I actually hate the abortion debate because both sides refuse to see the other sides point of view. Like pro life people are pro life because they see a fetus as a living human being at the point of conception while pro choice people are pro choice because they think the fetus isn’t human until later. But instead, Pro-lifers seem to see pro-choicers as evil people who want to kill children while pro-choicers see pro-lifers as wanting to control a womans body. It’s a complete mess
[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.
Pros - 12
Cons - 1
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!