Remember how hyped we were that the White House drama was over and the preview showed Liv possibly getting a new man? *shakes head* We got punked.
I'm not sure where Shonda Rhimes is going with is, but I'm willing take a leap of faith with her over the disturbing hunk of fail I witnessed last night.
First off, the episode starts 10 months after the last one. I thought, "Whew. Good. We done moved on from that craziness." We learn that Olivia is an avid swimmer and uses swimming to deal with her heartbreak. We see her meet the New Guy (portrayed by Scott Foley). To be honest, I like his sense of humor; he has this offbeat sort of charm.
But alas...we are being toyed with.
So James and Cyrus have a christening for their adorable daughter in which the Prez is the godfather and Liv is the godmother. Liv and the Prez, reunited after 10 months give each other this weird stare during the ceremony. Before the priest can finish saying, "Amen," these two have bounded down a hall, where the Prez drags Liv off into a closet and tries to tear off Liv's clothes. He gets pimp-slapped.
Still...we're being toyed with.
The two of them go at it the way they have countless times before, and I'm sitting there screaming at the TV demanding, "WTF, Shonda??? Really??? We're still on this mess ten months later???"
And THEN, when they pull their clothes on and head out the closet door, the Prez tries to give her yet another brush off as she confesses that election-rigging - *gasp* - was a mistake (seriously, Liv? Ya think?). And though I genuinely admire how actor Tony Goldwyn is growing into this role and becoming more convincing with each episode, it doesn't change the fact that the Prez is a disgusting pig, and this scene made my stomach lurch.
I get it, he loves her in his own twisted little way, and he's shown a consistent willingness to leave his wife for her. But while giving Liv the brush off for the second episode in a row, the Prez flat out states that things are over between them, "even if [he] can't control [his] erections around [her]" - that is disgusting.
It's bad enough he used to have her summoned and surveiled. Not to mention all those times he used to feel her up or get physical with her when people were around. Their last two conversations have made me flesh crawl and I'm ready for "Olitz" to be "Over", like, last year.
But back to the issue of Liv's taste in the men.
See, the Prez sent out a specialized team to release some CIA agents being held as hostage. Turns out, the team arrives at "the wrong address". It's then revealed the White House has a mole.
Flash back to Liv flirting with the New Guy over the phone. He talks about how "people-watching" is his thing, and it turns out he has a camera in every room of Liv's apartment.
Say it with me, ladies: Shitty...taste...in men.
(Fun facts, by the way: actor Guillermo Diaz ("Huck") is openly gay, and when it comes to stabbing people, Quinn is apparently "a natural.")