'Scandal': Mellie Pleads With Olivia To Come Back And Run Fitz's Campaign (VIDEO)

11/01/2013 05:46 am ET

In an unexpected turn of events on the latest "Scandal," it was Mellie who was desperate to get Olivia back on Team Fitz. She may not have liked it, but she knew that her husband was better when his mistress was in the picture.

“He needs you, Olivia," she pleaded. "He is tired, and broken and it isn’t the job. It’s doing the job without you. He’s not alive when you’re not here. He can’t breathe when you’re not here. He doesn’t have the will to run, much less win, when you’re not here, because you ... you’re everything to him, Liv.”

Buddy TV's Kelly Schremph felt bad for Mellie during that scene, but TVLine's Matt Webb Mitovich thought the speech did the trick -- so it might prove worth it. He figures it's just a matter of time before Olivia agrees to run Fitz's reelection campaign.

But, as E! Online's Jenna Mullins pointed out, there is one potential hurdle. The episode also suggested that Fitz was responsible for taking down the plan that killed Olivia's mother.

"Scandal" airs every Thursday at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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