That's not what happened. Jake decided to start something up again, and initiated that kiss, when Olivia had not given any signs that she wanted to reignite their "romance." After the correspondents' dinner, Jake decided he didn't want to play second fiddle. Which was his right, but he opened that door to begin with, especially when Olivia was in a vulnerable state.
All that said, I had no issues with what he said to Olivia during the episode. To me, Jake seemed more matter of fact about Fitz getting to her than throwing shade at her.
I used that term loosely. She showed interests to his advances and bowed out when it was obvious that he would always be second. It's not like Jake won't let go of her, he has and is still around to get his life back from B613.
So because he is not the one who made her vulnerable, he is allow to take advantage of that situation and he supposedly loves or have feelings for her?
And it's okay because he is trying to transcend the emotional roller-coaster she is on, by sleeping with her and making things more complicated and messing for her?
Whether he is the cause or not, she still in a vulnerable position. Therefore, since he is so much better than Fitz, he shouldn't try to take advantage of that. I mean couldn't he just be a friend to her in her time of emotional vulnerability, instead of a lover, who just add to the problem.
But, he isn't taking advantage of her emotional status. If he was, he would still be (actively) pursuing her and he isn't. Olivia is only making things complicated for herself. She is the one involved with the president and tied to be a former employee of his/mistress. Besides Edison, Jake is the least most complicated thing in her dating life. And he left her alone once he realized he would be stuck in the Olitz saga. Before he knew her emotional baggage he was trying to transcend her emotional roller coaster by getting her to date someone uncomplicated who is available.
Again, he is no longer trying to pursue her so how is he taking advantage of a woman in a emotionally vulnerable position? As of now, he is a better option because A. he is available B. her livelihood isn't in danger by being involved with him C. he gives her space not so he can marinate in his manpain and blame that on her, but rather give her time to work her shit out D. He has a backbone. I'm not referring to calling Liv out of her shit, and then moping in silence or trying to use that as a way to get with her, but making it clear that you respect yourself and there are certain things you will and will not allow. (And Jake showing Olivia that information about the plane being shot down does not count because he wasn't trying to get with her). And when I say that Fits doesn't respect himself, it is allowing himself to be in the situation he is in romantically and that goes for Liv as well.
Edited by Mulbag, Nov 27, 2013 @ 1:53 AM.