Thank you for at least understanding my point and acknowledging that the show does in fact retconn to its detriment at times in order to further a plot at that moment. It happens frequently. Cyrus, Mellie, Fitz, Olivia, individually and how they relate to each other.
I feel that some fans are unnecessarily rude. I pay attention to it all and interpret it as I see it. That is how consumption of entertainment works. Is it not? If we all watched something and had the exact same thoughts from it, what in bloody hell would we discuss? Why discuss at all. That's your interpretation of the Mellie and Olitz situation and that's fine. That's how you see it. I'm not dismissing your opinion or diminishing your perception of something by saying that you aren't paying attention to what's in front of you and that you're only seeing what you want to see. I guarantee you if that were really the case I'd never actually have constructive criticism for the show because I'd see it as perfect and flawless. I feel like some Hardcore shippers who are so consumed with the pairing they love that that they ignore other aspects of the show entirely if it doesn't fit to their ship are irritating to discuss the show with when they are incapable of attempting to be impartial when discussing aspects of the show but alas I still try to comment and be respectful. Meet me halfway next time.
Thanks. Although the typos when one types on a cell phone are the absolute worst. I know a lot of people can't stand Jake. Aside from the fact that I have always had a soft spot for Scott Foley, I've always liked the genuine friendship between Olivia and Jake. One of the things I truly missed most about season 1 was Olivia's friendship with Stephen. He was her best friend. He was the one who knew her best out of the gladiators. Their relationship felt equal, whereas their relationship with the others felt like the two of them looking after the kids. When he left, it was so obvious that Olivia didn't have any other person there that could be just her friend too. So they tried to make up for it with Harrison and Huck, but they couldn't so but so much with Huck because he's Huck, damaged, socially challenged, sociopathic tendencies and what not. He does guard dog well. He's observant. He calls her out when he needs too, and honestly I love their relationship too, but he's not as reliable for heart to hearts. Harrison stepped up as well, and did great from the being second in command from the office perspective but he didn't have the same intimacy with Olivia as Stephen. So enter Jake with this convuluted spy stuff. Whether all that surrounding him was really necessary is up for debate, but Jake, for me is the closest she's had to the friendship she has with Stephen because she won't let anyone in, and I won't even go into the issue she has with forming bonds with other females, because Abby and Quinn try from their end, but she just doesn't allow herself to be as open and vulnerable with them as she was with Stephen or even how she is with Jake. In some ways Olivia and Jake remind me of the complicated relationship between the Keens on The Blacklist. I think Jake has taken to Olivia as his family and his beacon regardless of if they're sleeping together or not. He's fixated and attached, and in some ways it's like how Huck relies on his connection to her to sustain him. The spy boys are seriously screwed up. I do think Jake gets the brunt of ire, because most of the time he comes across some normal and we'll adjusted compared to a Huck or a Charlie thst suddenly he's held to different standards. Which to me, isn't fair. But whatever. I love that Jake gives us the opportunity to see Olivia in a more vulnerable state, in a normal, not invincible, everyday woman state. Whether it's her dealing with her issues with Fitz or work or her father. I've enjoyed Olake because of their actual friendship. Twisted as it is. Whether they are together or not in another sense doesn't faze me either way, but until they do what I've wanted them to do, which is give her a nice bond with a female in which she gives as much as she gets (they're doing a little better on the Abby front), Jake is it. He's her bestie. Meredith Grey and Christina Yang twisted sisters dancing and drinking together bestie. That's why he always serves a purpose to me. The problem is writing around that particular purpose he serves without beating the B613 horse. He needs a job. Make him part of OPA now, or give him an outside job. Maybe make him a P.I who occasionally crosses her path in the field since he does that type of work anyway. Ironically Jake is the male version of a Mary Sue. They don't know what to do with him when he isn't serving a purpose for the female lead. It's kind of amusing seeing the gender role reversal but I like Jake. They could work something out for him, and maybe they're already addressing it, so who knows.
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