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Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant and Bellamy Young as Mellie Grant in Scandal episode 2x14 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

(Because this keeps popping up on my dash and it inspired me.)



2.14 || 2.20

Fitz can be such an asshole sometimes.  Lawd, knows he can.  That first gif is heartbreaking because he’s breaking Olivia’s heart so badly and he knows it.   Olivia is quiet but her heartbreaks just as bad as his does.  The way she tightens her jaw and lowers her eyes in that first gif.  And that comes back later in the hospital when she finally admits that he hurt her.  That he hurt her badly with his words.  Words he didn’t even mean.


Contrast with the second gif where he tries to make up for the words he said in anger and hurt.   He wants to assure her that she is one of the only things he wants in the world.   That she makes his life make sense.  She had once asked him what he wanted before in a debate prep and he couldn’t answer her.  But here?  In the second gif?

He knows the totality of his existence is for her and her alone.  

No wonder that scares the crap out of her.   No wonder she runs.   Because she, in her ways, feels that same impulse about him and it terrifies her.  It baffles her. It confounds her.

Falling and being in love is terrifying.  Even couples who are comfortable have moments where their insecurities rise up and bite them because they are scared that they are unworthy of the love they receive.  Of being someone light.   Fear drives Fitz in the first gif and fear drives Olivia in the second gif.

It’s not anger, or obsession, or even distrust that drives the other away when it comes to these points.

It is fear.   It is fear of a love greater than each other preservation for themselves.   It is the fear that they are unworthy of that love that drives them.  

These two idiots. 

It’s because it’s the one thing these two people, who are responsible for setting order to chaos, cannot control. The intensity of the love they have for each other rules them, even when wish it not to be true.  

Nicely done, Milt. Missed you :).

#GladiatorCommentary is golden! \o/ #PRAISE 


"We are done. I may not be able to control my erections around you but that does not mean I want you back. We are done."

- Tony Goldwyn as Fitzgerald Grant in Scandal episode 2x14 Whisky Tango Foxtrot

#Scandal Parallels - Olitz Analysis

Olivia Pope: You left me all alone. 

Fitz: You were all I had. You ruined me.

There were SO many insightful Olitz parallels going on in the sneak preview from #Scandal219 “Seven Fifty-Two” that it motivated me to create a collage highlighting just a few! I will say this that I love you has the same emotions like “Hi”, does it not?


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I don’t believe in love at first sight but I do believe in seeing someone from across the room and knowing instantly that they’re going to matter to you. They’re going to play a major role in your life.

- Ryan O’Connell

(gifs via the very talented kronosinasuit)

Fitz knew from the first second he saw her that she was the one.   Period.  And it scared the shit out of him because he had made all these plans and they just went *poof* the moment he saw her.  lol

The look on his face in the fourth gif said it all to me! It was this moment that Fitz knew he was gone and this is precisely why this is my favorite Scandal moment of all time and it’s my favorite Scandal episode. It hit Olivia too then and there but the hallway moment cemented it for her.

I think Olivia was so focused on the job that she didn’t notice what had happened and why Fitz was freaking out.  When she was in the hallway and he called her astute and that he’d be lucky to have her?   That’s when it got real for her.   That when she fell into his eyes just as hard as he fell into hers.   Like magnets.

You’re absolutely right. She was definitely focused on the job and she might have overlooked all of the deliciousness that is in gif #4 but when she caught his eyes in the hallway it was a wrap. It became all too real and that moment cemented Olitz as we all know it.

They were in sync in that hallway moment with finishing sentences and life hasn’t been the same since. Life for Olitz became “I watch for you.”

This second hallway scene though…

“Every feeling is controlled by the look on your face.” sighs!

They seem to have really significant moments in their relationship in hallways.   And it makes sense because hallways represent both openness and connection but also a bit of secrecy.  You have to pick which path to choose in a hallway.  It always leads to somewhere else but isn’t the destination itself.   Every single really big moment or decision between them happens in hallways.  True facts.  lol

Milton Song you have me pulling out Olitz hallway receipts because you are absolutely right. This is why I gave you a tag on my Tumblr. You are on it especially when you said this: They seem to have really significant moments in their relationship in hallways.   And it makes sense because hallways represent both openness and connection but also a bit of secrecy.

Am I missing any Olitz hallway moments? Can anyone of Scandal’s amazing GIF Makers do a gif set of Olitz’s hallway moments, pretty please???

I don’t have gifs but the WH hallway scene where they do the Sally Hemmings/ Thomas Jefferson comment also counts. 

And the hallway scene where he grabbed her hand and pulled her into her room for the “20 minutes” scene (211).

But such excellent points all around! Milton, you genius goddess you!!!!!!!!!

How can I forget the delicious prelude to 20 Minutes?

Good catch!