It’s taken me awhile to really get my thoughts straight. And actually they’re still all over the place but they’re coherent enough for this rant.
I’ve sat here and read all of your shit on tumblr and have gotten incredibly annoyed. I’m about two episodes away from unfollowing every single one of my so-called scandal lovers on tumblr just because they’re pissing me off with all the negativity and criticism and the reblogging of negativity and criticism.
About this week’s episode: So I’ve always been #teamMellie. Let me say that again #teamMELLIE. Not team Mellitz, not team MelliestayfuckingshitupbetweenOlitz, team MELLIE. No one is team Mellitz. Not even fucking Mellie. She knows that deep in her heart whatever Fitz had for her is gone but that’s really no excuse for Fitz to treat her like gum on the bottom of his shoe. I mean at the very least, like Mellie said they’re in the shit together and he could treat her like a friend. She has mad love for Fitz but she also probably loves him enough to let him go to Olivia.
I am all for the early Mellie. The one who knew what she wanted and got shit done. She is an intelligent woman who has been handed the short end of the stick but has made the most of it. Unlike Olivia who kind of knows what she wants, but kind of doesn’t and isn’t willing to go for anything, but will just let life push her around like a dandelion in the wind. (Note: I love Olivia. I hate how weak she is this season, but I started the show for her and I continue to watch for her. My love for Mellie isn’t more than my love for Olivia, but I am able to recognize both Mellie AND Olivia’s flaws)
Now about why doesn’t she divorce Fitz, lets see how that will go over. She divorces Fitz, he runs for re-election solo in the midst of what the media will call a “nasty divorce” and LOSES. So in the end who wins by Mellie divorcing Fitz? No one because everyone wants Fitz to be fucking president. So sit down with that “Mellie should divorce Fitz” shit.
About the rape scene. I understand what you all are saying about how rape was used too casually and it’s a serious issue, because it is. I also see what others are saying when they say that women deal with rape differently and no one should judge how Mellie dealt with her rape. But I think it’s ridiculous that everyone pretty much hates Mellie just to hate her. Just because she’s “in the way” of Olitz. Because she really isn’t. Olitz is happening whether or not Mellie wants it to.
I’m just so tired of everyone bashing Mellie for no reason. She tears up Olitz and you hate her. She attempts to bring Olitz together and you still hate her.
For everyone who wants shit to be sprinkles and roses for Olitz, go write some damn fanfiction because that shit isn’t going to happen. Even when Fitz was talking divorce he was saying “I’ll date some high profile women for awhile and then after about a year or so I’ll talk about how I found love with my long term friend.” So even if the divorce happens now you still have a year of drama before the unrealistic Olitz bliss. Olivia isn’t perfect. Fitz isn’t perfect. And as much as I like them together and love the steaminess and the cute moments I think they’re toxic for each other at the end of the day.
You know who I hate on this show? You know who is the true villian who hates Olitz and wants power? CRYUS. Cyrus fucking Beene. He’s an asshole and has done more to get in the way of Olitz than Mellie (from what I remember. correct me if I’m wrong) So sit your Mellie hating asses down and channel that negative energy into Cyrus.
I’ve lost a lot of my steam and anger but I just want to end with: #teamCANWEKNOWWHATHAPPENEDTOHARRISON?!!?!
I DON’T EVEN WANT TO GET INTO HOW MUCH I LOVE MELLIE! MY TWITTER IS SPAMMED WITH TEAMMELLIE THINGS!!!!!!!! MELLIE IS A STRONG WOMEN WHO’S BEEN GIVEN THE SHORT END OF THE STICK! SHE FIGHTS FOR WHAT SHE WANTS AND PERSEVERES THROUGH ALL THE SHIT SHE’S BEEN HANDED. SHE IS SO SMART AND SHE DOES WHAT SHE THINKS WOULD BE BEST FOR HER’S AND EVERYONE ELSES CAREER. SHE IS NOTHING BUT LOYAL WHEN EVERYONE AROUND HER IS ANYTHING BUT. SHE TRIES TO HELP HER HUSBAND WHO TREATS HER LIKE SHE IS A NOTHING BUT SHE STILL DOESN’T DISCOURAGE HER. SHE’S BEEN BROKEN AND BRUISED AND INSTEAD OF BEING A VICTIM, SHE IS A SURVIVOR. SHE FIGHTS FOR WHAT SHE WANTS, SHE CARES ABOUT MORE THAN A MAN AND CONTINUES EVEN WHEN THE ODDS ARE AGAINST HER. SHE MIGHT NOT ALWAYS MAKES THE BEST DECISIONS, BUT NO ONE IN THE SHOW DOES… SHE IS SO MOTIVATED AND PASSIONATE. SHE CARES ABOUT HER CAREER AND FUTURE AND STOPS AT NOTHING TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS. INSTEAD OF BEING A PASSIVE FIRST LADY, SHE IS ANYTHING BUT AND WILL DO ANYTHING TO FURTHER HER CARRER (IN A GOOD WAY). MELLIE IS STRONG AND DOESN’T LET SET BACKS GET IN HER WAY. SHE IS A SURVIVOR AND FIGHTS FOR WHAT SHE THINKS IS RIGHT. SHE IS STRONG, INDEPENDENT AND AMAZING.
“I can tell you exactly how it happened, the writers decided to turn Saint Mellie into a freaking martyr by having her raped, and then writing that she attempted suicide. Whilst they were doing that, they decided to tear down Olivia and Fitz too, so what you get is the audience feeling sorry for the wife who when we first met her blasted Olivia for leaving her husband and breaking his heart.
This has been the biggest retcon of a character I’ve ever witnessed in my entire TV watching life. Fuck Team Mellie, and quite frankly, fuck the writers for giving us this ridiculous scene where Olivia Pope goes to the wife of the man she’s having an affair with to tell her to stop fooling around with the guy who Fitz has chosen as VP. She would never do that, and certainly not without proof.
The writers have been steadily killing off the Olivia Pope that we knew, and now we get this scene that says, the black woman is a sinner who opened her legs to a man, whilst the white woman is the saint who kept her legs closed when she had the opportunity.
If you can’t see how obvious and disturbing the optics are, you’re an idiot.”
I just wanted to give glory to this post and not give any more notes to that damn gif set!