The speech that Olivia gave Edison may be the best of the season. Those lines were on fire and on point. I maybe fist bumped her in my mind for that. He has been such a bore, and the fact he just keeps letting himself in to her home is absolutely out of line. I wanted him to be a good man, but he's just another man who wants what he wants with no regard to what she wants. Olivia clearly has a type. I get more and more nervous week by week about the election rigging coming out. Clearly we are headed there. And I hate it. I don't want to watch an impeachment or a drawn out arc where Fitz loses everything he thought he learned because the people who were his people did the unspeakable. But where does the show go? Something is coming of it, but do with have a Scandal with out Fitz as president? Do we have a Scandal without Olivia sleeping with him (and thus being the biggest Scandal of all?). I just get more nervous and it's getting hard to watch it come to a head!
You know I've hated this infidelity aspect for many reasons. But it's so hard to hate it when it's clear that time and time again one woman was making choices purely about how much they care about him. Even the actions of late have been selfish. If Fitz had woken up and not been president? I don't think he would have cared nearly as much as Mellie cared. And he had to push himself further than he should have simply to keep those he cares about out of prison. Mellie's dealings with him were more about how everything effects the presidency and her stances as First Lady though his as President. It's gross. And I hate seeing it. Him asking for a divorce was so less than shocking, but the fact remains that over Mellie's dead body will she give up her hold as First Lady. Not after what she's done to get there.
I think that Olivia made that choice because of her overwhelming guilt over their actions. That when his "people" asked her what she wanted, each stating what they would get out of his presidency, she wasn't being selfish. The only thing she got out of it was the love of her life achieving his dream. Olivia made/makes wrong choices every time it concerns Fitz. She's intelligent enough to know that. I am always interested to see where her internal battle takes her.
I was all KACHOW! when Elena saw that Caroline is not her best friend any more, she is Stefans best friend. Which is a whole new layer of betrayal between the two of them. Caroline was so out of line telling Stefan about Elena & Damons 'activities'....but at least now Elena knows she can't trust her to be on her side about anything any more. I loved Caroline last season...but she's falling out of favor quickly and I just wish her and Stefan would hook up already (and leave Tyler to be with someone, anyone, else. Because for all the dick moves on Tyler's part...she is more invested in Stefans life than that of her boyfriend.
I am so annoyed with the turn of Stefan's character. I mean just shut.up.dude. I thought Elena's description of feeling like a broken toy in need of fixing was so on point. Stefan's problem has always been the need to keep Elena this perfect thing in his life. Never wanting her to be involved, always wanting to keep her away from the reality of his life, always wanting her to be this perfect human that's all for him. Too bad Damon took her out of the box and played with her (boom. I went there). Stefan and Elena can't just be what they were, and I'm going to need Stefan to realize that. Although as long as there's hot Delena vamp sex...I suppose he can do what he wants.
And Cyrus and his husband and the baby. I just don't know. This voter rigging thing will blow up and I am trying to not be happy for anything coming their way in the mean time. I believe that when Cyrus told him the truth, and said he didn't have a job either...that was Shonda saying that Mellie retracted the letter.
Olivia wasn't herself in this episode. And the only reason I can come to that that is, is because all her people are in extreme turmoil all episode. Huck and Fitz are two of the people nearest to her heart, and Huck is being tortured to the edge of his life and Fitz is laying in a coma fighting for his. And her people aren't right, and so her world isn't right. I don't like Edison, and honestly couldn't give a crap about him as far as if he stays around to fight her. He knows that Olivia will fight to the death for her people, and in those moments he knew that Fitz was her person and would always be that to her. Edison has no place in her life. It really was time he realized it. I was disappointed in Olivia's reaction to Mellie when Mellie was just trying to reach out to her about Fitz. There is no way that it was easy for Mellie to acknowledge that this is hard for Olivia, the other woman in her marriage. But she was reaching out for someone, there has been no family surrounding them (totally weird, by the way). Mellie has no real friends to speak of. So she tried to be the bigger person for the sake of needing someone to help her. And Olivia was unnecessarily rude. It will be interesting to see how this plays out. We don't know if Mellie knew Fitz was awake before Olivia. I get the feeling she didn't. That Fitz asked to speak to Olivia before his wife. And I don't want Fitz to cheat on his pregnant wife, I've hated that part of their relationship. But in that moment I was so happy to see that their relationship wasn't over. It's such a necessary undercurrent to the show!
As always Harrison is another strong favorite. His unwavering loyalty to Olivia makes me wish I knew him. When he gives his lines about how there is another layer to politics, where the real decisions are made and how he knows Olivia is part of that...and then Olivia walks in saying that Fitz is their new client. And their faces. I was all YES YES YES! I loved it. I love Harrison, the true Gladiator.
I can not WAIT for Shonda to tell us what is in Huck's file. When Sally asks if she has no one like him on her team, that can do what he does....and then she looks at the pages of his file and her expression tries to remain unchanged but gives just enough to say that those two pages of his file give details of his work that I can't wait to know about. I find Huck to be one of the most fascinating characters on Scandal. There is so much to him that's secret that I just can't get enough of him on screen. There were tears watching him at the table, I hurt so much for him, I want to fix him and heal him. And I am so broken that he's so broken.
Can we discuss the tiny detail that is going to blow this thing wide open? The missing casing? He said he couldn't find one but he didn't have time to stay and look for it. That has to be the tiny seed of evidence that will somehow prove it wasn't Huck. Because I have to believe that. My heart ached for Huck when he was arrested. The look on his face when he looked at Olivia, oh my heart Huck.
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