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Published on January 24th, 2013 | by thevyne

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Scandal Recap: A Criminal, a Whore, an Idiot and a Liar

Photo courtesy of abc.go.comBy Vyne Contributor, Cassandra Kwarteng

In this flashback episode, we find out why Fitz wants to be president: to earn respect from his father and be better politician than him. #daddyissues Jerry, his dad, is a Bill Clinton-type political figure that Fitz did not want on the campaign. But Fitz wants to win at all costs even if that mean compromising his integrity. When Olivia tells Jerry Fitz wants to run a clean campaign, Jerry says “Do we want to run a real campaign”. Fitz quickly responds with “Yes, sir”.  The problem is Fitz couldn’t go through with the plan to expose his opponent during the debate. He took advice from Olivia to ‘show them who you are’. While the moment help defined Fitz it didn’t help him in the polls. Now it is Olivia who must decide whether or not to go with Hollis’ plan to win this for Fitz.

It is good to see that the decision to rig the voting machines was not half-hearted.  At the round table, we learn everyone except Olivia has something to gain if Fitz wins.

She agrees with Cyrus that Fitz is the ideal candidate… a person who should be a leader.

When Jerry dies it changes everything. Fitz will never get what he really wanted.  Olivia agrees to fixing the election because of Jerry’s death.  As we can see that moment continues to influence Olivia. She is forever tied to these people good or bad. Would you agree that compromising yourself for someone else is a lose-lose?

In the present, she still helps Fitz at the expense of her personal life. Edison, her boyfriend, figures out everything from the forgery, and her relationship with the president.  Quickly, Olivia makes him think he is crazy. She says, “you have managed to call me a criminal, a whore, an idiot and a liar”. She plays the “If I was a man you would not have assume that I am sleeping with the president” card. Genius. I think she likes Edison. He is her beard. Since she can’t be with the president, Edison is a good cover.

One of the biggest challenges in the show is the love triangle.  Society says we hate the “mistress”. She is in the man’s life for sex. She does what the “wife” won’t do.
In this case, Olivia does what Millie can not, she supports Fitz as a person. When he decides to do the press conference, Olivia wipes his face, and they have a conversation. Both agree and she preps him on what to do. The opposite is true for Millie. Fitz calls her out for forging his name and forcing him to do something when he was not ready. It is like she is his puppet master.

She pulls her strings again while giving Fitz medicine. She talks about his career and how taking care of him would not be something she can do. The decision to divorce is a point of clarity for Fitz. Why continue being with someone who doesn’t care about you as a person? This question is for Olivia too. She doesn’t love Edison. So if she accepts his marriage proposal that would be a bad choice.  What would she do?

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