On the season three premiere of Scandal, Olivia is urged by her father to leave the country and never return. Cyrus pleads with Olivia to stay and help him bury the rumors that she is the president’s mistress. Fitz and Cyrus plead with Sally to help them manage the president’s PR crisis. Olivia deals with intense media scrutiny surrounding her, while her associates decide to take action to save her reputation. Mellie attempts to help Cyrus find the source of the leak that Fitz has been sleeping with Olivia.