Olivia Pope fought for the innocence of two accused killers on Scandal Season 4 Episode 6.
We kicked off the hour by learning that the 40th President of the United States was not Ronald Reagan, but rather someone named Cooper who just died of a stroke.
Mellie passes along this news to Fitz, as we see that she’s looking like her old self and preparing to meet Cooper's widow, Bitsy.
Olivia, meanwhile, meets with the man accused of trying to murder Cooper three decades ago. With him now gone, could the bullet in his skull exonerate Leonard Francis Carnahan?
This storyline ends up turning on Olivia because the extracted bullet actually proves that Carnahan DID shoot Cooper and with the stroke tangentially related to the shooting, he can now brag about it.
"Thank you for making my life meaningful," the messed up man tells Olivia.