Liv tells him they need to work out their issues first, clean all their dirty laundry before they're picked apart by the public. It's the most adult decision they've ever made. Maybe there is room for a happy ending for this couple.
I'm cautiously optimistic that the powers that be at Scandal spent the summer trying to put the wheels back on the bus. There were a few good set-ups in this episode, but it remains to be seen whether Scandal will make good use of them.
All I can do is laugh at Olitz being stunned that their secret affair got revealed, and then give Mellie a standing ovation and update my will so that she receives all my possessions for finally sticking it to Fitz.