So I was reading Tumblr today and somebody said that Maya Pope is a lesbian having an affair with Adnan Salif. If this is true, it went right over my head. I mean I caught that Adnan is working with Maya, but the other…Tell me, did I doze off during those last couple of minutes or was whoever made that comment either off base?
I’m still lost as to what Liv meant in telling Fitz “this is the only day” what am I missing?
I think for Olivia looking toward the future and being hopeful about their future is just too much to handle right now—the thought of another disappointment is too painful. She is afraid to allow herself to be hopeful because that has only lead to disappointment and I believe she’s not sure she can bounce back from another disappointment with Fitz. There are things she needs to do and issues that need to be resolved before a future with Fitz is even possible. She’s in “put one foot in front of the other” mode and when you’re in that state, there’s just no energy to hope for something different. If you look too far ahead, you’ll just get knocked over. I don’t think her love for Fitz has diminished at all, but she knows he’s in no position to fulfill any promises for their future right now and so she doesn’t want to hear them because the disappointment will shred her heart. She is in survival mode and when you’re in that place you don’t think long term, you think about what will get you thru that day. I think that’s where Liv is.
You are in fact wrong in your recollections. Shonda has spoken of the historic nature of Scandal and the WOC as the show lead. Of course she can hardly go around patting herself on the back as that would be unseemly and arrogant. She is known for speaking frankly about the importance of diversity in all aspects of television making and the fact that Hollywood is overlooking a great pool of talent. All of that aside though, how can you ignore the fact that whether or not she “talked it up” she is the one who made it happen. She is the one who made history. Kerry Washington was cast in a role. Shonda created the role and used her influence to make the show happen. In short, one might say that Shonda created this historic moment. Now I’m not saying anything negative about Kerry Washington because she is brilliant and she brought the role to life. But the fact is without Shonda Kerry wouldn’t have had anything to breathe life into. When it comes to creating change, talk is cheap. Shonda put it into action and created and is creating the change she wants to see. She’s not sitting around on Tumblr talking about it, she’s out there everyday doing it.
This is where we are. This is the only day.
Olivia to Fitz Scandal Episode 312 - We Do Not Touch The First Ladies
I guess Olivia doesn’t need any more promises of “someday”. This moment was so sad.
And Fitz heard her. Fitz can be dense at times, and over involved in his needs, but when he really hears Olivia, he goes out of his way to get Olivia what he wants, in spite of himself. He tends to make really bold moves/decisions thinking of what’s in her best interest. So I’m wondering, what will he do now? Especially since he’s not quite sure what she wants, and neither does she, for that matter.
a part of her uncertainly has to do with the fact that fitz has nothing to really offer her at this time. all they can do is find sneaky places to have their affair. they can’t go on dates or out in public. she’s already the subject of rumors of affairs. what is she supposed to be getting out of all of this?
Their situation is so sad that I have no idea how it’s going to be resolved, if it will be resolved even. Right now, he has nothing to offer her. Not his name, not his bed, not his home. He can’t even offer her his health insurance. I can’t blame her for her protecting and thinking of herself. What choice has she got? She’s stuck in between two worlds and the world that she wants to inhabit with Fitz isn’t readily available. She can’t walk out in the sun with him. She can’t show him affection in public. She’s a dirty little secret and to some extent, that must tear away at her psyche little by little. Like she said, she’s a person too.
If he was to die tomorrow, she wouldn’t be acknowledged as anything more than his campaign manager, and it would be up to Mellie whether or not she’d even get to say goodbye. And she already knows how it feels to be in that position
I wrote a piece about that in the old account thinking about how Liv broke down in his navy sweatshirt in his and Mellie’s walk in closet because it is a marker of shared domesticity- a sign of all the little things couples take for granted as they eased into a shared existence- that special kind of access you get to a person when you share the same tube of toothpaste… their intimacy is always hurried and uncomfortable, like they are scared the illusion is going to break at any given moment. And yes if he were to die Mellie would be the one to collect all the artifacts associated with his time in the land of the living. The world would recognize her pain, offer condolences in hushed tones but where does that leave Olivia? Struggling as usual to get her life back together, to make the pieces fit again. It’s almost like she is paying an extended penance for allowing herself to fall in love with this man.
At this point dreams of a vague hypothetical future arent enough to ease the pain so its clear that Olitz as presently configured is just not sustainable. Yet Olivia is supposed to remain in his orbit to work as a fixer and run his campaign and we all know good and well they wont be able to leave each other alone.They are each other’s sanctuary for better or worse. Olivia has no friends no one else to vent at, Fitz can trust absolutely no one in his inner circle so the inertia just continues.
I am frustrated because the impasse just seems never ending. I am tired of seeing her suffering.
Sighs. …. It’s so exasperating.
And just like that, even after Vermont, Olitz is broken up. I repeat broken up. I am here for Olivia sorting through her feelings. But don’t let it be Jake related. Find yourself on your own girl. But y’all know I was looking like
cuz they done took my Olitz away.
The writers are doing a fine job of utterly destroying them. Smh
Honestly, I’ve never been so worry-free as I was watching Scandal last night. You just need to program your mind to accept that her and Jake will have sex (You know they won’t show it) and it won’t hurt so much watching them together. Seriously, I was totally zen last night, and thinking about what’s coming up next week is not bothering me at all.
I’m almost relieved that it seems to be coming sooner rather than later. That’s a good thing as far as I’m concerned.
Yeah. Jake is a non- factor to me right now. I don’t care what Liv say. She don’t love him like that. Further confirmed by the fact that she screwed the man she claims to love and admitted to using Jake while he stood outside, listening. I don’t know what Olake is, but that ain’t true love. Mellie was the only thing that upset me right now. Not the character, per se. But how the media is building that character up. I ain’t gon lie. That ish gets under my skin and I haven’t reached my zen yet with that situation.
I think she can’t bear to hear promises of a future and that taking things one day at a time is the best she can do right now. Remember the “Earn Me” scene when she told Fitz to not get her hopes up again. She knows that hope can only lead to disappointment IN THEIR CURRENT SITUATION. It might not always be that way, but she can’t gamble on being hopeful for a future with Fitz right now because she can’t be on the campaign, help him win, and dream of Vermont all at the same time. If she opens her heart to that hope right now, it will be shredded. She has to protect her heart right now by minimizing her hopes. That way, when all of this other stuff is done, Olitz might still have a chance. If she allows herself to hope now, ultimately all will be lost. Sometimes your just have to muddle through One Day at a Time. I see this strategy as the only way they can resolve some of the challenges between them and still have a chance at a future in the long run.
Jake tells Liv that once Command is replaced, he loses security clearance, and goes back to being a civilian. I thought no one gets out of B613 alive…
Foolishness as usual. Of course one you RETIRE from B613, B613…
You have a fundamental misunderstanding of B613. You can’t walk away from B613 just because you want out. And if they allow you to leave, you’re never really free, you’re more on inactive status and can be called upon at any time if they need you. There were several former agents in the Spies Like Us episode. They were allowed to live their lives as long as they stayed in line. So obviously death is not the only way out. Now if you’re intent on making trouble or exposing B613 or disrupting their operations (Rowan), you are undoubtedly putting yourself at risk. I’m sure we’ll seem more of that in later episodes.
Fitz is back at Olivia’s apartment talking bout his hen house? Lmao
Let me start making fun now, I think my rage is sorta gone.
No they were at a hotel or something.
What was Jake doing there waiting in the hallway?
They were at a hotel? Lol isn’t that worst. Idk. It had to be her apartment.
It was a hotel.
It was a hotel. Jake was there as Olivia’s beard. Clearly stated in the scene.
Let us call a truce in the petty Terry wars, that we may all give some attention to this commentary written by Joe Morton. I dare you to be unmoved.