Supreme Court Justice Verna & Olivia Pope’s Relationship (Beltway Unbuckled Analysis)
Verna in my opinion is what Olivia’s truth serum. Olivia needs to hear the truth and Verna is more than willing to tell her simply that. You already know that I think of Verna as Olivia’s mock mother (someone that tells her the painful truth).
You try so hard to get that man to walk away from you.
Have you ever stopped to consider how painful it’s gonna be if you succeed, if he actually does walks away?
I have no idea what you’re talking about.
We worked on the general election together, and I’m not stupid.
And we’ve been through far too much together to pretend. And you’re pushing him away as if right and wrong is fixed.
Liv… if you succeed in pushing him away, I’ve seen you two together. You breathe in sync.*
You have a very active imagination.
You are poking a bear.
Please stop. Please.
Let’s turn your phone back on. White House? I see why you turned off your phone to keep my active imagination in check.
(gifs via steebiej)
Verna is like that harsh mirror when you wake up first thing in the morning/ that non BS-er friend/that say it as it is godmother/that aunt-sister you had that ALWAYS told you the truth that you simply do NOT want to hear whether or not it hurts.
I look forward to more Verna & Olivia moments. I cannot say this often! We need more of these moments in season 2. Somehow Olivia lets Verna in.
This is the amazing Stephen & Olivia dynamic duo from season 1 upgraded.
Shout-out to Gladiators babycakesbriauna, screengeniuz, and chasingpavenments for their amazing in-depth analysis on Verna & Olivia. I agree completely. When Verna goes, Olivia is going to fall harder than that emotional cry she had during #OlitzDate (re: Olivia & Fitz’s restaurant break up scene).
*Bonus: Let’s reflect on Verna saying that Olivia and Fitz breathe in sync. Here are just a few ways in which Olivia and Fitz breathe in sync even when they are “arguing”…
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