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“Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”…

Good morning, GHers!

Only LOVE could make me watch GH in its entirety on YT! And it wasn’t even LOVE for the show, because I don’t have that anymore…it was LOVE for you guys.

The second I saw Todd in that Friday the 13th mask, I was reminded of why I had told myself last Friday that I needed to find something else to do at 3 pm this week. Ugh…

So many people in Port Charles have been “dumbed down”, that I just don’t understand how anything gets accomplished, or how anyone is successful! Certainly, I could say to just about everyone there, you’re “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”…

  • Kristina is every parent’s nightmare. Sure, all kids her age make stupid mistakes and make parents worry for a while about whether or not they are going to throw their lives away, but Kristina has made this her career choice, now that she’s no longer interested in fashion. *rolling my eyes* It’s as if she only knows how to make stupid choices, and pick the worst possible guys. She is ungrateful to her parents, and selfish to boot! Sonny was so right, except for the fact that he thinks it’s “right now” when he told her you’re “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”… This is not some new stage Kristina is going through. This is her M.O.
  • I feel as though Lulu has reverted right back to her very own post-high-school days. Her maturity level is at about the same as Kristina’s. I am not sure that Lulu fully understands that marriage is a little different than dating, and that it takes understanding, communication and trust. While I get that Dante is acting a little caveman-ish, I also think we’ve gotta give credit where it is due. Dante knows that Johnny is living a dangerous life, and that he is even a little more unstable than usual after Anthony’s death. I could see why that in and of itself might be a problem for Dante when it comes to his wife being business partners with Johnny. Add to that the fact that he walked in on what he did, and who can blame him for being a bit ticked. Lulu not getting that, and allowing him to just leave without making a better attempt that just saying his name three times shows me it’s true: Lulu, you are so “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”…
  • While I admit that I have always been “behind” Johnny, I can tell you that anyone in Port Charles who follows suit is about to look like and feel really, really foolish! It amazes me that all of these usually smart women are backing Johnny so easily and with apparently no misgivings. Ladies, you are collectively “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”…
  • I think you guys know that I could not stand the character of Steven Lars when he last came to town in 2004. The actor back then annoyed the bejesus out of me. This time when Steven Lars came to town, known only as “Steve”, and played by the actor who once played my beloved Ryan McNeil, I decided to give him a chance, even though he was related to “Peanut”. *gag* So, now it’s not the actor who annoys the bejesus out of me. It’s the character! How can someone smart enough to make it through medical school be so freakin’ stupid that they cannot see that Heather is still certifiably insane! Steve, you surely are “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”… Everyone else can see that your mother’s behavior is completely off, except for you! Too bad that the women in your life keep paying the high price of your brainless stupor! If only Liz could be the next one to piss Heather off!
  • Oh, Lord. Why must we watch Todd listen to Heather talk about how “She Knows What He Did Last Spring” EVERY. SINGLE. FREAKIN’, DAY??? Especially when onscreen it’s been the same day for weeks now! How is it that Todd Manning has become to feeble-minded that he does not see that a) Heather really is a crazy bitch, and b) She is never going to stop finding something to hold over his head, or “she’ll tell the world what the did with Sam’s baby”? I mean, really – Todd being at her beck and call for everything and anything is just ridiculous! Todd, you idiot, you are shamefully “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”… Todd should just put them both, Luke, and all of us, out of this MISERY and go to the police. I’d bet that even Todd’s worst lie would be more believable than Heather’s best lie! AND I WANT THEM TO GIVE SAM HER BABY BACK!
  • The dynamic duo of Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati was given the task of keeping GH on the air. I so often wonder about their strategy, as there is currently absolutely nothing that resembles LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON in the 3 pm EST time slot for ABC. It has been replaced by what seems to be a fraternity of rapists, women who have lost all common sense, men who have lost the thing that makes them men, and there isn’t a rootable couple, or even more than a couple of rootable characters to get excited about. Why do they think that we would care about characters who mean little or nothing to us? Trey, Joe, Jr., Todd, McBain, Starr? Why not stop using those characters to piss us off and alienate us from the fictional town we’ve loved to hang out in for so many years? Why not respect our show for what it was, and stop making it into what theirs was, with all the cheating, and fighting, and CAMP? Why not make our show better, instead of trying to make their show ours? Hey, Terrible Two: You are totally “Not Using The Smarts God Gave You”…or you would realize that your theory that “happiness doesn’t interest viewers” is shot to hell! More importantly, you’d realize that this is about more than just you guys trying to keep your jobs. To us, this is about saving such an important part of our daily lives; such a huge part of our culture. GH is life Family. Stop messing with it!
Most sincerely, 
Angelique
Today’s Inspiration: “For The First Time” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5skpJ5phmVQ Credit: loveepeacee
This Day In JaSam History
July 16
Nada you’d want to see…
July 17
2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHFY7G3vmeY (Technically, Sam isn’t physically in this clip – but OH! she’s in it!) 🙂

SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT

Good Morning, GHers!

I am almost sure that just like me, you have heard that SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT, especially when they are most inconvenient.

Take Johnny. If anyone’s got a load of secrets, it’s The Mob Prince himself. The worst thing that could possibly happen to a guy with secrets, and a habit of seeing and talking to dead people (he happens to be responsible for killing), is a hidden camera trained on his every word and deed. I mean NOTHING good can come from this! Yup, SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT, especially when the camera is constantly rolling.

Heather Webber may have scored herself some huge points with her boss with the Johnny Cam, but she also scored some major attention from the  police  based on the fact that she’s known by Anna to be a LOON, first and foremost, and totally obsessed with Luke to boot. Put those two things together and you’ve got the perfect motive for removing Anthony’s dead body from the Quartermaine patio and “planting” it elsewhere. SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT when you’re so crazy you’ve earned your own ringtone, and especially when your secrets are hanging out of your purse!

Speaking of crazies and ringtones, Todd Manning isn’t too far behind Heather, but where as Heather may be criminally insane, Todd is insanely criminal! How dare Todd say that he wants to help Sam in every possible way, and still refuse to tell her that her baby is alive?!? I just don’t get it, and I just don’t think I will EVER be able to forgive him! Todd, more than anyone, should know that SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT, especially when you have to face the terrible damage you’ve done to someone daily as she brings you your coffee.

Oh, Lord. Stupidity grates on my nerves. Always has. Unfortunately, there is no better word to describe this storyline surrounding our Jason and Sam. One year ago this week, TODAY, IN FACT, Jason was fighting to convince Sam to become his wife. Anyone else remember Jason nearly pleading with Sam to marry him, because it was “no longer enough to say the words anymore? He wanted to PROVE IT TO HER!” *crying through the flashbacks* Still, Jason had to do two things before he could convince her: 1) Make Sam believe that taking that step would not mean that she would lose what they had, and 2) Assure Sam that she would have him, every day, for the rest of his life. Do the writers expect us to believe that Jason made those promises so lightly that he’s forgotten them? Or that Jason doesn’t know how to fight for the woman he loves? Perhaps RC doesn’t know that Jason, but it’s his job to know, because WE know, and hopefully have been diligent in telling RC! Still, he is determined to shove this unrecognizable Jason down our throats. The one who bemoans the loss of his wife when she’s not there, and then lets her walk away when she is standing right in front of him?!? The one who says ridiculous things like, “I’ve been honest, can you say the same to me?” Oh Jason Morgan, give me a freakin’ break! You told Michael about Sam kissing McBain, but failed to mention that you ran and kissed Liz! How was that honest? And you didn’t tell Sam, she just happened to get an earful! Yeah, SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT when your wife overhears Lizzie’s brother trying to keep his sister from dropping her panties for yet another emotionally unavailable man! NOT because you told Sam your secret yourself, so please!

I AM A JASAM FAN. TRULY & TOTALLY. I love BOTH characters!

But RC isn’t writing Sam in character either! From the beginning of this McBain, a.k.a. “shove OLTL’s hero down our throats” storyline, Sam has been acting like someone else! Sam would never be confiding in a cop about anything! She would not be turning to another man about her rape, or her husband’s reaction to it, nor would she be “needing” him there when she read the new paternity results! Come on! I guess, like with Jason, he expects us to forget that even before Dante was known as a cop, Sam shut him down when he started digging with a “Cute, but no that cute.” Sam is fiercely loyal. so this crap hs never washed. But having Sam make out with McBain was all kinds of wrong. I will shout that from the mountaintops. What I will not do, however, is lay blame at her feet that does not belong there. I really took issue with a few people’s POV on Twitter yesterday. For those who were calling Sam a hypocrite, I am going to need some clarification. Uuum…it was Jason who told Sam he wasn’t going to give up on her or their marriage when Sam said what they had was broken, not Sam. So, though kissing John was wrong, wrong, wrong, the hypocrite is Jason for saying e would fight and not give up, and then turning around to do just that – and then kissing Liz!  For those who thought Sam had no business being upset about hearing that Jason had kissed Liz, get the hell outta here! For all of Jason’s whining that he “doesn’t know whether or not Sam still loves him“, Sam told him that she not only does, but that she always would! How could he, pr anyone, expect her to react to the news as though she is made of steel and shouldn’t feel anything? Her guilt doesn’t lessen the pain! And finally, for those who took issue with Sam’s not coming clean to Jason about her kiss with McBain at Jason’s mention of his name, I wonder just how many of them would have confessed to their husbands in the presence of Saint Liz, the patron saint of One Night Stands! I know I wouldn’t have! Why would Sam? So that St. Liz could look down from the pedestal she dug out of the garage and dusted off for this very occasion, and prescribe Sam’s penance, which would be to have to endure knowing that Jason was offered relief sex? I wouldn’t admit to my weight in Liz’s presence! Yet, SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT when the devil himself – or in this case, herself, is there to pick them up and use them against you!

I will never understand how Jason could honestly stand there, after seeing Sam’s reaction, after hearing the hurt in her voice at him not wearing his ring anymore, and watch her walk away, and think, “It’s better this way.”

W. T. F!!! I am convinced that Jason’s balls were crushed to smithereens by the protocol medicine Robin made for him, because nothing else could explain this showing of female parts (or, *clears throat*, the one female part.)

Jason has got to get the hell away from Liz and her pseudo-benevolence and fake support that nearly choked her, and he needs to get in Sam’s face and fight like the mobster he is! He better break into her room at Alexis’ and make her listen. Or track her ass down, tie her to the back of his bike, and drive her to their cabin and not let her go, until he has shown her all the ways that he loves and misses her!

First, he better put his wedding ring back on and remember the vows they said to each other as they exchanged those rings. You don’t get to enjoy more than fifty years of marriage by approaching it like a wuss! Then maybe Jason (and RC) should sit and watch This Day in JaSam History, like the rest of us. We, and more importantly, Sam, need THAT Jason back!

Holding on tightly (to Jason’s neck!),

Angelique

Today’s Inspiration: “JaSam: Love’s Holiday” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j643a30Wogk Credit: lalachik

This Day In JaSam History:

July 12

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DnPf6rirSA Credit: luckiBelle

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EssmfRc6tTk Credit: NickyM96

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJsoGmeJwt4 Credit: AddictiveSoapCouples

2012: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yLT-SqX6I Credit: luckiBelle


ROOTS

Good Morning, GHers!

Thanks to all of you who left words of encouragement for our Sweet Sarah! I hope she feels surrounded by all of us, even if only in spirit!

We Love You, Sarah!

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Todd Manning is looking to put down ROOTS in Port Charles, but that only means that a whole lot of weeds for PC’s residents! Todd has nothing good or noble to add to the landscape of our favorite fictional town! I mean, he was only passing through, and look at all the damage and heartache he’s caused already! 😦 I wish he would take his newspaper, his abs, and his daughter and hightail it back to Llanview! Like yesterday!

Heather is pure evil, but other than Olivia, the viewers must be the only ones who see it! Is Steven really this clueless about his crazy mother? I don’t even get it! There is no reason that Steven would feel the kind of bond with Heather that might make him show this much faith in her. I just don’t get it! The only ROOTS Heather has ever cultivated in PC are those of insanity and danger. Why is it so hard for people who know this about her to imagine that she might go off the rails again?

Let’s just hope this time, Olivia isn’t her next victim. Liv is getting dangerously close to to ending up like Maggie – especially with words like “nut job” flying around! Luckily for Liv, Spin seems to have returned to his PI ROOTS with a renewed sense of urgency, and hopefully, he will turn up more than whatever root-less things Heather has “planted” out there on the country road.

So Luke and Anna completely eschewed both of their romantic ROOTS in order to hook up like it was 1979! They were barely even awkward around each other the morning after, as Luke was sitting there watching her sleep, and then making mention of their “dirty deed” without either of them blushing! I know there are those who think Anna and Luke are just wrong because of Robert and Laura, but you know what? I disagree. Robert and Laura are their past, not their present, or their future (based on all current indicators!) AND…If there must be a triangle, I am so glad it includes these three, and not a currently married couple!

Although I will say that I feel badly that Tracy is going to be hurt once more because of her love for Luke. 😦 Tracy has proven herself to be more than Luke deserves, as she loves him unconditionally, no matter what she says! It makes me sad to see that Tracy really only has Luke – and well, apparently now Alice, to lean on. The Quartermaines used to have the strongest, most widespread ROOTS of any family in Port Charles, now this once great family has withered way to almost nothing. I wish the writers would come up with a way to turn that around!

I guess the best way to turn that around and to keep the Quartermaine Family ROOTS growing is to add to the Family Tree. The writers did that by making sure that Jason, Jr. is alive, even if they had to tear his poor mother’s heart out in the process. Poor Sam, having to endure another loss, another service to say goodbye to her child, another funeral, another attempt to pick up the pieces of her shattered heart. (I must say that not only do I believe the writers see Sam as a strong woman, I think they see Kelly as the strong actress she is. As much as we all hate this storyline, it has given Kelly opportunity after opportunity to show off her incredible talent. She had me tearing up from the moment she walked into the cemetery, and it only got worse from there! Kelly is an outstanding actress, and I am so proud to be her fan!) 

I have to admit that there is something I must give the writers props on, and that is that we got to see, throughout the entire episode, that Sam has put down and cultivated her own set of ROOTS in Port Charles. I love that the writers allowed Sam to be supported by so many, and not just her family – even though I adore Davis Girls scenes. Sam has lived and worked in this town for almost ten years! It would only make sense that there would be people who get her loss, and wanted to be there to support her! I thought the scenes between Spin and Sam were heartwarming and sweet. Spin telling Sam that he loved her and was sorry felt perfectly right, and made sense. Having Michael want to be there for Sam, and telling her that she would have been a great mother were touching and warm, and really reminded us that Michael would know, as Sam has been such a presence in Michael’s life. The scenes with Carly caught me completely off guard, and left me weeping! While Carly and Sam have never been BFF’s, I am glad the writers chose to show us that no matter what, they do share a connection. Sam needed all the support she could get, and deserved all the support she got, and more.

Because of his family and friends, Jason Morgan has among the strongest and far-reaching ROOTS of anyone in PC. He is connected in some way to just about every family, and everyone. However, as we heard him talking about those connections with Michael yesterday, one thing was quite clear: Jason has no deeper ROOTS than the ones connecting his heart to Sam’s. I will be the first to say what an ass Jason has been throughout this outrageous storyline, but I cannot ignore that Jason seems to be unable to thrive without his wife. I was so thankful for his conversation with Michael, because it was good for me to hear that Jason understands why Sam cannot let him back into her heart right now. It was also good to hear Michael being the voice of reason, and telling Jason what all of us would have been screaming at the TV had he not. Michael telling Jason that what Sam said, was not necessarily what she needed, was something I’ll be grateful to Michael for, for a long time! Perhaps hearing it from the first child Jason ever held was the secret to Jason finally putting his fears and his feelings aside for the woman whose heart is breaking over the child she believes she will never hold again. I am so glad that Jason finally got out of his own way and showed up for Sam. Had Jason let that opportunity pass him by, he would have regretted it forever. No matter how it turns out tomorrow, and no matter what Sam says out of her unimaginable pain and loss, it was crucial to the nurturing of their ROOTS as a couple that he be there during Sam’s darkest moments. She will never forget that he was present. No matter what.

I think it is part of the MAGIC that Steve and Kelly have not only created, but perfected, that Jason and Sam didn’t saw a single word to each other, and barely shared 10 seconds onscreen, and yet, so many of us were so deeply affected by what they did share! In those couple of screenshots, I read so much into what they were feeling: Love, Concern, Need, Fear of Losing Each Other, and again – LOVE. I know that there are still some hard to watch moments and several weeks of tough stuff that will try our patience and loyalty, but it was like a shot in the arm to be reminded by Sam and Jason themselves that they are deeply and totally in love! Thanks for the crumbs, Mr. Carlivati and Writing Team! I will take it!

You know, our love for Jason and Sam has served as the ROOTS of the wonderful relationships formed and nurtured here! It’s so important that we not turn our backs on the thing that brought us all together, and helped so many friendships BLOOM! Keep supporting our couple and their Love Story, even when things seem bleakest. Keep fighting to keep their Love Story going, because this chapter will finally give way to another – hopefully more blissful one. Just think of all the chapters we’ve already experienced together over the years! There have been some we hated along the way, but we must remember that we are working towards a Happily Ever After, and that rarely happens without conflict and angst along the way!

Hang In There – for JaSam and for GH!

Hopefully this will serve as inspiration: “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV7qhyJuepw Credit: jasamlova1028

We can do this! Together, we can do just about anything!

Love you all,

Angelique


A Tale Of Two Women

Good morning, GHers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s hang in there, JaSammers!

Love you all, 
Angelique 

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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. 🙂

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. 😛 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. 🙂 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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“It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy”

Good morning, GHers!

Forgive me for being MIA on Wednesday. We had a friend in crisis, and that took me away from my computer, and from all of you. But know that I missed you all.

It was a long night followed by a long day, but when I returned, I found confirmation in the mail (though I’d been told over the phone a week or so ago) that I am now officially RETIRED, with full benefits (and about 25 years before I ever thought I would be). Now, I can explore the other passions God has given me, (maybe I’ll finally write a book!) without worrying about helping to provide for my family. I am overwhelmed at how blessed I feel right now!

I am telling all of you before I even post it on Facebook for a reason. Having my accident was devastating. The surgeries that followed were a nightmare. The constant battle to try to get to a place where I could go back to teaching, my life’s passion, was disappointing and depressing. Through it all, while friends and family were back at work, doing their thing, not even realizing that I was losing myself and any sense of purpose, YOU GUYS WERE THERE.

I would not have made it to this day of celebration without you. It’s not just something sweet I want to say to all of you. It’s not something that I think. It is absolutely something that I know, and am certain of. Hearing back from you guys in those first days of this blog made me feel “connected” to the outside world again. It gave me something to look forward to. A real feeling of purpose in two years. From that, the friendships that we formed, and the love that I have come to feel for so many of you is The. One. Thing. That. Saved. Me. You will never really understand just how deep and heartfelt that sentiment is, but that’s okay. I just had to say it, and I just had to celebrate with you guys.

Thanks for the years of well wishes, prayers, finger crossing, kind words, encouragement, understanding, and support. I love you all so much, and I thank God for you every single day. I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

xoxox

Moving right along… 😉

That McBain is quite the sneaky cop, isn’t he? He’s got Sonny’s place bugged, and he’s getting more than he bargained for as Sonny pours his broken heart out to anyone who walks through the door. I was kinda hoping that Sonny would not dump that whole messy truth about finding Kate and Johnny in bed together (complete with sound effects) on Michael, bit who am I kidding. Sonny is nothing if not clueless about what’s appropriate to lay on your children. He’s been telling Michael way too much since he was about 5 years old! While Michael was lamenting the unfortunate end of his father’s birthday, John was reveling in the fact that Sonny was finally getting some of what he thinks Sonny deserves. In fact, it was John who said, “It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy.” I try to feel badly for Sonny here, but honestly, he went after Johnny in every way that hurt for a really long time, even after John showed some real kindness and restraint – especially concerning Sonny’s kids. Karma, apparently, is a blonde.

Carly and Connie have been simmering for weeks! It was only a matter of time before they totally forgot that they are supposed to be grown women, and more importantly – women, period. They went at each other like two guys brawling in a back alley. That was one crazy fight, and I shudder to think what it meant for business at the Metro Court when both of its owners are rolling around on the lobby floor, ripping each other’s hair out. Honestly, I couldn’t even pick a side. They both deserved an ass whooping – so “It Couldn’t Happen To Nicer Guys.”

Liz and Liv should really have left the sleuthing to the professionals. *yawn* It took them way too long to jump to conclusions, make assumptions, and basically waste each other’s and our time, only to end up calling the police anyway. Neither one of these two is someone I would want trying to save my ass if I was Steve, that’s for damn sure. And considering Liz’s track record, the same goes for Ewan. If Liz doesn’t get herself fired for breaking confidentiality laws by going through Ewan’s patient files, she and Liv may just get themselves killed for getting themselves stuck between A Psycho and A Double Crazy. Actually, now that I think of it,“It Couldn’t Happen To Nicer Girls.”

Johnny is on a collision course with disaster! No matter what he does, it seems to lead to trouble! Even when trying to be there for Starr, the young woman who just lost her family, he can’t help but say all the wrong things, or do all of the wrong things – like putting away his gun where desperation could reach it. *shakes head* John is dealing with a whole load of problems – from his decimated relationship with Carly, to trying to stay a step ahead of a murderous Sonny, to an illegal operation dealing with human organs. Add to that the fact that Starr has now gone after Sonny with Johnny’s gun, and John may as well turn himself in. I can think of a few people who might think “It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy.”

While some may have had a tough time with Jason and Sam having yet one more argument, I was actually okay with it. First and foremost, they were finally in the same space together. Second, and most importantly, they actually did more than just argue. Jason and Sam, though tough for us to watch, finally got some of the tough stuff said. Jason had to stop hiding behind his  jealousy and had to face the cold, hard truth out loud that (they think) Sam is carrying Franco’s baby. Sure, it’s hard for Jason to hear, but guess what, dammit? It’s even harder for Sam to say to herself every single day!  I was so proud of Sam for not apologizing anymore, not even for John McBain! She told Jason he couldn’t blame her for any of that, because he just kept showing up – and she had no control over any of it! *applause*

FINALLY! Sam has nothing to apologize for, and furthermore, she pointed out to Jason just how hypocritical he was being in that he was angry at Sam for talking to someone she barely knows, but he was talking to someone he has a history with. The look on Jason’s face when he heard it for himself was pretty damned satisfying. But, you know what was even more satisfying? Watching Sam point it out, and then hearing her move on to the fact that neither Liz nor John are the problem for her and Jason! *Shouting hallelujah!* I hope the haters lined up to have their butts handed to them, because for all of their talk about how insecure Sam is, I didn’t hear a shred of insecurity in her statement! Sam used Liz to make a point about how clueless Jason was about the double standards he was placing on Sam. That’s it. Sam was all about her and Jason and the issue they are facing – which is whether or not Jason can love the baby, and obviously he is struggling with the thought of it right now.

I give Jason (a smidgen) of credit for telling Sam that it’s not her fault, because even though she knows it, she needed to hear it from her husband. However, I really think Jason needs an (over)dose of reality. And his reality, as we already know, is that Jason “knows what his life is like without Sam, and he wants her in it.”  I think we saw that in the shock that caused him to let Sam’s hands drop when she said she was moving out. Those scenes reminded me so much of their painful conversation after their second kiss on December 9, 2004, where Sam was leaving because she felt she had no choice, and Jason just didn’t know how to ask her to stay. Back then, it was the unknown that made Jason feel he had no right to fight for Sam, and I felt that same uncertainty in him today. Jason would never want to purposely hurt Sam, and he sees that it hurts her when he can’t make her any promises about the baby, as hard as that is to believe. Just like back then, he thinks the least selfish thing to do is to not ask her to stay through the uncertainty, and while I HATE it, I have been a fan long enough to understand how he could slip back to being that kind of emotional chicken. There were other reminders of that first time Sam left as well. His not knowing what to do when she came down with her bag, his trying to come up with a different solution, it was all so familiar to me. When Sam walked over and picked up the dragon, and told him she still believed that they were stronger together, I felt a lump immediately form in my throat. When Jason asked, “Why leave?”, my lips trembled, because I know what it cost for him to ask that, when he thinks he is doing the right thing for Sam. But when Sam answered she was leaving because she needed him to believe that, the tears came. Believing is the key, and unless he can do that, she knows there’s no use in staying. (Just like in ’04 *tears*) I have to admit that the little things that went into this scene really did strike a tender chord with me: The fact that Sam took the dragon with her, and not the phoenix, was beautiful and meaningful. It shows that she still believes in Jason’s ability to be the protection she told Jason the baby needed. That says so much to us about her love and her faith in him, even when he has no faith in himself.

My JaSam-Loving heart heard all of the unspoken stuff loud and clear. Like when Sam walked past him to take her suitcase, and Jason put his hand on the handle, fighting the need to wrestle her for it. (Anyone remember Jason taking Sam’s hand off the elevator button?) Back in 2004, Jason let Sam go, even though it tore his heart out, and even though it made us want to throw him down the elevator shaft. Jason let her go today, too. The best parallel I see in all of this is that it didn’t take Jason long at all to realize the mistake he’d made. Not then; not today. Jason was left to suffer silently as he cried and held only the tiny phoenix in his hand, and reminisced about the sweet moments where they exchanged the perfect gifts. Those memories made Jason realize that Sam was, in fact, the one to “turn bad luck into good.” The pain in his eyes made me terribly sad as he stared at Sam’s (lovely) picture. But I had to admit that “It Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer Guy.” This hurt is exactly what Jason needs right now to help him see what was right in front of him all along: Together, he and Sam, the phoenix and the dragon, bring double happiness. 

Hang in there, beloved!

BELIEVE!

Angelique

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THE AVENGERS

Hola, GHers!

I hope your day is off to a great start!

So The Avengers came to town, huh? Hey, anything that gives me the chance to lay my eyes on that adorable Cameron is just cool beans! But I will let you in on a little secret. I love the word, AVENGER. In fact, I love the meaning of the word AVENGER.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines it like this:
1: one who takes vengeance for or on behalf of
2: one who exacts satisfaction for (a wrong) by punishing the wrongdoer

I love the word so much that when I was little, I would dream of growing up to be an AVENGER. Not the kind in the comic book series, though I am sure they are exciting and awesome and everything a comic  series should be. But the kind of AVENGER I wanted to be was different. I got bullied by our neighbors for the first few years of my life, and believe it or not, my chubba-wubba, tom-boy, rough n’ tumble little sister (I am not proud) would come out and do some crazy hulk thing, and chase all my tormentors away. At night, as I would lie in bed, my scrawny butt shaking for fear of what the next day would bring, I dreamed of growing up into a scary, strong, AVENGER with a death stare that would make all neighborhood bullies pee in their pants.

I got my wish, except for the strong part – the gym and I never really got along. 😉 Somewhere along the way, I realized that fear is in the eye of the beholder, and I never let anyone see fear in me again – unless it was their own. Even now, when my kids’ friends are in trouble, or being bullied by anyone, my kids come home to the AVENGER (NON)MANSION, and tell me all about it. I once cornered their school principal on the front lawn of the school, and ripped him a new one for teasing a student about his “skips”. I let him know in no uncertain terms that I would make sure he never made a child feel embarrassed again. When I noticed a commotion from the corner of my eye, I glanced towards the school to see the boy I was defending and his entire class standing on the benches in the hall, pasted against the plate glass windows, cheering and pumping their fists…and that was long before Jersey Shore. LOL.

It feels good to know that you are defending those who can’t do it for themselves; to be an AVENGER. Those of you who’ve been an avenger know what I am talking about, and I imagine many of you have been, just because I feel a connection with so many. I can hear it in your comments, and I can see it in your reactions to the story lines we’ve experienced together over the years we’ve been taking this journey via this vehicle. It makes me proud, and gives me hope for our soap, even when  it looks like it does right now.

More on that later, though.

For now, let me just point out that THE AVENGERS weren’t only on the big screen in Port Charles. They were everywhere; avenging someone who needed avenging.

Awww, Spinelli! As undeserving as Maxie has been of his love and loyalty, he is still spending his every waking moment trying to be THE AVENGER who comes to her rescue, gets her cleared of all charges, and gives her her life back! You’ve gotta love Spinelli’s willingness to hang in there when all Maxie wants to do is hang herself, and Matt is at the movies with Liz’s son. Spin is already the superhero to me!

Dante and Olivia obviously need to learn that “crazy bitch” doesn’t just mean that someone is acting like one of their crazy Falconeri Clan. In Heather’s case, “crazy bitch” means she’ll rip your world apart, and you’ll be lucky to find yourself still standing when she’s done, a la Jeff Webber, Diana Taylor, Edward Quartermaine, and lest we forget, Luke Spencer. Why Dante and Olivia are having that big, old, all-important conversation about Steve’s secrets within her earshot is beyond me, but I know one thing: Heather will be preparing to take on the role of THE AVENGER. Whom she will be avenging, or against who she will be seeking her vengeance, remains to be seen. But don’t take your eyes off her, or you may miss it.

It’s too bad these two Falconeris are embroiled in Steve Webber’s case, because there is one crazy Falconeri who could really use their help. Connie. Or is it Kate? Or Konnie? Frankly, I am having trouble keeping track, but the one thing I will tell you is that the only thing even keeping my eyes on that screen for this hot MESS of a JESS/TESS/BESS retelling is the fact that Kelly Sullivan has found a way to make me feel, if not sorry, for Kate, at least empathetic towards Connie for doing anything and everything she could to protect the refined, yet wimpy, Kate from becoming a victim of Sonny’s love again. I get why Connie needed to be THE AVENGER for Kate, I really do! Not that I agree with this newest sex scandal to hit Port Charles, but I get why Connie felt so desperate to sever all ties between Kate and Sonny permanently. She didn’t trust Kate to get it done. I give Ms. Sullivan props for being able to switch so much more seamlessly from when this story began between crass, cold-blooded, Connie, to the terrified, repentant Kate, in an instant. It’s pretty cool to watch – if not the story, at least her portrayal of both personalities.

I really HATE the fact that Johnny crossed the line he himself had drawn in the sand, and went against his very instincts. All that to take on the role of THE AVENGER, only to feel good about it for less time than it took to undress. Here, too, I totally get why John would need to avenge his sister’s-I mean mother’s – death, and even the hell Sonny gave her; I do. I just wish that we didn’t have to deal with one more time where a woman is victimized sexually only in an attempt to feed storyline. Why am I saying that she was victimized sexually when Connie nearly raped John herself? Because all you needed to do was take one look at John’s face when he had to break the news to the hysterical Kate that they had slept together, to know that John himself saw her as a victim. And if he sees her as the victim, it’s only natural that he (and thousands of others) will see him as the…

It makes me wonder if Frank Valentini didn’t tweet that Brandon Barash wasn’t going anywhere because he knew that in a few days, there may be those who cannot separate character from actor, who are demanding he be fired. (We’ve all seen that before) I really do hate how this went down, and it left a knot in the pit of my stomach that John, who really is a decent person, would have any part of this.

In contrast, I really LOVE that Carly was the collateral damage in this train wreck, only because for years, we have watched everyone else be the collateral damage of her own train wrecks, while she walks away unscathed. It did not surprise me one little bit that Carly made her way over to Sonny’s to play THE AVENGER for…herself. She is such a selfish bitch – it didn’t even occur to her to give Sonny some time to mourn getting another year older AND finding his girlfriend in bed with his worst enemy all on the same night. It makes me wish Sonny would roll Carly around on the floor towards the blazing fire that’s eating up his memories of Kate. Maybe her hairspray would catch on fire! 😉

Allow me to preface my next paragraph with this one true statement: I DETEST THE WAY JASAM’S STORY HAS BEEN WRITTEN SINCE THE LAST TIME THEY WERE AT THEIR CABIN, BONDING OVER THEIR THEN BABY BUMP. I think the writers gave up a golden opportunity to actually write a phenomenal, original – and therefore unrivaled, Baby storyline here. I honestly think that had they written this Baby Morgan without all the same, played-out Who’s The Daddy crap all over again, viewers might have fallen in love with the idea of a husband and a wife sharing the love, the natural  and spontaneous issues that come with every pregnancy, the roller-coasters of hormones and emotions, and the magic that comes from this once-in-a-lifetime experience. More than that, having Jason and Sam actually enjoy this pregnancy without all of this darkness surrounding it, would have been the one thing soaps fail to do 99% of the time, and would have made GH the trailblazer once again! *smdh* I cannot even remember the last time I enjoyed a soap baby’s arrival with the only cliffhanger being whether it would be a boy or a girl. What a missed opportunity!

That being said, I have to admit that I saw something in Wednesday’s scenes and heard something in the dialogue that gave me a rare moment of pause. I had to share it with you, and see what you all think. It occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, in his own, dark, twisted way, Ron Carlivati wrote himself as THE AVENGER in this story. Hear (read) me out before you think I am the crazy one here. When I think of all the times Jason and Liz have spoken over the past couple of years, I felt that there was always a play on words that would pacify one fanbase while infuriating another. While I still don’t think both fanbases were thrilled about Jason confiding in Liz, I did see a marked difference in these scenes. Liz wasn’t making references to their “connection”, or trying to tell Jason something covert without saying the words. Mostly, she was listening and telling him the only thing she could tell him, which was to talk to his wife, because OBVIOUSLY Jason is heartbroken and completely falling apart at the very thought that Sam is confiding in another man. Yes, you read that correctly. Jason, the one who should hang a freakin’ shingle outside his door identifying himself as a women’s therapist as he counsels every past lover he’s ever had, is upset because his wife is talking to A man. Singular. As I watched Jason coming apart as though he were the hormonal, pregnant one, and jumping to all kinds of conclusions about Sam not wanting him at her appt. with Kelly Lee, I realized that our Stone Cold – or shall I say this time – IRON MAN Jason Morgan, is terrified that he is losing his wife! Of course Liz had to lock down her whoremones! Even she could see that Jason is about a day away from crying like a girl over the thought of Sam turning to someone else to be her Captain America and save the world! I mean, go back and watch the scenes. Take note of how many times Jason, who deals in black and white, is stumbling blindly into gray areas of “What Ifs” regarding his fears about what Sam’s connection to John might really be. “She wasn’t alone. She was with him.” “If I hadn’t shown up at GH for that checkup, Sam might have had McBain beside her for the DNA test.”  And my personal favorite, “Sam and I should be talking about this together, working it out together, but she’s confiding in McBain, and that’s the problem.”  Fear is a funny thing – it makes Jason suddenly want to be a talker, when just earlier that day, he was telling Sam “talking wouldn’t change anything.”  And perhaps Jason forgets that until a couple of weeks ago, he was morphing into The Hulk every time anyone said or did anything to him that he couldn’t control. Maybe Sam just needed to let it all out without a fear of killing him or turning him into some creature with bulging veins! Jason couldn’t even see that he is upset at Sam for turning to someone for a listening ear, when he stormed off onto the roof and did the exact, same thing – with yet another one of his past lovers. If I wasn’t sure that he would survive because of his super-longevity like Thor, I might push him off the roof myself, Big Baby!  Perhaps Mr. Carlivati is avenging all of the times that Sam had to wait around, and walk away, and leave the room, while Jason “was there” for Carly or Robin or Courtney or Liz or Brenda. Perhaps the only way to do that was to give Jason a taste of his own nasty ass medicine!

It doesn’t mean he – or we – will like it, but who really likes medicine? Besides, if it’s being forced down our throats, there’s not much we can do, except make a whole lotta noise about how AWFUL it is, the way our kids do!

I also think that the writers are so intent on avenging Sam’s heartaches and hurts over the years, that they have also cast McBain to serve as THE AVENGER onscreen, a.k.a. Plot Point. Listening carefully to the dialogue of this story that sometimes makes me want to beg for mercy, I hear John McPain saying all of the things that, try as we might, we cannot ignore or deny. When Sam told John that Jason was furious that she opened up to him at the church, John answered, “Good, next time he won’t leave you there, crying.” For a minute, I thought I was in church, and cried, “Amen!” as if he had just preached gospel! We can’t shut off the truth in the fact that Jason has failed Sam here. This nightmare isn’t her fault. Franco is not on her. Being raped was not her choice. But loving Jason has always been her choice, and putting him first has always been her choice. So, if Jason has to be brought down by fear and insecurities in order to make him see just how piss poor he has filled the role of husband during this latest test, so be it. If Jason feels that he has to fight like hell for his wife, or lose her to someone who’s listening to, supporting and understanding her, then avenge away, McPain In My Butt! 

I just want to remind us all of something. In the past, there have been many times we have wished for Sam to have her own Carly to turn to, just so that Jason could get a feel for it. There were times where we ranted at the TV, angry that Jason lent an ear, or a shoulder, or the regrettably pink room, to one of his former concubines, while Sam was left to learn to live with it. The shoe is finally on the other foot, and class is in session for Jason! If we can enjoy NOTHING ELSE about Funeral Hospital these days, let THAT be it: The fact that Jason will finally have to be the one on the outside looking in. I hope that time on the outside chills him right down to his balls, and that he is paralyzed with fear at the thought of losing THE. BEST. THING. THAT. HAS. EVER. HAPPENED. TO. HIM. 

I still believe that even the our new fearless (of losing viewers) leaders know that the love story Jason and Sam share is so much of THE BEAUTY OF GH. Jason and Sam will triumph. They may tinkle and toy with them, but they’re not stupid. 

Why risk having to face the wrath of all of us?  THE AVENGERS OF TRUE LOVE!

Don’t wait to let them know exactly how this storyline, and all of the other tragedies happening in Port Charles make you feel! Let them know that you are fighting to keep GH alive, but there’s nothing we can do if they are intent on killing the very heart of the show!

SO, AVENGERS ASSEMBLE! And let them know we are #TeamJaSam!

“And there came a day, a day unlike any other, when Earth’s mightiest (SOAP) heroes were united against a common threat – CANCELLATION! On that day The Avengers were born — to fight foes no single hero could withstand!”

I believe in you, guys! And I can’t wait to bask with you all in the glow of being THE AVENGERS!

Fight fearlessly,

Angelique


BUSTED!

Wow…just like *that*, it’s another opportunity to TGIF, GHers!

This week seemed to fly by for me, but running around tends to make the days go by faster. 😉

Thanks for all the well wishes for Vanessa! It’s very kind of you, and I had her read all the comments and emails and fb comments. They made her smile, and of course, that made me smile. Her fever seems to finally be under control. It’s been hovering around 99 with meds, and that’s pretty good after the first couple of days. She was starting to act a little more like herself today, and I a finally breathing a sigh of relief.

I’ll tell you who’s not breathing a sigh of relief…all those in PC who happened to have one thing in common: they all got BUSTED!

While I do feel for Robin in that no mother should have to plan for her family’s life without her, but there are just some things I will never understand about her behavior. Asking Liz to step in was of course the first thing, but Robin not telling Mac or Maxie when she has told Jason and Matt is just completely wrong! I was so glad that Mac walked right into their conversation and BUSTED Robin for it! Of course, it was all the harder for Mac to hear since he was able to figure out that Robin knew about her viral load even back on the night of the bridge and never said a word. Mac has done right by Robin most of her life, especially in the absence of her parents. There is just no excuse for Robin doing so wrong by Mac.

Why do I have a feeling that Officer Padilla’s husband is about to get BUSTED for something much bigger than not being able to keep a job? The guy may be the first guy on a soap to give me the creeps without ever having laid my eyes on him. It just seems to me that Eddie isn’t the kind of guy his wife can count on. He never seems to have steady work. He never seems to be around to support his wife. And he stood her up in front of his new partner! What a scumbag! If he happens to be the one about to pounce on her in the alley, I am going to need Dante to bust a cap in his butt, like he did for Brenda’s scummy ex!

So, it’s official! Alexis is menopausal! Diane broke it to her with as little finesse and sympathy as possible, and Alexis had no choice but to embrace it; especially when Diane reminded her that it means she now has the freedom to have all the pregnancy-proof sex she wants now! (I’ll have to run that by all my menopausal family members!) Alexis didn’t seem as excited about that as Diane, but that didn’t mean Diane wasn’t going to keep trying to bring her over to the other side! She tried to sell Alexis on the idea of wild, passionate, abandoned SEX just as Mac walked up to them both. BUSTED! (I will admit – I loved the whole convo between those two -especially the reference to Sonny’s “might warriors” and the “Are you on crack?” question! LOL!)

It’s about damned time that Olivia put that some of the Bensonhurst Sass to good use! She has been watching Maggie move in on her turf, and her man for quite some time! I am so glad that she finally called her on it, but I am even happier that she called Steve on it at the end, too! This is not a one-sided game, and  it’s a matter of principle. No one of the opposite sex should be turning to your man for anything – not even a professional opinion, once you have BUSTED her playing tongue hockey with said man. Once that line has been crossed, the possibility of any relationship – professional, platonic, or otherwise gets crossed off the list. Maggie gets on my nerves anyway – I’m kinda glad Olivia stomped her back off her man. It just seems to me that Olivia is going to have to be stomping by the hospital more often. I’m not sure Maggie really got the message all too clearly. Let’s just hope those dizzy spells Olivia has been having don’t keep her from stomping anywhere.

I guess nothing makes a woman feel better about her new man worries than stopping by her former man’s place hoping for a little attention. Unfortunately for Liv, John had his own hockey game going with Carly. BUSTED! Carly might have a much tougher time convincing her employee she misses Jax now. Yet, correct me if I’m wrong, Carly didn’t really seem to care. I think Olivia seemed more bothered by the BUST than anyone else in the room. It must be because she’s a little disappointed to think she isn’t the only cougar whose purr got John’s attention.

Carly may be purring, but Sonny is on the prowl! I just knew Sonny would not be able to control his impulse to find out exactly what Kate was hiding, and I have to hand it to him – he didn’t leave any room for misunderstandings or games this time. Kate was BUSTED! Sonny was right about one thing – he didn’t get where he is today without being the suspicious, slightly paranoid man he is. OF COURSE he would find out where she was, and follow her so he could figure out what she was really up to. I don’t know how Kate thought she would get away with it so soon after a failed attempt. What a newbie! (no pun intended!) I am with Sonny – I had no idea what the hell Kate was talking about when Sonny was trying to get to the bottom of what she was doing in Chicago instead of Palm Beach, and who she was meeting with. All of that stuff about the cigarette in her bra, and wanting to call her mom left me scratching my head…imagine what it was like in Sonny’s head!

Being BUSTED is no fun! Not only is it inconvenient, it’s also sometimes shameful and painful to see what dishonesty does to the people who love you. After one is BUSTED, the long and painful process of picking up and trying to put back together the pieces of the tattered relationships begin. Sometimes, you just can’t find all the pieces, and the relationship is never made whole again.

We’ll just have to see which Port Charles relationships get put back together, and which ones are left shattered – not even worth the trouble of trying to piece it back together.

Either way, this is getting interesting…

Angelique

 


INFECTIOUS

Good morning, GHers!

The makers of Kleenex better pray that General Hospital stays on the air, because their sales will take a dip if it doesn’t! There is never a shortage of tears in Port Charles…they seem to be INFECTIOUS, like so many other things there!

Patrick just about breaks my heart. He is just trying so hard to keep it together and not lose it on the wife that may not have much time left with him and their daughter, but I will tell you that I don’t know how he does it. As I watched and listened to Patrick struggling to take it all in, I really wished that Robin could step away from it for a minute and hear what was really going on around her. I wished she could hear herself telling Patrick that she lied to him, trusted another man with her secret, planned out his and their daughter’s life without even their input, and then went to a mutual friend, and asked her to step in and take over her life, all because she basically wanted to control the how, when, and where they would finally deal with her disease. Patrick has totally  tried to make amends for the way he hurt his wife and their marriage, and I give him  lot of credit for extending such forgiveness and understanding towards his wife. I am not sure that if put in that situation, where my husband kept anything of importance from me, while sharing it with a woman from his past, regardless of the reasoning behind it, that I would be forgiving at all, much less THAT forgiving. I guess the on thing that is not INFECTIOUS is that kind of tolerance and forbearance. I hope that Robin truly realizes who her husband really is, and learns to respect him as such.

I am not sure when it happened, but Sonny Corinthos stopped being the mobster with the heart of gold, and has become rather heartless. By comparison, John Zacchara has taken over that role, truly and fully. While I totally get that Sonny considers John a mortal enemy, I don’t understand how Sonny could be so sold and callous towards someone whose loved one was murdered by his son, especially because of how gracious John has been towards Michael. Let’s face it, if John was half the bastard (no pun intended) that Sonny thinks him to be, Michael would have already been been a Zacchara soldier. Instead, John has refused to use Michael, and has even been such a gentleman as to refuse to use Michael’s mother, even though she so obviously wanted to be used. What does Sonny do with that? He callously goes over to John’s place, and taunts him about the fact that he’s a Soleito, not a Zacchara.  I thought that was more than enough to satisfy Sonny’s unhealthy hunger to hurt John, but, no. I will admit hat I wanted to be angry at Sonny for being so cruel, but dammit – that smile of his is so INFECTIOUS that I caught myself smiling when he did! (I know, I know – I am hanging my head in shame.) I just fail to see how John came to deserve such a ruthless attack, that Sonny would throw the fact that Claudia, a woman Sonny abused in every possible way but physically as John looked on, and who was murdered and disposed of like trash under Sonny’s orders, was really John’s mother. Did Sonny already forget the little boy in the closet back in Bensonhurst? Did he forget what happened to his mother, and how that has haunted him his entire life? I guess not, and that is why he used it to bring John to his knees. As if John wasn’t guilty enough that he didn’t protect his sister, he may just lose his mind now that he knows he failed to protect his mother. And not just the mother he was told about, but couldn’t remember, but the woman who protected him so ferociously, it bordered on bizarre.  It kind of turned my stomach that Sonny took so much pleasure in this, and it totally made me want to protect John, a la Olivia Falconeri! I hope Carly does “take care” of John, and then takes that much pleasure in telling Sonny just how much better John was. 😉

If only Anthony knew what was going on at home while he was completely focused on getting hitched. He may not be John’s father, but John is his grandson, and his blood. I think unlike John, Anthony would have blown Sonny’s head off on the spot. Instead, he was smiling away for the photographer, and making happy memories, Sonny and John the furthest things from his mind. I guess we should all be thankful for the Zacchara-Quartermaine Wedding, as at least there were some chuckles and merriment! Who’s with me on hoping that laughter will become INFECTIOUS among the residents of Port Charles?

Back at the hospital, Olivia better step up her game. It seems that Maggie is a little more INFECTIOUS than Olivia initially thought. Liv seems to have lost control of how much of Steve Maggie and their Memphis Memories have affected. If she leaves this condition untreated, Liv may find it’s too late, and she will lose the man she cares more about than she’s willing to admit – even to herself.

Also at the hospital, we were reminded of how INFECTIOUS Liz Webber can be. Like any infection, it seems she is on the warpath for any sign of weakness or vulnerability, so that she can attack and find a way in. Seeing Jason at the hospital, she first tried concern. When Jason failed to give her specifics, or turn to her for comfort, she turned to the only connection she and Jason ever really hadSECRETS. She asked Jason about Robin so that she could rally any of his susceptibilities to feeling helpless about his old friend, Robin. We’ve gotta hand it to her, Liz was obviously paying attention in class that day. When even that failed, Liz pulled out the one, ratty, old card she keeps in her scrubs pocket: Jake. Her watery mention of what a blessing it is to be a parent may have gotten Jason to utter the one word that she can sill cling to – their son’s name, but it failed to garner her a reason to cling to Jason again. She’s so pathetic! Sadly for Liz, TRUE LOVE seems to have boosted Jason’s immunity to her old tricks, because the minute his wife came into view, he proved he has built up quite a resistance when he walked away with barely a word! *snap*

Jason’s brain may still be misfiring, but his heart is shooting as straight, and as steady as I’ve ever seen. Jason has made quite the science of saying just the right things at just the right time to Sam since she broke the news of her pregnancy to him. He was an absolute rock in that exam room as they waited for Dr. Lee, handled the awkward questions so that Sam wouldn’t have to, and let Sam know that while he supported her, it was ultimately her decision for having the test or not. It reminded me of the last baby story Jason and Sam were involved in – you know, the one that brought them into each other’s orbits, and ultimately, brought them together. Jason seems to feed off of caring for the love of his life, and protecting her has the ability to fight off whatever else is ailing him. Somehow, that love Jason has for taking care of Sam is INFECTIOUS, and Sam in turn, takes great joy in taking care of. and protecting Jason, just like during her first pregnancy.

I loved that Jason was so concerned about Sam after the test (which, by the way, I still don’t understand) and wanted to make sure she was okay physically before leaving the hospital. More than that, I fell in love with Jason  even more when he took the time to make sure she was okay emotionally, too.

Jason telling Sam ,“No matter what happens, you have me. Nothing’s gonna change that,” especially within eavesdropping range, was pure matrimonial magic for me! 

Jason and Sam and their LOVE are INFECTIOUS. They wormed their way into our hearts, and make watching General Hospital worth the time, the effort, and the loyalty. They are the one thing I don’t ever want to be cured of! However, I wouldn’t mind a little laughter as medicine!

😉

Hang in there, JaSammers! We’ve gotten over the first Baby Bump!

Much Love,

Angelique

 

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REDEMPTION

TGIF, GHers!

As you read this, I am either trying to prepare for, or starting, a very important day. (The date was not my choice, by the way  -____- )

Please send happy, positive thoughts and prayers my way. I can use them ALL!

Thank you!

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Have you ever noticed how much of life goes by in search or REDEMPTION?

Whether it’s as simple as trying to make something up to our kids, or trying to make things right with someone we love, we spend a lot of time in the search for being redeemed in the eyes of those who matter to us most.

Our friends in Port Charles are no different.

I am not sure what it is that Dr. Steve Webber did, and then dragged Dr. Maggie Worth into back in Memphis, but it is obviously still tearing him up. I have been trying to figure out why in the world Steve would basically demand that Maggie come to PC, then treat her as if she is some kind of stalker, but I am going to guess that he brought her along in search of REDEMPTION. Perhaps Steve felt badly about hauling it out of Memphis, and leaving her behind to deal with the fallout alone. Or maybe he didn’t trust her to keep it together without him there to keep an eye on her. Whatever it is, he is obviously torn – and not just by what happened back in Memphis, but by the woman he met there, and the woman he met here.

Though Maggie seems to think Olivia could never offer Steve REDEMPTION, I am going to take a wild guess here and predict that at some point Olivia is going to make Steve work for that REDEMPTION like his life depends on it. I was actually shocked that Olivia was able to walk away from watching Dr. Worth suck face with her man, and then come back with a plan – as “mature” as it was and all. I must say that all I could think about as Olivia walked in and made out with Steve after having watched him make out with Maggie, were the number of germs that were swapped in that hospital environment, but I am a little OCD about things like that. Dr. Webber on the other hand, didn’t seem to mind at all. On a side note: I wonder if Scott Reeves realized that he licked his lips after kissing Olivia as if he had just finished a cupcake with lots of frosting. It made me giggle – both times I watched! 😉

Perhaps Liv was able to keep it together after realizing that her only other alternative was to be like Sonny and murder Maggie, and after spending some time with Sonny, murder may not have seemed as appealing. It’s nice to know that Sonny and Olivia can co-parent, especially after all they’ve been through, and as a bonus, they can laugh about what might have been. The dialogue was much lighter today, and Olivia’s mention of “a half-million hickeys and a grown baby” was not just funny – it was fun! So was Sonny laughing after telling Liv that she and Connie could have fought for him! And boy, have I missed that on GH! I also love the idea that hey are finally going to open up Sonny’s restaurant to the public! I miss the days when people dined at the Metro Court, or at Kelly’s. I love it when our favorite Port Charlesians run into each other and say hello. It’s what usually happens when you live in a small harbor town! It’s good to know someone remembered that! I give them points for finally putting all of Olivia’s pasta-making skills to some good use – such as coming up with menu items for the new “Fortunato’s,” Sonny’s next uber-expensive attempt at REDEMPTION. It totally makes sense that Sonny would turn to Liv for that! (I only wish he could have gotten right on the menus instead of calling Jason to nag him!)

I think that Haley Pullos has turned into quite the beauty! No need to ever SORAS her – she has morphed from annoying little sister to lovely young lady just like that! However, I would like Molly to know that both of my kids who are allowed to be on social networking sites also have me as a friend! Get a grip, Molly! 😉 I think it’s nice that we see some nice Davis Girls scenes (though they make me miss Lexi immensely), but is it me, or did it bother anyone else that the first time Alexis would make an attempt to reach out to Sam it would be for help with one of her other daughters, even though she hadn’t seen her since her wedding, and knows that she and Jason went though hell on their honeymoon? Alexis is in real need of REDEMPTION in my eyes, because her very unbalanced love and concern for her daughters makes me a bit angry!

Sam doesn’t even know it, but she has been looking for REDEMPTION ever since she was told by her husband that she was attacked. It’s a crazy thing to watch Sam and Jason each struggle with all the blame they respectively feel for what happened! How I wish I could sit both their asses down and tell them they are not allowed to leave the room until they have both honestly told each other how they feel, what their fears are, what they feel responsibility for, and then give each other what they most need – some nakedness and lovin’!  I mean, how much longer will we have to watch this painful struggle for the blame? I love that Sam, in her love for Jason made it very clear to him that she doesn’t blame him, or think it’s his fault, but oh how I wish Sam would look herself in the mirror and say the very same words to herself! If I know Sam as well as I think I do, she even blames herself for getting pregnant – possibly by the psycho who has tortured them, because she went through with the reconstructive surgery. I just want this nightmare to be over so that Sam can finally enjoy the miracle she’s been given, and so that she and Jason can finally embrace the one possibility they never really dared to hope for! Nothing redeems a shattered soul faster or more completely than the miracle of a new life you’ve helped create. Just the thought of Jason and Sam allowing themselves to plan for their life as parents makes me feel completely content!

Let’s move this along, Writers! PLEASE!

If John McBain really is coming to Port Charles to get rid of the Mob, (See how pragmatically I am dealing with the changes?) Jason could make a new career out of searching for REDEMPTION. He usually blames himself for everything and anything that goes wrong, and wants to be the one to make things right again. However, he has taken even that obsession to a whole new level as he blames himself for what happened to his beautiful wife. Looking back over the years, Jason’s larger-than-life love for Sam has always had the ability to consume when it comes to Sam being in danger. We saw it for the first time when he thought he’d lose her after losing the baby, and we saw it when he fought singlehandedly to prove her innocence when Faith kidnapped Sonny’s kids. We saw it during Manny’s reign of terror, during the train wreck, the virus, and we saw how nearly losing Sam made Jason lose his mind after she was shot. Even when they were apart, the thought of Sam being hurt because of him even made Jason unable to hear the fact that his lover at the time, Liz, had also been taken by The Text Message Killer. All he could focus on was that Diego had taken “her” to where he had dumped Alcazar’s body. So while throughout their history, Jason has never been able to deal with Sam being hurt, this time Jason sees the kind of hurt that doesn’t heal like a virus, or bumps and bruises, or even a gunshot wound. The kind of hurt Franco caused Sam this time is something that Jason knows Sam will carry with her always. That it changed her in ways that only he would know as her husband. Worst of all, Jason feels responsible for allowing Franco to live long enough to have hurt her, so the only thing that might even come close to REDEMPTION for Jason is to kill Franco. But coming close isn’t the same as the real thing. What was it I said redeems a shattered soul? Hmmm.

Never before has a baby been wanted as much as the baby we all want for Jason and Sam. Eight years has been a long, tortured road for us as fans. But I have to tell you, I have crossed over the line from simply wanting this baby for them, to really needing this baby for them. I need it as a fan who has patiently waited, and bravely watched as our favorite couple has been put through the ringer, only to be thrown right smack into the fire. ENOUGH! How about a reprieve? How about something positive to hold onto, instead of more pain and angst? Then GH will finally have earned their REDEMPTION from me. 😉 I know – just what they are all lying awake wondering about, right?

All kidding aside, I have given this whole PortView thing a whole lot of thought – being home trying to give my body time to get itself together will afford you that luxury every once in a while. Having had a day to absorb everything, and to get my pain under control, I think I can accept that The Beauty of GH may look a little different in the near future, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. You see, I imagine that Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini dealt with their own share of blaming themselves for One Life To Live getting canceled, even though we all know it was totally one of the worst mistakes ABC has made this century. I also imagine that they too, feel a need for some REDEMPTION from the fans, and not just the fans of OLTL, but the fans they are responsible to now – us fans of General Hospital. I want to believe that they want to come into PC and earn some of that REDEMPTION by making General Hospital the very best show it can be, or it will die with them trying. I also imagine that the opportunity to allow the loyalest of fans of Llanview to have their favorites live on, even for a little longer, was a gift they couldn’t pass up.

How can we not respect that? 

So, let’s give them some time. Let’s give them a chance. After all, it seems to be the only chance our beloved GH has.

I know that there was some confusion about the announcement being made that ABC had given up the 3 pm time slot to Couric, but that part of it was old news. There was an article printed that brought up the whole painful subject again, and even went on to say that it meant Couric was GH’s “last patient”, and it meant that GH was certainly cancelled. Until we hear those exact words: GH HAS BEEN CANCELLED, let’s keep hope alive. Let’s stay positive and determined to make liars out of those who thought Soaps are a thing of the past!

I believe in you guys! We can keep this glass half full!

Love you all,

Angelique

***FAREWELL, ONE LIFE TO LIVE***


LIKE A MAN

Good morning, GHers!

I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to give a very grateful shout-out to our friend, Darlene, (samjase) for giving #TeamPositive a much needed shot in the arm! Darlene shared the very exciting news in our comments section that Carly Phillips, romance writer extraordinary, and NY Times best-selling author, is a very devoted and loyal Daytime Fan! She loves General Hospital, as she loved All My Children and One Life To Live as well, and deserves our loyalty in return for hers. You see, she’s not only a Daytime Fan and a GH fan, she is a Jason and Sam fan as well! Check out her very exciting interview, where she refers to so many of the reasons we love Mr. & Mrs. Morgan!

http://books.usatoday.com/happyeverafter/post/2012-01-03/interview-carly-phillips-author-of-destiny/595798/1

What I loved most? She too, uses the term “in all soap history,” when referring to JaSam’s unique and incredible love story. Isn’t that the very sentiment shared by so many of us?

I know one thing for sure, my love for reading romance has just expanded to include contemporary romance! Barnes and Noble is on my list of places to go, as I must pick up some Carly Phillips reads for when everyone goes back to school and I am back to being solo! How could I not want to read her stuff when she so obviously “gets” real romance??? Jason and Sam are the genuine article.

Now if only she’d want to take a stab at writing for her favorite soap…. Imagine the story lines we’d get then!

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I am hoping that each of you will not only take the time to read the article, and share it with TPTB, and Kelly and Steve, via whatever avenue you choose…Twitter, email, phone calls, snail mail, etc., but that you will also take the time to check out Carly Phillips’s books as well! I know she made my day with that article! How about we make her day with a SOAP BOOST in sales? It’s all about passing on the excitement!

On to Port Charles…

One would think that with women as the target audience, we would get a little more in the way of women’s points of view, and a little less of men who need to man up. Right? That hasn’t been the case lately, and it kinda drives me nuts!

Take Steve. When he was trying to get Doc Maggie to join the ranks at GH, you’d think she was his worst nightmare. Even after her arrival, Steve seemed to be acting as though she was some burden that he’d be dragging around against his will. Which is why it threw me off a bit to see Steve so willing to join the fake stargazing “trend” by sharing a gurney with Maggie, especially so out in the open. I sensed a bit less tension between Steve and Maggie as they talked about  different times, before their shared mystery experience aged Steve, and I wonder what it was that changed even their relationship so drastically. However, I bet Olivia is even more curious as she walked off the elevator to see Maggie lying in her man’s arms. Something tells me that Steve is gonna get a Bensonhurst education on how to behave Like A Man who already has a woman!

I doubt that one of Robin’s symptoms of her failed HIV medication protocol is memory loss. Yet, she is acting as though she forgot that she and Jason made a deal about doing the right thing for their significant others. She seems to have also forgotten that she was basically harassing Jason about “being a man of his word.” Robin now knows from Patrick that Jason did go to the  hospital, and even stuck around for some tests relating to his missed follow-ups, and still, she has not said a work to Patrick about her truth. Patrick is a doctor. He’s familiar with her disease, and he knew what the risks were. He married Robin anyway, and has loved her well since. Secrets nearly destroyed them before. I cannot believe that Robin would allow secrets to cost her even a minute with her husband and daughter, especially when it appears her disease will cost her a future together. I want Robin to be a woman of her word, and tell Patrick the truth. She owes him the opportunity to take it Like A Man, who always knew this day could come, and never let it stop him from taking his first  chance on love with her.

I get that Michael is furious with Carly for her lies regarding Jax’s fake death, but if there is one thing Michael has known and loved Jason for his whole life, it’s being Carly’s friend-no matter what. How then could Michael expect Jason to learn of Carly’s secret, and then rat her out by sharing it with whomever he chose? Besides, if Michael would only take the time to hear Jason out, he would realize that Jason found out from Carly while in Hawaii, right before Franco blew up Jason and Sam’s honeymoon. Surely, Michael couldn’t expect Jason to have Jax on the brain when he and Sam are both consumed by Franco’s attack! Seeing Michael prepare to self-destruct just reminds me that he is still as out of control as when he was five and would run away, or seven and try to run his father’s sordid love life like a mini-mobster. I say let Michael join the Zaccharas, and when the consequences of that choice are breathing down his neck…let him handle those too. Like a man.

It really is no wonder that Carly, Alexis, and Olivia have all had to ream Sonny out when it comes to his parenting skills. Sonny acts as though he has Parenting A.D.D. Whenever Sonny’s kids are in need of a stable, wise influence, Sonny either loses it, or loses himself in a relationship. It made me roll my eyes a bit when Kate’s advice to Sonny was to be consistent with Michael, because if there is one thing we know about Sonny as a dad, it’s that he’s consistent ONLY at being INconsistent. Sonny knows that Michael is torn up, lashing out, and fighting back anyone who wants to help him stay on track right now. All he can focus on, as usual, is taking his place in the family business. Meaning that Sonny’s only business right now is staying close to Michael, whether he wants Sonny there or not. Sonny should be lurking in the shadows, trailing him by half a step, and staying within hearing distance, the way Jason has done so often for Michael. Had Sonny done that, he would know that as he is at the Metro Court cozying up to Kate and making plans for dinner tomorrow, John Zacchara is about to give Michael everything he wants. Sonny needs to stop acting like a boy in love, and start acting Like A Man who will be there for his son.

Jason Morgan is a man in turmoil. He’s struggling with some unknown brain condition causing him uncontrollable bouts of rage. His honeymoon was hijacked by a maniac, and his wife was seemingly raped. Said maniac continues to taunt and torture Jason, all the while remaining out of his reach, and to top it all off, Jason’s obsession may have been the reason Jason ran his nephew off the road. As if all of that wasn’t already more than one person should have to handle, Michael has now unceremoniously shoved Jason out of his life. It’s enough to drive a man right over the edge, and perhaps it all would have if Jason didn’t have the anchor that he has in his wife, Sam. She has carried her own burden of pain, so that it didn’t make Jason’s burden heavier. She has stayed put when everything we know about Sam tells us she probably wanted to run far away from the pain of what she was told happened, but can’t remember. Everything Sam has fought so hard to do, from standing by his side even when he seems impenetrable, to reaching out to hold onto him when the last thing she wanted was physical contact, has kept Jason from falling off that edge, and has kept him within the reach of her all-powerful love. Now all Jason needs to do is start living Like A Man who has the love of a Phoenix. He needs to actually believe that she can turn bad luck into good, and that she truly does harvest luck, success, and prosperity, and together they can and will attain all three in their marriage.

The lovely Samantha Morgan has had her own lot of pain, preoccupations and worries, now confounded by the realization that her period is late and she may be pregnant. However, she once again has done the one thing that makes her different than any soap heroine I’ve ever known. She resists the urge to collapse from the pressure, takes a deep breath, she pulls herself up to her full height of whatever her stilettos allow her to be in that moment, and she takes flight to save her Dragon, even if right now, it’s only from himself. There is no lying back down on that bed for our Sleeping Beauty, awaiting a prince to come and save her from her nightmares. No, our favorite fictional character hears the cry of her lover in need, drops her pee stick still in the bag, and takes off to ride to his rescue…just Like A Man would have done if this was still 1981 Daytime.

It’s the reason I love them so much. It’s the reason we are all so invested in this Love Story that only exists on our screens for a tiny part of an hour. It’s the reason that every single one of us should be making sure that those in charge of the mighty pens over at GH know exactly what Jason and Sam’s draw really is. What their Magic makes happen in our days so that for an hour a day, we are poised and ready to catch even three minutes of what they bring to our afternoons. If ever there was a way to have an impact on our couple, it would be to let TPTB know just how huge an impact their love story has had on us…right now, not after they’re taken in new and unknown directions.

I am a firm believer that there is a time for everything, even in the art of being a soap watcher. There is a time to watch and wait, and there is a time to watch out and act. It is time for watching out for our favorite couple, and it is time to act on their behalf… NOW.

Let’s be proactive in our fight to keep the strongest, most in love couple “in all soap history” going strong. Remind GH that alone they bring happiness to us as viewers, but together, they bring Double Happiness. 

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Much love,

Angelique

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“There’s Nothing Worse”…

Good morning, GHers.

I am thinking that the best thing that I can do for Port Charles General Hospital is to give them my therapist’s number. Business would be booming if they had someone on staff to help all of these Port Charles residents deal with all of the emotional turmoil they’re going through!

I am not sure that I could find anyone in Port Charles right now that wouldn’t benefit from some one-on-one time with a mental health professional – and I do mean anyone!

I mean even poor little Emma is displaying signs of acting out, according to Dr. Maggie! Is no one safe from the darkness? The scary thing is that this is Emma acting out, even before she has to deal with whatever is going on with her mother! Dear Lord, what will become of Emma then? I mean, this thing that Robin is dealing with – with Stone – is really beginning to worry me. It was already sounding ominous, and hearing Robin sound hopeless only made it worse. But hearing Robin talk to Mac about wanting to see him have something good in his life other than work, before she dies, not only brought tears to my eyes, it immediately made me feel as hopeless as Robin! I mean, really…“There’s Nothing Worse” than when you start to think about things you won’t get to see or experience if death were to darken your door sooner, rather than later. Sure, like Mac, we’ve all known all these years that Robin is living with HIV, but also like Mac, we’ve been lulled into this false sense of security that Robin was going to stay ahead of this deadly disease for many years to come. Hearing her talk about death as if it were around the corner gave me the chills. I know just how Mac felt, because I would not be able to say goodbye to Robin either. *tears* Whatever it is that Robin is dealing with, I am just hoping that it isn’t as hopeless as it seemed.

Lucky is spending a lot of time in that hospital since his return to Port Charles; too bad it isn’t with the right professional. Lucky has had a tough time of it lately. He got a letter from his dead wife, flew across the pond in order to get another message from her, ended up getting a message that”rocked” his world from Jake about Aiden, needed to phone home and ask his father,the person responsible for killing his son with his car to put his youngest son in his car and rush him to the ER, only to get there to find out the message in stones may have saved his baby boy’s life, and to top it all off – the dr.’s name has a connection to the churchyard where it all went down – St. Margaret’s. If all of that doesn’t sound crazy to you… I imagine that this is the very reason Ethan is so concerned for his brother. “There’s Nothing Worse” than knowing that your loved one is trying like hell to stay clean, yet everything in his life is a perfect excuse for self-medicating. And just wait until Liz starts projecting the “glimpses of her future” onto Lucky. Someone page the shrink. STAT.

Dr. Webber is reeling after getting a glimpse of his future in the shape of a box with a pregnancy test in it. Finally, Steve tells Olivia that he “knows” she’s pregnant, and finally, Olivia has figured out why Steve hasn’t been able to look her in the eye, and why he’s been acting so freaked out! Olivia assured Steve that she’s not pregnant (though I never saw her take the test) and then backpedals to ask him if finding out that she was pregnant would have been so bad. Someone should tell Steve that “There’s Nothing Worse” than freaking out about the thought of becoming a father when there’s still a very real possibility that he could be. Somehow, I think Steve just failed a test he didn’t even know he was taking.

Is John aware that even manly men become codependents? Sure, it’s a nice thing that Jay-Z II is willing to pay his strippers “hazard pay”, but it would be a nicer thing if John stopped surrounding himself with women he thinks he can save, even if by providing them with a way to make a living at his strip club. *rolling eyes* John said himself that sometimes being the nice guy willing to help comes back to bite one in the ass, but it seems to me that he may not be hearing himself. John continues towing the line with Abby, and I don’t think that can end well. He has already pushed a couple of Sonny’s buttons by flirting and making out with Carly, but for John to move on to messing with Michael’s chick? “There’s Nothing Worse” than drawing that much of the Corinthos’ attention to himself. Well, there is one thing that could be worse, but must we really discuss another murder?

Carly has an amazing gift for having the worst possible timing when it comes to putting more on Jason’s already overburdened shoulders. My goodness! She just never fails to hit Jason where it hurts, and leave him reeling when he is already off-balance. Carly has no idea what Jason and Sam are dealing with. She has no idea that once again, Franco has used Josslyn as the diversion while his target all along has been Jason’s heart. While Carly is going on and on about Franco’s strategy, Jason shares a stunningly honest, yet heartbreakingly sad, truth: “There’s Nothing Worse” than what Franco has already done to him, because there’s nothing that could hurt Jason worse than hurting his wife.

Jason has seen that hurting Sam in this way, by violating her, even if only in her imagination, has left her broken in a way that he has no idea how to put back together. Sam, the brave, resilient, hard-knock life survivor has just taken the hardest knock of her life, and there are pieces of her that I don’t think Jason could even find, much less put back together at this point. Jason, the great “fixer” can’t fix this. Apparently, Jason and Sam agree on that, even if they wish for it to be different, for it to be “simple again.” The awful truth is that “There’s Nothing Worse” than feeling the need to be alone, when there was once a time that feeling alone was a curse, the way it was for Sam.

I know that many are confused and angered by Sam’s apparent disregard for her safety, but honestly I just don’t think people understand that for Sam, she is  TRULY convinced “There’s Nothing Worse” than what Franco has done to her. The scary thing here is that for a lot of victims, living with this kind of trauma may actually be harder to deal with than the thought of being murdered. I know it sounds unbelievable, but believe it or not, living with the effects of a sexual attack is more than some women can take. I see Sam’s blind drive as a sign that she needs to shut out the silence of what she can’t remember with real, adrenaline-pumping danger (even if it seems senseless and reckless),  just so that she can feel that she’s in charge of it – so unlike this “attack” that’s left her and Jason frozen.

Sam and Jason are both fighting to keep from losing it, and from losing each other among the madness. I think we’re going to have to love them through the choices they make in that fight, and trust that in the end, it’s the fighters who never stop fighting who usually come out victorious. To quote Garin Wolf, we can rant and rave. We can even scream and curse like sailors from the top of our lungs, but the one thing we can’t do is turn and walk away… Jason and Sam need us in their corner.

Steve and Kelly need us in their corner. 

In fact, GH needs us in their corner.

I’m in. Are you?

Angelique

 


DAMAGED

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

I’m just getting caught up on GH after a CRAZY, Chock-Full Of Family Week, so I’ll be blogging about Monday and Tuesday today. I guess I should be thankful that ONE DAY in Port Charles sometimes plays out over WEEKS, or I may have missed something. 😉

So…

It seems to me that Port Charles’ couples are all suffering from the same ailment. They are all DAMAGED.

Damage is a serious thing.  Whether it’s physical or emotional, once there is damage, there needs to be some repair in order to keep it together, or the damage becomes deterioration, and deterioration becomes destruction. It’s a sad cycle, and I am starting to think that the odds of all of these couples repairing the damage plaguing their relationships are pretty low. It may sound a little cliché, but when it comes to LOVE in Port Charles, ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE.

Sonny and Kate have grown on me, and I will tell you why. Maurice Benard was meant to play the dimple-wearing, mobster with a heart of gold, that is more likely to kill you softly with his lovemaking, than with a bullet. He does it so well! As much as I loved Sonny and Brenda once upon a time, Maurice was just not meant to play that sulking, begging, lost puppy character he became during that whole fiasco of a return. This Sonny, the one who has the tough-as-nails NuKate off her game, and questioning everything she thought she had decided about her relationship with Sonny the last time around, is the Sonny I love to watch! I love the gift-sending, hotel-reservation-making, slay-you-with-that-smile Sonny Corinthos! Therefore, every scene  he’s in can draw me in now, and I have even found myself smiling right back at him. That’s a good thing! Kate is right when she said that as much as Sonny has accomplished, as much as he has overcome, and as much as he has become the man wielding the control, instead of the little boy cowering front hat control, he is still a DAMAGED little boy deep down. Until Sonny allows that little boy the chance to realize that his memories of Deek have been like shadows – that they are only that huge until you step right into them, he is always going to be cowering, even if he won’t admit it. I think Kate has the right idea. Sonny needs to go back to that brownstone, march up those stairs, find that closet, and face his demons. Then maybe control won’t be the one thing Sonny will always choose before anything and anyone else. Will that undo the damage that’s been done between Sonny and Kate over the years? Don’t know. But it’s certainly worth a shot, and as long as Maurice is that much fabulosity to enjoy on my screen – I hope the writers give it their all!

Dante and Lulu have been having issues all along, haven’t they? Lulu has her own childhood issues to deal with, thanks to dear, old Dad, and when you add all of the secrets they’ve kept from each other along the way have led their relationship down a slippery and deceptive road that’s left them DAMAGED. Now it seems that Lulu’s fears have her rethinking the life Dante is asking her to share with him, and Dante is nothing if not a cop, so what will give? Does it help that this time it’s Lulu keeping a secret? Nope. Instead of opening up about what she’s struggling with, Lulu is turning to the bottle, in true Spencer fashion. I wish I could give her my therapist’s number, or the number of any therapist in Port Charles, but since I think they have all taken down their shingles and left town, I guess Lulu will just have to keep leaning on the bottle. Will that bottle be instrumental in repairing some of the damage that’s been done between Dante and Lulu? Not likely, but I am sure we’ll be drinking by the time they figure it out.

😉

Carly and Shawn have barely gotten started, but Carly’s mouth is sure to DAMAGE every single step forward they take. Is it possible to find a drug that would shut down her thoughts, and thereby shut her mouth? My goodness. The only time poor Shawn was able to get in a word or two, was when she was stuffing her face, and with Thanksgiving behind us, poor Shawn. Carly has never been able to control what comes flying out of her mouth, and considering that Shawn already has PTSD, I am thinking that she need not damage him any further!

I’m not sure why I like Steve and Olivia, but I kinda do. Maybe it’s just that they’re the only chance we get at Sex In The City by the Bay these days. 🙂 Or maybe, just maybe, it’s the fact that they smile and laugh, and have some fun. I really do enjoy that in the middle of my afternoon. Go figure. Yet, with all that fun, Steve and Olivia are facing a new challenge, and it’s one that’s gonna give Ms. Bensonhurst a run for her money, it seems. Dr. Maggie Worth has stepped up her game when it comes to getting and keeping Steve’s attention…and who knew she’d do it with  seem corn bread she didn’t even make herself? If I were Liv, I’d keep an eye on her, but the other on Steve. He is hiding something, and I would bet my bottom dollar that he’s hiding the DAMAGE that his past relationship with Maggie caused. The thing about damage that you carry with you is that it tends to pop open like a shampoo bottle on your carry-on, and it ends up getting on everything new. We’ll just have to see how this turns out for Steve and Olivia, but I have a sneaking suspicion that it’s gonna get messy.

I really, really miss our Maxie. Kirsten Storms is the only Maxie for me now. In fact, every time I watch the NuMaxie, I seem to think I am watching another new character. My husband asked me the other day who she was, and for a second, I couldn’t even remember her name! Why? Because no matter what her temporary paycheck reads, she is NOT MAXIE! I will, however, say that I do like the actress – and while she is playing that chick sleeping with Matt Hunter, I think they may even have a spark that’s all their own. I do love the way the writers are teasing us with Maxie’s big confession about having done something terrible, but her confession was not about murder, but about faking an engagement for her interview. LOL. Matt, sneaking out and whispering something about Maxie “not needing to know anything” about what he was doing, was not so funny. A secret like one where he may have murdered Lisa would cause DAMAGE that Matt and Maxie aren’t equipped to handle. As much as she enjoys role-playing, I would think Maxie had enough of playing that game with the murderous psychopath, Franco.

Speaking of Lisa, she may be gone, but the DAMAGE she inflicted on the Doctors Scorpio is certainly her legacy. Robin and Patrick are feeling haunted instead of thankful, and it’s not just that they are confused about their holidays! Lisa has ruined their lives…AGAIN! Of course Patrick is feeling guilty and totally to blame! He is the one who brought that crazy bitch into their lives, and then into their marriage! I rarely feel bad for cheaters, considering my dad taught me all I needed to know about them, but really, I feel kinda bad for Patrick. He has certainly paid the piper here! This was Fatal Attraction Gone Wild!  If only we could go back and undo the damage that we bring into the loves we share with those we love, but we just can’t. And while Patrick may not have ever imagined that Lisa would turn out to be a sociopath, that is the lesson for everyone who ever thought of cheating! You NEVER know! As for Robin, while I know that Lisa took her toll on her, there is something else at play here. When I saw Robin digging out the picture of Stone, and then going off to the bridge to “talk to” Stone, I thought, “Oh boy. This is not good.” Robin sounded almost hopeless, and that’s not usually Robin. I would hate to think that she has lived this long with HIV, only to have to face a harsher reality, and real DAMAGE from the virus now. (I know that Kim is leaving the show, but I am hoping she doesn’t break my heart to do it. )

Seeing Jason and Sam in their bedroom – together – was exactly what I needed in order to have my GH world righted again. With everything that they’ve been going through, and with all of the distance between them because of it, I just needed to know that the “time” Sam needed didn’t move her out of the room where they shared their nights. That kind of distance would be hard to bridge. It’s hard, so very hard, to watch Jason and Sam trying to deal with this heartbreak and pain, but at least they are trying. Franco has left them DAMAGED, seemingly beyond repair, but Jason and Sam are the very epitome of STRENGTH.

And didn’t I say that ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE?

This is what I am seeing with Jason and Sam. You may see something different…I’d love to hear it.

Jason is carrying around the guilt that once again, his life has hurt the one woman he was willing to risk it all for. On top of that, and I don’t think we can overlook this, Jason recently had brain surgery, and as we all know surgery is traumatic, especially to the brain. While Jason is adamant that he’s angry, and with good reason, I think Sam is right. This new anger, the out-of-control, out-of-the-blue, rage that he’s been displaying more and more is reason for concern, and reason for her to ask about his check-up again…and again. This is the worst possible time for Jason to be dealing with anything physical, especially with all of the emotional hell he and Sam are dealing with, but Life rarely gives us a choice on these matters. I think he needs to be seen. And soon.

As for Sam, I know that she must want to run for the harbor and jump onto a ship and sail away into quietude whenever she feels that storm raging inside Jason coming her way. And who wouldn’t? Sam has no memory of what happened when Franco carried her out of that shower, into Jason’s line of vision, and onto that bed. Yet, all she has to do is close her eyes, and she can almost see it all play out for herself, because her imagination is just as brutal as Franco’s. Dealing with that is hard enough, but having to see the man you love dealing with actually living it? It’s too much! Yet there’s more. No matter how much Jason takes the blame for what happened to her, Sam still feels responsible for unleashing that storm inside of Jason, and no matter how many times Jason reminds her that they were both drugged, Sam will carry the blame for “letting it happen” for a long time, or at least until she finds out that nothing did happen. (Yes, I’m still hoping)

Still, I find it so telling that no matter what Jason and Sam are going through on their own, they still love each other so much more, that they will drag themselves over the line of their comfort zones to try to be what the other needs.

We saw that in that Jason tried to do the Quartermaine Family Thanksgiving, and in that he is fighting himself when all he wants to do is hold her, because he knows that she’s not ready for that kind of contact.

And we see it in that though Sam would much rather be alone on the couch with the covers pulled up over her head, she is in the bedroom she shares with Jason, and when he needs to know that he is not alone in this hell Franco left behind, Sam fights herself to reach out and touch him, even when it hurts her.

So, are Jason and Sam DAMAGED?

Undeniably yes.

Absolutely so.

But if any ONE thing can repair the damage that’s been done to two people, they already have it. It’s already at work, and it’s already working.

That ONE THING is LOVE.

Pure and unconditional.

Brave and heroic.

Determined and strong.

And most importantly: ALIVE AND WELL.

Franco may have damaged their peace of mind, and he may have damaged their honeymoon phase, but he could not damage the LOVE that Jason and Sam have, and have always had, for one another.

That Love is what will bring them through this, just like it’s brought them through everything else. When we stop and look back at the journey that Jason and Sam have taken because of Love, how can we think – even for a minute – that the Love that got them through losing a baby, memory loss, brain surgery, a deadly virus, gunshots, kidnappings, bombs, serial killers, toxic balls, and every Manny, Jerry, and The Balkan that has come at them, would let them down this time? Would let US down this time?

No way. Jason and Sam and their Love will be the difference between those who are destroyed by the DAMAGE, and those who are made stronger by it.

Believe it…

I do.

Angelique

 

 

 

 

 


ARE THEY JUST TRYING TO YANK MY CHAIN?

Hey there, GHers!

I couldn’t watch GH today, but I caught up on Youtube, and I’ve gotta admit; I am feeling a little bit suspicious like Kate.

After sitting through the show, I had the same thought: “Are They Just Trying To Yank My Chain?”

I mean how else could I explain the stuff onscreen?

I mean…

What the heck was going on between Sonny and Luke? I have watched this show long enough that to know Sonny and Luke have had plenty more to be pissed with each other over than Sonny lending out his warehouse for the intervention staged by Luke’s kids. Does anyone else remember when Luke helped Faith Roscoe escape prison, and she ended up using the opportunity to kidnap all three of Sonny’s children? Sonny was going to have Luke fitted with cement shoes! Yet, their friendship won out. And not that long ago, Luke killed Sonny’s best friend’s son. Ran him over, and left him on the road like road kill. Am I supposed to believe that Luke is really at Sonny’s trying to pick a fight over the intervention? Talking down to him, jumping on his heavily-medicated nerves, and throwing his long line of failed relationships in his face? Come on! Are they just trying to yank my chain? 

You know, in trying to be fair, I actually spent some time trying to remember some quality time that Auntie Lulu has spent with Cameron or Aiden recently – while they were awake. *scratches head* I came up empty. But okay, even if I got past that, why do I feel as though I keep listening to the same argument between Lulu and Dante over and over and over again? Lulu nags, Dante begs, and round and round they go. Lulu won’t wear the ring, Dante won’t stop asking, and it’s the same conversation by a different script writer yet again. Are they just trying to yank my chain? Stop the madness! Lulu needs to decide whether or not she wants to marry Dante and be a cop’s wife, and Dante needs to decide if he really wants to be a cop…full-time, and not just when he needs to prove his father, or mother, innocent, or only when Lulu feels he can be a cop. *rolling my eyes*

If only Lucky weren’t falling asleep at all the wrong times, he may have already heard that the trip to Ireland was apparently part of Siobhan’s last revenge on her husband for treating her so poorly, because she wanted him to go all the way to Ireland so that she and “Jake” could tell him to go all the way back home, and fast. Are they just trying to yank my chain? You mean to tell me that I have to keep my own eyes open during this sleep-inducing, poorly lit storyline, and Lucky didn’t even get to see or hear the messages from beyond while awake? He could’ve stayed home and dreamed this shit!

Patrick and Robin seem to have a problem, and it’s not one I see a solution for anywhere on the horizon. Patrick and Robin are just plain awful at trying to appear innocent when they are both struggling with guilt. Not only are they talking out loud about the fact that Robin may have not only been the last one to see Lisa alive, but the one that may have murdered her, they have even managed to convince Uncle Mac that Robin is a suspect. Might I add that Robin is just about the worst suspect ever? Who else decided to recall the possible murder weapon at the exact moment they are being questioned? Ugh. Are they just trying to yank my chain? Robin is a freakin’ Scorpio for cryin’ out loud! Why is she so awful at this?

Maybe Steve could offer Robin a lesson or two on keeping a poker face…and a secret. For months, Olivia has been trying to get Steve to open up about his life back in Memphis. She’s employed sex, barbecue ribs, and a stripper pole, all to no avail. Whenever the subject came up, Steve either shut down, or took her down. Either way, his secret remained safe. That was until Maggie showed up, and basically blew Steve’s secret right out of the water. Of course Olivia figured it all out, and just wanted confirmation that Steve and Maggie were more than co-workers. I guess the question is…how much more? Are they just trying to yank my chain?  Because two years ago, almost to the date, we had another blond doctor show up out of the blue, and she was way more to a doctor on staff, too. Couldn’t they at least have found an actress with red hair now that Siobhan is gone? I can’t keep up with all of the blondes in Port Charles!

Did kissing Carly prove to make Jax’s incredible penchant for being involved with all of Sonny’s women contagious? Why is John suddenly trying to kick it to Kate? I know John has a thing for cougars, (Olivia, Skye, Carly) but can he stick to one at a time, and one not presently in a relationship with Sonny? Just seeing John with Carly seemed to get Sonny all hot and bothered, couldn’t that be enough for John? Was there really a need to put Kate on his radar? Are they just trying to yank my chain? I mean, why bother? Add to that that I have a very strange feeling about Kate, and the secret she’s keeping, and I just need John to stay way from her.

I have to be honest. after the weeks of tweets, talk, and dozens of taunting comments I received from the idiots who still just don’t get that I will never allow their nastiness to be published on my site, I really was dreading the Liz and Jason scenes. I thought for sure that they would make me want to scream or curse like a sailor. I thought for sure that I would see them and think Are they just trying to yank my chain?

But…nothing. Nada. Not only were the scenes very obviously (and poorly) contrived, they didn’t even provoke enough of a reaction out of me to take to Twitter. I watched Liz cling, and ask Jason not to leave her, and tell him she had no one else, and talk about Jake as if he were still alive, and make Matt jealous, making him realize that she may be more than someone with whom to make Maxie jealous. Then I realized that my mind had wandered to whether or not I had put fabric softener in at the beginning of the cycle, and had to rewind, just so that I could have an opinion about the scenes. The things I do for you, my friends, but so bored was I that I didn’t even catch it the first time. 😉 Here’s my opinion. You’ll find it really hasn’t changed. First, Jason was at the hospital for a check-up, not to see Liz. Jason reacted to Liz calling out for Jake when Monica told him, and even though Liz never treated him as Jake’s dad unless it was to her advantage, Jason does respect the fact that she was Jake’s mother. He went to check on Jake’s mother, because that is who he is. Second, Jason was trying to help keep her calm during her hysteria, but it was very clear to me that’s all it was for him. I know that Liz made it sound as though he was her lifeline, but just weeks ago, it was Lucky, and in a few, it’ll be the mystery doc. When Jason left the room, he left it resolutely. There were no teary eyes, or looks backward, or even another word. He’d done what he meant to do, which was help Jake’s mother when she needed it. End of (random) story.

I thought the bigger story was in what happened after Jason left the room. During his conversation with Monica, she could tell that something is weighing heavily on him. She offered her help, and a listening ear, and while Jason showed his appreciation for her concern with a hug, he is still worried sick over his wife, Sam. He is also obsessed with finding Franco so that he could give Sam the one thing they both seem to think will help them: Making Franco pay.

While Jason stood in the hallway after Monica left, he didn’t even glance towards that chick’s room again. Instead, he pulled out that pamphlet he had grabbed on Surviving Sexual Abuse and Rape, and it was clear to see that his heart is breaking for the woman he loves – the woman he married. For those who don’t understand why Jason wasn’t back at the penthouse, we cannot forget that Sam was adamant about needing to be alone. While in Hawaii, Sam was focused on holding in all of the conflicting feelings she was having since finding out about what Franco had done, for fear that if she couldn’t hold those feelings in, she would fall apart herself. She was desperate for some time alone to cry, scream, throw things, and just allow herself to feel all of those scary feelings. One of the things we love most about Sam is that she prides herself on being a survivor, on being brave and strong. It’s not easy for someone like that to allow herself to break down. Trust me, or ask my therapist. And if we think it’s hard even for Sam to break down, imagine how much harder it would be for her to break down in front of Jason. I love that Jason is respecting what Sam said she needed, even if he has to fight himself to do it. Yes, he was there to hold her together when she fell apart in the shower, but we all saw how quickly Sam shut that part of herself down and went right into “coping”. Jason felt her pulling away the minute they got home. It was hard for her to be held, and Jason knows that if he crowds her, she may run. He knows that because isn’t that exactly his own M.O.?

I think that we need to reaffirm our promise as JaSammers. We need to trust the story, and watch it play out. We need to trust the love that Jason and Sam have for one another, and the way they know each other better than anyone else. Let’s not be so hard on Jason for being a little lost on these unchartered waters. No one could have expected this, and therefore, no one could know exactly what to do, or how to react. He is focusing on the things that can bring Sam even the slightest bit of comfort, because he is listening to her…he’s getting himself checked out, which is the only reason he was at the hospital, and turning the world upside down in his search for Franco. As brave as Jason is himself, he is afraid to go back home too soon, and find that Sam isn’t ready to have him nearby. That would break his heart all over again.

Sadly, chances are, that no matter how long he waits, that may still be the case. We heard Sam say on Friday that Jason “saw” what Franco did, what she “let him do”. Sam is blaming herself as much as Jason blames himself, and that blame is going to be a hurdle for them both, and until they can each get over it, and on the same side, it will keep them apart. For those who got upset by Sam blaming herself, know that most victims blame themselves in some way. We don’t have to like it, but it’s a very normal reaction. Trust me when I tell you that oohing Jason says or does right now is going to erase that for Sam. It’s all part of a very difficult and emotional process.

I plan to be there as they get through this process together, even when it’s hard. That’s because I am a JaSammer, and it take a whole not more than angst to take me down.

But I’m just preaching to the choir, right?

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Angelique

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I CANNOT STRESS ENOUGH HOW IMPORTANT OUR SUPPORT IS RIGHT NOW!

Nor can I stress how important it is for us to not create “buzz” about nothing…such as Jiz. Don’t give them any attention they can’t command themselves, peeps! PLEASE! 

Take a moment and let TPTB know exactly how you felt about Steve and Kelly’s performances, and why Jason and Sam are the one couple who can make it through this!

Be passionate, be sincere, but always BE RESPECTFUL! 😉

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How Can One Refuse?

Good morning, GHers!

Forgive me for not answering all of the comments right away, we came back to reality on Sunday, and my mom had kidney surgery on Monday. Needless to say, it’s been a little crazy around here. But what else is new, right?

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I did get caught up on GH however, and my immediate reaction was just a big WOW.

I am thankful that I gave myself  some time to process everything between the time I watch, and the time I blog, because I definitely needed some time. If I am honest, and to be fair, I guess I was in a pissy mood before I watched GH. Since I wasn’t on Twitter today, one of my wonderful tweet friends texted me the comments made by SID’s Richard, saying that GH needed to realize that JaSam wasn’t the only couple, and that they needed to spread the wealth.

Ummmm….whaaaaaaaaaat?

I would love to know what channel he’s watching, because the only way he could’ve gotten too much of JaSam was to indulge in a Youtube marathon, as so many of us do. Add to that the fact that I was tired, and already on edge about just how little time JaSam got last week, and that I had to wait about 20 minutes between each of the JaSam scenes Monday, and I could barely remember anything else. Is Richard watching the same show we are? Because between Lulu and Dante, and Sonny and Kate, and all of the Spencers, who’ve gotten considerable amounts of time onscreen, I don’t know how anyone could think JaSam is hogging screen time!

Luckily, I spent some quality time with my kids on the waterfront, got the grumpies out of me, and then rewatched. My soap needs me to watch with one eye on the prize – and that has to be finding The Beauty of GH in every episode! Besides, the soap stars I love have asked us to keep our soaps alive – specifically, I am talking about General Hospital here. And really, How Can One Refuse any of them on such a noble cause?

So, I sat back, and found all of the moments that mean something to the past and future of our favorite fictional town, and found that there are still plenty of things that keep us watching.

When you’ve been watching soaps as long as I have, people like Luke Spencer, who is basically synonymous with General Hospital, should be important to the canvas. When you look at the success of other soaps who are ahead of GH in the ratings (Y&R and B&B), you’ll realize that their shows are anchored by their vets. The only way to keep longtime, fiercely loyal fans is to keep people around that they will recognize and care about! Luke is an important part of GH’s attempt to be better at that. Hearing luke talk to Lucky about the past, hearing them both talk about Laura, and her relationship with the both of them, is something that those longtime viewers can relate to. Lucky and Luke are the familiar faces that are carrying on that Spencer history in Port Charles, so even though, like many of you, I feel that I have heard this argument between them before, I am giving Garin Wolf  the chance to write their conflict, and its resolution, his way. Like Lucky, I thought Luke’s reaction to what he did to Jake, even if it was an accident, was piss poor. Lucky, more than anyone, deserved more. I am going to give it some time, and let Mr. Wolf’s vision undo some of that damage; not just for Lucky, but for all of us. I think Lucky, too, will come around to giving his father a chance to prove himself better than that loser who felt liberated after killing his son. It may not happen right away, it may not even happen the way Luke wants it to, but I think it will happen. Luke asked his son for another chance. And when all you’ve ever wanted is for your father to try, How Can One Refuse?

I would say that the same has to go for Lulu. For all of her talk about not needing her father, and being able to separate herself from the little girl who is still looking for her dad to be there for her, I think Lulu is in denial. She is still looking for her dad to be there, even though she is looking while expecting him not to be. If Lulu seems to be falling apart a the seams quietly, even though she should be at there happiest, it is because Dante has offered to give her the happiness she has always dreamed of. However, Lulu is looking for it, while expecting Dante to leave her – even if not by choice, like he almost did by getting shot. Why wouldn’t Lulu just be honest with Dante, rather than having him play this secret game with everyone? Well, before you can admit a truth about yourself to someone else, you must first admit it to yourself. And, as I said, Lulu is in denial. So instead, she whispers sweet nothing-truthfuls to Dante, and allows him to believe that she is as thrilled as he is. I guess when the man you love is fighting for his life, and his next breath, and you’ve made him beg more than once, it finally occurs to Lulu…How Can One Refuse?

Perhaps Sonny and Kate don’t recall what recovering from a gunshot wound is like. Sleeping, even after a gunshot wound, doesn’t mean you become deaf, people! Sonny and Kate were yapping away while the whole tie I was thinking, “I hope they don’t talk about anything truly awkward – like sex,” because I knew Dante was awake, and listening. He heard Sonny wonder about how things might have been different if he’d known about Dante, but he also heard Sonny wish he had known. He heard Sonny say that he wanted Dante, and to be a part of his life. That’s what every kid wants to know about their parents. Just ask Lulu and Lucky! This is the answer to Dante’s question about  why Sonny still gets to him. It’s more than the fact that Sonny is his father, because that’s just biology, really. Knowing that Sonny’s deepest desire and regret are almost identical – in his wanting to be a father to Dante, both then and now, affects Dante whether he wants it to or not. His father wants to be just that – and every single time Dante hears Sonny admit that, he has to think,How Can One Refuse?

I am thinking that Dr. Steve Webber would bet he’s having The Best Day Ever. It’s not every day that the chick you’re dating invites you to spend the evening with her…and her stripper pole. Wow. I must admit that I was laughing as much as Scott Reeves was during that scene. I just couldn’t believe it. I want to know who came up with this idea, and I want to know who trained Lisa LoCicero, because I don’t know how she got through it! But get through it she did, and in the end, Steve and Olivia were kinda sweet. I imagine that it may have been uncomfortable for the both of them, but come on – you just know that the only thing going through Mr. Reeves’ mind was, How Can One Refuse?

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Shawn keeps threatening to leave town, but never does. Why do I have a feeling that Shawn is going to have opportunity to regret that? Already Shawn is showing his weakness to Carly. SHE is his weakness. Big mistake. Now she will begin railroading him into doing what she wants, and he won’t even see it until it’s too late. Where are all the backfiring cars or flashbacks when you need them? I need Shawn to be too paralyzed by his PTSD to get on a plane and help Carly ruin Jason and Sam’s honeymoon, dammit! Yet, I know that when Carly stopped him and said, “You can’t go”, what she really means is that he can’t go without her. And because he has already ben compromised, Shawn is thinking, How Can One Refuse? I wish he’d call me – I’d tell him exactly how one refuses Carly!

If there is one change that I am convinced has taken place in Jason Morgan, it is that he seems unable to refuse his bride anything! And I LOVE IT!

I am going to tell you that as frustrated as I get with the lack of honeymoon time we’ve seen as of late, I am thrilled with the moments we have gotten. Jason and Sam, via Steve and Kelly, make watching GH a joy! I find myself smiling through their entire scenes, and I sometimes get so caught up in watching them, and their expressions, that I have to go back and rewatch because I’ve missed something! Jason and Sam give us the opportunity to come out of the darkness of Port Charles (because honestly, it is EVER daytime there anymore?) that makes me worry about developing frown lines, and dive headfirst into the light, bright, sparkly Hawaiian honeymoon that makes us all smile!

Steve and Kelly really look to be enjoying each and every scene we’ve seen thus far. I imagine that they have to fight the urges to laugh, just like we do, and the best part about it is that sometimes, they fail miserably, and we get a Jason who knows how to laugh out loud, and a Sam who smiles all the way down to her toes! It’s been spectacular!

Which is why I want to see and enjoy so much more! I do understand that the incredibly talented, yet equally busy, James Franco only had a day to film everything, but I can think of a million other ways to have The Morgans spend their time alone than discussing Hawaiian shirts! 😉

That being said, I cannot deny the EPIC cuteness that is JaSam during those scenes! And not just Monday’s scenes – ALL of their honeymoon scenes have been just remarkable! From the playful “I’ll go with Option 4” scenes today, to the really sweet, “I’m impressed…and in love” scenes we got last week, and everything in between stuff like, “You’ve been dominoed!”, Jason and Sam have proven to me that the escapism of soaps is still alive and well. While watching them do just about nothing, but have so much fun doing it, I forget about everything else that’s worrying me, pressing me, or perplexing me during that glorious hour! That is exactly what soaps are about – an escape!

Jason has been attentive, indulgent, and completely romantic and dreamy! Even with the shirts, he was willing to do whatever Sam wanted, just to make her happy, even before he knew that she would give in and take it off of him. *thud* It’s as if since Sam became his wife, Jason looks at Sam, is reminded of how much he loves her, and thinks, How Can One Refuse?

Dear Garin Wolf and Writing Team, I love this Jason! Maybe even more than the new Mrs. Morgan! Whatever the changes are, can we keep this part of Mr. Morgan? Even after the honeymoon is over, can we keep the honeymoon Jason who longs to give his bride anything and everything just to make her smile? We are tuning in to see the romance, and the love, the laughter, and the meaningful moments between them.How Can One Refuse?

We all needed this time for JaSam. The fans who’ve waited years to finally have Jason and Sam focus on their relationship, instead of everyone else’s relationships, and everyone else’s kids! Jason needed this. This time to be whatever Sam wants and needs, because she has always been that for him. And Sam not only needed this, she is more deserving of this attention and happiness than anyone else I can think of in Port Charles! I want her to have it, and I don’t want anyone or anything to take it from her!

Not even Franco.

Still believing in JaSam’s Love,

Angelique

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Take a moment and let TPTB know that The Morgans are so sweet, and fun, and LIGHT! Let them know they are the highlight of the episode, the sunshine in your sky, and the reason you tune in! And then…let them know you want MORE Morgans!

Please? With sugar on top?

😉

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“Being In A Rich, Rewarding Relationship Means”…

It’s Hump Day, GHers!

Who else needs help making it over that hump? 🙂

Forgive me for being MIA yesterday, I was just not feeling well at all. I’m still draggin’ a bit, but the closer we get to the weekend, and my family being home, the better I can convince myself I feel.

Wow. I could barely wait to start typing just because I could not wait to say that Jane Elliot is SOAP ROYALTY! Let me tell you something about what Ms. Elliot can do. When Tracy does something awful and mean-spirited and dragon-ladyish (like when she dug up Sam’s past and blackmailed her), I wish I could climb right through the TV and kick her ass myself. She can get on my very last nerve sometimes! Yet, when her scary facade slips, and she is vulnerable and believe it or not, sensitive, she makes me wish I could crawl through the sam TV, put my arms around her, and congratulate her for being human. The only explanation for why I could feel so passionately on both ends of the spectrum for the same character, is because her portrayer can convince me on either end to feel passionately – whether with love or hate – I feel it, and feel it all the way! That’s what acting is all about, and I am so glad that they’ve finally stopped boxing her into one side of that spectrum, because she is oh-so-worthy of both!

It was actually Tracy’s scenes that got me thinking the most today. (Without our JaSam, I had to look elsewhere 😦 ) There is a strength in Tracy that I admire, even when I don’t agree with her. She’s a classic broad who has had to fight like hell – and even dirty, just to keep her seat on this business machine driven by the men in her family. Hearing about how Tracy buried her stolen Solito treasure within ELQ completely made sense. Watching her be confronted about it by Anthony? That was just good TV! Tracy barely even changed her tone of voice, but she knew she was busted. If you listened to Anthony’s description of the ideal “godmother” to Solito’s godfather, Tracy fit it perfectly, and you have to love the banter between the two of them. It wasn’t long before Tracy realized that Skye was the snitch, and I’ve gotta agree with Anthony. Tracy really outta be nicer to people, or it can come back and bite you in the butt. Perhaps Tracy should take her own advice. “Being in a rich, rewarding relationship means”… that in order for Skye to not have been this willing to sell Tracy down the river this fast…Tracy would have had to treat Skye with some semblance of respect or decency. Instead, Tracy made Skye’s life HELL. My mom always said that you get as well as you give in life…here’s the proof. Edward did say that Tracy prides herself on being able to disentangle herself from the entanglements she ends up in. I am anxious to see how Tracy weasels her way out of this one.

Lulu is officially the biggest hypocrite of the week! (This is Port Charles, afterall! That will change.) Ummm…she is really harping on this “total honesty” thing when it comes to her relationships, isn’t she? But I wonder where all of that honesty crap was when she nearly decimated her “relationships” with Carly, Michael, Jason, Sonny, and everyone else she kept the truth about Dominic being Dante, the undercover cop, from. Weren’t those relationships rich or meaningful? I am so glad that Lulu walked herself into Tracy’s office to get some truth clobbered into her. You all know that I am not a Lante fan, but Lulu is just being ridiculous here! I am with Tracy. “Lulu, get over yourself!” Tracy was preaching the Bottom Line Gospel for sure when she said, “Being in a rich, rewarding relationship means… being willing to put in the work. It means you trying when you don’t wanna try! Forgiving when it’s the last thing in the world you want to do!” To which Lulu  answers with a question. “What if I can’t do that?”  Thankfully, Tracy, smacked her with more truth, and told her exactly what the alternative is. She told her all about having “done alone”, about “making her life about work”, about having “money and stuff”, but also “a hole that gets deeper and deeper.” And then she told Lulu that in the end, she’ll have NOTHING. That dialogue was exceptional! By the time Tracy was done, I found myself with a lump in my throat, and my eyes were mysteriously misty. Well done, GH Writers! Well done!

The writers also did something else that was all kinds of right. I was really happy to see that Patrick and Robin not only talked, but were honest. “Being in a rich, rewarding relationship means”… you have to be able to communicate honestly, even when it’s not easy. Robin doesn’t always know when she needs to make the first move, and even if she did, that doesn’t mean she would. Yet, I think that Robin is aware that her marriage needs to be further up the priority list than her career, and she took a definitive step in going to Patrick to try to address any hard feelings. Good for Robin! Pride is always the first hurdle. I think Patrick immediately rewarded Robin’s first move by being honest and admitting that he had no business doing Kristina’s surgery, and that he was tired and just trying to over perform. This marriage has dealt with some angst lately, but thankfully, it’s come from real life situations – and not a third-party. The writers get even more points for that! I am sure that Scrubs fans enjoyed the playfulness – the cute reference Patrick made to “Scrubs”, and the romantic time they enjoyed. More than that, I bet they are really enjoying the fact that their couple is dealing with things together – even if it takes a time-out or two from one of these strong personalities with a competitive streak. 😉

Perhaps after Patrick and Robin go home and get some sleep, they can sit Maxie down and have a nice talk with her…a la Tracy. Maxie is so all over the place that she can’t really apply herself to anything she’s doing. She’s skimping her attention on Matt, skimping her attention on Spinelli, and most importantly to me, she’s skimping on the attention that Jason and Sam’s wedding, and engagement ring deserve. Maxie should know that “Being in a rich, rewarding relationship of any kind – romantic, formerly non-spousal, or even friendship, means”… that those in the relationships with her need to know that she is invested in what they share. Right now, Maxie is fluttering all over town, trying to fix everything she’s messed up, and not really succeeding at anything. It seemed kinda fitting that Maxie would end up in a dumpster at the end of her search, because most of her relationships right now are “in the dumps.”

And just when Maxie’s day couldn’t get any worse…she comes face to face with the mess Liz has gotten herself into. Hmmm. Maybe the dumpster wasn’t as bad as it can get after all.

From down in the dumps to the feeling that you’re on top of the world looking down, we move on to Johnny dangling from his penthouse terrace, thanks to Sonny’s latest manic episode. Sonny is so far out the realm of normalcy that I am still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that he has not been forcefully entered into Rose Lawn…because Shady Brook can barely keep track of its catatonic patients, forget about keeping track of someone who is bouncing off the walls! How many homes will Sonny bust into, waving a gun, spewing hate and throwing threats around before it’s enough? Or worse, one too many? Johnny really is a good guy, I don’t care what anyone says. If Johnny were anyone else, he would have waited ‘til Sonny turned his back, and thrown him off the balcony. Certainly, Sonny has messed with Johnny enough, no? How much more will Johnny have to put up with before he finally pays Sonny back for some of what he’s gotten? Incredibly, it wasn’t Johnny who got Sonny to back down, but Olivia. I know…what the heck was she even doing there? Someone outta tell Olivia that “Being in a rich, rewarding relationship means”… that you appreciate being in a caring relationship with someone other than both your mobster exes. Olivia should probably stay out of their business – especially their business about… The Business. I doubt Dr. Steve Webber would take too kindly to having to patch up his lovely lover because she got caught in the crossfire – or her own misfire, whichever the case may be.

You know, I think Tracy’s advice can be extended to all of us. With all of the speculation over the wedding or weddings, the black tees vs. the white dress, and the Chinese restaurant vs. the church, some seem to be determined to hang out with Maxie…down in the dumps.

I would urge anyone who is having a tough time trying to “fly above” on a cloud of JaSam Love and Positivity to remind themselves just for a moment that there was a time we wished Sam had married Jason:

  • In the dress Sonny bought her, even after Carly opened her big, fat mouth
  • On the island where she met her evil twin, and Jason said he wanted to find the perfect place to get married
  • In Hawaii any of the couple of times they went as a couple
  • Or the time that Jason asked her to run off and get married before they found her mother

Why would I ask anyone to remind themselves of any of those times?

Because when Jason and Sam were torn apart, any one of us would have given anything if they had more than a living arrangement to consider when they walked away from each other.

I know that at any point from the time Sam got shot in May 2006, to the moment Sam left the penthouse with her little box in August 2007, I lamented over the lost opportunities they had time and time again. Sam was the Love of Jason’s Life. More than anyone, she deserved to have been Mrs. Jason Morgan.

I will tell you that if they went down to the justice of the peace in pajamas, I’d be happy.

If they went out on the boat, and had the marina owner officiate, I’d be happy.

If they got married while sky-diving, or wind-surfing, or on the mound at Fenway Park, I’d be happy! (And I am a die-hard Yankee fan!)

My point, my dear, dear friends, is that we are getting what we have always wanted!

“Being in a rich, rewarding relationship means”… in our case, that Jason and Sam are finally taking that next step! They are going to be Mr. & Mrs. Morgan! They are making it official! That’s the best possible case scenario! Can’t we find a way to be officially happy, and officially stop obsessing about the details?

Did you know there are those who are HOPING that JaSam fans won’t watch either, so that BOTH sides will be boycotting?

Boycotting, what for us, is the WEDDING OF A LIFETIME?

I just cannot imagine that any of the JaSam fans I know and love is willing to be part of THAT. . .

Please don’t prove me wrong…send in your RSVP via the comment line, the studio’s snail mail, Twitter, or email. Let TPTB know that you will be at the wedding, or at the weddings! Let them know that what matters most is that Jason and Sam are finally getting the Love Story we knew they deserved!

Then, clear your calendar, invite some friends over, plan on ordering some Chinese food, and let’s practice the Electric Slide and The Macarena!

We are going to party because OUR Couple if Tying The Knot!

I’ll see you at THE WEDDINGS!

 Angelique

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Take a moment and let TPTB know just how EXCITED you are about September 23, and why! Stay positive! 

GENERAL HOSPITAL CONTACT INFO:

GH Los Angeles: 323-671-4583

GH New York: 212-456-7777

Twitter: @GeneralHospital, @KellyMonaco1, @1SteveBurton

Facebook: General Hospital Feedback

Snail Mail: Garin Wolf, Headwriter, General Hospital, c/o ABC-TV 4151 Prospect Avenue Hollywood, California 90027

(You can also use that address and General Hospital heading for any actor/actress, or for your favorite writer.)

And PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO TREND, remember those hashtags (#) when tweeting! 

#JaSam #JaSamWedding #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii

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ONE DAY AT A TIME…

All caps credited to gh-caps.net, and greatly appreciated!

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

Before we get to the fictional turmoil of Port Charles, I would like to ask all of you to send up prayers and send good thoughts to the Texas residents who are dealing with those horrific fires. Nearly 1,000 homes had been lost last I checked, and so many families have been affected! Our very own Sarah and Becky need our support and prayers…let’s stick together on this!

We love you guys! And please, if there is anyone else who’s been affected, please let me know!

Our prayers are for all those affected!

*hugs*

 Perhaps life in Port Charles can serve as a distraction from all of terrible things happening in the real world. It could also serve as a reminder that tomorrow IS a new day in the real world, as in PC, they seem to go on for-just-about-ever!

Mr. Wolf has managed one other incredible feat – and that is to make “Search For Tomorrow” something soap viewers are all talking about again…as we are all searching for it in PC!

However, even if only in our viewing, let’s take this ONE DAY AT A TIME.

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Lucky has had the longest day anyone coming down from a really bad high can handle. Lucky’s day has been like Groundhog Day For Junkies. It just keeps going and going and going. As if finding out your wife is dead, finding out your ex may have been responsible, and knowing that she may have been murdered because of you isn’t enough, Lucky also got water thrown in his face, blame thrown at his feet, and accusations thrown at his conscience, courtesy of Siobhan’s sister. I’m surprised Lucky didn’t just ask Liz to trade him the bottle of hydrocodone for a bottle of Ambien just so that he could roll up into a ball on some empty hospital bed, and sleep off the rest of his day! It would be nothing short of a miracle if Lucky didn’t turn to pills after the day he’s had. Damn. Once again, I am wondering when Lucky will finally figure out that taking this assignment was the worst idea he’d had since deciding to ask Liz for her advice on it. One bad move just followed another, I guess.

 

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Liz has more traffic at her place these days than Kelly’s does, and she’s not even serving chili! May I just say that I had a sheer moment of panic when I saw Cameron zip past, and wasn’t sure if that was really him? I cannot believe how much he has grown over the summer, and his hair kinda reminded me of Zander Smith, who is Cam’s biological dad. It was nice to see that Liz took some time off from creeping around the hospital and everyone else’s guy to come home and spend some quality Hershey’s Syrup time with her own little man. I guess poor little Aiden will have to wait until he can drink out of a sippy cup before he gets the same kind of treatment. Not any sooner was Cam sent off to bed without a formal tucking-in that Liz got some attention of her own. Dante came by to question Liz about Siobhan’s death, which of course is important, but I just need to know: Is anyone ever going to question her about the accident that almost killed Sam’s fiance? I guess not since Dante deemed it an accident, as he could never think Liz capable of any wrongdoing. It seems that goes for Siobhan as well. While Dante told Liz it didn’t look good for her that so many things happened prior to Siobhan’s demise, he made it very clear that he doesn’t suspect her, well, of anything, really. (*whispers* That same attitude is what got Lucky into trouble in the first place!) I guess the one good thing I could say about Dante here is that he really did grant Lulu’s request to not be at the loft when she went to pack her things. I’m just not so sure how Lante fans will feel about that. *shrugs* Which brings me to think how M&M fans feel about the fact that Matt was at Liz’s house to check up on her. I think the only one who doesn’t see where this Liz and Matt thing is going is Maxie, because I think it’s pretty obvious to everyone else. Frankly, I like the idea. I think Lucky’s been through enough, and if Matt is already lying and covering for her, he should get the full experience. Don’t you?

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(Talk about steamy…) I wonder if Cam and Aiden miss Uncle Steve since it appears he’s been busy…getting busy. Hmmm. Garin Wolf sure is revisiting the roots of General Hospital, as Dr. Jeff Webber, Steve’s biological dad, also once got a whole lot of “action” at the hospital. I must say that you can always tell a Young and Restless-trained actor when it comes to one thing: love scenes. Y&R knows how to do loves scenes, and since Scott Reeves played the sexy, virile Ryan McNeil, he had plenty of opportunity for perfecting his onscreen prowess when it came to doing the deed. I think he does a great job of being in the moment, and of understanding that fans of his pairing deserve his absolute best. While I have never really been an Olivia fan, I can totally get behind a Stevia fan, just because they are watchable when together. Furthermore, Love In The Afternoon is exactly the reason I tune in for daily. Scott’s Steve delivers that…very well. I love that finally we are seeing a hint that Steve isn’t really as reformed and straight-as-an-arrow as he seemed to be trying to convince everyone of when he first came back to town. Last time Steven Lars Webber was in town, circa 2004-2005, he was involved in some shady dealings with some shady people. I’m glad we aren’t supposed to believe he’s been living a perfect life all these years. I must admit, I did have to chuckle when they had him remembering and it sounded an awful lot like what Scott’s real-life weekend with Port Chuck just sounded like! Did any of you hear yourselves among the screams and cheers?

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Alexis earned a place on my $%!# List back in 2006. I had temporarily taken downgraded her status on that list to “Probationary Removal” when she started showing Sam some genuine love and respect over the past couple of years. However, her behavior of late has gotten her dangerously close to being back on that list for good. has she even asked herself how Sam might be holding up while being “this close” to both having it all, and losing it all? Has Alexis even thought to bring Sam a change of clothes, or a pair of slippers, or a damned cup of hot coffee, while she’s been sitting vigil at her fiance’s side? Nope. However, she is all about hyperventilating and wringing her hands in desperate worry for Kristina. Of course she should be worried and wringing, but how about a small flicker of concern for Sam? Please, Alexis. You’re an attorney. You know what the word equity means. Why not demonstrate some equity when it comes to your daughters? I kinda loved it that Alexis was the last to know everything there was to know about Kristina. Anything that gets on her nerves that much makes me happy when she is getting on my nerves.

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Sam could really have used the support from her mother and sisters. Instead, Alexis is too busy avenging Jax’s disappearance, and Kristina was too busy whining about Ethan to stop and see what was right in front of both of them. Sam’s fear and desperation. Just like so many times in the past, Sam has had to find the courage and the comfort she needed in the arms of the man she loves.

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However, even when it came, it didn’t come easy. Jason was in pain and confused when he woke up. (Thanks, writers, for not giving us another patient waking up from having his brain explored without any symptoms at all) Of course, his pain and confusion caused Sam her own. Not only has Sam had to hear from his family how devastating it was to have Jason wake up and be lost to them; Sam also had Jason wake up lost to her once not that long ago.

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Sure, Sam was still able to give Jason the two things he has never gotten from anyone or anywhere else – acceptance and patience, but it came at a great cost to her, as he had no idea who she was, or if or why he loved her. Sam had to walk him through their past and their history, and it was as though she was walking alone, because his memory only came in drips and drabs until Robin’s experimental drug treatment. I imagine that as she faced Jason this time, she had to be nearly paralyzed with fear that she would have to do all of that all over again.

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Thankfully, though he gave her a brief moment of panic, Jason’s last memory was of Sam telling him she’d be waiting for him. That, my friends, IS LOVE. I smiled when Jason asked Sam, “Jason who?” I love it when Jason remembers his sense of humor.

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I was also thrilled that Jason’s most pressing concern wasn’t Anthony or Sonny as much as it was planning their wedding. Jason wanted Sam to know that whatever is important to her is important to him. There really is no greater way to start a marriage.

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The wedding talk, the honeymoon spots, all of that is cute and sweet, and it fills our need for what we think their big day should be. However, I will never forget that while Jason and Sam were apart, I would have given anything to have them find their way back to each other and have them say their vows to each other, even if they wore grass skirts and coconuts.

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I must admit that I am soooooo disappointed when I see that some fans are actually complaining and moaning about a released media pic that hasn’t told a story yet. It reminds me of circle time in preschool. Show the children a picture in a book, then ask them to tell you what they think the story is. When it’s all said and done, you’ll get as many different stories as there are students.

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I have a pretty brilliant idea, if I do say so myself. Why not sit back, and let the writers actually tell the story before reacting? It’s what they do, and lately they’ve been doing it so well as of late, that they’ve set Twitter afire, facebook on its ear, and fan sites aglow with JaSam Love.

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We just went through this with the Coma Dreams, remember? For weeks, people were assuming and speculating, dreading, and even refusing to watch. In the end, the writers did not disappoint.

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We have been told over and over, and by “official” sources, such as the headwriter and the two actors involved, that JaSam is the story right now. It’s the direction for the foreseeable future.  We’ve been told the wedding would be fun and romantic and original, and Steve himself said, “it would be very Jason and Sam.” Why then, would anyone then freak completely out when a few “untraditional” moments (because no one has watched the leaked wedding ceremony) are leaked via media pics?

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And in the end, how many ceremonies, dresses, leather jackets, or freakin’ fortune cookies there are WILL NOT MATTER. Trust me, the only thing that will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart, will be hearing Jason and Sam exchange “I Dos.”

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Everything else is just icing.

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Til then…Let’s take this ONE DAY AT A TIME.

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Take a moment and let TPTB what you are looking forward to most about THEIR BIG DAY!

GENERAL HOSPITAL CONTACT INFO:

GH Los Angeles: 323-671-4583

GH New York: 212-456-7777

Twitter: @GeneralHospital, @KellyMonaco1, @1SteveBurton

Facebook: General Hospital Feedback

Snail Mail: Garin Wolf, Headwriter, General Hospital, c/o ABC-TV 4151 Prospect Avenue Hollywood, California 90027

(You can also use that address and General Hospital heading for any actor/actress, or for your favorite writer.)

And PLEASE, IF YOU WANT TO TREND, remember those hashtags (#) when tweeting! 

#JaSam #JaSamWedding #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii

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Lots of Love,

Angelique


That’s Gonna Leave A Mark…

All clips credited to gh-caps.net (THANKS!)

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

I’ll tell you what – if people aren’t watching General Hospital, it’s because they must be living under a rock! GH is on fire!

I certainly want to give Garin Wolf all of the props he deserves for turning our soap into something we hardly recognize – and that’s a good thing, but I also want to say that the dialogue writers are worthy of their own kudos! They have been writing stellar material, and everyday I am drawn in a little deeper. Today’s writer, Mary Sue Price, deserves a lot of credit. She made our favorite characters dig deep and find the stuff that not only got – but kept – our attention. *applause*

I hope that when you are making your daily calls, and sending your daily emails, you are not forgetting to mention the writing staff. Each script lately has been nothing short of brilliant!

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It is always a nice thing to see hospital scenes and actually see doctors discussing medical procedures, options, and scenarios. Dr. Matt Hunter is working hard to save Siobhan – or as he rightfully referred to her – Mrs. Spencer. I think Matt Hunter is an intelligent, perceptive doctor, with an extra sprinkling of common sense. I loved that he had Liz’s number right off the bat. When he asked Liz to contact her next of kin, Liz said she was sure Epiphany had her Ireland numbers. Matt stopped her in her tracks. “You know I mean Lucky.” Yes, Liz, all the wishing in the world isn’t going to make Siobhan magically “unmarried” to Lucky. I am wondering why none of the medical staff, who without a doubt have taken risk-management training, have told Liz that she needs to remove herself from the hospital, especially if she’s going to be asking every dr. “How is she?” as that only makes her sound as if she’s awaiting her demise. If you are willing to go back and rewatch Liz’s scenes, you’ll see her for the master manipulator she really is. To anyone who would listen, Liz was almost chanting, “I didn’t push her” and “It’s not my fault” …until Dante. This is where you see just how good Liz is at working her act. Dante made the mistake of letting Liz know that “he had a little faith in her”. I called it yesterday, didn’t I? To Liz, that was check mate. Now she will use his belief in her to her advantage. To Dante, she says, “If she dies, it’ll be my fault. “ Awww, immediately invoking Dante’s “Protector” switch. Of course, Dante will want to protect poor Liz from being wrongly accused. Can anyone say “Brenda, Part 2?” Why hasn’t Dante even taken Liz’s ass downtown to file an actual accident report? Does this chick ever face the music on ANYTHING she does? Ugggghhhhh. I have a feeling that all of this “friendly” support Dante is giving Liz is gonna leave a mark on his relationship with Lulu once she finds out.

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I often marveled at how Michael managed to keep Abby’s interest once his adult-sized trauma gave way to his kid-sized maturity. Amazingly enough, the writers have managed to make me forget that Chad Duell is now playing Michael. As I watched today, I could have sworn that I was watching Dylan Cash’s Michael. Does anyone remember when little Michael talked like a mini-mobster, and it made us want to smack him in the rear-end and send him to his room until he changed his attitude? I actually felt that way today as I watched Michael try to be Sonny…from buying Abby a dress to wanting to take her down to the casino to the off-white suit. Will this kid ever outgrow the “needing an ass-kicking stage”? I totally got where Abby was coming from – the writers actually made me believe that Abby meant it when she said she was only dancing to get herself through school and onto a better life. Abby wants to be found deserving of the “in” she was given at ELQ. Michael could care less. Michael is actually pissed that Abby is not impressed by his Daddy impression – it’s exactly how I thought Michael would evolve back when he was a red-headed brat. I will say this, though. I give the writers a lot of credit for giving Michael a point of view that helps us understand how he justifies wanting to be like Sonny. That dialogue about Jax being a corporate raider, and coming in and destroying families then walking away a billionaire? So smart. It gives Michael at least a bit of substance and reasoning for his choices. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to convince Abby. While she actually stayed after Michael’s “I’m sorry I got you off the pole” comment, I have a feeling that their fight is gonna leave a mark on their romance.

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It really is a shame that of all the incredible business savvy Jax is known for in the corporate world, none of it seems to translate to common sense. Dear God, could Jax be any more stupid? Where did he get the idea that kidnapping his daughter out of a town known for its mob connections, away from a mother known for her mob connections was a good idea? Jerry Jax would be mortified at how poorly Jax planned this out. Add to his poor planning and even worse execution, Jax decides to take Joss out in the middle of an upstate NY monsoon, just months after her organ transplant. No matter how his scheme turns out, this is gonna leave a mark on Jax’s connection with his daughter.

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Sonny, Sonny, Sonny. It may be time for you to take an extended vacation at Rose Lawn. Sonny needs to be under constant medical supervision. he obviously is still not taking his meds, and is so out-of-control manic, that he cannot even see past his relentless need to get revenge on Jax for leaving town with Brenda. Even Oliva realizes that Sonny didn’t even seem to be able to process the news that Carly and Jason were in a car wreck, and that Jason seems to be seriously injured. It’s time for those who care about Sonny to get some kind of legal, medical directive for these special occasions. Clearly, Sonny is not only a danger to himself, but to anyone he crosses paths with while in the throes of his mental illness. If someone doesn’t intervene soon, this is definitely gonna leave a mark on Sonny’s business, as no one is afraid of a mobster walking around with a stuffed animal in one hand, and his gun in the other.

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Carly is a piece of work, isn’t she? If I thought my husband was going to take off with my child, I would call the police, the fire department – homeland security! I wouldn’t care about whether or not he was going to be arrested, because nothing would matter more to me than making sure my daughter wasn’t taken from me – quite possibly never to be seen again. It boggles my mind that Carly could think of not wanting Jax to get arrested, but was going to drag Jason into the middle of a possible confrontation with him? Did it not matter to Carly that Jason could have been arrested for stopping Jax – by whatever means necessary? Her self-centeredness is truly in a class all its own! Even when Carly saw Sam waiting there with Monica, she seemed to be completely clueless about Sam’s reaction. Really, Carly? You’re actually confused about why Sam is upset? No matter what Sam said, Carly had, what she thought was an answer. Sam didn’t think so. I give Sam so much credit. She was under extreme duress  – worried sick about Jason, trying to digest that their future may have just been stolen from them, and trying to be strong while she sits with her fiance’s mother. If I were under half that amount of stress, I would have grabbed Carly by her broken wrist and dragged her ass to the parking lot, where I left her ass out in the rain. Yet Sam tried, she really tried to help Carly understand why she might be upset with her. Carly just didn’t want to hear it. Instead, she reached to her own weapon – which is to slice her opponent with words. Mission accomplished, Carly. Telling Sam that she didn’t know what it was like to lose a kid was so below the belt, even for her. I cannot remember a more deserved slap. That’s so gonna leave a mark, but not just on Carly’s cheek. I have a feeling that Carly’s Sam-or-me attitude when it comes to Jason is gonna leave an indelible mark on her friendship with Jason.

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I loved that for once, Sam didn’t have to face her fears about Jason alone. From the moment Sam came running into the ER to the moment Patrick finally emerged to share some dire news, Monica was there to support Sam, and to give Sam someone to support – someone to stay strong for, and hold herself together for. It was a noteworthy change of the usual way of things, and I loved it. Sam and Monica have a connection that goes beyond Jason. Sam gave Monica the understanding and support she needed during one of the lowest times in her life, and it was a completely selfless act, as she and Jason were not together. Ironically, it was at the very same time that Jason asked Liz to allow him to tell Monica about Jake in an effort to help her. Liz, in contrast, said no. I am hoping that Sam and Monica’s bond will only grow through this frightening time. While some people don’t understand that Sam’s acceptance of Jason doesn’t mean that she wants him to stay exactly the same, I totally get that Sam would want Jason to be the son and grandson his family needs. I believe that this will be an opportunity for The Quartermaines to witness for themselves that Sam’s love for Jason is unconditional, and it may just be his saving grace. That’s gonna leave a mark in Sam’s favor. And thank goodness – as Sam is more deserving of support than anyone else.

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It’s why she’ll always have mine!

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Take a moment and let TPTB know how excited you were that #GoSam was trending worldwide!

Let them know that Sam has a huge fanbase because she’s strong, real, and loves unconditionally!

GENERAL HOSPITAL CONTACT INFO:

GH Los Angeles: 323-671-4583

GH New York: 212-456-7777

Twitter: @GeneralHospital, @KellyMonaco1, @1SteveBurton

Facebook: General Hospital Feedback

Snail Mail: Garin Wolf, Headwriter, General Hospital, c/o ABC-TV 4151 Prospect Avenue Hollywood, California 90027

(You can also use that address and General Hospital heading for any actor/actress, or for your favorite writer.)

And PLEASE, remember those hashtags (#) when tweeting! #JaSam

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Doing all I can to leave my mark with TPTB supporting my GH and JaSam…

hope you are as well!

Angelique


Some Things Never Change…

All clips credited to gh-caps.net (THANKS!)

 

Well, GHers, Monday finally came…and went by rather quickly!

How are you all feeling about it so far?

I have to say that I am really looking forward to tomorrow, and for this storyline to unfold. I cannot remember the last time I was this crazed about watching the time and counting down the hours and minutes to 3:00 p.m. I actually screamed, “NOOOOO” at the TV when I realized we had seen the last scene of Monday’s episode.

While watching, I realized that there really are so many changes taking place right before our very loyal eyes! I think I might laugh or at least chuckle at least a couple of times during every show! When was the last time that happened? And watching all of these characters interact? Incredible!

  • Having Monica, former chief of staff, offer unsolicited advice to the younger, less-experienced newly appointed chief of staff, Robin? Genius!

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  • Watching three doctors (Patrick, Steve, and Matt) actually chatting about things outside of work? That is so realistic!

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  • Having those same three professionals giggle like 6th graders when Epiphany got on the elevator? Hysterical!

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  • Robin and Patrick, husband and wife, actually having a couple’s night? That really happens, too! Why didn’t the last headwriter think of that? (For a minute, I thought I was in Genoa City!)

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(Excuse me while I wipe that dripping sarcasm off of my laptop.)

Yes, dear friends, things are a changin’ for sure on GH…and we should be very, very excited!

While things are certainly changing in the grander scheme, SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE.

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If we were to sit Maxie down and ask her what is driving her concern for Spinelli, she would come up with one of many rehearsed answers…none of which would be the truth. I am not saying that Maxie isn’t genuinely concerned about Spin, because she is. What I am saying is that Maxie is driven by the need to be back in the center of Spin’s world. Lulu did a good job of reminding Maxie of that, don’t you think? When Lulu’s “moonlight” became the guiding light of Spin’s alternate universe, you could literally see Maxie’s world get knocked off its axis. Spin only had eyes for Maxie, while Jackal P.I.’s eyes seem to look right through her. Maxie may not have wanted to be exclusive with Spin, but she seems to need to be his obsession …exclusively. Some things never change.

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Is it me, or does Lulu sometimes behave like the worst friend ever?  It’s one thing to have quit, even when it could have put Maxie’s job on the line, but to have the nerve to show up at Crimson, and then shut down Maxie’s pleas for help until she basically begged? I’d have called security on her. Then – to pour salt on the wound by asking Maxie (in a not-so-round-about-way) if she was supplying Lucky with drugs again? I’d have saved security the trip and thrown her down the elevator shaft. Where has Lulu been in this friendship? Is she keeping up with her half of the rent, sorting her mail, cleaning out the refrigerator at the apartment she shares with Maxie? Is she showing even a smidgen of understanding for Maxie’s situation the way Maxie did for Lulu when she was running all over town just to keep Lulu employed during the Spencer Crisis? It doesn’t look that way to me, but really, it never did. Some things never change.

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Back at the site of the crash Liz caused, there are some serious injuries. Carly thinks she broke her wrist and she’s bleeding, Jason is seriously hurt and unconscious, and worst of all – Siobhan, who had already lost consciousness from the head trauma and concussion, was thrown from the car and unresponsive. Liz flits from victim to victim, checking on everyone’s vitals, and begging for them to wake up or to lie down, reacting like a regular Florence Nightingale, a veritable angel in the night. *drip drip* Of course, all of that noble concern goes right out (one of) the (smashed) windows in a heartbeat when she remembers that she must get to Lucky, and now that Siobhan is down for the count, she may actually have a head start. It made my Lizzy senses prickle when Dante “showed a little faith in her”. Uh-oh. That’s how it starts. When Dante said to Liz, “Of course you wouldn’t…” in response to saying that she didn’t hurl Siobhan down the stairs purposely, I thought…Lulu  better keep one eye open at all times. One question? Was Dante the official officer taking the report from the accident scene? I would think that someone would want to follow-up with the fact that at least two people are fighting for their lives, and the driver of the car that caused the accident is able to walk away unhurt. I guess that’s just me. *shrugs* As if it wasn’t enough to have Dante worrying all over Liz when people around them are being strapped to gurneys and rushed to the ER, we see Steve emerge from Siobhan’s bedside, seemingly more concerned about what Peanut was doing in the same car with the victim. *sigh* Lizzie’s answer, “We were in a fight, she fell down a flight of stairs, and when she wakes up, she’s going to tell everyone I tried to kill her.” Nothing about how Siobhan may have been affected, or what she might have to deal with as a result of her injuries. Just how it will make Saint Elizabeth look. Damn. Some things never change.

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Carly may be hurt, but she’s hasn’t seen the last of the hurtin’, and I don’t feel an ounce of sympathy for her. Carly found the strength to plead with Liz about Josslyn, and was completely lucid when Liz told her that Jason was seriously hurt. That didn’t stop Carly from clawing her way to her feet, and then to Jason’s door, where she took one look at his bleeding head, and still went on to beg him to “Wake up,” because they had to go get Josslyn. WWWHHHAAAAAATTT??? Some things never change!

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The one thing I enjoyed most about today’s crash site scenes was we were given one more reminder that Liz and Jason have taken…different roads. They are going in opposite directions. Moving towards the separate lives they’ve been living for years. I think no one else in Port Charles could have been responsible for hitting Jason. Why? Because there are some people who just don’t – or can’t – or won’t – see that Jason and Liz are done. Jake didn’t bring them together. Jake’s death didn’t bring them together. Their grief didn’t bring them together. Liz running to Jason didn’t bring them together. The fact Jason said they have a connection didn’t bring them together. Even if they share a dozen scenes per month – it’s not bringing them together. They have moved on and away from each other. I think that someone finally got the idea that they must write Jason and Liz in scenes together just to help people see that. You see, Jason and Liz shared this accident. They shared the crash site. Jason and Liz shared the same road, heading to different destinations; which describes their relationship perfectly. For a while, Jason and Liz shared the same road, but were headed to different places in life. We saw then and we see now that their shared road was a road to nowhere.  It led to nothing. I could care less about dream scenes or fantasies or any other scenes Jason and Liz will share. Those scenes will serve to show that Jason and Liz may share scenes – they share friends, acquaintances, and history, but they no longer share a life. It’s why nothing can get me down, and it’s why nothing should get you down either!

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As long as Jason and Sam are committed to one another and building their future together, I cannot even be bothered to wrinkle a brow over it. I am going to look forward to every scene Jason and Sam share, every scene Steve and Kelly rock. I am going to look forward to how this tragedy changes and moves our couple forward. Friends, I am going to enjoy every moment! I will enjoy our couple as long as we have them, just as I always have. Some things never change!

I cannot wait until Sam reacts to this phone call…

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Take a moment and let TPTB know which changes you are enjoying the most!

GENERAL HOSPITAL CONTACT INFO:

GH Los Angeles: 323-671-4583

GH New York: 212-456-7777

Twitter: @GeneralHospital, @KellyMonaco1, @1SteveBurton

Facebook: General Hospital Feedback

Snail Mail: Garin Wolf, Headwriter, General Hospital, c/o ABC-TV 4151 Prospect Avenue Hollywood, California 90027

(You can also use that address and General Hospital heading for any actor/actress, or for your favorite writer.)

And PLEASE, remember those hashtags (#) when tweeting! #JaSam

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Looking forward…never back!

Angelique


NO OUTRUNNING THE PAST

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you get about as far in Outrunning The Past as you do after an hour on the treadmill. You can tire yourself out, but you don’t move an inch past your machine. Our friends in Port Charles worked up quite the figurative sweat on Tuesday’s show in trying to outrun their pasts, but they didn’t get very far.

Patrick deals with something that’s killing him every single day of his life. Guilt. Whenever he looks at Robin or Emma, he is reminded that he betrayed the trust of those he loves the most. That’s gotta hurt. Worse than that, after he’s done feeling sorry for himself, he has to muster the energy and the courage to get up and go to work, where he must face the woman he did it with. Yeah, for Patrick Drake, there just is no outrunning the past. The worst part however, has got to be that now his bedwarmer ONS has basically made it her mission to trash Robin’s career. Steve Webber may not do much at that hospital, but you can surely count on him to come around the corner whenever there is a conversation taking place that he shouldn’t hear. It really does look bad that all of this drama is taking place in plain sight and within hearing distance from patients, Steve is right about that, but it wouldn’t be happening if Patrick had just kept it in his pants.

Lisa thought she could bring her ex-lover to town, tease him with thoughts and talk of hot “remember-when-sex”, and he would not only do whatever she asked, but would be deaf, dumb, and blind while he did it. I have to give it to Khary Payton, who plays Terrell. As I went back and rewatched the scenes, I had to chuckle aloud. He genuinely had a “WTF?” look on his face as Robin and Patrick listed all of Lisa’s sins. This was way more than he bargained for – that’s for sure! Whatever Lisa thought she could keep from Terrell, or whitewash whenever he tripped upon something she hoped he wouldn’t, she obviously forgot that no matter how fast you are, there’s just no outrunning the past. I have a feeling that Terrell is going to start to piece this thing together from a different angle – not Lisa’s, and then her game is going to take on a whole new set of rules. Also not hers. Look out, Lisa.

Nikolas and Brook seem to be enjoying that really fun stage where you’re still on a high from having finally given in to the “off limits” kind of intimacy, and you just can’t wait ’til the next time, but you’re not sure when it will be. I love Nikolas this way. It must be the Adonis in his greek blood or something, but I would be happy if Nik’s story for the foreseeable future was to pounce the way he’s been doing lately. (Warning: I cracked my molar while eating caramel popcorn, so it could be the drugs talking) I really do enjoy him and Brook together, too. I think Brook has just enough street sense to keep him on his toes, and I think Nik makes her want to be a better person. Whatever it is that works between them, I wish it wasn’t in danger just because Nikolas, like the rest of us, was faced with a screeching reminder that there’s no outrunning the past. If Nikolas ever needed to be reminded of what a huge mistake he made in taking his brother’s wife, that was it. Can you say “downer”?

I have to say that Liz Webber has a talent I often wish I had. You see, when it comes to the ways I have screwed up in my life, I never let myself forget. I can be really hard on myself, and often carry things far too long. Liz seems to be able to erase from her memory, and at will, anything but the good and the noble things she’s done. Wow. When Liz came in the room and saw Nikolas (whom, by the way is living the life of a single man because Liz wished it so) about to do to Brook what he used to do to her, she morphed into some snarking prude, who sounded more like his mother than his ex-lover. “Nikolas, have you lost your mind?” she asked him. My God, she didn’t even show the restraint Lucky demonstrated when he walked in and found her – his fiance at the time, in a very similar “position” with his brother! Where does Liz get off? (Pardon the pun) Why is she showing up whenever she wants, unannounced, and all up in Nikolas’ personal life? And really, Liz? “If Aiden were home with me, he’d be surrounded by family and playing with his brothers.” Did we not just hear her tell Sam that she works as may double shifts as she can? Aiden is either surrounded by dangerous hospital daycare germs all day, or he is watching Gramm fall asleep while she reads to them. Come on, Liz! Is Nik supposed to play dumb and pretend that he doesn’t know just what a “hands-on” mother you’ve been to poor Cam and Jake? Waking them in the middle of the night so you could drop them off at Gramm’s while you stalked Nik? And she’s worried about Aiden seeing Nik and Brook? What was that chubby baby going to do? Walk from the nursery by himself so he could watch? I didn’t see Liz worried about Spencer ever walking in on her and Nik when she was the one engaging in adult activities in Spencer’s home, and Spencer really could walk around the house by himself! I am so glad that Brook Lynn let Liz know that her jig is up, at least where she is concerned! If only every woman that’s ever dealt with Liz had done the same…oh, the trouble it could have saved us all! The most outrageous thing Liz did was threatening to not allow Aiden back to his father’s house while Brook is living there! I have had it *up to here* with Liz using those boys as pawns with every man she’s ever been with! Truly, I have. Not even Lucky stooped to this level with Liz, and he had every right to. Liz’s life is one big chess board, and she just moves those kids around and positions them wherever she needs them to be. It makes me sick! I wish Nik had reminded her that she can’t even afford an attorney with which to fight his visitation agreement, so she better get her butt back on that launch back to the mainland before he called the police. Then, he should call Carolyn Hennessey and order one of those “Ass To The Curb” t-shirts and send it to Liz! Whatever he does, I just hope he doesn’t let Liz chase Brook away, especially since Liz immediately went to check on Aiden’s paternity results to see if she can play “daddy roulette” once again. It worked with Lucky and Jason – a couple of times. Back and forth she went – whenever one daddy showed more potential. I guess there is no outrunning the past for anyone, even Liz. She simply rewrites her past as needed.

Abby Haver came on the scene in Port Charles as a favor to Sam. She ended up helping Michael in ways that not even those who love him most could. It seems that Abby is really great at doing a friend a favor, and for that, Sam, Jason, Sonny, and even Carly are grateful. Michael is a completely different person since Abby came into his life, and thanks to Michael, Abby seems to have begun turning her life around as well. It’s just too bad that outrunning the past isn’t always as easy as it sounds. When Abby left Vaughan’s and her stripping career behind, she also left a pretty hefty debt behind in the form of some money she owes Johnny. While Johnny has been very gracious every time we’ve seen  them interact, and hasn’t been shaking her down or anything, he is still a living reminder to Abby that your past life has far-reaching consequences sometimes. This is one situation we all need to keep our eyes on.

John himself has been a pretty busy guy, so maybe that’s why he hasn’t had time to bother with Abby or send her little payment reminders in the mail. Between sleeping with the syringe-wielding Dr. Niles, finding new places to hide the one thing she wants more than a hot shower for 2, and keeping up with his correspondence better than a debutante, it seems that Johnny has also had time to get on Jason’s hit list. We all know that John has always been a bit of a danger junkie, but surely John realizes that the line between danger and dead blurs really, really quickly when you’re dealing with Stone Cold Jason Morgan. Everything John is involved in right now can directly put him in the line of Jason’s fire. Abby is Michael’s girl – certainly Jason would not want to hear that John is approaching Abby about anything. And Robin is one of Jason’s oldest friends, and a former girlfriend. I’d think Jason would be a little ticked off to find out that Johnny is helping Lisa screw with Robin’s marriage and life. As if all of that wasn’t bad enough for John, his “connection” to The Balkan was outed by Mr. Trujillo himself. The last thing John wanted Jason to know is that he was working for the guy who tried to kill the woman Jason loves. Yeah, John is about to find out that outrunning the past, no matter how recent that past may be, is a hard thing to do when our favorite hitman’s got a target on your back.

If there is one thing that I find sexier and more irresistible than Jason pointing his big, scary gun at the people he believes may have helped The Balkan almost kill Sam (and trust me, I find that sooooo freakin’ sexy), it’s his ability to go from Stone Cold to gentle caregiver in 5 seconds flat – and then back again. I adore how Jason takes cares of Sam. I love knowing that he was there for “what happened last night” – right at her side when she had a headache. I love that he let her know in no uncertain terms that she wasn’t going anywhere that might put her at risk, and I love that he seems to be obsessed with needing revenge for what was done to his boo. It melts my Mafia-loving heart! Jason is truly at his sexiest when he reminds us all of how much he loves Sam.

I think Jason needs a t-shirt of his own. One that says, “Theo Tried To Kill Sam, and He’s Going To Pay.” This way, he can stick to his “silent” persona, and not have to repeat himself over and over.

😉

Sam seemed concerned about Jason being out there in revenge mode, because she knows that more than the need for revenge, Jason is dealing with his own guilt. His life, his business, his involvement with Sonny have all played a part in hurting Sam. The only way he can think to deal with that is to deal with those behind hurting her.

Jason has made so many decisions based on that fear – of having those he loves hurt by the violence surrounding him. It’s why he gave up being a father to Jake from the moment Liz scared him into it, even though it tore his heart out. Now those years of Jake’s life are gone, and he can never get them back.  That decision cost him time with his son, and while that decision has always hurt Jason, he has been able to live with it believing that Jake is safer because of it.

What happens when that sacrifice turns out to be for nothing? That sometimes bad things happen even outside of a dangerous lifestyle, and far away from his business? How will Jason deal with knowing that the time lost can never even be made up?

For Jason, there will be no outrunning the past. It’s always going to be there, with its bad decisions, and the consequences it left behind.

Just like for the rest of us.

All we can do is take a look back at the past once in a while, and try to learn from it.

And hope that someone will be there to hold your hand as you deal with the present, and try to look forward to the future.

The way Sam will for Jason.

The way Jason once did for Sam.

Keep the faith…and share it with TPTB every chance you get.

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 16

2005: http://bit.ly/fub99M

2006: http://bit.ly/fx9MD4

2009: http://bit.ly/dV66yv

2010: http://bit.ly/g7n3R7

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FROM THIS DAY FORWARD…

Well, GHers, it’s  OFFICIAL!

Brenda Barrett and Sonny Corinthos have officially tied the knot and are now Mr. & Mrs. Michael Corinthos!

Sure, it was a little touch and go there for a few tense moments, but they actually got over all those hurdles and made it to the actual “I Dos”.

Good for them. Now whatever is behind them in their individual pasts are just that: behind them. All that matters now is what happens from this day forward. As a symbol of that mindset of moving on, Sonny and Brenda moved right into the celebration phase of their nuptials, and set the tone for their reception by being truly happy about finally joining their lives in happy matrimony. For those of us who’ve been watching for years, and know just how unlikely we thought marriage was for Brenda and Sonny as a couple, we know what a huge feat that really was. As much as Brenda has gotten on my nerves since her return, I am happy for all of those Sonny and Brenda fans that held on all these years! Congratulations to all of you!

It must have been a jagged little pill to swallow for Carly, although she had a larger reception line than the bride, so maybe it wasn’t a total loss. Her boys were genuinely concerned for her, and Spinelli was filled with regret. Jax didn’t help his case by telling Carly that he expected nothing less. *wince* And Carly answered by pointing out that he was probably disappointed that her plan didn’t work. I may be in the minority here, but I am very saddened by the apparent collapse of Carly’s and Jax’s marriage. While I can be #TeamCarly occasionally when she’s about to torture someone I wouldn’t mind being tortured, her kind of crazy isn’t really something I can take too often. Jax does ground Carly, and keeps her from completely blowing into Jason’s life at all hours of the night. More than that, the Jacks Family represents the last of the standing traditional families in Port Charles. You know: a mom, a dad, and kids all under one roof. I think there is so much story for them in just their attempts to raise their kids and keep them alive while they all dally in the world of Sonny and Jason, and as long as Uncle Jerry may still be out there. I hope somehow they work it out. Carly’s reception line continued with Lulu wondering if Carly was ever going to tell her the truth, which I found to be rather nervy, considering Lulu never told Carly any pertinent information when the shoe was on her foot. And of course, Uncle Luke wanted to let Caroline know that they’d make a great team someday. Yet, I would think that the most exciting exchange of Carly’s evening was when Sonny approached her, I must say that I expected something else entirely. I really expected that Sonny would hand Carly her ass and send her on her way. But no. I really, really loved that entire exchange between them, – even when Carly told Sonny that she really just wants him to be happy. Sonny knows who Carly is, and I was touched to see that in a low moment for her, he didn’t forget. He honored their love for each other. When Sonny flashed Carly those dimples and kissed her cheek, I actually got teary. It was a very sweet moment. From this day forward, I hope Carly can remember and respect their love, in its newest form, the way Sonny did.

Sonny’s oldest really has a long way to go before we can say the same thing about him. He hasn’t honored or respected his love for Lulu at all; I don’t care what he says. I am really glad that Lulu has Tracy for a stepmom, and she should be too. Tracy got right in Dante’s face after Lulu was (once again) humiliated by Dante’s secrets, and told him to leave her the hell alone. Tracy is absolutely right. Lulu deserved full disclosure. The saddest thing is that she gave Dante the opportunity to give her just that – several times. He didn’t. Dante also didn’t take Tracy’s advice, and showed up at Lulu’s…literally asking to be yelled at, kicked, or punched. Lulu took him up on it and let him have it. I guess from this day forward, Dante will have to think twice about lying to Lulu. But I’m hoping even more that from this day forward, Lulu will rethink what a healthy relationship looks like.

Weddings tend to make those who are in love feel euphoric, and those who aren’t, feel a little lost. Patrick and Robin are in a unique position as they are in love, but lost at the moment. How bittersweet it was to hear them recall their own wedding day, only to have to remind themselves that they are going home to empty, separate beds. Forever isn’t always as longwinded as one believes on the day you exchange your vows. I think Patrick is really trying. He’s saying all the right things, and he’s doing all the right things, and he’s being as patient as he knows how to be. Robin just isn’t there yet. People react to betrayal differently, so I don’t know that anyone could judge Robin too harshly. I’m not sure that I could ever get over infidelity, so I will certainly not be coming down on her about where she’s at emotionally. I just found myself wishing that Robin could hear and see how hard Patrick is fighting, and when I saw her ask him to dance, I felt she did just that. I hope for Emma’s sake, and from this day forward, they’ll keep moving in the same direction one step at a time.

Kristina has never been really good at keeping reality and her dreams straight. They seem to tangle in her pretty little head more often than not. I fear that Kristina spending most of her time at this wedding in the presence of, or even in the line of vision of Ethan Lovett is not going to help her. When Ethan told Kristina the less than fairy-tale version of his marriage to Maya, I could almost see the little CFL light bulbs lighting up above her. I can almost guarantee that from this day forward, Kristina is going to rededicate herself to making Ethan realize that she, not Maya, is the one for him.

The other Mr. and Mrs. of the moment were busy planning for a different kind of future: Life after Brenda. The Balkans (I think I like the sound of that) were going over some last minute details for the evening, which, if played right, should have been the worst night of Brenda’s life. Somehow I got the distinct feeling that Suzanne’s plans for their future don’t exactly match up with her hubby’s. Since finding out about Suzanne’s transgression, Theo seems a little cooler than normal. If I were Suzanne, I’d watch my back from this day forward.

Oh, how I wish I could have given our Fair Samantha the same advice! Sam walked into a trap neither she nor Jason seemed to anticipate. I had a feeling as I listened to Sam insisting that she should go with him, and Jason kept insisting that she shouldn’t be placed in danger, that they were going to regret how tat went down. Sam did tell Jason that she feared the Pine Barrens location was a trap to be ambushed, but Jason has one thing on his mind right now, and that’s getting The Balkan. I think that single-mindedness may have impaired his usually reliable judgment. Not only is Jason in pretty dire straits himself with Shawn hurt and down, and no backup, but Sam has stepped into the trap of the very person Jason was trying to protect her from by making her stay behind. Hmmm… from this day forward, I think Jason should give Sam’s point of view, especially when he’s this unwavering, a little more weight.

The one silver lining in this dark turn of events is that, as we have all decided, Jason is at his best when he is desperate over the possibility of losing Sam! If you’ve taken the time to watch our History Vids over the past few days, and even today, you’ll see a side of Jason that we rarely see. Fear is something Jason rarely feels – even in his line of work, so when we see him turned completely inside out by that fear; it sticks with you. I have a feeling we’re about to get some pretty memorable scenes for our Jason and Sam over the next couple of days…so from this day forward…try not to blink!

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

February 24

2005: http://bit.ly/fyPSpB This is so funny! I almost named my daughter Raven…loved that name on Edge of Night!

2006: http://bit.ly/gUNSNE  I thought the writers did a great job of of writing those Sonny and Sam scenes. I loved that Sam thanked him for Jason. I loved that Sonny told her to hold on to the thought of marrying Jason and having a baby together. It’s like what they’re still telling us a whopping SIX years later!

 2010: http://bit.ly/cy4wtC I love how Jason talks to Sam about everything, including business. Jason and Sam are as married as can be – they just don’t know it.

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“Brenda, The Eternally Wrong Woman!”

Please send good thoughts and prayers to our good friend, Becky (@SamJasonsHeart), who had surgery yesterday. She assures us that she is okay, but a little LOVE never hurts!

I apologize for not posting yesterday…I had a very long day with medical appointments, and spent most of my day waiting to be seen. I didn’t even get to watch GH until this morning.

But I am all caught up now…

Jerry Jacks really is one of my favorite villains of all time. He’s also one of the wittiest men ever. I have loved a lot of things that have come out of Jerry’s mouth over the years, but my current favorite was said during yesterdays’ episode: “Brenda is the Eternally Wrong Woman!”

Oh, Jerry! I agree! So many of us do. In fact – sadly, viewers seem to agree so much that the ratings have really tumbled since her return, and while they bounce back when the writers manage to balance the storylines, Brenda-heavy weeks seem to have immediate and disastrous results. Case in point: this week’s ratings slide. 

 Although, I have to say that Port Charles seemed to be teeming with women not everyone thinks are very good for the men they care about. My opinions differ…

  •  Siobhan: While I choose to hold out hope that our redheaded lass may be faking a lot more than that accent, I still choose to hope that she’s undercover and working to bring down The Balkan, just like Lucky is. I just don’t anyone to ever be worse for, or more hurtful to Lucky than Liz. In my opinion, she’s the Original Eternally Wrong Woman. The only reason Brenda was able to claim the title is because no one cares enough Liz at the moment to care wither way.
  • Abby: Carly gave a very clear directive to Abby: Stay away from my son. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure that facing off with Carly can be quite scary. Carly thinks this can only end badly for Michael, and while I agree that a relationship with an older woman usually ends sadly for the inexperienced young man, I still think it will be worth it. I think that what Michael can take away from this relationship – healing, will be worth it. Michael has already changed for the better – he’s smiling, he’s talking, he’s making plans, he’s living in the moment, and most importantly – he’s hopeful that he can be happy. Carly needs to worry more about what’s going on at home and leave Michael’s friends to him for a while.
  • Brook Lynn: The careful, conscientious Alexis Davis would never want anything for her nephew than happiness, and true love. As a loving aunt, I can totally understand how Alexis would be les than thrilled with her handsome, wealthy nephew paying someone to be his companion. Certainly, she thinks her nephew can woo a beautiful woman he sets his eyes on without paying her. You’ve gotta love Alexis’s loyalty and love for Nik, but I think Alexis is missing something here. Nik told Alexis that Brook has the ability to make him laugh when nothing else could. As an aunt, that would have gotten my attention. Nikolas is known for being a dark and brooding prince! Brook makes him alight with pleasure or excitement or…hormones! Whatever it is, I’m happy for it! I give Nik and Brook my blessing! I hope soon they are moving their relationship forward, and moving in a few other ways as well!

😉

 I cannot wait to see how all these women really work out for the men in their orbits. I really do.

Some other thoughts I have on yesterday’s episode:

  • I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that they made Theo an attorney! I first fell in love with Daniel Benzali on Murder One years ago. I think he is an extraordinary actor, and I think he’s much better suited and much better utilized playing a kick-ass attorney than he would the blithering hypochondriac he played up until a couple of days ago. I cannot wait to see him interacting with our favorite legal counsel: Alexis and Diane! Finally, one benefit from this Brenda Balkan storyline!

I am looking forward to tomorrow’s episode and consequent reveal of who The Balkan really is! Maybe then this storyline will move on and out!

😉

Have a great weekend, friends!

I will announce the final count of how may of you got involved with our Holiday Cheer Campaign! So, if you’ve sent a care package or a letter to Santa, please be sure to email me by Sunday night! I’d like to count you among our Bella Mafia Elves…

Love you guys!

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

December 16

 2005: http://bit.ly/gJ1esx I did like the way Jason was protective of his sister. Amd that Chinese food and laughter between Jason and Sam at the end! Stelly magic at its best!

2008: http://bit.ly/hd4RcF 

December 17

2009: http://bit.ly/eF3kv3

I WANT TPTB TO CONTINUE BUILDING JASAM’S HISTORY! DON’T YOU? TELL THEM JUST THAT!

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TWEET OUR FAVORITES: Tweet Steve and Kelly and try to counteract all of the negativity dumped there daily! Let them know what real fans look like, and let them know how much we enjoy ALL OF THEIR scenes, ESPECIALLY JaSam Scenes! Steve’s Official Twitter Is: @1SteveBurton Kelly’s OFFICIAL Twitter Is: @KellyMonaco1

SOAPNET: Go on SOAPnet.com and share your favorite JaSam Storyline! http://bit.ly/azJAkN Please make a commitment to this project! Especially since the “other side” is filling it up with GARBAGE!

Facebook GH FEEDBACK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/cpmSpo FLOOD THAT PAGE WITH POSITIVE JASAM LOVE DAILY! THIS is the page that gets attention from those who matter! PLEASE, please, please remember not to make it only about wanting JaSam – that gets overlooked as “fanbase crap”. Use solid, honest, but tactful language letting them know what you think the strengths were on that particular day, and if that’s Steve and Kelly, that’s fine – but this is NOT the place to go all ga-ga because we got some make-out time. Remember to use their names (character/actor) separately, i.e. Kelly and Steve instead of Stelly, and Jason and Sam instead of JaSam. You can also calmly state what you think the weaknesses were, such as overused characters, storyline inconsistencies, or not enough use of the history of our dearest characters and vets. EVERY PHONE CALL, EMAIL, FACEBOOK POST COUNTS – SO REALLY GIVE IT YOUR ALL! 

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

Snail Mail: Remember to GUSH, THANK THEM, and SHOW LOVE for what we’re getting with our JaSam! PLEASE: Leave out frustrations, bashing, anger, and other couples!

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair 
Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
Burbank, CA  91521

In the coming days, we should have some more to share, but get to writing or typing those letters A.S.A.P.!

Our couple is counting on US!

😉


“TRUST ME”…

Nothing makes me more suspicious of a person than when they say, “Trust Me.”

Many times people don’t actually come right out and say it, but they are asking you to trust them by expecting you to stand by them, to have their back, or to go to bat for them when you don’t really have a reason to at the moment.

Robin has been pulling the “Trust Me” card with her colleagues about their resident hypochondriac, Theo Hoffman, since he arrived. First, all he needed was a little attention. Now that he shared with Robin that he lost someone near and dear, Robin is all the more determined to help heal his soul. With every crazed complaint or whimsical memory Theo shares with Robin, he is whispering “Trust Me, I just need you”, and he couldn’t have picked a better doctor to pull it off with. Robin already thinks that everyone needs her, even when they don’t know it. To have someone who actually and OBVIOUSLY needs her, well that just rubs her ego the right way. I wonder how Robin will deal with it if Theo is not just a sweet and kooky old man who just needs her time and attention.

John doesn’t trust Lisa and Lisa doesn’t rust John, yet with everything they ask of each other via blackmail, they say, “Trust Me’, even if not with the words. Neither of them have another choice, do they? John is fainting all over the place (Sad – considering Jason had been shot twice and Jason was not only carrying his own weight, but Sam’s as well before he made “mad, passionate love” with her.) I have to agree with Lisa that John is not as good as he thinks. Maybe it’s the added weight of that chest hair.*shrugs* Lisa has to keep John alive just to save her own ass now that Olivia knows. Regardless of the barbs and low-blows, each of these two partners in crimes committed needs an accomplice more than they need someone they can trust. And so this little game will continue, until someone gets busted, or killed. By the looks of things, one is bound to happen sooner, rather than later. With Robin watching Lisa like a hawk, it’s only a matter of time before Lisa’s wide-eyed “Trust Me” look loses its effect.

Abby hasn’t really said the words “Trust Me” to Michael, but she makes him want to trust her, even when he has nothing to fight off Kristina’s suspicions with. Michael has found in Abby someone he can talk to without making them cry or without making them go off and have someone else murdered. Michael has found a safe place where he can release those secret fears and those hidden details of what happened to him. Because of that, Michael wants to believe her trustworthy and above all of Kristina’s accusations. Michael truly believes that Abby is saying, “Trust Me”, while Kristina is only hearing her say, “Trust Fund.”

Michael hasn’t really said the words, “Trust Me” to Abby, either. However, regardless of his age, Michael has proven to be something that Abby hasn’t seen much of: a gentleman. Abby finds herself telling Michael a whole lot, and even though Michael committed a serious faux pas in offering to pay her for her time, she was able to see that it wasn’t done to hurt her. Certainly, at the moment, Michael did something that left Abby with little trust, but once she was able to think it through, she came out still hearing Michael’s actions say, “Trust Me.”

Bringing Lucky midnight snacks, and pretending to talk with a family that loves and is worried about you are actions that lend themselves to saying to Lucky, “Trust Me”, without saying the words. But Siobhan took it one step further and actually did say the words. “Trust Me” she said to Lucky, and batted her smilin’ Irish eyes at him. The one thing that keeps me trusting Siobhan myself is that her plan went off without a hitch, and Lucky wasn’t hurt or cheated out of actually getting what he was sent to get. Whoever she’s working for, she hasn’t really chosen them over Lucky, which keeps me believing that she can be on the right side of the law. However, when it’s said and done, I’m still not sure Lucky won’t be hurt, as he truly trusts Siobhan, and has told her all of his secrets. How will he feel when he finds that she had secrets all along? So far, everything she’s said and done has said, “Trust Me”, but Lucky doesn’t know all she’s said and done, does he?

When Dante told Lulu that he was going to be honest with her about Brenda, he was basically telling her, “Trust Me” on everything else about Brenda. That was his one chance to be honest with her. It was the golden opportunity to come clean. He didn’t. Still, Lulu trusts him blindly. This story reminds me so much of a certain storyline in late 2006/early 2007, and I truly feel for Lante fans. Once again, Lulu was asking her man to trust her when he asked him about his hangover, and once again, Dante was within reach of being free from the secrets, and once again, he didn’t. He purposely idea bout what had him so upset. Lulu has been hearing, “Trust Me” all along from Dante, but it seems that she may have heard an unexpected truth from Michael. Let’s see what Lulu does with that.

The problem with Carly is that she has said, “Trust Me” one too many times. Here she is trying to warn anyone who will listen that Sonny is jumping into this Brenda fantasy completely deaf, dumb, and blind, and no one wants to hear it. This is what happens when you cry “Wolf” one too many times. Jason knows that Carly is on to something, but he’s hoping to keep that truth from hurting Michael, and deep down, I don’t really think that Jason cares that much about what Brenda and Dante did. It’s none of his business. That’s not going to stop Carly, though. She is determined to expose the two lying secret-keeping Dante and Brenda for who they really are. “Trust ME”, what happens next is going to be HUGE!

When Jason opened his PH door and Steve walked in, I know many people were hopeful about what their conversation would entail. Many shared their speculations about what these scenes would mean with me when Scott tweeted that he and Steve would be sharing a scene. I giggled then. Some expected Jason to implore Steve to help him reconnect with his past with some kind of “Trust Me” speech about good intentions towards Ms. Webber and her three rugrats. I giggled then too. When Steve Webber entered the PH and Jason’s realm, people wondered, “Would they discuss Steve’s little sister, “Peanut”, or would they discuss his nephews’ lost trust fund?” Would Jason ask Steve for an update on, or to convey a message to the Chief of Staff’s favorite nurse? Ummm…NO. It was very clear that the nurse was the furthest thing from Jason’s mind. Seeing her brother didn’t stir his feelings or memories, and in fact, Jason remained Stone Cold about the issue at hand: the body they all hope The Balkan will come looking for. The only “Trust Me” exchanged between Jason and Steve was the unspoken reminder that Steve really didn’t want to get in the way of what Jason wanted. I LOVED IT!

Have a great weekend!

See you on the Sunday Drive!

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

December 10

2004: http://bit.ly/aGHQt3  These scenes were hard to watch as a JaSam fan in the early stages fo their relationship. It seemed we’d take one step forward and three steps back at every turn. My favorite part was when Jason stopped Sam’s had from pounding the elevator button, and admitted he wanted her to stay. *sigh*

 2008: http://bit.ly/dSATwm How many of you screamed right along with me at the end of these scenes? Oh…another JaSam beginning.

2009: http://bit.ly/gLqG4M Look how far they’d come in one year! How sweet! JaSam Is Love!

I WANT TPTB TO CONTINUE BUILDING JASAM’S HISTORY! DON’T YOU? TELL THEM JUST THAT!

___________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day! 

VOTE: UPDATED LINK: http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2010/11/cast-your-vote-50.html (Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We have moved them ALL THE WAY UP TO NUMBER ONE! But we need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device 😉)

AND also: http://www.soapoperadigest.com/polls/netgh/ 

Call: ABC: 818-460-7477, Press 1, then 2, then 3, then 464, GH LA: 323-671-4583 

TWEET OUR FAVORITES: Tweet Steve and Kelly and try to counteract all of the negativity dumped there daily! Let them know what real fans look like, and let them know how much we enjoy ALL OF THEIR scenes, ESPECIALLY JaSam Scenes! Steve’s Official Twitter Is: @1SteveBurton Kelly’s OFFICIAL Twitter Is: @KellyMonaco1

SOAPNET: Go on SOAPnet.com and share your favorite JaSam Storyline! http://bit.ly/azJAkN Please make a commitment to this project! Especially since the “other side” is filling it up with GARBAGE!

Facebook GH FEEDBACK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/cpmSpo FLOOD THAT PAGE WITH POSITIVE JASAM LOVE DAILY! THIS is the page that gets attention from those who matter! PLEASE, please, please remember not to make it only about wanting JaSam – that gets overlooked as “fanbase crap”. Use solid, honest, but tactful language letting them know what you think the strengths were on that particular day, and if that’s Steve and Kelly, that’s fine – but this is NOT the place to go all ga-ga because we got some make-out time. Remember to use their names (character/actor) separately, i.e. Kelly and Steve instead of Stelly, and Jason and Sam instead of JaSam. You can also calmly state what you think the weaknesses were, such as overused characters, storyline inconsistencies, or not enough use of the history of our dearest characters and vets. EVERY PHONE CALL, EMAIL, FACEBOOK POST COUNTS – SO REALLY GIVE IT YOUR ALL! 

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

Snail Mail: Remember to GUSH, THANK THEM, and SHOW LOVE for what we’re getting with our JaSam! PLEASE: Leave out frustrations, bashing, anger, and other couples!

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair 
Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
Burbank, CA  91521

In the coming days, we should have some more to share, but get to writing or typing those letters A.S.A.P.!

Our couple is counting on US!

😉


“What You Don’t Know”

I was a teen in the ‘80’s… when the Expose song, “What You Don’t Know” was a big hit. The lyrics of that song kept playing over and over in my head as I thought about today’s blog post.

You see, the song promises, “What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You”, but in the house where I grew up, my mom convinced us that “What You Don’t Know Will Not Only Hurt You, But Make An Ass Out Of You!”

While I loved the girls of Expose and danced away many a night at the clubs to their very danceable songs, I have to side with my mother on this one.

I just said yesterday that I was not going to be naive and wax poetic about Siobhan and how good she was for Lucky, because I knew the writers could turn that around on me at any time. It seems I am a bit of a clairvoyant, as just yesterday, they did just that. It seems Siobhan is working with someone else on this little plan she sold Lucky on. Siobhan was successful in getting Lucky right where she wanted him, and right where she could leave him – while she went off to meet with her other partner. I am still hoping that Siobhan will turn out to be a double agent for Interpol, and that Lucky won’t end up being duped…again. Yes, Lucky, what you don’t know WILL hurt you.

Ethan and Maya decided to stay married mainly for the cool million Edward promised them. At times, not even the million seemed worth it to Maya, but I believe Edward managed to convince them that his motives for paying them to remain married far outweigh the impropriety of it all. I also think he managed them to try harder to make it work. Maya and Ethan, what you don’t know about Edward might just be a good thing in your case!

Carly has said more than once that the minute Sonny knew Dante was his son; Dante immediately became his favorite son. Dante is, after all, Sonny’s biological first born son, and Sonny really liked him even when Dante was Dominic. I think we could all agree that Sonny has definitely shown just how favored Dante is in Sonny’s eyes. I mean, if I found out that Dante had covered up a murder to protect Brenda and even got rid of the body, my reaction would have been much different than Sonny’s. I would have thrown his hypocrisy in his face, considering Dante’s refusal to cover up for his younger brother in the same, exact situation as Brenda’s cost Michael his innocence and changes him forever. But not Sonny. Sonny didn’t even seem to connect the two. In fact, he seemed almost thankful for how Dante had worked to protect Brenda. All I can come up with in defense of Sonny is that it must be the medication he’s taking for his BPD. *shrugs* I wonder what Sonny’s reaction will be when he finds out about this “big secret” that Dante and Brenda are keeping about their personal involvement. I wonder what it would have been if Sonny had tripped upon Dante while he was making drunken confessions about his past with Brenda. Oh, Sonny, what you don’t know will PISS YOU OFF!

Which brings to mind Dante’s purposely kept-in-the-dark girlfriend, Lulu. The poor girl sings Dante’s honorable praises all over town to whoever will listen. Lulu trusts Dante. Fully and completely. Lulu even felt badly about her distrust of Dante, and yet…she is still being lied to. That is just wrong. Lulu wrapped up a perfect opportunity for Dante to tell her the truth and he still only chose to give her the breadcrumbs of that Italian Hero Secret he’s hiding from everyone…well except for Brenda, and now Michael. When I watch Lulu cluelessly beaming at her family, I am reminded that people have tried to tell her to be careful and to tread carefully, but she just doesn’t want to hear it. Ummm, Lulu, what you don’t know will TOTALLY make an ass out of you!

Here’s something you won’t hear often: Robin and I have something in common. Theo Hoffman has completely managed to worm his way into Robin’s heart, just because “there’s something about him.” Did we not all think that he was who we think he is, I would totally be a sucker for him too. Lonely elderly people break my heart. When I was a teen at one of my first jobs at 7-11, I nearly lost my job because my boss noticed that I never ever charged an old guy named Charlie for his daily coffee and buttered roll after his daily dialysis. I ended up having to give up half my measly little check, and from then on, I just added the coffee and buttered roll to my weekly expense sheet. In the end, it was worth it. Charlie would come by every day and chat with me while I cleaned windows, swept, and stocked shelves. He shared life lessons with me, and taught me the value of learning from the mistakes of others. And whenever I was called in to cover a late shift, he would come by the store and sit there to make sure I was safe, even though he barely had the strength to swat a fly, like Theo does so convincingly. It didn’t matter, Charlie felt important and needed, and I felt good about meeting that immediate need. That’s what Robin is doing for Theo Hoffman on a grander scale. Sure, he can afford to pay for his stay, unlike my old friend Charlie, but that’s not the issue here. Theo needs attention, or so it appears to Robin, and even though she may be “cheating” a little bit on her paperwork, she’s doing it for noble reasons, and I can totally get behind that. Unfortunately, what Robin, and the  rest of us,  don’t really know about Theo Hoffman has the potential to blow Port Charles apart!

What Jason and Sam might not know yet, has the power to make a lot of us very happy JaSam fans! Rumors are swirling that Sam will soon find out that she’s carrying much more than a miracle baby. A JaSam baby will have the power to bring healing to a wound that Sam has carried quietly for over six years. A baby has the power to finally give Sam and Jason what should have been theirs long ago. A baby will also have the power to erase the unfairness of Jason having had a baby that came out of a drunken, painful ONS. A baby would have the power to finally give Sam a reason to believe that sometimes good things really do come to those who wait.

What a baby does NOT have the power to do is make a relationship work. Jason and Sam already have that, and that is why we can be excited. This baby will not have to carry the burden of bringing two people together that don’t belong together. Jason and Sam have already proven that. All these months that we have been yelling advice at Sam, Jason and Sam have really been proving to us that they have learned a few lessons along the way. And while they still have some left to learn, this baby’s job will not be to bring them together against all logic…this baby will just be a living, breathing symbol of what Love can do. I am thankful that this baby didn’t come when Sam was desperate to fill a void, or when Liz was pregnant and some people wanted to even the score. Jason has already seen that a baby does not a working relationship make. It cannot make up for all the ways that two people don’t understand or accept each other. A baby doesn’t change who people inherently are.

However, when  Love is already the riving force behind a couple, and when understand and acceptance fuel the fires that burn in their hearts for each other, then a baby can change everything…for the better. When two people already share everything that is good and wonderful, a baby can only add to magic. A baby can bring even more laughter and simpler reasons to smile. A baby can give you a reason to finally get a bigger, more shimmering Christmas tree. And it can give you a reason to have Thanksgiving dinner around your own table. A baby can give you a different reason to have to be energized at night, and a sweeter reason for late night drives. A baby can give you a reason to keep a different kind of photo box, and to shove that old box of pain to the far corners of your closet…and to even forget it exists.

What Jason and Sam don’t know is already giving people something to talk about.

A baby…A JaSam Baby…can and will give us all a reason to smile.

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

December 9

2004: Part 1: http://bit.ly/90ZIZd Part 2:  http://bit.ly/gRMFc7  I have always loved this kiss, and the conversation after…as heartbreaking as it was!

2005: Part 1: http://bit.ly/dRajmK Part 2: http://bit.ly/hykENy 

 2008: http://bit.ly/dGRQWM Sam was so gracious in these scenes

2009: http://bit.ly/eKtbVJ I couldn’t resist the “Little Bitch” scenes! Thought you’d appreciate the laugh!

I WANT TPTB TO CONTINUE BUILDING JASAM’S HISTORY! DON’T YOU? TELL THEM JUST THAT!

___________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day! 

VOTE: UPDATED LINK: http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2010/11/cast-your-vote-50.html (Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We have moved them ALL THE WAY UP TO NUMBER ONE! But we need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device 😉)

AND also: http://www.soapoperadigest.com/polls/netgh/ 

Call: ABC: 818-460-7477, Press 1, then 2, then 3, then 464, GH LA: 323-671-4583 

TWEET OUR FAVORITES: Tweet Steve and Kelly and try to counteract all of the negativity dumped there daily! Let them know what real fans look like, and let them know how much we enjoy ALL OF THEIR scenes, ESPECIALLY JaSam Scenes! Steve’s Official Twitter Is: @1SteveBurton Kelly’s OFFICIAL Twitter Is: @KellyMonaco1

SOAPNET: Go on SOAPnet.com and share your favorite JaSam Storyline! http://bit.ly/azJAkN Please make a commitment to this project! Especially since the “other side” is filling it up with GARBAGE!

Facebook GH FEEDBACK PAGE: http://on.fb.me/cpmSpo FLOOD THAT PAGE WITH POSITIVE JASAM LOVE DAILY! THIS is the page that gets attention from those who matter! PLEASE, please, please remember not to make it only about wanting JaSam – that gets overlooked as “fanbase crap”. Use solid, honest, but tactful language letting them know what you think the strengths were on that particular day, and if that’s Steve and Kelly, that’s fine – but this is NOT the place to go all ga-ga because we got some make-out time. Remember to use their names (character/actor) separately, i.e. Kelly and Steve instead of Stelly, and Jason and Sam instead of JaSam. You can also calmly state what you think the weaknesses were, such as overused characters, storyline inconsistencies, or not enough use of the history of our dearest characters and vets. EVERY PHONE CALL, EMAIL, FACEBOOK POST COUNTS – SO REALLY GIVE IT YOUR ALL! 

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

Snail Mail: Remember to GUSH, THANK THEM, and SHOW LOVE for what we’re getting with our JaSam! PLEASE: Leave out frustrations, bashing, anger, and other couples!

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair 
Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
Burbank, CA  91521

In the coming days, we should have some more to share, but get to writing or typing those letters A.S.A.P.!

Our couple is counting on US!

😉