The big question on everyone's mind is why Olivia Pope left the White House. She's the best in the business and the White House gave her access to anything she wanted. Olivia has her reasons for leaving, but that's her own little secret.
Sharon Marquette is know as D.C.'s Finest Madame. She's in a bit of a jam and needs Olivia's team to get all the evidence out of her townhouse. David is furious when he gets there because he had a search warrant and there was nothing to search. Photo albums are full memories and Sharon's is full of clients. In the back of her photo album there's a secret pocket with her client list that dates back to when she first started. As Olivia's associates break down and review the list they notice a familiar name and a well respected name.
When Abby sees a familiar name on the client list she loses her mind. Steve was the familiar name. He also works for Olivia and he's recently engaged. Patrick Keating was the well respected name on the list. He was the President's nominee for supreme court. While the team analyze the list, Quinn is sent to look after Amanda. When she gets to the hospital she meets a man who wants to know all about Amanda. He says his name is Gideon Wallace and something doesn't seem right to him. Quinn calls Olivia and tells her about the strange man. She tells Quinn that he's a reporter and not to let Amanda out of her sight. When Quinn returns to Amanda's room, Amanda is gone.
Sharon is arrested so Steve goes to get her out of jail. The team finds out that they need to find Stacy since Keating was her client. Olivia finds a woman who use to work with Stacy and finds all the information she needed. Stacy's real name is Claire Keating. Claire didn't want anyone to find out especially her husband. He was never a client of hers at all. She met him the same night she started working for Sharon. Every time they went on a date she wrote it down as a client. She never thought it would come back to haunt her. She needs Olivia just a bad as everyone trying to get Keating on the board. Claire talks to her husband and Olivia cleans up the mess so everyone wins.
Amanda is found at her apartment, but she wants to be left alone. Olivia gives Quinn a card, tells her to write her name and number, slip it under the door, and wait for Amanda to call. After some time, Amanda calls Quinn. Quinn convinces Amanda that she needs Olivia if she wants to get out of her situation. As they go to meet Olivia at the HQ, they find out they have been followed. Gideon followed them and he knows quite a lot about everyone in that room. Gideon now has his story. Has the past ever come back to haunt you? Little secrets are meant to come to the light. If they don't they can grow into dirty little secrets that may never go away.