Olivia and Fitz Rekindle Their Passion, While Huck's Backstory is Revealed on ABC's Scandal
A lot happened on Scandal this week, and yet, a lot didn’t. This episode was mostly filler, but it did feature some instant “classic” Olitz scenes. It’d been a while for the star-crossed pair!
With Olivia (Kerry Washington) still in the hospital after her fracas with Jake, Fitz (Tony Goldwyn) sat vigil. Due to his status as President of the United States, the Secret Service had to practically shut down the hospital to accommodate him.
The lovers finally had the conversation they should’ve had months ago. Essentially, Fitz felt betrayed over Defiance, and Liv felt betrayed for what he did to her after. She also confronted him about having her monitored. Fitz apologized, pledged his love and forced Olivia to admit she still loved him. She couldn’t trust or forgive him though.
Then, Fitz started in on one of those speeches he’s so good at, which always makes Liv melt and forgo her better judgment. He was nothing without her, and they were meant to be together. As his monologue went on, their song started playing (and I fangirled in front of my TV!). Liv turned, ran into Fitz’s arms and they passionately kissed. However, Liv abruptly stopped the kiss. She uttered, “I can’t” to Fitz, and fled.
This moment made my Olitz-shipper heart very happy, but I’m glad Olivia didn’t forgive him (though I’m sure it won’t last). What Fitz did to her was so horrible. He needs to really make an effort to earn back her trust. However, I could have done without the shades of “Rapey Frat Boy” creeping in again to Fitz’s character. This happened when Fitz went from “asking” Liv for another chance, to forcefully “demanding” it. POTUS needs some therapy.