I got my dose of Scandal and I’m bummed. It was completely missing the romance element that has really drawn me over the last several weeks.
I don’t like watching depressing TV and I can’t believe Fitz is willing to jeopardize his presidency for Olivia. Even if Fitz is oblivious to the politics of race and matrimony in America, Cyrus is not and told him straight up that America nor the Republican party is color blind. Nevertheless, it looks like Fitz wants to push forward on the divorce (SMH). On top of that, Olivia is a depressed and emotional mess on this episode, so I can’t identify with her.
Mellie, on the other hand, is playing nearly the last card she has–having her baby early. I wonder if she bribed the doctor to induce labor…I certainly wouldn’t put it past her. I just hate her scheming nature, but I was kind of rooting for her since she’s in the 1st wives club.
I’m a woman who believes in the sanctity of marriage and although it clearly seems that Fitz and Livvy are in love, I am not on the band wagon that thinks all’s fair in love and war. Mellie helped build the man that Fitz is, even if he no longer enjoys the process. At this point, I’m really starting to think the bullet wound really did scatter Fitz’ brain if he thinks he can divorce an 8-months pregnant 1st lady and marry his black mistress. Clearly the character of Fitz has Jeffersonian delusions to think that this is going to fly and a near death experience will seem like nothing from the political/social backlash he’s signing up for with this course of action.
Mostly, what I wonder is will Fitz still love Livvy when he finally discovers her role in the election rigging. I guess it always easier to “seem” perfect when you’re the other woman. However, that shine’s going to tarnish fairly fast when the reality of the “real” woman clashes with Fitz’ illusions of Livvy. I’m still not convinced that what they have is lasting versus an exciting infatuation. (Though it’s a complete conflict with my values, I still love the romance between them though.)
Overall, this week’s episode was pretty meh. I hope next week’s episode is a lot better. I’ve got questions burning in my head and I’m dying to know whether Mellie’s baby is really Fitz’. Seriously, the way her character has been developed thus far, I wouldn’t put it past Mellie to have an affair, get pregnant, and pass the baby off as Fitz’ to keep him. I didn’t forget she faked a miscarriage to gain the sympathy of the public during Fitz’ election campaign. Also, I wonder if Livvy is really going to jeopardize her realistic future with Edison on the whim of a fantasy with Fitz. At the end of the day, Fitz is not really going to leave his wife and I’m not sure the show could function even if his character did. As an audience, I think we like that tension caused by that which is forbidden, imprudent, and taboo.
(BTW: it hasn’t escaped my attention that I’m writing about these TV characters like they’re really of major importance or even real people. LOL!!!)