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HEADING FOR THE HONEYMOON On A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Good Sunday Morning, JaSammers!

Well, as promised, we are stretching out the JaSam Anniversary Celebrations as far as we can…and our last stop is Hawaii for their honeymoon!

Let’s try and relive the magic of those happy moments in Hawaii…and in our history as JaSam fans.

We came so close to having it all, but let’s not allow the fact that we lost them taint the fact that while we had them it was PHENOMENAL!

Let’s enjoy this Drive and HEADING FOR THE HONEYMOON!

“Every Time We Touch” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0t_vzPPvyc Credit: ashleycramni collab w/CocoaGirlie4

“Little Moments” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h67VsG8N7aA Credit: aproditebeauty

“Good Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCsqv_4jBks Credit: PhickJasam4Eva

“All Your Life” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbCaLL5ebDA Credit: Amanda Rano

“Somewhere” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cicW6gZX8yc Credit: aproditebeauty

‘Feel This” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY03CEd8K5k Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“She’s Everything” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpTzw-jyVCg Credit: Amanda Rano

“Endless Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkVMgOU5nho Credit: aproditebeauty

“From This Moment On” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpfvO6J0mYM Credit: lalachik

“For Just One Moment” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=124f5BTBoC0 Credit: aproditebeauty

It was great while it lasted and no one can ever take that (or these amazing memories) away!

Much love,

Angelique

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Don’t Answer…

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

First, I just want to thank everyone who  has asked about my mom. She is feeling much better, she’s home, and even eating regular meals. She looks great – but of course, I am a little biased. 😉

Whenever I tell my mom that all of you are thinking of her, sending prayers, and asking after her, it boggles her mind. She still doesn’t fully understand how you all came to be so important to me, but she is thankful that I have all of you to keep me focused, and purpose driven.

So, once again, thank you all for being the fabulous friends I have yet to meet, but the friends who were closest when I needed you most!

*hugs*

What a day in Port Charles, huh?

My head hurts a little from all of the falling anvils, but General Hospital is certainly pulling out thi BIG brooms for SWEEPS! Tuesday’s episode felt all crackly with anticipation, didn’t it? It was one of those episodes where you looked at the time and thought, “It’s over, already?”

I love when that happens!

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To observe Robin and Patrick from afar these days, one would think that their marriage was probably sailing at its smoothest in ages! They seem to have gotten over their trust issues, they appear to be working out their working relationship, and parenting Emma sounds as though it is icing on the macaroni birthday cake! Yet, we should look a little closer. Patrick is afraid that everything between them is just too good to be true. He must realize that Port Charles is a soap town. 😉 Which must be the reason that suddenly blonde chicks – of all shades – seem to resemble Lisa from behind. Poor Patrick. He cannot seem to catch a break. Even when things are going his way, he can’t enjoy them. Luckily, Patrick has his brother, Matt, who puts down his grudge long enough to commiserate with his brother about his past indiscretions haunting him. Patrick finally gets the ugly truth about Lisa off his chest, when along comes Robin; as timely, and as know-it-all as ever, claiming to know exactly what they are talking about. Thankfully, Matt digs into his manly bag of tricks, and silently sends the message to Patrick: “Don’t Answer!” Instead, Matt covers perfectly for the preoccupied Dr. Drake, and sends Robin on her way completely satisfied with his answer. Which is why I don’t understand why Patrick can’t be a little nicer, and more supportive towards his younger brother. This is one bridge Patrick can’t afford to burn.

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Especially when it seems that Patrick’s worst nightmare has just been roused from her slumber! (How soapy, Mr. Wolf!) Of all the days that Patrick could have gone to stand by Lisa’s bedside and go all vitriolic on her, he chooses the ONE day Lisa can actually hear him! *falling anvil* If only the peeps in Port Charles knew that anytime someone utters the words, “Karma’s a bitch!”, it usually means that bitch is breathing down their very own neck! *sigh* Be that as it may, that Anthony is one connected mobster, isn’t he? I mean, not only is he always one step ahead of his heir apparent, John, but he also has access to some pharmaceutical “juice” that can drag people out of their comas? That is pretty impressive! Too bad that John almost got close enough to hear what his dad was actually up to, but as usual, he opened his big mouth a little too soon! When will John finally get that his father’s only answer to John’s questions is “Don’t Answer!” As much as John is still the object of my mob affection, I really do wish he would take a lesson from his dad on how to conduct business on the phone without an audience. He nearly gave Ronnie enough to list him as a bona fide suspect, all because he’s standing around yapping on the phone in public! I don’t like it when John acts as inexperienced as Michael! I want John to be his best at everything – not just looking good! 😉

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When my kids were babies, and first started walking, the first family member who witnessed their first attempts at walking was responsible for buying the baby his/her first shoes which MUST have these little silver bells on the laces, which jingled as they moved their little feet. It was a custom handed down so that the parents would always be aware of their child’s footsteps. It was Puerto Rican symbolism at its best, and I still have each of my children’s belled booties. 🙂 I am thinking that next time Sonny goes down to Puerto Rico, he has one of the shoemakers make Michael a custom pair – with the biggest freakin’ bells they can find! Cowbells perhaps! Either that, or he needs a pet microchip embedded in his ass, just so that Sonny can be aware of his son’s short-sighted, foolish footsteps BEFORE he ends up breaking the law! Really, can Michael get any dumber? It’s no wonder Sonny was basically shouting, “Don’t Answer!” to Michael! He didn’t want Michael digging himself deeper into this mess he created! Sonny was talking about how important it is for Michael to go to Argentina, but I can’t help but wonder if Michael may have turned out differently if he had just been sent to his room as a child more often! Sonny better go to church on Sunday, and thank the good Lord that Kate has decided to undo all she must have learned in therapy over the past three years. I just wish I could get a copy of the photo shoot at Sonny’s coffee warehouse! *shucks*

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 If I want shoes with jingle bells for Michael, I want cement shoes for his mother, so that she has to stay put in Port Charles, and away from The Honeymooning Morgans! Why must Carly be so freakin’ annoying? There is no reason for her to go to Hawaii! Shawn is absolutely right – she just wants to tell Jason herself. I wish Jason had had more time to warn Shawn about Carly’s antics – maybe then Shawn wouldn’t be bothering with Carly’s old and oh-so-tired “To Hell and Back” speech. When I heard Carly call out, “Heads Up!” to Shawn, I was screaming at the TV, “Don’t Answer!” I wanted Shawn to act like he hadn’t heard a thing, and keep walking right to security, where he reported Carly for making a terroristic threat…on our honeymoon! 

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Oh, Jason and Sam.

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They make every scene magical.

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As Hazel’s comment said, every line they said to each other was an instant classic! I can just hear the voiceovers on fantastic yet-to-be-made JaSam vids now, and for years to come!

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I was thankful to see Michele Val Jean’s name in the credits as the dialogue writer. As you all know, she’s my favorite, and for goo reason. She always seems to know how to make just the right thing come of their mouths!

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Their scenes have just been dripping in sweetness! Every time there is a reference to their theme song, “Just You and Me”, I smile like a fool. And Jason telling Sam that he’s not thinking about Carly, or Michael, or the business made me want to give him a lei myself! 😉

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I thought the talk about the fertility shell was interesting. Since the wedding, Jason is the one who keeps asking if they are going to talk about the baby references that keep popping up. At the reception after reading their fortunes, in Hawaii after they apparently had “life-changing” sex on the beach, and again after Sam told him the shell, which they seemed to keep finding, symbolized fertility.

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I find it interesting that Sam began to put the shells away, said something about being “shell shocked”, put the book back on the shelf, and probably would have been just fine changing the subject, but Jason insisted on tackling it. *applause*

 

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Sam tried to dismiss the conversation by telling Jason she thought they tabled it until a later date. Jason countered that there they were, at a later date. (Becky, is it appropriate for me to want to lei him again so soon?)

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I love that Jason isn’t pushing, but he’s not letting Sam push it aside either. I loved so much that his getting Sam to talk about having a baby led to some honest feelings on both sides. When Sam admitted to Jason that she feared that while he was grieving Jake he would leave her, and that she promised herself that she would love him enough to let him go, I was really proud of her. I know that was hard for her to even say out loud. Leave it to Jason to have the perfect response… “You know I could never leave you.” *tears* (I could lei his brains out!)

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All along, Jason has talked about wanting things they didn’t even know they wanted. I really feel that Jason wants to know for sure if having a baby is what Sam really wants, but he wants her to come to terms with wanting it. And that makes sense. Let’s remember that Jason was making sure that Sam was okay with waking up happily married, because he knows that for Sam, getting what she wants scares her.  

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Rather than answering Jason’s direct question about whether she’s any clearer on the issue, Sam turns the question on Jason. You know, unlike Sam, I didn’t take his silence as a negative, or even as him not really being sure. I think Jason is just being careful with his answers. It reminded me of the conversations he was having with Sam before he proposed. He wanted her to say that she wanted to take that next step with him, but she couldn’t really bring herself to do it. In the end, Jason forced the issue and proposed, but I don’t think Jason feels he can approach having a baby the same way. He wants this to be a decision they make together, which is why he agreed to stay in the moment. 

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I think Jason is giving Sam the time to process her feelings about it, and to get used to the fact that happiness isn’t always snatched away the minute you grasp it.

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Unfortunately, I am not sure that she will have the chance to get used to it this time around, as first Carly, and then Franco, are both real, live threats to their happiness.

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I loved the conversation they had after their intimate “practice” time. I loved that Jason loves being married. And I thought that though Sam thinks that a lot of things between them are the same, and nothing has really changed, Jason thinks “it has somehow.”

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Sam told Jason they should just soak up every moment, before reality comes knocking on their door. *anvil hurling from the sky*

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To which Jason answered, “Nobody says we have to answer!”

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Which, of course, made me scream, “DON’T ANSWER! PLEASE, DON’T ANSWER!”

😉

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I know that so many of us are worried about what their reality will be…

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And I know that until we really see it all play out, it’s hard to know how it will affect Jason and Sam. 

 

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However, they went into this with their eyes wide open…

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Completely prepared to take this life journey together as ONE…

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Come hell or high water…

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As long as they can turn to each other,

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And hold on to those vows they exchanged,

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They are going to be just fine!

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I just want to remind you all that Mr. & Mrs. Morgan have never met a threat they couldn’t overcome together.

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I refuse to believe that such a threat exists…no matter how it looks.

Believing with all my heart,

Angelique

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Take a moment and let TPTB know how thankful you are for the JaSam Honeymoon. Also let them know how Jason and Sam provide the perfect escape for you, and that truly, they are what Love In The Afternoon is all about!

Please? With sugar on top?

😉

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, Kelly Monaco, or Steve Burton, 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 #JaSamHoneymoon #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii #TheMorgans

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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?

😉

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, Kelly Monaco, or Steve Burton, 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 #JaSamHoneymoon #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii #TheMorgans

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COUNT ON ME…

Good morning, GHers!

I’ve been thinking…

If ABC really understood exactly just how much viewers count on General Hospital, One Life To Live, or even All My Children, for God’s sake, for an hour of escapism, they would use that to get advertisers on board instead of those stupid and outdated Nielsen ratings! And ABC soaps would live on forever…

I can only hope you guys understand just how much I count on you to provide me with the added bonus of a couple more hours of escapism, because the time I take to discuss GH and all of our favorites with you has saved me, on more occasions than I can count, from real life and all of the things about it that give me anxiety!

So, as you read today’s post, know that you are actually performing a public service! 😉

Counting on people is something that never used to come naturally to me. In fact, there were times in my life where I would actually be really angry with myself if I caught myself counting on anyone for anything! To me, it was a weakness, and one I couldn’t afford!

It took a long time to turn that around, and it took a lot of patient, loving people who were willing to stick it out with me, while I slowly put down my suspicions and low expectations. Only the strong survived, believe you me!

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I imagine that’s the reason I have such a hard time writing Sonny off completely. Sonny’s that way, too. He always expects the worst in people, and as a result, usually ends up getting just that from them. What Sonny doesn’t get yet is that when we expect the worst of people, we are usually giving our worst to them, and rarely leave them with another option. Sonny finds it so hard to count on people, unless they are the women he’s sleeping with, and then he counts on them too much, and ends up disappointed and back at the end of the healing line all over again. (Such as with Brenda.) What a vicious cycle! I know that it seems so dysfunctional for Sonny to be leaning on Kate when Brenda’s scent can still be picked up, but this is what Sonny does. What I am not sure of is what Kate does in these situations. I can’t seem to make her out. I said before that when someone is as suspicious as Sonny, only the stong will survive, or even want to stick around. I got the distinct impression last time Kate tangled with Sonny that she wasn’t one of the strong who could survive. She seemed to fade out of his life the way my tan is starting to fade heading into October – wake up one day, and it’s just gone! Perhaps she learned something over the past couple of years that she thinks equips her for another round with Sonny, but if I were Sonny, I would have to see proof before taking another chance. I do believe that what Kate wants is to open up to Sonny, and say, “Count on me,” but maybe she can’t even count on herself to feel the same way tomorrow.

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Poor Dante (pay attention because I don’t usually feel much sympathy for him). He is drifting in and out of consciousness, fighting for his life, and the last time he was awake for more than a few seconds, he was begging Lulu for an answer to his proposal, and still didn’t get it. That’s really gotta suck. I wonder if Lulu has noticed that she is sending more mixed signals to Dante than an out-of-order traffic light. One minute she can’t be with him, and needs a break, and the very next she’s dressing up in a ridiculous outfit and scary hair, and crying black tears all over him. What’s it going to be, Lulu? If I were Olivia, and I knew that Lulu had broken my son’s heart by turning down his proposal, just hours before he was nearly shot to death, her ass would be sitting in the waiting room – and not even the one for family. How can Lulu really expect Dante to wake up and believe her when she says, “Count on me” to get you through it, when anything and everything that seems to hint at a rough patch has sent her running for the hills in the past? Beats me.

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You know, I need the number of Shawn’s psychiatrist because I need the meds he’s on. Being locked in that panic room with no ventilation for even five minutes would have sent me into a full-blown panic attack. Someone would have had to yank a bag of Vicodin out of that ventilation system just to put me down. Not Shawn. He was cool, calm, and condescending to Carly, which is quite impressive under those conditions. I love that not even under duress did Shawn allow Carly to railroad him – that is not an easy thing to avoid with her. His resistance is not just impressive to me, believe me. The message Shawn was sending Carly was you can “Count on me”, and in Jason’s absence, that’s exactly what Carly is searching for.  Someone might want to tell Shawn he may want to consider having a breakdown…

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Trust me, I am so glad that Jason is far away in Hawaii during this warehouse shooting incident, or he’d be pulled into it up to his ears. However, I do wish that someone up that chain of Mob command would get a glimpse of Michael breaking down, because then the endless conversation about him joining the family business would be over! For good. I mean, can you imagine Michael trying to say to Jason or Sonny, “Count on me” to take care of things, when he is crying at the first shooting he stumbled upon? What would have happened if Michael had witnessed the shooting? Or had to shoot back in his own defense? Too bad the only one seeing him this way is Abby. Chances are she’s not going to say a word about it to anyone. Too bad.

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Jason and Sam have finally arrived in Hawaii!

Let’s take a moment to absorb that.

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That scene where Jason scoops Sam up as if she was weightless, and carries her over the threshold to their honeymoon home was adorable! Hearing Jason say, “Welcome to Hawaii, Mrs. Morgan” was absolute perfection!

It made me think of Mr. Rourke on Fantasy Island!

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I guess when you arrive in Paradise in the middle of the night, without much sleep over the past several days and a lot of physical activity, *wink wink* it makes you a bit…reflective???

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I totally got that being in Hawaii, after another brain surgery and a near death experience, would take Sam right back to the nightmare she lived through back in 2005, when she thought she was spending her last moments with Jason. I really did. I even got that the past few days have been really, really emotional for Sam and Jason, and I guess that is what sent Sam on that gloomy “What If?” journey.

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However, I’ve gotta give it to Jason. He never forgets that all of this happiness must really scare the hell out of Sam, and he immediately reached out, took her on his lap, and reassured her. Kudos to Jason for trying to keep her in the moment.

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It didn’t take long for Sam to start wondering once again, and she worried that if Jason had woken up with all of his Quartermaine memories, and turned out to want to be a doctor, then he probably wouldn’t want a wife like her. *cue foreboding soundtrack* I am going to tell you that once again, Jason earned points with me for his response to Sam, “Would you rather be with a doctor?”

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That seemed to shock our girl right back to where she needed to be – on her honeymoon, enjoying the man she loves. THANK GOODNESS! Sam was able to get back to a place where she had to believe in what she has with Jason, as scary as all of this happiness is to her. I loved that Sam didn’t mind showing her vulnerability when she told Jason that she never let herself count on anyone, until him.

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I loved even more that Jason couldn’t hide his vulnerability if he tried, when he admitted to her that he counted on her, too.

So powerful!

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It’s important that Jason and Sam take this time, before Franco, to look each other in the eyes, and say, “Count on me.”

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They are going to need to count on each other to get through whatever comes next. They are going to have to count on each other to bring the other back from whatever hell Franco drives them to. They are going to have to count on each other to find their way back to each other, regardless of the twists and turns life (and the writers) have in store for them.

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Jason and Sam have found their way back to each other each time their love has been tested…or even misplaced. Not even losing any memory of her was enough to keep Jason from loving Sam. Not even Sam forgetting who she really was enabled her to forget why she loved Jason.

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 Their love has already demonstrated the characteristics of the Dragon and his Phoenix. Their love has already proven itself to be as strong and durable as the lugnut. Their love has already shown its capability to find their way back, just like that compass. Their love has been the thing that lies beneath, no matter what happens, just like the love that kept their wedding rings on the fingers of Lila and Alan for so many years.

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Whatever comes next, we have to count on their LOVE just as much as they are going to have to count on it. We also have to count on each other for reminders, for pep talks, and for smacks upside the head. 😉

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We were told by Mr. Wolf not to assume anything. The fact that there has seemingly been this much foreshadowing only makes me believe that I should not assume that which appears to be obvious.

 

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Instead, I will enjoy all of the sweet honeymoon scenes, like the one after their apparent lovemaking, where Jason puts his shirt back on, then walks up to, and kisses a lingerie-clad Sam, and tells her he loves her so much.

*sigh*

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I will enjoy the moments like today’s, where I hear Stone Cold wondering aloud why they were lucky enough to get a second chance, and that it is a gift.

*tears*

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I am going to focus on the fact that Jason seems determined to keep his promises to his wife…like his promise that they would watch the sunrise in Hawaii.

*thud*

I love kept promises!

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Let’s stay in Paradise for the time being, friends.

Mr. & Mrs. Morgan can count on me…can they count on you?

Much love,

Angelique

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I hope that everyone took the time to thank the writers and TPTB for taking us along on this long anticipated Morgan Honeymoon!

I believe now, more than ever, our positivity and gratitude is needed as a guiding light for those making decisions for our soap.

Be honest, be gracious, be positive. Let’s enjoy each of JaSam’s moments as they are happening.

Let’s leave tomorrow’s worries for tomorrow…or next month. Let’s take in right now. We’ve waited too long to let is pass us by while we are focusing on something else…

And the only thing we need to know about Franco is that he’s an Oscar-nominated movie star who took the time to film with Steve & Kelly, and that the material was “intense”.

I really wish more of us appreciated James Franco for that. He’s not on Y&R!

Take a moment and let TPTB know that you are excited about Jason and Sam’s story, and confident that they will come together and overcome WHATEVER comes their way!

Please? With sugar on top?

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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, Kelly Monaco, or Steve Burton, 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 #JaSamHoneymoon #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii #TheMorgans

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A Stormy Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane

Well, GHers…Hurricane Irene isn’t waiting for an invitation…she is barreling her way right over as we speak! I pray yopu are all safe, wherever you are! As for us, Irene is still an hour or so from being right on top of us, and yet, I cannot imagine that she could possibly get any stronger or LOUDER! The sounds of a Hurricane are sounds that once you’ve heard them, you never want to hear them again! Our bags are packed just in case the waterfront becomes my front yard and we are evacuated, but oh how I am praying it doesn’t come to that!

We are actually just getting back to normal here, as on Wednesday there was a transformer fire on our block and we lost power til Friday morning. We just barely had enough time to empty our fridge and freezer of the stuff that we couldn’t fit into the coolers, and then go grocery shopping enough to get us through this storm. I have yet to even catch up on this past week’s GH after Tuesday’s episode.

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I have, however, watched the Coma Dreams.

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I know they’re not over, so I guess I will wait to give you my POV on them as a whole, but I must say this right now: I knew that they wouldn’t be what people were hyping them up to be…for the other side. As for our side, I love not just every minute of Sam’s dream, but I loved their REALITY even more. And in the end, isn’t reality what matters? *shrugs*

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Who am I kidding? REALITY has never been the other side’s strength!

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But it is on ours…and while the reality is that Jason and Sam are in love, and holding on to their future for dear life, the reality is also that they too are facing a storm. Jason may die if he doesn’t have the surgery. Their lives together may be cut short if Jason doesn’t have the particle that flew up his nose removed…

Oh, Lord. I try and I try, but I can never say – or even type that part about the particle flying up his nose – without laughing out loud!!! *wiping tears from my eyes*

Seriously, though, Jason is in bad shape, and his only chance of “being Sam’s husband for as long as he can be”, is this surgery. Poor Jason. Poor Sam.

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Storms are hard to deal with. No matter how well you think you’ve prepared, it always manages to scare the crap out of you. Waiting them out can fry even nerves of steel. And…sometimes it can leave devastation in its wake.

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Sam doesn’t know what we know – that Jason will make it out of this surgery, and that he will marry her on September 23, 2011. She and Jason have gotta face this storm, and Sam has gotta wait it out alone. Why not give her the strength she needs by reminding her of just how strong she and Jason are together?

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In the meantime, we can remind ourselves as well…

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How could anyone NOT love a couple who has always managed to inspire each other to fight not just for their lives, but for their love? That’s something Jason and Sam have always done for each other. One the million reasons why I love them. “You Are” http://youtu.be/CRDiiOAcygY Credit: aproditebeauty

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Wow. This one is dedicated to my baby girl, Karina, who just adores Adele! This vid shows some of the biggest storms that Jason and Sam have already weathered together…and the vidder has warned that not every scene may be our favorite – but I say we can get over that because of how well she put this one together! “Set Fire To The Rain” http://youtu.be/hz7mOg8N710 Credit: Kd230th

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Speaking of DREAMS…it’s really incredible when you can dream about the REALITY of your love story! “Just A Dream” http://youtu.be/nLC9WvVO3yo Credit: yugottahitpeople

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When I watch Sam’s dream, I just know that as she is walking over to Jason in that chair in Hawaii, she is hearing this song in her head. (Love how this vidder encourages everyone to take action for our couple!) “At Last” http://youtu.be/z0rKmysY4-A Credit: jmsg411

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Sam will have to replay Jason telling her that he wanted to be her husband, that he wanted to get married, and try for a baby, over and over again while she waits out the rest of this storm. I think she’ll be fine if she does just that… “I Can’t Wait” http://youtu.be/o2ZBriYRvhw Credit: BrathanBrucasLover

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Jason and Sam’s love is a constant. Everyday it’s there. Real. Strong. For both of them. *sigh* “Everyday I Love You” http://youtu.be/m-VOL87emIo Credit: aproditebeauty

 

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I guess for Sam, this really is the question she will keep asking over and over again until her man is well, and waiting at the end of that aisle! Give this vidder some love! It’s her first JaSam vid, and I think she picked one of my fave JaSam songs! “Will You Be Mine?” http://youtu.be/aXz5L_kxQeo Credit: bettyboop7650

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No matter what happens in the coming days, or how “stormy” it gets, I know in her heart, Sam will be holding on to the “Forever and For Always” http://youtu.be/0-IODLusA2M Credit: JasonWantsME

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Another new vidder to our Drive, and I love this vid because how can we take a stormy drive without some country drama playing? “Little Moments Like That”  http://youtu.be/F-ECcb6h6Ac  Credit: Sly0789

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If you need a rainbow to look forward to at the end of all of that stormy weather, I found just the thing. What I love most about this vidder is she always makes a vid you’ll remember. That, and she comes up with FANTABULOUS terminology…such as “JaSam Pornage”. Love that! “Your Love” http://youtu.be/uyR4po8DQyk Credit: yugottahitpeople

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JaSammers, if I had one wish it would be that we would act the part of being the fans of the stronger, present, and SUPER COUPLE they are and stay away from social networking of any kind UNLESS it is to gush, celebrate, and dammit – effervesce all over THE BEAUTY OF GH THAT IS JASAM!

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If our timelines, pages, calls, comments, and emails were all about the LOVE we have for JaSam, it would not only remind TPTB of the power JaSam has to keep viewers happy, it would annoy the hell out of the other side. They feed on comments that they can twist into believing that we feel threatened or afraid.

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Let’s be clear with them all…If JIZ make us shake in our boots, it’s because of laughter. We can send that message by completely refusing to feed their delusions.

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Stay positive, friends! Even in the midst of the storm!

And if you’re affected by the REAL storm that is Irene…please stay safe! Prayers for all of you!

Much Love,

Angelique…and Irene (She insisted since she has made my computer restart about a dozen times by making the electricity flicker!)


HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN…

Well, GHers, I just realized that my blog headline went from Heaven to Hell in one day. Only General Hospital can make that happen, people!

It’s true that HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORNED, but in Port Charles, scorn isn’t the only thing that might make for some fury.

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN…kept from information on a vintage dress. I love Diane Days in Port Charles! I love that when she walked into The Penthouse (I will no longer refer to it as Jason’s Penthouse, as it hasn’t really been his in months), she was determined to see The Wizard, I mean Brenda, and wasn’t going to be dissuaded that easily. Seeing her man wrestling his brother all over the apartment like a 6-year old barely registered with her until she wanted Max to physically move Spinelli out of her way. When Max couldn’t do it because of his “separated shoulder”, and Spinelli refused to allow The Judicious One access to his Divine One, it really ruffled Diane’s feathers. Once again – not a good move, Spin. When Max and Spin had each ticked her off one too many times, she nearly pushed Mr. Grasshopper across the room and off the terrace her damned self, and let Max know just how lonely his bed would be. Then she stalked out of there leaving them to their Brenda fascination. (Diane is so smart!)

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMANquickly replaced. When Liz Webber returned to Wyndemere and realized that Nikolas had not been sitting in the turret room pining away for her, but had instead been jet setting around Europe with the younger, prettier, even-bigger-blue-eyed Brook Lynn, she nearly flinched from the slap to her ego. What a sour puss Liz instantly plastered on her face! Really, what did she think? That Nikolas would just stare out the window facing west, willing her to return to his waiting arms…and bed? Nikolas has finally remembered the secret to being the object of Liz’s desire: be the one thing she can’t have – at least without a fight. Liz wanted Nik when she couldn’t have him – when it was forbidden and just plain dirty. She wanted Lucky immediately after because he couldn’t stand to look at her. She wanted Jason when he was Sam’s or Courtney’s, but when he was free, he was too dangerous and not what she wanted. When Liz left Port Charles this summer, she left feeling suffocated by Nik’s desire to work things out. Now he has worked things out without her, and now she’ll want him, and be jealous, and worry about his Princely Persona. Liz – jump out the turret room window! You are so freakin’ predictable! I hope Nik and Brook get physical soon, just to burn your butt!

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMANcheated on. Robin is not the warmest and fuzziest of women, but it still surprises me when she can manage to appear so cold and unaffected by her marriage falling apart. I’ve been more sentimental if my husband and I blamed each other for forgetting to buy cream for the morning coffee, and left to work without kissing and making up. I guess it will take some time for Patrick to chip away at the layers of ice surrounding his wifey.

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMANrobbed of $10,000,000. Tracy is as sweet and welcoming as a possum whose tree branch is being compromised. Certainly Luke couldn’t expect outstretched arms and a romp in the backroom of The Haunted Star, but cracking a bottle over his head? I bet he didn’t expect that either. Tracy finally thawed out enough to offer Luke a second chance…with conditions. All she wants is her $10 million back…with interest. Awww…is that all? Good luck, Luke!

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMANyes, scorned. I lost respect for Claire Walsh the moment she kissed Sonny, but now what I feel for her is nothing short of contempt. Her anger and resentment for Sonny drove her to threaten Michael, which even though she was only bluffing, was still enough to make Michael go in his pants. Hasn’t that kid been through enough? Claire is such a bitch. As if that weren’t low enough, Claire then allows the dirty, twisted Ronnie to convince her to use the threat of sending Michael back to prison once again by blackmailing Jason into testifying about and handing over information on Sonny. Does this chick realize who she’s playing with? I don’t understand why Claire considers this her only avenue for revenge. Sonny is an egotistical machista. All Claire had to do was spread the rumor that Sonny had a “size issue”. That would ruin any chance of his living in peace ever again.

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Finally, I understand that soon we will see that…

HELL KNOWS NO FURY LIKE A WOMANtaken for granted for way too long.

While Jason is off being the Uncaped Crusader of everyone and anyone, Sam is…where exactly? I don’t think that Sam needs to be with Jason at every moment, but would it kill Jason to check on her? Visit her at work, her apartment, the park? Jason has taken the time to listen to Suzanne, to Carly, to Maxie, and oh Lord, Brenda and her incessant screeching and whining more than anyone else. But did he hear what Sam said the last time they were together? The time he had to convince her not to walk away? Jason asked her if she was happy, which led me to believe that he cares for her happiness. Sam gave him an answer, but it was more than just a yes or no. Sam said, “Yes. I am happy. I am always happy when I am with you.” To which Jason answers, “There is no competition. Sam, you’re the one I want to be with.” Certainly it would appear that Jason and Sam are at least on the same page when it comes to understanding that being in a relationship means being together to a certain extent – it means spending time with one another, being in close proximity at least occasionally, and seeing each other at least more than once a week. No? Yet Jason is either moping around the house directing woman traffic in and out of The Penthouse, or he’s out protecting Michael like a guard dog, or trying to keep Sonny from behaving like a female dog in heat. I imagine that for Sam, it can get old. Tiresome. Lonely.

I also imagine that if, within that period of less-than-closeness, something was to test Sam’s limits, she would find her limits to be far less tenable. And really, who could blame her?

Sometimes those we love need to be shaken out of their stupor. Sometimes they need a wake-up call. Sometimes they need to come to all FIVE of their SENSES.

Perhaps Jason needs to: smell the coffee, hear the sounding alarm, see the writing on the wall, feel the shift in paradigm, and maybe even get another taste of how bland life without his Fair Samantha can be. Perhaps the only way to make all of that happen is for Sam to force them into motion. Jason is too clueless to realize that the same ol’, same ol’ has just gotten too old.

Jason needs some help in figuring it out. Luckily, Sam has never failed to be what Jason needs, even when it wasn’t easy for her, or him.

When Jason needed a champion, Sam stood up to anyone and anything. When he, the big, bad mob enforcer needed someone to fight his battles, she fought with all she had. When he needed a reality check, she told him the truth, even if it was hard to swallow. When he needed a listening ear, she was quiet and pensive. When he needed someone to chase away the sorrows, she talked his ear off. When Jason needed back-up, she became a gun-wielding Bonnie to his Clyde, when he needed healing she was an angel in the night. When Jason needed space, Sam didn’t hesitate to give it, even though she wanted desperately to hold on with all she had. When Jason made the choice to die, she helped him face it, even though she was the one dying. And when death finally came knocking, Sam gave Jason a reason to want to live, in spite of the risks; in spite of his fears. Yup, Sam has always given Jason what he needs.

Even when it wasn’t easy for us to watch.

I believe that no matter what comes next; Sam will give Jason what he needs most. Even if he doesn’t realize it, and even if she has to tear her own heart out to do it. It’s who she is, and it’s what puts her in a league of her own – and separates her from Liz, Courtney, Robin, and even Carly.

Let’s do our part to give our couple what they need: support. Undying, unflinching support. Don’t just get disgruntled and turn off the TV when they don’t get airtime. If you must turn off the TV in this era of All Things Brenda, then use that time to call, email, Facebook, and tweet every person that has the power to change things!

Call ABC! Call the Comment Lines, Call freakin’ Brian Frons, and email and snail mail them ALL, but DO NOT do nothing! Be willing to be what JaSam needs, even when it isn’t easy or convenient.

To quote my favorite heroine: “In the end, Love will win out!”

I believe…

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

October 14

2005: http://bit.ly/aLozZI  I know that Manny was a sick S.O.B., but I cannot help but giggle at how good he was at it! Then suddenly I’m crying at just how much love Jason and Sam really share. He falls in love…again.

2006: http://bit.ly/bfIgEz  So there were no scenes for this date, but there was a GH promo released. That promo said it all: Loyalthy Or True Love! The GH Writers know what’s up! LOL

2009: Part 1: http://bit.ly/duuno2 and Part 2: http://bit.ly/cenbx9  Sometimes Alexis makes me want to run HER over if her hybrid! I loved these scenes – I loved how good Jason was to Sam here.

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

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Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day! 

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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! 

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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!

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Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
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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!

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SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!

GHers, thank goodness Port Charles is a medical community! Everywhere we looked during Monday’s episode, there was a dire need for a member of the medical community!

Let’s begin with the inspiration for today’s post, shall we?

Patrick Drake really was among “Who’s Who Among Husbands and Daddies In Port Charles” in my book. I’m sure he is also among some other elite “Who’s Whos”, such as in the medical community, as he is a brilliant neurosurgeon, and a trailblazer in his field.  However, Patrick has steadily been losing ground on any list that would call for any respect or admiration from me. Why? Patrick is cheating. No, you didn’t miss a kiss or a quickie between him or Lisa, or anyone else for that matter. But…he’s cheating none the same. You see, cheating is any behavior that would have a spouse looking for satisfaction of any kind…outside of his or her marriage. Patrick may be keeping his pants on, but he is building and nurturing a connection with Lisa based on his emotional needs. He is turning to Lisa more and more to satisfy a perceived lack or defecit, and less and less to his wife. The problem with this is that the other person (the non spouse) only gets that a connection is being built. They get that the person needs them, and before too long, they want to be there to satisfy all of their needs. Don’t believe me? Tune into any talk show when the topic is cheating, and see how most of those affairs began. You’d be surprised. Now, to be fair, yes, Robin cheated too. When she had PPD and called herself Nancy, she let some stranger meet her own needs by telling her how wonderful she was when she felt like a loser, and before long, she was making out with said stranger while Patrick watched. But, Patrick forgave her, and their marriage was stronger than ever. I did call this…I knew that once the over-sexed ex came back into Patrick’s life as more than a work acquaintance, it was going to be a problem. Lisa has squirmed and wormed her way into their marriage every way she knows how, and now that she and Patrick are “there for each other” at Jake’s a little too often, she’s bringing out the heavy artillery. I once worked with a girl a lot like Lisa. Whenever she was around the only male teachers in the entire building, she found a reason to mention her panties or her bra, or a body part pertaining to either, and yet, a lot like Patrick, the only males who ever got tripped up by that were the married ones. Go figure! The minute Patrick and Lisa started getting tipsy and nostalgic, and looooong before the “Up and Over” fiasco, I yelled out, “SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!” Dr. Robin Scorpio, to be specific. Unfortunately, no one listened, and by the time she got there, the situation was critical! Hopefully, this marriage can be revived.

I think John Zacchara is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. That’s the only reason I can think of for him to be acting so careless and just plain dumb. I mean, really, did John think he could just show up at Sonny’s and take off with another shipment? John told Ethan he knew “every inch of the warehouse.” Well, that’s good, but um, John…you were outside of the warehouse! Johnny risked his life once again, and in the end…he walked away with nothing. Yet his unarmed partner walks away with a box of cuban cigars. “SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!” John has obviously lost his ability to make intelligent decisions!

Carly  has never been what you would call a level-headed person, but sometimes she takes irrational behaviors to a new high, or is it a new low? Carly’s “Lucy Ricardo-esque” idea to help Sonny didn’t help at all. More than that, it hurt Jax, and reminded him of where Carly’s loyalties really lie. It also reminded the court of the same thing, so her testimony won’t be much help to Sonny at trial either. Carly just doesn’t get it. She actually believes she helped! Diane was too funny asking Carly: “Were you in the same court room?” In other words, “SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!” Carly is completely delusional! She’s so delusional that she can’t even see that she’s throwing her marriage to Jax right out the window!

I believe Liz is at Shady Brook to be treated for depression. I mean first she almost froze to death in the church, then she thinks about jumping off the hospital roof when she finds out she’s pregnant again, and doesn’t know who the father is…again. So off to Shady Brook she goes, where she must be getting better, as her appetite has obviously improved because a week ago, Liz was rubbing a flat baby bump, and yesterday, it looked as if she had swallowed a small volleyball. In comes Nik with her two boys for a visit with “Mommy Dearest” and Liz is thankful and smiling, and even asks Nik if he could come back to her after he drops off the boys. Poor Nik. Based on Liz’s track record with “wanting to see him”, we just know he drove back to Shady Brook with a hard-on! He thought he was going to get some…and really, why wouldn’t he? Instead, he comes face-to-face with the equivalent of a cold shower, as Liz reminds him that he’s the worst baby-daddy in the world to the one kid he already has, and that he shouldn’t dream up any illusions about them being a family, even if the baby is his. Wow! What a turn-around! She went from Beauty to Beast in about 30 seconds flat! I guess it was convenient that she wasn’t “feelin'” Nik, as Lucky was also driving to Shady Brook to see her. Lucky finally figures out that he must be honest with Elizabeth and tell her he can’t forgive her, and he can’t be with her. Liz owes some thanks to Jason, who wisely reminded Lucky that “lying was how we all got here.” Even Jason thinks Lucky should tell the truth, regardless of Liz’s feelings, which is a good thing. I know some watching thought that Lucky was being cruel in talking to Jason about Jake, but I actually thought it was a generous thing to do. Jason walked away from Jake, and thought it would be permanent and forever. Lucky gave Jason a glimpse into who Jake is. It shows growth for Lucky, as he is no longer so threatened by Jason, that he is able to share Jake with him, at least a little. I’m glad that Lucky no longer sees Jason as a threat…that chapter is closed. (Thank goodness!)Lucky finally works up the nerve to go cleanse himself of Liz, and walks in right after Liz lets Nik know he was just a “plaything” with about as much sensitivity as a john asking a hooker to get out of the car. Liz was heartless when it came to Nik, who stood there telling her he “can’t let go.” Liz literally curled her lip at him, as if disgusted by his pathetic clinginess. Which is why her total transformation into Sugary Sweet Lizzy once she laid eyes upon Lucky was so disturbing to me. Go back and watch it…it’s unreal just how quickly she turns. I thought, “SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!” They have misdiagnosed Liz. She’s got Multiple Personality Disorder! One minute she’s a conniving, cold-as-ice slut, and the next she’s a trembling, crying, heartbroken Mommy of the Year. Why can’t anyone else see it! I say she’s a danger to herself and others! Let’s lock her up for good!

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Finally, friends, I must admit to being a little disappointed with the Jason and Sam scenes during Monday’s episodes. One of the dangers of reading spoilers is the risk of developing Extreme Letdown Disease, where you end up moping and/or angry when those spoilers don’t play out exactly as spoiled. 

When you love a couple this much, it’s hard to get them in such small quantities. It’s like being on a diet, and I detest dieting! However, my disappointment quickly turned to anticipation when Twitter became aflutter with talk of JaSam Fabulosity and Steve Burton wearing…white.

“SOMEONE CALL A DOCTOR!” I screamed for myself, as when I saw this…

I lost the ability to breathe normally, my heart was racing and I experienced light-headedness and dizzy spells all in the name of LOVE. I thought I might even be hallucinating, but everyone else witnessed the same phenomena.

Jason…wearing WHITE, and Sam, also in white, in his arms, in what seems to be a tropical paradise. And they are kissing!

Seeing them in all white, in each other’s arms, and kissing reminds me that I want a JaSam wedding on the beach in Hawaii! I wonder if the writers knew exactly what a tease that was…if not, please let them know!

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Friends, I was reminded once again that anticipation is what drives a steamy, long-term romance like Jason and Sam’s. The constant wanting is what keeps us constantly watching. As frustrating as it is at times…it’s just another part of THE BEAUTY OF GH!

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