"Crash and Burn" is the fifth episode of season one of the political drama series Scandal. It was directed by Steve Robin with a script written by Mark Wilding. It first aired on ABC on Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 at 9:00 pm. In this episode, Olivia Pope and her team must aid the surviving pilot of a commercial plane that has crashed, killing all passengers on board. Speculation and accusations abound as Olivia's gladiators defend this pilot from the media. Meanwhile, Amanda Tanner goes missing.
David Rosen: So, who do you think killed her? See, I've got this nagging feeling you've got a pretty good idea. I know I give you a long leash on a lot of things and I like to because, despite my better judgment and all my protests to the contrary, I really do consider you a friend. But I can't look the other way here, not on this... I prosecute crime. I get the bad guys. So at some point, even with you I gotta draw the line. I've gotta do my job. I've gotta be the sheriff.