Tony Goldwyn is turning 53 today, so we are celebrating him as the man that brings us Fitzgerald Grant on "Scandal." ABC's smash Thursday-night drama continued to grow in popularity this year thanks in part to Goldwyn's riveting performances, and wrapped its second season last week.
Take a look at one of our favorite scenes from the show below, from the episode "Happy Birthday, Mr. President." Fans of the torrid affair between Fitz and Liv will surely remember this moment where the president of the free world professes his undeniably passionate love to his mistress in the rose garden.
You are me. You control me. I belong to you. You think I don't want to be a better man? You think I don't want to dedicate myself to my marriage? You don't think I want to be honorable to be the man that you voted for? I love you. I'm in love with you. You're the love of my life. My every feeling is controlled by the look on your face. I can't breathe without you. I can't sleep without you. I wait for you. I watch for you. I exist for you. If I could escape all of this and run away with you... There's no Sally or Thomas here. You're nobody's victim Liv. I belong to you. We're in this together.
What's your favorite Fitz scene? Let us know in the comments.
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