The apple does not fall far from the tree, poisoned though it may be. Rowan once said that to Olivia, and his words have never been tru...
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Rowan once said that to Olivia, and his words have never been truer than in tonight’s season finale.
Olivia finally stands up to her father and frees Jake from his control — but in the end, does exactly what Rowan wanted. He wanted Jake as the VP candidate, and Jake becomes the VP candidate (albeit for Mellie, and not for Frankie Vargas). He wanted Olivia to assert herself and take the White House, and now there’s a fire lit under her to do just that, thanks to Cyrus’s machinations.
Look at what Olivia has done this season: She’s killed. She’s manipulated. She’s seized power. Huck advised her that the only way to beat Command was to become Command, and Olivia has done just that.
To defeat the monster, Olivia has become one herself.
Here’s a rundown of the finale:
Ticket to ride
Jake is still under Rowan’s thumb, doing his bidding, which includes poisoning Vanessa’s father so that she gets her inheritance. Poor guy — one minute he’s talking about how Jake is the son he never had, the next he’s dead.