So much of the previous four seasons of Scandal have been all about Fitz, stuck between his wife and mistress. No more — now they’re teaming up and taking their power back, drinking hooch out of a mason jar, and writing incendiary book chapters. Both Mellie and Olivia have spent so much time being defined by what they mean to Fitz; now each woman is figuring out who she is, just herself. And we’re loving it. Forget Olitz, forget Mellitz.
Long live Mellivia. And may God help any man or president who gets in their way.
— Kelly Woo, Yahoo TV (Scandal 5x11)