Scandal viewers ask me if I’m Team Fitz or Team Jake. In the past, I had to give it much thought. After all, Jake had murdered my favorite character, James, in cold blood. Now that time has passed, I suppose I’ll have to forgive him. He thought he was saving the entire free world and all. Therefore, I guess I’ll have to cut him some slack.
No way am I Team Fitz. The contest is over, and he lost a long time ago. I believe it was the day when he gave his famous line, “I want you to watch me earn it,” to Olivia. He was playing her to get her back in the sack. (Rhyme intentional.) He wasn’t trying to earn the public’s rejection of him as President in order to “earn” her by choosing her first. As it turned out, he wasn’t even sure he wanted to be the president since he hadn’t even filled out the forms to run again.
Also, Fitz is Scandal’s only character that hasn’t been given a meaty speech. The monologues the actors deliver are my favorite part of the show. Joe Morton’s Rowan Pope is standout strong. Kerry Washington’s Olivia and Jeff Perry’s Cyrus aren’t far behind. Fitzgerald Grant, I maintain, never gets the speeches. During one episode when he had Rowan Pope strip to his underwear, I thought that, finally, he was going to deliver a scathing speech. One got delivered alright but from Rowan (yes, in his underwear), to Fitz. Again, I insist, Fitz has no spine. [Read more…]