"Scandal" Season 4, Episode 18 recap: Jake clings to life in "First Lady Sings the Blues"

April 24, 2015 3:47 AM

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Team Olivia discovers a bleeding and barely conscious Jake Ballard (Scott Foley) lying on the conference table in Olivia's offices. Quinn tracks down Charlie, who takes Jake to an empty warehouse and calls an underground Russian doctor who works without sterile gowns or insurance forms. Underground Doc confirms that Jake will indeed die unless Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) agrees to do a favor for his friend, a retired KGB assassin code-named Black Sable. Desperate, Olivia agrees.

Huck and Olivia go to see Black Sable. The former KGB agent described as ruthless and dangerous is now Mary Peterson, cookie-baking grandma. Grandma Assassin explains that she spent years in the United States killing Russia's enemies, but after the Cold War there was no need for her services; she ma...

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