"Looking back, the third season was short on story and long on time. Because you could essentially watch three episodes of this season and learn everything you needed to know: the first, the last, and “Everything’s Coming Up Mellie,” which tells the story of Mellie’s terrible secret. Multiple flashbacks from this episode go back to just those two episodes—a quick and dirty way of making the viewers connect the dots. As far as season-long arcs go, it’s bad storytelling. There were whole sections of this season that either didn’t work or didn’t go anywhere. Nothing about Quinn, Huck, or even Harrison was particularly interesting; and in the end, what happened to James and to Sally didn’t even matter. Drama was produced merely for shock value, and more than once, Scandal lost sight of who its characters were."
I promised not to ask scandal questions but damn
A terrible tragedy befalls your family, both you and your husband are in complete agony at the prospect of burying your child, but cant offer each other any real comfort or solace because you’ve been living a life of pretense in a dead marriage for god knows how long… and even on his knees, completely broken, he still asks for his mistress… just like he did when he got shot and was about to loose his life. And yall still think this marriage is sustainable?? That you can just go on pretending for another 2, 3 4 years or however long you think it takes to heal?? And the crazy thing is, even if it brings Mellitz closer together, there is too much decay and anger there that grief wont be able to resolve, no matter how hard they try. They will just continue doing this awful wretched dance that slowly gnaws away at both of them until someone finally decides to leave…
But this is Scandal so Fitz will either commit suicide out of guilt OR he and Mellie will go to therapy and have a vow renewal ceremony as they attempt to focus on karen and teddy’s well being because #familyfirst.
The worst part about Jerry dying for me isnt even olitz related, its the fact that the story STILL hasnt moved along. The Grant marriage is still a thing and one party is STILL in love with another woman. We have been here for 3 seasons. Now what?
Let’s not forget Andrew is still in the picture. So she’ll be fucking him next season. lol