“Never Can Say Goodbye”…
Good morning, GHers.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost a loved on this date 11 years ago, and I pray that we never forget how many lives were lost, and how many heroes were made on that day.
Let’s take a few moments to remember: A 9/11 Tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwJYZRi3feQ
This is, and will always be, such a sad day for America, and so many people need our prayers today. I think the best way to honor the memory of the many lives lost is to take every possible opportunity to be kind to someone, to lend a helping hand, or to find a way to make our great nation better in any way available to us.
And of course, to pledge to Never Forget.
God Bless America.
I hate goodbyes.
In fact, I have been known to slip out of my fair share of going-away and retirement parties before I had to say goodbye, because I would just rather not. I would rather my last few moments with the person be moments of happiness and laughter instead of sobs and tears and runny noses. And those aren’t even final goodbyes, but goodbyes none the same.
So, you can only imagine the hot mess I was at the end of today’s JaSam scenes, right?
Heavens to Murgatroyd! Just when I thought Steve and Kelly had squeezed every last tear out of my swollen, puffy eyes – they go and pour their beautiful hearts into those last thirty seconds they shared at the close of their scenes, and the tears were rolling all over again! Oh, the heartache they make me feel because of the heartache Jason and Sam so obviously STILL feel over not being together! They will forever hold the title of Most Incredible and Believable Supercouple for me! Period.
You know, once I was able to see through the tears again, and went back to rewatch the scenes, (Thank You, SimplyGH for being such a dependable source for us all) I decided that as JaSam fans, we must find the positives where they can be found, because even though Steve is leaving soon, I will always take the positives over the negatives. And there were definitely some positives for the JaSam Love Story.
First of all, I know it took Jason way too long to step up for his wife (thanks to his headwriter), but doggone it, he is stepping up now – so I’ll take it! More than that, I think the writers are purposely using Jason’s insistence now more than ever because of this statement: (please start at 2:37 to avoid “the” Jiz.) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOaXawES8to.
More important than the fact that Jason is stepping is the fact that at this juncture in their relationship – at the point when he feels he is closer to losing Sam than ever before – Jason seems not just determined, but downright desperate, to do exactly what he explained to Liz as “the one thing that bring them back together.”
I think that hearing Sam describe her fantasy about what life could have, would have, should have been, (all while that pathetic, desperate, hoping-for-scraps little mouse looked on nosily) made Jason do something he rarely does – and that’s hope against hope. Only Sam has been able to inspire that in Jason. Time and time again, Sam has awoken something in Jason that he, himself, thought was non-existent. Jason has often said that he thinks in absolutes; he “doesn’t think about what didn’t happen, or wonder if things could have been different.” In fact, he “can’t stop”. ( See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFptlLz-F5Q) Now Jason is obsessing over what “didn’t happen” when Sam’s birth report was filled out, and “wondering” if things were different than what’s universally believed to have happened that night – and maybe Sam’s baby is still alive.
Wow. That is The Power Of Love, people!
And I will take it on my screen, and as part of the closing chapters of this JaSam Love Storybook.
Even more amazing? Jason is actually saying these things aloud – to the woman he walked away from time and time again because he could never force this part of his brain to imagine the impossible, think about the improbably, or wonder about what if things were different with her. That was an important detail, friends, and I am hoping that you incredibly sharp viewers didn’t miss it!
Jason was clutching that file of Sam’s like a lifeline; flipping through it, studying the notes, and asking questions, all while Liz looked on in … let’s call it what it was: Disgust. That conversation Jason had with Liz about finding Sam’s baby and getting his family back together was playing through Liz’s whormone-filled little brain with as much speed and details as it replayed in ours! She knows what Jason is thinking, and when she tried to call him out on it, he firmly let her know the “why” didn’t matter. Only that he got it done *fist pump*
No wonder Liz nearly threw the file at him! *giggles*
I love that Sam had to come back to Jason’s room, even after she told him she was gonna go, because it just showed that I love Sam for all the ways we are alike. 🙂 Sam hates goodbyes, too. She could barely say the word without breaking down, and the word itself literally broke big, bad Stone Cold Jason Morgan down.
The depth of their love for each other was nearly overwhelming – the them and to us. I totally understood what Sam was saying when she said that if they were together while facing this, she could die happy. It was her way of telling Jason that his face was the last she’d want to see. *pulling out the tissues AGAIN*
Jason wanting so badly to touch his wife the way he always has, and struggling to keep himself from doing it, was a beautiful moment. The fact that he couldn’t avoid touching her altogether was even more so. And that embrace, where they were both in tears? RIPPED. MY. FREAKIN’. HEART. OUT.
And when Sam said, “Goodbye”, almost as a question, and Jason choked up and said, “Don’t say that,” I sobbed, because I said the exact same thing.
“Don’t say that!”
When it comes to JaSam, I “Never Can Say Goodbye”.
Watching them struggle with walking away, not knowing if it would be for the last time made me realize how hard it will be for all of us to watch them do that at the end of Steve Burton’s incredible run as Jason Morgan.
Here come the waterworks…
I am tired of goodbyes.
What about you?
Don’t forget to use your voice to tell TPTB just that. It still matters.
Love you guys,
Today’s Lifeline: “The Power Of Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvMZvt7z4uw Credit: JasamAreSoulmates
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