Doesn't mean I condone sociopathic behavior or serial killing. Its great that philosophy is brought up. As a social scientist I find these discussions interesting and find that snap judgments made from tiny facets of a character or the people who like that character more specifically kind of sad. Especially when some of the people guilty of such didn't like it or got equally defensive when it was thrown back at them. I never demand to know why people hate a character and ask in such a tone that implies that that person is somehow wrong for hating them. My overall point being extend the same courtesy.
I never said that anyone who doesn't like Olivia is sexist. But I did point out sociologically if you will that in general I find the response to Olivia's actions over anyone else's to be interesting. She's often times held to a different standard than most of the other characters. IN GENERAL. Scandal conversations have brought up all sorts of interesting points about politics, marriage, race, gender roles...I thought it was a valid part of this discussion which I've had plenty times before. Apologies if it got people hot and bothered. also find it disheartening that just because fans choose to like Olivia Pope as a fictional character their morals as human beings are coming under attack. Honestly, I'm more than willing to admit that I get defensive about that. I understand why people may not like Olivia when they make fair points so why call into question why people do? My generalizations can just as well be in response to sweeping accusations.My favorite character is Huck. Doesn't mean I condone sociopathic behavior or serial killing in reality.
I loved that Jackson stood up to Arizona. She's one of the most irritating characters. Too condescending for words. I like Owen and Yang together. It works. Derek can be such a self righteous jackass. Out of nowhere he decides to blame Owen for everything which it was too many factors to put it all on him. Plus he was Chief before. He knows what type of decisions are made. Hell, the hospital got shot up and people died under his watch. No suits came from that, no responsibility for crappy security features. No blame. Bailey's story was hilarious. I don't mind Alex and princess as friends but unfortunately I doubt it'll Stay that way. The naivete of the settlement is shocking. Did they honestly think they'd still be working there after that? And that was before Owen found out the hospital could close. Insurance companies and their loopholes.
@CleoArizona is NOT Jackson's superior. He's an attendee now. And as per usual she interfered with stuff when it wasn't necessary. I'm sorry but she can be rude, condescending, and a royal pain in the ass. Why not respect the fact that he was Mark's progeny. The chosen one who kicked ass in plastics. Mark is gone now, and it was clear Arizona wasn't coming to grips with that and overstepping her bounds. She still treats them like residents or interns rather than peers. You can't instill in them all these teachings and then not trust your own work and their abilities. Also has always been inconsistently written, sure at one point he was klutzy and botching surgeries(as were most of them honestly) but when he first came he was the rockstar giving Yang a run for her money. Avery only lacked skill after that shooting in the hospital. I chalked it up as PTSD which he clearly had.
@Marcus. She's flawed. She's human. I can write an essay on why I like Olivia Pope. I can go dissect the sexist response some viewers have in response to her character because I guarantee you a great deal of the naysayers wouldn't detest her or many of her actions so much if she were a man. Case in point being the disdain you exhibit over Olivia's infidelity but no mention of the same disdain for the married man cheating on his wife (who has also cheated on him because the irony of the sanctity of marriage being crapped on is that the Grant marriage is a orchestrated business deal more then anything) . I could discuss the realistic portrayal of a strong woman who is also vulnerable and successfully manages to break free of some of the stereotypes women and African Americans are pigeon holed into. But it'll all come down to her being flawed and human. And no matter what anyone says your mind won't be changed so why bother asking? :)
@Kristy you've echoed my feelings perfectly, in a way i couldnt quite express. You're a goddess.
To be that and Morgan still is when they aren't replacing his position with Blake. I just wish that Blake could find her own role on the team that doesn't interfere with anyone else. It would help with the comparisons. I also wish she would have more positive interaction with the other characters instead of limiting herself to Reid. She didn't come off particularly great in the beginning and she still for the most part lacks presence. Or they could not bother and just get rid of her. I'm not invested in her character at all and don't really see where she's necessary at this point honestly.
It was a great episode, but it was emotionally manipulative. Why can't Reid ever be happy? The timing was too much, we Leverage fans are still reeling from an undeserved cancellation and then they killed off "Parker" at least they let her live on NCIS. I didn't understand how the death scene happened. Some of them had the chance to take a shot. Jj has a wicked crack shot. I just found myself unnecessarily unsettled and bitter. Matthew Gray Gubler did a tremendous job in this episode. He was captivating to watch in his vulnerability. I have to say though, it still feels like they're forcing this, friendship "between Reid and Blake. I don't like that and I'm not one of those bitter Emily fans because I never cared for her either. Its like they think if they give her these scenes with the most popular character the audience will receive her better. Plus if she's to be viewed as an addition rather than replacement they shouldn't throw her into the role as Reids confidante when Emily used to be that and Morgan too. It'd be nice if Blake found her own role on the team and didn't limit her pleasant interactions to just Reid.
I actually felt bad for Louis. I lliked him with female Louis and I liked his associate! Maybe even better then the one Harvey went with. I think they should have taken the risk with her. She had too much personality to not be around. I'm tired of Rachel's inability to separate her personal and professional life but I'm so glad Mike dumped Tess. Didn't like her from the beginning. I liked seeing the romantic and fatherly Harvey. I'm not surprised about either. People like him get along better with kids then adults but I'm not going to miss Zoe. I liked her but there was this awkwardness and forced thing with them in part because it was Gabriel's real wife. Strange. The threat of Mike being exposed is redundant but necessary. The Louis being on the outside looking in is interesting and funny at times but not necessary. The case was rough and Mike should have never taken it. Love having this show back. It's one of nh must see favorites.
I'm glad they had the clarification of the sibling sort of bond between Donna and Harvey. I love them both. I love their interactions, but it always felt platonic to me, like bickering siblings or the two besties that grew up together. You can tell Donna probably had feelings for him at some point and they weren't reciprocated but bonds are so much more fascinating without boxing it into romance or sex. It somehow cheapens and limits what they have. FINALLY Harvey layed into Mike. I love the kid but he was long overdue for that bluntness. He at times comes off as unappreciative and too self righteous of Harvey and Jessica's actions or methods considering their asses are constantly on the line because of him. I understand Jessica because she doesn't have the bond with him. Criminal that GT didn't appear until 45 minutes in.
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