'Scandal' season 5 episode 15: lover of Jake revealed; David torn between Liz and Susan

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More twists will be unveiled in episode 15 of “Scandal” season 5 this Thursday, March 24. The new episode titled “Pencils Down” will show how rivals Mellie (Bellamy Young) and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) become allies.

The synopsis of the upcoming episode was leaked by Spoilers Guide. It reads, “As the election gets closer, people’s true colors begin to show. When Mellie makes a very public faux pas, Olivia must decide how far she’ll go to fix it. Meanwhile, the Gladiators learn valuable intel about Jake’s new love interest, and David Rosen seeks advice about his love triangle with Liz North and Susan Ross.”

Running for presidency, Mellie will struggle to overcome the public scandal she is currently facing. She has no other option but to consult Olivia for help. However, Mellie, being the ex-wife of Fitz (Tony Goldwin), will have a hard time getting Olivia to agree to help her now.

Moreover, the new episode will reveal how Jake Ballard’s new found lover will be discovered by the Gladiators.

On the other hand, a love triangle will heat up in the upcoming episode with David Rosen (Joshua Malina) torn between Susan Ross (Artemis Pebdani) and Liz North (Portia de Rossi).

Photos from the scenes of the upcoming episode were also leaked by Buddy TV. One photo showed David unhappy with the conversation he is having with Liz.

The upcoming episode was directed by Regina King and written by Chris Van Dusen. Catch the tension in the 15<sup>th episode of “Scandal” season 5 as it airs on Thursday, March 24 at 8 P.M. on ABC.