Olivia Pope, a former media consultant to the president, is ready to move on with her life and opens her own crisis-management firm, but she can’t seem to shake ties with her past. Olivia’s staff includes Quinn Perkins, who has a complicated history, and hacker extraordinaire Huck. As she moves forward it becomes clear that, while her staffers may specialize in cleaning up the lives of other people, they can’t seem to do the same for themselves.
The show is one of Shondaland’s steamiest, twistiest, turniest, weirdest rollercoaster rides. And this is saying something since How to Get Away with Murder is pretty craycray. But it’s also the show where she’s killed off queer women.
Basically the plot is that Olivia Pope used to bang this guy, Fizgerald Grant III. NBD, he’s the President of the United States of America. Whoops!
Queer Plotline Timeline
In Season 4, Lois (Olivia’s neighbour) is shot and killed. Only when her partner, Rose, shows up do we learn she’s a lesbian. In Season 7, Yasmin, the niece of the President of Bashran, comes out then dies in a plane bombing.
Notable Queer-Centric Episodes
- Season 4, Episode 10 “Run” – Lois, Olivia’s neighbour, is shot and killed.
- Season 4, Episode 15 “The Testimony of Diego Muñoz” – Rose, Lois’s long time partner, explains their relationship at Lois’ funeral.
- Season 7, Episode 6 “Adventures in Babysitting” – Yasmin, the niece of the President of Bashran, comes out then dies in a plane bombing.