In the third episode of "Scandal" season 6, Cyrus’s fate is sealed in the midst of a national crisis.
In episode 2, titled "Hardball," Olivia Pope sets out to prove that Cyrus killed his way into the Whitehouse, determined to send the President-Elect to prison.
ABC has shared a teaser for the upcoming episode three titled "Fates Worse Than Death."
In the midst of a national crisis, Cyrus’s fate is sealed. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators will stop at nothing to get to the truth.
In the teaser, Cyrus admits to making a terrible mistake. In another scene, he is also heard saying "Olivia is trying to set me up."
In the season's premiere episode, Mellie narrowly lost the election to Frankie Vargas. The results came down to just one county in California, and in the end, Mellie lost that to Vargas.
The President-Elect Vargas was shot thrice by a sniper on Live Television, while he was about to address the nation following his win.
Following Vargas' death, President Fitz had the responsibility of appointing the next President of the United States of America. Torn between choosing his ex-wife Mellie and his one-time close friend Cyrus Beene, Fitz offered the position to Cyrus.'
"Fates Worse Than Death" airs on February 9, 2017.