Focusing On The Things That Keep Us Watching

A Tale Of Two Women

Good morning, GHers!

I hope you all had a restful weekend, and for all of the moms – I hope you were spoiled rotten on our special day!

I actually got in a nap during GH today, as I found it to be a bit boring, but I did manage to catch up, and realized that for just about all the men in Port Charles, the story trying to be sold was A Tale Of Two Women. 

For Todd it was a double whammy. First, he overheard the tortured confession of Kate Howard her attorney, stating that she thought Connie might have been the one to shoot out Anthony’s  tires that night, in effect being the reason for Cole and Hope’s deaths. I must interject here and say that it would be rude of me not to mention once again what an outstanding job that Kelly Sullivan is doing with this storyline! I mean, wow! I am now entirely pulling for Kate here, because how could I not? The woman had no control over Connie’s actions, and Kate is so convincingly remorseful that I honestly feel for her! Somehow, Ms. Sullivan has even managed to get me to feel for Connie, who was only manifesting in order to “save” Kate from a fate known as death. Todd heard enough that he now knows there is A Tale Of Two Women, but he didn’t really know what, or who, the hell Kate was talking about, but I have a feeling that Carly is going to be all too happy to fill him in! Which bring me to the next Tale of Two Women surrounding Todd (because God forbid that an OLTL character not have more story than a GH character) Carly finally met the other former Mrs. Todd Manning, Téa Delgado. I may not be a huge fan of all the OLTLers taking up so much screen time without even giving the GH viewers a chance to warm up to them, but I will say this: Téa is one character GH could use more of. She is strong, independent, and smart as hell. I love that she immediately gee Carly a run for her money at bitchiness, and I love that Alexis will have another smart woman to spar with. Carly thinks she likes Blair more; I’d bet it had a little something to do with the fact that Téa told Carly exactly how things are, instead of pulling up a chair at the MC bar to toast crappy exes. Téa would much rather do something about a crappy ex, than just get drunk and commiserate over him. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Téa’s brother Tomas really does turn out to be the man formerly known as Lorenzo Alcazar, as rumors suggest? I don’t think she and Carly would be bonding as in-laws any time soon.

Also not bonding as possible future in-laws are Liv and the crazy-ass Heather in Steve Webber’s unfortunate Tale Of Two Women. Both women claim to love him, but one woman is dangerous to the health of any other woman around him, and always has been. Why Steve can’t seem to piece together that his mother’s arrival in his life almost completely coincided with Maggie’s mysterious confession and suicide is beyond me, especially when Olivia, who by her own admission is not really that familiar with mental illness, seems to have the whole thing under suspicion, if not figured out just yet. If nothing else, I would think Heather’s ill-timed suggestion for a “celebration” over a BLT would have set off an alarm bell for Steve…but apparently not. And to think that Steve was once a specialist in forensic medicine. Pffft…shouldn’t he at least investigate Maggie’s death?

Speaking of Heather, she is quickly becoming the other woman in A Tale Of Two Women in Luke’s life, besides Anna. You’ve gotta hand it to Robin Matheson, she can play SOAP crazy with the best of them! Her phone call to Luke was comical, if not indicative as to how seriously deranged Heather really is. I thought it was cute that Luke, who plays cat and mouse with the sinister Helena Cassadine and thinks nothing of it, immediately had his number changed just to keep Heather from being able to reach him. She freaks him out like no other loon can, and even Anna thinks that is hilarious! I must admit that I am liking the Luke and Anna bonding more than I thought I would. I thought that moment where Luke realized he was kinda mesmerized by her smile was sweet, and the shock Anna registered was equally so. Even nicer were the scenes where Anna and Luke were bonding with their grandchildren – something that might never have happened under Guza. I think I might like where this is going…

It appears that Ron Carlivati is trying to convince viewers that there is A Tale Of Two Women in Jason’s life. And while there may be two women crossing paths with him, it is quite obvious that there is only one woman in Jason’s heart. I think I may have said once (or twice) before that it never ceases to amaze me that so much of Jason’s “relationship” with Liz must involve a child. For years, it was Jake, and how he served as a connection for them. *sigh* This time, it was Emma, Robin’s daughter, who served as the thing that created something for them to seemingly connect over, though I am not sure the connection had anything to do with them, but Jason’s past relationship with Robin. Either way, Liz seemed more than thrilled to have a reason to talk to Jason, even though once again, even she could not deny the obvious: that Jason loves Sam. Jason was dangerously close to making this into A Tale Of Three Women, as he is (to quote Jason himself) “acting like a little bitch!” I don’t know if it’s Liz’s effect, but he has gotten so freakin’ whiny! Whaa, whaa, whaa! Sam wants to be closer to McBain. Whaa! Sam doesn’t need me! Whaa! I can’t stop think ing about Franco! Oh, please! Jason, get a freakin’ grip! I still swear that Jason is the one experiencing “sympathy” hormones for his wife, because he is a hot mess! He is so afraid of saying the wrong thing, or doing the wrong thing where Sam is concerned, that he doesn’t even know what to do anymore. To be fair, this is all fairly new to Jason. Sam has been the only woman he has ever fought to keep, as every other woman he has just watched walk away. And it’s been so long since he had to fight, I think he is a little rusty…or even a little chicken…or maybe a little of both. Maybe Jason really does believe that Sam wants to be with McBain because he fears that he is not being what she needs him to be right now. Maybe he does worry that Sam doesn’t need him anymore. The problem is that unless he overcomes the fear that he just may be right, he may lose her by default! One thing was crystal clear: for Jason, it’s A Tale Of One Woman. The minute he left Kelly’s, (right after Liz told him she would be thinking about him), it was clear to everyone that Jason was thinking about one woman. His wife, Samantha Morgan. So, without really stopping to think about it, he rushes over to the motel, just to wish her a “Happy Birthday”. He didn’t need to be reminded that it was Sam’s birthday, and he didn’t really know what else to say, but he needed her to know that he remembered. That was a step in the right direction.

From what I understand, it will be a long road before us JaSam fans are back to feeling the love we were feeling under Garin Wolf, or even Guza for that matter. Ron Carlivati has a sad, twisted idea of what we want to see onscreen. Other than reminding him every day via every available mode of communication, and logging out of our Nielsen boxes when we are getting something we don’t want to see, I am not sure there is anything else we can do but wait as patiently as possible.

However, I will tell you again, that losing by default is not an option! There will be no giving in, giving up, or giving them any thing without a fight!

It’s more important than ever that for TPTB, we don’t each become A Tale Of Two Women, where one minute we are #TeamJaSam, and the next minute we are jumping ship, and choosing one or the other. This is the time to be rock-solid supporters of our couple, even if we detest the way they are being written!

Let’s hang in there, JaSammers!

Love you all, 
Angelique 

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14 responses

  1. Kathy Glagowski

    Thanks Angelique! Your comments mirror my thoughts exactly!!! I am keeping the faith where JaSam is concerned! I don’t like it but I won’t give up on them!!!

    May 15, 2012 at 4:31 am

  2. jasamforever

    Wow … U rocked it! Excellent insight thank u much as usual. I will not b jumPing ship nor will I give up on my jasam. Thanks for the support in this rough time, as I admit it was hard watching them yesterday esp for her bday, jasam forever I’m not giving up now.

    May 15, 2012 at 5:05 am

  3. lt4bama

    My favorite line: Jason was dangerously close to making this into A Tale Of Three Women, as he is (to quote Jason himself) “acting like a little bitch!”

    I thought Mike was the day Jason said it. I think Jase has been lately as well. And so I don’t continue to be the tale of two women, when I get a little discouraged I just go back to the good times. Thank God for YT!

    And thank you Angellque for your wise words

    May 15, 2012 at 5:39 am

  4. Jerron

    wonderful post!

    I wonder if and why the LIason fans are getting so excited about. Clearly Jason is still in love with Sam. I wouldn’t want a reunion. Do they think he is going to magically turn around and his issues are going to go away?

    I am really having a hard time watching this. It’s causing so much damage and I don’t see how the writers can “rehab” Jase at this point. Sam is clearly going to chose her child over him so I don’t know how much more they can take.

    May 15, 2012 at 7:20 am

    • jasamforever

      Tell me about it, this post gave me a renewed jasam fighting spirit, it was wonderfully written and so insightful. As to liason fans seems like they grab at anything they could get. Do they want to see jason go back to liz and mths later he leaves her because armmmm he loves sam!!!!???? Come on that pathetic liz is pathetic!
      I feel your pain about how hard it is to watch I’m having a hard time too. I was on YT last night and I couldn’t help myself with some of the comments there… Wow but in this rough time we jasam fans really need to stick together for our couple… We can’t fall apart now.
      Jasam forever

      May 15, 2012 at 7:30 am

      • Jerron

        Absolutely!!! I really do think the writers are going for the overkill right now.

        May 15, 2012 at 7:44 am

    • jasamforever

      I must say, although I really didn’t like how jason treated sam for her bday esp when she invited him in, I’m glad he remembered on his own… That he did acknowledge it. But it still doesn’t excuse not being with her for her special day.

      May 15, 2012 at 7:34 am

  5. SamJasonsHeart

    Jason is being a “little bitch”.. When he said “I can’t stop thinking about Franco” I was like bitch please how do you think your wife feels?
    When he said “I think she needs McBain” I was thinking well she needs someone and you damn sure haven’t been there for her! And when he spent more time chatting with Liz and only a nano second telling his wife Happy Birthday and couldn’t even be bothered to go in her room and chat.. Damn even McBain gave her some soap the least he could have done was bought her another freaking necklace! *chuckles*
    I am a SamFF but I love my Jasam.. I am now and have been since day one #TeamJaSam.. I will never give up on them!

    Love you!

    May 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

  6. rosejasam4ever

    thank you so much, you have renewed my fighting spirit again. I skipped the jason/liz scenes l just cannot stand the Liz character and always feel like she has no story but is always forced upon us when they create jiz scenes. Am going to keep the hope for my Jasam babies. I was happy this year Sam’s bday was acknowledged last yr not so much. Jason could have done more than wish Sam morgan a happy bday. Rc is going to the extreme and my one question is how does he plan on redeeming Jason from acting like a little bitch to the Jason we love? Am hoping Jason fights and treats Sam like a queen coz after this she so deserves it. Team jasam always and forever.

    Much love to u Angelique

    May 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

    • jasam forever

      i so agree, liz is so boring they can’t find a decent story for her without it having to do with going gaga over jason … jeez i have never liked her character to me she seems so transparent carly sees it, sam does as well … i really hope this works out for them … i’m rooting for them always… jasam forever

      May 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

  7. What is left to say? Why couldn’t he go into her room and talk to her? I despise the way RC is writing Jason, and it’s very hard to watch. Neither do I watch Lizwitch scenes, as I despise her too. Always. She is just devious, and that’s it. I write the powers every day and tell them how our couple is, and what we want. Do they listen? one has to wonder. Thanks everyone and let’s fight to the bitter end, or to the happy ending, whichever we get. JaSam forever!!

    May 15, 2012 at 11:38 am

    • jasam forever

      keep doing it, we all have to stick together on this one… they need to see that we are not backing down

      May 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

  8. Traveler

    Thanks for another Wonderful Blog!! As always I enjoy reading it… *Sighs* Not sure what RC has in store for our couple… But one thing I do know is… Im NOT giving up JaSam!! No way.. No how…No never!!
    Viva la JaSam #TeamJaSam 4ever!!

    May 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

  9. Sonia

    Thanks again for your post and undying love for Jasam and GH.. It is really hard and trying to stay the course, but your daily blogs really help, as you can give insight on things I missed.

    May 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

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