Did Mellie's big state dinner allow her to garner some much-need allies after the tension in the Middle East?
That was the big question on Scandal Season 7 Episode 2 when it emerged that President Rashad would be making his entrance to the U.S. to deal with some of the issues.
Meanwhile, Olivia gave her lap dog, Jake, a little side quest to make sure there was no arguing during the event.
Also, Quinn tried to get some new clients at the event.
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