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!
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