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The path this series has taken is a betrayal to the lead character, Olivia. First, when we met the character Olivia, in the initial promos, and the first episode, she was introduced as someone who we could rely on, to rely on her instincts. We learned early she was someone who wore the "White hat" someone who always worked towards good, honesty, and integrity. This is no longer the case. And, it will take a miracle for her to be reunited with the qualities we were sold in the first few episodes. Characters grow as we have seen in other series on television but they always stay true to their core qualities. Olivia, is not as desirable as she was because she is no longer unique, or different from the others in her midst. She's just like them which kills her originality and courage. In the series Damages, for example, we saw that the lead character was not honest, she was bad from the start, whose going to trust her, but we were fascinated by her darkness, because the people she went up against practiced evil with a wider brush, and we wanted her to succeed because it took someone like her to think the way they did and bring them down. Not so in the case of Scandal, Olivia has been sullied, and we no longer see her in white, morally, and that has seriously injured her credibility with me because I no longer can root for her.

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The path this series has taken is a betrayal to the lead character, Olivia. First, when we met the character Olivia, in the initial promos, and the first episode, she was introduced as someone who we could rely on, to rely on her instincts. We learned early she was someone who wore the "White hat" someone who always worked towards good, honesty, and integrity. This is no longer the case. And, it will take a miracle for her to be reunited with the qualities we were sold in the first few episodes. Characters grow as we have seen in other series on television but they always stay true to their core qualities. Olivia, is not as desirable as she was because she is no longer unique, or different from the others in her midst. She's just like them which kills her originality and courage. In the series Damages, for example, we saw that the lead character was not honest, she was bad from the start, whose going to trust her, but we were fascinated by her darkness, because the people she went up against practiced evil with a wider brush, and we wanted her to succeed because it took someone like her to think the way they did and bring them down. Not so in the case of Scandal, Olivia has been sullied, and we no longer see her in white, morally, and that has seriously injured her credibility with me because I no longer can root for her. I can understand the president doing what he did because he still isn't himself, and we were told he might suffer some personality changes, after all there are cases where people suffer head injuries and experience a more violent personality or other changes for the worst, but we had no such warning about Olivia to explain her past behavior, agreeing to tamper with an election.

It would have been better if she had been brought in to fix what they had done wrong, since she is a fixer, not have her agree to do wrong, she wears the "White hat" so how could you let her do that. I think until a serious effort is made to redeem her, viewers will drift from this show, personally I feel the lead character has been betrayed with this story line. It's disorienting and sad. I loved this show very, very, much. Now, I will stick with just reading the reviews. I can't stand watching what they (the writers) have done to her... betraying your lead character's integrity is like offering Clorox to clean up a stain but giving the person wet wipes. It sucks!

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@ Nele

thats kind of the same i feel. I want someone to root for in a series and im striggling who to root for in Scandal. I like Davids character but he is written as someone you just know will get screwed over and over again. He is just a bother for our flawed heroes team who needs to be squashed as he might actually try to do the right thing. I just jope the writers will find a way to let Olivia be a real moral compass again not just by her words but also by her actions.

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I love watching the show but I've to say one thing: I just hate the whole team, including Olivia. I'm really, really rooting for David, because seriously somehow everyone in this team got so unlikable in this season. Not the unlikable like "flawed hero", but I really can't stand this people.
I guess I keep watching, because I hope that David/justice will win in the end...

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@Sa'ad702 Well there still is a difference between being Commander in Chief and actually killing someone with your own hands.

Saad702

I was very much in shock and awe with this episode. Learning that Verna was behind this whole thing was very intense. I somehow thought it was Mellie or that she had some part in it. Maybe she does. We see Verna catching Olitz at it, so maybe she goes to Mellie. Its still a possibility!!!

Don't know why people are shocked with this whole thing that Fitz killed Verna, he kills hundreds of people when he sends his Seals to dispatch dictators and the likes. Seriously. He was just so pissed that everyone he 'trusted' was involved in giving him something that he didn't deserve.
I don't like Fitz much, he is an arrogant piece of work. I sincerely hope that somehow he looses the re election.

Fortyseven

Good (soft) arc ending. Damn, Fitz!

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But overall Scandal is one of the most intense series on TV right now and definately in my top5 ( along with Homeland/Suits/Elementary and The Walking Dead ).
Btw very nice review , you can tell that you actually are really into the series and not just write about it.

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OOOOOOOOMG BEST SHOW EVER I CAN´T BELIEVE WHAT FITZ DID WELL I CAN BUT MY JAW IS STILL ON THE FLOOR.

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What i really hated though was that she just had to take down her loyal friends with her. Abby might have had a real shot at a happier life but oh no Olivias needs are higher than hers. She knew that Abby "owed" her.
Again i love Scandal its one of the best series out there , i just hate this glorifying of Olivia about how strong and tough she is. To me her actions are selfish and week and her remorse after the fact doesnt face me.
I actually cheered a little inside when Fitz shot her down like that in the church. Getting rejected by a killer. Ouch.




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