I really despise the cast of Scandal.
I’m not talking about the actors of course; Shonda’s talented team of performers are some of the finest on television, but the characters they play have become severely unlikeable. Who can I actually stand? I like Mellie naturally – she’s the underdog this year and I genuinely want her to be happy. I also like Abby and her various witty zingers. But the rest of em? I’m not a fan of Liv, Huck, Quinn, Harrison, or Cyrus, and I absolutely loathe Fitz. They’ve all done some pretty despicable things over the course of the season, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to feel any sympathy for them. Sure you could argue that Shonda has crafted a pack of very well-defined characters, but at what price? I don’t enjoy spending time with these people anymore, and that’s certainly a problem.
I can’t stress how much I adore Mellie. She’s the one character who leaves me invested in the show, and I was practically screaming at the screen for her to finally reveal her rape at the hands of Fitz’s dad. Watching her husband rip into her was immensely frustrating, and yet, I somehow believed Mellie composing herself and refraining from revealing the truth. Still, I do hope that momentous moment happens soon, as I can’t wait to see how it will alter her dynamic with Fitz.
– The nerve of Olivia ordering Andrew to stay away from Mellie. Seriously? “Glass houses” indeed. Epic response.
– Quinn and Charlie discussing the Huck issue while drilling the man was just disgusting. Someone get rid of these two asap.
– Did anyone else laugh when Karen and Olivia stumbled onto Mellie and Andrew? No? Just me then.
– I want to say I care about Fitz and Mellie’s kids, but I really really don’t.
– Highlight of the week: Cyrus attacking Jack in the Oval Office and obviously not standing a chance.
– Maya’s call to Olivia was intriguing. Can these two interact more please? The season is almost over.
– Was anyone else surprised that Adnan faked the whole thing at Pope and Associates? You’d think they’d be smarter than that.
– Fitz punching Andrew really pissed me off. What exactly gives him the right to get mad after cheating on Mellie so callously?
– This week it was Quinn’s turn to lick Huck. Yippy. Kill me now.
– Are Rowan and Olivia finally on the same side? Also, I think I’m finally sick of his monologues. They’re starting to feel remarkably similar with the stop-start delivery and grandiose sentiments.
Olivia: Change of plans, I need you to look into the kids.
Abby: Do we think they’re funding B613?
Fitz: I am the Commander in Chief.
Jake: And I am Command, which means you don’t tell me to do anything because I am not your bitch. You are the President – your job is to shake hands, hold babies, pose with Prime Ministers, and sit down to interviews with your family. You comfort people, and you look pretty and you talk tough. You don’t DO anything.
Sure this episode was well-executed, but I’m starting to question my love for the show and these characters.