Scandal: Falling in Love with the Wrong Person
Watching the season premiere of Scandal tonight, got me to thinking.
What would you do if you were in Mellie's position? A First Lady and your family is in the public eye. Your husband, ends cheating on you with a crisis manager/lawyer, and you must stand there with him as he addresses the public.
He tells you that he is in love with the other woman. Being in a dead marriage, he feels that he should be with her. The sad thing is that the wife is being forced to accept the situation. How would you feel if you were Mellie?
Even though Mellie is hateful from time to time, in a way you've got to feel bad for her. In a regular world, you can divorce the person. But, when you're a political couple, the tests are even harder and it's because everyone is looking at you and looking up to your marriage. They are expecting you to have everything together, hug and kiss in public and show affection. Well, if you and or your spouse cheats, it's front page news! People are sitting at their tables, the coffee shops, porches and everywhere reading about your marital misfortune, as they sip their coffee and eat their breakfast. They are talking about you around the water cooler and they are in shock that this happened. Wondering what you're going to do and how you're going to handle it. Are you going to stand there and hold his hand and be the 'Good Wife'? Or are you going to divorce him, stand and take the questions and sometimes critisism for your decision? Are you going to try and engage in a political career of your own? Like Mellie wants to do?
How in the world would you handle this? I don't know what I'd do. I know what I'd want to do, but his political team and possibly a crisis manager, ironically, would try and talk me out of it. DIVORCE! That's the only option that I would have, because I just couldn't do this. Smile and fake a happy marriage.
What do you think? What would you do?
By the way, wasn't the premiere Amazing and had us on the edges of our seats? I didn't know what was coming next. I love Scandal and I love the entire cast. I love Shonda Rhimes and God bless her, her work and all of the shows that she's created. She is definitely an inspiration to us all. Especially, new writers like me.
It's a Brilliant Show!