“Children, I am disappointed in you…laxative brownies are so old fashioned. Here, let mom help you – we’ll spike his coffee with so much hot sauce he’ll have trust issues with coffee for the rest of his life.”
Hospitals and suicide are not beautiful. Overdose and alcoholism are not beautiful. Eating disorders are not beautiful. Funerals and caskets are not beautiful. Utter sadness is not beautiful. You are, and it’s about goddamn time you start believing it.
This episode was great, I know many did not care for it but
I loved every minute. For those who believe Olivia is ‘power hungry’ please don’t read because you missed the clear
Olivia received hate because of her actions and this episode
is a continuous of Olivia dealing with the consequences. For those who believe
that Olivia does not love Fitz and is using him for political gain, the message
couldn’t be further from the truth. After the wedding fiasco, Olivia goes to the
party to talk to Fitz but Abby stops her and asked how Liv was able to end the
impeachment. Liv already having lied doesn’t wish to lie to her friend so she asks
Abby not to ask her and walks to Fitz.
Olivia walks to Fitz in fear and she is happy yet shocked
that Fitz takes her in his arms. The first words uttered out of her mouth is “we’re
okay?” Olivia did not know how Fitz was going to take her and her actions of
returning the ring BUT she came anyways, determined. Olivia Pope is NOT running away from Fitz but she is
running towards Fitz. What Olivia did in the last episode was selfish but to
see Fitz happy and their relationship thriving- Olivia would do it all over
again if it means protecting and preserving her relationship.
Fitz, God bless him
is understanding and tells Olivia simply “that wasn’t the wedding we wanted…”
As I said before, neither of them wanted to get married at
this time and both understand it wasn’t what they wanted and envisioned for
their wedding and their life.
I really loved that scene between Abby and Liv. This is the interesting part, Olivia had a
hard time lying to world about the make-believe story regarding her and Fitz
but WOW! Olivia can act her ass off
when she is in a corner and she has no other option. That entire scene, I felt
like I was watching ‘Gone Girl’. Liv
does NOTlie but repeats what Fitz
says with her big doe eyes and lip quiver, when she embraces Fitz you can see Olivia
pushing him closer to her as though in fear of what will happen once he truly
is ripped from her arms.
But then Liv stares directly at Abby and the music turns
dramatic and the message is exchanged ‘I
did it.’ Liv shakes her head pleading with Abby not to tell and Abby nods
her head in honor of the Ya-Ya sisterhood. I don’t think Abby has ever seen Olivia this scared and on the verge of begging once she has her friends vow; Olivia
looks up to God(?) for strength because she knows what she has done will
possible destroy the greatest thing that has ever happened to her.
I can’t stand him. I never like to write about him but Jake
deserves something this time. Jake breaks into Olivia’s house, and Olivia
thought it would be her father but nope…it’s just the irrelevant one- drunk off
her expense bottle of wine that we know he cannot afford. But anyways Jake goes
off on a tangent about how because of Liv his wife is dead-umm who actually
cares, you thought she was dead so what’s being dead permanently going to hurt
Then he complains about Liv’s wine.
The wine scene might not seem relevant and might be missed
by some but that is a huge sign of olakes compatibility. We have seen Olivia
drink Fitz’s scotch
And we have seen Olitz share of bottle of red.
And recently we have seen how Fitz has influenced Olivia in ways she nor the viewers expected. Last episode Olivia drunk
scotch because she was sad and missed Fitz but found comfort in the taste of
him on her tongue.
Olivia has stated it clearly that she detest beer and now
Jake detest wine. Symbolism, Jake’s possibly distaste for wine can be due to
the bad taste Olivia has left in his mouth due to his wife’s death.
Olivia relishes in Fitz’s scotch yet loathes beer- this is
shown to the viewers that Olake is very much on opposing sides now, and Jake
hopefully is done being BF/THERAPIST
My hate for Jake intensified this episode.
He breaks into Liv’s apartment and Olivia
thought it was dad….and interestingly enough both pray on Olivia’s weakness and
scare her in ways she has never been. Olivia fears Jake, and it annoys me how
the writers are so determined to make them BF’s/Therapist when Jake is a clear
representation of her past ‘Sins of our fathers’ really Jake?
It is selfish of Jake to complain about Olivia’s
wine…bitch it wasn’t for YOU! Liv probably threw away your cheap beer before
you could say ‘bye’
It is selfish of Jake for continuously messing
with Olivia when she has made it clear she loves another man.
It is selfish of Jake to continue to play on
Olivia’s hero complex ‘save me’
It is selfish of Jake to blame Olivia for the
death of others when he has killed men with his bare hands and ‘licked their
It is selfish of Jake to whine about Olivia
killing his new found wife of 2 seconds when he has killed Olivia‘s friend
James and god-daughters father.
It is selfish of Jake to make Olivia feel guilty
that she is the ‘cause’ of his wife’s
death…Fitz’s son died because he fell in love with Liv and he has NEVER made Olivia feel guilty about the
death of his son. ASSHOLE
It is selfish of Jake to force himself on Olivia
when she clearly is uncomfortable and doesn’t want anything to do with him.
Yeah….Bastard, is a good guy…so understanding and loving…how
on earth is Olivia in love with Fitz, he’s sooo rude.
Olivia to Jake:
I found the scene unbelievably funny, just when Olivia is
about to say goodbye to Fitz, in walks irrelevant one with a new job
description since being a Therapist didn’t work out. Olivia stays put and
listens to what Jake is saying…Olivia is not playing this TIME. Olivia is not giving up Fitz without a fight, and when the
conversation gets too close to comfort, Olivia quickly changes the conversation
as to ‘what’s next’
Yep, Olivia really hates you right now, Jake.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw Bastard was:
Irrelevant one just found his storyline and like I said
before in the previous review; most likely Fitz is not aware of Olivia and Jake
being friends to this EXTENT he
knows Liv was with Jake in 5x02 but I highly doubt that Fitz knows everything.
This isn’t good and judging from the promo…not good at all.
Cyrus is desperate and there is nothing worse than a
desperate dog. Out in the cold for so long, Miss Cyrus is desperately in need
of Fitz’s love and warmth but he sees that he has been replaced. Throughout the
entire episode Cyrus was testing to see his true power and influence and saw
that he has none. Cyrus is a jealous
weird stalker who is angry that some other girl stole the man of his dreams.
Cyrus is the devil side of the characters conscious, he reads
and sees people fears and verbalizes them to his advantage. He has done this
before when he needed to change the optics.
never one to
stay down he goes to Olivia and waits outside the Presidential bedroom for her
in order to strike his attack.
Cyrus waits and decides to give Olivia a message similar to Jake’s. Olivia is ‘power hungry’ and ‘smart’ because she is not restrained to the White House, she can come and go as she pleases. Cyrus is not wrong, Olivia is able to leave and come as she pleases without any official duties because she is not married but there is a difference; Olivia is not doing it for POWER but for LOVE as she tells Cyrus ‘Fitz and I together –we have an actual relationship. This is what a couple looks like’ and Olivia is correct- this has ALWAYS been their relationship and Fitz is not inferior to Olivia nor is she superior they are equals who respect and love each other: This has always been their relationship: love, sex, friendship, and politics.
that Cyrus knows his place and knows not to enter the Presidential bedroom,
Jake and Cyrus are twins this episode: both have a problem
with Olivia and both have attempted to use their personal knowledge of Olivia
to their personal gain in order to hurt her, but here is the thing Jake and
Cyrus are not entirely wrong about Olivia, and they are not entirely true
either. In 5x02 the reporter spoke about Rowan instilling in Olivia that she
can do anything a white man can do but the reporter also questioned whether
Rowan has gone too far.
Perhaps Rowan did go too far but the
story comes full circle once Cyrus spills the same words very similar to
Jake’s. She is now the ‘President’
and we see that Olivia is Rowan’s
greatest accomplishment. I want to clear this up, Olivia is not after power and
she does not want to be President nor is she.
Sidenote: I am
sick of Cyrus repeating the same old tune about Fitz. Cyrus knows Fitz the way
Jake knows Olivia because he studies Fitz the same way Jake studied Olivia-that
does NOT mean you know somebody
because it takes more than watching somebody like ‘extra ketchup’ or ‘hates
bananas’ to know that person internally. Fitz is capable of being happy and the
President at the same time he has been doing it so far without Cyrus and it is
the biggest load of crap that in order for Fitz to be the President he must be unhappy.
Before Fitz knew Olivia’s name, he respected her and fell in
love at the same time. Fitz has always seen Olivia as his most trusted advisor
and why wouldn’t he? What is so different from then and now?
Liz, Mellie, Cyrus, Abby, etc.
Everyone single one of them has been threatened by Olivia
guarding and protecting Fitz from their greedy grasp like the vulchers they are
(not so much Abby). They are intimidate by Olivia because they know she will
not let ANYTHING or ANYONE come in between her and Fitz and
disrupt his presidency. Why do they cling to Fitz? Liz is so desperate to be in
the president’s orbit that she is willing to be ‘Head Bitch’ the reason why they are all desperate to be with Fitz
is because they know they are powerful when they are with him because he is POWER. They are able to influence him
to how they see fit for personal gain, and Olivia being their blocking their
path is a major road-block one they are all willing to get rid of at any
second. Olivia watch your back!
If Olivia wanted to
use her ‘influence’ on Fitz she would
have allowed him to take the medal away from Bill Cosby 2.0 but she didn’t want
to…why, because it would look bad on
Fitz. If you haven’t noticed from last week’s episode or this week’s episode,
there is NOTHING Oliva will not do to Preserve and protect her
relationship with Fitz. This is not about ‘POWER’
this is about ‘LOVE’.
Quite frankly it is INSULTING
that some believe Fitz doesn’t have a mind of his own. Fitz had a mind of his
own when it came down to not charging the Prince with murder (5x01) and he did NOT budge because Olivia wanted him too
and when Cyrus told him to meet with Liz BOTH
him and Olivia spoke at the SAME
Again where is the
control? I found the scenes in the oval to be routinely romantic in the most
perfect way. Olitz not only breathes in
sync but speak in sync.
Olivia and Fitz are past their old ways, they don’t have to
rush in a closet for stolen moments t or kiss as though it might be there
last-they have time to learn and grow as a unit and separately.
Reasons why I loved the oval scenes:
Fitz is behind his desk working while Liv works
on the sofa. They have grown quiet attached to the other…I seem them as being
velcroed to the other because they genuine love being with the other and having
been in a secret for so long, how can blame them for being proud and loud of
When Liv gets a call that she has a client Fitz
is happy for her and kisses her. They
SUPPORT each other.
Liv was talking about her client to Fitz, very
reminiscent of season 2. They talk about work because they respect one another
and more importantly: this is what
couples do when they come home from work and things didn’t go as plan-they
Olivia completing Fitz’s sentence is not a sign
of control but that she is listening.
Every time you saw Fitz, Olivia was either
sitting beside him or by his side- the positioning was done INTETIONALLY,
Olivia and Fitz are equals or they will be seen as such.
I LOVED seeing Olivia in the oval with
Fitz but we all know that Olivia was there in part to make sure that Cyrus didn’t weasel
himself back into Fitz’s good graces and start influencing him as he was about
to do with the Liz situation …yep, Olivia has learned not to trust to Cyrus or anybody for
I am aware that people do not agree with my opinions and I
respect that and encourage the different views because we all perceive things
differently, however if you saw that Olivia was after power then you missed the
entire message of this episode.
‘Behind every great man is a great woman’
I have heard this saying more times than I can count. Olivia identifies as a Feminist and is inspired by women’s movement. Olivia does not wish to be behind a man but beside him as equals.
Cosby 2.0 wife condoned his actions and orchestrated his activity of raping
women because’ her husband has created quiet a legacy’ and it is her ‘job’ to ‘protect’ that legacy for the greater good of the world because back then women
weren’t allowed to rent an apartment without their father co-signing. The snap of the fingers is abusive and reminds me of a certain women. This woman is Mellie
Grant who was gone this episode but very much present.
Mellie has condoned Fitz’s actions and willing whored Fitz
to Liv and vice versa when she saw it fit her pan, which is to remain in power
and First Lady. Frank’s wife views her husband’s success as her own, sounds
reminiscent of someone right?
But here is the thing that separates Olivia and Fitz
relationship from Mellie and Fitz. Mellie serves her needs because she feels
entitled- always has and always will. Mellie is not a feminist, Mellie is a
coward who stands behind the man instead of beside him because she is afraid of
being a real woman; Olivia Pope.
The juxtapositon between Mellie and Olivia is quite vast,
one woman is self-made the other is inherited. Olivia has earned her title as
the ‘Formidable Olivia Pope’ whereas
Mellie has inherited ‘First Lady’ yet feels as though she is due and earned.
Olivia yields power but it is not due to her father, or Fitz, it is because she
refuses to live behind a man’s shadow; which some fans were upset about. Olivia
is not defined by her relationship with Fitz and it sadness me that some hate
Olivia because of how they think Fitz feels. We talk about Olivia being mute
when in Mellie’s presence, yet we want Olivia to do the same for her
relationship with Fitz. The wedding scene in the White House shows what would
have happened to Olivia Pope- ‘Gone Girl’.
This is not to say that Olitz couldn’t grow and learn with their marriage but
shouldn’t both parties be happy with marrying the love of their life? I am not team
Olivia because my heart burst at the sight of Fitz being the man we ALL fell in love with. I was and am disappointed
in Olivia actions- the lengths she has gone to keep the secret from Fitz, the blatant
lie and lip quiver. This is not good.
But I sympathize with Olivia and if possible understand
her actions- what we see when we watch Fitz is exactly what Olivia sees
and feels-love. I don’t think Olivia saw it possible that she could love Fitz
more than she does but everyday spent with him she finds another reason why to
love him more, and with love comes fear. This magnetic man has chosen her to be his partner not only in politics but in life, he loves her when all others have abandoned
her, Fitz has penetrated her heart in ways she didn’t know possible.
Olivia is ashamed of her actions- there is blood on her
hands, but that is the thing about love. Love can cause us to do crazy things.
I don’t think Olivia imagined that she would need Fitz the way she does- that
without him she feels anchorless-lost.
It is not that Olivia
wishes to keep a secret from him because she doesn’t lie (4x07 phone sex)
especially to him, but it is the fear of losing the best thing that ever
happened to her that keeps her lips attached to the glass of scotch. Olivia is terrified
more so now than before, she has now experienced what it feels like to love Fitz
openly and doesn’t wish to return to the life she once had-absent his presences.
Olivia feels hopeless that no one can save her from her own self-destruction
that once Fitz finds out the truth he will surely leave her and so instead of
telling him the truth she holds him closer-squeezes him tighter in hopes that if she holds him tight
enough, he won’t leave. And with her
eyes closed for a moment- everything that has happened is untrue.
my boyfriend’s dentist’s sibling’s mortician’s cousin’s plumber’s godmother is good friends with Miley Cyrus’ stylist’s exorcist’s twin brother’s husband’s florist’s spectroscopist’s aunt and they told me that the whole Miley Cyrus/Nicki Minaj issue is not staged at all for publicity