Andrew Nichols kidnapped Olivia Pope in order to start a war with The United States of America and West Angola. Olivia Pope was kept in Pennsylvania with Ian Woods, Gus and their associates. Fitz tells Andrew that he wants proof of life or he won't give him the war. A short time later, Olivia is forced to make a video with a scripted message saying that the president must start a war with West Angola or else she dies.
Huck knows that there is only one person that can help him rescue Olivia and that is Elizabeth North. He goes to her house and gives her twenty-four hours to find Olivia. She tried but couldn't get Andrew to cave, so Huck returned the following night and tortured Elizabeth. A frightened and scared Liz goes to the last person she'd ever go to for help, Mellie Grant. She shows Mellie her scares from Huck's torturing. So Mellie helps Elizabeth by seducing and sleeping with Andrew to get all of his cell phones. Elizabeth then takes those phones to the OPA team.
Abby Whelan was not able to find Olivia but she did find Stephen Finch, she called in a favour and told him that Olivia was in trouble. As Olivia Pope is about to be given to her new owners but it's Stephen he bought Olivia and saved her, like she saved him in the past. Mellie tells Elizabeth that Andrew is out of control and he needs to be shut down. Elizabeth goes to the only person she knows that can take care of him, Huck. She tells him to kill him but he refuses because he says he "doesn't do that anymore", instead he injects Andrew in his back with causes him to have a stroke. The last time we see him is when Mellie goes to see him in Hospital.
- Main article: Andrew Nichols' Stroke and Murder
Andrew Nichols was murdered by Olivia Pope, when Andrew refused to take the Ten million dollars that he demanded and threatened to kidnap Olivia again. Olivia killed Andrew by hitting him repeatedly over the head with a metal chair that was in the The Bunker; where Andrew was being kept.