Scandal Math: How Triangles Manifest in the Scandalverse

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There are 3 basic types of triangles:

  • Equilateral - all sides are equal
  • Isosceles - two sides are equal
  • Scalene - no sides are equal

Now that we’ve refreshed our memories, let’s explore how triangles work in the Scandalverse as they relate to Olivia and Fitz.

Equilateral: the laws of math and the good lawd in heavin do not yet allow for equilateral triangles that involve Olivia and Fitz.  The writers spent two seasons defining and emphasizing that Olivia and Fitz are the real deal.  Add to that Tony and Kerry have sealed their romantic chemistry pretty tightly around Olivia and Fitz, and let’s be completely honest, no one is breaking through that to get even close to making a third party seem believable.  Circumstances around their relationship and happiness are very difficult, but if all external factors were removed, in their purest form, there is no chance for there to be a 3rd party to be involved equally. Cyrus occassionally can join the picture and create the phenomenon known as the “Faux Equal”, but that is still not a true equilateral - when you measure closely, he still doesn’t quite equal up to the other two sides.

Isosceles: this is really the only way a possible triangle works within the confines of the Scandalverse.  You have Olivia, Fitz and some poor little schmuck who is dumb enough to think they can slide in and make a run for one of them.  This is a highly unstable polygon with little hope for survival long-term.  Eventually, the laws of nature take over and Olivia and Fitz are drawn back together, breaking the poor little schmuck in half.  You basically end up with a tent for Olivia and Fitz to live in and then Fitz will chop up the rest of the broken poor little schmuck to make a fire for their dinner.

Billy Chambers submitted the attached illustration:

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Errrr,  um, okay….moving on.

Mellie, Edison, poor dead Amanda Tanner and Joke have all provided some nights of warm fires for Olivia and Fitz, and the ones that are still alive all seem like eager beavers to sign up for more of the same if the occasion arises. Like I said, schmucks.

Scalene:  another temporary triangular state where no sides fit and things are just wonky in general.  This is usually a state that occurs when Olivia and Fitz are having one of their knockdown, drag out, I hate you, I love you periods.   Any random loser can join in on that crazy at their own risk.  Notably, this is another area where Cyrus will present himself.  He is a master at creating chaos and uneven angles - he thrives in it.  Also dark liquor is another contributing factor to Scalene triangles in the Scandalverse.  Fitz is a straight summabitch when he’s on the dark liquor.  Olivia has been know to make some bad decisions after a bottle of wine herself.  But hey, we all got problems.  One bonus to the Scalene state: the laws of nature do kick in intermittently and we get random sexual explosions in the wilderness and server closets.  Don’t stand too close cuz it’s dangerous, but they are fun to watch!


And thus ends today’s math lesson.  Triangles really don’t exist in the Scandalverse, at least not permanently.  So usually you still just end up with a tent for Olivia and Fitz and the fire of the broken souls burning outside. See the above illustration, but here is a less deranged summary.

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POLL RESULTS: Who Released Olivia’s Name to the Press?
Well the votes are in and somebody can tell Mellie she finally won at something, cuz girlfriend, yo’ huzbin gon’ girl.  He gone!
With a relatively slim lead, Mellie was chosen as the most likely culprit in outing Olivia to the press.  Some people get so touchy when their husbands tell them they gots to roll up out of the White House cuz he’s don’t want you, never has and is soul-deep in love with another woman so can you move you stuff out as soon as possible please so we can get the decorators in to re-do the East Wing for her?  Sensitive!
A close second was Rowan, aka Bad Daddy no one cares about cuz we’re all still mad about Olitz (I kid - not really).  Maybe he should switch cell carriers cuz he missed Olivia’s text message that she already broke up with Fitz like so five minutes ago.
Rounding out the top three, our own beloved curly-haired POTUS himself.  Could he be trying to force Olivia’s hand to come back to him and break-up his marriage in one go? Self-destructive, but effective.  I don’t think so, but it’s Shondaland, so who knows?
Cyrus and Joke were non-starters for the most part with neither of them getting as many votes as the “Other” category where we have the following top write-in candidates:
Harrison “GQ” Wright
Billy “Scissors” Chambers
Edison “Puddin” Davis
We also had a few stray votes for Abby, Gov. Reston, Huck (now THAT would be a twist!) and even Olivia her damn self.  Very interesting!
And finally, a few comments from voters:

"I don’t think it’s Rowan.  This would only serve to bring these two together. Something always brings them back to each other. " 
"I think its Mellie, because after Fitz told Mellie Olivia’s plan, he left her with nothing to lose."
"Rowan doesn’t want Olivia with Fitz. The question is why. I think it has to largely do with what happened in Operation Remington."

Thanks again everyone for the great response!  More polls to come! High-res

POLL RESULTS: Who Released Olivia’s Name to the Press?

Well the votes are in and somebody can tell Mellie she finally won at something, cuz girlfriend, yo’ huzbin gon’ girl.  He gone!

With a relatively slim lead, Mellie was chosen as the most likely culprit in outing Olivia to the press.  Some people get so touchy when their husbands tell them they gots to roll up out of the White House cuz he’s don’t want you, never has and is soul-deep in love with another woman so can you move you stuff out as soon as possible please so we can get the decorators in to re-do the East Wing for her?  Sensitive!

A close second was Rowan, aka Bad Daddy no one cares about cuz we’re all still mad about Olitz (I kid - not really).  Maybe he should switch cell carriers cuz he missed Olivia’s text message that she already broke up with Fitz like so five minutes ago.

Rounding out the top three, our own beloved curly-haired POTUS himself.  Could he be trying to force Olivia’s hand to come back to him and break-up his marriage in one go? Self-destructive, but effective.  I don’t think so, but it’s Shondaland, so who knows?

Cyrus and Joke were non-starters for the most part with neither of them getting as many votes as the “Other” category where we have the following top write-in candidates:

  1. Harrison “GQ” Wright
  2. Billy “Scissors” Chambers
  3. Edison “Puddin” Davis


We also had a few stray votes for Abby, Gov. Reston, Huck (now THAT would be a twist!) and even Olivia her damn self.  Very interesting!

And finally, a few comments from voters:

"I don’t think it’s Rowan.  This would only serve to bring these two together. Something always brings them back to each other. "

"I think its Mellie, because after Fitz told Mellie Olivia’s plan, he left her with nothing to lose."

"Rowan doesn’t want Olivia with Fitz. The question is why. I think it has to largely do with what happened in Operation Remington."

Thanks again everyone for the great response!  More polls to come!

Huck: Olivia’s Other Relationship

SABIACORUJAReblogged from SABIACORUJA

Reblogging because my random musings from January make a lot more sense after last night’s Olivia/Huck Scene. 

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Olivia and Fitz have a connection that is so overwhelming, it takes up all the oxygen in the room.  It permeates every episode even when it isn’t the focus of the action.  However, there is another significant relationship in Olivia’s life.  A much more quiet, subtle relationship, but one that is in many ways as important to her as Fitz. Olivia’s ever faithful puppy, Huck.

Similar to Olivia and Fitz, the communication between Huck and Olivia is often without words.  There are so many conversations we never hear them have, or if we do, it’s almost as if it’s spoken in some secret code they only can decipher.   Olivia understands Huck because she understands the part of herself that his like him.  Insecure, emotionally disconnected, singularly focused on the tasks at hand and intellectually brilliant.

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Olivia Gets A New Bathroom

Well Liv’s new space is a beautiful tranquil bathroom.  These are some behind the scenes sneak peek shots.  You’ll see the final, fully dressed version in Episode 22X (sorry not gonna tell ya!) so be on the lookout!

It’s tough for a girl to find something she can blog about right now.  But we got special clearance from the boss lady herself to show you these pictures.  We are, afterall, in super secret finale mode around here!  Nothing gets out!  We don’t want to spoil it for you.  Ms. Rhimes thought it was just fine to show you Olivia’s little remodel.  We decided that it doesn’t spoil anything for you…except now you have proof that even Olivia Pope has a toilet, sink and shower… 

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Sabia Says:  Hmmmm…why does our Livvie suddenly need a fully tricked out master bath? As if I didn’t hope….

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