“Scandal” Season 6, episode 1 recently revealed that Mellie Grant (Bellamy Young) lost to Governor Vargas (Ricardo Chavira) in the presidential race.

In “Survival Of The Fittest,” Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) is extremely disappointed that her client did not win the elections. After all, Mellie was a sure win in select states. But even though Governor Vargas won, this does not mean that he will take over the Oval office as he is later assassinated by his vice president, Cyrus Beene (Jeff Perry).

When news about Governor Vargas’ assassination surface, Cyrus pretends to be shocked by it. But Olivia’s dad, Rowan Pope (Joe Morton), already knows the truth about his death. Rowan tells Olivia that it was Cyrus who killed the governor, shocking the professional fixer.

However, as much as she wants to implicate Cyrus for his deed, Olivia still doesn’t have any proof that he did the deed. Olivia also tells President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) about what Cyrus did, which also shocks him. Cyrus has been the president’s right-hand man and was one of the few people who stuck by him during his darkest moments.

Meanwhile, Cyrus finds out that the president and Olivia have become aware of what he has done. He’s extremely careful because he doesn’t want to rock the boat too much and destroy his name further. But in episode 3, Cyrus’ fate will be sealed, and Olivia may have something to do with this happening.

Elsewhere in the premiere, another shocking storyline confirmed that Quinn (Katie Lowes) and Charlie (George Newbern) are now engaged. But their new relationship status could mean the end of Huck (Guillermo Diaz) and Quinn’s fling. On the other hand, Quinn’s engagement may just encourage Huck to pursue the former before it becomes too late.

“Scandal” Season 6 airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.