The Wild Roller Coaster That Is Loving Scandal's Jake Ballard
The latest season of Scandal has been a lot for fans of Jalivia. They're hot! They're cold! They're on! They're off! Wait, did he just marry someone else?! Those who are on Team Jake are used to having our emotions be all over the place. Since Jake first showed up on the scene, things have been complicated between him and Olivia. If you relate, take a look here to see the many ups and downs of loving Jake Ballard.
Olivia is obsessed with Fitz, but he's terrible for her, and you're over him.
Then she meets Jake, and he's supercute.
He's really protective over her, which you like.
Plus, he has an amazing body.
He knows he's a great catch.
And no one can stop him from pursuing Olivia.
See, he and the president are old (very competitive) buddies.
But Jake knows how to win Olivia over, at least in the moment.
Unfortunately, he works for this supersecret evil organization that puts his and Olivia's lives in danger.
Sometimes he has to kill people, and it's devastating for you.
Fitz uses his executive power over Jake, but you remain unimpressed.
What a bully.
Because Jake's love for Olivia is pure, just like yours for him.
And eventually, they do get to escape together, making you wish the show would end right then.
But they have to return. It's sad, but at least they're closer.
Just when you think Olivia has chosen Jake for good . . .
She chooses herself, and it's so lame.
But then Jake gets stabbed, and you're HORRIFIED.
You don't even know what to do with yourself.
When you hear Jake might not be dead, you realize the roller coaster is just getting started.
He's not dead, but he's also not with Olivia anymore.
Instead, he's back with ROWAN?!
And he's schemed his way into leading the NSA?!
And he's eating fried chicken in a way that's making you feel things?!
AND HE'S MARRYING SOMEONE ELSE?!?!
Enough, Jake. ENOUGH.
Ain't nobody got time for this emotional whiplash.