1. Anyway, why does Olivia deserve better than Fitz? Because we all deserve better than Fitz. Did you hear me, O Women Of The World? If you are reading these words, you deserve better than Fitz. Unless, that is, you are Mellie, Fitz’s wife, who exactly deserves Fitz, which is part of what makes the show’s central romantic mythology kind of hard to give a hoot about. If Olivia had a lick of sense, she would make the “that’s that” motion with her hands like she’s smacking the dust off, say “ptooey,” and go have sex with someone more worthwhile. Meaning: anyone.

    And Fitz and Mellie would go off and have a whole bunch of evil babies and tour the world like the Von Trapp Family Singers, only they would be a troupe of lying, well-dressed hypocrites who would cry and complain instead of singing “So Long, Farewell.”

    Because honestly, Fitz is the worst. He is the absolute worst. In case you don’t believe me, I am prepared to present my list of reasons.

    — 

    Notes On A ‘Scandal’: Fitz Is The Most Dumpable Man On Television : Monkey See

    There are spoilers on the other side of this link. — tanya b.

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"We must do everything that we can to avoid a scandal and try, in my  opinion, to prevent Madame Curie from coming. If she comes and this  matter surfaces, that would create difficulties at the ceremony, in  particular at the banquet. It would be quite disagreeable and difficult  forth Princess apparent as well as for other royal figures in the  audience and I don’t know who could have her at their table.”

- Biochemist Olof Hammarsten, who was on the Nobel Committee that selected Marie Curie for her second Nobel Prize in 1911. After the prize was announced but before it was awarded, word got out that Curie, a widow, was having an affair with a married man, causing a major scandal in Europe.

"I am convinced that you [should] continue to hold this riffraff in  contempt…if the rabble continues to be occupied with you, simply stop  reading that drivel. Leave it to the vipers it was fabricated for."

- Albert Einstein, encouraging Curie to attend the ceremony anyway.
Did she end up going? NPR’s Robert Krulwich tells the story.

    "We must do everything that we can to avoid a scandal and try, in my opinion, to prevent Madame Curie from coming. If she comes and this matter surfaces, that would create difficulties at the ceremony, in particular at the banquet. It would be quite disagreeable and difficult forth Princess apparent as well as for other royal figures in the audience and I don’t know who could have her at their table.”

    - Biochemist Olof Hammarsten, who was on the Nobel Committee that selected Marie Curie for her second Nobel Prize in 1911. After the prize was announced but before it was awarded, word got out that Curie, a widow, was having an affair with a married man, causing a major scandal in Europe.

    "I am convinced that you [should] continue to hold this riffraff in contempt…if the rabble continues to be occupied with you, simply stop reading that drivel. Leave it to the vipers it was fabricated for."

    - Albert Einstein, encouraging Curie to attend the ceremony anyway.

    Did she end up going? NPR’s Robert Krulwich tells the story.

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