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The dearly departed Osborne said something to Olivia before he went to that great sunset that I think will play out in the next season.
She is important because she is the gatekeeper of important people. He had a file on her because of who she represented. The powerful people of the world whose secrets she guarded carefully as she fixed their problems. And Olivia threatened back to him she has people that are above his pay grade that could handle him with just a call.
So that black file. Olivia being exposed isn’t just a personal crisis, or a mere mistress being exposed, it is literally a threat to the entirety of the Republic.
Why? Because she holds the secrets of numerous congressmen, senators, judges, and a President in her little head. And being exposed, put out there, means that they don’t just dig about her but they dig about her clients. Who works there? Who has she helped? Why did she help them?
That little black file is probably her nuclear option. So when shit hits the fan that little black file opens all of its secrets.
This is a very dangerous game.
This is precisely why Olitz is a problem for Rowan. Olivia Pope is truly the gatekeeper of important people and once she becomes First Lady everyone will be digging into her past to expose it all. She becomes a walking target! Everything she does will be analyze to a fault. (Even before she gets to that powerful position, it started now because the press has labeled her as “the President’s mistress.” She’s no longer that THE Olivia Pope that Quinn Perkins went all gaga for back in Sweet Baby when Harrison asked her to ask him who he works for. She’s no longer the woman that helped get Fitz elected and the head of DC’s top crisis management firm.)
That is precisely why that black file is her nuclear option. It threatens all the important people’s secrets and especially the secrecy behind B613. I think we’re going to see the very important people lobbying hard for Olivia Pope as FLOTUS or Olivia Pope the woman because she if not OPA will blow the lid on their dirty little secrets one by one.
This explains why Rowan kept insisting that he’ll handle her personally. I’m anticipating the moment when Harrison opens that black file and uses it wisely. It’s going to be the true game-changer! Oh if we thought the Cytron card was epic, that black file will trump it ALL times infinity. Solid observation, MiltonSong!
A lot of people are going to be antsy about her being exposed as his mistress. A lot of people. Remember Olivia was the same woman who called all those congressmen in during the Madame scandal and basically got them to heel with the shit she had on them. She holds all those men’s careers (during an election year) in her hands. So to be exposed as the mistress of the President not only freaks them out but terrifies them. Especially if they are the member of the opposite party.
The knowledge Olivia has is her greatest asset. It is her greatest claim to fame.
Shit is going to get really bad.
Majority if not all of OPA’s clientele is going to lose their damn minds. Their vault is out in the open. (It’s just like you said her knowledge is her greatest asset.) Olivia knows far too much about the DC’s power players and the dark side of the moon. Shit just got too real with this reveal! The contents of that black folder is going to be explosive!
This line from Scandal season 2 poster - Dirty little secrets always comes out has much perspective now, doesn’t it?
Olivia Pope is not just Olivia CEO of OPA anymore but she’s now the President’s mistress. Memo to press: She’s the love of his life. I’ll tread lightly if you come for her. Fitz doesn’t play! (I’m just saying…)
Defiance is out. Fitz admitting he killed Verna to Olivia is out. Olivia has the power to change her legacy so what would she do now?
What would Olivia Pope Do…now that the secret is out?
How would Olivia Pope and Gladiators have handled the Boston Marathon explosion and the manhunt? Check out my recap of an episode that never was.
Vulture tackles Let Scandal’s Olivia Pope Tell You What To Do. Click on the image to access the must-see video!
What Would Olivia Pope Do? #WWOPD
#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.
#Scandal “Nobody Likes Babies” Olivia Pope Analysis
This is Olivia Pope before Scandal jumps 10 months into the future with “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” where she supposed to have ‘move on.’
This is Olivia after Fitz threw back in her face that he doesn’t want her to wait for him.
This is Olivia experiencing the truth and consequences of her saying yes to what DC5 did because she not only loves Fitz but she believes in him more than anyone else.
Olivia has finally admitted what she wanted – “I want painful, difficult, devastating, life changing, extraordinary love.”
This explains everything that has ever happened her and Fitz, does it not?
Are you ready for what’s in store for your favorite fearless Gladiator leader? This is Olivia Pope’s world. We just happen to live in it. #WWOPD – What Would Olivia Pope Do?
Let me kindly remind you that Fitz and Olivia continue to fool themselves with these ‘break-ups’/ ‘trial separations’ because they are never over.
Shonda Rhimes did not tell Oprah that Olivia and Fitz is the central relationship of Scandal for nothing.
They live for one another. They breathe for one another. They - heck yes- breathe in sync.
If you want my opinion - That sync was broken because Olivia didn’t tell Fitz herself. She could have but it would been the same result. Fitz acts on instinct while Olivia puts on her fixer White hat to see how to best fix and execute things.
Do you think Fitz would have done what he did if Olivia told him the truth up front?
What’s your predictions on Olivia? Olivia and Fitz?
Bottom line: Kerry Washington sells Olivia Pope like no other.
Sound off Gladiators!
Happy #ScandalThursday, Gladiators! #GAMECHANGER #WWOPD
Just in case you somehow missed out on all the exciting new sneak previews for episode 2x13 “Nobody Likes Babies” recap the fun below.
Official “Nobody Likes Babies” Video Sneak Previews, Teasers & Spoilers
- TV Guide: Matt’s Pick - The Politics of Sex. (Tony Goldwyn chats 2x13 spoilers.)
- The debut of America’s Baby. (With Fitz & Mellie)
- "Subpoena?" - James & Cyrus
- #Booblehead at OPA (There’s still a David Rosen Problem.)
- Say you’ll wait for me. (A Olitz moment.)
- Nobody Likes Babies #ScriptTease (Who says what in 2x13.)
- Forbidden Love (A Olivia & Fitz romance video recap.)
- The meaning behind America’s baby name. (Meet Teddy.)
- Nobody Likes Babies Promo Photos. (Flashback & Present Time.)
- Official Nobody Likes Babies Promo Trailer.
Episode 2x13 Sneak Preview Decoding
- The Official “Nobody Likes Babies” Promo Trailer
- "Say. You’ll. Wait. For. Me."
- "What’s a Bobblehead?"
- "…Fix the National Election."
Are you all in for tonight, Gladiators?
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
In episode 2x10 - One for The Dog, Olivia Pope was that girl for fire.
As soon as Verna walked into OPA with that explosive confession (re: she turned in Huck), Olivia hit the ground running wearing her Gladiator Armor (her white jacket).
Let’s do a recap of how Olivia put on her Gladiator Armor to handle business!
There’s TWO videos at the link, Gladiators. FYI: The first video has Olivia, Cyrus and Mellie at Fitz’s bed-side with Tom & Hal outside the door. #GladiatorCandleVigil (The other video features spoilers on what’s going to happen for the rest of the season.) Scandal season 2 resumes THIS Thursday. Sound Off Gladiators.