It seems that "Scandal" Season 3 is sprinting towards an explosive finale. In the upcoming episode 16, titled "The Fluffer," things are all set to get ugly for Olivia. The preview of the episode suggests that Olivia will find herself battling at on fronts. Also, Abby will become Olivia's proxy to manage duties at the White House.
The preview clip indicates that "brick by brick" Olivia's "world is crumbling." Also, Abby can be seen telling Olivia on phone to come back to the White House, as things are "about to get ugly." This might have something to do with Reston's presidential campaign, as the synopsis of the episode reveals that someone will "throw a wrench" in Reston's presidential campaign. In the recent episodes, not a day has gone by in the White House when things have not blown-up, and things are expected to get become messier.
In the previous episode, Olivia and her team started to dig-out information about B-613, beginning with who funds the organisation. The team will continue to look for details on B-613, so that they can bring it down, according to the synopsis.
Also in the previous episode, Fitz came to know about his wife and Andrew's affair, as their daughter saw Mellie and Andrew in a compromising position. The sneak-peak of the episode suggests that Mellie has stopped picking-up Andrew's calls. Mellie wants him to stop calling her, but it looks like that is not what she really wants. However, she has no option but to play the part of a perfect first lady.
According to the sneak-peek, Andrew feels that what they have is real and that Mellie deserves someone who is real, and not just playing the part.
Meanwhile, it looks like Quinn, Charlie and Huck triangle is going to get more twisted. In another sneak-peek, Charlie wants to know who all Quinn has dated.
Official Synopsis of "Scandal" Episode 16 "The Fluffer": "Abby steps in as Olivia's proxy and takes on duties at the White House. Meanwhile, the team continues to investigate B613, and someone throws a wrench in Reston's presidential campaign."