I watched the finale. Then I had an angry fit at Shonda (and Liv). Then I watched it again. It only exasperated my anger. Then a month went by, and I was still angry. And then I finally got over it today. Well at least my anger at Liv (Shonda is still blacklisted).
I agree, still salty but in agreement. Also remember and this rings true to anyone who has had this type of relationship, he is still married as hell. what fitz said to her is like the check is in the mail. We will see when it arrived and when I try to cash it if it is any good. I love Fitz, but like most married men in these situations, he is only reacting to the women is his life. He didnt do anything like put mellie out he just chose not to jump through her hoops. Also, his marriage is disfunctional and fucked up independent of his love for Liv. Granted liv isn’t really all that emotionally whole either, but if Fitz were on the up and up he wouldn’t need another person’s love to give him the strength and need to end the marriage. Shonda has never given us any indicator that liv appreciates that yet but most “mistresses” who leave and move on to normal relationships come to appreciate that important distinction. Shonda definitely gets it cuz she talks about fitz being the one who is continually in need of rescue from his own life. There are plenty of folks in bad relationships who leave of their own volition and then move on to healthier relationships.
What everyone else said. I hate the finale for many reasons above and beyond the break-up and spectaclesinscript’s commentary is excellent, but it requires watching the show as if watching a trial (since Zimmerman is going on), where you can only see the main event unfold instead of the events leading up to the main event. Shonda could have and should have shown us that Olivia thought she would be giving something up by becoming FLOTUS. Instead we got a woman who 1. Wanted Fitz to remain president, and 2. Told him to stop getting her hopes up and choose her, while wanting him to remain president. At no point did she indicate that she did not want to be First Lady. In fact, I think she does. As presented in the show, Olivia’s reason for leaving Fitz is that she can’t leave her baby gladiators on their own. It has nothing to do with her wanting to be a gladiator or not wanting to be FLOTUS. Since her reason sucks, it’s natural to look for a better one, but it is Shonda’s job to give it, not the viewer’s job.