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I think this was one of the best episodes of the season. It was sad, it was funny, and it was exciting. And I hope Jake and Liv become a couple, despite his having stalked her for Fitz. I am tired of Fitz's treatment of Liv. And his calling her "a bad person" after he has committed murder really ticked me off. She deserves a good man who wants to cheer her up, instead of a spoiled brat who likes making her suffer.

I love that the episode ended with Jake choosing Liv over his long-time friendship with Fitz, who really needs to get some therapy. He's become paranoid and irrational. I wonder if the brain damage has anything to do with it. I can't wait to see what happens next.

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Another episode that left me speechless. I have mixed feelings about Fitz... As much as I found the spying thing creepy, I think that much of his behavior is partially a result of the brain injury. Jake is also a bit of an enigma. I like his personality and I enjoy the way he interacts with Olivia. In fact, if it weren't for the spying, he'd be a perfect match for her. Unfortunately, that relationship has no future. Olivia also seems to like him, but as soon as she finds out about the surveillance, that relationship will end.

I felt sorry for a lot of people in this episode, particularly Huck and David. David really needs to join Pope and Associates!

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Oh how I love this show! Last night was a great episode. I am so over Olivia and Fitz. I loved their chemistry in the beginning but so many things have gone wrong. Him having her watched was the last straw for me. Telling Jake she was a bad person that needed to be watched, I couldn't believe this guy.

I am glad to see Jake not being as creepy as it looked at the end of last episode. I hope he is a good guy and a nice distraction for Olivia. I really respected the fact that he turned off the screen when she started to dress. Scott Foley is so cute and adorable so it will be nice to see how things progress with him and Liv.

I felt so bad for Huck. I guess because Huck seems so strong I didn't even think that he would be feeling the affects of the waterboarding. Glad Quinn was there for him. I love their friendship. It was funny though everyone reactions to his smell.

Olivia speech to the guy running of Governor was great. Glad she finally realize that she couldn't have a future with Fitz in his present state. She deserves happiness.

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The writers of the show are destroying Fitz's character in order to build up Jake's for a romance that started so badly that it will ultimately fail.
By then, it may be impossible to redeem the Fitz character and the relationship with Olivia which meant so much to so many fans.
It's a SERIOUS mistake, and this won't be the first show destroyed by writers wrecking a relationship or character that WORKS.
Jake Ballard is no Fitz.
This is a mistake.

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Miranda I just feel that most ppl aren't taking into consideration that Fitz has been shot in the head - have you considered the many facets what that sort of injury can cause to someone's mind? It's the brain after all and not a broken hand. I do feel sympathetic for Huck but I also feel sympathetic towards Fitz. Shonda didn't make him get shot in the head for nothing. Sometimes I say Shonda doesn't do anything simple but she actually fooled me last night when I found out Fitz was behind the spying :) like I was saying I will forever be team OLitz. You know what it is to feel be the leader of the free leader and learn it was all fraudulent and you and the woman you loved could have been together a long time ago if she didn't go along with the others. Like I said something is going on in Fitz's brain, coupled with alcohol and you are not seeing a rational man with it comes to Liv. Give it a thought. Right now they need that time apart, their love is soul reaching so Jake is just dessert right now. Thing about it!

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I absolutely agree with everyone on all your comments. But, I have one question that really bothers me, why in the world is Fitz okay with Mellie? He knows she was also part of the vote rigging just like Liv and Cyrus and the rest. I don't get it. Did I miss something?

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I loved, loved, LOVED this episode!
My favorite scene was Liv and Cyrus. They way they are all interconnected via Fitz is both hilarious and heartbreaking at the same time. I expected to hear Robin Thicke's "Lost Without You" while Cyrus was talking.

I have a feeling that Fitz maybe playing both Mellie and Cyrus against each other and they're too busy gunning for each other that they can't see it. I mean really, the way she kept repeating "It was Cyrus" in the last episode was about as obvious of a brainwashing technique as there ever was. Fitz is a little manic right now, not stupid.

Jake? The verdic is still out on him but considering how this party got started with him and Liv, there's no real future. for them. Besides, Jake might be Fitz's next victim!

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FITZ crossed the line when he murdered someone. He will never be the same again after he learned about what happened and he killed someone. It will be like this until something really BAD happened to him. I do wish the writers will address it one day. Even the president should not get away with murder! Tonight there were lots of guest stars !

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@mrenee-Excellent points! I'm just glad everyone is prety much seeing the same thing with fitz. You wouldn't believe some of the comments I've read on other sites with people actually making excuses for fitz behavior and some people not wanting to comment because there was no "Olitz" moments and because jake is starting to win some fans over so the olitz lovers are all mad lol

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Not at all surprirsed that Fitz would go so far as to have Olivia watched. He feels terribly betrayed by her and he's looking for some reasonable explanation for her behavior. Would be nice if he just asked her, but as TG tweeted--cannot remember the exact quote, that's not how the do things.
They are not good with words.

Also, Fitz is a bit of a brat. He has a huge ego, which is to be expected from someone in his position. Verna did say he sailed through life, pampered and naive. This kind of turmoil must be very difficult for him and he's not handling things very well. In the first Jake/Fitz scene, I could not tell whether he was "showing off" his knowledge of Olivia, or if the swimming and Edison responses were just slips.

Fitz's ego will get him in trouble now with Jake. He is overcalculating, drinking too much and missing simple details. Try as he might, he still cannot let her go and he's angry about that. However, he and Jake share a past and the eaase with which he lies to Fitz leads me to believe that Jake has no problem going toe to toe with him. He opened Pandora'a box and he's going to be sorry. Must say I was impressed with his knowlegde of Olivia--how quickly he figured out someone was rocking his dreamboat. Still, I believe he and Olivia are "checkmate", but he needs time to get his mind together and so does she. This way, when the reunion occurs, they can appreciate each other a bit more. Meantime, I hope Jake provides Olivia a little love in the daylight. You know?




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