One of the most popular shows out is a show called Scandal. Sleep seems to have eluded me, so I decided to watch some of this past seasons episodes and one particular episode really got my attention. If you are up on Scandal you will understand. If you’re not, I will try to explain as much as I can as briefly as I can.
The show is based on a real like “fixer”. When people have scandals in their lives, they call on the character Olivia Pope to fix their problem and reputation. Well Olivia is having an affair with the President of the United States and in the episode that I was watching, the presidents wife was trying to get her husband away from Olivia, but sadly no matter how much she tried, she couldn’t get him away from his mistress. You see the President had fallen in love with a woman who was NOT his wife..
It was really quite sad. Imagine being the wife and not having any influence over your own husband and sitting on the sidelines watching him pine away for some other woman. YOUR HUSBAND!! Well, Mellie (the presidents wife) is a better woman than me. Her last ditch effort was to expose the affair, which she did on national television. He was shocked, but it still didn’t keep him away from his mistress. At first he was willing to give up everything for this forbidden love, but later, the reality of it all set in and he decided to run for reelection, which his wife knew all along (he was planning on leaving his wife).
You see most men are not going to give up their careers for a woman, even if they say they will. I believe when it comes down to it, if he is going to lose his career, he will probably let her go. You see, men are very much connected to what they do.
My focus was on Mellie. The worse position in the world is to focus on a man who is not focused on you. But to Mellies defense that was her husband, and I think I would fight too. I’ve never been married, so I can’t say 100%, but if I was married, I probably would. But if you are not married to a man and he chooses someone else. MOVE ON!
I despise adultery, so I am never rooting for Olivia and Fitz to be together. In the end I would hope for this marriage to work out. But of course this is TV show called Scandal. 😉