get it from somewhere, especially with Fitz out of the picture for now.

 

The episode opens with a dinner between Olivia and Rowan. You know they never could stay mad at each other no matter what, even when it comes to trying to kill each other. All seems well except, Olivia wants to know why Jake is living with him. Rowan simply replies that Jake has returned home and that she should too.

 

As usual, he presented himself to be the ghost in the machine, even though we thought we could see the hand he was playing. Let’s start at the beginning.