I definitely saw that Finncent entered the shop right after Elijah left, but she had utmost faith that the witch would cooperate with her. So much faith, in fact, that everything from that point on seemed preplanned. She essentially had to convince Lenore to 1) be beaten up 2) do dark(ish) magic 3) give up possession of her own body to become a host for Esther 4) forget she ever did it. And it's like she knew Lenore couldn't say no. It made the entire scheme seem too well-planned and too omniscient. Somewhere, someone had to have screwed up, you know?
You know, you have a valid point. If we saw more consequences for the terrible actions these people commit, we'd have more to talk about besides the love stories. I would LOVE to have more than the love stories be the central issues. I want to see these characters grapple with the decisions they're making, good and bad, and not have it all wrapped up in the trappings of their romantic involvements. Until Shonda gives us that, this is what we have to work with.
I also miss Harrison. I have wild Scandal-like conspiracy theories that he isn't actually dead and Shonda is waiting for him to get his personal affairs in order to bring him back to the show. Maybe that's just a pipe dream though.
I don't think going their separate ways will be easy, but I think it's necessary at this point. I've long held sympathy for Mellie because Fitz' father did ruin her and poison her marriage. I can't fault her for not telling Fitz what happened because I've never been in the situation where that's happened. I go back and forth with wishing she'd told him sooner and knowing we wouldn't have the drama we have had she done so.
I don't read her relationship with Jake as having anything at all to do with getting back at Fitz. Getting back at him for what? She has nothing to get back at him for. Jake is convenient, and maybe he IS a relationship of convenience. But he's more than JUST a booty call. She does care about him, even if that care extends to wanting him to be safe. ETA: She may not care about him in the sense that she wants to marry him and move to Vermont and make jam, but I don't think that's a realistic end for her and Fitz either.
Nope. It wasn't an excuse. There is no excuse for it. But we cannot rewrite the entire story arc so that it reads "Jake walks into Olivia's office for coffee, chokeslams her on her own desk. End scene." That shouldn't have been the end result of that story arc (the chokeslam) but it wasn't a situation where he just walked in and did it out of the blue because it was Tuesday.
I definitely, completely agree that Fitz and Mellie's marriage is toxic. The best thing for those two is divorce. I strongly believed that they loved each other at one time and that their marriage wasn't just one arranged for political aspirations as we've been led to believe. I do believe they loved each other. But too much has transpired between them for their relationship to recover. It's time to cut the cords and set each other free.
At the time that Tom was supposedly in Fort Detrick, Jake was Command. Fitz knew that which is why he called Rowan in knowing it wasn't Maya Pope who killed his son.
I definitely appreciate this response, particularly regarding Olivia being written as human instead of weak. Thanks for this.
I never said Mellie was a good mother. I said she had a great scene in this episode in which she happened to be a good mother.
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