Earlier in the present day, I used to be alerted to the event of a dragging by the hands of Annalise Keating (Viola Davis) and Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) in Thursday night time’s episode of Scandal. Promptly, I perked up and watched the episode, however even should you haven’t, this scene requires little context. All it’s essential to know is that for Scandal’s bow-out season, Shonda Rhimes determined to facilitate a dramatic showdown between Liv and Annalise, for the youngsters.
The above dialog happens in a magnificence salon after Annalise asks Liv for assist with a class-action lawsuit involving about 100 plaintiffs (largely poor individuals of coloration), which in line with Annalise, “has the potential to reform our whole justice system.” Annalise desires to get the case in entrance of the Supreme Courtroom, and Liv would relatively be politically low-key at this level in her profession, however she can’t resist an opportunity at being a savior.
All through the method, you’ll be able to inform how a lot Liv and Annalise don’t fairly look after one another—Liv at one level tells Fitz, “That woman is impossible!” Liv additionally does her Googles and realizes she could also be coping with a loopy particular person, however…who’s she to evaluate? On the salon is the place the dragging monologues begin.
“You judged me immediately. Just like a white man in a boardroom looking down on me because my hips are too wide and my hue too dark,” Annalise tells Liv. “Oh, we soul sisters just ’cause you in and out a hair salon for a few hours on the black side of town? Please. I dealt with plenty of bougie-ass black woman just like you who spend most of your life in boarding schools, Ivy League universities, with a horse between your legs and a silver spoon in your mouth.”
Liv comes again together with her personal learn. “You know your skin tone and measurements aren’t the reason people don’t like you. It’s you,” Liv says. “You are a bully who insults people and then wonders why they won’t help you.” Think about this can be a Western and Liv is on one dusty aspect together with her hair rollers and Annalise on the opposite staring her down. Within the case of Olivia Pope v. Annalise Keating, everybody agrees that Annalise—she who can learn you with only one look—received this drag session.Related youtube video: (not from post)