For the moneyed, the powerful and even the President, Olivia is a legend in her field. Her spectacular success is mostly due to her unbreakable rule of always trust your gut.
No matter how careful you are, when you do damage control for a living, you're bound to cause some damage to your own life. She and her crew eat, sleep, live and breathe crisis.
Each week, as the team races against the clock to defuse intriguing new problems before they become full-blown disasters, they also have to deal with their own personal issues.
They may call themselves "gladiators in suits", but little by little, Olivia and her crew begin to reveal the chinks in their armour.
The accomplished and always loyal staff of Pope & Associates includes Harrison Wright, a charismatic litigator; Huck, former CIA interrogator and hacker extraordinaire; investigator Abby Whelan, who comes from an abusive past, and Quinn Perkins, the newest and most mysterious addition to the team.
Olivia has assembled this group of stray dogs and turned them into a fearsome and loyal pack who will follow her blindly and do whatever is necessary to help a client.
But they can never be too careful with the Assistant U.S. Attorney David Rosen tracking their every move.
Meanwhile Olivia may need to exercise some damage control on her own behalf. After having an affair with her former boss, President Fitzgerald Grant, she has vowed to end the relationship.
But the passion between them is hard for either to deny, and manipulative First Lady Mellie Grant and ruthless Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene, who are aware of the affair, use it to serve their own agenda, proving that the Pope & Associates' clients aren't the only ones with dirty secrets.
In the Season 5 premiere, "Heavy is the Head": Olivia and Fitz are back together again and enjoying every scandalous moment together while Cyrus, Mellie and Huck are all still dealing with the aftermath of helping Command.
Meanwhile, when a visit from the Queen of Caldonia and her family turns into a tragedy, Olivia is hired to make sure the Royal family's private life stays private.
The Fixer stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Guillermo Diaz as Huck, Darby Stanchfield as Abby Whelan, Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins, Tony Goldwyn as President Fitzgerald Grant, Jeff Perry as Cyrus Beene, Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant, Joshua Malina as David Rosen and Scott Foley as Jacob "Jake" Ballard.
The series is created by Shonda Rhimes (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice). Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice) are executive producers. Judy Smith is co-executive producer.
The Fixer is produced by ABC Studios.