122 posts tagged Beltway Unbuckled
Ready for Olitz tonight!
Stupid people who keep leaving each other. Requested by Future Shonda believetheblonde.
I keep thinking about Olivia’s “I hate you” in the preview for Episode 219, and comparing it to this moment from Episode 204. Back then, for me, the conversation wasn’t about whether Olivia really hated Fitz. It was about her frustration with their situation, which perhaps appeared to be increasingly impossible, in her opinion. I took her weeping, and inability to respond to his question, as signs that as ever, in spite of their difficulties, the one thing that is never truly in question is their love. That is still incredible to me.
Anyways, I imagine that, since this moment, both Fitz and Liv have spent a lot of time thinking over decisions made, their paths in life, and how Olitz fits into everything. And Episode 219 finds them in a much different place than they’ve ever been. In particular, this is after his recovery, after Defiance, and after she promised to wait for him. So, with all that said: I think, on some level, Fitz may have always been curious about what Olivia’s silence really meant then. She never answered his question, and, in response only asked ”where do we go from here”. Perhaps, he thought that her silence was about her struggle over how much she loved him, and how her heart knew there was no way she could ever be “let go”. But, in the time that’s passed, could it also be possible that Olivia didn’t respond initially because voicing anything would mean admitting her own uncertainty in her response?
I just can’t help but wonder and be saddened at the thought of how much of Fitz hears Olivia, recalls this question that we saw in Episode 204, and thinks, maybe for a brief, scared instant, that he’s finally gotten his answer.
Brilliant. Nothing to add.
“You must really hate me for falling in love with you.”
“I hate you.”
—Fitz and Olivia 2x19
Lawd, these two need couples therapy. lol
And the “I hate you” on the phone in 2x02. These two are the king and queen of double-speak.
Miltonn Song once again you are on IT! This is a beautiful Olitz parallel!
memorable olivia/fitz quotes
This Olitz scene though? Look at Fitz’s face. Look at Olivia’s face. The VERY idea that she’s hurt makes him hurt. That hug though? That hand on the cheek though? That “Hi” though? That look though? This is “I watch for you. My whole life is you. I exist for you. My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face” manifested.
Y’all, was I the only one screaming in my house at the first sign of a black suit? It was just like the dinner scene in Hunting Season, when it got all quiet and the black suits rolled in. I hooting and hollering, so much so that I totally ignored ole Joke trying to cover his ass. All I knew, was that Fitz was coming for his Baby.
You weren’t the only one screaming. I was screaming too! Yes it definitely took it back to that moment in the restaurant from Beltway Unbuckled! He knew he had to see her. It also reminded me of when he came to her apartment. Is this the third time he came to her? Correct me if I’m mistaken. The first was last season at her apartment. The second was at the restaurant. And the third time was when she was at the hospital. (Does #DeskGate count?)
Olivia Pope’s cell-phones. Not including flashbacks.
The new Windows phone seems perfect for Olivia and Kerry loves it. Via Scandalprops.
Thanks for this, V! I get asked this question about Olivia’s cell phone all the time.
I love how this scene back in season 1 “She’s the best guy” connected with what Harrison told Quinn in Beltway Unbuckled. And I quote:
You know what I think about when I look at Olivia?
A bookkeeping degree.
That’s what you do right when you spend 8 years in federal prison. That’s what I was facing for insider trading.
8 years of my life (plew!) wasted if she hadn’t saved me.
So the way I see it Liv’s a good person.
A good person that has to do something bad for the right reasons?
I’m down with that.
I don’t want to know the how’s.
I don’t want to know the why’s.
I just come to work every day thankful as all hell I don’t have to earn a bookkeeping degree.
Amazing tweet on #20Minutes from @WWOPD
Sometimes SWS (re: shade while smiling) doesn’t need to involve smiling. Here’s Fitz doing some shade while sitting.
Scandal Connection - Fitz and Olivia have a way of communicating to one another as seen in Beltway Unbuckled. Here is Fitz addressing the death of Jenny Nystrom - the Beltway Unbuckled blogger girl.
Fitz: I think I did what I had to do in the face of complicated foreign policy. Our options were limited. Did I want to do more? Did I try to do more? Of course. I hope the Nystrom family as well as the American people will not consider this a defeat, because it’s not. Despite the circumstances. Despite the insurmountable obstacles, we tried. And now it’s important to know when to move on. So that’s what we’re doing. We’re moving on.
The beauty of Scandal writing is their signature double talk. In this scene Fitz is not only addressing the people who elected him President but he’s also talking to Olivia. He gave into what Olivia wanted, didn’t he?