DEVASTATING MONOLOGUE DELIVERY
Having worked underneath Eli Pope, Jake is learning how to deliver chill-inducing speeches that will remind anyone in your path how meaningless their lives really are. But he’s not there yet; there’s still a trace of Puppy Dog/Noel Crane in those eyes. Fitz, on the other hand, grew up with Big Jerry as a father, an elected official and party favorite who ripped into his children on a nightly basis. When it comes to cutting deep to the core, he doesn’t hold back. We’ll try to ignore the fact that he’s a man who’s complained about his wife sexually rejecting him when he has been stepping out on her for their entire marriage. (We said we’ll try; it’s difficult.)
Does anyone on this show have one, save for baby Ella?
ABILITY TO FOLLOW ORDERS
Jake spent years ruthlessly murdering people for the alleged good of his country. And when he started asking questions and venturing from his assignment, he found himself in a hole (literally). Fitz has followed the path set for him by his father, then Mellie, then Cyrus and Olivia, until it got him a seat in the Oval Office. He may put up a bit of a fight today, but he’s still following his not-so-trusted team blindly — as seen when he threw his debate against Sally Langston.