For Die-Hard Fans Only
Good morning, GHers.
Well, I thought I would be crying like a baby yesterday during Jason’s last scenes. Now I just wish I could have missed the last ones, and just dealt with his semi-last scenes on Friday. You know, before Duke kicked and rolled him into the harbor like some piece of garbage. 😦 I am not sure who over at GH thought that was a great ending for one of GH’s legacy characters, and one of its most popular of all time, but I would strongly disagree. I could have lived without that, especiallysince we only saw Jason in the very beginning of the hour and then not again. WHAT. A. JIP.
I’ll be honest. The other thing I could have done without yesterday was the bizarre reaction to yesterday’s Sam scenes by some. For a moment, I thought Jizzers had hacked the Twitter accounts of some of the people I follow, because people were actually hating on Sam. Honestly, I just didn’t get it, even though they were clear on their reasons. People were upset that Sam was talking to John while her husband lay “dying”, and they were beyond angry that Sam let John hold Daniel.
First of all, I hope that I have made it crystal clear over the years we’ve spent together on Bella Mafia that I am a die-hard JaSam fan, and that I started this blog especially for other die-hard JaSam fans. I know from talking to so many of you over the years, that most of you are those die-hard fans I write for. However, perhaps not everyone out there who claims to be a die-hard JaSam fan really understands what that means. I hope this helps:
When we say that we are die hard JaSam Fans, that means we are fans of Jason and Sam together. According to the definition as listed in Merriam Webster (above), it means that we continue to support something in spite of opposition.
Therefore, an authentic die hard JaSam fan would never jump ship and turn on Sam at the very first inkling of “opposition”. Just as they wouldn’t have done so to Jason during these past few months. Agreed?
Now, that being said, I had such a hard time understanding what the commotion was even about yesterday during Sam’s scenes. I honestly thought the scenes were about John seeing that Sam had chosen her husband, and their life together. I thought the whole purpose of John showing up at the penthouse was for him to see with this own eyes that Sam was happy. That she finally had what she wanted so badly all along. AND…that IS what he saw! Sam even told him that she and Jason and Daniel belong together. I watched the scene and thought it was closure for the ambiguity of their relationship. Finally, the uncertainty surrounding their relationship seemed a lot more certain. Sam told John that she would miss him if he was gone, and that she wanted him in her life, because he was her friend! Is that so terrible? Was it so unthinkable for some that Sam wouldn’t want to keep her only friend after everything? Didn’t Jason get to keep Carly in his life, even after the many times she tried to ruin his relationship with Sam? Maybe even Liz at some point?
No matter that I detest the thought of John and Sam becoming anything more than friends, I do appreciate the fact that he is her friend – and thanks to Maxie’s absence in her life, her only true friend, who puts Sam first. Not even Spinelli can do that, people! More than that, I thought her relationship with John at least leveled the playing field for Sam a bit. I admit, I actually smiled a bit when Jason asked Sam at the hospital if McBain was the one keeping her from their life together. Not because I wanted him to think it, or because I enjoy the idea, but because for so long Sam was the one to wonder about her place in Jason’s life. I like the “equality” aspect of Jason having to experience that heavy shoe being on his foot! Hey, what’s good for the goose… Have some of us gone backwards in that thinking?
Furthermore, Sam was on Cloud Nine! She is hours from having had the happiest moments of her life – from having been handed back the son she thought she’s lost forever. Hours from hearing her husband say that he loves them both and desperately wants a life with them – her and the son they believe to be Franco’s. Hours from having come back home to the place she and Jason shared and planned so much. Hours from watching her husband put his wedding ring back on, and watching him put her own ring back on, reaffirming their love for each other and their commitment as husband and wife. JASON is the man she loves and wants to be with! I didn’t think for a single MOMENT that Sam floundered on that! There was no doubt of that in my mind before John arrived, while he was there, or after he was gone!
I thought Sam was being forward with John, letting him know in no uncertain terms that she and Jason are back together. That she’s happy. I took their scenes to mean that she wanted that for John, too. In fact, I imagine that when Sam handed John her son to hold, and told him that he looked good with a baby in his arms, she was thinking that it might remind him that he has the same possibilities for happiness to look forward to and fight for in Liam…and Natalie. Some people will have to forgive me, but I just don’t think it’s fair that Sam should have to give up the only friendship she has in oder to prove that she loves her husband. She has proven her love for Jason over and over, and in every way that counts!
And lastly, not only is Sam thinking about Jason, she expects him to walk back through that door at any moment, take her and their son back upstairs, and start their lives over once more. As a family. I just don’t understand how anyone could be upset for Sam doing anything while Jason was “dying” on Pier 52. How, dear God, could Sam possibly know that? And my goodness, don’t we know Sam and Jason well enough to know that if Sam thought for one second that Jason was in trouble or in danger, or that he needed her in any way, shape or form, that Sam wouldn’t find a way to get to him? Isn’t that what we’ve seen from her over the past eight years?
I mean, really, throughout the nine years that Jason and Sam have shared a relationship, and even from the minute they met, Sam was the McCall to his Morgan, his holding cell mate, his failed attempt at blackmail, his favorite opponent in the game of tit-for-tat (no pun intended), his most infuriating charge, his most exciting challenge, the responsibility he was most passionate about, his surprising supporter, his accidental confidant, his provoker of thoughts, his unexpected ally, his co-conspirator in a well-intentioned lie, his most-wanted live-in partner, his unwilling wife-to-be, his runaway bride, and then just his runaway, his top priority, the person he most loves tucking in and watching sleep, his preferred protectee, his smile coach, his file clerk, his defender, his life coach, his most-loved terrible singer, the one he almost lost, the one whose heart he broke because he wouldn’t allow for anyone else to do it, his stargazer, his favorite hand to hold, his precious heart to mend, the one who always wanted to be the one to take her home, his most fun wedding date ever, his favorite dance partner, the first kiss h fell for, his dinner time fire starter, his loved-so-much-he-had-to-let-her-go, his loved-so-much-he-had-to-win-her-back, his Hope restored, his Hope lost, his cabin-fever nurse, his on-the-run hottie, his proven innocent, his PI partner, his unforgettable dancing in the rain partner, his reason for believing in shooting stars, his helped-him-to-see-what he-had-missed-before, his Bahama Mama, his big, scary monster, his Captain of the Love Boat, his good twin, his keeper of the memories, the love of his life for the second time, the one who fought to save his life, the one who made him fight to save his own, his love-so-much-it-terrifies-him-at-the-thought-of-losing-her, his never-loved-anyone-as-much, his worth forgiving, his reason for being willing to try, his love-on-the-run, his reason for believing in Christmas Miracles, his New Year’s Baby, his Everyday Hero, his gambled away love, his lost treasure, his demander of truth or consequences, his loves-so-much-it-cannot-end-well, his biggest heartache, the one who called him on wearing the mask way after the ball, his most dreaded topic of the text-message killer, his rescue mission on an icy bridge, his late night hospital visit, his coffee mate during times of crisis, his explosive soulmate, his son’s only hope, his reason for playing russian roulette, his Bahama Mama once more, his #Team Spin team-mate, his one true love, dropped from the sky, his undercover strip club waitress, his co-pilot on a Mexican mission, his reason for overheating under the hood, his savior, his nurse, his Miss Hawaiian Tropics fantasy, his steamy Mexican physical therapist, his DJ on the road, his carnival cutie, his slumber party sweetheart, his staircase stuntwoman, his pink tie perfection, his unwitting role-playing partner, his motivation for Thanksgiving, his reminder that Christmas miracles still exist, his only choice, his inspiration for pink champagne and a different kind of romantic prose, his island fantasy, his enforcer, his Mighty Mouse, his Brenda impersonator, his Jailhouse Rock, his welcome home, his out-to-prove his innocence, his unexpected camping partner, the one “who gets him”, the only one he wants, his heat-packing lover, his grown-up Charlie Brown Christmas special, his partner in crime who became too-hot-to-handle-too-important-to-lose, his inspiration for taking up sign language and old movies, the glue that held him together, the one who made him believe he could be a father again, his never wrote him off believer, his “perfection”, except for her cooking, his realization that they could have it all, his belief that his third time’s the charm when it comes to proposals, his everything, his lug-nut-wearing-love-of-his-life, his Dream Lover, his reality is even better bride, his phoenix, his wedding night dream-come-true, his home, his Hawaiian honeymoon honey, his heartbreak, his family, his gone-but-not-forgotten, his best friend, his one more chance, his happily ever after, his whole life, his reason for smiling again. His reason for being happier than ever before walking into the trap that supposedly ended his life.
How could anyone ever be angry at the woman who was all that and so much more for our beloved Jason Morgan?
I don’t know, but I do know none of those people belong here. This is Bella Mafia, and here, we are die-hard JaSam fans.
Now and forever.
Let’s not forget that it was Stteve Burton’s last day. We are in mourning. Let’s remind ourselves and our friends to not lash out because of our grief. Sam needs us. Kelly needs us. Let’s be the kinds of fans they both deserve for being The Beauty of GH for so long.
What’s that saying? Oh yeah…JaSam In Life. JaSam In Death. Takes on a whole new meaning now, huh?