Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

NICE TRY, BUT…NO.

TGIF takes on a whole new meaning when you’re a GHer, doesn’t it, dear friends?

What a week in Port Charles! (AGAIN!)

Are you still holding on? I hope so…because this is hard enough to do. I can’t imagine doing it without all of you!

So it seems that everyone was up to something in Port Charles. Too bad “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

Of all of the not-so-intelligent plans hatched in PC, I will have to say that Tracy’s was my favorite. At least she tried it with a loon! (What’s everyone else’s excuse?) It seemed a little Lucy Ricardo-ish for Tracy to try and slip Anthony the divorce papers, but I’ll take my moments of lightness wherever I can find them these days! I thought hiding his glasses was funny, even if in the end, Anthony said to his Venus, “Nice try, but…no.” Hopefully, Luke will come to Tracy’s rescue for once, and help her to get rid of Anthony and his hold on her, once and for all. And if not, at least we get to enjoy Luke and Tracy again!

Carly may just have the least improved character in all of Port Charles, and that’s saying’ somethin’. Since her arrival in PC, she has always handled all of her emotions the same way: by falling into bed with someone completely inappropriate, or as my friends and I say: Stupid sex. Carly’s an emotional slut the way that I am an emotional chocoholic. When I’m upset, I need chocolate. When I’m happy, I need chocolate. Angry? Chocolate. Nervous? Chocolate. Weepy? Overwhelmed? Ecstatic? You guessed it chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Carly responds in the exact same way, except for her, it’s Stupid Sex, Stupid Sex, Stupid Sex. How did I know that when Carly showed up at Sonny’s, it was only a matter of time before she was going to suggest sex? I’ve known Carly since she came barreling towards Bobby’s marriage. She can’t fool me. Apparently, this one time, she couldn’t fool Sonny, either. Carly had Sonny  thinking with his…well, you know, for about a hot minute. Then Sonny put the brakes on and basically, said, “Nice try, but…no.” It was a good thing, too, because Once Sonny was thinking with his brain again, he was able to see that something was off about Kate’s behavior and story, instead of just confounding this enormous pain he’s feeling right now. I was kinda proud of Sonny.

Johnny would do anything to be Carly’s outlet for her anger and frustration, considering how she deals, and all. All he wants is a chance to try to explain to her how this happened, but I’m thinking that with all of the revenge sex experience Carly has under her belt, she doesn’t really need him to draw a diagram or anything. Deep down, I think Johnny already knows that there is no way Carly will get passed this, because as far as she is concerned, Johnny genuinely caring about her should have meant that no matter what Kate’s plan was, Johnny’s answer should have been,“Nice try, but…no.” Even harder for Johnny to deal with is that he knows that, too.

Could it be that Dr. Keenan really is nothing more than rock-hard abs and a sexy Aussie accent? I only ask because I wonder where he got the bright idea to go after Kate alone, (whom he already knows is a danger to herself and others) apprehend her, and then attempt to get her to the mental hospital, after making a pit stop at his office over at GH. I mean, come on, Dr. Keenan! I would have called for an ambulance, complete with a sedative hanging from an IV pole, and a police escort to get Kate committed. Instead, he tried to play hero a second time, and it has gotten him knocked out and unable to keep Kate from going off to hurt someone else because she was like,“Nice try, but…no.” With all of these mental patients running all over town, I am thinking that GH is going to have to facilitate a workshop for all of their staff on how not to deal with the crazies!

As much as I want to drive a stake through Ron Carlivati’s heart for the pain he has caused to mine, I couldn’t help but giggle at the exchange between Luke and McBain, though, believe me – I tried on principle. The Lestat/vampire stuff was pretty funny, and McBain’s expression was pretty good, too. No one could have pulled that off but Tony Geary,  and no – I do not think they are going to bring the vampire story to GH. I just think it’s Carlivati’s way of “honoring” the fans of  Port Charles, and Caleb/Livvie, for that matter, without having them sink their teeth into each other. (Thank goodness for small favors!) I tried listening carefully to the exchange between John and Anna, and I have to say, that I really don’t think for one minute that they are going to pursue John/Sam romantically. I am not sure what the spoilers say, because I just don’t want to know, but I really felt John was earnestly talking about Sam in a non-threatening way. It’s not as though he and Sam have been flirting. The way John described it to Anna was something, that now that I have gotten past the fears and the hype, I can take at face value. And you know what, my theory (about John serving as the avenger angle) strengthened! So, to all the haters out there, trying to milk this “McBam crap”, “Nice try, but…no.” Sam is finally, outside of her relationship with Jason, (which let’s face it, my friends – was the only relationship the writers were willing to write for her for a long time) getting a little bit of what Jason has had all along outside of his relationship with Sam – a sympathetic ear, a sounding board, a person who cares about what she is thinking and feeling. Why is that only so wrong…for Sam?

If you have not yet watched the JaSam scenes to the point where you can actually smile, then go back. It was not a typo. Watch again. If you’re still not smiling, you are missing the most important clue here that Sam may be the one being grilled, but Jason is the one going through the fire! When watching without the emotion of it live, I can see that Jason is really the one falling apart here. In all of the years that I have known Jason, and through all of the failed relationships I have seen him emerge from, I have NEVER seen Jason show such vulnerability and sheer terror at losing the woman he loves to what he thinks is someone else, when really he’s losing her to his stupidity. I mean, Jason has basically watched all of his exes walk out. Calmly. Yet here and now, with Sam, Jason sounds desperate over hearing every detail about Sam and John. Where? When? How long? What did he say? What did you say? It’s like one of those classic Lifetime movies where the wife who was cheated on is asking her husband, “Where did you meet each other?” “Did you tell her you loved her?” “Did you take her to the same places you took me?” Jesus, had I been able to, I would have called Olivia to come on up there and slap Jason like she did Heather, and shout, “Snap out of it!” Jason is projecting his fears onto Sam because he cannot figure out how to get any kind of control over those fears. Until now, Jason never had any reason for these fears! Watch Jason’s every single reaction to hearing about another time Sam met John somewhere, even by accident. It’s more than he knows what to do with! While Sam is being as honest as she can be and telling him about how they keep running into each other, Jason is getting more incredulous, more desperate, and more…OMG – hysterical! And then Jason hears about how John was her contact, and how John was there for her at Alexis’ house, and he is completely beside himself! When Sam says she needed someone to talk to, that it “just came out”, Jason’s reaction is PRICELESS. “You couldn’t help yourself?” he asked her, his hands up in the air because he just couldn’t help himself. There are some delusional individuals who spend a considerable amount of time writing to me that Jason’s tirade was not jealousy – it was just that he was upset that she’d spoken to an FBI agent. *dead pan expression*  Uuuummmmm… “Nice try, but…no.” 

And when Jason pushes her on needing someone to talk to, and having been able to turn to Alexis or to him, and Sam blurts out, “Okay! You’re right, I needed him!” I actually heard Jason’s cape being ripped off. His wife. Needed. John McBain. Ouch, but sometimes pain is the only way we know that something is wrong. What’s been wrong here is that Jason has not been available for his wife during the hardest, most trying time of her life. I’m sorry it had to hurt him, but he needed to recognize. Watch Jason’s reaction to hearing about all of the different places Sam bumped into John. When she says, “the pier”, you would think, by his reaction, she has just said, “the hotel room where we consummated out marriage.” The sweet, sweet irony in all of this is that the hospital, the church, the pier – they are all places Jason happened to “bump into” Liz during that dark time in GH history. (Avenger, anyone?)

When Sam fesses up to the run-in at the pier, and admits that John “helped her”, using the same, exact words that Jason used to describe his drunken ONS with Liz, I gritted my teeth and whispered, “There. How does that feel?”

Oh, Lord. How long I have waited for Jason to not feel so freakin’ sure that Sam is always going to wait around for him to have time to listen, or to help, or to just be there for her, while he is out saving the world for everyone else! And I know so many of you wanted the same thing – I was a Twitter Addict once, too!

Guess what? I don’t think he’s feeling so sure anymore. We got what we wanted. Did we think it would be fun? Easy?

There was a lot of talk about the role reversals of Jason walking onto the terrace and Sam turning to see him, like the night of the “Run To Me” scenes, but my loves, the role reversals did not end there!

Sam did so much storming out in pain and tears during that destructive era. Not this time. This time, Jason was the one crying out in pain and frustration. This time, Jason was the one to storm out in tears, not Sam.

And guess what? I am still a die-hard JaSam fan, but I was totally okay with that.

Mr. Carlivati may be “testing” a lot more than Jason and Sam’s Love. He may be testing our “professions of faith” in the couple we keep claiming is unlike any other daytime couple ever. He may be testing whether or not we’ll abandon our Supercouple when things get really ugly for the first time in 3 years. To that, I have one thing to say…

Mr. Carlivati, “Nice try, but…no.”

If you thought of giving up on JaSam, or on me…
“Nice try, but…no.”

I just won’t have it! I’d miss you all too much!

Have a great weekend! I’ll pick you all up on Sunday!

Angelique

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22 responses

  1. Kathy Glagowski

    I’m glad to see in writing what I felt after watching Thursdays show too!!! Jason was hurting. I said now he knows how Sam feels when he confides in Carly,Liz etc. how could he see her crying and not put his arms around her? I think soon he is going to see John feeling the baby kick,just like she saw him with Liz years ago. And why was it alright for him to just come out and tell Liz about the rape and the DNA test?

    April 27, 2012 at 4:58 am

  2. Dawn

    YES!! I have been feeling/thinking/believing the same things I just could not say them as eloquently. Awesome post today, I think you have managed to encourage all of us with your everlasting faith and wisdom of our favorite couple!

    Have a great weekend, we will pick up here again next week.

    April 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

  3. samjase

    I’m dying here! I couldn’t wait to read your blog. It’s so spot on! It’s what I felt. I’m anxious to see the coming episodes. Ron C. is a little on the sadistic side, but..damn .. this guy knows how to tug at your hearstrings. He gets you to REACT! Smart…I’d say. Well, my money is on Jasam being stronger and Sam being TOP PRIORITY when they get past this drama…and drama it is. Jason was completey “out of control?….YAY!!!

    April 27, 2012 at 7:06 am

  4. lt4bama

    Thank you so much for this because I’m was really gripping on for dear life to hold on to my Jasam but after reading this it seems so much easier to do so. After watching yesterday I was starting to feel guilty about wanting Sam to stay with him because I thought Jason was just so harsh. I mean she waited there for what seems like forever and he just left her there. I was like record screech to a halt….WHAT?

    I did notice some of the things you mentioned. Because when Sam said “he helped me” All that echoed in my ear was the many times Jason said this about ONS with Liz not only to Sam but to others…Emily, Carly, Sonny even I think Liz. I also made the the run to me comparison. I even had a similar thought to his response to “the pier”. The way he repeated it you would have thought she said something like the bed. I even laughed a little reading your example about the wife questioning a cheating husband because it did seem like that.

    But what you said about how many times Sam ran out crying back in 06….bing that was the light bulb for me. That’s what made me believe more in our favorite couple again. That’s what helped me see when I kept asking myself “how can he just run out on her like that” If you didn’t give me that analogy I would still be struggling to love Jasam as much as I do. No I’m not happy about the pain that Sam is in but it’s easier to deal with now.

    And for all those people saying how can Sam tell him she needed McBain, for goodness sakes she didn’t mean in a sexual way. She meant she needed someone to talk to and to listen in a nonjudgmental way. She was taking on so much she had to let that $h!t out. And even though Jason suggested that she could have talked to him (I laughed when he said that) he wasn’t always rational when discussing this type of subject and he wasn’t around. Plain and simple!

    Luke was the only thing that made me laugh yesterday day and I needed it bad

    Once again thanks for restoring my hope. That’s why I LOVE your blog

    April 27, 2012 at 7:15 am

  5. Lara

    Thanks for this. I’ve been currently drowning my sorrows w/ old YouTube clips. I think I’ve been so angry w/ Jason that I really didn’t see or hear the rising hysteria in his voice until you pointed it out. Medicine is always bitter especially when you’ve never had it before. I’m just hoping beyond hope that the idea of losing her to another man will make him pull his socks up and be the man that we all fell in love with.
    After he stormed out and she was left standing there I just kept thinking, the only thing that will make him get his act together is if she’s hurt or worse. Over the years its those moments when she’s sick or injured that’s he’s really shown her and us how much she really means to him.

    P.S- I loved the Avengers reference, mostly b/c I always thought that Jason would have made a fantastic Captain America!

    April 27, 2012 at 8:57 am

  6. Christie

    I love it! I didn’t even realize that all the places John as suddenly shown up was the same places Jason ran into Liz. I watched yesterday’s epsiode and it didn’t bother me one bit. The scenes were amazing because Sam was honest and Jason is scared of loosing her. Now we need Jason to be honest with Sam when it comes to the baby. RC has shown he knows Jasam history, he isn’t poo pooing on it. What he is doing is making it more an equal relationship. For so many years Sam has taken a backseat and RC seems to be like well if Jason can have friends why not Sam? Saying that I am ready for some happy Jasam.

    April 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

  7. This blog,and your viewpoints, are so helpful, and give us strength. Yesterday’s scenes had me sick, enraged even, but your perspective was a help by being an eye opener. I still want to boot Jason off that terrace for leaving her there alone, with no ride. Heartless. Thoughtless.But it proves the point you made, that he is in unfamiliar territory and never had to deal with this type scare before. Let’s hope he learns, and soon. Meantime, thanks for helping us keep the faith that our couple will weather this storm and make it! Waiting for Sunday drive………keep well, you and yours. Much love.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:53 am

  8. Hi, my old friend. when this s/l started I was like some wasn’t sure I could watch. The minute I saw Franco was going to be made the father, I told myself no way in Hell it was true. While I admit theres moments I would like to slap Jason or tell Sam to speak up louder. I am hanging in there and not moving a inch. Jasam to the end. Anst is heartbreaking and not fun to watch.

    I have gone through many puff tissue boxes this month then ever in my life. I mite want to think about investing in puffs to earn some of my money back. LOL. I am so glad you are hanging in there. just like most I think the roles are reversing to myself.

    One thing I will say is Kelly is stepping out behind the spotlight instead of being in the shadows. She is being portrayed into leading lady staus which is where she belongs. stevieB is is once again leading man material. both being thrust into spot light and rocking it. Stelly magic is a high i want never to give up. I too my friend have missed you.

    I will be have surgery next week on the fourth. so I will be turning to your blog for inspiration and entertaiment informer. While I will be at home doped up on pain-killers will miss some GH. So ther for you will be keeping me inform on Port Charles. I always love what you say. everytime you hit it out of the ball park. 🙂

    April 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

  9. Your wonderful blog is the only thing that is keeping me sane right now…with your help and the other faithful jasammers, we can hang in there as log as it takes to get our couple back on track. We are well aware of how well Stelly does Jasam angst and yesterday was a prime example of that! Funny how something so entertaining can tear your heart out at the same time. JASAMFOREVER AND ALWAYS!

    April 27, 2012 at 12:01 pm

  10. rosejasam4ever

    I had almost given up on jasam and gh and then discovered your blog but mostly luved the avengers blog. It gave me a new found hope and different perspective on jasam. So I was ready to watch yesterday’s episode live and sure I did, I found l didn’t have as much anger towards Jason anymore but would have loved it even more if Sam had yelled back a bit. When he left her yet again at the pier, I wanted to slap him silly. You are right we so wanted Jason to be in Sam’s shoes but we never considered how hard it would be to watch. Am now getting eager to watch GH and see Sam be the woman that we all know she is and Jasam be the best they can be.

    Thank u so much for keeping the faith in our couple and giving us hope when we were barely hanging by the thread.

    April 27, 2012 at 12:16 pm

  11. You what miss Angelique..u can just stop reading off my paper and get your own….LOL…U are so amazing and I love how we both saw a mature rational Sonny and a Jason Sam scene that took us back to all of our NIGHTMARES and flipped it so its Jason telling Sam to break her “connection” to not be “friends” with someone. Its Jason who has to examine how he has treated, talked and taken for granted that Sam will wait for your Capn Save a Ho beacon to turn off and focus on her and her “Big Dreams”…. how many promises can you break to Sam while honoring the ones to Michael and Carly and Sonny. How many times can you run off or bump into Liz and “comfort” her for her loss child or her broken relationship or her dark cherry koool-aid hair color choice and forget about Sam’s loss child or loss or “Maybe” even a fear that this child will be a remainder of Revenge not a chance at being a Mom. That this child can even make it to the end and die because her heart, body and mind feels its rejection, stress and uncertainity by its parents. “What IF…this really is Sam’s last chance at being a MOM and the stress of the Rape, the emotional upheaval from Jason Liz Carly Heather et..al make her lose it and the autopsy says oh by the way its Jason’s will you be EVEN then, is there a Hallmark card that Liz can give Sam or a leaf cermony for that. Or will Carly finally realize that Loving and being friends with Jason does not take away his friendship with you or his commitment to Sam. And here’s a thought Jason if there is a CHANCE that this baby is yours and you rejected it, walked away from it and missed baby kicks, hiccups, Sippy cups, nursery prep and painting choosing a name that matters to you both or even the actual birth because of PRIDE and STUBBORNESS you lost the chance with Lila Hope and Jake do you really think you will forgive yourself for missing the last time at Bat. Hmmmm????
    I Looooove that Sam has a friend thats all hers. She doesnt have to share it with Jason like Spinelli, not be able to depend on it like with MAxie {not JL’s fault they just seem to not want them 2gether as Saxie} or have it be conditional like EmCarRobSon and have them take it back if your not with Jason. I will be really upset if they name the girl after Emily because Emily betrayed Sam in every way possible. You actively campaigned for Liz to take Jason away from Sam. You assisted in Lying to Sam while still walking up in her home with JAson and playing a confident and friend and you were married to Sams cousin Nik and best friends FIRST with Lucky and helped to betray them all for the Nightmare in Nursing….. The baby be it boy or girl deserves to be honored from Danny, Alan, Lila, Edward or the name Star {there thing} would have been cool or Leia {After Hawaii} or something meaningful to them and their history..But its all gone now and now I just want SOMEONE to be there to help her welcome this baby with Hope, Love and LIGHT not bitterness, revenge and hate. This is Sam’s “Supposed” only chance at being a Mom and she should and will embrace jason or not.

    April 27, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    • lt4bama

      Well put. Also I thougth I was the only person that thinks their lil girl (i think its gonna be a girl for some reason) should NOT be named after Emily. It might have been his sister but she was horrible to Sam in her last years. But I also have a gut feeling that I will be disappointed 😦

      April 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

    • Rita

      I was thinking on baby names for Sam myself. I think she should go for Cassadine Edward McCall for a boy, and call him Cass. I think that now is the time for Alexis’ daughters to be acknowledged as Cassadine heirs. They are just much Cassadine as Nikolas, it is just that Helena is not the GM.

      April 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    • jasam forever

      Hey can you tell me in a nutshell what emily did to sam? i was watching their history but i couldn’t bear to watch when they started to go downhill in 2006 when slutty liz stepped into the picture… it made me sick to my stomach… literally …. i think maybe when i know jasam is all fine & well i could try to watch it … because i always thought emily was such a good friend to sam knowing that she was the sluts best friend…

      May 16, 2012 at 3:25 pm

  12. luvnsoaps

    I thought Steve and Kelly gave us some astoundingly good work on Thursday reminding all of us why they are paid the big bucks and deemed lead actors on this show! Most excellent scenes from both and THAT is what keeps me tuning in! Loved today’s blog as always!

    April 27, 2012 at 6:50 pm

  13. wow!!! this was exactly what I needed to read at the right time. your words are wisdom and inspiration to all of us. we are unbreakable just like the couple we love so much.

    April 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

  14. alwaysaromantic

    WOW Jasammers we are on fire today!!!!! Angelique Wondeful Assesment! This was great to see all of us Caring and Sharing about the best couple on TV ever!!!! SB and KM both hit HR’s with their scenes! You felt both their pain and disappointment! If RC is trying to make Jason an Ass he has succeeded! If RC wanted to give Sam an opinion of her own (outside of Jason Morgan)he has succeded.This angst is about them but more so its about Sam and her choices and reasons! It did not even dawn on me about where Sam and John have met in comparison to Jason and Liz………WOW! That was genious! Remember Jason and Sam talking after Ric and Liz!! Didn’t Sam ask Jason why Liz and didn’t he say something similar to We needed each other…………..WOW! Jason has always been somewhat arrogant that Sam would always be there……………….no matter what or who! Jason may want a child with Sam. And Sam wants a child with Jason but!!!!!
    Sam wants to be a mother more!!!!! I started to step away from my own disappointment and have been WATCHING GH! I have been pleasantly surprised! The Avengers was a good twist and Spinelli was Spinelli! He is a Good Man to a fault! He loves the way Sam does no matter what!!!
    Sonny may really Love Kate when has he ever turned down revenge sex! When has he ever at least tried to “figure” something out and give someone the benefit of the doubt???? I was proud of Sonny even for a moment! KS has been doing a good job with this s/l it has to be difficult to switch up like that! Even Luke has me smiling lately he is actually being responsible to those around him Lulu,Tracey,Anna and even Carly!
    IF WE HOLD ON JASAMMERS WE MAY BE WONDERFULLY SURPRISED!!!! TEAM JASAM ALWAYS!

    April 27, 2012 at 9:18 pm

  15. Traveler

    TGIF – Thanks for another Wonderful Blog!!
    Wow… Look at all the comments this week on your Blog!! I love it!! And I love reading them all… Lots of JaSammers “Holding On”!! 🙂
    Viva la JaSam….

    See you on the Drive!!

    April 27, 2012 at 10:16 pm

  16. Rita

    I am so glad that a friend on you tube sent me over to this blog. I feel so much better with friends that are helping eachother thru a dark time for Jason and Sam. It will get better 🙂

    April 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

  17. Sonia

    Thanks for a great post quote When Sam fesses up to the run-in at the pier, and admits that John “helped her”, using the same, exact words that Jason used to describe his drunken ONS with Liz, I gritted my teeth and whispered, “There. How does that feel?” unquote I said Sam use his words right back at him..

    April 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

  18. beatrice

    wow just when i was making plan to stop watching GH you guys have made me reconsider that, i do hope we come out stronger at the end of this crazy story…i can’t even recognize Jason, and i loved him.

    May 5, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    • Rita

      I think they will come out stronger at the end of this May Sweeps arc, Jasam will be better than ever. We just have to hold on, and keep writing and supporting them and eachother!

      The writers have done their homework. I was really glad that Sam left so many clues behind, just like Sam has done many times before. And the little taunts at the Jason & Liz history and the baby storyline, I really think they are giving Jason some payback.

      Do not worry, all will be fine!

      May 5, 2012 at 5:44 pm

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