Who's Better For Olivia?

On ABC's Scandal, fixer Olivia Pope can choose between two men. Should she wait for the love of her life or be with someone inexorably connected to her father?

Scandal burning question - Team Fitz or Team Jake?

Now that Jake has been returned (somewhat) safe and sound to Olivia, the question on many fans' minds is: Should Olivia be with Fitz or Jake?

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Team Fitz: True love

There are many reasons that Olivia should be with Fitz, not the least of which is that they're totally, completely and absolutely in love with each other. In many ways they do seem to be a match made in heaven and if they didn't have obstacles such as his marriage and presidency in the way, they would be happily married and making jam.

One of the things that makes Fitz and Olivia work is that they aren't afraid to stand up to each other. Sometimes they feel like opposites because of the intense arguments they get into, but it's their similarity in personality that makes those confrontations amazing.

The only trouble with Fitz, of course, is that he's stuck in a situation that, until it's over, will never allow him and Liv to be together. He can't get divorced while he's president and he can't give up the presidency because too many people (including Olivia) sacrificed a lot so that he could have that seat and do the work that needs to be done. But just how long should Olivia put her romantic life on hold? Should she wait for a man who says he loves her but always has reasons that he can't be with her?

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Team Jake: No strings attached

Just like with Fitz, there are plenty of reasons Olivia should be with Jake. From the moment they met, there was an undeniable spark between them. Olivia may have tried to hide her attraction, even after the two of them slept together, but she can't deny that he saved her life. Some may argue that their relationship started out too strange (he was basically stalking her on orders from the president, after all), but those same arguments could also be made about her relationship with Fitz.

Also like Fitz, there are some issues with Jake that could make a relationship with him difficult, even if Olivia were to give in to her feelings for him. First of all, he worked for her father. Second of all, he's trained as an assassin (thanks to her dad). Beyond that there's also the most recent development: He was put in a hole for weeks and released for reasons neither of them understand yet. Any moment now, Jake could get orders to do some heinous act that would forever change Olivia's mind about him. Should she take a chance with a man who has just as much of a chance of breaking her heart as Fitz?

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What do you think, Scandal fans? Are you Team Fitz or Team Jake?

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Comments on "Scandal burning question: Are you Team Fitz or Team Jake?"

Ann March 11, 2014 | 9:55 PM

Team Fitz 110%. Love should, and must, and will conquer all.

Niki February 04, 2014 | 5:50 AM

I am team olivia (LIv) and fitz. I have only recently started watching scandal and I have become addicted I can not stop watching. I have ben watching on demand box sets. I watched all season 1 in a day then started on season 2 . I am half way through season 2 I am not really a fan of politics but watching scandal is so much more than politics. I would support olivia pope and fitz and think they should be together.

Elisa December 18, 2013 | 2:39 PM

Team Olitz 100% they are endgame. Their love is so extraordinary and true when you see them with anyone else its like 'okay whatever...' and Jake hasn't stopped her from wanting to be with Fitz in Season two or Season three, she slept with him once after watching that tv clip of Fitz and Mellie. I hate it when people say she should be with Jake because he's single and anyone who supports olitz want to destroy a marriage because Mellie and Fitzs relationship hasn't changed in terms of him loving her, then communicating, them spending time together off camera etc.

Annette December 01, 2013 | 3:41 PM

I love Jake for Olivia. He is always present for her. He understands her emotions and moods. Jake gives her a lot of emotional support and serves as a confidant. He has proven twice that he would die for her. Jake is loving, caring, sweet, and makes Olivia laugh. As a lover, he is fun, seductive, passionate, and filled with amazing kisses. She feels comfortable with him just sitting on her couch drinking wine. There is a certain level of intimacy that she does not have with Fitz.

Roger Tan October 30, 2013 | 7:55 PM

I prefer Liv to be with Jake. He's not married, more good-looking than Fitz, witty, caring and her relationship with Jake would be much easier to watch rather than the complications she has with Fitz. She'll never be happy as long as Fitz is married and Fitz is quite an indecisive and confused man. I'd love to see a couple having fun rather than a couple who have all the time while knowing the relationship goes nowhere. Plus Jake is someone who actually makes Liv smile. Fitz just makes everything complicated and Liv is just not happy with him..

Patrice October 29, 2013 | 8:36 AM

When it comes to Olivia and Jake, I am cold. He is a little **** for saying “more wine?” so that Fitz could over-hea. It’s pathetic and low. The heart wants what it wants. Fitz met Olivia and fell for her, HARD. FITZ and OLIVIA are inexplicably fabulous together. OLITZ RULES!!!

Patrice October 29, 2013 | 8:33 AM

When it comes to Olivia and Jake, I am cold. He is a little sh*t for saying “more wine?” so that Fitz could over-hear and imagine all sorts of things about Jake and Olivia. It’s pathetic and low. The heart wants what it wants. Fitz met Olivia and fell for her, HARD. FITZ and OLIVIA are inexplicably fabulous together. OLITZ RULES!!!

luluminosis October 24, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Team Jake!

Lindsay October 24, 2013 | 12:35 PM

Team Jake all the way. He's y, witty, mysterious and single. Plus, he actually made Olivia smile and laugh - it looked good on her.

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