THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR . . .
Forgive me for posting so late today, but with surgery on Tuesday, there’s a lot to do! Please send good thoughts and prayers! I’m starting to get a little nervous! *biting nails*
GHers…what an awesome week we’ve had, and we have today’s episode to go! Wow! The GH Team Brought Their Stuff In A Really Big Way This Week! And in team, I mean EVERYONE: Actors, Writers, Directors, shoot – even the wardrobe department was shining brightly this week!
I am really proud to be a General Hospital fan these days!
You know, friends, Port Charles is made up of different people and different personalities. Different situations and different circumstances make each character unique. Each person wears a different hat in the way life plays out in Port Charles, or in this case, different boots.
For instance…Lucky seems intent on trashing his life because of the affair Liz and Nik had right under his nose. He was at Jake’s in the middle of the day, drinking and playing pool, and completely in denial about why drinking is do dangerous to an addict in crisis. Enter Mac. Let me say that for longtime viewers like me, that was a fabulous thing! Mac used his work relationship with Lucky to try to reach out to him. And he uses his own history, the one so many of us watched play out onscreen, to let Lucky know that there is a better way. Mac talking about Felicia was nice to hear…sometimes people don’t really understand his connection to Maxie and Georgie. It was so nice of the writers to use the parallels between Mac and Lucky’s situations: both raising kids that aren’t their own because of the woman they love. Nice touch. In the end, Mac was able to “redirect” Lucky, if not completely turn him around by getting him to do the one thing he’s still sure he’s good at: police work. Mac’s boots were made for being Life’s Traffic Cop for Lucky, even if it went unnoticed.
Poor Dante. He was shot, had life-saving surgery, flatlined on the table, and woke up to tell his new love about his “bad dad” dream, only to learn that it wasn’t a dream. The Godfather of Port Charles is, in fact, his father. I loved the scene of Dante trying to clear his head of the surgery-induced drugged fog, as I am so familiar with that feeling. 😦 While Dante tries to make sense of it all, Olivia walks in and Dante shakes with the effort to control his rage. Olivia does her best to explain and justify her decisions, which were all good reasons, but she could not convince him that she didn’t fail him miserably when she kept the secret even after Dante took on the case to bring Sonny down. While they had some nice moments where I thought Dante might just extend a hand to his mother to bridge the gap between them, it was finally obvious that Dante’s boots were made for kicking Olivia out of his life…albeit temporarily.
Carly and Jax are really facing an uphill battle…in high-heeled boots. Their chance of making it don’t look all that good. Even without the added strain of all the lies, Carly tipped the scales in the wrong direction when she took a chance in deciding to go to Sonny, knowing that Jax would see it as her undying committment to her ex rearing its ugly head again. I think even Carly was surprised by Jax’s calm, as Jax was too weighed down by guilt to have a reaction, but unfortunately, it’s the proverbial calm before the storm. We all knew about Jax’s months of lying and deceit, but once she finds out, I think Carly’s boots will indeed be made for walking….right out of this marriage.
Alexis walked in on the Fab Four discussing Michael’s shocking confession about murdering his stepmother from hell. There were some scenes that made me think, “Thank God!” she was there, because it was just too much for those kids to shoulder alone. However, I could see Michael taking everything she said upon his own shoulders, adding to the guilt and regret he’s been carrying all these months. Apparently, yesterday, Alexis’s boots were made for running Michael to the edge of his despair, as inadvertently as it was.
Sonny the tough guy becomes a shaking, terrified mess when confined because of both his horrible and abusive childhood and his mental illness which lends itself to various phobias and fears. Those closest to him know that, and therefore knew prison would be torture for him. So Jason, the kind of friend every person needs, was willing to give up everything he and Sonny owned together in order for Sonny to make the incredibly high bail set. Then Carly used her very best verbiage in order to convince Sonny to put those boots to the asphalt and take off running…fast and far, in order to keep his freedom. And even Lady Justice Diane, told Sonny to jump bail at the cost of losing everything, though she cleverly never said the words…exactly. Jason was there to transport Sonny to the private jet, and was about to bid his best friend “adieux” once more, though probably without the mushy thanks and promises they’ve exchanged all the other times they’ve parted ways, as this time, they were a bit pressed for time. That’s when Sonny realized something that makes people love him in spite of who he is and what he does. Sonny decided his boots are not made for walking out of his children’s lives, even at the cost of his freedom. That was deep.
Finally, friends, on a much lighter note, and the very inspiration for today’s post, it seems Sam’s boots are made for turning Jason…frisky! Woo hoo! For those who are convinced Jason is a prude, and seemingly pretty boring, the writers wanted to remind us that Jason Morgan is a hot, and hot-blooded man in love! And I say “It’s about time!” More importantly, each one of Jason’s and Sam’s scenes together, however short, spoke directly to the many ways they are committed, and completely perfect for one another. Sam was as cool as a cucumber when the police arrived to pressure and lean on them for the stolen evidence. She barely batted an eyelash when Detective Domestico asked about a red wig, and she knew enough to keep her apartment clean, as she was smart enough to anticipate them checking her apartment next. Sam is level-headed and steady-handed in high pressure situations, and Jason has found a true partner…in life and in love. Sam wanted Jason to know that he could lose everything, and she would still be there. She let him know that nothing would drive her away…that she doesn’t need $5,000,000 (oops! too specific?) or the penthouse or the stuff. The writers have shown us yet again how much Sam has grown as a person and a woman. Not only does she not need a man to take care of her any longer, she has the confidence and the ability to take care of her man for a while. And while I am a bit too modern to like the idea of any woman having to take care of any man, Jason is different. He took care of Sam and provided her with a home and family when she had nothing and no one else, and expected nothing in return. If any man should be taken care of for a while, it’s Jason Morgan. Yup. I said it. And I meant it! Sam has her own life, her own business, and as she so sweetly reminded him…her own place to live. That scene of Sam offering to let Jason move in with her, and Jason asking her to promise to wear those boots at least once a week…just about left me panting! That was one hot scene! I’ve included the link to the scene in case you missed the little head dip Jason did when asking her, or the way he pulled her into the kiss! JaSam 2/4/10 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FfFwjfoFoY Credit: thepowerof3p
Ay ay ay! Kudos to the writers for using their imaginations to get ours going! Sam’s boots were made for the stuff that keeps us watching….and hooked!
I can barely wait to see what comes next…