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Scandal 6x10 - Alternate Reality

Hello world. For the past 29 hours I have been glued to my tv, rewatching this scandal episode that I feel I have memorized verbatim but every time I watch it I see something new or different that I didn’t pick up on from the last rewatch. But my heart is open and filled with love as Shonda dedicated this episode to our star crossed lover, Olivia and Fitz.

Me coming out of my room after remaining in seclusion. I feel lightheaded. 

This episode was fundamental to the core of Scandal and what the story has always been, the evolution of Olivia Pope and her quest for life. This alternate reality did not disappoint me but left me optimistic and thoroughly sedated. For so long we have watched Olivia fall from grace that at times it appears as though we are looking at a stranger, but we are seeing a change, a slight turn on her axis. Bless you Shonda, for this episode. I never doubted the story or the quest to live a open, honest life.

Now. Let us say our Pledge of the Allegiance.

I pledge allegiance to United States of Olitz and to the republic for which is stands. One nation under Shonda indivisible with jam and love for all. Amen

We start the episode off with Olivia, Fitz and Jake in the oval. Fitz is trying to come up with a plan to free Cyrus but Jake is currently attempting to thwart his plan considering it’s something they all want, Mellie to be President. But is that necessarily true though considering Abby told Jake in 602 that she knows he doesn’t want Mellie to win. *hint hint* besides who actually wants to win an election that way and Fitz knows that they want Mellie in the White House for a reason otherwise why kill Vargas. Real Bitch and Penis did not stoop to those lengths just to support their fellow white lady. Nothing about this is right, hence Fitz wearing the light shirt and appeasing to Olivia’s former self about doing the right thing whereas we have Stevie Wonder appeasing to Olivia’s current side hence the dark shirt. A very obvious play of both good and evil, light and dark and of course the love triangle. Stuck between the two men she’s been entangled with for a few years; and her lack substance in her gut Olivia is torn as if doing the right thing will be all that right. Olivia begins to side with Fitz but the second she does Jake attempts to bring them both down about ‘something he knew 3 hours ago’

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Hoe, how did yo Stevie Wonder ass tell time? Anyways ..ugh Jake brings up Defiance being a good thing and completely ignores Olivia’s obvious discomfort and pain regarding that ordeal that took place 8 years ago. Fitz looks to Olivia for back up but she rebuffs and begins to talk about Huck dying and how many more people have to get hurt, but Fitz isn’t agreeing with Olivia or Jake regarding them doing nothing and before he leaves he tells Olivia and Jake that he needs to know whether they are 'in or out’.

With Fitz out of the office, Jake turns to Olivia and ignores her pain but begins to talk about how life would have been much worse for Fitz had Olivia not the rigged election all the while Olivia’s head is bowed in evident sorrow for all the pain she has caused to Fitz and herself. But before Jake walks out he reminds Olivia that her life would have also been worse too had she not rigged election. Cue the dream

But as Olivia flashbacks to the past, most of her prolific memories are shaped around Fitz. We see the most memorable moments for Olivia, good and bad.

Back on the plane with the original illuminati…I feel nostalgic at the sight of Hollis and that old hag Verna. Ugh. My heart’s feeling all warm and fuzzy. But as we all know in real life Olivia said ’ yes’ but in the alternate reality she says:

 ‘No. We are not fixing the election. Fitz can win. He can do this. He can turn this around. And when asked about them losing Olivia says 'At least we lose with our souls intact.’

 Wow. Olivia believes in Fitz that he can win. But we know how this story ends and it ends with Fitz losing and Olivia being ashamed and heartbroken that she could have won this for Fitz and she chose to let him fall. Mellie makes sure to rub it in Olivia’s face about all she had to say was ’yes’ and so ironic how Olivia has used that same word when she declared her love for Fitz. But anyways, Olivia is feeling the pain and you can see her clearly wondering if she made the right decision at all. Now we know Olivia enjoys carrying the weight and burden but this wasn’t her fault especially not in this world. But. It Hurts nonetheless .

 Olivia is trying to escape and act as if she doesn’t hear Fitz calling her name, but she stops and tells Fitz she wrote him a letter saying she’s sorry for not winning the presidency for him. A letter, Olivia . Really? I understand you are hurt and you would rather do what you have always done, which is run. But don’t you think Fitz is deserving of a goodbye or an answer even one as painful as the truth? But Fitz tells Olivia that she didn’t let him down, and while America didn’t chose him, she can.

Excuse me for a minute.

Okay. I’m back. But barely breathing. Olivia being Olivia bypasses Fitz’s request and tells him that she is going to Washington to help Marcus Walker get a criminal justice bill passed. Puppy eyes and lips quivers couldn’t begin to describe the yearning those two people feel every time they have to part. Fitz wishes Olivia good luck and Olivia wishes Fitz good luck with Mellie. Olivia leaves Fitz dejected and broken hearted . My eyes hurt from the light of their love, and my heart breaks for the star crossed lovers, and my thirst is finally being quenched after such a long olitz drought that I am edematous.


Olivia

Two months later after breaking up with Fitz, Olivia appears to be trying to fix herself by doing what she does best, staying busy working. Abby, Marcus and even Hobo Huck are all at Olivia’s workshop. It’s old, ugly and so very unlike our Olivia yet you can see the joy that she has with owning something that belongs to her and she’s not some boujee D.C. Girl like she is today. She’s humble and appreciative of the hardwork they have put in to create this. Beautiful. That’s pretty refreshing but I will tell you what’s not and that is Olivia dating Leo. Yup I threw up in my mouth at the idea of them….but another parallel to help dig the knife even deeper into olakers heart is the fact that our Olivia did this exact same thing with Jake after Fitz found out about defiance. She went on a date and shared a bit here and there but deep down it doesn’t erase Fitz, in reality or alternate reality, Olivia can’t escape the inevitable that is Fitzgerald Grant. Wherever she goes, he is always with her.

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The only difference about Olivia’s date with Jake and her would be date with Leo is that Fitz showed up for her and stopped her from making a mistake. So you see olakers it wasn’t necessarily Jake that was special it could have been ANYBODY even Leo! And before I hand olakers the final dagger, let me say that Olivia created this alternate world, and not once did she dream of Jake being in it. Olivia wishes she never met Jake, she wishes Fitz would have came to her and stopped her date like he did with Leo.

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Freshly defeated, Fitz shows up at Olivia’s apartment ready to ask for her hand in marriage. Unlike our scandal time we’re we see these two people both yearning to be with one another but because of time and circumstance they are always parted. Not in this world. Fitz isn’t going to wait to be with Olivia, he’s ready to be out in the open with her. Fitz showed up for Olivia even in her dream, he came back for her and stood on her doorstep telling her that he’s just a ex presidential candidate asking his campaign manager to love him, and do him the honor of becoming his wife because he’s so desperately in love with her and if she ’loves me half as much as I love you then it was worth the trip’

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As Fitz professes his love for Olivia, softly in the background their song plays. 'Will You Still love me’ the same song played when Olivia was arrested for releasing Rowan and we watched Olivia silently beg Fitz to still love her in spite of her short comings.

There is a reason why that song was played. Olivia was at her worse at the time and yet she still desperately wanted Fitz to see her and love her even though she was unable to love herself at the moment. Fitz’s is requesting the same of Olivia except much different circumstances. But the message is evident and by the shutting of Olivia’s elevator door just as Fitz had shut the door on them. But in this world, they don’t give up. They Fight. Olivia quickly opens the door and said ‘yes’ faintly with such overwhelming love pouring through her. The proposal is everything and more but again the one word Mellie said earlier comes back, all Olivia has to do is say ’yes’. Something she has failed to do often in her current life, and not to mention Shonda’s subtle mention of her own book. Yes.

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I cannot begin to describe the joy still festering in my heart at the sight of Olivia following her heart instead of listening to her head, the unsurmountable joy radiating from her. Seldom does Olivia make such drastic choices without thinking it over but this time she went full force something she was unable to do in the real world out of fear.

The parallels are uncanny Mellie told Olivia in the beginning she just had to say 'one word’ and like in our realm of scandal when Olivia said ’yes’ to being Fitz’s mistress and effectively ending Fitz’s and Mellie’s marriage. Olivia done did it again, by saying yes to Fitz’s proposal. And we see Mellie lurking in the shadows at their wedding but she’s clearly over Fitz and not jealous of Olivia.
I’m sorry my pettiness is flaring up. But Olivia stays ruining Mellie’s life by getting her own life. You go girl with yo natural hair and backpack wearing self.

Now, back to Olivia and Fitz screwing the world so they could make their own.

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Me watching olitz get it on. The whimpers. The moans. The eye contact.

Reunited and it feels so good. Ladies and Gentleman Fitz and Olivia are floating in space. Olivia done magically grabbed them keys from her purse and opened the door and left everything else behind. Olivia literally left her baggage behind but does that actually mean she left it behind? Yes and no. More on that later

Can I just say that I love that Olivia dreamt of all this. She dreamt of Fitz showing up and being her beacon of light and good. While Olivia has Huck, it doesn’t replace the hearts hunger for love and affection that can’t be suppressed. When the heart speaks it speaks. The attention to detail is a thing of beauty, Shonda truly out did herself with this episode, perfectly layering Olivia and Fitz’s relationship, once again reminding the audience and Olivia and Fitz that their love is real. For so long we have seen Olivia yearning but never actually tasting the sweetness that life could bring, the joy she will find in being ordinary, the fulfillment of reaching her goals without losing herself and the one she loves. This is the tender epilogue that these two souls deserves. They have suffered enough at the hands of others and themselves, it is time for Olivia to start claiming her life and taking it in her own hands.


The wedding

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We see Olivia in the dressing room with just Huck as they get ready for the wedding and Huck cut his hair and trimmed his beard for Olivia’s wedding.(don’t cry. Don’t cry, okay cry) you can see the wedding jitters plastered  on both of their faces but Olivia walks to Huck and gets him ready for their big day.

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As they walk another olitz’s greatest hit plays in the background. ‘You’re All I Need To Get By.’ This song was a turning point for Olivia and Fitz’s relationship, were Fitz finally earned Olivia and Olivia was accepting of being earned. The crowd is around her but all she can see is him standing there waiting for her. Olivia doesn’t appear frightened or scared about getting married but joyfully moved at the man waiting for her to cross over on the other side. Yes, he is all she needs to get by.

They exchange vows with their eyes remaining focused only on each other. With the chapel filled with roses we have set the scene to their very own rose garden. The church is filled with gold, roses, and lights that you get this feeling that this must be heaven.

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Rowan’s clearly not happy with there union even in the alternate reality just as much as it displeases him in reality. The fact that Olivia chose love over power is an enlightening moment. Olivia is giving herself the life she genuinely wants and is becoming the person she feels she could be with Fitz by her side with Rowan staying in the shadows. Who would have known how much Olivia would have changed had Rowan never influenced her.

A year into their marriage and Oliva and Fitz are still happy and very much in love; with Oliva wearing Fitz’s navy shirt these two are still newlyweds with Olivia keeping count of how many times Fitz brings her to climax. I know Olivia took that navy shirt with her when she left the White House, there’s no possible way she could have left without taking a piece of him with her.

Even though Olivia and Fitz are married; Olivia still has her commitment issues as evident by her lack of compromise on moving and Fitz being lazy with his lack of effort in everything; but one thing is certain which is Olivia still feels the calling to be more, to create a name for herself, to be somebody whereas Fitz is looking to be a nobody.

Olivia wants to get this bill passed but because Fitz isn’t President in this realm and she thereby has no real power and knows any of the Washington elite Olivia is once again powerless, a feeling she hates to her core especially when she has to watch her husband with all the power vested in him be a reporter instead of a leader that she knew he could have been had she rigged the election. Oh Olivia and Fitz.

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We don’t need to see Mellie and Cyrus and their pretense marriage and I began to ask questions about how Jake met Fitz and why now and most importantly I bet Rowan has him following Olivia and Fitz but I’m not going to do that because it’s not real and Olivia obviously doesn’t care about jake or even find him to be even equivalent to a boyfriend or stranger. So I shall keep it moving. Jake’s involvement is minimal to none and that’s why this episode is perfect.

 Ironic that Olivia has made a point to separate herself from the people she’s been the closest too and the people who tend to bring out the worse in her (Rowan, Mellie, Jake) versus the people she’s been the most distant with yet represent her moral values ( Marcus, Abby, Fitz) oh Shonda the subtle messages you are delivering in this episode has left me completely and utterly flabbergasted. Even subconsciously Olivia is aware that associating with her dad and Jake bring out the worse in her, which is why this episode is refreshing to see, Olivia is aware of the moves being played around her  but in this realm because she is not morally compromised and is wearing the white hat she associates herself with the people who do as well. Olivia is basking in the glow of light and love my friends.

Olivia with Marcus…where’s Harrison! Okay. Anyways. Olivia finds OPA and she buys it without Fitz knowing. Now, I’m not saying Olivia needs Fitz’s approval but in a marriage their is this thing called respect and communication something even in this realm Olivia and Fitz still lack. You talk with your spouse, you communicate your plans and desires with your spouse and not leave them flying in the wind. Fitz made sure to make note that Olivia wasn’t okay with buying a house but totally okay with  buying OPA. Different reality but still the same damn olitz. Even married Olivia still suffers from commitment issues and taking the next step toward the unknown.

Sidenote: can I just say that I think it’s really cute how excited Olivia is to be in the oval versus now. Our Olivia walks around the oval like she owns the place and she partially does but this Olivia is able to appreciate it in a way our Olivia never has. And Olivia taking a selfie with JFK’s poster is the cutest thing ever but unfortunately as her and Marcus wait and wait for the President they quickly see that it was a mishap and they are never granted entry into the oval. Such a sour yet profound moment for Olivia. She wants power, she wants to make a difference but she is tied.

Upset and dejected Olivia comes home to see Fitz wasting away his potential with a glass of scotch. Oh this is going to hurt, the two begin to talk around one another like Olivia normally does when she doesn’t want to fight but ends up going for the gutter…*cough 509* …*cough breakup scene* Olivia and Fitz are having the same fight they had during the breakup, Fitz being selfished, Olivia constantly hiding, and the unforgettable blows under the belt they exchange.

Olivia references the ’big dog’ again, how she looks at Fitz and she doesn’t recognize him anymore but Fitz can’t live with the fact that he failed Olivia not Olivia failing him. Fitz drinking this much is never a good sign. The thing about Olivia and Fitz is that when things are good they are great but when it’s bad; it’s bad. Fitz fills his glass of scotch while asking Olivia if she’s screwing Marcus since he knows it’s not him. Olivia fires back by telling Fitz he never had a chance of winning and that he was ’unelectable. Grant for the people? Pathetic.’

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Always one for perfect timing; Olivia found that after insulting her husband she should then confess that the reason they are miserable is because she opted not to fix the election  and she is the only person who could have given him the presidency.

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I’m not sure what Olivia was thinking telling Fitz this now, oh I know it’s called self sabotage something Olivia does frequently and the most recent being after her abortion. She creates these near impossible situations to come out unscathed just with the hopes of being able to walk away from it all. Olivia plants these moments of destruction because it is much easier to be the one leaving versus being the one left. Fitz tells Olivia she should have rigged the election and Olivia is shocked at hearing Fitz say those words but she tells him “you wouldn’t have want to win that way.” Fitz disagrees and Olivia tells him that defiance would have destroyed them but it seems that they have done that already with Fitz’s final words being ’ at least I would have been President.’ Won’t lie I was pretty nervous at this point. This was the 509 fight all over again and I found myself having flashbacks and ptsd of that unforgettable episode.

Five months later

Olivia and Fitz are still together but are they really? Everything about them is cold and distant. Big sigh and deep breath.  

Instead of focusing on politics Fitz is now interviewing Lindsey aka Quinn aka the  bachelorette. The idea of having to lower himself to such standards and with Olivia’s words echoing in his head about being pathetic. Yeah. This is bad. And with Olivia’s Bill headed to the floor she is gaining the power without the help of the White House, showing that it is possible to have power and not lose your soul but one part still remains, will she and Fitz get through this together? And with Abby handing Olivia her divorce papers. The chances of them coming out of this together are slim.

Olivia isn’t playing games, she is getting her life and leaving Fitz behind. It is safe to say that one way or another Olivia was going to make a name for herself but the thing is that being on the top alone isn’t all that fun when you don’t have anybody to share it with, welcome Abby. Abby is forever Olivia’s voice of reason and truth(4x10)  and it still saddens me how low Olivia stooped with slapping Abby and treating her the way she did when she clearly holds her to such high esteem. Olivia brings up Abby and David being happily married, but Abby tells Olivia that she never gave Fitz a chance, and she honestly never has. Whenever Fitz falls from her ridiculously high pedestal instead of lowering the legs and waiting for him to get back up she runs or makes excuses as to why they will never work. Before leaving, Abby reminds Olivia why she is still living in her apartment. Woah.  In their current realm Fitz didn’t ask Olivia to move in to the White House but just took it upon himself, whereas this Fitz asked and pleaded and Olivia opted to stay put arguing that it was too big and cost too much. In both realities Olivia always had one foot out the door, she never gave them a chance.

 Olivia has some resentment over losing the election and having to watch Fitz chose being a celebrity over being a hero, for chosing that lifestyle over her and their shared ideas and politics that were so fundamental to who they were and who they strived to be. Regardless of time or the exact definition of their relationship, Olivia and Fitz always seem to connect through politics and the ideals they envisioned. ( ex. Brandon Bill) their relationship was at one of its most tumultuous moments with Fitz going to war to bring Olivia back. It was that bill that connected them once again and Olivia was remind of the man she voted for. It must be hard a pill to swallow for Olivia and Fitz as they move in perpendicular roads . Fitz needs his ass kicked that’s for sure but stick around Olivia to receive your reward otherwise someone else will. * cough Angela* *cough Quinn*

Quinn came into Fitz’s trailer to sleep with him and all I kept thinking was ‘don’t do this Fitz’. Don’t repeat Amanda Tanner cause this time you will actually be the father and Quinn would put you on child support before your pants drop. But Fitz and Quinn kiss and soon we find Quinn on her knees…yup…Amanda tanner style. The camera pans to Fitz looking at himself in the mirror as he attempts to drink his pain away but it doesn’t work and he sends Quinn away but somewhat sobered he sees his reflection in the mirror again and this time it’s stick. It’s a chilling sight to see but a much needed moment of reflection as he looks at the stranger staring back at him.


Mellie and Cyrus staged marriage comes to a climax where Mellie once again finds herself on the losing end, having been betrayed by Cyrus and Rowan who I’m ignoring throughout this episode. Mellie having been deflated goes to OPA to meet Olivia and tell her once in for all that she was right about defiance and she hates admitting that Olivia was right about defiance destroying Fitz. The parelles and tone of this monologue. Mellie confessed that she did what she thought she had to do in order to win and now she is trapped and being controlled by Rowan and Cyrus the same way Olivia is being controlled by Rowan in our current scandal. Agreeing to defiance, Olivia did what she deemed necessarily but now she is the one trapped. One of the good things that came out of not committing voter fraud was saving not only her soul but Fitz’s soul which is ultimately what hurted Olivia the most about Defiance. Hurting Fitz hurts Olivia.

Discussing Sally’s husband’s extra martial affair with James and the ’life of pretending’ On the air Fitz stops mid sentence and walks away. Fitz had been pretending for so long in our scandal realm that he forgot at one time what it meant to actually feel. Remember, pretending is real. Fitz walking off the set is setting the tone that he no longer wants to pretend, he’s ready.

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Fitz comes home to a clearly pondering Olivia. Immediately Fitz tells Olivia the truth that he didn’t want the election, that he never wanted anything in life until he meet her. Cue the Olitz anthem ’the light ’. I just want to reiterate that Fitz has said this before, Rowan even acknowledge Fitz being a spoiled rich white boy who never worked for anything but found Olivia and was suddenly ready to be a man. This is true. Olivia showed Fitz the man he could be, the man he aspired to become with her by his side. While Olivia helped Fitz turn into a man, Fitz gave Olivia the freedom to love, and she does.

Fitz’s monologue is a thing of beauty but this wasn’t just entirely Fitz talking. This was Olivia. Fitz said everything Olivia has wanted to say but could never bring herself to speak aloud.

“Saying no to defiance was the right choice. I know that now. You tried to give me freedom. You tried to give me the chance to find happiness and I squandered it. That was on me. Only me. That’s why I’m sorry. I hadn’t  recognized it. I didn’t understand it.  I wasn’t thinking. It took me far too long to realize …. I have things to figure out. I have work, a lot of work to due; if there’re any hope of becoming the man I know I can be. The man you deserve. I still want you Olivia, if you’ll still have me.”

Olivia hands Fitz papers and Fitz timidly opens them expecting it to be divorce papers but it’s actually an ad of their soon to be Georgetown complex. Fitz picked Vermont for them and Olivia picked Georgetown. You see, unlike 509 where they broke up and went their separate ways, here in this world Olivia is claiming her life and ready to put forth the work and work towards creating a better life for her and Fitz, the life they deserve. In this world instead of fighting each other they hope to fight for one another. There is something unequivocally satisfying at watching Olivia finally seeing the life and light she’s been so afraid to have and to finally know now that it’s possible. Olivia doesn’t have to sell her soul for power and sacrifice love in order to be victorious. Olivia can claim the life she wants, if she is willing to fight for it.

Now that Olivia has found the key, she comes back from her dream with the biggest smile on her face as she once again leaves her baggage behind to find Fitz but this time I think the baggage might stay away. Olivia walking out the oval and leaving behind her pursue and coat and other possessions signifies this significant change inside her, now all of her worldly possessions me nothing to her without him by her side. The power, the money, the jewels are all an illusion that kept her from seeing the truth. Love. This episode is only about love. Olivia has denied herself this amazing love for so long and it seems that it is just now hitting her what it truly means. Love comes with setbacks and downfalls, you won’t always be happy but at least you know you have someone to fall back on if you fall. 

  But as Olivia walks through the corridor, she’s not exactly walking to Fitz but she’s running to him with such joy and vigor at what her life seems to have foretold. The mood is infectious and I feel we all have found ourselves rooting for Olivia and her pursuit of happiness as she runs to the balcony to find Fitz alone and at the same spot where she last confessed her love and desire to start a real relationship with him (4x22) . The balcony is a significant monument to Olivia and Fitz, it was here that Olivia came to Fitz after she removed her father (temporarily) from her life to create a new one with Fitz. As the camera pans on Olivia; we see her staring adoringly at Fitz with those little specks of light in her eyes. With this new found glow and light it is obvious that Olivia is feeling this extraordinary surge of love for Fitz and from Fitz. My God Olivia is in love and it feels as though she is just now realizing just how profound her love for him and the possibility of them is. Turning to Fitz she smiles at him happily as she tells him “I’m in.”  And she’s not just referring to Cyrus being exonerated but she’s ’in’ with him. Olivia is ’in’ her right frame of mind, she’s ’in’ love with Fitz, and she’s ’in’ this to win it. Olivia Pope is ’in’. I do not see Olivia making a complete 360 overnight but this is promising episode leading to a more satisfying ending.

For the first time in quite some time Olivia felt a tangible sensation she swore she lost long ago.

Hope.

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Fallin’ For Olitz: Day One

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In celebration of the seasons changing and a specific television show’s curtain call, we would like to celebrate the couple that made the show awesome. Don’t worry - everyone can participate, regardless of your preference towards the series. :) 

A few questions for you…

  • If you watched the first season, did you have a favorite moment or scene?
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  • Do you have a favorite story or one-shot that was inspired by Season one?  If so, why?

Inbox us your answers. We’d love to feature your response on the blog. 


Speaking of fanfic, we have compiled a list of stories that were inspired by the debut season of Scandal:  

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Any stories you’re checking out for the first time? How about a re-read? Let’s talk about these awesome stories. Authors, we appreciate you. Readers, you’re the best. 

Happy reading!

annie340  asked:

Hi Katrina. Some fans think Olitz is over or not real because Olivia pulled away from Fitz when he wanted to comfort her after her father embarassed them in Scandal episode 6x12. What are your thoughts on this?

I’ve spoken to a few women who have either experienced public humiliation (by men close to them) like Olivia had, or worked with women who have. Things like that inspire anger and hurt and must be processed and dealt with by the target before they can allow themselves to be comforted, even by a spouse. Olivia wasn’t rejecting Fitz, she was rejecting comfort.

Also keep in mind that Olivia did her damnedest to keep herself and everyone else on mission this episode, from the moment she woke up. coddling no one’s feelings, not even her own. Allowing herself to briefly take in the loveliness laying beside her was her only moment to herself.

People need not dismiss the larger context while wearing only Olitz glasses. There’s a lot happening right now, and I’m sure Olivia understands that she can’t truly be reunited with Fitz until she takes down the clear and present danger.

I’m not worried about Olitz just yet, nor am I thinking all is settled between them. I just understand the priority at the moment. I think that Olivia and Fitz clearly were not only moaning into each other’s mouth’s the night before. From what transpired, they clearly discussed some kind of plan having to do with Rowan. And later she had to have pulled Fitz in on the Peus plan. Lastly, Fitz’s confidence about the love of the tornado that is Olivia, tells me he’s not confused. I just hope we are enlightened once the situation permits.

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This episode, I’m telling you. Scandal is so damn good right now, everything about it, is just perfectly played. The characters foiling one another, the disillusionment of power. Wonderful. I literally can’t get enough of scandal right now.

We start the episode with Olivia waking up, slightly disoriented and confused as to how she has found herself back at the White House but then she turns over and she sees him sleeping beside her. And suddenly it all makes senses. It wasn’t a dream, for one moment Olivia was granted this moment of bliss. The soft music playing in the background as Olivia watches Fitz sleep, this uninterrupted view of him, though it only lasted a minute it was everything gentle and warm that Olivia needed to feel and you can see that Olivia missed sleeping next to him. Can we imagine Olivia chocking back the tears as Fitz hands her the shirt that is only reserved for her. This symbolic moment of wearing something that belongs to him, it’s as though sleeping next to him wasn’t enough, and Fitz too has removed the physical barriers (his shirt) leaving himself open to Olivia so that she knows the sincerity of his heart and his truth. 

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The moment was simple but it was every bit meaningful. You see, I’m happy they didn’t dive into Olivia and Fitz’s reunion because it’s not really one just yet. They have much to talk about, and Olivia has yet to find herself in the amidst of chaos but these brief moments with Fitz have changed Olivia and no one can see it clearer than Rowan.

After waking up to Fitz, Olivia putt on her same clothes but just placed her hair up to see good ole ‘dad’, but it appears to be the next day as evidenced by the breakfast platter scattered throughout the small room. Olivia spent all day and night with Fitz even though the world was crumbling down around them. Immediately Fitz comes into the bunker where Rowan sighs heavily annoyed at Fitz’s presences and Fitz picks up on that moment, and makes sure to kiss Olivia with Rowan watching them. 

Fitz was flexing his muscle but it’s more than just a petty moment. It was a obvious and intentional FU to Rowan. You see, Rowan has made it his life mission to destroy the possibility of Olivia and Fitz. He has purposely moved himself to be in the center of the relationship and he has been successful but every time Rowan thinks they are done, Fitz comes back and so does his influence over Olivia. Kissing Olivia was an obvious point that he is around and this time he’s not going anywhere.

In 4x08, Olivia rejected Fitz touching her or kissing her because she was worried about being disloyal to Jake for wanting Fitz, but we know Olivia couldn’t resist the moment to have Fitz to herself and she kissed him with wild ambition. The fact that Olivia let Fitz kiss her in front of her father, knowing that he despises Fitz and remembering what Fitz told him (the way she taste  ), shows growth and accepts from Olivia’s part. She once used to deny Fitz’s touch in fear but while she was surprised by the action she did not refute but kissed him back much to Rowan’s disgust.  Anybody watching knows that Rowan will retaliate and punish Olivia for choosing ‘him’. I loved this scene yet I hated it for so many reasons. Rowan is visibly shaking his head with disapproval and such venom in his eyes and it’s all directed at Olivia because she didn’t obey, because for one second she decided to do something for herself without worrying about the consequences. Rowan brings Paris and Zanzibar as a obvious dig at Olivia and her past with her mom and the island where Rowan placed Olivia after he had FItz’s son killed. Rowan is a despicable person. Fitz decided to make it clear to Rowan that he is still a prisoner though he is able to walk, but throughout this moment it needs to be noted that the only one in control was Olivia. Olivia was also flexing her muscle when Rowan tried to leave and the guards blocked his exit, but every time Olivia opened her mouth to speak, Rowan would cut her off yet Fitz never did. The difference between a man who loves and values her versus a man who feels ownership and possession. Olivia already said that between her father and Fitz, that Fitz would lose but now i’m wonderfully if she still believes this to be true. 

  After meeting Peus for the first time, he makes it clear that Jake is no longer a suitable candidate as vice president , but my question though is when has he ever been? Olivia and Jake are at her apartment and it’s dark in the room quite a contrast is it not. Jake begins talking about how they can get through this, and frequently uses ‘we’ when talking about the future of them teaming up and taking down Peus especially ‘this being their chance’ since Rowan is gone. Olivia never said a word when Jake was talking up until she mentioned Rowan not being gone, and guess what he’s not. Rowan’s influence over Olivia is still heavily embedded in her DNA and it is something Olivia must deal with soon. When Olivia told Jake in so many words that Fitz has Rowan, he immediately started laughing at the actions and Olivia just mumbled that they would get through this while nursing her glass of wine and Jake taking a sip of his beer. Olivia and Jake are drinking their respective drink preference but let’s not forget that Olivia has openly disdained the taste of beer yet we have seen numerous times Olivia sipping scotch and to add this moment we find out later on that Fitz built a wine cellar in the White House filled with the most luxurious wines known to man and we all know who the wine cellar was really for. *deep breathes* *don’t cry* With Jake laughing at Fitz having Rowan emprisioned, you can see Olivia’s awkwardness regarding that topic all together. Olivia wasn’t going to bring up Fitz and she shouldn’t have to, what Olivia does in her personal life should be her business not every Tom, Dick, and harry’s.

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Chile, this is going to be bad. Olivia’s sister brother going to cry and shame her and we already know Rowan is in the bunker practicing his monologue that doesn’t make sense so let’s just skip to the good part and forgo any huckleberry charlie quinn because I could take less of them on my screen, but how cute of Quinn to pick Charlie, maybe Olivia too will make her decision once in for all.

Olivia managed to pull off a fake bomb threat and clear Mellie from real bitch. DAMN. This moment when everyone is around and working to fix the situation is amazing. This is scandal at it’s best all the players circling around trying to find a solution to their problems, smells like defiance all over again, which Marcus doesn’t know anything about…meanwhile why is Marcus actually there?  Olivia brings Rowan to help and the minute he set foot in the residence his eyes land on Fitz and never left. Rowan wants to humiliate Fitz by making him beg for his help which is futile because he’s worse off then any of the others but Fitz swallows his pride and asked for help all while looking at Olivia. This is not a moment of weakness though Rowan was trying to prove it to be so, Fitz is man enough to swallow his pride for the sake of others something Rowan is not capable of doing. 

So Rowan just came up there with the sole intention of shaming and demeaning   Olivia and Fitz. Mellie is crying about how her and Olivia should have never ran for office of course placing the blame on Olivia as if she doesn’t have enough guilt, but Cyrus cuts her off and was like yo ole betty crocker ass was just for it a minute ago when Olivia advised you not too. Everyone is talking over one another but every time Jake speaks up he is automatically voiced out because he has no voice, but it isn’t until Fitz commands everyone to stop that Rowan brings up everyone in the room as being ‘worthless’ including his daughter but not him because he is the king of all kings. Rowan’s patriarchal bull shit is for the birds. Rowan is the coward trying to run but it’s really about how powerless Rowan truly feels that causes him to attack the one person truly showing his power and worth.

This mofo still believes he is running something when his ass is literally confined to a freaking room, attempting to run away like a coward because he is “smart prey”

Rowan’s problem is that Fitz is physical and emotional threat to the hold he has over Olivia, and the power he once had like Cyrus said. Rowan ruled the underworld and now Fitz is ruling the upper world and has him a prisoner without his dinosaurs. Jake, Russel, they were all appendages of Rowan used to seek and control Olivia in the one place he can’t. Rowan has brought men in Olivia’s life as means of seeking to rule every aspect of her life even one as personal as her sexual life. But it’s not about sex. In a matter of minutes Rowan was capable of diminishing  Fitz’s unselfish act of love by reducing it to a ‘wrinkled dollar bill.’

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Fitz saved Rowan’s life because Olivia’s life is worth more than anything else this world could possess, what Fitz did was an unselfish act of love. Fitz just witnessed Olivia’s willingness to sacrifice herself for Rowan and this is how he shows his appreciation to his daughter, by reducing her to a whore, a stripper who is selling her body to the highest bidder. As Fitz is yelling at Rowan that Olivia begged him to spare his life, Olivia’s eyes fall on Rowan and you can see this longing to be appreciated by her father, but he will never appreciate her because he doesn’t respect Olivia. Which Fitz calls Rowan out on by demanding that he shows his daughter some damn respect.

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Let’s us go back to the start shall we? Olivia was going to go to jail for her father for many stupid reasons but Olivia loves him that much that his worthless miserable life is worth more than hers but Fitz, only Fitz stopped Olivia from making the worst mistake of her life. And it was only Fitz who stood up for Olivia when her father shamed her once again for sleeping with Fitz and this wasn’t just them by themselves but in a room filled with all of her peers and coworkers; THAT is how much RESPECT Rowan has for Olivia and guess what, it was only Fitz that had enough of this verbal abuse. I am so tired of everyone shaming Olivia for loving who she loves, regardless of Fitz being married or single no one will ever approve of their coupling just like the AU. When Rowan told the room that Fitz chose to spare him as a way of getting into Olivia’s bed once again, no one was upset about how their personal relationship was once again outed, but all they cared about was themselves. The camera pans on Mellie who looks confused and slightly hurt and of course Choke who looks at Olivia with his judgmental stare, as though he is just now putting the pieces of the puzzle together. As a finale dig Rowan once again refers to Fitz as his father Big Jerry throwing cash at a stripper. Everyone is upset and Olivia calls for a five minute break to regroup but as everyone scatters to take their leave, Jake and Mellie stay as Fitz moves to comfort Olivia who now denies his affection. At first I was put off with Olivia but it is obvious to see that much has happened in a short period of time and to add to the chaos, her entanglement with Fitz has been risen without them actually having a moment to figure out what it all means. Rowan will never approve of Fitz because he is someone that he is unable to control, Fitz is reminder of the power he has just lost, this has nothing to do with love and I hope and pray that Olivia sees this for what it is. No matter how much she loves him and wants him to love her back, Rowan will never approve unless she obeys every command he makes. I need Olivia to open her eyes and remove the blinders that is her father, he is not weak, or old but still the same ruthless monster he’s always been. Again Rowan had a moment of happiness with Sandra but for some reason whenever Olivia chose Fitz she is weak, stupid, a whore. I’m so tired of Rowan and Jake projecting their thoughts onto Olivia as a means of being ‘honest.’

Thank you Shonda, for the beautiful juxtaposition between Fitz and Jake. After Olivia shrugged him off understandably  after the horrifying moment, Fitz shares a drink with David who wonders why he just can’t find a nice women who likes cooking and being supportive, not a domestic terrorist, but Fitz chides David and reminds him that it was those women who made him into the man he is today, he wouldn’t be the Attorney General if it wasn’t for those women just like he wouldn’t be the President. Let us take this moment to appreciate what Fitz is saying, he was just shamed and humiliated in front of everyone for loving Olivia Pope and instead of being angry at the storm heading his way, Fitz is talking it up with ease about how a strong women makes you work for them, i.e. Olivia Pope. Fitz begins to tell David about the ‘headband’ women who are cookie cutter perfect, who likes going to parties and pretending to be happy about being in the shadows but all Fitz wants to do is tell these ladies is to wake up and find themselves. Something Olivia is trying to do right now.

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Fitz tried to turn Olivia into a ‘headband’ gang in 5x09 but he’s since then worked on himself. He’s not trying to turn or make Olivia into something she’s not (i.e Rowan, Jake) Fitz is completely and totally supportive of all of Olivia’s endeavors. Fitz wants Olivia to go out there and find that speckled dream of her’s, whereas Jake wants Olivia to live with him at his craigslist shack and settle on being mediocre or normal as though Olivia Pope is a normal person to begin with. Rowan on the other hand is threatened by Olivia’s power and influence so much that he has to demean her in order to be powerful, yet Fitz is a man completely in touch with his masculinity that he is not threatened by the hell that Olivia will bring but welcomes it. The gentle smile on Fitz’s face as he tells David ‘If she loves you, she can be any tornado she wants.’  Fitz isn’t worried about Olivia loving him, he seems confident and assured that Olivia is in fact still in love with him, he’s not pinning or whining to Olivia for denying his affection unlike Jake, but he’s assured and welcomes the chaos  Olivia will bring to his door step because that’s his tornado and if it helps her conquer what she needs to then he will clear the land just so she can twirl through it. This man is everything and I can’t seem to describe this beautiful specimen enough. 

Excuse me.

While we have Fitz appreciating and valuing Olivia’s worth, we also have jake sulking in a chair, and out of all that happened in that room earlier all he wants to know is when did Olivia and Fitz start sleeping together.

If this boy don’t stop this damn foolishness. Instead of asking how Olivia is doing after being humiliated by Rowan like a normal person would he decides to add to Olivia’s shame by asking Olivia if all of this is because of Fitz, Olivia stumbles on the question and Jake seeing that moment decides to twist the knife even further by telling Olivia she is crazy for doing the same thing over again when she knows how it’s going to end. 

Originally posted by realitytvgifs

Let me tell you something about learning my friends. How can you expect to change if you don’t do it over again? How can you say you have learned if the action is not repeated, so screw you Jake. The reason why Rowan approved of Jake is because Jake is an extension of him, knowing just the right words to hurt Olivia and shame her for doing something outside of the book of Rowan. Jake tells Olivia that he isn’t the answer, very clearly alluding to Fitz not being the one to save and fix Olivia. But Jake’s jealously and pettiness is really disgusting because he’s shaming Olivia for picking Fitz instead of picking him like he’s been wanting her to do for the past four years.

Jake has been using this same tactic, never learning, and never changing. Fitz isn’t the answer to Olivia’s problem but you are. Right Jake? Out of all that has happened you are still sitting there and telling Olivia that she doesn’t belong here, and that she should look elsewhere more importantly at him to fix her. 1) Fitz is literally packing them bags to leave the White House so i’m not sure why Jake is bringing Fitz up as in the White House when this has nothing to do with Fitz and everything to do with what Olivia does for him. This false pretense of being concerned for Olivia is utter bullshit because he kept his mouth shut throughout  Rowan’s dicklogue. Jake is so transparent with his disdain for Olivia sleeping with Fitz that Olivia is quick to read Jake for filth once again, reminding him of why he is a poor substitute for Fitzgerald Grant; he’s weak, pathetic, and needy.

How many times does Olivia have to tell you that she doesn’t want you. I thought she made herself clear in 5x18 but she had to remind you once again of why you two would never work out. Jake is married, yet he has found it appropriate to shame Olivia for sleeping with Fitz who is single. Why do these men feel it is their business to know who and what Olivia is doing? Fitz is single and divorced and still Olivia is being belittled and demeaned but if Olivia was sleeping with Jake then it would be okay. 

Jake at his shack waiting for Olivia.


Rowan and Jake only care about what Olivia does and gives to them not how they make her feel. Like father like son. But let us clap for Olivia telling Jake that she doesn’t have time to coddle whatever he is feeling because right now there are more important things to do then pacify Jake and stroke his bruised ego. For instance their is a man who is single handedly trying to take over the country and control Mellie like the puppet she is. So yes, Olivia check his ass.

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Olivia is handling this situation and while she did go back to command in the end with the bad ass comment about not taking Olivia Pope it was effective and beneficial as Mellie called Luna Vargas her VP which is shocking to say the least and highly unpredictable but effective to gain support after Cyrus finally rejected the White House after having a moment with Teddy Roosevelt’s portrait. But Olivia and Abby teaming up and look at Real Bitch and deciding what to do with her is amazing but rest assure that Peus will be coming for them.

I just don’t know what to do with myself with scandal. My wig is scalped, my edges are gone, my throat is hoarse, and my loins are ovulating. Scandal is not letting down but just getting better and better each episode which only reminds me that we are close to being done with season. Which will make me have a panic attack.  This episode was infuriating and as evidence by the promo for next week we are continuing were we left off. 

Grab your seatbelt kids cause it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

Until Next Time, Muse.

6x12 Summary/Review

Where to begin with this episode? Well, for starters it was all about DRAMA. Seriously. And the drama came from the dialogue between characters, not necessarily from the plot.

We start off the episode with an Olitz moment. Olivia is in bed with Fitz at the White House and she is wearing his Navy t-shirt once again (something I was so glad to see). Olivia wakes up momentarily confused about where she is and then rolls over to see a sleeping Fitz. She seems a little startled and uncertain of what to do, so she quietly rolls out of bed leaving him asleep. Now, I was somewhat disappointed that she did this, BUT I can only assume that it has been 24 hours since their make-up session and 1) we don’t know if she and Fitz have talked in the intervening time and 2) it’s probably still a lot for her to take in (being back with Fitz). So, I am going to give her a break for this one…

The next big scene we get is Olivia visiting Papa Pope in the bunker where Fitz has courteously sent breakfast. Right off the bat, Rowan is his usual old self, shutting down Olivia and manipulating her ability to properly communicate by claiming he needs to leave immediately. Seconds later, before Olivia can even respond, Fitz walks in and plants a “good morning/hello” kiss on her lips in front of Papa Pope and, let’s just say, Rowan isn’t happy AT ALL that Fitz has the nerve to do that in front of him (cue the “Mr. Pope, Mr. President” dialogue). After their impromptu argument (which Olivia desperately tries to mediate), Rowan goes to leave, only to realize he cannot. As it turns out, Fitz’s courtesy only extends so far; for him, Rowan is still a prisoner (who could really blame Fitz? The man killed his son, so his irritation/anger is understandable). On a side note, I couldn’t quit grinning at Fitz’s salty af attitude (cue the “do I look like a travel agent?” question) and the fact that he employed his best French accent when noting that Papa Pope could “eat as many of his croissants as he would like”… After realizing that he cannot leave the White House (thanks to Fitz and Olivia), Rowan sits down and pretends to busy himself by reading a newspaper, while Fitz and Olivia remain in the room. Angry that they haven’t left, Rowan turns around, slams his newspaper on the table, and tells them to GET OUT.

Next, we see Abby going through some PTSD-like memories of her recent actions while she is in bed with Leo. Poor Leo takes her unwillingness to talk as a sign that he has done something wrong, to which Abby tries to tell him it isn’t him, only to no avail. We end the scene with an angry Abby storming out of the bedroom, presumably to get dressed for work. This is followed by a scene of Mellie and Ponytail Lady discussing Mellie’s new role as PEOTUS. Mellie presents Ponytail with a list of who she would like in her cabinet and insists that she should be able to pick her advisors, only to have her plan shot down by Ponytail. She is reminded that both Peus and Ponytail have bugged all of her devices and that her new assistant (aka some mysterious woman we have never seen before) will be keeping a close eye on her, should she try anything.

The next big scene that occurs is Olivia’s confrontation with Peus who has conveniently decided to hold his meeting at OPA. Huck, scared for Olivia, refuses to let her be alone with him. The Peus/Olivia meeting is rather interesting. Peus attempts to intimidate Olivia in order to get her to cave to his demands (which include taking Jake off the VP ticket and having Mellie announce that her new VP will be Peus). When Olivia notes that she won’t be bothered so easily, Peus lets her know he has photos of Jake cleaning up Elizabeth North’s dead body and that he will use them, if he finds it necessary. Olivia, realizing that Peus cannot win if he releases the photos, tells him to go ahead and destroy Jake, noting that they will implicate Peus and Ponytail, as well, if exposed. Peus genuinely seems surprised, as if he had not considered the ramifications of that scenario, but bluffs his way out of the situation with more threats. Olivia, realizing she has won this battle, escorts him to her office door and let’s him know she has made it her mission to destroy him.

Meanwhile, Ponytail has coerced Mellie into a meeting at the White House where she will “demand” to use the press briefing room/podium to announce her new VP candidate. Fitz has already been briefed on this situation and just when Ponytail begins making her demands/threats, the scene is interrupted by secret service barging into the room and scooping everyone up, noting that a drone has breached the WH grounds no-fly zone (thanks to Huck who is remotely controlling the device). As the secret service are quickly escorting people down the halls of the WH, Ponytail and Abby are separated from the rest of the group and taken to the bunker. Abby, being the brilliant gladiator that she is, quickly appears to have set this whole situation up with Fitz, Olivia, and OPA so that the team could figure out a way to rescue Mellie. Ponytail, however, is not taking her separation from Mellie well and demands to be let out of the bunker. Abby, playing the “I-am-as-clueless/powerless-as-you” card, tells her to sit down and buckle up because they’re stuck in the bunker for a while.

Upstairs, in the Residence, we see everyone else (Fitz, Olivia, Mellie, Cyrus, Marcus, David, and Jake) has gathered for a meeting to figure out a way to take out Peus/Ponytail. The meeting starts off relatively well (if one discounts a shaken up Mellie), but quickly turns chaotic when Rowan shows up. We discover that Olivia has requested that he be a part of the meeting solely because he has “expertise” in these situations. Unfortunately, the minute Papa Pope shows up, what could have been a normal strategizing session quickly goes to shit, with the tension and drama becoming PALPABLE.

Fitz, who is quite unhappy at having Rowan there in the first place - but has swallowed his anger for Olivia’s sake (seriously, this man has the patience of a saint) - is forced into a disgustingly degrading situation where he must BEG Rowan for help. Rowan, being the manipulative asshole he is, demands that Fitz ask him for help, out loud, in front of everyone else (who, apart from Cyrus, Jake, Olivia, and Mellie) appear a little clueless as to the nature of their hatred towards each other. During this incredibly intense scene, Olivia (knowing and seeing where this is going) tries to get Rowan to stop, but cannot. We see Fitz’s jaw clench and you can almost feel him fighting to not get up and beat the shit out of Rowan right there. Fortunately, whatever the hell Fitz is doing to control his anger works because he ends up asking for help. HOWEVER, Rowan - again being the annoying and manipulative son of a bitch he is - decides that once is not enough and demands AGAIN that Fitz beg him for help. Fitz, fighting his emotions again, caves to Rowan’s “”“request”“”. As if this isn’t enough (I mean the man is literally pleading with his son’s killer to help him) Rowan says that “No” he won’t help Fitz..

Now, when I saw/heard that I was ready to jump through the TV screen and beat the fuck out of Rowan. You DONT force the man who’s son you killed to BEG for you help in front of everyone else only to say no… But, this scene ACTUALLY GOT WORSE!!! Rowan ended up basically calling Olivia a whore in front of EVERYONE and you could hear the gasps/see the jaw drops. He said that the only reason Fitz had him in the WH was so that he could sleep with Olivia again and that Rowan’s safety was nothing more than “another dollar bill at the feet of a stripper”. That “stripper”, he says, is Olivia… On top of that, Rowan made a dig at Fitz’s father and for Fitz that was THE LAST STRAW. He charged towards Rowan like he was gonna beat the shit out of him right there (tbh I wanted him too). The ONLY reason he didn’t was because Jake and David managed to hold him back…

Y'all I was screaming I was so mad. Goddamn that man. I want to see Rowan’s ass killed TF off. He is TOXIC AF for everyone and I mean EVERYONE because as soon as that bombshell was dropped, the whole room erupted into chaos and EVERYONE started arguing/going after each other. Olivia ends up calling for 5 and what should’ve been a comfort moment for her and Fitz turned into Olivia (who was visibly shaken) saying “don’t” and walking out to find some fresh air along with everyone else.

Then we get Cyrus and Rowan drinking in the cellar of the WH. That was interesting for 2 reasons. 1) Cyrus and Rowan almost looked/acted like work colleagues socializing over a glass of wine and 2) Cyrus tried to kill Rowan (too bad he didn’t succeed)… (Interesting tidbit from the setting of that scene though. Apparently Fitz added the cellar to the WH and seems to have stocked it with only wines/scotch 😉).

Anyways, around the time of the Cyrus/Rowan blow up, David and Fitz have a conversation that is just EVERYTHING. David questioned why he always falls in love with women who are like “tornados”, wondering why he couldn’t simply like “normal girls”. Fitz, being the precious bae he is, tells him that when he was younger he would imagine having a perfect and attentive wife who unquestioningly stood in the shadow of her husband, but then realized that it wasn’t what he wanted. He basically said that strong, powerful women, who cause him heartache and pain, are far better because they helped him become the man he is - a better man. So, Fitz says to David, if you love a woman who is like a “tornado” it’s okay because as long as she loves you, she can be as crazy as she wants/needs to be (cue my gross sobbing over his heart-to-heart).

While David and Fitz are bonding over their tumultuous romances with women, Jake and Olivia have a convo and, naturally, it made me want to throw up. The primary reason for this is that Jake tried to weasel his way back into Olivia’s arms via the sympathy card and attempted to entice her with running away again and how Fitz wasn’t good for her, and so on… (Jake give me a fucking break and quit talking BS into Olivia’s ear). Fortunately, Olivia shut that down IMMEDIATELY and let him know he wasn’t welcome to talk to her about that again, noting that she was there to help Mellie, not play the “choose me” game.

Finally, FINALLY we get to the ending of the episode and it’s revealed that the new VP isn’t going to be Cyrus Beene (so much for that unity ticket, though I commend Cyrus for being man enough to voluntarily give it up), but rather Luna Vargas… Now, I am confused as hell as to how tf the writers came up with that, but I’ll take it if it fixes this whole mess. As the episode continues to draw to a close, we see that Quinn and Charlie will be staying together and that though she loves Huck, it’s different from what she feels with Charlie.

For the concluding scene we go back to Abby and Ponytail hanging out in the bunker (still arguing about who’s in control) and then it’s revealed that Abby was duping Ponytail all along (which is not really a surprise at this point). Ponytail is furious that she has been played and naturally starts up with her threats again, but she’s interrupted by Olivia walking through the door… Now, I swear when I saw Olivia walk through those doors in the bunker it gave me flashbacks to that episode where she killed Andrew and for a moment I thought she was going to take a chair to Ponytail. Thankfully, she didn’t. She “kindly” let Ponytail know she had lost and that she would be arrested (cue Olivia’s “You can’t take Olivia Pope. Olivia Pope takes you” quote). Interestingly, Olivia is now saying she’s Mellie’s chief-of-staff, but we’ll have to wait and see how that plays out over the rest of the season.

Overall, I was not too thrilled with this episode, but it did have some good scenes stashed in between the bad ones. That dramatic scene with Rowan and the team still has me shook, but it’s looking like next week’s episode might remedy that (from the preview it looks like Fitz and Olivia are going to realize that working with Rowan is a mistake. Also, poor Fitz is at his wits end I guess because in the preview he grabs Rowan up by the collar quite violently - but who could blame him?). Until then, we will have to wait and see what’s in store for everyone.

Cruise right into you (Olitz Oneshot Smut and fluff)

Cruise right into you (Olitz Oneshot Smut and fluff)
Hello! Fitz RPer here. I like writing RP but I’m also branching off to writing fanfiction. I’m only doing Oneshots for now until I get enough inspiration to do a full story.
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Fitz knew his campaign staff worked hard, and he wanted to do something to reward them. He decided ti think outside of the box and take his crew on a cruise before he officially took office.
Lugging his suitcase onto the cruise ship, he spotted Olivia. She was currently angry with him for something stupid he did, and she wouldn’t even look at him. Walking up behind her, he let his eyes undress her petite form. She wore slacks, a blouse, and she had her hair natural. Stalking up behind her, he purred “Hi.” He swore he could see her hair stand up on the back or her neck, and he patted himself on the back. He could hear her breathing change which let him know she heard him.

Olivia knew ignoring him was mean, but she didn’t care. He shouldn’t have cancelled an entire event just to spend time with her. She knew his intentions were good, but she had to draw the line somewhere. Lifting up the handle on her suitcase, she walked right passed him. She knew this cruise would be a long one. She didn’t even want to come, but she knew declining his offer would seem suspicious. Deciding the most practical option was to just bite the bullet, she agreed to accompany the staff in this cruise, as long as her room was far away from Fitz’s.

He watched her walk away and chuckled to himself before following her onboard. He was so happy to have her there that he didn’t even care that she was ignoring him.


Later on after everyone was settled in, he called for a meeting on the main deck. “Attention!” His baritone voice boomed, causing all the chattering to stop. “I would like to propose a toast,” he boomed as he lifted his glass half full with scotch. “To hard work, victory, and the future of this country.. but most of all to life and love,” he locked eyes with her from across the room in an intense gaze.

Her breath hitched as she swallowed thickly. She had been avoiding him all day, ignoring his longing gazes, pretending that the brush of his hand in hers didn’t give her butterflies as they passed each other, and the way he would purr “Hi.” Every chance he got.

She needed to get out of here and fast. Downing the rest of her glass of wine and pulling the last piece of shrimp off of her kabob, she slunk away from the crowd.

In this moment, Olivia was the prey, and Fitz was the hungry predator. On her way to her room, she headed to the kitchen area to grab some popcorn to take back to her room. She turned to leave before she came Face to chest with her hungry predator.

“Even-though you’ve been ignoring me all day, I’m going to say it again.” The sound of his dress shoes clicking against the floor sounded louder than it actually was as he got in her personal space. “Hi,” he purred for the 20th time today before nibbling her ear. “H-hi,” she whimpered. She knew she couldn’t keep ignoring him forever, but she expected to atleast last a week before giving in.

He wrapped his muscular arms around her tiny frame and pulled her against his body, holding her. “I missed you.” He rumbled. After a moment, she lifter her own little arms to wrap around his large frame in an embrace.

“You can’t do that again, Fitz,” she scolded.

“But Liv-” he started. She put her finger on his lips. “No, let me finish.” With a look resembling a guilty puppy, he shut his mouth and listened to her. “You can’t keep doing things like that, Fitz.” She began to pace back and forth. “You have to think about how things look, Fitz. What does it look like when you just cancel a dinner when you had it planned for over a month?” He watched on as she paced. “And I could see if it was a family emergency, but it was to spend time with your mistress.” Pushing himself up from his leaning position, he grabbed her arm firmly. “What did I tell you about calling yourself a mistress?” He asked her. All of a sudden, the power in the room shifted. That is one of the things she loved about him. He was able to submit but also take power when he needed to. She sighed. “It’s true.” “No,” he boomed before dragging her further into the kitchen. “Fitz, where are you taking me?” “Shush,” he commanded.

He dragged her further out and through a small hallway in the back before dragging her outside to a tiny little deck outside. Over the edge if the railing, the waves could be seen glistening under the moonlight. She looked around as her hair blew in the salty air. “It’s beautiful, Fitz.” She looked around. He held her from behind. “Not as beautiful as you are.” They stood there quietly listening to eachother’s breathing and the waves crashing against the boat.

All was fine until she felt herself being poked by his impressive erection. “Fitz, ” she warned as his hands danced themselves to the zipper on her slacks. “Livvie, everyone is asleep… come on.. live alittle,” he mumbles between kisses on her sweetspot. She bent over against the rail as he made quick work of her slacks and pushed himself into her warm depths. The contrast between the cool air and her warm center made this all the more erotic for him as he slipped his hands under her blouse to play with her nipples. He waited a moment before swiveling his hips. “Oh,” she whimpered. “Quiet Ms.Pope,” he growled as he tweaked her nipples and thrusted in and out of her harder. “Push back on it,” he commanded. The combination of hearing his labored choppy breathing, the sound of their skin slapping, and feeling his large member moving deep into her pussy and back out made her wet beyond belief. He moaned deeply as he felt some if her essence drip down to his balls. “Mm you’re so wet for me,” he taunted. “You’re all mine.” She gripped the railing and moaned. “Ohhh yess.” “Tell me it’s mine.” Before she could respond, he wrapped his arms around her waist to add more power to his thrusts. She could feel the vibrations of his moaning against her back. “It’s yours, she panted. She was surprised she wasn’t sea sick from watching the waves crash against the boat, but maybe the hungry animal behind her pounding the life out of her took her attention away from the water. “It’s yours,” she moaned. “Oh yeah.. oh baby.” He moaned as his thrusts became erratic and sloppy. She loved how vocal he was. “Olivia..” he moaned. “Livvie yes.” He gasped as he released deep into her. Feeling his grip around her tightening and his warm seed coating her insides caused her to release around his softening erection. He waited a bit before pulling out of her and zipping himself back up. “Why do I go anywhere with you,” she laughed breathlessly. “Because we love each other,” he looked at her. She stayed silent and looked at him. “Look Livvie.. I’m sorry,” he sighed. “I know you want to see me, Fitz… but you can’t do that again.” He nodded shamefully and laid his forehead against hers. “If I’m a good boy…. can I sleep with you?” She raised her brows as she carded her fingers through his unruly curls. “Fine.” “Yay!” He cheered like a child causing her to giggle. “Come on, Tiger.” He laughed and swatted her ass, following her to her cabin. He was in love with her, and he was so happy she decided to come on this cruise with him.

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Thanks for the prompt @msopope
Leave me more to see more.. this isn’t my best work but oh well

So after watching the Scandal season 6 finale I’m convinced that Olitz is never gonna happen now. Which is probably why Shonda wrote the AU of them getting married because she knew how their actual relationship would end. I know some people still think Olitz still has a chance and maybe it does, but until I see otherwise I’m considering it done. 1) Olivia didn’t even consider for a moment of leaving with Fitz or having him stay with here. 2) When she said good-bye to him she didn’t say I love you she said good-bye Mr. President. Not good-bye Fitz. 

It’s clear at least on Olivia part’s she isn’t willing to give up power to be with Fitz. Maybe the end of next season will have her reach an epiphany and go to Vermont but it doesn’t look like it. Olivia has killed and manipulated to get her way back into the white house and she isn’t letting it go. Also she’s heading B613 now she’s in it for real. 

anonymous asked:

I know why all of these blogs are being so pessimistic about last night. We get it, its clear that the olitz marriage was an AU, but why ruin it for others? I realize that Shonda is a piece of shit, but a lot of the people on here are so hell bent on shit talking any great olitz moment we get. In my opinion the ending where Olivia smiled and ran to fitz and said "im in" was a moment where she realized that they WOULD be able to work things out. I think that was the whole point of the AU.

People like to talk negative and shit, I am just here enjoying the pretty. 

I have no idea what it means for Olitz in non-AU because Shonda does not have a good track record following up on her plot lines. And we have been there before, where Shonda dangled Olitz only screw up with us, so that 

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Olivia Pope x Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III

Scandal Recap/ Review Heavy Is The Head,  Episode 501

Well wasn’t that a freaking almost flawless episode of Scandal?


When was the last time that happened? Fuck knows. All I know is, I always have a good time when the writers remember who this show is about.


Anyway, I have shit to do so let’s get on with this.

What I Hated


1.  The fact that Jake Ballard appeared on my screen for that one second.  

Yeah I get it, he’s a regular, so the writers have to find something for him to do, but still, he was so pointless in this episode that it just means that I can’t say that the episode was perfect. Death to The Human Vibrator! ( Although truth be told, I wouldn’t be mad if he only had a second worth a screen time every week. I could live with that.)

2.  The Shonda Rhimes recap of season 4 at the beginning of the episode. 


I swear to God, I did not need to go back to season 4. As with season 3, I’m going to pretend that that mess didn’t happen. I’m happy living in denial dammit.



What I Liked


1.  Sally Langston.  

That bible thumping husband- murdering bitch is such a great character, and such a fantastic Big Bad. Her diatribe against Fitz and the White House was pretty awesome. Whoever came up with having her be the female version of Glenn Beck did a great job. 

I thoroughly enjoyed Fitz and Olivia Sodom and Gomorrahing all over the White House to the sound of her judgey, scathing indictment of Fitz, she’s such a great consistant character, and she is played delightfully by Kate Burton. Love!

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2.  Olitz sexy time!


Hubba Hubba!  For those of you out there who are adult enough to understand that sex is an integral part of any romantic relationship, how freaking hot were Fitz and Liv?
At this point I’m rewinding the mirror scene several times, so bear with me for a moment while I fangirl the fuck out.


Ok, I’m back in the room.


Moving on….

3.  Olitz playfulness and intimacy.


There is something about Olivia and Fitz being playful with each other and their more tender moments that will always give me the warm fuzzies. The hand holding as they walked towards the elevators to go down to the dinner. The hand holding when she answered the phone to the Queen, those sexy slight touches that only Tony Goldwyn knows how to deliver, Liv adjusting his tie, the sexiness of their casual interactions, their intimate eye contact at the dinner, just their whole easy demeanor with each other was wonderful to see. We’ve waited 5 long seasons to see this much development in their relationship, my fellow Olitzers, we deserve this!


4.  Olivia’s State Dinner dress. Swoon!


5.  Liz’s State Dinner dress.  Swoon!



6.  Huck lying on Olivia’s sofa watching the news.


I felt for him, I really did, however I can’t forgive him for A, putting his hands round Liv’s neck, B, slitting Kinky Sue’s throat for no fucking good reason, and C, murdering all those jurors. I hope Shonda can redeem him, because I’m not gonna lie, he’s dead to me until she does.



7.  Abby’s dress and hair. Swoon.



8.  Mellie being banned from attending the state dinner.  


Honestly, the man threw her out a few days ago, and somehow she still thinks that she’s going to be allowed to attend a formal event at the White House? Cry those white tears Mellie, cry them well you entitled, no-pride-having idiot.
Although, I have to say, I did love her dress. Paolo did well dressing the entire cast for the dinner, it’s not often I’ve been able to say that since season two.

9.  Abby:  “Rachel, muzzle your beast, we have a plan.”


I’m here for Abby referring to Mellie as a beast.


10.  Susan being sat next to the queen with her provincial self. 

I howled. 


11.  Abby:  “How long did it take for him to call you?”

Liv:  "Who?”

Liv is so damn shady, but I howled at Abby’s look of cynical disbelief. Technically of course Fitz didn’t call her. He drove to her apartment, then went back home to find his beloved on the Trueman balcony. Lol

12.  Princess Emily catching Abby gossiping about her.


Oops.



13.  Emily: “To them I’m not human, I’m just a spectacle.”

Uh-oh. We know where this is going.

14.  Fitz:  "I’d give them another six months if I could spend it all in this bed.“


We know Fitz. We know son.


He’s such a sex-starved machine and I love it! (Erm remember folks, consensual sex is good, great in fact.)

And Olivia wearing Fitz’s navy shirt! Triple swoon!
Ugh, I love domestic Olitz.

15.  The Princess Emily Car Death scene.

 
Did anybody else have flashbacks to 1997, when Princess Diana was killed in Paris? Man, that was such a sad day. I cried buckets for a woman that I didn’t even know, and had never thought in a million years her passing would effect me the way it did

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16.  Olivia throwing her Burberry over the dead bloodied princess.



Noooooooo! What was she thinking? That beautiful clean coat!


17.  Olivia being swaddled in some sort of grey sack cloth as she sat talking to the Queen of Caledonia. 



Lyn Paolo, what the fuck was that?



18.  Quinn being the only functional associate left at OPA. 


Man I can’t wait until Liv gets a full team again. Minus The Human Vibrator of course.


19.  David Rosen:  ”There are limits to my power.“

Olivia:  "I seen what you can do with your power David”

David:  “I’ll see what I can do.”

David stays being the most easily manipulated character on the show. Poor thing.


20.  Liz:  [to Mellie] “First, let’s be clear. You did not do anything for me. You did that for you. You only ever do anything for your own benefit. Second, you didn’t take me in. I was your prisoner. I was your puppet. I was your bitch. Third, my payment was that I got you elected. You are sitting in that chair, in this office, a United States Senator, because of me. That is how I repaid you. Fourth, one can only be betrayed if there is loyalty first. I was never loyal to you and you were never loyal to me. I don’t think you’ve ever been loyal to anyone. So when I made my move up the ladder of political success all in my own, I wasn’t even thinking about you. Because you don’t matter to me. And now you also don’t matter to the most powerful man on the face of the Earth.“


Yaaaassss! Read the bitch! This scene was glorious. For the first time, I saw Liz as a decent character that I might take a shine to. As long as she isn’t messing with either Fitz or Olivia. I love that she said all the things every character should have said to entitled Mellie Grant by now. Yay for white feminism.


21,  The scene between Abby and Liz when she’s trying to persuade her to persuade the president to attend Mellie’s swearing in ceremony.


I laughed at how stressed out Abby was throughout this episode.

22.  Olivia hiding from Abby in the White House.


Lol. I don’t know why she just doesn’t tell her. Liv knows that it’s only a matter of time before she finds out anyway. 


23.  Olivia:  "Don’t you have a swearing in ceremony to get to?”

Fitz: “What?”

Olivia:  “Mellie.  

Fitz:  "Liz North and I decided that I’m not going.”

Olivia: What do you mean you’re not going?

Fitz: "Liv”

Olivia: “Don’t Liv me. It’s a hugely public event. If you don’t attend, all it will do is raise questions, and you owe her this.


I loved this conversation between them. I think Olivia was right, and it was very shortsighted of Fitz to think that he could not attend and not have the press give them the journalistic side-eye. I hate Mellie, always will, but for the good of keeping the press off their behinds, I think Olivia’s advice was sound. What I didn’t agree with was the part where Liv mentioned how often Mellie must have done similar things for him even when she didn’t want to.


My answer to that is, bitch wanted to be First Lady so she needed to suck it up. I don’t care about Mellie being embarrassed. The woman went on national TV and outed her husband’s affair, then proceeded to ‘stand by her man.’ when she should have been kicking his ass to the curb like any self-respecting woman would. 


24.  Abby being made to look a fool in front of the White House press corp. 

Man she can’t catch a break. I’m sure she will by the end of the season though…


25.  Mellie thinking that Fitz was at the Swearing In Ceremony to reconcile with her.


God she got on my fucking nerves during this scene. It was so painful to watch her try to show remorse for something that she clearly felt no remorse about. She was just sorry she was caught out.

26.  Mellie:  "I know that without a doubt, that you and I together a team is what’s best. For us, for the country, for our beautiful children, and I’m so glad you see it too.“

Jesus Mellie. How could she fail to see how much of a fuck Fitz couldn’t give about her attempt at apologizing? The man clearly didn’t even want to be in the same room as her. I wish the writers wouldn’t make her so freaking dense.

 
27.  Fitz:  "I’m divorcing you.”


Mellie’s delusions lead to this moment so I felt not one ounce of sympathy for her. 


Sidebar, can I just mention how awful Mellie’s wig was in this episode. It doesn’t even look like it belongs in her head any more.


28.  Mellie:  "I’ll never sign.“

Fitz:  ”You will. You have so many qualities I despise, but I do admire your brilliance. So do the math, Mel. Fighting this, fighting me, will mean both of us deploy every weapon in our arsenals. Every lie, every secret, every juror on that bus. Mutually assured destruction. We’ll be ruined. Now me, I’m a war hero, governor, two-time President. My bucket list is done. You? Your biggest accomplishment so far is waving and smiling. It’s your first day……you’ll sign.“

Damn, Fitz went in hard. I loved that his delivery had an eery calmness to it. Way more effective than shouting. I’m not crying any tears for Mellie. She has enough white tears of her own. At this point she should be trying to scheme ways to burn him, but alas, we have her quivering lip and doggy eyes. 


29.  Olivia:  ”Divorce papers?“

Fitz:     ”I thought you’d be happy, you don’t look happy.

Olivia:  ”No. I… I’m just surprised. I didn’t know that you were even… Divorce?Fitz:  "I have dragged you into my marriage enough, you shouldn’t have to deal with this.“

Olivia:  ”But we had a plan. Optics, your approval ratings.

Fitz: ”Life is short….. I don’t wanna wait. Ok?

Olivia:  "Ok.“

Fitz:  ”This is good.

Olivia:  ”This is good.

Ugh, I loved this conversation. We can obviously see how uncomfortable Olivia is with the idea of Fitz giving Mellie divorce papers so soon, but I was so Team Fitz right here. In my mind, if they were going to be cavorting around the White House, not being very discreet, it was only a matter of time before they’d get caught, and Fitz having at least filed for divorce might make a small difference to how this all plays out. And no I didn’t think they’d be outed in the first episode back. But we’ll get to that later.


30.  David Rosen proving that he’ll always be Olivia’s lapdog by calling her and letting her know that the car accident was not an accident.



Bless him, he has his uses.



31.  Fitz and Olivia’s epic professional fight (laced with the personal) in front of Liz and David.



Listen you guys. The fact is, I could watch Olivia and Fitz fight, fuck, hold hands, drink tea, cut grass, all freaking day. Their chemistry regardless of what they’re doing is off the chain. It’s so good to have that back this season. I saw some people talking about how Fitz treats Liv so badly. These people have clearly never been in a relationship before if they think that spouses shouting at one another automatically equates to being toxic or being treated badly.  How old are the fucking morons who watch this show? I wish they’d go out and get some fucking life experience. Or have sex. Or something.


I love how uncomfortable David and Liz looked.  I cackled. 



32.  Huck:  "Are you back? Are you sleeping here? Are you back?”
Olivia: “Have you been waiting for me to come home? I’m your plan?
Huck: You always fix me….my guy is out Liv, he’s running around and I can’t go home until you fix me.”


This entire conversation was heartbreaking. It really was, but I need for Olivia to get Huck professional help. Except of course he’s a murderer so who can he confide in? Sigh.
I understand that to a certain degree, Olivia had a hand in him getting this bad, however I’m not going to absolve Huck of his agency in order to blame Liv for the way he is.  Huck was already broken when Olivia saved him. Her mistake was asking him to let his beast out in episode 105. He hasn’t been the same since, however him asking Olivia to fix him when she doesn’t even know how to fix herself? That’s too much. Especially when he killed those jurors for Rowan because of something he wanted, his family. Olivia was right to tell him that he needed a better plan than her. She fixes other people’s problems, she doesn’t fix people, and she never has. It was all an illusion, when she felt she wore the white hat. She’s not the same person anymore. She can no longer lie to herself. She’s as broken as everybody else. She has a hard enough time trying to fix herself. I’m so glad she finally realizes this. Growth for my favorite. Heart-eyes motherfucker.



33.  Olivia: Huck, did Quinn hurt you on the inside?
Huck: Yes. But I hurt her too. We hurt each other. But I didn’t try to kill her.


Well that’s ok then Huck.
Seriously Liv, the man needs a good therapist. I’m so glad you recognized that fixing people isn’t in your skillset these days…



34.  Lizzie:  "She didn’t waste any time did she?  Olivia Pope is in the White House, which means that she’s in the president’s bed, which means she’s up in our business.“


Poor Abby, totally blind-sided again. Her story arc reminds me of David Rosen’s in season two, when he couldn’t catch a break, then at the season’s end, it turns out that he saves the day. I’m assuming that Shonda has the same plan for Abby.
I really wish that Olivia had confided in her though, but I guess that’s not who she is.



35.  Mellie telling Cyrus that they could have eight more years together if he’d just help her talk Fitz out of a divorce. 


Honestly, when people come into my inbox defending this chick, I feel fully justified in excoriating them because here her husband has told her in no uncertain terms that he wants a divorce, and she’s still trying to fight it. What are you fighting for Mellie? The man doesn’t love you, and even worse, now he doesn’t even respect you. Move the fuck on, or at least start planning your vengeance against him, shit do something for yourself. Buy a new fucking wig, anything!

36.  Mellie:  ”He doesn’t want you Cy. He doesn’t want you. Any more than he wants me. He hates us.“


Gee, it’s like the penny just dropped on her big-assed wig, and knocked some sense into her.  


Speaking of wigs,  am I the only one who noticed how terrible Bellamy’s wig was in this scene? What a mess. It was huge and resembled a bird’s nest. I was fully expecting some newly hatched chicklings to come flying out of her hair at any moment.  


37.  Olivia:  ”The princess was pregnant.


At this point I figured out that the Queen had had her daughter-in-law murdered. She looked a stone-cold bitch.

38.  The Queen:  ”She had one job. To give us an heir and a spare. And that single job she failed"

I was right.  That was cold man.



39.  The Queen:  "Not all fairy tales have happy endings my dear.


I wish people would stop telling Olivia that.  Bitch, she of all people knows.


40.  Queen:  ”What’s she doing here?

Richard:  ”You hired her, the same way you hired the man who murdered my wife. Your non-disclosure agreement didn’t apply to me. So when we get home you’re going to abdicate because of health reasons. Because of age. Because you’re no longer fit to rule…..the next time I see you, the next time I will even be able to tolerate the sight of you, will be at your funeral.  If you oppose me, if you speak out in any way, Olivia Pope may not be able to tell the world what you’ve done, but I won’t hesitate.“



Olivia figured a way to get justice for Emily.



41.  Olivia:  ”You were right, not all fairy tales have happy endings, but evil queens? They tend to go down.“


Go Liv, Gladiate up in that bitch!


I refuse to include the next scene because, just ugh.

Anyway, the next scene was just wonderful.

42.  Olivia:  ”I want you. I want us. But I want to slow down. I want our business handled. I want our problems fixed. I want to be ready before the world is watching because once it is, once we’re in that spotlight being picked at and scrubbed and stretched in every direction we will never get the chance to make things right. If we are broken going in, we’re not getting out. They will destroy us. That’s reality, Fitz.


*Sob* My babies are growing up at last.


The thing is, she’s right. The moment the news gets out about their relationship, the glare on them would be hard to get over. Hard to live with, and it would probably break them up. Not many couples could survive that kind of intense scrutiny, (look at all those damned Housewives shows, and reality shows in general) let alone a married president trying to make it with his long time mistress.
This isn’t to say that I don’t think Fitz should have filed for divorce. I still think that was the right move, but there’s no way he could come out publicly so soon with Liv and her not suffer the consequences. Like he said to Mellie, he’d be fine, it’s Olivia who would suffer. All her achievements destroyed in a moment. Having to live the rest of her life branded as a black whore. By both blacks and whites. America will forgive a white man of any wrong doing, but it’s a totally different story for a black woman. Hell, black woman’s bodies aren’t even important enough to protect. They aren’t even considered to be human by a subset of Americans. So here, I’m so Team Olivia. 

43.  Fitz:  ”Ok, we wait, until we’re ready.


God these two break my heart. This was the biggest progression in their relationship to date, that we’ve seen. It’s what Olitzers have been crying out for. There is enough drama in them being together, nobody needed that raggedy assed triangle that Shonda subjected us to for two seasons.



44.  Abby: ”Sir, there’s something you need to see.“



Seriously, how is Abby and everybody and his dog able to get into the White House private residence??? 


The look of guilt on Olivia’s face though, not just because she’d been caught canoodling with the president, but because she’d lied to Abby about it. The look of betrayal on Abby’s face was heartbreaking too. Their relationship is about to get majorly tested. I want them to stay besties dammit!



45.  Sally Langston:  ”I have it on good authority, that the trusted adviser, Olivia Pope, has found her way into the president’s bed.  Before the high minded liberal feminist elite media begin howling charges of slander, these are not merely rumors, these are facts. Photos of Miss Pope, lurking in the residence at the White House after hours.“


Oh my fucking God! I was so shocked I can’t even tell you. This was the last thing I expected this episode. I fully expected Fitz and Olivia to go on hiding their relationship and sneaking around. Now they can’t do that. And you know what, perversely, I am so glad. This is movement and progression in their story. I want to see how they’re going to navigate this. Of course Liv has been outed once before, but this time, there are photographs. There’s no denying their affair this time. Time to come clean. Poor Liv. Her absolute worst nightmare is about to come true. What is she going to do? What would she tell her clients to do?


For me, the fact that Fitz filed for divorce before they got caught makes all the difference in the world. It’s the difference between a man cheating on his wife, behind her back, and a man who’s wife clearly knew something was up.  As far as optics goes, it perhaps shows that Fitz never intended to cheat on his wife, willy nilly. For all that’s worth. The blowback will squarely land on Olivia though. Poor Liv. If I was her, I’d straight up try finding a way of revealing that Sally murdered her husband. The self-righteous wind-bag.


Anyway, moving on, I think this is why the word "Throuple” has been thrown round a lot in all the Scandal promos. I think a lot of what happens next will depend on Mellie, and what she does.  They need each other,, and she can’t just throw Fitz and Olivia under the bus, not when her hands are so dirty.  She could of course go the naive wife who didn’t know that her husband was cheating on her route, but this is Shonda, I don’t think she’ll take that route. I think between the three of them, they’re going to come up with a solution. What that is, I have no idea, but I’m looking forward to seeing if I’m right.

Who do we think outed Liv by the way? Knowing Shonda, it won’t be the obvious. It won’t be Mellie, or Cyrus. It won’t even be Lizzie or Abby.  My bet is on Huck.  He has the technical know-how to hack into White House security cameras, and he knew Liv was spending her nights there.  I hope it doesn’t turn out to be him, but I bet it is. Eek.


Final Thoughts

As much as I enjoyed this episode, I couldn’t help but wonder which parts Shonda will reverse in the finale. If nobody else has noticed, that’s her thing. She reverses everything in the finale.  Will it be Happy Olivia and Fitz that she reverses?  Olivia and Fitz being in a good place while everybody else is scrambling to get used to the new world? Will she somehow put Mellie and Fitz back together? Will Fitz be the one walking out of the White House while Mellie is sworn in as president? 


I already know that whatever happens, the finale will see Mellie smelling of roses, finally  getting what she wants, but man I’ll be mad as hell if it’s at the expense of Olivia.
Anyway, I don’t know why, but I have a better feeling about the finale this time around. Had Fitz and Olivia been happy throughout the episode, I’d have been inclined to believe that they wouldn’t be together by the end of the season. This way, the finale may be about Fitz and Olivia finally successfully navigating being together in public. We’ll see.  


By the way, the next episode is titled “Yes”. What do we think this pertains to?

Yes I’m having an affair with Olivia Pope”?

“Yes, I’m divorcing my wife”?

“Yes I love love Olivia Pope”?


Anyway, to celebrate the triumphant return of Scandal, here are some hot gifs of Olivia and Fitz getting hot and heavy. It truly was a thing of beauty. Fuck the haters.

They are so hot. Your fave OTP could never. Ok, maybe Jamie and Claire from Outlander, but no others! 

I wish. No drinking until my uterus is baby-free…

Lol…

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Made this edit mostly because I’m narcissistic and I’ve always liked that I have a magazine with my name on it but also because who doesn’t love AU Fitz and pregnant Olivia.

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How many other people’s children are we going to let die before we put a stop to this?

Scandal takes on gun control in “The State of the Union” - 4x02