So just how long did it take Olivia and Fitz on “Scandal” to actually make their next move romantically? Ultimately, the correct answer here is “about forty minutes.” Even though ten months passed between this episode Thursday night and the one that aired last week, neither our resident fixer nor the President of the United States has really moved on completely from their affair … even though Fitz told her that he had no interest in being with her when choosing to stay married.
As if this was not a bizarre enough situation, it was made even more bizarre after the two parties hooked up following a christening of all things (as Hollis hilariously made them the godparents), when Fitz more or less spit in Olivia’s face and said that while he can’t control himself around her, they are effectively over. Is this really going to last? We’re not counting on it, even though Olivia has a new love interest played by none other that Shonda Rhimes favorite Scott Foley.
As for the rest of the episode, we’re still not quite sure that it was as enjoyable as the thriller last week, but this was really inevitable. “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” which largely revolved around David Rosen finding a dead body in his bed along with a crisis overseas, came after what was originally supposed to be the season finale. With that in mind, this was designed as more of a standalone hour that still had some plotlines meant to develop over time. Olivia has an opportunity now to fully move on with her life, and we just need to see if she will take it. Meanwhile, can we all start questioning now why any of these women (Olivia or Mellie) want to be with Fitz when he treats them so badly?
Overall, what did you think about this episode of “Scandal”? Be sure to share some more of your thoughts with a comment below, and you can see what former “House” star is visiting the show over at the link here.