I’ve never been a huge fan of Mellie. She always seemed opportunistic and annoying. But last night was the first time I felt like I understood her motivations and just how committed she is to Fitz’s career. When Cyrus told her she was going to have to give up her life to help Fitz, she really took that upon her shoulders. So much so that when Fitz’s father raped her, she didn’t say anything because she knew it would break him. Had she told him, he might have tried to kill his father. Either way, he would have never been president. I’m wondering if Mellie is feeling like all of that work is worth it.