I'm so sick of Scandal's Rowan always getting the upper hand on Olivia Pope
If you didn't scream at your television last night during that shocking Scandal finale, then I don't want to talk to you right now.
Let me first start by saying that I thought the finale was true to showrunner Shonda Rhimes. Meaning that it was too good and too clever for words.
But I'm also so frustrated with the show. And by frustrated, I mean I can't wait for the next season because I think my head is going to explode if someone doesn't finally deal with Rowan and Jake.
(Olitz all the way!)
I know, I know, we don't really know if he's working for Papa Pope still or is just acting as his mindless puppet now more than ever, but Jake's not dumb. I'm totally thinking he's in on it, and it's making my blood boil!
The passion this show has spurred in me is unrivaled (except maybe by Game of Thrones), and it makes me simultaneously want to curse Rhimes and obsess over her genius writing.
Puppet master Papa Pope struck again, and we didn't ever see it coming.
Olivia made all these grand gestures to "save" Jake, which we did see was destined to end really, really badly.
Meanwhile, Fitz made a simple gesture to Olivia that meant so much more. He knew about the abortion! And instead of calling her out, he told her he missed her. He sacrificed his own curiosity because he was reinforcing the power of her choice. Now that's love. That's a gesture I can get behind. It was bigger than any VP ticket promise.
Of course, Olivia didn't recognize it for what it was. At least, not yet. Instead, she went back to dealing with Jake and Rowan and only ended up getting deeper in bed with Command and not even knowing it.
Even if Jake isn't working for Command anymore, Olivia's decision to involve him in Mellie's campaign was reckless and not very smart.
Hopefully in Season 6, she'll open her eyes and take the title of Command right from under Rowan's nose. Oh man, it's time.
Do you think Jake is still working with Command or is he as oblivious as Mellie and Olivia?
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