With “Inside the Bubble,” Scandal began laying the groundwork for the season’s biggest arcs, including another round of battles between Rowan and Jake, as well as an attempt to take down Cyrus from the inside (of his throat, apparently). The love triangle between Olivia, Fitz and Jake won’t really heat up until next week, but meanwhile, there was some filler about Quinn and the remnants of her love triangle. The most promising thing Scandal has going for it this season, though, are the journeys of two women: Mellie and Abby. Both are finding their footing, and in a best case scenario, they may even become allies. Hit the jump if you’re thirsty.