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ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events

Good morning, GHers. 

After watching GH, I actually had to go back to YouTube to watch the opening credits again, as for a minute, I thought Lemony Snicket must have written today’s show, as Port Charles was inundated with ANOTHER Series of Unfortunate Events after the other. hmmmppphhh…

I could sure use some happiness, much like I could sure use some sun after days of nonstop rain. After a while, the darkness starts to get to you. I wonder if Mr. Carlivati dwells in Eternal Sunshine within that Spotless Mind of his, and maybe that’s why he hasn’t noticed just how dark and cloudy GH has gotten lately. Either way, it was not Lemony Snicket who penned today’s show, it was actually Katherine Schock (whoever the hell she is – though I think she hails from Llanview), and she kept the misfortune coming!

As if Kate Howard hasn’t been through enough already, she had to face yet ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events while in lockup! Kate should be on suicide watch, as she is now being forced to face her deepest fear, and her taunting guilt over what she thinks really happened the night that Cole and Hope were killed because she has to listen to Starr as she rehashes the whole thing over and over. To be honest, I would think that having to listen to Starr at all would be torture enough, but having to listen to her cry over losing her family just has to be more than poor Kate can handle. Who is in charge of these things at city lock-up anyway? This is just horrible! It’s no wonder Kate and Connie haven’t split into another personality (I was being sarcastic, as knowing Ron Carlivati the way I do from OLTL, I am totally expecting it). 

Alexis Davis really can’t catch a break when it comes to mothering! Molly was, from everything we could see til now, the “good one”. She  knew enough about what Kristina put Alexis through that she should want to keep from putting her mother through anything else. besides, I really thought Molly had learned a valuable lesson from the last time she went behind her mother’s back to know better. Apparently not. It looks as though Molly, and by extension, Alexis, are about to be faced with ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events,  because like Kristina, Molly is about to lose her head over her first “love”, TJ. Poor Alexis, who wants to show her younger daughters that she trusts them enough to prove themselves worthy. They so aren’t worthy. Molly absolutely defied Alexis by not only continuing to see TJ, but by having him over the house when Alexis isn’t there. What worries me most about Molly is that all of that ill-fated, forbidden, tragic couple gibberish she’s been talking about for years may seem even more endearing to her now. While I am glad Michael got there in time to stop Molly and TJ from going further, I wish Michael hadn’t promised not to tell their parents. Hasn’t Michael had enough guilt to deal with lately?

I am not gonna lie. I have always had a soft spot for Johnny. I really did always pull for him to be happy, in spite of which family he was born into, and is spite of which family he was destined to share so much of his life with. After some serious near hits and total misses for Johnny, it seemed to me that he was nearing some semblance of contentment with Carly. Until that series of unfortunate events involving Kate and Connie happened. It was a bad move. Poor judgment. a disgusting thing he did. Yet, Johnny, as always, tried to make amends where he could. He apologized to Carly, to Kate, and today – even to Sonny! I was touched by the fact that Johnny was enough of a good listener to Carly during their “time” together that he knew exactly which gift would yank at her heartstrings, even if she refused to admit it to him. But, as has become the norm for Johnny, ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events kept him from the desired result. Todd is an unfortunate event in and of himself! Why he is butting into Carly’s relationship, and talking to Johnny about how stupid it would be to hurt a good woman, when that is the absolute worst case of the pot calling the kettle black, is beyond me! I would much rather have listened to Johnny and Carly hash it out on their own. Even angerdelivered passionately would have been more than what we’ve gotten in PC in much too long!

Spinelli has finally gotten his hands on the proof needed to free Maxie. The problem is that Maxie doesn’t want to be free – at least of her guilt. She thinks Matt has more to offer the works than she does, being the selfish, self-centered person she is. (Her words, not mine) So, though her one true hero may have what it takes to save her, she is refusing to be saved, and therefore, we should all expect that Spin’s mission will have to overcome ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events before he and Maxie are enjoying any quality time outside of Pentonville, because even if he gets her released, it will be at the cost of Maxie possibly never forgiving him for letting Matt take the fall for a crime he actually committed. *sigh* 

Well, I planned to take the time to watch Mulan and Kung-Fu Panda just to see what we are supposed to do to help The Dragon Get His Groove Back. *shrugs* No where in any of the explanations of the chinese symbolism behind The Dragon and The Phoenix was I able to find anything that might help either. Hmmm… I just don’t think the Dragon is ever supposed to get all mopey and whimpy, but maybe none of the new writers checked with Garin Wolf, who could not have picked better symbols for Jason and Sam – THEN. I must admit, Jason was acting a lot like most of us act after watching GH-when we stare tearfully at the reminders of our couple’s greatness, or when we basically crumple against any surface that will hold us up. We get it Jason, this sucks! I wish I could tell you that I feel badly for Jason, but I cannot. I LOVE WATCHING HIM SUFFER WITHOUT SAM! He deserves to be miserable and sad and forlorn, because his life should NOT make sense without Sam! I hope he can’t eat or sleep until she is back home! I will give the writers *this much* credit for at least writing this shared misery between Mr. & Mrs. Morgan, because if they can’t be together and happy, then this is the only thing that would make sense! I guess we can say that this was another (tiny) step in the right direction.What I most definitely do NOT love is watching Sam suffer. When will it be enough? Unfortunately, the deeply depressed writing team could not even let us enjoy the fact that Jason seemed even more lost than Sam without hinting at yet ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events about to befall our beleaguered and despairing couple. *pops a couple valium* Most babies in Port Charles have survived their mothers falling down flights of stairs, falling in the snow to freeze, being shot in the forehead, and other such outrageous what-not-to-expect-when-you’re-expecting happenings. Not Sam’s babies. Nope. Sam’s first baby was happy, healthy, and waving at Sam and Jason just hours before being detached from her placenta and dying in her mother’s womb before coming into the world. Now this baby, who has already been through more than most of the supporting characters onscreen, hasn’t even gotten into position yet, and is already facing a serious condition. *puts valium away for fear of needing more* Now do you see why I thought this epi was written by Lemony Snicket? I mean, all that was missing was that unfortunate warning at the beginning of the film, “The (soap) you are about to see is extremely unpleasant.” My goodness! We couldn’t even take joy in their misery over missing each other before we were left wondering how this “disorder” would affect their next chance at happiness – which is the birth of the most wanted, wished-for, desired, prayed-for baby in the history of soaps! Does Mr. Carlivati get some kind of kick out of knowing that thousands flocked to their computers to look up this dreaded Cassadine Curse like I did? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001613/ Our poor Baby Morgan!

I guess we must take our solace in knowing that Mr. Carlivati believes that Supercouples must prove themselves worth their salt by overcoming obstacle after obstacle, which seems to always translate into ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events. That being said, Jason and Sam are in a Supercouple League ALL THEIR OWN. 

The real test for TPTB will be whether or not their loyal fans are worth their salt by overcoming with them.

Only we can decide that, dear friends! 

We’ve come this far…we can’t turn back now.

Angelique

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29 responses

  1. Kathy Glagowski

    I do love your posts!!! Yes, poor Baby Morgan will probably need a transfusion !! Jason will be the only one to give it etc etc. but I think the baby will be “missing” and poor Sam will believe he is dead. We will have to suffer through her suffering again and see more of Jason’s baby blues fill with tears!!! But I’ll suffer through if it gets them back to each other. Again thanks for a great post

    May 16, 2012 at 5:34 am

  2. Beatrice

    IT is getting harder and harder,why is Sam having a baby check up alone not knowing who will be there for her while husband has time to sit with ex,stand at home giving of blank stares…now I am 90% sure John will be her coach…this is just ridiculous,on so many level,what is this writer doing,the one couple we look forward to seeing is not even around anymore, who do we call…At least the OLTL fans can be happy.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:43 am

  3. jasam forever

    Great post A, I am totally convinced that RC should be writing for movies such as bride / spawn of chucky, friday the 13th etc… he is turning GH into a horror/nightmare during the day!!! RC lost his dream for Llanview residents when OLTL was cancelled, can’t we let Llanview & its residents rest in peace now? i am sick and tired of all these crossovers… beginning to wonder if they will replace GH characters sooner or later. I watched OLTL & I stopped when he started with the Tess/bess/jess non sense not to mention he did the same thing with her mom Vicky. Even though Todd is a good actor, I never liked Todd on that show & I sure as hell hate him on GH, I liked John & Starr but the same applies to them on GH. Starr is so annoying & whiny she should have scenes with Liz…

    One has to wonder if RC even took the time to review or just glance at GH characters’ history… Jason, Molly … Sam… just now we will be seeing Sonny’s character be assassinated … mob boss who loves to knit???? Or bringing Dorian over to be Kate’s long lost mother … I am really fed up of the crossovers .. sry!

    What really is RC trying to do to Molly??? She is so sweet & innocent maybe abit annoying sometimes but still innocent… she is only 13… I smell him trying to turn her into the next Starr (pregnant @ 16 etc)… Seems like the dragon & the phoenix mean nothing to RC … those symbols were so on target describing jasam… what is RC really doing…? I fear that he is turning Port Charles into a freak show which could only lead to cancellation… he is really getting to me now and I sure hope he doesn’t have John rescuing Sam anymore or going to any birthing classes… PLEASE GIVE SAM A DAMN BREAK… she has come so long from being the hardluck kid…

    I’m keeping the faith but I have to tell you its really hard to watch jasam & GH these days…

    Jasam forever & always…

    May 16, 2012 at 7:01 am

  4. samjase

    Oh..how I love you and your blogs. Awesome..just awesome!
    On what planet would Jason allow Sam to handle carrying HIS physcho brother’s rape baby on her own? It’s unbelievable..that’s why I have faith that this can’t last too much longer. There’s no way on this earth that Jason won’t “come around” BEFORE he knows this child is his. I’ll continue to laugh at this OBVIOUS contrived angst that the writers think is entertainment.

    May 16, 2012 at 8:21 am

    • jasam forever

      i pray that this madness only lasts for may sweeps…

      May 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

  5. Lissa

    Coming in for my daily dose of positivity!

    If you go back and watch clips of when Sam found out she was pregnant until the results of the first test, Jason was the Jason [i]we[/i] know and love. Supportive, compassionate, affectionate to his wife. Then new writers came in and changed the character into someone that most of us don’t even recognize. I don’t believe RC gives a da** about JaSam and really wants Sam with McBain. I think he will continue to write Jason in what I consider to be a negative light to fracture the JaSam fanbase while at the same time promoting John McBain as Sam’s new hero (and from various online polls I’ve seen it’s working). He’s the one that seems to be there for her, listening, supporting and seemingly saying all the right things at all the right times. Agenda much?

    The ratings appear to be slowly climbing yet I’m finding the show to be more and more stupid and unwatchable. How do you support a much loved show that is no longer really enjoyable or entertaining? Am I the problem?

    Thank goodness for you to keep us focused on what’s really important and THANK YOU for that! Have a blessed day!

    May 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  6. jenncorb

    I’m pretty sure all of 2012 has been a series of unfortunate events on GH…

    May 16, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    • SamJasonsHeart

      I must agree!

      May 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

      • jasam forever

        i watched some gh history last night i even stomached some with sam and liz (russians kidnapping jake) & i felt so happy seeing those clips of jasam even though they were broken up you could still see how deep their love ran… jasam forever…

        May 17, 2012 at 7:16 am

  7. Traveler

    Thanks for another Wonderful Blog!!
    I really do love Jason Morgan. Doesnt mean I dont get enjoyment out of watching him suffer from time to time. Especially when its deserved.. hehehe 😉
    I just wanted to give Sam a Big Hug!!
    I just hope TPTB realize seeing “Happy/Loving JaSam scenes” is what I enjoy best of all……
    Viva la JaSam!!

    May 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm

  8. Carol

    Could Sam’s birthday be anymore pitiful I ask you? Oh well, I guess it could have been worse somehow, but right now I can’t think of what that would be…
    Thanks again for the wonderful blog!

    May 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  9. jerron

    I am probably the only person who thinks this…but I came away with a positive feeling about our dear Jasam after yesterdays show. She is still carrying his dragon and he stared at his phoenix. I know it isn’t much but I feel like they were turning the corner. Might have had something to do with the lack of McBain and LIz.

    May 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    • jasam forever

      i Know a glimmer of hope ray of sunshine… 🙂

      May 17, 2012 at 7:10 am

      • i agree that jasam still love each other and at least that gives us hope…it was just sad seeing the figurines apart as well as jasam. (inserts sad face here)

        May 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

      • beatrice

        i hope we can at least get one cute JaSam pregnant monment between those 2 before the baby gets here, it would be nice, the whole reason we enjoyed JaSam pregnant was taken away from us, instead of having the sweet over protecting Jason, we got who knows what…i too am just as sad as you are about this horror that is coming across our screens.

        May 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

      • jasam forever

        i know but we have to be positive in this … its really sad having to watch those scenes … especially that u can see how much they miss each other … longing for each other esp jason but he is so stubborn i wana smack him in the head! lol it seems like no couple is happy in PC except maybe dante & lulu!

        May 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

      • beatrice

        i guess this writer does not know how to writer exciting stories for a couple as a couple, it is just crazy, what is he getting out of all the anger that is happening…we shall see what happens.

        May 17, 2012 at 10:54 am

      • jasamforever

        I do hope there is a light at the end of this tunnel for jasam…

        May 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

      • Beatrice

        I am afraid to say how much worst can things get…

        May 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm

  10. alwaysaromantic

    Hi Jasammers, Team Jasam Always No Matter What!
    Whenever Spinelli is with Jason or Sam he always makes them realize what they have with each other! Spinellis growth through the years has been nice to watch. I think KS has done a good job portraying DID. If there is one thing I am ready to see how Alexis,Molly and Kristina will rally around Sam when the news breaks!
    There was a ray of Sunshine with Jason and Sam and I’ll take it! With the changes at GH I just do not know what to expect,They were married under GW! And the writing Team who gave us such Loving,Playful moments are gone! So time will tell if this writing Team will come even close to adding to this wonderful Love Story?! I was glad to see Molly,Shawn and TJ once again!

    May 16, 2012 at 7:51 pm

  11. Sonia

    Thanks for the great Blog.. I don’t know if this writing team understand how to balance their writing.. Angst is good by my god, since they start writing we have not seen one good happy writing. How they expect us to believe Jason just stop by Sam on her BD and could not even be civilized to her..

    May 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    • Beatrice

      That BD scene was just gross on so many level,I would have been ok with them forgetting her BD altogether,it was dumb, immature if anything,these writers suck big time,but it is nice to see they are working hard for their OLTL stars…

      May 17, 2012 at 7:39 am

  12. jasam forever

    Soon port charles will be taken over by llanview residents! 😦 if the writing keeps going this way

    May 17, 2012 at 8:08 am

    • beatrice

      i guess RC, is saying to himself, i will continue writing for OLTL, no matter what, the h#ll, with the GH…they will learn to deal in our world not the other way around.

      May 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

  13. Jerron

    no Jason or Sam for 3 days…*crickets*

    May 18, 2012 at 10:33 am

    • jasamforever

      Jeez oltl has officially taken over! Fed up of seeing these characters….

      May 18, 2012 at 10:35 am

      • It is all about OLTL now it seems…At least we dont have to watch OOC Jasam…thats one good thing about it.

        May 18, 2012 at 10:38 am

      • jasamforever

        Can someone tell if its true that it was always abc’s plan to merge their soaps when 2 out of the 3 soaps were cancelled? I’m asking because I’ve noticed that oltl fans are saying that because of them gh was not cancelled because of their characters merging into gh/port charles. Is this true???

        May 18, 2012 at 10:48 am

      • jerron

        My remote is working overtime!!!!!!

        May 18, 2012 at 2:50 pm

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