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This is been mentioned a couple of times but I find Fitz’s decision to continue wearing the flag pin Olivia gave him as really significant. I remember someone saying that the Eisenhower pin was like a wedding band for Fitz’s relationship with Olivia. It is what ties him to their relationship and reflects his (undying) love for her. It’s also worn on his left lapel…closest to his heart. I know that he still wears his wedding ring from his marriage to Mellie however it’s is worn for show, to deceive everyone into believing their marriage is real. Here are some post-Defiance reveal shots of Fitz wearing the Eisenhower pin:
2x13 Nobody Likes Babies
2x14 Whiskey Foxtrot Tango
And the upcoming episode, 2x15 Boom Goes the Dynamite
#Scandal Conspiracy Timeline - “Find Every Dirty, Little Secret.” Gladiators this is a must-read timeline. Recap what happened on Scandal from beginning (re: when Olivia joined the Grant for President team) to what went down last night here.
Under the cut, Gladiators, you’ll see the LATEST official sneak preview from “Nobody Likes Babies” featuring Olivia and Fitz meeting in what looks like Cyrus Beene’s office at the White House discussing their relationship and the divorce. They are playing some serious tango in that room, don’t you agree? #ITJUSTGOTREAL
She also wore that shirt during their first official one minute in the hallway. So it has a history of its own.
Both shirts have a story of their own. One can’t replace the other. Not unless we actually see Liv in the NAVY shirt.
Agreed! That’s the beauty of both shirts, though. I tip my hat off to Shonda Rhimes and Lyn Paolo. Even clothes and accessories has a way of having major significance.
Remember the Eisenhower 48 star flag pin Olivia gave Fitz on his Inauguration Day? (We all never looked at Fitz’s pin ever the same way again, didn’t we all Gladiators?)
Clothes just like the music played on Scandal has a beautiful way of adding much MORE depth to the story line.
I like what you two said. I also like this comment made by ScandalGladiators:
If I’m not mistaken, Liv was also wearing her “Grant for President” shirt during her and Fitz’s first “One Minute” moment in the hallway. I believe that each shirt symbolizes and represents them in a major way. I mean Fitz is the POTUS and therefore commander and chief of the U.S. armed services and from his bio we know that Fitz is a Navy veteran and former Naval Officer. And Liv’s shirt means so much in that the entire trajectory of her life was changed by becoming an integral part of the “Grant for President” campaign. These shirts are major symbols of them both.
UPDATE: Beautiful how clothes and a pin could mean so much to Olivia and Fitz. Even the Constitution symbolizes them.
Here’s when Olivia first wore the Grant for President shirt from episode 1x06 - The Trail.
Here’s when Olivia wears her Gladiator armor - her white jacket:
Olivia and Fitz - #TreeGate and #PinGate. Why I love these two moments: It’s putting on her shoes vs putting on a flagpin on him.
Collage: Scandal’s Olivia Pope and President Grant exchange “something special.” #TreeGate #PinGate (8 more days, Gladiators! #FreeHuck #WhoShotFitz)
Things that remind me of my OTP’s: Olitz
Tonya Cryer shared this fun on-set photo of the cast of Scandal.
And I quote Tonya (who is one of Scandal’s pro hairstylists!) @mstonyaonset:
Pictured from left to right is Jeff Perry (Cyrus Beene), Guillermo Diaz (Huck), Bellamy Young (FLOTUS Mellie Grant), Columbus Short (Harrison Wright), Tonya Cryer (Scandal’s hairstylist), Darby Stanchfield (Abby Whelan), Joshua Malina (David Rosen) Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope), Tony Goldwyn (POTUS Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III), and Katie Lowes (Lindsay Dwyer/Quinn Perkins).
Mellie and Olivia exchanging Olivia Pope’s Inauguration Day gift to Fitz - a rare Eisenhower 48 star flag pin as seen in episode 2x08 - Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
Because of this pin, Mellie’s suspicion (side-eye Hal for snitching) was confirmed about Olivia and Fitz. Olivia returned this pin when she resigned from the White House. When Olivia visited Fitz who was in critical condition, she gave the pin back to Mellie who placed next to Fitz’s hand in his hospital bed.
Fitz as we saw never took off this “something special” pin, didn’t he? I see this pin as a symbol that reflects Olivia and Fitz’s relationship. (Everything went full circle in this episode, didn’t it?)
Olivia Pope’s Inauguration Day gift to Fitz - a rare Eisenhower 48 star flag pin as seen in episode 2x08 - Happy Birthday, Mr. President.
I love this scene because Olivia and Fitz said so much without saying a word (One Minute) while on this elevator ride. Fitz had already declared that he’s in love with a incredible woman on national TV…and you already know who he is referring to - Olivia Pope.
The most honest thing I can tell you about myself is that I’m a man in love…with a incredible woman.
This scene is also connected to the Rose Garden scene, Oval Office desktop scene, The Constitution and the Treegate scenes too, isn’t it? These two get within inches of each other and they cannot breathe!
Yes Fitz has already know told her to pretend she’s not the campaign fixer and he’s not the candidate in that memorable one minute hallway scene but Fitz went over and beyond that. He back up what he said by looking at Olivia for one minute:
Because of how Fitz choose to say his feelings to Olivia to emphasis a point he inches closer to her in the elevator, this scene supports my All Roads Lead to Big Jerry analysis. Groomed for presidency, Fitz is completely taken aback by Olivia Pope and what she represents for him - the love of his life.
This scene is a flashback moment taken from the campaign trail during episode 1x06 - The Trail. This scene also explains why Olivia went crazy the minute Fitz told her to Look at him back in the pilot episode. I strongly suggest you go and read Tasha’s analysis on that amazing scene for proof.
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