When People Tell You Who They Really Are…
Thanks, GHers, for the anniversary wishes, and for being so understanding.
Honestly, I don’t know what I’d do without you guys sometimes.
I have to tell you that I almost didn’t make it through this blog post. I was completely blown away by a moment or realization with someone close to me, and I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I was completely numb. I sat and stared at the screen for about 2 hours before finally giving in to the truth that I could think of little else than what was bothering me. So I turned my computer off and went to bed, where I stared at the ceiling until the alarm went off this morning, even though my husband begged me to close my eyes and try to sleep. (The ignorance of solid sleepers 😉 ).
If there is one thing that I’ve learned, and perhaps forced myself to forget, over the years it is, “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.”
Even when it’s hard.
(Another one of those invaluable lessons Oprah taught us!)
If there’s anyone who could relate to how I was feeling last night, it is John. The sexy, but somber, mob prince certainly heard Anthony tell him who he really was. Yet, when John found out that Anthony had actually pimped his own daughter out for the sake of the business, he was beyond disgusted; he was completely destroyed. The worst thing for Johnny was that once he realized the ugly truth, he was most disappointed in himself for not expecting something that horrific. John can barely put one foot in front of the other, because he is still in a stupor of shock from finding out that he isn’t who he thought he was at all – he’s not just a Zacchara, but a Soleito. And after spending his whole life thinking that the woman who gave him life died saving his, his real mother was at his side most of his life. And we think we had problems? Poor John. Not even the concern of good women can move him to normalcy, as Olivia failed to pull him back rom the edge just as Carly did. I can only hope that John’s soul can be saved. Just goes to show that even when they are your parents, “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.”
I guess Olivia wants to help John because she feels helpless to help herself deal with the inconvenient truth staring back at her whenever she comes face to face with Steve. He is obviously keeping way more secrets from Olivia than just secrets about the best ribs, or ways to unwind after a long day. Steve is lying to Olivia – even if it’s only a lie of omission. The sooner she accepts that, the sooner she can make a decision about how much longer she wants to play this game she never really signed up for. “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.” I would have thought Olivia would have learne that by now.
Someday soon, Maxie will hopefully look back at the 20 minutes she spent arguing things out with Matt once again, and trying to defend her own honor, and realize it was a waste on so many levels. First and foremost, Matt Hunter isn’t worth her time. It hurt me for Maxie to watch her trying to get Matt to see who she really was, because I also think she will soon realize that Matt was giving her hints about who he really was all along: a faithless sucker. Maxie giving Matt the lowdown on who Liz really is, while all true, was still hard for me to watch, because it all fell on deaf ears. Matt has already decided that Liz is the dream he thinks her to be. Nothing is going to change that until she rips his heart out. Hearing Matt accuse Maxie of being jealous was more than I could stand. and I wish it had been more than she was willing to stand for. I wish she had slapped his face and walked away. Hopefully, Maxie has re-learned that “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.”
Is it just me, or is watching Patrick and Robin scenes now tough to do? It breaks my heart that Patrick’s heart is about to break, and that he will, in turn, have to break their daughter’s heart with the news that mommy isn’t coming back. From what I’ve seen on magazine covers and interviews, Patrick is going to blame Jason for whatever happens to Robin, as if it’s Jason’s fault that Robin is a passionate doctor, who couldn’t have lived with herself anyway if she didn’t do her absolute best to save her patient, whoever that patient happens to be. Sure, she may be a little more emotional about this particular patient, but I think Patrick needs to remember that “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.” Even when it’s hard. This is who Robin is.
There are times that I can deal with Carly, and there are times that I just want to wipe the floor with her. Whenever she is all over Jason, acting needy and possessive, would qualify her for the floor wiping. Whenever she badmouths Sam, I want to stick her head in a bucket before wiping the floor with her! Carly has been so busy with her own drama that she has barely even remembered having a best friend. She only found out about his medical issues by mistake, and suddenly that makes her the authority on what caused Jason’s issues, and how they should be handled? Bitch, please! Sam is taking care of Jason on all levels, and she responds to Jason’s needs even before he has to ask. Carly is the most opportunistic control freak I’ve ever had the opportunity to watch, and I am so not buying her instant joy about Sam having Jason’s baby. I think Jason and Sam both would be wise to remember that “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.”
These writers just LOVE torturing JaSam fans with the possibilities that Jason and Sam would turn to secrets in order to protect the other! *evil eye* How opportunistic of them to keep us on the edge of our seats by toying with our emotions like that! *cough* (smart asses) For the second time in as many days, we were biting our fingernails wondering if one of them would feel forced to keep a secret from the other… for their own good. Honestly, as I was watching, I was already preparing Sam’s defense for this blog in my head. “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.” Sam loves Jason better than anyone. He and their baby are her first priority. Sam would have been acting in Jason’s best interests – and would be trying to save a life! You all heard Patrick! This thing with Franco is the one thing Patrick thinks is killing Jason! If Sam had watched the DVD first, I honestly could not have blamed her. That DVD or the mere mention of Franco is enough to give ME a seizure!
However, I am glad that Sam knows Jason well enough to know that it would have been worse for him if he knew Franco was able to get to Sam again – in any way, shape, or form. Jason went against his natural instinct to protect Sam in favor of honesty, and I am proud of Sam for doing the same. I was so hoping that the damned DVD would be blank, or some creepy good-bye, but no. It seems to be the beginning of another mystery, and to me, the real mystery is why the writers don’t just throw the dirt on this storyline once and for all. From all that I have seen and heard from GH fans in general, people are just sick and tired of the Franco threat. With ratings in desperate need of rebounding after fans continue to lose confidence in ABC, I would say to the new team over at GH, “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.”
We Are…done with the Franco character!
If there was a bright spot in yesterday’s show, it was watching Jason finally get to do something he’s wanted to do forever. Jason is about to become a father, and he has been able to tell whomever he wants, whenever he wants, without someone asking him to lie about being the father. I am so happy for Jason!
I loved the way he leveled Carly with the news that Sam is pregnant, but I actually got a little teary when after hearing Robin talk about them both almost having everything they ever wanted, he looked at her with that look on his face, and told her he finally did. No more almost. “She’s pregnant,” he said, and there is a look of pure elation on his face. In that moment, it was as though Franco had never existed, and there was no scary, life-threatening brain issue. Just the mention of their baby, created in love, was enough to lift Jason out of his troubled reality. It’s a beautiful thing. “When People Tell You Who They Really Are, Believe Them.” Jason was born to be a father, and finally sharing his life with the woman who wanted that for him, and for them, may be the one reason Jason will fight like hell to beat the odds. Again.
I am off to see if I can buy back some lost sleep with a nap…I hope you all have a fantastic day!