Being someone really in love with Black American female lead characters in movies or series I decided to watch Shonda Rhimes’s Scandal for the second time, paying more attention to it.
Kerry Washington is the real deal in scandal. She is the fixer, wildly talented, emotionally strong, truly kind, and incredibly hardworking but that is not the topic for the day. Her relationship with Mr President Fitzgerald Grants is what has me glued to the screen the whole time.
She is a mistress to the President and they have that forbidden kind of love and they got me thinking, this is the kind of love I want. Don’t get me wrong, I ‘m not saying I want to be a mistress but their love is true, genuine and nothing can break that.
Fitz is in love with Olivia, and he always will be. They have a very strong connection, even though it’s very painful for them to be together. Their relationship is toxic and don’t we just struggle stepping out of these.
Scandal portrays the Olivia and Fitz relationship as a positive, admirable love story. It beyond being unfaithful. They are saying this isn’t unhealthy, it’s just a complicated love story that will eventually have a happy ending.
Here are some of my favorite quotes from their relationship:
“You are not resigning. I refuse to accept your resignation. You can’t leave me. I’m not losing you again.” -Fitz
“My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face”-Fitz
“I wait for you, I watch for you, I exist for you.”-Fitz
“This past year, I have learned only one thing. That I cannot exist without you. That I cannot breathe without you. That the man I am without you is — I’m nothing. I’m nothing. And you are everything. And I need you to give me another chance. I demand another chance. We’re worth another chance.” – Fitz
“You can’t fix the fact that I love you. That I love you more than I love being president. I have told you that I’d give it all up for you again and again, and you know what I think? I think you don’t believe me. I think you believe that I will never choose you. Well, this time, I’m fixing things.” -Fitz
“I am not a toy you can play with when you’re bored or lonely or horny. I am not the girl the guy gets at the end of the movie. I am not a fantasy. If you want me, earn me!” -Olivia
“You’re the most important person in my life. I can’t just stop. Can you?” – Fitz
“My whole life is you. I can’t breathe because I’m waiting for you. You own me. You control me. I belong to you.” -Olivia
“We’re gonna sit here for the next . . . 21 minutes, we’re gonna sit here and the clock on my marriage is going to run out. We’re going to run it out together; you’re gonna watch me run out this clock. You’re gonna sit here with me and watch me choose you.” – Fitz
“I don’t want normal and easy and simple. I want painful, difficult, devastating, life-changing, extraordinary love” -Olivia Pope.
“He calls you the love of his life. Don’t you dare give up on him” -Cyrus Beene
I could go on and on, one of my best TV shows. If you still had not watched you may need to add to your to-do-list.