This week’s “Scandal” begins with an irresponsible 27 year old boy, Travis Harding, the rich son of millionaire Sandra Harding being charged with rape. Sandra solicits Olivia to be a back up attorney in the case for her son, so Olivia goes to work trying to get some dirt on the prosecutor, David, but doesn’t have much luck.
Helen Fisher, a supposed very good person but heavily in debt, is the victim. Olivia tells Sandra she thinks they should settle the case to keep Helen from being a witness against her son. They offer 9 million but it is turned down. Quinn is concerned that they will lose the case, but Olivia reminds them there is another way.
The plot thickens as Travis is found to have paid off another victim in the past, a 23 year old named Rachel, who committed suicide. There was a rape kit in the case that has Travis’ DNA all over it. Interestingly, her body was found by her best friend, Helen Fisher, his new rape victim.
Travis tells his mother he did make a mistake, but says he handled it. Travis’ attorney gets the best of Helen in the courtroom. Travis is going to get by with yet another rape as Olivia consoles Sandra, a mother that blames herself for her son’s indiscretions. Continue reading