Scandal Season 4 Episode 18 Spoilers: Jake Becomes Olivia’s Worst Nightmare

By Marie delos Santos | 2 years ago
Scandal Season 4 Episode 18 Spoilers: Jake Becomes Olivia’s Worst Nightmare

“Scandal” spoilers hint that in the upcoming episode, which airs on Thursday, April 2 on ABC, Jake will turn from being Olivia’s dream man to becoming her worst nightmare.

This article contains spoilers for “Scandal.” Read on for more details.


According to the upcoming episode’s synopsis, a congressman will enlist Olivia’s help. His father is close to being executed on death row and asks Olivia and the gladiators to help his father escape.

Spoilers for the Season 4 Episode 18 titled, “Honor Thy Father” tease fans that while Olivia and the Gladiators are out to help save the congressman’s father, the storyline will focus on Jake Ballard. Jake used to be Olivia Pope’s man of her dreams, but in this episode, Jake will become Olivia’s worst nightmare.

The promotional teaser video reads, “Jake Ballard has gone twisty, crazy, insane” and shows Jake closely following Olivia and the rest of the team. He even tries to threaten anyone who comes close to him and threatens to kill them and Olivia.

“I know some of the things you’ve done. You’re not a good guy,” Quinn tells Jake.

“If someone comes after me, I’ll kill them and then I’ll kill Liv,” threatens Jake.

Why has Jake gone berserk?

It might be that Jake has finally shown his true colors. Olivia’s dad, Rowan, previously warned her about Jake, but she did not take his advice. There could be something more to the episode’s title of honoring their fathers than just helping the congressman’s father escape the death penalty.

Or it could be that when Jake was following Olivia and her associates, he chanced upon Olivia’s one night stand with a man she met at the bar in episode 16, according to IB Times.

The outlet noted that it could also be Jake’s way of helping Olivia and his friends after learning that David Rosen has enlisted former B613 agents to strengthen his case against the agency.


On the other hand, CarterMatt believes that one of these characters is bound to die at the end of season 4. According to the outlet, the character could either be Rowan, Jake, or B613 in general.

Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.

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