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On love, lust, and other feelings (Sashea) - wordsmithmaybe

A/N: Hey:) This is my first time submitting anything on this blog, but I have my own blog where I have been posting rpdr fanfictions for a while now (wordsmithmaybe). I’m obsessed with lesbian sashea so I couldn’t help but write this 7k au fanfic!! I hope you enjoy it, and please let me know if you want a sequel x

(sorry for any spelling or grammar mistakes. I’m slightly dyslexic, but i tried my best to proof read) 

P,S This story is inspired by my own experiences. I’m not trying to offend anyone or their religion. 

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Scandal Finale Season 7:04 “Lost Girls”

Hellooooo Scandal Sisters, welcome to the Olitz Coven🌓✨✨. Please have a seat as we sip on this Chamomile Tea darlings. This tea was brought to us by none other than Olitz 🌪.

This season easily gonna be top 3 for me. If they continue on this path of bringing Olivia back and speaking on Today’s problems like they are! I love how they are incorporating these social issues 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽. It almost feels like season 1&2, back when Gladiators ruled the world and not some b613 junkies but I won’t start 👐🏽🙄.

😎 Fitz Effect: So we open up in the hallway. Fitz, Olivia, Curtis, and secret service are all standing around. Fitz is lookin like you gonna introduce us or Na and Curtis takes it upon himself to speak first (as you should lil fucker!)

Curtis to Fitz “President Grant 🤝 it’s an honor.” (Damn right it is.)

Olivia “What are you doing here?”

Fitz “ I was hoping for your help on some business but if it’s a bad time.”

So Curtis leaves without being told (good he knows his place 👋🏽😎)

Fitz: “that’s exciting”

Me: 🤣🤣🤣🤣 did he really just say that #Petty

So Olivia turns around and her face shows emotion “what are you doing here?”

Fitz hands her an envelope and starts to explain the case and she gets an attitude quick! She tried to hand it back to him, but his hands were in his pockets. He was letting it be known he wasn’t taking it back. Liv talks about how she’s busy, trying to organize a summit and Fitz was like “it’s right up your alley.” She gets flustered and turns around tryna open the elevator 🤣 it’s not a door Olivia! She was tryna escape, I’m tryna figure out why and then boom‼️ shit‼️ got‼️ real‼️

Olivia with her back turned.

Fitz: Olivia

Olivia: Was. Was up my Alley, this isn’t. Your not suppose to be here. We’re not *chokes*

Me: 😱🍿🍿🍿🍿☕️sip tea ladies.

Olivia C. Pope got choked up. She couldn’t bring herself to say “we’re not together?” 🤔 Now I can remember a few times in the past Fitz has had this effect on her. But this isn’t the same Olivia, this is command Olivia. I run the world Olivia. She’s not suppose to be feeling any emotions 🤷🏽‍♀️ or at least that’s what she wants us to believe ☕️.

Fitz isn’t letting up about her helping with this case , she gets mad. She tries to tell him to go to Quinn and Fitz says “I don’t want Quinn Perkins, I want you.” And Olivia twirled around so quick “well you can’t have me.” Listen Scandal is all about double meanings. We all know Fitz is putting on a front with this case, although it is a good cause, his real reason for coming was her. He really came back to say Olivia, I want you. And Liv is really saying You can’t have me because I’m running B613, and your love has always been made to be my weakness. 🤧🤧

‼️🤔but hol’ up.. 🗣 whose fault is it that she feels this way??? ‼️ and by the way all of this happened within 1 minuet of the show 👀

QPA: The gang is all together - Olivia.

Charlie was like how much we getting paid, we got a wedding to pay for 😂😂 you got the save the date right.

B613 🙄🤣: Joke was tryna really be professional and talk about Pres Rashaad and knowing who his enemies are. And then he says “we need to talk about hiring more agents.” Olivia didn’t hear none of that shit cuz she was like “I need you to look into Fitz.”

Me:🤣🤣🤣🤣 Boy boy boy Pete must really hate his life. He gotta spy on the man he can’t even measure up to be. *cackles* Olivia really told her old boytoy to spy on the love of her life. Man I know Pete feels like shit *lil uzi shoulder dance*

And of course Pete reminds her that Fitz went 3 months without wanting to see her 🙄 damn bitch you salty ain’t it. But Olivia was like boy fuck you “We had an understanding.” “He stays away and keeps his nose out of my business.” (Her b613 business cuz he’s not suppose to know ☕️)

Joke: What are you afraid of?

Olivia: I don’t know

Me: Love. You’re afraid of love.

‼️🗣 and once “a fuckin gain” whose fault is it that she is afraid of love😤‼️

QPA: so back at QPA , they are trying to find the perfect black girl who has a white name and squeaky clean background so white amerikkka can pay attention to missing black girls 😤😠😡

Rowan 😕: Fitz and Rowan meet up and Rowan is skeptical about Fitz plan. But Fitz 🤗😍 my boy! Fitz let’s him know a case is the way to Olivia’s heart. “Remind her who she is, what she cares about” 😭😭😭🤧👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Get our girl back to her roots Fitz, she’s definitely not on the dark side yet. She’s walking that line but she hasn’t tipped over. And let’s just take a minute to admire Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, this man knows his woman. 😍 damn when Fitz walked away I couldn’t help but to admire that walk 😩 damnit Tony!

😒And once again Rowan shows us why he is the worst father in the world 😤 “the case isn’t her bait. You! You are. You are her weakness, it is why I always hated you with the passion of 1000 suns.”

Me: well bitch if you hated me so damn much why tf you begging me to save ya daughter! Send Jake to do it, oh he can’t cuz he a piss poor mans Fitzgerald 🤣🤣. Or get another agent cuz ya sorry ass love dangling Dick in front of Olivia to control her 👿 damn I just wanna stop a hole in Rowan’s ass 😤‼️ I told yal he 👏🏽 is 👏🏽 not 👏🏽 to 👏🏽 be 👏🏽 trusted👏🏽

Fitz is better than me cuz I promise I wouldn’t have no dealings with Rowan manipulative ass! He’s the reason behind this anyway. Had he left Olivia life alone she wouldn’t have went this way. Olivia was fine until Rowan came and tried to rip her away from Fitz. How many times did we watch Olivia feel helpless and powerless and it all came from Rowan. Now I’m not blaming all of Olitz problems on Rowan but yal know he has his hand in majority of them. What Father sends men to sleep and spy on his own daughter? You created that monster and now since she’s taken your power away you run yo ass to her “weakness” and now you need his help to get her back on track 💅🏽 oh how sweet is this irony. 🗣Rowan fuck you. Fuck them fake ass tears we at the Olitz Coven do not believe you at TF all✌🏽.

How’s Vermont?: Olivia is in her office and her secretary comes in and tells her that Marcus wants to see her and that Curtis has been calling. Olivia tells her to send Marcus in and tell Curtis she’s unavailable ☕️👀. Marcus comes in because he wants to see Mellie but of course Olivia is cock blocking. And also he tells her they found a Tv friendly black girl and that she should come by the office and get her hands dirty. Olivia says “this is my office, my hands are plenty dirty.” 🙄 She then starts to type on her laptop asks “How’s Vermont?” To which Marcus answers “Cold. White.” And she says “No I mean how’s Fitz. In Vermont.” To which Marcus answers “Cold. White.” Cold as in Miserable, white as in entitled.” Fitz has never been a bad guy to me so them trying to act as if he forces people to get in line was BS. Yes he did grow up privileged but let’s be real Mellie is the one with entitlement issues not Fitz! And Fitz started to work on those issues after him and Liv broke up in 5b so 🖕🏽😎miss me with the Fitz slander. It shall not prosper. So Marcus and Liv laugh and then he goes on to say “He misses you.” (Ok, Marcus look at you being a team player✊🏽) Olivia’s smile faltered and she fans him to come in.(sis was a lil shook wasn’t it👀) Marcus closes the door. Olivia: So this new found passion for finding missing black girls, is what ..a excuse to see me? Marcus: if it means we are able to bring even one of these girls home then, who cares? ☕️🍿 Olivia was not expecting that answer , sis was like oh shit he really did come for me.

Old stomping grounds: Next scene we see Olivia back at OPA… sorry QPA Headquarters 🤧🤧. Yal it was so good to see Olivia back in that office looking on her big windows where they hang the pictures. She looked so sad and distraught looking at all those missing black girls. And honestly it was just a reminder that, that is a real issue happening everyday. So Quinn, Charlie, Huck, Abby, and Marcus are walking in and Quinn stops everybody cuz she was shocked lol. Huck: What’s is she doing here? Man even Huck was shocked 😩 Marcus: I invited her. Quinn: What, when? Olivia: Yesterday, I can hear you. (🤣🤣 they were literally in the hall right in front of the door talking.) So everybody rushes in and she ask how’s the case going and she helps them by telling them they need a story teller, the girls mom. And Olivia says she will make sure they get all the press they need. This was a bittersweet moment 🤧 it really made me miss OPA.

🤗Liv!: Olivia is walking out of the door headed to the elevator when Fitz and the mother of the Zoey, our missing black girl comes out. As soon as Fitz saw her!

Fitz: Liv! (It was so casual, I melted 🤗 my babies)

Olivia: smiles and they meet each other in the middle of the hallway.

Fitz: I didn’t expect to see you her.

Liv: shrugs(like it’s no big deal) I had a few minutes, thought I’d pitch in.

Fitz: looks at her adoringly

Liv: smiles, with a little laugh “what”

Fitz: shrugs a lil (like she did) , he looks around “you, in this office, feels like old times.”

Liv: hmmm

Fitz: steps closer to her “we should get a drink, before I head back”

Olivia: 😯swoons

Fitz: laughs “or we can keep meeting outside of elevators”

Me: 🤣🤣🤣🤣 this mane so petty! I love it! The causal ness of this scene really had me fangirling ☺️☺️☺️☺️🤗 my babies! And Fitz is smooth AF‼️

Liv: laughs , with some flirty eye 😏 so they just kinda stand there lookin at each other and then Liv says she should go and he’s like sure and so we see Liv get on the elevator and Fitz is just smiling watching as she leaves. Gaaaawdd 🤧 I love this ship 🚢 S.S.Olitz‼️

So I’m gonna skip over to the wanna be drag that Curtis attempted to do! Fitz and the mother of Zoey are doing an interview and towards the end Curtis tried to come for Fitz saying “if it’s a national crisis now, it was a national crisis when you were still president” and he tried to say why hasn’t Fitz and his justice department been tryna do something for these missing girls. Fitz: I wasn’t aware.

Curtis: your claiming ignorance

Fitz: I am, as I’m sure many of your viewers would have before I talked tonight because girls like Zoey aren’t just being ignored by the Justice system they are being ignored by the press.

Curtis: So the media is to blame

Fitz: No Curtis the media is to blame for them STAYING missing , and for the fact that zoeys picture is on tv tonight is because a rich white guy is sitting next to her mother.

Me: 🗣 Curtis pick ya lip up son! Listen coming for Fitzgerald ain’t the way to go. You really don’t want these problems. Honestly, Truly.

👀☕️ and guess who was at home watching when Fitz said “who says I’m going back” “I’m strongly considering moving back permanently, Vermont can wait.”

Me: 😌well , well, well, well, well. Looky what we have here. Curtis really just made a 🤡 out of himself and he made Fitz say that on national television where everybody including a certain Olivia Pope was watching. 💅🏽 yal see the way she her head turned when she heard him say that? ☕️☕️☕️☕️

🤷🏽‍♀️💆🏽🙎🏽🤦🏽‍♀️: Olivia went to Rowan. She really said “I popped by to see if you’re behaving yourself”🤣🤣🤣 yal know I was dying laughing! Listen he deserves it. BUT Olivia ass starts going on about how she remembers him coming home and how he use to tell her and her mom stories about his day at work(the museum.) Rowan said yes , it’s called lying and Olivia said yea, you figured it out. She goes on to say “there were times you could have came clean but you didn’t so you must have thought it was worth it.”

Rowan: ahh, you’re asking if it’s possible to be command and share your life with someone.

Liv: I’m not asking anything.

Rowan: No! The path that you are on is a lonely one.

Liv: shakes head, “it doesn’t have to be.”

Rowan: sharing your life with Fitzgerald

Liv: 😲who said anything about Fitz (yal know how ya mom will bring up a ex lmao she had that face like who was even talking about him)

Rowan: yelling, “I saw him on television last night (Liv loses her smile.) talking about staying, I know you Olivia. You want to share ya life with him and you want me to say it’s possible, well it is not. Not if you insist on being command. (Liv got that Kevin Hart face on)

Liv: your b613 is not my b613 I’ve been saying that from the beginning, just because you were miserable

Rowan: bangs his hands on table and Liv jumps and folds her hands in front of her. “Damnit, Olivia. Look at you! You’re asking ME for boy advice.” She walks away he continues “your own father, that’s how alone you are, the people’s whose advice you normally seek, you can’t go to them anymore. They can’t know the secret….. …and despite your contempt for me, I’m all you have , dear. old. dad.” 😔 Yal seen her face when she was walking away? He was absolutely right. She is lonely and isolated. She’s keeping herself away from the people she needs most. She was so distraught in this scene. And you know it’s something when I’m agreeing with Rowan 💆🏽 as she was walking out the door “you don’t have to like me Olivia but , you’re a fool if you don’t learn from me.” And he is absolutely right. She does not deserve to be tied down or to b613 fuck no! Our girl deserves so much better than that.

Summit: Mellie was tryna make amends and she almost got that treaty signed just as they were about to agree. President Rashaad people bursts in the room and grab him. Come to find out somebody staged a coop while he was away. 😩👀 owwweee chil’

Command or someone’s girl? You can’t be both: Joke has had enough 😂😂 he slick tried to go off on Olivia. I told you we needed more agents, but instead of working you got me following your ex boyfriend around like ima babysitter (not his actual words but close enough🤣🤣🤣 he hates his job)

Melody:“Olivia, where is your humanity?” Bitchhhhhh I hit the flo‼️😩 did Mellie really just call Olivia ass out like that? 🤓 why yes. Yes she did. Liv goes on to “He’s no longer a leader , He just because irrelevant to the United States.

Mellie: the rebels will kill him

Liv: our hands are tied

Mellie: well we need to untie them

Liv: by going to WAR, I can’t let you do that.

Mellie: proceeds to go in on Olivia’s ass! “We brought him to the table, he was ready to sign and make peace with his enemy. You and I had finally found a solution to a 50 year old problem because of him! If that’s not enough to go to war for you tell me what is.” And in that stare off between them it was like something clicked. She remembers Fitz went to war for her, and he did it based on feelings alone. But you know Liv she still needed to weigh her options.

anonymous asked:

can you also recommend more specific destiel fics for AO3?? i prefer fluff (a little angst is good but happy ending please) and not one shot but also not crazy long? sorry if this is too much to ask >.<

Hii! I wouldn’t say too much to ask. :p 

You didn’t mention canon!verse or AU? So I guess some of both? I’m also not sure what ‘not too crazy long’ means, so I just picked longer ones but all under 100k!

Anyway, here’s a very random selection of fics that stuck with me and that, hopefully, fit your criteria! 

 The Request by Cloudyjenn [AU, 37k]
When Sam Winchester prays for his brother, Castiel is finally sent on his very first assignment. But what should be a simple love match turns into much more and Castiel finds himself risking everything to ensure the happiness of his extremely frustrating charge.

✗ The Path of Fireflies by Museaway [Canon!verse/future, 60k]
After his humanity is restored, Dean wakes up in bed with Castiel, a wedding ring, and no memory of the past twelve years.  

✗ Après by Imogenbynight [Canon!verse, 24k]
When the angels stop falling and Castiel makes his way out of the trees, he finds himself alone and oceans away from the Winchesters. For once, Dean flies to him.

✗ Professional Couple Only by Saltyfeathers [Canon!verse, 37k]
There’s a haunted apartment building in Vermont, and the ad says “Professional couple only”. Dean and Cas rise to the occasion.

✗ Pies and Prejudice by Linoresearch [AU, 97k]
Dean didn’t even want to enter this damn competition. He was happy with his life, more or less. It might not look like much from the outside, or to a younger brother headed towards a big time law career, but it wasn’t so bad that Dean needed to scrabble around for any opportunity to make a change – particularly not one as stupid as this. He’s going to throttle Sam the next time he sees him, for getting him involved in this ridiculous Bake-Off TV show. It’s bad enough that Dean has to cook in front of people he doesn’t know; he now has to go through the humiliation of being judged on it too. Its humiliation piled on humiliation, and to make matters worse Dean has to play nice with all the other suckers involved, like that rich dick-bag Castiel Novak. God, he hates that guy, and he hates that someone so awful has such a frustratingly fine ass.

✗ Peanut Butter-Pumpkin Wedding Cake by Sparseparsley [AU, 30k]
Dean is a waiter in a strip club to put his kid brother through school. Castiel is dragged to the club as a part of his sister Anna’s bachelorette party. Dean and Cas hit it off, but Dean thinks Cas is the one marrying Anna.

✗ Under The Old Apple Tree by Imogenbynight [AU, 13k]
When he was a kid, Dean’s mom told him stories about fairies at the bottom of the garden. Somehow, she forgot to mention that they were real.

✗ Of Shampoo and Fruit Flies by Almaasi [AU, 17k]
Dean’s roommate is not what anyone would call ordinary. Cas is asexual, and autistic, and he frustrates other people with his unrelentingly ‘childish’ ways – but it’s different with Dean: they have an exceptional bond, something truly profound. Dean figures Cas wouldn’t respond to the idea of a crush the way most people would, so he has no intention of telling him he’s been harbouring non-platonic feelings for him for years. Then one night everything falls to pieces: Cas overhears something he wasn’t meant to hear. Things were never normal between the two of them, but now they might never be comfortable again. 

✗ Shelter from the Storm by Viviansface [Alternative Canon!verse, 16k]
Dean is young and hunting on his own – with Sam off at Stanford and his father still chasing after Mary’s killer, it’s his job to take on the smaller cases. Ghosts, haunted woods, missing kids. He ends up in a small town on a case exactly like that, except he doesn’t find a ghost this time. Entering the supposedly haunted forest, Dean trips and falls by the river; meets Castiel and falls again, helplessly. 

✗ Enchanted Tea Emporium by Violue [AU, 10k]
As an experienced witch, Castiel has seen many captivating sights in his life. However, nothing he’s seen has ever had him quite as entranced as the sight of the man in the flower shop across the road, unloading items from the back of a truck.

✗ The Lonely Sea and the Sky by Whelvenwings [AU, 23k]
When Dean, a little lost and a little lonely, finds himself wishing on a star one night, he doesn’t expect anything to come of it, and certainly not for the star in question to fall right out of the sky. The very last thing that he could have possibly anticipated is Castiel - winged, angry and looking for the grace that he lost in the fall, so that he can get back to Heaven.

 Forget-Me-Not-Blues by Noangelsinthegarrison [AU, 68k]
Sam and Jess are getting married and Dean couldn’t be any happier for them. He’s Sam’s best man, of course, and he doesn’t even mind that Jess has her own best man to share in all the organisational duties. The more the merrier, right? Except Dean must have done something to epically piss off the universe because Jess’s best man just happens to be Castiel friggin’ Novak. He’s got even hotter since High School, but apparently no friendlier and if Cas wants to spend the week pretending like they’ve never met before? Fine. Two can play at that game.

✗ The Odd Couple by Maybaby34 [AU, 43k]
When Castiel’s girlfriend kicks him out, his best friend, Dean offers him a place to stay. Will these two opposites drive each other crazy or will they finally see what everybody around them had known for a long time? That opposites really do attract.

✗ Pie Without Plot by MajorEnglishEsquire and Orange_crushed [Canon!verse, 80k]
He is in the kitchen with flour on his hands and an apron and there is flour on his forehead and cas leans across the counter and wipes it off with his thumb and dean says “thank you” and cas says “you’re welcome” very seriously and later dean makes apple turnovers and he only ruins them a little and sam realizes it’s not a real hunt like four days into it and he lets dean stay undercover for like a week and a half or longer maybe way longer because he is such a good everything.

✗ Life in Pink by Youaresunlight [AU, 25k]
At just 33 years old, Dean Winchester is one of the most sought-after wedding planners in the city. He’s chased his dream ever since he was a kid and is now on the brink of making partner at his firm. But the wedding that’ll make or break his promotion? Is his best friend Dr. Castiel Novak’s. It’s going to be the event of the season - unlimited budget, no expense spared - and it’s the kind of task that Dean has been waiting for… except he’s hopelessly in love with Cas.

Also, if you haven’t read it yet, you might want to check out my longer fic Fortune Cookies [AU, 45k]
Dean and his best friend Jo own a bakery together. When a salesman named Crowley visits Dean to make a deal, Dean has no idea of the consequences, and his world turns upside down when an actual angel literally crashes into his life. For the first time in his thirty-year-existence, Dean is overwhelmed by real companionship, wings, and most of all… love. 

Have fun! 

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Harry and grace #10

Harry Styles wasn’t as confident as he let on. In fact, he was quite insecure about every aspect of his life. His jokes were never very funny. He never got picked first when Niall organized football matches. Sometimes he was plagued with a bit of stage fright before a gig. He wasn’t a good cook. He was useless at Sudoku. But nothing rattled his nerves quite like his relationship with his girlfriend did. They’d been a couple for two years and they were living together, but whenever he thought about their future, he got a feeling in his gut that reminded him of the time Grace made him try twelve different chocolate cupcakes in one sitting.

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Scandal Review, Episode 410 "Run"

Kerry Washington y'all. Kerry Washington did the damned thing and I was here for all of it.

She showed her full range, and didn’t just rely on gritting her teeth and screeching like a banshee.

Let me just give you the slow clap girl:

By the way y'all, she was barefoot. That’s for all you people who were speculating that she was running in heels. I’m kinda laughing at you. Sorry. Ok, I’m not because you were all blinded by your hate for Shonda that you didn’t see what was pretty obvious to anybody with eyes.

Anyway, without further ado, let’s get into what I hated and what I loved about the episode


1. Say it with me people. Jake. Always Jake. 

Why we had to recap that scene from the previous episode over and over, I have no clue.

By the way, just in case you were hoping that my thoughts on Scott Foley have changed one iota, please know that that will never happen. If anything, I despise him and his character even more than I did in November. I’ll never be here for a guy who was literally shoe-horned into a show because his master is obsessed with him.

Speaking of The Human Vibrator, did y'all notice that Jake had love handles as he was running down the street after the decoy car? 

Must be all those freaking Gettysburgers he’s been force-feeding Olivia and chomping down on. Being a woman who never takes her eye off the ball with regards to what she consumes, I love how much effort it obviously takes for Scott Foley to get in shape and keep in shape. It does my heart good knowing that he’s only ever a burger away from looking as doughy as he did when he first appeared on Scandal.

By the way, I didn’t watch live because I had something on, but when I got home, I put on my DVR, and fast forwarded as much of the Jake scenes as I could.

2. Olivia has a neighbor across from her apartment???

 For four seasons the elevator went to her apartment, and the only door there was her door. Sometimes I feel that the set decorators know that we’ll pick up on these continuity errors but don’t seem to give a fuck. I wish they’d stop.

3. The fact that the kidnappers didn’t kill Jake. 

Like whut? Dude, you guys wouldn’t have had to kill an innocent old black lady if you’d have just taken Jake out. Also, there would have been nobody to alert her Gladiators that Olivia was missing in the first place if you’d killed his ass. Can’t a girl get catch a break here? Please, somebody kill this character.

4. Ian was obviously a plant dude!

 Initially, I hated the fact that Olivia didn’t figure out that the guy she was sharing a cell with was obviously faking it. Then I remembered that I’m watching a TV drama where I’m always looking out for nefarious characters to show up. If that was me in Olivia’s shoes, I’d probably be pretty grateful for the human connection.

Once I put myself in her shoes, I totally understood why she would trust that he was who he said he was. The people screaming about why Olivia blabbed to him forget that she’s not Jack Bauer, she’s in a box, seemingly in some far off country, and the only human connection, the only person who she can trust is a guy sharing a cell with her. Instantly, there’s a natural connection there, a natural bond.

So my only quibble with that scene, ended up being the specifics of what she said about Fitz, rather than just mentioning that she’d worked for the POTUS, she told him that he loved her? Nope, not buying that part. As much as she was trying to reassure herself and him at the same time, I simply refuse to believe that she would have spilt all that tea.

5. Abby appearing as The Grim Reaper.

Girl, you couldn’t just let her enjoy her brief break from reality? Seriously?

Anyway, that’s pretty much all I hated, let’s go on to the goodness of this episode.


1. Kerry Washington kicked ass and took names this episode.

She carried this entire episode, and I loved it. It reminded me that she used to be a movie actress. She used to act in pretty good movies too.

2. The 38 minutes where we didn’t get to see Jake.

3. The entire kidnapping scene was so freaking well done. I was tense as fuck all the way through.

4. “Run Forrest run”

Oh the shade of it all.

5. I loved that Olivia isn’t Jack Bauer, and on this episode at least she wasn’t being portrayed as a badass fighter. Olivia is a spoilt, privileged princess. Her greatest weapon has always been her brain, not her muscle power. She wears designer clothes, carries around expensive bags and drinks rare red wine. She ain’t about that 24 life. Although I suspect that Shonda and her writers are going to change that in upcoming episodes.

6. “Do you have someone you care about? Someone you love?”

I loved that she wanted to save Ian. Because for me, this is one of the most constant thing about her as a character. Even when her gut was all kinds of off, and she was deluding herself about who she loves, or about how trustworthy her father is, the one thing that has never changed since season one has been her need to save people. I get that people see that as a failing on her part, but I say fuck that. I love that part of her, and honestly, for good or bad, I hope she never loses it, because that is her greatest saving grace.

7. Olivia putting the paper over the toilet seat. Girl was brave even getting on there in the first place. That shit was foul. (Erm, pun intended)

8. “I’m Olivia Pope. And it’s funny because it’s useless.”

This was so heartbreaking.

8A:  “Ian, if I’m missing, the President of The United States will find me…he wont stop looking for me.”

Olivia’s conviction that Fitz would find her had me sobbing into my wine glass.

9. “Your father is Ike Turner”

So many lols. You know that line was all Shonda.

10. The dysfunction of Olivia thinking that maybe she’d been implanted with a tracking device. 

 Girl needs to get new friends.

11. “Five minutes and I’m coming in”

Loved this sequence. It was so freaking well done.

12. “You mess with his pay day you’ll know how mad he’ll be.”

So who the hell is really paying these guys?

13. Olivia using the underwire in her bra to try to unlock the window.

14. Olivia putting her 90lbs, 5.1 frame in front of a man twice her size to save him.

All the freaking feels.

15. Olivia still keeping her wits about her even in the most dire of circumstances.

This is who Olivia should have always been. Had we had this episode in season three, and had her character not been diminished to the extent that it was in S3, people could enjoy this episode without waiting for the other shoe to fall.

16. The Dream sequence minus Jake.

I fully realize that Vermont will never happen, and Olivia’s dream was probably Shonda and the writers bidding it farewell, but it still put me in my Olitz feels. Something I rarely feel as much of these days. Kerry and Tony still have wicked chemistry guys, and I’ll always be mad that Shonda decided to turn their relationship into something toxic.

Anyway, let’s appreciate the scenes some more shall we?


I did find it interesting that Vermont was Olivia’s happy place. 

 She dreams that Jake rescues her, and she dreams that he pretty much takes her back to Fitz, where she lived happily ever after with him. Basically Olakers, Olivia was dreaming of the guy she actually loves, not that bland milquetoast fool who couldn’t even protect her. As a sometimes/always./maybe Olitz fan, I was all:

when I saw that she was dreaming of Fitz. I’m not even sorry.

 Whatever the narrative with the terminally bland Jake, Shonda always takes so much effort to let us know that Fitz is her soul mate, the person she ultimately wants to live her life with.

16A. Olivia’s wedding set. 

Did you see that huge assed diamond ring? All the damned feels. I want him to divorce his wife for real and marry Olivia dammit. Is that too much to ask for? Shonda?

17. Everything that Olivia was wearing in the dream sequence in Vermont.

18. “I’m protecting him”

Awwww, Tom!! Gosh I found it so interesting that of all people, Tom was in this dream sequence, and that he tells Olivia that she asked him to come protect Fitz from her.

It was kind of a small moment, but actually, I think that it said so much about how Olivia views herself when it comes to Fitz. “I’m the Scandal” she said to The Human Vibrator at the end of last season, and that idea that she’s bad for Fitz is actually pretty organic to her character. She’s always trying to save Fitz and to fix him. If this was any other writing team, I’d give them a congrats for carrying that idea through from season one until now. But I have trust issues when it comes to the writers sooooo….

19. Guys her hair was laid, her make-up,was flawless, and her casual clothes were perfection. 

Her entire look gave me Happy Birthday Mr President feels. Well done Lyn Paolo. See Sweetie, the less elaborate her clothing, the better she looks. Simple works lady.

20. “Do you know how to use a Dutch oven?”

Even dream Abby insists on shading Liv and her can’t-cook-won’t-cook self.

21. “You have to rescue yourself”

22A. I am all about Liv rescuing herself. Maybe with a little help from her Gladiators, but they’re her family, so I’m good with that.

23. Liv breaking down when she realizes that her one avenue of escape is gone.

24. Liv putting her hands over her mouth to stop herself from totally losing it. Ugh.

All the feels. Kerry Washington. Maaaan….

25. Olivia shooting one of her kidnappers in the head.

For a second, I thought there would be blanks in the gun, I know some of you did too, don’t lie.

26. “Knowledge is power”

Olivia’s discovery that Ian was the mastermind behind her kidnapping, and that it was all an elaborate hoax.

The fact that it was basically a film set? Wow. I know none of you all saw that coming.

Wow, people, that was a lot. That for me was an excellent episode, and if people weren’t so mad at Shonda, they’d agree too.

So, where do we think Olivia is? 

 Who do we think was behind her kidnapping? And does it in fact have anything to do with Andrew, like we were led to believe in the mid-season finale?

Personally, I think that this is bigger than the terminally bland Andrew. I just don’t see him being this smart. Let’s face it, he thinks that he can screw Mellie Grant and another woman at the same time and get away with it, so he really isn’t that smart.  Unless they’re actually working together…

Anyway, for me, this can only have been masterminded by one of three people: Sally Langston, Hollis Doyle, or Mellie Grant. The question is, out of those three, who profits the most out of Fitz going to war with West Angola?

Sally Langston to me is the least likely, because she’s such a religious nut that I can’t see her planning anything this heinous, and involving somebody who’s never harmed her. Plus for all her terrible ways, she wasn’t a bad person per se. Well except for the fact that she killed her husband, but that was a heat of the moment craziness, and not her usual mode of behavior so I’ll give her a pass on that.

Maybe it’s Hollis Doyle, but I don’t think so, just because this seems way too personal for him. Hollis is all about the money, we know that, but was he ever aware of Fitz and Olivia’s relationship?

I think it has to be somebody who knows the depth of Fitz’s feelings for Olivia. It’s a big risk, kidnapping a civilian and threatening to kill her if the president doesn’t go to war with another country. You’d have to know about their relationship to even assume that such a threat would work.

So for me, that leaves Mellie. Mellie is pretty much the only enemy of Olivia Pope who knows that Fitz would probably burn the world to save her. Sure people might imagine that they were having an affair, but they wouldn’t necessarily have intimate knowledge of the depth of that relationship. (Although, it did play out as if Ian didn’t know her secret) I think she’s enlisted Andrew’s help, because if we believe that he has been in love with Mellie for over a decade, we could buy that he would do anything for her. Including having Fitz’s ex lover kidnapped.

I think that this is a way of getting her husband out of power. I think she’s working with Andrew to oust him out of office. I don’t know precisely know how that benefits Mellie, because she’s tied to Fitz for better or worse, but I still say it’s her. It may not make that much sense, but never forget that Verna, an old woman riddled with cancer tried to assassinate the POTUS, y'all.

What are your theories?


As much as I loved this episode, I’m just going to go ahead and assume that it was an episode that Shonda wanted to do, and that in a few episodes, it will be like it never happened, but I’m going to go ahead and bask in the brilliance that was Run anyway. It might be a while before we experience such a great episode again, and one that utterly showcases Olivia Pope, the way that this one did.

No need for Jamie and Claire GIFs this episode, instead I’ll leave you with Fitz, Liv in Showergate Part Two:

This entire sequence had me like:

Surfbort. Lol.

Scandal Review, Episode 505, You've Been Served...

Well waddaya know, two episodes in a row, and I’m still mostly happy.
Of course I knew that Zahir McGee would have to call Olivia some kind of derogatory name during the episode, he never disappoints. He did it through Edison, but he still did it. Overall it was a really good episode, and I was all set for giving him so much kudos for Olivia’s speech, only to find out that somebody else apparently wrote it. So sorry Zahir, you are still a douche to me. To be honest, even if you had written Liv’s amazing monologue, you’d still be like shit on my shoe. 

Anyway, let’s get on with it shall we?

What I Hated

Every scene with Jake’s irrelevant ass of course.

Why can’t he just be killed off? Why Shonda, why?

And to find out that they cut the scenes of Liv and Fitz on an actual public date, just so we could watch Jake feed Olivia Gettysburgers? Really? Did anybody actually give a fuck about that scene? Did it even add anything to the episode? Even the fact that he finally admitted Elise was his wife was anti-climactic because as we saw, Olivia didn’t give a shit. What a waste of two minutes that could have been spent on that date and on this goodness right here:

God I hate Jake so much. I hate him in every capacity, and I will hate him forever and ever, Amen.

What I Loved

1.  Michael:  "We talked about this, we talked about keeping it together, didn’t we?“

Oh my fucking God, the show finally remembered that Cyrus is married! Woohoo! 
I liked that he seemed to be the voice of reason for an ever spiraling Cyrus. Now all we need is to see his adorable brown baby.

2.  Mellie voting yes to open an investigation into impeaching her husband. 

Oh Mellie, you are such a tool. How the fuck does this woman not realize that involving herself in this mess will, A, scupper her chances of being voted in as president, and B, her hands are as dirty as the rest of them. Mellie Girl, you had an affair with Andrew, the guy who had Olivia kidnapped in the first place. The guy who blackmailed Fitz into choosing between going to war for her, or letting her die. Mellie, you are the flaming idiot who handed the names of 16 jurors to the man who arranged for them to be slain. Mellie, you were a key part of Defiance. Mellie, Daniel Douglas was murdered because of what you and Cyrus did, and you helped cover it up. 

Mellie, where the fuck are your brains? Right now, you’re just an embarrassment and I’m  not sure what Shonda is trying to do with you. We keep being told that you’re usually the smartest woman in the room, but guuurl, you haven’t been the smartest person in the room for five seasons now, even when it was just you and Baby Teddy. Girl go get your life and learn to strategize for the love of all things Oprah.

3.  Fitz and Olivia on a date.

Fitz looked so proud bless him, he has not one fuck left to give. He has Olivia by his side, and that’s all he cares about. My blinkered little romantic you. Olivia on the other hand looked like she was going to a lynching. This is not who she is at all. All this attention from the press. Literally her worst nightmare come true.
As a Fitz and Olivia fan though? I squeed like a two year old. I love the idea of them just stepping into their truth and finally doing what we’ve longed for them to do for 4 long seasons.

4.  Fitz:  ”I have done nothing wrong and I certainly haven’t committed any impeachable offences.“

Fitz sweetie, you need to sit down with that mess. You’ve done a whole lot of shit during your tenure as president, it’s just that nobody knows about them. Yet.

5.  David:  "I’m just here to say, you need a lawyer.”

David was actually great in this scene. How often can we say that? Bless his cotton socks, but the truth is, he’s usually surplus to requirement.

6.  David telling Fitz not to talk to Olivia about the possibility of impeachment.

Oh how I laughed. David, Sweetie, have you met this man? That’s like asking him not to breathe.

7.  Olivia putting up all the newspaper headlines about her.

Sorry, all I could think was how pretty she looked in that black and white blouse, and her hair was flawless. Shallow much? Well I guess it was better than reading some of those awful headlines. 

8.  Quinn: “A lawyer can’t do all that.
Leo:  "No, but I can.“
Quinn:  ”You hired Leo?“
Leo: ”Thing 1, and Thing 2, and a new additions to the bestiary? Hold on, familiar face, recent headliner, yes, the man who hid in a closet while the mayor’s wife was being filleted. The coward of the county, Marcus Walker! If this bunch is your go-to, you obviously called me just in time.“

Oh how I love Leo’s presence. Olivia needs somebody as ruthless as him in her corner. I love that she was being proactive and trying to take control. Unlike Mellie who was still  walking around clueless, without a solid plan. We’ll get to her later.

9.  Leo:  ”We’re going to take what the public views as a cheap and tawdry affair between the president and his former Communications and we are going to spin it, into the greatest romance ever told. Olivia and Fitz, a love like no other. See my plan even has a name.“  

Olivia:  ”No.“

Who was surprised that A, Liv said no, and B, that she would have to change her stance by the end of the episode? I have to give her props though, the ”Olivia Pope, woman of the people“ slant was working until the discovery of Doux Bebe. Which I’m still confused about, but we’ll address that later.

10.  Leo:  ”That’s the thing about the great ones, they perform no matter what utter crap they are dealt.

Leo has Jokes, and he made me laugh so much this episode.

11.  Leo going through Olivia’s apartment.

So many lols. I especially love that he told her that she had to do her shopping at a regular mall. Poor Liv, even her wardrobe is under attack.

12.  Olivia:  ”He never gave me anything.“

Oh Liv, there’s the matter of a house in Vermont and a ring from his grandma. I knew one of them would have to come out before the end of the episode. Luckily it wasn’t the house.

13.  Leo: ”Where’s all her food?“
Huck: ”You mean her wine and popcorn?
Leo:  ”Whatever, where does she buy it?“

Huck:  "She uses a delivery service.”

Olivia:  “I don’t have time to go grocery shopping.

Leo:  "Of course not, you’re too busy getting your freak-on with the Prez.“

Leo is so freaking shady though. But I did laugh, even while I was low-key thinking that was a Zahir McGee type line. I can’t help it, I’ve hated him since he called Olivia The Help in that horrendous episode in season three.

14.  Olivia:  ”Edison.

Edison:  ”Olivia.“

Oh. Ugh. Ok. That guy. 

I guess we were bound to see him again, but I hate that Olivia had to go to beg him for help. Oh well, desperate times…

15.  Edison:  ”A criminal. A whore, an idiot, and a liar.

Olivia:  ”Excuse me.

Edison:  ”A criminal, a whore, an idiot and a liar. That’s what you said to me. You dressed me down, then implied that I was clinically insane for suggesting that you were screwing the president.“

Olivia: "I should go.”

Edison: “Sit down Olivia. If you want me to help you, you’re going to be honest with me. You’re going to admit to my face that you were never in love with me, that you never had any intention of marrying me. That you tried to make a fool of me for seeing you for exactly what you are. A criminal, a whore, and idiot and a liar. You want me to lie, you owe me the truth.”

So that was how Zahir McGee chose to call Olivia a whore this time round huh? I was waiting for it, and there it was. Told y'all.

Edison was so salty though, and I kinda get it, but then I don’t because nobody in their right mind would divulge the fact that they were sleeping with the president. Also, Olivia called off their engagement, and she didn’t string him along for too long, and I think she meant it when she said yes, but then she agreed to wait for Fitz, and we all know how that mess turned out.  Edison and Olivia were so incompatible though. They just did not fit, and when you’re telling your guy about having Chinese Walls between you, there’s a serious problem. Sorry Edison, I didn’t feel you back in season two, and I don’t feel you now. I guess you’re better than  Jake though, in that you haven’t physically abused her, so there’s that. 

Also. I guess he did as he promised in the end and gave her a glowing personal testimonial on national TV. I’m still salty though. Edison, dude, she was way outta your league, you just need to deal with it.
I noticed that he must have given somebody else his grandmother’s ring though because he had a wedding band on. Still didn’t stop him from being salty and petty, four years later.  Ugh.

16.  Cyrus giggling at the Edison interview like he was watching a spectator sport.


17.  Olivia and Fitz watching the Edison interview, looking like an old married couple.

I love them. So much.

18.  Fitz:  "It can’t have been easy going to him.“

Olivia ”Hmm.. He called me a hypocrite.

Fitz. ”But he did what you asked.

Olivia:  ”Even hypocrites get to call in their chits.“

Fitz:  "It’s good. It changes the conversation. Those chits might have just saved us both.

Seriously, I could literally stare at the both of them together all day long. I can’t help but love how much Fitz adores her. The romantic in me practically screams whenever he looks at her. There’s just so much adoration there. I’m telling you, their relationship is more or less the only reason I’ve kept faith with the mess that the last two seasons wrought.

19.  Patty Snell.

I’m in love.

20.  Patty:  "What I want is to glue your hands to the podium and say that the president and his administration are cooperating fully with the committee and the investigations, over and over, a thousand million times. Sing it, yell it, don’t care, just as long as that’s it.

I’m a fan. She’s the female version of Leo and I loved it.
Although, when she had the bright idea of sending all the apparently pointless White House document files over to the investigators at the senate, I did wonder if that was going to come back and bite them in the ass. Well this is Scandal after all. Nothing is ever straight forward.

21.  Mellie:  ”But also it makes them look like they have something to hide. We should take these over to the senate gallery, hold a press conference and show the American people how scared and sneaky this White House is behaving.

Good Lord, Mellie Grant has to be the dumbest person on this show. Is this supposed to prove how worthy of winning the presidential election she is? Do the writers think that that they are actually selling her smarts? She’s dumb as fuck and I can’t listen to her without wanting to choke the bitch.

22.  Senator Gibson:  ”I’m sorry, we?“

Mellie:  ”Not just us, the whole committee of course.“

Women’s Caucus Lady: ”You do realize that you have to recuse yourself from this investigation.“

Mellie:  ”Recuse myself?

Gibson:  ”Yeah, resign from the committee. The conflict of interest is as clear as day.“

Mellie:  ”This investigation is far bigger than my relationship with the president. I represent the people of Virginia. You can’t expect me to step down from this.

Caucus Lady:  ”Mellie, you’re in the middle of divorcing the man we’re investigating, your presence on the committee would be highly…

Gibson. “a distraction. A sideshow. It would taint an already salacious…

Mellie:  ”I am not some scorned woman bitching about my ex, I am a senator and a member of the judiciary.

Gibson:  ”As far as the American people are concerned, you are a scorned woman bitching about your ex.

Mellie stays being dumb as hell for not realizing without being told what a conflict of interest her even being involved in the committee is.  As for not being a scorned wife, that was the entire reason she decided to get involved in the impeachment in the first place. Idiot.

However, did y'all notice that the caucus lady said ”You’re in the middle of divorcing the man that we’re investigating?“
So the divorce is going through? Wooohoooo!
About damned time.

Now I just need Fitz to take off that damned ring.

23.  Leo: ”Wake her up, separate her from that presidential spoon and drive her out of bed.“

Lol. Leo was mad. As Liv herself would have been.

24.  Noah Baker: ”The president liked it, and he did indeed put a ring on it.

So somebody leaked the existence of Doux Bebe to the press. What I can’t figure out is how this made things worse for Olivia? What difference did it make? Why was she no longer ”Every Woman?“ She was still the same woman that the president was having an affair with. Surely the ring validated what she meant to Fitz?  I need somebody to explain this crap to me.

25.  ”What is the first rule? Your first rule?“

Olivia ”Do not lie.“

Leo:  ”DO NOT LIE! Olivia Pope, woman of the people, she is gone, she is history. It’s time for Olivia Pope love struck teenager.

Olivia:  ”I can’t sell that.“

Leo:  ”You will sell that! You will sit down with an interviewer of my choice and you will speak as if you were chatting with your bestie about your innocent and your uncontrollably doe-eyed love for the president of the United States. That is the plan, that is the only way to spin your way out of the diamond ring you neglected to tell me about.

Lol. Leo was mad as hell. At least it wasn’t Vermont that was revealed. Now that would have been a nightmare for everybody. 

26.  Mellie basically crawling over to Cyrus’s house, looking all sorry for herself.

So she was the one who told the committee about Doux Bebe?  I wonder how she even knew?  Actually I don’t care how she knew. All I know is, instead of hiring herself somebody to work on her image, she went to Cyrus with her bottom lip dragging on the carpet. I can’t with her woe-is-me bullshit.

27.  Senator Gibson and the Caucus Lady trying to blackmail Marcus.


28.  The next scene after that one was Olivia going over to the Human Vibrator’ house, and I just didn’t give a shit about it, so I saw up to the point where Elise tried to make a point by kissing THV, I saw Liv’s non-reaction, and I just fast forwarded. Jake doubling up as Lyanla trying to fix Liv’s life isn’t what I watch this show for.

29.  Marcus telling Gibson and the Caucus Lady that he wants to be a good citizen.

I didn’t think for one second that he’d sell Olivia out, but it was nice to get the confirmation of that later.

30.  Olivia starting out the Noah Baker interview trying to be all girly.

Girl what are you doing? I cringed so hard.I have to say that’s a testament to Kerry’s embodiment of this character, that Liv trying to be all girly and cute just made me want to die of second hand embarrassment, considering that that is how Kerry herself is in real life.

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This Scandal (404) episode!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Olivia Pope, bitches!!!!

DO NOT PISS off Olivia Pope! She will ruin you. I wonder if those parents picked their jaws up off the floor yet. Hahahah, bitches! You got Poped.

So, Karen had Olivia’s personal number still. Interesting. I don’t think it’s just because oh, she’s a crisis manager. I want to see more.

I will say it again, Scandal is ratchet at hell. Eiffel tower, doe?

Y’all see how Olivia is playing house with Jake. His presence and dependability (and penis) are the best things he has going for him. Olivia is trying out that “normal” life. Didn’t I just say in my 402 piece that she kind of fetishizes normalcy even though she thinks she’s not built (or entitled) to it? But then there was a call to remind us that Olivia doesn’t live that normal life for a reason. 

And um, y’all really expect me to believe Olivia—flawless skin, body, hair—is eating Gettysburger every night? On what planet? Fauxlake is junk which is why they are always eating junk. Lastly, it’s a gotdamn shame that the Gettysburger logo has no top hat. Where is your sense of decency?

And yaaaaaas! Cyrus for telling Abby to check that unwarranted hate at the door. You can Pope Lite all you want to, but we all know that you would not be where you are were it in no small part to Olivia Pope. So cut the crap. You know your personal feelings are the ones that are hurt, Abby. So woman up and talk to Olivia about that stuff.

Tom, I’m going into my liquor cabinet right now, homie. You dead

Rowan, Rowan, Rowan. You shady ass mothafucka! Damn, stitching Jake up like that. And you had the nerve to give Tom the “thanks for taking one for the Republic, bruh” look? Woo.

Everybody had chokes this episode, I see.

Speaking of which, Jake, I’m not even gonna say amen on your ass because you’re good at being saved. As much as I can’t stand you, I don’t want you to go out for some ish you didn’t do. But bwhahahahahaha, Fitz, was like I’m not fittin’ hear from your bitch ass right now. You can wait with Lauren. See ya.

I was like

When Fitz read Mellie like a bad tabloid (h/t @spectaclesinscript ) and her ass had no retort for his accusations except to focus on the sex tape and call him a bad father. You’re not lying, but, ok, selfish mother. But nice job on the moment with Karen. Seriously. And I loved that Karen actually asked about her well-being.

But then Fitzgerald had to go be Fitzgerald and be vindictive because he was mad at Olivia for going away with Jake. He is really grasping at straws with how he behaved towards Olivia. Not the initial approach, but his physical reactions. Boo, I know it hurts. You feel like Olivia is all you have left in the world even when she wasn’t really there. But you CANNOT treat her like that! You should thank baby jesus that she loves you and that I do, too. Fuuuuuck, Fitz! Fix yourself because I’m feeling a Rihanna song coming on. Sometimes I love you, sometimes I wanna push you away. Sometimes I wanna kiss you, other times…punch you in the face…Why is everything with you so complicated? Why do you make it hard to love you. Oh, I hate it. But if you really want to be [an ass], I’ll throw my hands up, cuz [Fitzy] I tried. Everything with you is so complicated. Oh I….

Yellow card, dude. Yellow card.

But gaaaaaahhhh! That breathy Olitz scene and “I miss you”. Ugh, the two of you. Fuck y’all, man.

And umm, I don’t wanna say anything because  I have no receipts it’s probs totes a coincidence, but…

In this episode, Fitz said he was failing at being president, father and now man. Then he said, “heavy is the head that wears the crown”. My 217 essay was titled “Tilting the Crown” and I described Fitz as a beautiful tryptich (3 components) art piece: President, father and man. I said the ‘man’ portion was specifically related to Olivia.::hair flip::

He’s failed at all three sides to his character. The emperor is naked. This is good.

I’m actually really happy that Fitz is going to get to see Olivia differently this time. I think his view had been myopic. Yes, he knows she’s brilliant, beautiful and flawless at her job. BUT, I don’t think he sees her as someone’s daughter, someone’s friend, someone’s boss. As a fucking person. That she is not “his”, and certainly not his salvation. I loved the parallels between Olivia’s childhood and how Fitz is attempting to parent Karen. Sweeping problems under the rug has consequences. Fitz you know that from your own childhood. And Olivia for damn sure knows. 

Dependency is like addiction. And addiction is abusive–to the self and to others.Y’all didn’t I say that Fitz must learn to not need Olivia this season. Been saying it since 318. AND  from my S4 poster commentary, that I want these two people to rediscover what they like about each other as people—without the desperation, without the Vermont fantasy life, just Liv and Fitz. Ugh.

OK, those are just my initial reactions on one viewing. Later.