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Scandal: Olivia's Monologue to Will Caldwell - Boom Goes The Dynamite

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Last night saw another excellent showing of Scandal. Loved it so much, even though it was hard seeing Fitz in the state that he’s currently in. The Scandal cast are Delivering. Every. Single. Week.

I just wanted to highlight Liv’s epic monologue from the episode. Every time I watch Kerry Washington deliver these lines, it just makes me cry.

Basically, Olivia has figured out that Will Caldwell, a client who wants to be the next governor of North Carolina is having an affair. The affair is ten years old at this point. As we all know, Liv has personal experience of this herself with the president, and they are not in a good place right now. This discovery really speaks to the pain that she’s currently in, and her words to Will after catching him with the love of his life reflect this in a huge way:

“End it. Now…You have nothing. You have a pile of secrets and lies, and you’re calling it love. And in the meantime you’re letting your whole life pass you by while they raise children and celebrate anniversaries and grow old together. You’re frozen in time. You’re holding your breath, you’re a statue waiting for something that’s never going to happen. Living for stolen moments and hotel hallways and coat closets. You keep telling yourself they all add up to something real because in your mind they have to, but they don’t. They won’t. They never will because stolen moments aren’t a life. So you have nothing. You have no one. End it now.”


PS, Can I just say though, how fucking great was it to see the Olivia that we know and love? She’s back, and I’m here for it, and loving it!


  • I couldn’t stop cheering when Fitz got so bent out of joint when Olivia wouldn’t catch his sex eye stare while she had a jolly good time on the phone with Jake. You could practically see steam shooting from Fitz’s ears!

    I wonder how far Fitz is going to go with his new vendetta against Olivia and if the viewers will still want him and Olivia to get back together? Fitz is going down a bad road and there will be a point where he won’t be redeemable.

    And I kind of like gentleman Jake peeper now.


  • @KT Grant: Oh that moment broke my heart, but I was really glad for Liv’s sake that she had a semi-decent guy who is free to be with her, express an interest in her. It wont last long, but until Fitz stops drinking and gets his head together, she needs to try some normal -ish.


  • @Karen Scott:

    I really go think Jake is a decent guy and will refuse to do what Fitz wants him to do. He’s put two and two together quickly. But OMG the yearning in Fitz’s eyes when he sees Olivia hits me in the stomach every time.


  • Susan
    February 24
    4:18 pm

    I’d like to see Liv in danger where only Fitz can save her which of course he does and then she has to thank him. They can have their all out screaming match at this point! Get Mellie out of town too to visit a sick sister. Then they can spend the night together at Liv’s charming place.


  • Tina
    February 24
    8:32 pm

    I loved this episode. Liv was back to being HBIC. She was awesome working on her COTW. She was doing her thing! And yes, that monologue was great. You could almost see in her eyes the moment she realizes she’s talking to herself as well. She takes her own advice. Huzzah!

    Also, that part with the phone call where Fitz could totally tell she was flirt-talking, was great. I love me some Olitz. But seriously, I liked that kick in the teeth for Fitz.

    While I am not sold on Jake, I like the idea of him. The guy who is hired by Fitz to spy o Liv and falls for her himself. He goes off script. It has great possibilities for how it can all play out.

    In other news…Cyrus and Mellie’s little war is delicious.


  • Cathy
    February 25
    8:09 pm

    Can someone PLEASE tell me the name of the actor who played WILL Caldwell?
    I can’t find it anywhere.


  • I went back to watch just that. It’s brilliant. It’s delivered with that brittle bitterness that only Liv can do. It made me ache for her….and she’s FICTIONAL. Great writing.
    I have a writer friend I call and we’ll spend an hour or so talking about this show. Not too many shows can do that.


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