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There Is Always A Price To Pay

Good morning, GHers.

For give me for posting later than usual. Sleep won out, and as you guys know, that’s such a rare occurrence, I wouldn’t dream of fighting it! ūüôā

I think that we can all agree that in Life, everything has a cost, and There Is Always A Price To Pay.

For Maxie and Patrick, their choices while Robin was in their world still weigh heavily on them. Every wrong choice and every careless word or action seems to have a cost attached that both feel they still have to pay for. Guilt is a terrible thing, isn’t it? In trying to deal with their guilt and their loss, both Maxie and Patrick have made some really bad choices – Maxie by going to prison, and Patrick – apparently by turning to drugs for help. I hate to say this, but I am just so happy to see Patrick and Emma back on screen, that I am excited to see this play out, even though as a father and a doctor, we know There Is Always A Price To Pay. ¬†We will just have to hope that whatever the price is, it won’t come at Emma’s expense. Emma is finally getting some girly influence in her life once more that doesn’t need to come from Liz, and I think that Emma will be just as good for Maxie as Maxie is for her.

Todd Manning has a lot more patience than I do – who would’ve thunk it? I am so tired of Heather using that “What she knows” threat to get everything she wants! When will Todd figure out Heather is a psychotic bitch, and that while with blackmail¬†There Is Always A Price To Pay,¬†he has already paid way too much! He has to know that this is going to cost him way more than he anticipated, and in the end, it will still probably cost him everything and everyone that’s important to him! Spin said that Todd relocated to Port Charles because he had become a pariah in Llanview. I hope Todd is already looking for his next place to call home…that is, if he makes it out alive.

Sonny has me feeling completely out of sorts! He has been so supportive and understanding of Kate and Connie, and everything that happened with Joe, Jr. that I am really impressed. Sonny has had to deal with the knowledge that his life choices, even back in Bensonhurst, spilled irrevocable consequences into then Connie’s life that changed her quite literally into someone not even she recognized. This reminds Sonny that even when we aren’t aware of it,¬†There Is Always A Price To Pay¬†for the life we choose to live, and the people we choose to live it with. Sonny has taken responsibility for his hand in what happened to Connie/Kate, and has been unmovable. If the writers were aiming to redeem Sonny for some of the horrible things he’s done in the recent past, I give them a gold star for their efforts! Sonny has been a rock for Kate, and he is trying to be a good friend to Jason as well. I keep wondering if Jason will get a clue from Sonny about how to show love and support for the woman you love while she is dealing with a crisis, considering all of the parallels between their situations, but no such luck.

I was hoping that Patrick would tell Jason that his tests indicated some kind of “anomaly” that might explain why he has become this bumbling, whining idiot, who keeps spilling his suddenly yellow guts in the direction of the chick who specializes in bed pans. Jason is feeding a beast that lurks right beneath the surface with Liz. A beast that seems to feed on his vulnerability and pain, and gets stronger and bolder as he seems to get weaker and more hurt. A beast even her big brother recognizes. If you watched Liz in action, she is already rearranging her interests and life in order to be more available to Jason, should he need to discuss his “unimaginable pain” with her, hopefully after he’s knocked back a few shots of some numbing medicine, otherwise known as hard liquor.¬†*someone grab me one of her bed pans as I feel the need to hurl*¬†Liz has suddenly forgotten what Ewan looks like without a shirt, and has satisfied her want of his attentions simply because Ewan is now showing interest, and more importantly, because Jason is not. She always wants what she cannot have. I am thrilled that even for Liz,¬†There Is Always A Price To Pay.¬†She can play innocent, understanding, ministering angel all she wants. Not even Saint Liz can avoid paying the price. I just hope it’s a hefty one.

If Jason is not careful, he is going to continue to pay the price for making emotional decisions, as he told Sonny. I am not sure how he hasn’t figured out yet that the only time on his life that emotional decisions have paid off is when they involved him and Sam, and no one else. What if Jason stopped feeling sorry for himself, and stopped sharing his hurt feelings with the one woman who always has the power to multiply his mistakes, and instead focused on letting Sam know that he is never going to stop fighting for their love? What if he called her just to hear her voice, or sent her flowers just to let her know that she is on his mind? Jason is wasting time and energy that he could be using to fight for Sam. My grandpa used to say that¬†There Is Always A Price To Pay¬†for wasting time. Let’s just keep our fingers crossed that Jason doesn’t pay the ultimate price-which would be to lose the love of his life.

Sam and Spin, or McCall & Jackal (I hate that they never changed the name on the door!) are my bright spot on an otherwise dreary PC landscape! I love their scenes when they are working hard to solve a case, especially when this one could lead to bringing Baby JJ home! I get that Sam is totally throwing herself into her work, because the alternative would be to throw herself headfirst into despair over losing her son. I so get that. We can all appreciate how much Sam has grown and learned over the years in that this time, her indescribable loss didn’t push Sam towards self-destruction or wanting to destroy others. Sam has learned that¬†There Is Always A Price To Pay when you lose sight of the consequences to your actions, and therefore, is using all of her energy at work. I am proud of her! Sam’s instincts are on high, because without realizing it, she is working off the “scent” her baby left behind. Imagine the payoff when Sam realizes her instincts were right on! Imagine the gratitude Jason will feel when he realizes how hard Sam fought for their baby. From. Day. One. ¬†

Imagining those two moments are what keeps me going through this dark, dreary summer in Port Charles.

I hope they keep you going, too!

Daily Inspiration: “Unbelievable”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdrzfH9PSWo¬†Credit: xanda0627

Have a wonderful day!

Angelique

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“The Truth Shall Set You Free”…

Hola, GHers!

By now, I hope you’ve all gone over to Facebook to tell them who your favorite GH couple us and why. If not, here is the link:¬†https://www.facebook.com/generalhospital/posts/10150930992478731¬†There are several Jizzers who post every couple of pages…so sad. *shakes head*

The saying “The Truth Shall Set You Free” is something we’ve all heard throughout our lives. My grandpa always said that there was never a circumstance where the truth wasn’t better than a lie, even if you can’t see it at the time. There have been times in life when I’ve seen people crushed by a truth and questioned that certainty, as in some of those times, the truth has ripped someone’s heart out, or was cruel, or at least I thought, was unnecessary. However, I would have to agree with my grandpa that is does set you free…whether you want it to or not.

For Kate and even Connie, the truth is the only thing that shall set her free from the terrible guilt she is carrying for thinking she murdered Cole and Hope, and yet the one person who can give her that truth is Johnny. Oh, how I struggle with loving Johnny one minute and wanting to whack him myself the very next! Until Kate can remember that Johnny asked Connie to take the blame for shooting out Anthony’s tires, the blame and the guilt will be her burden to carry. And Johnny knows this. *sigh*¬†I know that Johnny thinks he has truly learned his lesson about being consumed with trying to hurt Sonny and the collateral damage it causes, but while that’s a step int he right direction, it’s not enough! Kate has been through so much – and just found out that she went through so much more she didn’t even recall. She is dealing with so many things she feels so guilty about! Johnny owes it to Kate to sit her down and say,¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free”, and then give her the truth she needs.

Perhaps then Johnny will stop being haunted by all of the ¬†people whose lives he took because of hatred and anger. While he thinks that giving Carly his very best from here on out, and while he is working so hard to give Starr A life back now that he’ stolen the one she had and loved, he still feels imprisoned by his oh-so-guilty about the things he’s done. It’s why he cannot shake the hauntings from Anthony and Hope! Johnny needs to realize that his only hope for any real peace is that¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free”.¬†

Sonny continues to move heaven and earth to protect Kate. Too bad he has cried “Wolf!” one too many times when it comes to Johnny being responsible for something terrible, especially since this time Johnny really is the wolf. The Big, Bad One. Dante is riding Sonny about coming clean about Kate, but I have to say, that I am not sure I would trust Dante either if I were Sonny. Last time Sonny trusted him with the truth about Michael’s guilt, he found out that¬†¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free” isn’t always…TRUE.

I have always liked Luke and Tracy. Honestly, I have always liked the Tracy part of Luke & Tracy more, and never thought he deserved her love and devotion, but she loves the big lug! I really wish Luke didn’t find it so easy to break Tracy’s heart. In fact, it’s the one thing I have always resented most about Luke – his ability to hurt people so easily. I know that Luke was on his way to tell Tracy the truth about him and Anna, but dammit! He could not have honestly believed that the whole¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free” thing would have applied here! I am actually thinking that Luke deserved that little “time out” with crazy ass Heather! I hope that whatever “Hot Stuff” she has planned with him will make him realize that his life is full of MISERY without his Spanky Buns!

There were so many times I winced at Tracy’s self-assuredness about Luke while going head to head with Anna. Every time she told Anna that Luke was “not that into her”, I cringed! But I think the worst moment had to be when Tracy remembered that she found Anna in Luke’s bed that morning, and the whole truth of the situation began to dawn on her, bit by awful bit. I thought even Anna regretted taking it upon herself to try to convince Tracy that¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free”.¬†Too bad it was too late. ūüė¶

When I think of¬†“The Truth Shall Set You Free”,¬†I cannot help but think of our beloved Jason and Sam. That saying could not possibly apply more, could it? So many of the things that are tearing and keeping them apart are things based in lies and untruths! Each little lie that Jason and Sam believed has pushed them further and further apart, from Baby JJ’s paternity to the belief that he died that stormy night, and every other lie in between! I am committed to letting TPTB know that I am barely hanging on here. I tell them all of the things I am missing between the BEST COUPLE on Daytime, and I also let them know that this storyline has completely bored me to tears!

I am hoping that this time,¬†“The Truth Shall Set Us ALL Free!”

Hanging in because of all of you,

Angelique


“Please…No More!”

TGIF, GHers!

I hope you are all looking forward to a weekend full of R&R, especially from the drama surrounding our beloved, hanging-by-a-fingernail soap. ūüôā

Before I begin, two things:

  1. I am asking everyone to please say a prayer and send positive thoughts to our very own Sarah. She is going through a difficult time and needs all of our support. Please, please, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!
  2. Thank you all for your amazing comments and incredible thoughts on yesterday’s blog post! I read every single one, and want to thank all of our new readers! I hope you’ll find Bella Mafia to be your family, too!

Now, I have to tell you all that I was incredibly disturbed by yesterday’s episode of GH. I don’t want to overlook Kelly Sullivan’s performance, because she is acting the crap out of a storyline I can only imagine is terribly difficult to do.

However, I just could not believe the writers decided to go with another rape, especially when Kate/Connie was just in the same kind of situation with Johnny, sans the violence she obviously endured as a teenager.

Thank the Good Lord that I had a sneaking suspicion about where they were going with this, and told my kids they could not watch yesterday. Yet, as a mother and as a teacher, I literally had a knot in my stomach just thinking about the fact that kids somewhere watched those scenes, and there was no Public Service Announcement telling them what they should do if ever in a situation like Connie’s, or where to get help or counseling, or checked for STD’s, physical trauma, or help with the emotional devastation. There wasn’t even contact information for RAINN or The Rape Crisis Center for women, children, and men.

I am sorry, but that is not just mind-boggling, it’s downright unacceptable!¬†It’s shamefully irresponsible on GH’s and ABC’s behalf to continue to write this overused and insensitively told storyline for the sake of getting “story”, especially when it’s almost always story for everyone but the victim her or himself.

Believe it or not, I was actually lucky enough to get a couple of responses from Laura Wright during her #AskGH¬†tweetfest yesterday. At one point, I couldn’t just ignore anymore that we were watching a very detailed and apparently violent reenactment of what happened to Kate as a teen, and I tweeted Laura, asking if she could please let her bosses know that I didn’t know a woman who enjoyed watching rape story lines. Laura, whom I was sure was sitting with someone from the show whose job it was to guide her responses, answered me, saying, “It’s not supposed to be pretty.”

Many thoughts went through my head about that response and what it meant, but I soon decided that I didn’t care what it meant. My statement to Laura was¬† honest, clearly not unique, ¬†and out of concern for the viewers who may be watching, and without some kind of message, and without the proper treatment or care for victims, may think it’s okay for victims of rape to carry the shame and pain for years without getting help or therapy. Or they may think that it’s okay for rape, or victims of any kind of violence, to walk around apologizing to those around them for “putting them through it.”¬† They may not realize that therapy is a crucial step to survival and recovery, or that it’s probably a good idea for spouses or other close family members to seek professional help as well, for guidance on how to help their loved one heal.

*tears of frustration*

Rape, sexual abuse, and violence of any kind, against anyone, is something that I feel very strongly about, and am almost positive that each of you feels very strongly about. I am sure that like me, it hits a nerve, close to home, or right at the heart. That’s why I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and that’s why I almost feel as though I cannot turn on GH again without taking some kind of stand, or sending some kind of message that it’s NOT OKAY for rape, abuse, or violence of any kind against anyone, to be used as a stunt story. It’s also NOT OKAY for GH to be irresponsible about sending the viewing public the right information about the social issue at hand needed to make the right choices for themselves, or loved ones, ¬†if the worst should ever happen.¬†

That is why, today, instead of talking about, writing about, or reading about the happenings in Port Charles as we always do, I am asking that we take a stand for every viewer who ever was, or ever will be, victimized in any way.

I am asking that you use your voice today to¬†let GH and ABC know how you feel about this issue. Please do not make empty threats or vulgarity. Instead, let’s do something they have failed to do repeatedly: let’s show some sensitivity, decency, and¬†intelligence when conveying our message, but let’s not fail to let them know how these storylines made us feel (angry, hurt, demoralized, re-victimized – whatever feelings are appropriate for your view).

If every single one of us does this, they will hear the message loudly and clearly!

Please take a minute today to do each of these:

Call: 323-671-4583, and 212-456-7777

Email: http://abc.go.com.site/contact-us

Facebook: http://facebook.com/#!/generalhospital

Twitter: @carlivatiron, @valentinifrank, @generalhospital (I am sure there will be some kind of trending goal today regarding this issue, please pay attention)

Snail Mail: ABC TV General Hospital, ATTN: Frank Valentini, EP/Ron Carlivati, Headwriter, 4151 Prospect Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027

I know that together, we can make a difference! For today, let that be The Beauty of GH!

Please say you will!

Pretty please, with sugar on top?

Angelique


ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!

Good morning, GHers!

It is pouring rain here in Jersey as I type this, and has been all day. It was a gloomy day here, just as it was in PC – where the sun was shining. Go figure!

May I just say that you guys were on FIRE today! I love it when everyone shares their thoughts on what’s happening onscreen, and I especially love it when everyone is so respectful of what everyone else is feeling! I agree with everyone who said that we are like a big family – I’ve been telling you guys that you are my family for years! Glad everyone is starting to understand exactly what I was talking about! ūüėČ

I am with Tracy! I wish GH would get how all of us feel: Enough With The Doom and Gloom! I only wonder if the writers actually read what they wrote, because the doom and gloom is not only surrounding Luke and Tracy! Enough already!

Luke and Tracy should be enjoying the fact that they are finally rid of the crazy Anthony Z! They should be enjoying each other openly, instead of worrying about how it would “look” for the Zacchara widow to have moved on! Instead, Anthony is still hovering over them like the black cloud he was. Yet, in spite of that, ¬†I caught myself smiling at Tracy’s overzealousness when it came to getting the barbecue sauce off of Luke’s face. If only we could have more moments like those..with light and laughter, for more people on the canvas! Luke and Tracy have been the only people to actually kiss on our favorite soap all week, I believe! And they aren’t even a couple! That’s gotta change and soon! So, yes, Mr. Carlivati,¬†ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!

I am still trying to figure out why Starr Manning has decided to remain in Port Charles, a town she was just passing through, when her life was changed so drastically and negatively, forever. I would think (and hope) that Starr would want to leave PC and be back in Llanview, where she can be surrounded and supported by her friends and family, and perhaps not feel so alone. Yet, for whatever reason, she’s still here, and still crying when Michael very literally runs into her on the pier. Starr goes on to tell Michael about finding out that Connie was the one who shot out the tires and caused the accident that killed her family, and Michael was incredibly supportive of her. I guess we will be seeing much more of Michael and Starr, but I would think if sexy summer romance is what they are going to try to sell for these two, then¬†ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!

I have never really been a Lante fan, but I will admit that it worries me that now even Lulu is lying to her husband again, even after all those two have learned about honesty. Why must everyone in PC now be a liar? Lulu told her dad that she took a day off to avoid lying to her husband. Do they not live together anymore? Or if they do, do they not speak to each other? And now, adding to the lie is the fact that Lulu just shook on a deal to go into business with her ex-whose still a mobster-lover, without discussing it with her still-kinda-new-cop-husband? Come on! This is going to translate into more trouble for more people, and another marriage on the outs. *sigh* ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!

Wow. Kate has the exact opposite reaction to being late for her period as me! I always react as though I got away with something, whereas Kate reacted as though a tragedy had happened on June 12th! Vanessa even asked me, “Was that the date she was shot?” *giggles* Talk about doom and gloom! WIth everything that Kate has been through, because of everything that Connie has done, the date nearly brought Kate to her knees because she is late. Listen, Kate, Sonny just counseled Jason on how to get through the woman he loves being pregnant with his archenemy’s baby growing inside of her. If these new writers have gotten so freakin’ lazy already that they are going to recycle a story they JUST did, there will be plenty of material to get you and Sonny through it. Don’t you worry. But as for the rest of us, I think we have totally had our fill of unplanned rape pregnancies and paternity bingo. Kate has enough going on, why add even more? Ugh.¬†ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!

Honest to God, Jason really needs to get it together. I know that he is feeling guilty, and lost, and hurting for Sam, but this is just not productive. I wish we could sit Jason down and make him watch a YT vid of when Sam was shot, nearly had a hysterectomy, woke up to Alexis knowing she was her mother, had a brain bleed, had brain surgery, all while crying rivers between each surgery, only to wake up to have Jason leave her for her own good. If anyone had a reason to mope around aimlessly, it was Sam. Instead, she picked up her tiny battered, bruised and stitched-up self and gave Jason the fight of his life for their relationship! Sam barely raised her voice at Jason and threw some truth at him, and he is ready to throw in the towel and crawl into a hole. And this, right after he told Sam he wasn’t going to give up on her. *sigh* And people think women are the weaker sex. -_______- Listen, I am still not ready to make nice with Carly after what she did to Sam when Robin died, but I had to thank the good Lord that she was the one to come on over and shout at the top of her lungs,¬†ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!¬†Carly was right. If Sam didn’t want to hear anything Jason had to say, then he needs to keep on telling her, until she does, because that’s what Sam did for him when the roles were reversed! That’s what you do when you’re in love and not willing to let the other persona just walk away from everything you’ve built together! While it still gets on my nerves that Carly is coddling Jason as though he was the one who was raped, got pregnant, and lost the baby, Carly sees it as her job as his BFF to catch Jason before he falls onto reality. She is trying to be supportive, and she is trying to get him to stop wallowing in self-pity and actually fight for his marriage and for the love of ¬†his life. For that reason alone, I won;t say anything negative about Carly. At least nor tonight. *zips lips, and slips key into pocket for easy access later*¬†I was glad to see that something Carly said to lug head¬† Jason sunk in, because at least we got to see him looking for Sam, even though she threw his ass out last time he was there. I guess we should be thankful he remembered that he’s a god-damned hit man, and should not scare that easily. *rolling eyes*¬†Unfortunately, he missed Sam, who would rather sign herself out than listen to any more of what St. Liz was spewing, and came face to face with more contrived bullshit. I mean Liz. *innocent look*¬†

Sam cannot even mourn in peace, can she? There she was, holding onto her dragon, trying to do some thinking, when in floats Nurse Unprofessional. There’s a Puerto Rican saying that when people who are not your friends start visiting you in the hospital, they are really only there to estimate how long they’ll have to wait for your hand-me-downs. I am almost sure that the saying is referring to clothes, or shoes, or maybe even property, but the saying still applied today. IF¬†(a very big IF that is) Liz truly was the only nurse who could have been assigned to deliver those flowers to Sam’s room,¬†she should have tiptoed in, placed them next to her bed, whispered her condolences, and tiptoed right out. But no. She not only had to try and tell Sam what losing a child is like, (even though Sam knows all too well for herself) she had to let her know that she saw Jason and that he was destroyed. How about that Liz, huh? Not only did she please Jason’s case to Sam, but she actually wanted Sam to know that he was sincere, and that he was a mess, and that he wanted to mourn with her. I had to fight the urge to use alliteration to describe Liz – using the letter F. The comment that pissed me off the most was when Liz said, “I believe him.” She said that as if she always believes the best about Jason, that she is able to see the good in him when no one else can. Well, Liz, where the $%@# ¬†was all that belief and understanding in Jason when he was destroyed over losing his son – the son you still refused to see as his, even as he lay kept alive only by a ventilator and you never even thought to call him? Didn’t you think Jason would have wanted to mourn with you and Lucky? And where was all of that belief in Jason’s good intentions and noble character when you slapped the crap out of him, and then accused him of abandoning Jake and you, as if that was the reason Jake died? Unlike in Sam’s situation, Jason had nothing to do with the circumstances surrounding Jake’s death, and Liz not only shut him out, she shut him down.How dare she stand there, trying to make Sam feel guilty because Jason is “a mess right now”. Hey, Liz!¬†ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM when it comes to Jason, when you don’t even know what is going on!¬†You know who’s also a mess right now? Sam. The person whom all this has happened to physically, and not just emotionally! How dare this clueless bitch even comment on this very personal situation between husband and wife? Talk about waiting for hand-me-downs! I was so incredibly proud of Sam for seeing right through Liz and her concern. I could not have said it better myself than when Sam said, “Well then go! Go Elizabeth! Dry his tears, put your arms around him, and make sure that everything is going to be okay.” And when Liz ever-so-weakly murmured, “That’s not going to help,” Sam said, “No, I’m serious. It’s over. He’s all yours.”

I DARE the haters to comment on how weak and needy Sam is when it comes to Jason. She looked Liz in the eye, and didn’t for a moment see her as a threat, even though Sam could see where this will lead for Liz. Sam knows that Liz is not the issue. Sam was thinking like a JaSammer should be thinking.

Sam may be exhausted and grieving and not thinking clearly, but she finally understands her worth. She deserved better from the man she loves, and she needed more from the man who promised that she’s have him, every day for the rest of his life. I am not giving up that she will get that man back, and deep down Sam doesn’t want to give up either. That is why she is so afraid, and so hurt.

*wipes tears* 

I will say it again. I am a full-fledged, unwavering JaSam Fan, who refuses to jump ship, switch teams, or wave the flag of defeat. I fight for JaSam every day, and will continue to do so, even through THE DOOM AND GLOOM. But, like Sam, I think we deserve the Jason she fell in love with. We deserve for Jason to fully understand that Sam deserves to be loved at least as well as she has loved Jason, and that kind of love requires action, not mere words. Jason has got to do the one thing he has never done before for a woman he loved: FIGHT. I think Jason has gotten a bit too comfortable in the easiness of loving Sam, while for her, it has been anything but easy with all of the responsibilities and priorities he has. Jason is going to have to show Sam just how badly he wants her and their marriage.

It’s the only way for The Dragon to be reunited with His Phoenix.¬†

And we already know they are indestructible…so hang in there.

Thinking like a JaSammer, no matter what I see onscreen,

Angelique

 


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 anger,¬†delivered 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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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, T√©a 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: T√©a 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 T√©a told Carly exactly how things are, instead of pulling up a chair at the MC bar to toast crappy exes. T√©a would much rather do something about a crappy ex, than just get drunk and commiserate over him. Wouldn’t it be interesting if T√©a’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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DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?

Good morning, GHers!

That question actually did not start out as rhetorical…we (The Sicks is what we are calling ourselves these days) were just talking about how when your fever is spiking, you can hear yourself “double”. LOL.

But, the conversation stuck in my head, and when I went back to rewatch the show, I found that I was asking the question,DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?¬†of many of our Port Charlesians, and not just the feverish kind. ūüôā

Like…

~ Todd Oh, how it bugs me that I even have to write about this, because I actually couldn’t watch OLTL when RH because the “real” Todd again. I thought it was a slap in the face to TSJ, and to fans, who had to be convinced that TSJ was the real Todd in the first place. The fact that he is now on my GH, and that he will inevitably be part of this blog gets on my nerves. ūüėõ But really, Todd, DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?¬†How does any father think they are helping their daughter by trying to convince her that the attempted murder charges hanging over her blonde little head are just going to go away? DOes Todd not see what being his daughter has already cost Starr? Does he not see the influence he has had on her life choices has been toxic? Ugh.

~ Olivia This disappoints me, because if Liv ever had a saving grace, it was her sense of family, and her loyalty to hers. Watching her treat a clearly distressed, depressed, and damnified Kate like some leper was not what I expected. I thought where Liv comes from, family sticks together, even through thick, thin, and handcuffs. It’s gotta take a seriously stiff upper lip to see your own flesh and blood in that condition,a nd not feel a morsel of sympathy. Olivia was just plain cruel, which didn’t really register with me. Liv, DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF? ¬†Liv is doing a better job of sticking by Steve, who she’s known about 10 minutes, and knows for a fact that he really did kill someone! *shakes head* Liv went on to make a really big deal about how Kate tried to leave Connie behind – as if that’s the unpardonable sin, but really Liv better take a closer look at the glass house she lives in. Liv left a whole lot of secrets buried in Bensonhurst once, too. I know she hasn’t forgotten that her son was shot by a man who didn’t know he was about to murder his son! And I don’t know, but if a doctor called me to talk about my cousin, who is freakin’ handcuffed to a hospital bed, you can bet your bottom dollar (sorry for the dollar bill reference again, Kate) that D.I.D. would be a helluva a lot more than a “fancy medical term” to me. Liv owed it to Kate to try to find out exactly what she is dealing with, and how she can be helped. Eh, yeah I know she gave in and hugged her in the end, but it still left me cold. Liv is going to have to earn some points back with me in the family department. She shot whatever points she had straight to hell!

Something definitely NOT leaving me cold? Kelly Sullivan’s portrayal of the tortured, terrified, and truly repentant Kate! I hated that RC was gonna write this s/l again so soon after leaving behind Viki/Niki and Jess/Tess/Bess, but Ms. Sullivan completely changed my mind! She had somehow managed to make me feel sympathetic towards Kate, and yet still make me giggle at Connie sometimes. I hope she knows what an extraordinary job she is doing! *applause*

~Sonny What was it I said yesterday about Sonny’s abandoning Kate? Make that a double after Wednesday’s episode! Sonny is completely in denial about the fact that mental illness exists outside of his own mind, and that other people may actually have bigger, deeper struggles with this disorder. In his narcissistic ¬†little head, he must think that he can be the only one with a legitimate excuse for behaving completely out of character, and for being so out of control that others need to take over parts of his life for him. Hey Sonny,¬†DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF? Because we all did, and considering that Jason’s right in that what Kate is suffering from is worse than what you’re dealing with, you really did sound like an ass!

(I feel I need to preface this with a disclaimer. I am, and will always be, #TeamJaSam. That will never change. When I can find an insight I feel I can share regarding Jason’s less than swoon-worthy behavior, I will gladly do so! However, my loves, there are times, that even I cannot find rhyme nor reason to what is going on inside his head – or in this case – his dialogue sheet. That is why I didn’t even try with yesterday’s post as far as my thoughts on Jason. Simply put – I felt it was lack of integrity of the character, and I could only place that on the writers’ shoulders. Either way, Jason is sometimes going to be on the receiving end of a few choice words from me. He should consider himself lucky – I wouldn’t bother if I didn’t care so much about him. ūüôā That being said, I am not giving up, giving in, or giving them anything but my full love and support! I Promise! *curved pinky* )

Moving right along to my list of people I ask the question of…

~Jason Well, lucky for Sonny, no one sounded like a bigger ass today than Jason! I’ll let you in on a little secret about me. I actually twitch in church when I hear someone preaching about something he has no business preaching about because he is the worst offender of them all. *getting heated just thinking about it*¬†Jason made me twitch so bad, I do believe I threw something at his head, but it could have been a hallucination from the fever. I’m just not sure. What I am sure of is that there was no one who made me ask this question more loudly or more incredulously than Mr. Morgan himself! UUUMMM…JASON...DO YOU FREAKIN’ HEAR YOURSELF? In case Jason, or anyone else missed it, these were Jason’s exact words to Sonny, after Sonny reminded Jason that Kate’s not bi-polar: “No she’s not, what she has is worse. Kate’s in a lot of trouble. Her life is a mess, and it’s nothing she chose! I understand that you’re angry. Can you try to understand that she’s sick?”¬†*twitch, twitch* Oh, Lord, someone hand me a fan, because I feel like I’m at church! I must ask again: Jason Morgan,¬†DO. YOU. HEAR . YOURSELF?

Better yet, ¬†could Jason just stand in front of the mirror, and have that same conversation with himself, inserting Sam’s name in the appropriate places? Here, I will help:

Jason, no Sam’s not Franco’s sister, what Sam is, is worse. She’s his real victim.

Sam’s in a lot of trouble – she’s facing this without your help, and because of this, she is always tripping over McPain. Not only is she in trouble, but her heart is troubled. She thinks you can’t love this baby, and because she is a mother first (Don’t know how you forgot that about her when you watched it happen with Sonny over Baby Lila), Sam will put her baby first. (We are so proud of our girl!) She thinks she cannot be with you if you can’t love “her” baby. Hmmm. Come to think of it, Jason, maybe you’re the one in trouble, because we all know that if you lose her, you yourself are lost.

Sam’s life is a mess – your wife is pregnant. Pregnant! This is a time she should be enjoying moment by precious moment! This is the miracle she dreamed of for the entire time you’ve known and loved her! Instead of enjoying it, she has been stressed, tormented, teased into a false sense of security, feared losing you to death, feared losing you to your jack-ass-ity, teased once more into thinking everything was okay, had her mind blown, felt abandoned, made to feel like it ¬†was her fault, and now fearing the future of her marriage for the sake of her baby. While staying at a motel. Alone. *smacks forehead*¬†Jason! (Or maybe it’s your evil alter ego we’ll call “Ronnie”)¬†Whatever happened to, “You have me, everyday, for the rest of my life.” ?????¬†Do you even remember trying to convince to trust in marriage with you? Meanwhile, you are solving Sonny’s problems, being Kate’s defense attorney, visiting the grave of the son you could never visit at home, and having a pissing contest with McBain over Sonny. GET A FREAKIN’ CLUE, YOU BIG LUG!¬†(Oh, don’t even get me started on the lug nut and what lug was supposed to symbolize!) *sobbing*

And finally…most devastatingly true:

It’s nothing she chose – Hey, ass! Sam didn’t choose to be Franco’s victim. She didn’t choose to “get raped”. She didn’t choose to “get pregnant by him”. She didn’t even choose to be in McBain’s orbit. She chose to be your wife. To stand by you. To love you, no matter what. How you could think it’s okay for Sam to be worrying about anything other than you counting her calories, or her servings of calcium or folic acid, is beyond any of us! Sam deserves to be loved and cared for now, more than ever, for still caring about your wellbeing when any other woman you’ve known would have blamed you for everything that happened to her because of your “life” and your “enemies”. Why can’t you see that?

We get that you’re angry – Be angry! At Franco. At what he did. At how you failed Sam…yada, yada, yada. Be angry at the fact that McBain has been there for your wife, and that she trusts him and turns to him in confidence. Be angry that he saved her and “her” baby because you were too busy solving Sonny’s problems. ¬†Yes, be angry. But first, FIRST be angry at your damned self! Be angry that you keep making the same mistakes with the woman who’s made you happier than anyone, who has loved you unconditionally, and forgiven more than you deserved. Be angry that John McBain could only fill up not just the space, but the ROLE, ¬†you left, and keep leaving, wide open for him. Be angry that you are pushing Sam to turn to him, instead of putting on your big boy underwear and ¬†pleading with her to turn to you, even though you’ve failed her miserably so far. Once you’ve done that, please move on to your own final step:

Can you try to understand that she is sick…and tired – Of Fighting: To stay strong. To seem brave. To deal with what happened. To keep you from going over the edge. To keep you, period? Can you see that Sam’s heart is as sick as Kate’s? That it’s hurting because you are hurting? Because your marriage is hurting? Because your friendship is hurting? Because she fears her a baby will grow up hurting? Can you try to understand what Sam has already been though, so that maybe you’ll stop putting her through so much more?

All of your advice to Sonny was really good stuff. The question remains: DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF?

If not, trust me, you will hear all of us…

Angelique

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