If you’re wondering what’s up with Mellie and Fitz’s other kids - Karen and Jerry/Gerry (HOW DO YOU SPELL THIS CHILD’S NAME), TV Guide’s Ask Matt tackles that very question.
And I quote:
Question: I have loved Scandal since episode one, but I keep wondering why we’ve never seen the President’s children. (And if we have, I must have dozed off!) Has Shonda Rhimes ever mentioned this? — Marie
Matt Roush: It is peculiar, especially when you consider the celebrity of presidential kids like Sasha and Malia, that Fitz’s kids are basically invisible (at boarding school, which also stretches credibility). But if you’re looking for emotional realism in Scandal, good luck with that. I’ve heard Rhimes address this before, suggesting that if the children had been too prominent early on, it might make Olivia look too unsympathetic as a White House home-wrecker. Now that there’s a new baby around, it would be weird not to bring the whole first family together at least for a while. But I’m betting the kids will stay in the background, because Scandal is all about the grown-ups getting down and dirty.
The Grant Kids:
Karen and Gerry
(GIF H/T: melliegrants)
Trust in Shonda, Gladiators. Trust HER!