Jake Continues to Complicate Lives on ABC's Scandal
Jake (Scott Foley) was still trying to woo Olivia, who agreed to a dinner date, but chickened out at the last minute. Olivia told Jake she wasn’t over her last boyfriend yet. Jake then went into a speech about loving the way she answers her phone, always wears white, and is a wino. It would have seemed very sweet how Jake noticed all these little “Liv-isms,” but then you remember how he has her under 24-hour stalking. Since she’s unaware, Liv probably swooned.
Jake commanded Olivia to close her eyes, which she did without much protest, and he planted a kiss on her. He also got Olivia to admit the kiss made her forget her ex. Jake pled with Liv to give their romance a chance, since she deserved to be happy.
I don’t know what to think about Jake! He seems really nice and his feelings for Liv genuine, but we also know he’s shady with ulterior motives. Even Olivia admitted to Cyrus (Jeff Perry), it seemed like he was hiding something. Could he truly care about Liv, or is he just using her?
This scene caused mix-feelings in general. Something that bothers me about this show is how Olivia is described as this “strong, independent woman,” but she often acts like a doormat. I want Liv to truly be powerful! How many times has she let a man tell her what to do and call her a whore? Even Jake telling her to “Close your eyes,” reinforced this “weak” Liv. Simply because it wasn’t a question, it was a command. That. She. Obeyed. I just want the men on this show to stop acting like rapey, jerky frat boys, and Olivia to commit to standing up for herself.