I don't want Fitz and Mellie's marriage to work, but I do want them to get to a place where they can acknowledge they both screwed up and walk away from each other, putting their kids first. I'd actually love to see the divorce story Olivia posited come to fruition. Fitz is done with being POTUS. He and Mellie get a divorce. He and Olivia get together. Mellie runs for office and Fitz supports her in that endeavor.
I feel like what happens in the Fitz vs. Jake as boyfriend/lover material conversations is that I don't think our significant others should define us. Fitz said himself that he's nothing without her and almost died without her there. He's co-dependent on her and no, that's just not healthy. I don't care how hot their chemistry is. Can they sit at home on a Saturday night while she's got her hair in a top knot wearing oversized sweats and he hasn't shaved in three days and be happy together but not because of each other? Show me that. I want to see them be together doing anything other than fighting or having sex, because so far, that's all we see of Fitz and Olivia. You say that Jake is trying to change her. So is Fitz. He has his fantasy about the two of them living in Vermont while she makes jam. What the hell? Olivia's not making jam! Neither of these guys is perfect for her. In the long run, I'd actually prefer she end up with neither. But if she IS going to end up with Fitz, I'll deal, provided they find a way to redeem him somehow. (Which I said up there in my review.) I *did* like Fitz and Olivia in the beginning. In S1 and part of S2, I longed for them to run away together, even with him leaving his kids behind. If you want her, be with her. Give it up. Walk away. This doesn't seem to have ever been his dream anyway. It was his father's. But right now? Right now I don't like Fitz and Olivia together. It's just too co-dependent and obsessive for my taste.
It's "biased." And I'm not biased. I just don't particularly like the way Fitz is being written right now and I'm not entirely sure we're supposed to.
Fitz HAS had women. Remember S1 when he slept with the intern who told the world she was pregnant with his baby and then ended up dead in a river? Fitz absolutely does not respect Olivia's intelligence more than her body. When do we ever see them have a conversation where he isn't trying to get in her pants when she's trying to save his freaking job? (Sorry. I cannot get past the Olitz moment while she's saving his daughter's reputation [and therefore his] and he's too busy worrying about where she went for two months.) Jake's love of her body/sex with her is at least transparent in that he defined the parameters of their relationship as being booty calls when he knew she wouldn't commit to a relationship with him upon returning to DC. I'm not excusing his chokeslam, but let's not forget the repercussions caused when she shut down B613 without his knowledge. Remember that? Don't rewrite the story and make it all about how he begged, she did it, and then he got mad. He begged, she tried, he asked her to stop, she did it anyway and caused a sh*tstorm to unfold, including Jerry's eventual death when Rowan stepped up to put the cat back in the bag. Mellie has had a crap year. She's absolutely not perfect in any way. But her speech to Karen? That was full of win because it's a speech that, unfortunately, all moms should be having with their daughters, whether or not their daughters are the First daughters. It's a shame that we have to tell our daughters that they'll be slut-shamed while guys will be praised for the same actions. When you begin talking ABOUT me instead of TO me, you're trolling. If you want to have a conversation, let's do that.
If they have to KILL Jake in order to put Fitz and Olivia back together, then Fitz and Olivia shouldn't be together, you know? It's like what happened on Revenge when the writers had to kill Emily's love interest to throw her back toward the character they set up to be her first love/end game.
It was clearly stated (by Rowan Pope himself) that Fitz won that election because no one votes out the guy who just lost his son on live television. The election happened AFTER Jerry's death and after Mama Pope blew up the church where Fitz was supposed to be and whatshisface made Sally look like a saint by helping the survivors. Rowan then killed Jerry and blamed it on Mama Pope assuring himself that Fitz would a) be re-elected and b) reappoint him as Command for detaining Maya Pope and saving him from TWO scandals involving the terrorist-murderer he set free on his mistress' request.
If you bothered to read, you'd see I didn't hate Olivia, and I typically don't unless the writers write her to be weak like they did for half of last season. So, you know, go on being uninformed about my views about her.
Tom definitely hitched himself to the wrong wagon. And yes, I'm with you. Jake killing Jerry Jr. makes absolutely zero sense. What motivation could he possibly have had for doing so? But you can bet your buttons Olivia is the main reason Fitz is going after Jake and not his son's death. Despicable.
They ARE all unlikable, and really, I can deal with that. Most of the time. I'm okay with everyone being morally gray. It's not that Fitz is supposed to say "okay, that's cool" but he does need to understand that she shouldn't have to sit and wait and not live because he's married and President. What's that saying about letting go of the things you love and they'll come back to you? That.
Sincerest apologies. It's been a crazy week for me. I'm hoping to have one up for you guys this afternoon. Monday at the latest. (But for this week's episode instead of last.)
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