The scene in “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” that broke "Scandal" star Kerry Washington’s heart didn’t have dialogue. It was just Olivia in a closet with a sweatshirt. And her feelings. Oh, so many feelings!
To recall: President Fitz had been shot, the vice-president was making a play for his office, and Olivia had just convinced the First Lady to intervene by reassuring the American people that the president was going to be all right. But first, Olivia needed to pull a camera-ready outfit for Mellie, and the act would unravel her.