I am back in love with Scandal.
I was getting a funny feeling in the pit of my stomach in Season 2 when the Mellie/Fitz/Olivia triangle was front in center
Scandal and I, we broke up in Season 3 when Olivia forgot her place as the Other Woman.
It is no secret that I loath President Fitz.
He reminds me of pampered royalty with no idea how the real world works or the things that go on behind the scenes to run his kingdom.
But, worst of all to me, is the emotional manipulation that he puts Olivia and Mellie both through.
I am strongly and staunchly team Mellie.
It is not that Mellie can do no wrong.
She has and she will likely do so again in the future.
But I couldn’t stand how Olivia and Fitz acted as if they were the injured partie
And the scene in the bunker, where Olivia felt free to come at Mellie as if Mellie was the one having an affair with Olivia’s man.
Yeah, that turned me off Olivia for a good lil’ while…
People seem to forget that Mellie is all alone.
Everyone caters to Fitz.
Cyrus. Olivia. Even Mellie herself.
But Mellie’s only friend was Olivia.
There was no one else she could trust.
As the First Lady, she always has to be circumspect because every word, every action is grist for the front page news.
Imagine finding out that your best friend is the one having an affair with your husband.
I read other reviews making a big to-do over Olivia Pope’s fashion but no amount of sassy outfits and uncomfortable looking shoes will over-ride bad behavior for me.
It got so bad that I didn’t even keep track of what season scandal is on and I had to look it up to see how far behind I was on the misadventures of Olivia Pope.
But my friend suggested I give it another try so I started all over from the beginning.
Fell in love with the show.
Fell out of love with the show.
And now, I am happy to report that I am back in love with the show.
They have toned down the Olivia/Fitz/Mellie to a negligible amount and even put a pin in the Fitz/Olivia/Jake ménage à trois .
But the defining moment that made me click Olivia Pope was her dance with Jake.
“Im not choosing. I’m not choosing Jake. I’m not choosing Fitz. I’m choosing me. I’m choosing Olivia. And right now, Olivia is dancing. Now, you can dance with me or you can get off my dance floor. I’m fine dancing alone. ~Olivia Pope, Scandal
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After a too brief but still terrifying stint of being a hostage (and getting to see Mama and Papa Pope again. Yay!), Olivia is finally finished focusing on her romantic life and actually gets to work on some cases with some meat on their bones.
And now her scoobies are attempting to take down B613 which, of course, leads to the ultimate show-down/throw down between Olivia and Papa Pope.
Those cases have me devouring Season 4 of Scandal and if it ends with the amazing cliff hanger that Shondra Rhimes is known for, I will be hanging on the edge of my seat for season five in September.