Submitted: will Fitz be petty?
“All us are so looking forward to Thursday episode, for many obvious reasons but the one I want to see this most is Fitz acknowledging Olivia becoming command. We are almost definitely positive that Papa Popes visit to Vermont included telling him that precious nugget. How does Fitz respond? How does Liv respond? It got me to think about one of their last face to face encounters. Olivia had found out about Fitz becoming command and she didn’t appreciate or approve the move. Below I posted a verbatim account of that interaction.
L: “The money’s going to fund a reconstituted B613. Isn’t it? What did my father say to get you to do this? What was his angle this time? Are the two of you working together now?”
F: “I did what I had to do as President of the United States. We need protection like this now more than ever.”
L: “You know where this road leads, Fitz.You’ve seen it firsthand.”
F: “ It’s gonna be different this time.”
L: “Why is that?”
F: “Because I’ll be running it.”
L: “So that’s how he did it. (Scoffs) That was his promise. And you bought it.”
F: “What I did was take matters into my own hands.”
L: “He manipulated you. He will work against you at every turn. And when the time is right, he will try to seize control.”
F: “And how would that be any different from the past eight years? You think someone hasn’t been trying to seize control or, in one form or another, replace me? You just described every single day I’ve spent in the White House, Olivia. This is my chance to effect real change.To make a real difference.You, of all people, should understand that.”
L: “I wanted you to stay.”
O: “I was going to ask you to stay.To forget Vermont. I didn’t want you to leave. I wanted you to stay here… With me.”
F: “Well, guess what. Now I am.”
L: “Yes. You are. Now you are going to run the organization that ruined my father’s life. And mine.
I wanted you to stay. But not like this!”
Can Our boy Fitzgerald Grant get petty and throw these words back in her face?”
I would love for those words to come back (not necessarily out of pettiness because Liv will not hear them. She will just strike out in retaliation because Fitz got too close to the truth. That is her way.). I want them to come back because Olivia’s motivation, in part, to run B6-13 has much to do with her seeing herself as the answer. That the WH and B6-13 will be different because she will be the one in control. But, as Fitz said, someone is always trying to take control, so Liv is essentially left in the role she had before: damage control (also the original name of Scandal!). But I guess that would fit with her addiction to the cycles of chaos.