Rowan knew he had a big target on his back heading into Scandal Season 4 Episode 9.
As a result, he initiated “shutdown” protocol for B613, which placed Jake, Quinn and company on a kill list.
While this was taking place, the search for Papa Pope turned up Mama Pope, who has been stuck in that hole at the top secret compound this entire time.
She told her daughter to "handle them," expecting to be freed from captivity. But she was mistaken. Olivia just wanted to "hunt, find and kill" her dad.