Mellie & Fitz Continues Their Blissful Marriage Facade (Beltway Unbuckled Analysis)
Moment: The fact that Fitz is sleeping in the baby’s nursery doesn’t sit well with Mellie*.
Memorable Quote: If I sleep in the other bedrooms the staff will know.
Thoughts: Mellie & Fitz proving ONCE again that how dead their marriage truly is from Beltway Unbuckled behind doors but in public they up all of the sweet hand holding gestures, baby bump rubs and dreamy kisses. #FakeMaritalBlissFacade*
*In fact I will say that this is Mellie’s attempt to bridge that frosty gap between them even behind doors. The entire world is watching the Grants’ every move and this will mess with her political endgame. Mellie needs Fitz to keep up his end of their Fake Martial Bliss facade until they both get their endgames.
Full script – get into it:
There are 9 other bedrooms in this place besides our room and the baby’s nursery.
You are sweating up the baby’s sofa. I will have to have it cleaned.
If I sleep in the other bedrooms the staff will know.
So they will know.
Mellie if the staff knows then the press will know under 24 hours.
Good for them.
Really? We fight with the press knowing we don’t sleep in the same bed.
Tell the press that the pregnancy has made me toss and turned in bed so you’re sleeping in another bed so I can be more comfortable.
Tell them that you’re been staying up late in bed trying to think about new ways to keep America safe, and democratic and free and you don’t want to disturb my pretty little head with all that thinking.
Tell them I don’t spend my nights sleeping next to a man who gets erections in his sleep dreaming about Olivia Pope.
Your choice. I don’t care.
When do you leave for the G8 Summit?
Can’t you leave sooner?
Because I can’t leave the country I run just because my wife doesn’t want to look at my face.
Additional thoughts: Mellie’s actually pissed because she wants to Fitz to leave for the G8 Summit NOW because of that impromptu cliffhanger meeting she had with Cyrus, Verna, Hollis and Olivia.
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