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Scandal 6x04 “The Belt” Season 6 Episode 4 Sneak Peek - Mellie dances to celebrate becoming President. Olivia excuses herself when Quinn and Charlie peek in to watch her moves. Quinn jokes, ‘I didn’t know the leader of the free world was supposed to twerk.' 

6x03 Recap “Fates Worse Than Death”

Hmm… so I think I’m gonna start doing these- let’s see if I can keep up with them. 

Ok over all it was a pretty good episode but not necessarily AMAZING. Scott did a great job directing (though I think every director is good) but Jeff’s tweet about Scott telling him to look right into the camera in the last scene was very cool!

It wasn’t my favorite episode because it was mostly just Cyrus which I understand- Shonda did say that these first few episodes are gonna focus on one character and where they were leading up to the shooting. And I think this episode pretty much proved Cyrus’s innocence to us (the audience) and left us with a lot more questions. I think the best part was all the Michael/Ella we saw and Cyrus’s speech to Fitz in the car- he did not hold back!

I did miss everyone else but I did appreciate Abby’s speech to Fitz and did think Jake messing up at the VP debate was very realistic- he has no political experience, Cyrus has at least coached Fitz through these debates, and we all know Jake doesn’t really want to be there (I still <3 him though). Also what does Jake think about Cyrus getting arrested & Mellie pretty much a sure thing at being POTUS- he’s back to being Veep?!?

Huck/Quinn/Charlie- is that supposed to be a love triangle or just Huck being awkward (plus that shade he threw “ Must have been annoying for their co-workers.“ ME) but yeah that was funny when he was trying to talk about weaponizing Dengue fever

I’m kinda ok with the fact that they’ve held off on Olitz/Olake like of course I miss seeing olake but they’re really enforcing the fact that Olivia wants the Oval over love (also no ol*tz) 

P.S. @ all my fellow Jake Ballard lovers I saw rumors going around twitter that these episodes coming up are supposed to have him included more- episodes 4-6??? We’ll see….

I HAVE NO IDEA WHY THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SHIP OLIVIA WITH FITZ WHEN THERE ARE PROSPECTS SUCH AS JAKE BALLARD TO BE CONSIDERED

here are just a few reasons why jake is better than fitz:

1.) he actually RESPECTS olivia and has said that he’d rather have her be happy with fitz than unhappy with him

2.) he UNDERSTANDS her and what her job means. fitz just wants her to sit around the white house and look pretty

3.) he is actually a COMPETENT individual who has gotten where he is today through hard work and intelligence. fitz has had everything handed to him on a silver platter. 

ahhhHHHHHH OKAY I’M TOO WORKED UP TO KEEP GOING JUST KNOW THAT THERE ARE A THOUSAND OTHER REASONS AND THAT OLIVIA/FITZ ARE IN AN EXTREMELY TOXIC RELATIONSHIP AND FITZ IS A WHINY RICH BOY AND I AM SO UPSET ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Ultimate Boyfriend Smackdown: Jake vs Fitz

[Warning: if you are a Fitz fan, move on from this post]

So let’s get down to it. Jake Ballard or Fitz Grant? Both are inherently flawed characters of course, but at the end of the day who is the best one for Olivia? Let’s do this in a way that’s fair to both of them– pro/con list.

Let’s start with Fitz. Well, to start off he’s married. CON. Yeah, even if he kicked Mellie out of the White House, it doesn’t change the fact that they are still married. HE IS A MARRIED MAN. Let’s just let that sink into everybody’s brains.

But of course, at the end of the day, I believe (in spite of being Team Jake) that he is Liv’s one true love. Pro.

Jake is an assassin. Con. That’s pretty much my biggest issue with him. He used to kill people for a living.

Though he uses these skills to fight for the greater good. Pro.

And for Olivia. Pro.

Because he truly loves her. Pro.

And did I mention that he’s single? Pro.

Fitz is a murderer too. Con. Remember that judge? Yeah he killed her. I just wanted to refresh your memory. So there. Also he shot down a plane full of innocent people. Con.

However he, like Jake would do anything to protect Olivia. Pro.

Because he loves her too. Pro.

Even unnecessarily declaring war on another country for her. Con.

I mentioned earlier that Jake’s got mad skills. He could protect Olivia all on his own without the help of anyone. If they were locked in a room with 50 people wanting to kill Liv, he has the physical and mental ability to protect the both of them. Pro.

Fitz would probably use her as a shield. Con.

Because he’s pretty useless in that field. Con.

While we’re at it, Fitz is incredibly rude to Mellie…ALWAYS (even if she is annoying to people). He doesn’t treat her with an ounce of respect. Con.

He needs to have things go his way otherwise he’ll throw a tantrum. Con.

Fitz can’t let Liv go. As in literally. He holds on to her a lot even when she’s trying to get away from him. He forces himself on her a lot because he thinks it calms her down. Con.

Jake let Liv go. Pro.

He recognized that Liv was in love with Fitz even though he is seriously, seriously, head over heels in love with her. Pro.

He loves her so selflessly and all he wants is for her to be happy (even if her happiness means Fitz). Pro.

That’s real love. So it’s a double pro.

Fitz is totally selfish when it comes to Liv. Con.

He could never find it in his heart to let her go like that. Con.

But, after all these cons, we have to remember that he is the POTUS. So he is extremely powerful. Pro.

But you could still probably take him out with a barbie. Con.

Whereas Jake can survive 5283739 stab wounds. Pro.

Fitz is admittedly good looking. Pro.

Jake is REALLY good looking. Pro.

RESULTS
JAKE:
Pros - 12
Cons - 1

FITZ:
Pros - 5
Cons - 12

There you have it. The numbers tell you everything you need to know.

Winner of this boyfriend Smackdown battle: JAKE BALLARD!

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Scandal 6x03 “Fates Worse Than Death” Season 6 Episode 3 Sneak Peek #2 - In the midst of a national crisis, Cyrus’s fate is sealed. Meanwhile, Olivia and the gladiators will stop at nothing to get to the truth, on “Scandal,” airing tonight on ABC.

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Scandal 5x18 “Til Death Do Us Part” Sneak Peek - Jake and Papa Pope are there as Olivia tries to deal with the aftermath of what happened with Andrew. But what happens when Papa Pope tells Olivia that Jake’s wedding has been moved up?

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