Good morning, GHers!
I hope everyone is well, and feeling a little bit more upbeat about our General Hospital. I don’t know, maybe it’s me, but while watching live on Monday afternoon, just the THOUGHT that Jason was going to see Sam made me feel better! And though it didn’t happen until the last possible moment, it was worth it – and it gave me something to look forward to!
I was a little lost watching yesterday, since I honestly didn’t even have an interest in catching up on the two weeks I’d missed, but I think I am caught up enough to know that everyone else missed one thing also: The fact that Johnny knows about the baby switch!
You know, on Bold and The Beautiful, they use flashbacks a whole lot. The difference is that on B&B, they usually use flashbacks to remind viewers of how people fell in love, how much history they’ve shared, or why they are the root for couple. NOT to remind us that we have seen the same flashbacks of the our least favorite story lines OVER and OVER AGAIN. Oh, how I wish they’d get a clue on how to use flashbacks to their advantage! *sigh*
So, apparently, and according to the flashbacks, Johnny has “men” who were tailing his grandfather’s dead body, which led to the tailing of Heather Webber, which led to the witnessing of Sam’s baby being switched for Tea’s dead baby. *rolling my freakin’ eyes back into my head*
I have to tell you that the thing that bothered me most about this storyline is not even the ridiculousness of this new “development”. It’s the fact that yet one more unforgivable thing is being chalked up to Johnny. I really did love Johnny once. As myopic as Guza’s writing was at times, I always loved that Johnny had been written as a genuine “good guy” with an unfortunate family and an even more unfortunate life path. Johnny’s behavior as of late (since RC) has been anything but that of a “good guy”. In fact, he’s being written as… as…OMG. As another Todd Manning. Someone who does disgusting things that shouldn’t ever be forgiven. I hate it! To think that on top of everything that Johnny has recently done, he is now party to keeping Sam’s baby from her, even though Johnny is still struggling to deal with having grown up without knowing his own real mom! How are we supposed to believe that? I can’t stand it!
Are we also supposed to believe that Todd hasn’t figured out yet that this is possibly the worst kept secret ever, and that he should just confess, ESPECIALLY since he knows that hit man Jason Morgan is actually the baby’s father? Come on! Camp may have been tolerated well on OLTL (or not, as it was canceled) but this is not what GH viewers are used to! I want things to make sense. I want people to use their noodles. I want this terrible storyline to be over!
If only I could believe that Carly might actually hear what the two clowns in her life are talking about! If only Sam could have stumbled upon the hidden camera while Todd was there, and before Johnny found it. If only, if only, if only Baby JJ could count on having his parents come find him sooner, rather than later. *sending subliminal messages to Vicki Dummer* Ha Ha! If only, indeed! 🙂
I know that the Joe, Jr. and Joe, Jr. Jr. storyline was on, but I don’t really know who expects me to have ANY interest in them AT ALL, especially by themselves! These people mean absolutely nothing to me! I paid attention to the Kate and Sonny scenes because he’s Sonny, for goodness sake! I just want Kate to find out the truth about her son just so that it can play out and he can be off…out of town and off my screen! 🙂
For me, The Beauty of GH came magnificently in the moments where Jason reminded Carly and all of us that he still knows his Fair Samantha better than anyone. There was no fooling him on Sam wanting a new start and leaving her PI Business behind! I loved that moment of recognition on Jason’s face, and I loved that we can all see that Jason is worried about Sam being involved with Todd Manning (as he should be).
I only wish that Jason and Sam would put as much energy into talking to each other as they have into talking about each other to others! My goodness! I just want to scream at how much time and effort they are wasting when they could be using both to get themselves back on track, and back together, so that they can go after their baby boy together, even if they didn’t know Jason was the father right away! Is this too much to ask?
All of this partner swapping and bed hopping that was the norm on OLTL is the laziest possible approach to keeping GH on air! Give us the stuff that soap history is made of! Love, Romance and Adventure shared by a couple with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love!
I cannot stand when people say that happily married and starting a family has to mean the end for a couple on a soap. Just recently in her Michael Fairman interview, Vicki Dummer talked about growing up on GH and being a huge fan! But guess who she said she scheduled her life around? Luke and Laura. You know that couple who got married in 1981, and then went on to have an AMAZING run as Daytime’s First Authentic Supercouple! I wish Ms. Dummer would order her EP and HW to get busy writing the kind of story that should come next for a Love Story as huge and as EPIC as Jason and Sam’s!
To say that happy is boring to a soap couple is the same as saying creativity is hard work on a soap! It’s LAME and just Does. Not. Make. Sense. Luke and Laura got twenty years of story as Mr. & Mrs. Sure, it wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but it was all togetherness, and because of it, they have an eternal place in SOAP HISTORY, and even though they haven’t been together on show in a decade, Luke and Laura are still the couple that keeps on giving to storyline and to the future of Port Charles through their children, and their connections, and their History.
I want the new team to recognize that they don’t seem to know General Hospital as well as they say they do. If they did, Jason and Sam would be gearing up to hit the road TOGETHER, in spite of their hurts and heartaches, in search of their baby boy, and giving us LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON along the way as they faced every danger and adventure as a team!
GET IT TOGETHER, MISTERS CARLIVATI AND VALENTINI!
You won’t be sorry!
I am counting on you guys to help get the message across…Let’s strike while the memories of Classic Love in The Afternoon are fresh on TPTB’s minds!
Your Daily Inspiration: Jason & Sam Make Love 9/29/11 (Because this ALWAYS inspires me!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAYv-KN09K0 Credit: ashleycramni
If any couple could possibly match the magic found with Luke and Laura, JaSam IS IT!
THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY
2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EIR8MjFxpk Credit: luckiBelle (I have always loved Sam and Monica scenes!)
2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urLP8fVWi94 Credit: kjewel13
2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zt0ip59vl-0 Credit: AddictiveSoapCouples
2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bUIGvWid60 jasam4everbaby
2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkBgYG3NCHE Credit: daysfann
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!
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!),
Today’s Inspiration: “JaSam: Love’s Holiday” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j643a30Wogk Credit: lalachik
This Day In JaSam History:
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
By now, I hope you’ve all gone over to Facebook to tell them who your favorite GH couple us and why. If not, here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/generalhospital/posts/10150930992478731 There are several Jizzers who post every couple of pages…so sad. *shakes head*
The saying “The Truth Shall Set You Free” is something we’ve all heard throughout our lives. My grandpa always said that there was never a circumstance where the truth wasn’t better than a lie, even if you can’t see it at the time. There have been times in life when I’ve seen people crushed by a truth and questioned that certainty, as in some of those times, the truth has ripped someone’s heart out, or was cruel, or at least I thought, was unnecessary. However, I would have to agree with my grandpa that is does set you free…whether you want it to or not.
For Kate and even Connie, the truth is the only thing that shall set her free from the terrible guilt she is carrying for thinking she murdered Cole and Hope, and yet the one person who can give her that truth is Johnny. Oh, how I struggle with loving Johnny one minute and wanting to whack him myself the very next! Until Kate can remember that Johnny asked Connie to take the blame for shooting out Anthony’s tires, the blame and the guilt will be her burden to carry. And Johnny knows this. *sigh* I know that Johnny thinks he has truly learned his lesson about being consumed with trying to hurt Sonny and the collateral damage it causes, but while that’s a step int he right direction, it’s not enough! Kate has been through so much – and just found out that she went through so much more she didn’t even recall. She is dealing with so many things she feels so guilty about! Johnny owes it to Kate to sit her down and say, “The Truth Shall Set You Free”, and then give her the truth she needs.
Perhaps then Johnny will stop being haunted by all of the people whose lives he took because of hatred and anger. While he thinks that giving Carly his very best from here on out, and while he is working so hard to give Starr A life back now that he’ stolen the one she had and loved, he still feels imprisoned by his oh-so-guilty about the things he’s done. It’s why he cannot shake the hauntings from Anthony and Hope! Johnny needs to realize that his only hope for any real peace is that “The Truth Shall Set You Free”.
Sonny continues to move heaven and earth to protect Kate. Too bad he has cried “Wolf!” one too many times when it comes to Johnny being responsible for something terrible, especially since this time Johnny really is the wolf. The Big, Bad One. Dante is riding Sonny about coming clean about Kate, but I have to say, that I am not sure I would trust Dante either if I were Sonny. Last time Sonny trusted him with the truth about Michael’s guilt, he found out that “The Truth Shall Set You Free” isn’t always…TRUE.
I have always liked Luke and Tracy. Honestly, I have always liked the Tracy part of Luke & Tracy more, and never thought he deserved her love and devotion, but she loves the big lug! I really wish Luke didn’t find it so easy to break Tracy’s heart. In fact, it’s the one thing I have always resented most about Luke – his ability to hurt people so easily. I know that Luke was on his way to tell Tracy the truth about him and Anna, but dammit! He could not have honestly believed that the whole “The Truth Shall Set You Free” thing would have applied here! I am actually thinking that Luke deserved that little “time out” with crazy ass Heather! I hope that whatever “Hot Stuff” she has planned with him will make him realize that his life is full of MISERY without his Spanky Buns!
There were so many times I winced at Tracy’s self-assuredness about Luke while going head to head with Anna. Every time she told Anna that Luke was “not that into her”, I cringed! But I think the worst moment had to be when Tracy remembered that she found Anna in Luke’s bed that morning, and the whole truth of the situation began to dawn on her, bit by awful bit. I thought even Anna regretted taking it upon herself to try to convince Tracy that “The Truth Shall Set You Free”. Too bad it was too late. 😦
When I think of “The Truth Shall Set You Free”, I cannot help but think of our beloved Jason and Sam. That saying could not possibly apply more, could it? So many of the things that are tearing and keeping them apart are things based in lies and untruths! Each little lie that Jason and Sam believed has pushed them further and further apart, from Baby JJ’s paternity to the belief that he died that stormy night, and every other lie in between! I am committed to letting TPTB know that I am barely hanging on here. I tell them all of the things I am missing between the BEST COUPLE on Daytime, and I also let them know that this storyline has completely bored me to tears!
I am hoping that this time, “The Truth Shall Set Us ALL Free!”
Hanging in because of all of you,
I had to take the day off from blogging yesterday because my hubby took the day off to spend time with us, and since our beloved JaSam were not on, I didn’t think you guys would miss me.
It reached a scorching 98 here yesterday! I am hoping that wherever you are, you are staying cool and comfortable.
You know, the topic of what friends are for was on my mind yesterday afternoon. (Wonder why…) It seems some people use the term without really knowing the answer. So, when I went back to watch the show on YT, I wondered throughout…“Is That What Friends Are For?”
Johnny continues to spiral down to new depths of low, and it really saddens me. Johnny’s appeal for me was always the fact that he refused to be like the rest of the power hungry insane on his family tree. That was then. Now Johnny proves almost daily that the bad, rotten apple doesn’t fall far from the family tree, after all. Johnny has convinced cynical Carly that he has been honest with her since she gave him a second chance. He has her believing that he can be all she needs and wants him to be. He has even managed to make her believe that her daughter is safe in getting to know him and possibly forming an attachment to him. I wonder what Jax would say or do if he knew that his precious Joss is forming connections with yet another mobster. *sigh* Surely, in order for the relationship to truly blossom between Carly and Johnny, there has to be a foundation of trust. In fact, the same things that one would look for in a friendship would have to be part of this thing between them. I just have to ask myself, when Carly finds out the gruesome and appalling truth about Johnny, will she question every decision she made while sleeping with him? I would think so. Johnny has kept secrets and lied to Carly all along. Is That What Friends (Or Lovers) Are For? Considering it’s Carly, the answer may surprise us.
I have a confession to make. I have to swallow my resentment every time I see Dr. Ewan working with Kate, and especially with Sonny. Why? Because I get that FV and RC believe in torturing couples, but guess what? Sonny and Kate look tortured to me! However, they are being tortured together, and they are handling this torture as a couple – a united front – a team. The amazing thing to me is that if anyone had told me that both Sonny and Jason would be facing the same nightmare (coincidence in story lines, or just lazy writing? Hmmm…) in that the women that each of them loved was raped, and impregnated by their rapist, I would have instantly felt sorry for Kate. I would totally have expected Sonny to be the one to take it badly, to break down, to not be able to see himself able to get past it. To abandon Kate emotionally while he was consumed by his own emotions. I would have thought that Sonny would have been the one to allow Kate to walk out and away from their life together rather than being a willing participant in getting her help and trying everything to save their relationship – especially in the form of a shrink. Boy, was I wrong. (Well, technically, the writers are wrong, but anyway…) Sonny has been completely incredible throughout this ordeal for Kate. For as much hemming and hawing as he did in the beginning when he had trouble believing she was sick, Sonny slipped into the role of supporter and friend the way I assumed Jason would have. *shakes head* The way Sonny has held Kate’s hand, whispered encouragement and acceptance, and shown his love for her has been more than commendable. It has been downright beautiful. Is That What Friends (Or Lovers) Are For? Hell yes!
Luke Spencer has always had friends in high places, and he has always had friends in low places. What he probably was not coating on was that he had a friend in a crazy place. Heather wanted her man to know that she “took care of everything”. While Luke had to work out the particulars with Heather, he finally understood that Heather got rid of the body, thinking that she was helping keep Luke out of prison and available to her. Oh! Is That What Friends Are For? Luke really needs to work a little harder on making Heather feel appreciated, because she didn’t seem convinced. I think she wanted to beat him over the head with the fact that she did it all for him! Didn’t he get that? *rme* While I will concede that Robin Mattson plays crazy with the perfect balance of over the top and cool as a cucumber, I really wish that someone would finally out an end to this woman’s reign of terror.
Enter McCall & Jackal. First of all, how wonderful was it to see Spin and Sam working together again? It did my heart good to see Sam finally have some support from someone who loves both her and Jason! Spin loves Sam, but he also holds Jason in the highest regard. He wants what is best for the both of them, and I believe that he will work tirelessly to remind them both of how much they had to overcome to find one another, and Love, again. I have to believe that Spin won’t let them lost all they found. Not again. Is That What Friends Are For? YES! YES! YES! Thank goodness Sam is finally being afforded a friend during this terrible time in her life! It also did my heart good to hear that the subject of Heather was first and foremost on their radar. I am hoping against all hope that this latest case they are taking on together will lead to finding out the truth about our Baby JJ!
Based on the conversations on Twitter since Tuesday night, I thought I would tune in Thursday and watch a show that would have me going to the cabinet for anti-anxiety meds. Yet, I have to tell you that there wasn’t even enough in those scenes to change my heart rate. *yawn* What I did see was yet another pointless scene that didn’t really make sense when you know the recent trajectory of the characters involved. In a million years, neither Ron Carlivati nor Frank Valentini would be able to explain to me why Jason would go knock on Liz’s door to talk about his love for Sam, and his fear over the possibility of losing her, other than to make most of giggle at the irony of it all. Why wouldn’t he go to Carly, or Michael, or Monica? *shrugs*
As out of place as those scenes were, they did reinforce what we already know:
- Liz feels compelled to make every conversation she has with Jason somehow tie into Jake. It’s her go-to conversation each and every time. It’s as if she must try to remind Jason that they “had a connection” at every turn, and it always, ALWAYS sounds manipulative to me. Liz cannot have it both ways. She is either there for Jason as a friend, or she tries to hold onto what they had – which let’s face it: what they had was Jake. Jason was there in agony over his wife, hurting enough already. Why keep dragging out the “Jake card” to add to his guilt and pain? Is That What Friends Are For? Not in my book!
- Jason still desperately loves his wife, as he told Liz in plain english.In fact, Jason is single-mindedly All. About. Sam. So much so that even when Liz tried to absolve Jason of all wrongdoing and guilt by trying to blame Sam for what happened to the baby (I could have smacked some color into her pale face when she made the comment about the planter!), Jason reiterated that Sam wasn’t to blame; he was. (I am keeping track of the points he is earning with me) He is devastated about the choices that led to them being apart, and he wants their life back – the life they had when they started that journey together as husband and wife. I actually felt something close to love again when Jason was reminiscing to Liz about his wedding day! He remembered the smile on Sam’s face – how happy they were…how perfect things were! And he said it all to the woman he never married. I really do believe that Liz heard something else, as it caused her to move in and hang onto him like a freakin’ deer tick! It’s why her comment to Jason about that being what friends are for really irked me. She is on a different wavelength as Jason. She is listening for ways to blame Sam instead of genuinely listening for ways to help out a friend. And if anyone missed her transparent, “You know you can come to me for anything,“ get your Ho Radar fixed! What I heard was something dangerously close to the invitation Dolly Parton issued in “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.” Liz is hoping and praying that Jason’s anguish and heartbreak will lead to another drunken night of vulnerability. Now, I ask, “Is THAT What Friends Are For?” I guess it depends on the establishment (see above reference).
Friends, I hope we can keep our eyes on the prize here. We have got to help our fellow JaSammers to stop melting down over the possibility of Jiz scenes. Really, the only people who should have been upset by Jason going to see Liz after trying to support Sam at the baby’s funeral, are the fans who are obviously not over Jason not going to Jake’s service. It seems that we were right in that the deepest connection two people can share is LOVE. Babies should be a product of that LOVE, not the other way around. This is where Liz, and the fans of that pairing get it twisted. This is why we have got to make sure we aren’t wasting any time or energy causing “buzz” over nothing.
Especially when all that time and energy can be used more wisely, as in supporting our couple! Let’s keep reminding each other of that! “Is THAT What Friends Are For?”
Have a great weekend, everyone!
A little inspiration to take with: “When A Man Loves A Woman” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0rD-ye0HUg Credit: jmsg411
I hope you are all looking forward to a weekend full of R&R, especially from the drama surrounding our beloved, hanging-by-a-fingernail soap. 🙂
Before I begin, two things:
- I am asking everyone to please say a prayer and send positive thoughts to our very own Sarah. She is going through a difficult time and needs all of our support. Please, please, please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!
- Thank you all for your amazing comments and incredible thoughts on yesterday’s blog post! I read every single one, and want to thank all of our new readers! I hope you’ll find Bella Mafia to be your family, too!
Now, I have to tell you all that I was incredibly disturbed by yesterday’s episode of GH. I don’t want to overlook Kelly Sullivan’s performance, because she is acting the crap out of a storyline I can only imagine is terribly difficult to do.
However, I just could not believe the writers decided to go with another rape, especially when Kate/Connie was just in the same kind of situation with Johnny, sans the violence she obviously endured as a teenager.
Thank the Good Lord that I had a sneaking suspicion about where they were going with this, and told my kids they could not watch yesterday. Yet, as a mother and as a teacher, I literally had a knot in my stomach just thinking about the fact that kids somewhere watched those scenes, and there was no Public Service Announcement telling them what they should do if ever in a situation like Connie’s, or where to get help or counseling, or checked for STD’s, physical trauma, or help with the emotional devastation. There wasn’t even contact information for RAINN or The Rape Crisis Center for women, children, and men.
I am sorry, but that is not just mind-boggling, it’s downright unacceptable! It’s shamefully irresponsible on GH’s and ABC’s behalf to continue to write this overused and insensitively told storyline for the sake of getting “story”, especially when it’s almost always story for everyone but the victim her or himself.
Believe it or not, I was actually lucky enough to get a couple of responses from Laura Wright during her #AskGH tweetfest yesterday. At one point, I couldn’t just ignore anymore that we were watching a very detailed and apparently violent reenactment of what happened to Kate as a teen, and I tweeted Laura, asking if she could please let her bosses know that I didn’t know a woman who enjoyed watching rape story lines. Laura, whom I was sure was sitting with someone from the show whose job it was to guide her responses, answered me, saying, “It’s not supposed to be pretty.”
Many thoughts went through my head about that response and what it meant, but I soon decided that I didn’t care what it meant. My statement to Laura was honest, clearly not unique, and out of concern for the viewers who may be watching, and without some kind of message, and without the proper treatment or care for victims, may think it’s okay for victims of rape to carry the shame and pain for years without getting help or therapy. Or they may think that it’s okay for rape, or victims of any kind of violence, to walk around apologizing to those around them for “putting them through it.” They may not realize that therapy is a crucial step to survival and recovery, or that it’s probably a good idea for spouses or other close family members to seek professional help as well, for guidance on how to help their loved one heal.
*tears of frustration*
Rape, sexual abuse, and violence of any kind, against anyone, is something that I feel very strongly about, and am almost positive that each of you feels very strongly about. I am sure that like me, it hits a nerve, close to home, or right at the heart. That’s why I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and that’s why I almost feel as though I cannot turn on GH again without taking some kind of stand, or sending some kind of message that it’s NOT OKAY for rape, abuse, or violence of any kind against anyone, to be used as a stunt story. It’s also NOT OKAY for GH to be irresponsible about sending the viewing public the right information about the social issue at hand needed to make the right choices for themselves, or loved ones, if the worst should ever happen.
That is why, today, instead of talking about, writing about, or reading about the happenings in Port Charles as we always do, I am asking that we take a stand for every viewer who ever was, or ever will be, victimized in any way.
I am asking that you use your voice today to let GH and ABC know how you feel about this issue. Please do not make empty threats or vulgarity. Instead, let’s do something they have failed to do repeatedly: let’s show some sensitivity, decency, and intelligence when conveying our message, but let’s not fail to let them know how these storylines made us feel (angry, hurt, demoralized, re-victimized – whatever feelings are appropriate for your view).
If every single one of us does this, they will hear the message loudly and clearly!
Please take a minute today to do each of these:
Call: 323-671-4583, and 212-456-7777
Twitter: @carlivatiron, @valentinifrank, @generalhospital (I am sure there will be some kind of trending goal today regarding this issue, please pay attention)
Snail Mail: ABC TV General Hospital, ATTN: Frank Valentini, EP/Ron Carlivati, Headwriter, 4151 Prospect Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027
I know that together, we can make a difference! For today, let that be The Beauty of GH!
Please say you will!
Pretty please, with sugar on top?
Good morning, GHers!
It is pouring rain here in Jersey as I type this, and has been all day. It was a gloomy day here, just as it was in PC – where the sun was shining. Go figure!
May I just say that you guys were on FIRE today! I love it when everyone shares their thoughts on what’s happening onscreen, and I especially love it when everyone is so respectful of what everyone else is feeling! I agree with everyone who said that we are like a big family – I’ve been telling you guys that you are my family for years! Glad everyone is starting to understand exactly what I was talking about! 😉
I am with Tracy! I wish GH would get how all of us feel: Enough With The Doom and Gloom! I only wonder if the writers actually read what they wrote, because the doom and gloom is not only surrounding Luke and Tracy! Enough already!
Luke and Tracy should be enjoying the fact that they are finally rid of the crazy Anthony Z! They should be enjoying each other openly, instead of worrying about how it would “look” for the Zacchara widow to have moved on! Instead, Anthony is still hovering over them like the black cloud he was. Yet, in spite of that, I caught myself smiling at Tracy’s overzealousness when it came to getting the barbecue sauce off of Luke’s face. If only we could have more moments like those..with light and laughter, for more people on the canvas! Luke and Tracy have been the only people to actually kiss on our favorite soap all week, I believe! And they aren’t even a couple! That’s gotta change and soon! So, yes, Mr. Carlivati, ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!
I am still trying to figure out why Starr Manning has decided to remain in Port Charles, a town she was just passing through, when her life was changed so drastically and negatively, forever. I would think (and hope) that Starr would want to leave PC and be back in Llanview, where she can be surrounded and supported by her friends and family, and perhaps not feel so alone. Yet, for whatever reason, she’s still here, and still crying when Michael very literally runs into her on the pier. Starr goes on to tell Michael about finding out that Connie was the one who shot out the tires and caused the accident that killed her family, and Michael was incredibly supportive of her. I guess we will be seeing much more of Michael and Starr, but I would think if sexy summer romance is what they are going to try to sell for these two, then ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!
I have never really been a Lante fan, but I will admit that it worries me that now even Lulu is lying to her husband again, even after all those two have learned about honesty. Why must everyone in PC now be a liar? Lulu told her dad that she took a day off to avoid lying to her husband. Do they not live together anymore? Or if they do, do they not speak to each other? And now, adding to the lie is the fact that Lulu just shook on a deal to go into business with her ex-whose still a mobster-lover, without discussing it with her still-kinda-new-cop-husband? Come on! This is going to translate into more trouble for more people, and another marriage on the outs. *sigh* ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!
Wow. Kate has the exact opposite reaction to being late for her period as me! I always react as though I got away with something, whereas Kate reacted as though a tragedy had happened on June 12th! Vanessa even asked me, “Was that the date she was shot?” *giggles* Talk about doom and gloom! WIth everything that Kate has been through, because of everything that Connie has done, the date nearly brought Kate to her knees because she is late. Listen, Kate, Sonny just counseled Jason on how to get through the woman he loves being pregnant with his archenemy’s baby growing inside of her. If these new writers have gotten so freakin’ lazy already that they are going to recycle a story they JUST did, there will be plenty of material to get you and Sonny through it. Don’t you worry. But as for the rest of us, I think we have totally had our fill of unplanned rape pregnancies and paternity bingo. Kate has enough going on, why add even more? Ugh. ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM!
Honest to God, Jason really needs to get it together. I know that he is feeling guilty, and lost, and hurting for Sam, but this is just not productive. I wish we could sit Jason down and make him watch a YT vid of when Sam was shot, nearly had a hysterectomy, woke up to Alexis knowing she was her mother, had a brain bleed, had brain surgery, all while crying rivers between each surgery, only to wake up to have Jason leave her for her own good. If anyone had a reason to mope around aimlessly, it was Sam. Instead, she picked up her tiny battered, bruised and stitched-up self and gave Jason the fight of his life for their relationship! Sam barely raised her voice at Jason and threw some truth at him, and he is ready to throw in the towel and crawl into a hole. And this, right after he told Sam he wasn’t going to give up on her. *sigh* And people think women are the weaker sex. -_______- Listen, I am still not ready to make nice with Carly after what she did to Sam when Robin died, but I had to thank the good Lord that she was the one to come on over and shout at the top of her lungs, ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM! Carly was right. If Sam didn’t want to hear anything Jason had to say, then he needs to keep on telling her, until she does, because that’s what Sam did for him when the roles were reversed! That’s what you do when you’re in love and not willing to let the other persona just walk away from everything you’ve built together! While it still gets on my nerves that Carly is coddling Jason as though he was the one who was raped, got pregnant, and lost the baby, Carly sees it as her job as his BFF to catch Jason before he falls onto reality. She is trying to be supportive, and she is trying to get him to stop wallowing in self-pity and actually fight for his marriage and for the love of his life. For that reason alone, I won;t say anything negative about Carly. At least nor tonight. *zips lips, and slips key into pocket for easy access later* I was glad to see that something Carly said to
lug head Jason sunk in, because at least we got to see him looking for Sam, even though she threw his ass out last time he was there. I guess we should be thankful he remembered that he’s a god-damned hit man, and should not scare that easily. *rolling eyes* Unfortunately, he missed Sam, who would rather sign herself out than listen to any more of what St. Liz was spewing, and came face to face with more contrived bullshit. I mean Liz. *innocent look*
Sam cannot even mourn in peace, can she? There she was, holding onto her dragon, trying to do some thinking, when in floats Nurse Unprofessional. There’s a Puerto Rican saying that when people who are not your friends start visiting you in the hospital, they are really only there to estimate how long they’ll have to wait for your hand-me-downs. I am almost sure that the saying is referring to clothes, or shoes, or maybe even property, but the saying still applied today. IF (a very big IF that is) Liz truly was the only nurse who could have been assigned to deliver those flowers to Sam’s room, she should have tiptoed in, placed them next to her bed, whispered her condolences, and tiptoed right out. But no. She not only had to try and tell Sam what losing a child is like, (even though Sam knows all too well for herself) she had to let her know that she saw Jason and that he was destroyed. How about that Liz, huh? Not only did she please Jason’s case to Sam, but she actually wanted Sam to know that he was sincere, and that he was a mess, and that he wanted to mourn with her. I had to fight the urge to use alliteration to describe Liz – using the letter F. The comment that pissed me off the most was when Liz said, “I believe him.” She said that as if she always believes the best about Jason, that she is able to see the good in him when no one else can. Well, Liz, where the $%@# was all that belief and understanding in Jason when he was destroyed over losing his son – the son you still refused to see as his, even as he lay kept alive only by a ventilator and you never even thought to call him? Didn’t you think Jason would have wanted to mourn with you and Lucky? And where was all of that belief in Jason’s good intentions and noble character when you slapped the crap out of him, and then accused him of abandoning Jake and you, as if that was the reason Jake died? Unlike in Sam’s situation, Jason had nothing to do with the circumstances surrounding Jake’s death, and Liz not only shut him out, she shut him down.How dare she stand there, trying to make Sam feel guilty because Jason is “a mess right now”. Hey, Liz! ENOUGH WITH THE DOOM AND GLOOM when it comes to Jason, when you don’t even know what is going on! You know who’s also a mess right now? Sam. The person whom all this has happened to physically, and not just emotionally! How dare this clueless bitch even comment on this very personal situation between husband and wife? Talk about waiting for hand-me-downs! I was so incredibly proud of Sam for seeing right through Liz and her concern. I could not have said it better myself than when Sam said, “Well then go! Go Elizabeth! Dry his tears, put your arms around him, and make sure that everything is going to be okay.” And when Liz ever-so-weakly murmured, “That’s not going to help,” Sam said, “No, I’m serious. It’s over. He’s all yours.”
I DARE the haters to comment on how weak and needy Sam is when it comes to Jason. She looked Liz in the eye, and didn’t for a moment see her as a threat, even though Sam could see where this will lead for Liz. Sam knows that Liz is not the issue. Sam was thinking like a JaSammer should be thinking.
Sam may be exhausted and grieving and not thinking clearly, but she finally understands her worth. She deserved better from the man she loves, and she needed more from the man who promised that she’s have him, every day for the rest of his life. I am not giving up that she will get that man back, and deep down Sam doesn’t want to give up either. That is why she is so afraid, and so hurt.
I will say it again. I am a full-fledged, unwavering JaSam Fan, who refuses to jump ship, switch teams, or wave the flag of defeat. I fight for JaSam every day, and will continue to do so, even through THE DOOM AND GLOOM. But, like Sam, I think we deserve the Jason she fell in love with. We deserve for Jason to fully understand that Sam deserves to be loved at least as well as she has loved Jason, and that kind of love requires action, not mere words. Jason has got to do the one thing he has never done before for a woman he loved: FIGHT. I think Jason has gotten a bit too comfortable in the easiness of loving Sam, while for her, it has been anything but easy with all of the responsibilities and priorities he has. Jason is going to have to show Sam just how badly he wants her and their marriage.
It’s the only way for The Dragon to be reunited with His Phoenix.
And we already know they are indestructible…so hang in there.
Thinking like a JaSammer, no matter what I see onscreen,
Good Thursday morning, GHers!
I am a bit busy getting ready for a little road trip with the family – our two youngest will finally be done with school on Friday, and so we are planning on hitting the road right after to go check out what MIGHT be our future home: North Carolina! I am so excited, but scared at the same time! This lifelong Jersey girl doesn’t really like change, but I owe it to my family to give it a whirl. I’ll just need to keep my anxiety meds within an arm’s reach. 🙂
Well, I think we can all agree that sometimes it sucks when REALITY comes knocking, and we are caught off guard. Such was the case in good ol’ Port Charles, where REALITY came knockin’ on more doors than the Avon lady!
For Luke and Tracy, REALITY BITES big time! Not only were they stuck with the dead body of someone they were each convinced the other killed, they then LOST the body to complicate things further! I really, really do love the scenes these two share! Honestly, they are about the only reason for smiling we have these days – and even though it’s all about murder, I am happy to have something to be happy about! (HINT, HINT, Mr. Carlivati!) Jane Elliot and Tony Geary have the ability to make you feel like you’re watching good, old-school SOAP, which in this day and age, is saying something! Truly, I enjoyed all of their dialogue, especially the part about Tracy offering up her mother as the one thing she genuinely cared about (even though she is a mother herself). If only the writers would capitalize a little more on these moments that tug at our hearts! We would be in Ratings Heaven! The moment where Luke and Tracy were snagged by the cops while trying to get rid of the weapon was fantastic 70’s kind of cliffhanger stuff, and I cannot wait to “tune in tomorrow” to find out what happens next!
As far as Johnny is concerned, one would think that the current LACK of REALITY is his biggest problems, but look a little closer. Johnny’s biggest problem is actually the REALITY of what he’s done and the guilt that comes with it! No matter what Johnny said, killing his grandfather in cold blood sent Johnny over the invisible line he had once decided never to cross. Add to that the guilt he is stills trudging with over being responsible for the deaths of Hope and Cole, and the fact that he completely manipulated a mentally ill woman, who was already a victim of her own illness, and it’s no wonder John can “see dead people”. Unfortunately for Johnny, though REALITY concerning his grandfather’s living “status” may continue to elude him for a while, it does not elude him when it comes to the long arm of the law. Dante and Delores arrived with a search warrant and proved that REALITY BITES indeed, as they found Anthony’s cell phone in Johnny’s penthouse. Maybe Johnny wasn’t really ready for the ugly part of the business after all.
I think one person who has had to deal with more than his fair share of just how badly REALITY BITES is Spinelli! His hard work, loyalty and dedication to his Maximista and One True Love has finally paid off, and Maxie is now free. Unfortunately, she is not free to rediscover hers and Spinelli’s Love Story,as her freedom, which she linked to Matt’s, came at the ultimate price: Marriage. According to the Prosecutor, as long as Maxie stays married to Matt, she cannot be compelled to testify, thanks to Spousal Privilege. I could barely stand to watch Spin’s heart break over and over as his new REALITY seemed only to get worse the more Maxie talked about it. I know that Spin couldn’t stand to watch his once non-wife waste away in prison, but I wonder if Spin will survive the cruel alternative: to live in the prison of knowing that Maxie is now Mrs. Matt Hunter. 😦
Kristina is proving to her mom and dad, and her unsuspecting sisters, that REALITY BITES hardest when it jumps out and catches you off guard. I don’t think anyone could have imagined that Kristina would ever come home demanding that her family not only allow her to be part of her own reality TV show, but that they be part of it as well! I thought Kristina crossed one too many lines when she began airing her family’s dirty laundry – and I do mean DIRTY, on camera! Especially since Kristina knows first hand how damaging this kind of press could be to her family, especially her younger sister Molly, who is at a tough age to be dealing with the kind of torment this will bring from her peers. How selfish can this girl be? Kristina threatening to walk out and never see them again packed a bigger punch than they anticipated, and left them rather speechless, because it is quite the dilemma. I honestly had to take a moment to think about that one myself, because honestly, I am not sure what’s worse: having my daughter exploit herself and everyone she loves while I stand by and do nothing…OR…refusing to allow it, and risking that she really will walk out and remove herself from my life for an indefinite amount of time. Hmmm… In the end, I decided that neither option would work for me. I am Puerto Rican, so my family would have to help me to lock that little chica up in this house until she came to her senses! (:) ) Sometimes these things TAKE A VILLAGE! 🙂 I honestly think that’s where Sonny was leaning, too, but Alexis would never go for that. Instead, I think Alexis will cave, and Kristina will continue to bash her parents and completely humiliate her brothers and sisters on air. I just hope Kristina remembers that reality isn’t the only thing that bites – so does Karma!
Poor Sam. She is surrounded by babies – and she hasn’t even given birth yet! Not only is her sister a big, fat baby in disguise, her husband is a big, whiny baby, too! Jason goes RIGHT to McBain’s room upon his release to get in his face about tipping off the cops…which John denies. So, Jason keeps going at him – presumably about John coming after him, except that Jason keeps mentioning Sam. If I drank, I would start a drinking game where we took a swig every time Jason said Sam’s name. One of my favorites was, “You’re here for Sonny, but you spend most of your time with Sam.” Ha ha ha! Could he sound any more childish? Jason is so jealous that he just doesn’t know how to play this game at all! He’s never done this before, because usually, he would just walk way and let the other guy win. This time around, Jason cannot walk away, and he cannot just let the other guy win. Jason is in love with his wife, and he cannot bear the thought of losing her – not to John or anyone else. Even if at the moment he cannot get around the problem that he thinks “Franco’s” baby presents, Jason’s reality is that it isn’t enough of a problem to stop him from missing Sam. Yes, Jason, REALITY BITES, but you haven’t even begun to understand the REALITY of your choices and the consequences they will have! Perhaps if Jason could take a moment to try and get a clear head, he might actually see that he is wasting so much energy on keeping Sam from John, instead of bringing Sam back to him. The problem is that the usually cool Jason is anything bunt cool right now. He is borderline obsessed with John, all the while John, who’s playing this cool as a cucumber, barely blinks whenever Jason comes at him. John really does see this for what it is – Jason freaking out over the paternity issue and not being able to move forward because of it. To John’s credit, he has made things crystal clear to Jason that neither he, nor more importantly Sam, are talking about anything else. I loved the way he put it to Jason when he said, “Even if I were after Sam, you’re the one she loves. You’re the one she wants to be with. “ I liked that so much because he wasn’t backing down from trying to keep Jason on his toes about someone else seeing in Sam what Jason is not right now, but he also was very fair to Sam in letting Jason know where her loyalties lie. I have a confession, and that is that I had a Love For McBain moment when he gave Jason this piece of advice, “If you lose Sam, you’ll be losing the best thing that’s ever happened to you, and it won’t be because of what I did. It’ll be because of what YOU did.” Hallelujah! I’m so glad someone finally said it to Jason! It’s so true! (And a bit of foreshadowing, I’m afraid)
As for Sam, I am glad that she was headed back to her room, rather than to try to find Jason after hearing he’d been arrested and released. As for the Liz thing, I was very satisfied that it was Jason who told Sam about it, unlike what my cable breakdown said, which was that “Sam is surprised by Liz”. I have said it once, I have said it a million times. When Jason is forthcoming and honest with Sam, there is no secret, so there is no threat. Secrets were the one thing that buried their love the first time around. Furthermore, when Jason told Sam, he said he didn’t want her involved, which I took to mean that he didn’t want her having to deal with any of that. Once gain, I hope all of you intelligent, soap-savvy chicks can see that it was a big, old plot point and nothing more. Jason was all about warning Sam to be careful, because Sam is the one he loves. When Jason said, “Please Sam, you have to be careful”, I heard the love in his voice. Too bad that when REALITY BITES this time, it may just be because Jason went after the wrong person, not because Sam trusted the wrong person.
Let’s just hope the damage is not irreparable.
Good morning, GHers.
After watching GH, I actually had to go back to YouTube to watch the opening credits again, as for a minute, I thought Lemony Snicket must have written today’s show, as Port Charles was inundated with ANOTHER Series of Unfortunate Events after the other. hmmmppphhh…
I could sure use some happiness, much like I could sure use some sun after days of nonstop rain. After a while, the darkness starts to get to you. I wonder if Mr. Carlivati dwells in Eternal Sunshine within that Spotless Mind of his, and maybe that’s why he hasn’t noticed just how dark and cloudy GH has gotten lately. Either way, it was not Lemony Snicket who penned today’s show, it was actually Katherine Schock (whoever the hell she is – though I think she hails from Llanview), and she kept the misfortune coming!
As if Kate Howard hasn’t been through enough already, she had to face yet ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events while in lockup! Kate should be on suicide watch, as she is now being forced to face her deepest fear, and her taunting guilt over what she thinks really happened the night that Cole and Hope were killed because she has to listen to Starr as she rehashes the whole thing over and over. To be honest, I would think that having to listen to Starr at all would be torture enough, but having to listen to her cry over losing her family just has to be more than poor Kate can handle. Who is in charge of these things at city lock-up anyway? This is just horrible! It’s no wonder Kate and Connie haven’t split into another personality (I was being sarcastic, as knowing Ron Carlivati the way I do from OLTL, I am totally expecting it).
Alexis Davis really can’t catch a break when it comes to mothering! Molly was, from everything we could see til now, the “good one”. She knew enough about what Kristina put Alexis through that she should want to keep from putting her mother through anything else. besides, I really thought Molly had learned a valuable lesson from the last time she went behind her mother’s back to know better. Apparently not. It looks as though Molly, and by extension, Alexis, are about to be faced with ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events, because like Kristina, Molly is about to lose her head over her first “love”, TJ. Poor Alexis, who wants to show her younger daughters that she trusts them enough to prove themselves worthy. They so aren’t worthy. Molly absolutely defied Alexis by not only continuing to see TJ, but by having him over the house when Alexis isn’t there. What worries me most about Molly is that all of that ill-fated, forbidden, tragic couple gibberish she’s been talking about for years may seem even more endearing to her now. While I am glad Michael got there in time to stop Molly and TJ from going further, I wish Michael hadn’t promised not to tell their parents. Hasn’t Michael had enough guilt to deal with lately?
I am not gonna lie. I have always had a soft spot for Johnny. I really did always pull for him to be happy, in spite of which family he was born into, and is spite of which family he was destined to share so much of his life with. After some serious near hits and total misses for Johnny, it seemed to me that he was nearing some semblance of contentment with Carly. Until that series of unfortunate events involving Kate and Connie happened. It was a bad move. Poor judgment. a disgusting thing he did. Yet, Johnny, as always, tried to make amends where he could. He apologized to Carly, to Kate, and today – even to Sonny! I was touched by the fact that Johnny was enough of a good listener to Carly during their “time” together that he knew exactly which gift would yank at her heartstrings, even if she refused to admit it to him. But, as has become the norm for Johnny, ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events kept him from the desired result. Todd is an unfortunate event in and of himself! Why he is butting into Carly’s relationship, and talking to Johnny about how stupid it would be to hurt a good woman, when that is the absolute worst case of the pot calling the kettle black, is beyond me! I would much rather have listened to Johnny and Carly hash it out on their own. Even anger, delivered passionately would have been more than what we’ve gotten in PC in much too long!
Spinelli has finally gotten his hands on the proof needed to free Maxie. The problem is that Maxie doesn’t want to be free – at least of her guilt. She thinks Matt has more to offer the works than she does, being the selfish, self-centered person she is. (Her words, not mine) So, though her one true hero may have what it takes to save her, she is refusing to be saved, and therefore, we should all expect that Spin’s mission will have to overcome ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events before he and Maxie are enjoying any quality time outside of Pentonville, because even if he gets her released, it will be at the cost of Maxie possibly never forgiving him for letting Matt take the fall for a crime he actually committed. *sigh*
Well, I planned to take the time to watch Mulan and Kung-Fu Panda just to see what we are supposed to do to help The Dragon Get His Groove Back. *shrugs* No where in any of the explanations of the chinese symbolism behind The Dragon and The Phoenix was I able to find anything that might help either. Hmmm… I just don’t think the Dragon is ever supposed to get all mopey and whimpy, but maybe none of the new writers checked with Garin Wolf, who could not have picked better symbols for Jason and Sam – THEN. I must admit, Jason was acting a lot like most of us act after watching GH-when we stare tearfully at the reminders of our couple’s greatness, or when we basically crumple against any surface that will hold us up. We get it Jason, this sucks! I wish I could tell you that I feel badly for Jason, but I cannot. I LOVE WATCHING HIM SUFFER WITHOUT SAM! He deserves to be miserable and sad and forlorn, because his life should NOT make sense without Sam! I hope he can’t eat or sleep until she is back home! I will give the writers *this much* credit for at least writing this shared misery between Mr. & Mrs. Morgan, because if they can’t be together and happy, then this is the only thing that would make sense! I guess we can say that this was another (tiny) step in the right direction.What I most definitely do NOT love is watching Sam suffer. When will it be enough? Unfortunately, the deeply depressed writing team could not even let us enjoy the fact that Jason seemed even more lost than Sam without hinting at yet ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events about to befall our beleaguered and despairing couple. *pops a couple valium* Most babies in Port Charles have survived their mothers falling down flights of stairs, falling in the snow to freeze, being shot in the forehead, and other such outrageous what-not-to-expect-when-you’re-expecting happenings. Not Sam’s babies. Nope. Sam’s first baby was happy, healthy, and waving at Sam and Jason just hours before being detached from her placenta and dying in her mother’s womb before coming into the world. Now this baby, who has already been through more than most of the supporting characters onscreen, hasn’t even gotten into position yet, and is already facing a serious condition. *puts valium away for fear of needing more* Now do you see why I thought this epi was written by Lemony Snicket? I mean, all that was missing was that unfortunate warning at the beginning of the film, “The (soap) you are about to see is extremely unpleasant.” My goodness! We couldn’t even take joy in their misery over missing each other before we were left wondering how this “disorder” would affect their next chance at happiness – which is the birth of the most wanted, wished-for, desired, prayed-for baby in the history of soaps! Does Mr. Carlivati get some kind of kick out of knowing that thousands flocked to their computers to look up this dreaded Cassadine Curse like I did? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001613/ Our poor Baby Morgan!
I guess we must take our solace in knowing that Mr. Carlivati believes that Supercouples must prove themselves worth their salt by overcoming obstacle after obstacle, which seems to always translate into ANOTHER Series Of Unfortunate Events. That being said, Jason and Sam are in a Supercouple League ALL THEIR OWN.
The real test for TPTB will be whether or not their loyal fans are worth their salt by overcoming with them.
Only we can decide that, dear friends!
We’ve come this far…we can’t turn back now.
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So they say that once you’ve hung around the same women for a while, you all start to PMS at the same time. It could make for a dangerous situation for the male population…or at least that’s what my son and husband tell me. Come to think of it, I think it was the most repeated phrase of the lone male teacher (the gym teacher) at the very first school where I worked. LOL.
It’s like The Mad Girls Club.
It seems that’s the case for the women in Port Charles, as well. All the women we saw today were pissed off at someone or something, and it made for a different, if not exactly interesting, hour of daytime television. *sigh* I don’t watch The Bad Girls Club, but I stayed tuned in for Thursday’s Mad Girls Club, because I am hoping (and praying) that all of this anger and frustration will lead to some story lines we can truly get invested in again. I am keeping tmy fingers crossed that the warmer weather will make for some hot story lines and some steamy scenes soon, because honestly, I can’t even remember tow people on GH even made out, much less made love! You’d think GH was airing on the Gospel Channel. -_______-
The first of our Mad Girls, is really the maddest of them all, in more ways than one. Carly is always walking around half-cocked, and after she walked in and kneed Johnny, she apparently wants him walking around half-cocked, too! (Though a little more literally, *cough, cough*) Carly wanted to hear from Johnny after all. She needed to hear from him how he could hurt her that way. How he could be so careless with her emotions. Carly needed answers, but I can guarantee you that the answers she got were not the answers she would have ever expected! Carly thought Johnny was trying to BS his way out of what he did, until she heard the letters D.I.D. That positively stopped her in her tracks, and gave us all a rare moment of silence. I loved that Carly was completely stumped by what Johnny was telling her, because it totally took apart all the reasons she thinks she has for hating Kate Howard. What Carly will do with that information remains to be seen, but I can’t really imagine Carly searching for compassion among all of those feelings she’s got going on. She is, after all, my vote for President of The Mad Girls Club.
Starr Manning should not be back in Port Charles. Why her family back in Llanview didn’t do more to keep her there is beyond me. Starr is grieving, out of control, and acting stupidly. Yes, all of the prerequisites for being part of The Mad Girls Club. I am not sure if Max and Milo and all of the other paid bodyguards Jason and Sonny are always referring to were at an Organized Crime Convention, or if they all get the same hour off for dinner, but it just makes no sense to me that someone with a gun would be able to walk into “Sonny’s Su Casa” (as Sam so adorably called it during her Dominoes and Tequila party in ’05) , and then walk out with Sonny being held at gunpoint. And I’m sorry, I know Sonny has issues with men who hit women, but are you telling me that in all of the years Sonny has been the head of a crime family, and after being raised in rough and tumble Bensonhurst, Sonny wouldn’t know how to get that gun out of Starr’s shaky grip, being that he thinks she’s just a “little girl”. Now something tells me that Starr is about to take Sonny on A Drive Down Memory Lane. Someone should tell her that we usually do that on Sundays around here.
To be fair, if Carly gets my vote for President of The Mad Girls Club, Delores certainly gets my vote for vice-president. Since her arrival on the PC scene, she has been carrying around a chip on her shoulder, and has had more than enough attitude to go around. Mad Girl, indeed. Now Delores turned all of that anger on Dante, who kinda deserved it. Dante let his file clerk wife convince him that Padilla was the one who deleted the evidence pics off of his computer, and basically gave Ronnie exactly what he needed to set up her husband. Now that Ronnie turned the tables on Dante, Dante was in need of Delores’ help, because let’s face it – not one of those cops looked very willing to help Dante. I guess Delores’ desperation to clear her husband’s name overpowered her resentment towards Dante, because she finally gave in and let him out. Mad as she is, Delores seems to be just a little misunderstood…and well deserving of a few heartfelt apologies.
Lulu earns her place in The Mad Girls Club for finally being mad enough to make some noise, but damn it, I am not convinced that she has earned her way into the PI Club AT ALL. I mean, why wasn’t Lulu making all that ruckus while Ronnie was over at the PCPD and she was there alone? Or while McBain had his head halfway in the motel room? She may not have known he was a cop, but he was a human being with enough balls to give Ronnie a hard time. Surely it had to occur to her that if she made noise while he had the door open, it might have worked to her advantage, no? Now poor Sam will be dragged into this mess, which McBain has already been dragged into, and that makes me eligible to be part of The Mad Girls Club!
Our Sam surely didn’t start out as a member of The Mad Girls Club. In fact, she was really quite the opposite. I thought Sam was feeling very reflective about what had just happened between her and Jason, and in true Sam McCall-Morgan form, she took full responsibility for her role in what’s going on between her and Jason. She admitted that she should have turned to him, even if it was hard, and she did the one thing I have always loved and respected her for most: she refused to play the victim. If I must endure these all-too-often run-ins with John, I am grateful for one thing: Their scenes, so far, have not felt romantic in nature to me, and I really do appreciate that. It doesn’t mean that there isn’t a chemistry between them, because obviously, there is an ease and a trust between Kelly and Michael as actors that comes through. In fact, their dialog felt so respectful of the fact that they each love other people, that I found myself relaxing a bit as I saw Sam enjoying something that the writers haven’t given her enough of, in my opinion. That’s friendship. A friendship that’s all hers. John is Sam’s (insta)friend, whether it seems impossible to wrap our brains around or not. He is for Sam, he defends her, he takes her side first, and cares about her feelings only. Just like Carly, Robin, Liz, Sonny, and Spin do for Jason. It was high time Sam got just a little of the same! Sam has a lot going on, and she has a lot to think about and process. I was glad for her that she actually had a few moments of lightness and laughter in between. I hate to admit it, but I even thought the cheese snacks thing was cute. Unfortunately, those were probably the last smiles to grace Sam’s face for a while, as her impatience for Ronnie’s handling of what might be a “situation” in that room placed her and her baby in harm’s way.
Ronnie better pray that John puts him out of his misery quickly. I happen to remember Jason shoving his big, shiny gun in Ronnie’s face over Sam’s safety once already. That’s something you don’t ever want to force Jason to do twice. Especially when it comes to The Love of His Life!
Have a great weekend!
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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.
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!
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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!
Happy Hump Day, GHers!
Thanks for all the checking up…my grandma had surgery on Tuesday morning, but I am happy to report that she is doing okay. (Thank the good Lord!)
I thought that after not sleeping for the past couple of days, I would sleep through until tomorrow afternoon, but no such luck, so I got back out of bed, grabbed the laptop, and here I am, plunking away.
It’s a good thing that insomnia struck tonight, because there is so much to talk about! (NOTE: Not even insomnia could win over my exhaustion – my hubby was pulling the laptop off my lap at 4:15 a.m. because I fell asleep typing, So here I am again, trying this bright and sunny Wednesday morning to finish this post ;))
What about Johnny and Connie, huh? Wow. In walks Sonny as Johnny is doing his girlfriend, and Johnny’s reaction was like, “Why don’t you go bother someone else?” He didn’t even blink. That’s hatred, folks. For a minute, I thought Kate would decide to come back and make Johnny look like he was in this all alone, but I guess Connie was a lot more determined than Kate was, because she hung in there – and made it count! What a blow to Sonny’s ego, heart, LIFE! Johnny was gloating like a champ, and Connie did a banging job (no pun intended) of convincing Sonny that Kate knew exactly what she was doing, and “was right where she wanted to be.” I know that Johnny compared the night to the one where Sonny used a party at the Metro Court to blow Johnny’s life apart, but I saw a deeper correlation. In fact, one of my very first posts ever on Bella Mafia was about Claudia’s party, and how Sonny had turned her birthday party into quite the spectacle. It seems Karma is even meaner than Konnie. One birthday party catastrophe deserves another, I guess, and Sonny was right back to calling the woman in his life “a faithless whore.” *sigh* It’s so weird that new writers don’t always mean new derogatory terms for women in Port Charles.
Someone somewhere called Carly the devil in a blue dress, and I could not agree more. What a miserable bitch she can be sometimes! I want to throw her off the Metro Court roof whenever she rides Sam the way she did, but more than that, I want Jason to catch her and throw her out of his life! The writer that finally has Jason see Carly for the selfish, manipulative pain in the ass she is, and has that relationship change will have my eternal gratitude! No one has lied more, or kept more secrets from Jason, than Carly. When will her free pass expire? I was so glad when Sam finally dismissed her by asking,“Why don’t you go bother someone else?” But I was when Carly made the choice to go bother Johnny…and Connie. I isn’t feel an ounce of sympathy for Carly when she walked in and found her brand new lover in bed with Connie, because Carly didn’t show a gram of empathy for Sam when she walked in and told Jason about Robin in an attempt to tear Jason and Sam apart. I hope Carly cries double the tears Sam cried, and I hope she realizes that in life, it always, all, comes back to you. She deserves nothing less.
Poor Max.“Why don’t you go bother someone else?” could’ve been his greeting at the door all day. Every newbie in town decided to exasperate and annoy Max , but I’ve gotta say that no one has overstayed their welcome in town already more than John McBain. The guy is everywhere, and he’s in everything, and it’s only a matter of time before Jason finds he is involved too much concerning his wife. Uh oh.
Alexis may be facilitating that realization for Jason, but she certainly isn’t doing her daughter any favors! When Alexis asked Jason if they could talk, I heard myself groan aloud, and shout, “Alexis, why don’t you go bother someone else?” I absolutely knew that conversation was not going to be very productive, unless Alexis’ intention was to “produce” more tension between her daughter and son-in-law., and then in that case, fait accompli! I get that Alexis is Sam’s mother and that she’s trying to figure out how to help Sam get through this stage of marriage, but she should leave this to the experts…like Molly. 😉
I have to admit that when I watch the scenes between Jason and Sam, the first thought that comes to mind is, “Ron Carlivati, Why Don’t You Go Bother Someone Else?” I mean, how many things will he force these two to say and do that is completely out of the realm of possibility for who Jason and Sam are? And being the attorney that he is, I am sure Mr. Carlivati will understand that as far as I am concerned, his only possible defense (that he didn’t really know who Jason and Sam are), just flew out the window. Why? The clip he chose for the flashback (Finally, they heard us on using Jason and Sam’s beautiful history!) wasn’t just some random clip! When Jason was talking about the peace he feels with Sam, and when Sam said she wouldn’t trade any part of her life with Jason, THAT right there is what their relationship is all about! And what they are doing, and how they are acting right now is so contrary, and let’s face it – ass-backward, to what their relationship is all about! Jason certainly is not basking in the “peace” his wife brings him, and Sam isn’t behaving as though she wouldn’t trade her life with Jason, in fact, she keeps trading it for conversation with John McBain! It’s SO STUPID and WRONG! *slams fist!*
That being said, I still think that the conversation Sam had with her baby on the terrace, and the clip I just mentioned, were absolutely, hands down THE BEAUTY OF GH! If every episode were filled with moments of love and history…and even some romance, I just know that the ratings would reflect the viewers’ appreciation and approval!
I am hoping against hope that the writers will take a moment and realize that the constant knocking down or taking apart of every ingle couple on the show only leads to viewer depression! 😦 That can never be good for increased ratings, or even for keeping the viewers they have! Not only are all of the couples seemingly falling part, Jason and Sam, their strongest, most popular couple, seem lost to us! They don’t seem to know what they are doing or where they are going. And if they don’t know that, how can viewers be expected to want to take the journey with them?
I wished that the scene of Sam talking to her baby and reminiscing about hers and Jason’s love story hadn’t ended with John being the sigh that everything would be okay! I think the entire neighborhood heard me shout, “OMG! McBain, Why Don’t You Go Bother Someone Else!”
Now if I could only get the writers to hear me…
Let’s see what today brings, beloved.
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Our Beloved soap has gotten a much prayed-for reprieve from the chopping block!
That not only means that they will be on the air for their 50th anniversary, it also means that our favorite people get to hold on to their jobs, and support their families. It’s a fantastic day for General Hospital and those who love it…isn’t that US???
I know that things on the show at the moment have us feeling frustrated and disappointed, and even in need of anti-depressants, but I still must insist that The Beauty of GH is – at the moment – that there is still a GH to watch! As for the rest, we still have a fight ahead of us, but better a fight than a funeral.
My thoughts as I watched Wednesday’s show were a bit different, because I watched BEFORE I knew the good news that GH stayed and The Revolution didn’t. So I watched believing that the writers and producers were all still in SAVE THE SHOW mode, and tried really, really hard to understand what the hell it is that they were thinking.
So, Let’s Focus On The Good News!
The Bad News for Spinelli is that he isn’t quite the sleuth he thinks himself. What a mess he’s in trying to fight the good fight of faith for his Maximista, but it’s just not looking good. I assume that the writers are writing this (again – crazy) storyline to prove that while Maxie currently has two men fighting for her, only one can be her true soulmate. The Good News? I think Spin has always proven that he is the one who has truly always seen the best in Maxie first, and hopefully that will show Maxie who does, and doesn’t, deserve her heart.
The Bad News for Ewen is that he has one bat-$#!+ crazy patient in Konnie. One minute she’s begging for his help, and the next minute she’s barking orders at him as if he had taken over for Maxie at Crimson. I wish he was a little more diligent about his paperwork, as perhaps Konnie could already be on her way to Shady Brook if he had ever finished her commitment papers. (Men are so bad at multi-tasking). The Good News? Just hinting to Liz that she may be interested in “how the sex with Ewan was” made Liz think that perhaps Kate Howard might be as turned on by Dr. Keenan as she is, and THAT will work to Ewan’s advantage! Just the thought that he may not be as available as she originally suspected will make her all hot and bothered for him. Maybe that will keep her from slinking through the halls, spying on people, and then running her big, fat mouth. (Bitch.)
The Bad News for Michael is that he is lying to everyone he loves for the one chick who wants to see his daddy go down for good. Once again, it goes against everything Michael knows about loyalty and family, and that is just not cool. I don’t think Sonny, Carly, or Jason are going to take it very well when they find out that Starr has been shacked up at his (Abby’s) place, while she waits for the big day of reckoning for Sonny; especially considering that they have all warned Michael about the importance of staying away from Starr. The Good News? Maybe Starr being there will prompt Michael to finally pack up more of Abby’s stuff, because it really creeps me out to see the letters of her name still spelled out on the mantle.
Speaking of Sonny, The Bad News for him just keeps piling up. He has finally met a cop with more balls, and even more hair, that his cop son, Dante. McBain was about to breathe fire down his nose at Sonny, and he was not afraid to get in his face. I think the viewers who have always complained that the PCPD is no better than (somewhat) better-looking, and more outspoken Keystone Kops, are about to get their wish. McBain seems to be no joke, and his need to one-up Sonny right down to the last poorly veiled threat may be the one thing that throws Sonny and Jason off their game. The Good News? Anything that threatens Sonny enough to get Max and Milo onscreen is a good thing in and of itself.
The Bad News for Kate Howard is that she is about to blow her own world apart because she, like so many others around the world, are scared to death of the stigma that comes with mental illness. So much that she is afraid to tell the man who supposedly loves her, and has survived the end of his marriage to Brenda because of the support Kate has given him, about her D.I.D. How sad. I do worry about the message that GH is sending about mental illness and the importance of getting the right kind of mental health treatment in order to avoid dangerous situations, but I will hope that they do better this time around than they did with Jess/Tess/Bess. Unfortunately, the fact that like Tess, Kate’s alter, Connie is also driven by her need for sex, kinda depletes my bubble of hope. The Good News? That if Connie must sleep around, I am glad that it will be Johnny – as I am more than ready for him to “wipe that smug look off Sonny’s face.”
The Bad News for Jason is that in spite of the fact that he says he doesn’t want to miss a thing with his and Sam’s baby, he is missing the very thing that is just about smacking him upside the head. Something is terribly wrong with his wife. She is desperately trying to run around fixing everything that could blow their world apart, and he is still too interested in Sonny’s life first to put the pieces together. Sure, Jason notices that something is “off”, but only because he’s not paying as close attention as he should. The minute Spin came in blabbing about Jason’s “Person of Interest”, Jason allowed his attention to be split, and that allowed Sam her chance to run off and try to handle this mess on her own. How can a guy who is usually so perceptive be so damned stupid? As frustrating as this entire storyline is, I think I may see a possibility for this series of unfortunate events, twisted as it may be. It feels eerily familiar to have Sam trying to keep Jason from hearing devastating news about his dreams of fatherhood, just as he is gushing to her about the possibilities.
Oh wait… *rolls eyes*
We know why it feels so familiar. Because now the shoe is on the other foot. Now it is Jason seemingly clueless while Sam is the one not having the heart to talk to Jason about the scary possibility that their baby dreams may not come true…so she turns to someone else, as Jason once did. *sigh*
Because the past writers did a god-awful job of having Jason and Sam deal with all of that garbage from the Dark Ages of GH (2007), and did an even worse job of having them talk about it when they got back together in 2009,so that they were dealing with a truly clean slate, I can only assume that Mr. Carlivati saw an opportunity to actually throw something at Jason that actually resembles consequences.
I have never been a big believer in payback, but I am a strong believer in karma. No matter how long it takes, eventually, whatever you have put out there, comes back to you. Jason lied like a big, stink in’, bear rug all because a professional liar asked him to. Not once, or twice, but repeatedly, and for months!
The nagging issue that I have with this is that Sam did not cheat on Jason. She was raped – arguably because of Jason. I think it is unfair that Sam is being perceived as keeping a secret, and taking so much heat for it.
However, I guess the case could be made by the writers that the one thing Jason never did was acknowledge just how much pain he caused Sam with his lies. Sam apologized to everyone and anyone who would listen, and she apologized more than once. We never got the satisfaction of seeing Jason grovel. Perhaps, this is the writers’ attempt to bring Jason to his knees, when it finally becomes crystal clear just how much it hurts when the person you love more than anything, and are dreaming of a life with, is turning to someone else for support, or a listening ear, or a shared secret, every time you turn around. That’s exactly what Jason did once.
The Good News? (Dare I hope?) Maybe, just maybe, Jason will finally be forced to understand just how much it hurts to be on the other side of that, and more importantly, Jason will finally and fully appreciate what it cost Sam not only to forgive Jason, but to trust him enough to hand her heart over to his keeping once again. If the enormity of that doesn’t make Jason see just how boundless and immeasurable Sam’s love really is, then Ron Carlivati wouldn’t be the writer I believe he could be.
It’s that simple.
Spoilers? Don’t care.
Rumors? Don’t know.
Bullshit? Refuse to waste a second of my precious time on it.
Reality? The Love Story of Jason and Samantha Morgan is Incomparable, especially in this soap era. (Their honeymoon vid from just under 7 months ago is nearing 2 million views!)
Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati get paid big bucks to figure out what works, and what doesn’t. (The last time I remember seeing 2.0’s in the ratings involved The Morgans.) In finding out that GH still has some life left, they have just taken their first real deep breath in months and months. If you think they are going to risk their rather ambiguous livelihoods NOW, (especially with all of us telling them in no uncertain terms that is not a risk worth taking) you’d better call Dr. Keenan, STAT!
You have officially lost your mind!
Don’t worry – we’ll help you find it!
Love you all, and am so proud of the kick-ass fight you guys put up for our GH!
Now let’s put all of that energy into fighting for the hottest reason we tune in!
Good morning, GHers!
I was so excited about yesterday’s episode, and really couldn’t wait to “talk” to you bout it. Then a “project” here at home (for those of you who’ve been reading me for a couple of years, you know Spring Fever always inspires me to take on new projects) took way longer than my hubby anticipated, and even though my job was simply to stay close by in case he needed something (we also always have our best uninterrupted conversations during those times, as our kids tend to stay far away from any projects). By the time he was done, and everything was cleaned up, I was exhausted, and had to take advantage of the fact that I actually felt sleepy! 😉
Sometimes I think the GH writers are suffering from DID themselves. The “personality” of the show yesterday was so incredibly different from its personality on Friday! I thought yesterday’s show was soapy and exciting!
I also got to thinking that there is more than one “TOUGH NUT TO CRACK” in Port Charles!
Kate’s vulnerable side seemed to be in control yesterday, and I found myself actually feeling sorry for her, which was a surprise to me, as I wouldn’t normally consider myself a Kate fan. I do think I enjoy Kelly Sullivan’s portrayal of “Kate” more than I enjoy “Connie”, and I think it’s because she does a really great job of convincing me of just how unstable and affected Kate really is by what’s happening to her. When she couldn’t remember her run in with Carly, I could almost feel her desperation, and that’s pretty amazing. I thought the sheer panic in her voice when speaking to Dr. Keenan gave her a side that makes me want to root for her to get well, even though she is seriously “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK”.
Carly is also “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK” because I just can never understand why she does the things she does. Why does she get so much joy out of the thought of ruining relationships for the men she supposedly cares about and protects so much? I am not sure that she’s a nut I’d like to crack as much as CRUSH! The mere mention of Sam’s name coming from her was enough to make m see red! I wasnt Carly to be smacked down a couple dozen notches! I would love for the men in her life to call her on her selfish hateful ways, and I will give birth myself if she is allowed to be Baby Morgan’s godmother! I was thrilled when John McBain walked in and busted her trying to break into Kate’s cabinet! She already knows one too many secrets; let’s not empower her any more, please! -_-
Johnny was on a steady climb as one of my favorite guys in town as of late, but I had to put his climb on hold after his slippage yesterday. I think Johnny has the potential to be the smarter of the two between him and Sonny, hands down; but only when he does the one thing Sonny fails to do all the time: THINK. I think Johnny let his desire for revenge on Sonny cloud his judgement when he chose to tell Sonny about Kate wanting to sleep with him. Now Sonny is on red alert when it comes to Kate, and Johnny has lost the element of surprise. If he really wanted to bring Sonny to his knees, he would have kept that little golden nugget of truth in his back pocket just a little while longer! Ugh! I can’t stand when Johnny reminds us why he’s “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK” sometimes.
I guess the NUT never falls far from the tree, as Anthony is one of “THE TOUGHEST NUTS TO CRACK” we will ever meet. Does anyone have a handle on this guy? One minute I believe that he really does love Johnny, and wants the best for him and his future, and other times, I think he would take Johnny out himself if he thought he was too much of a threat to what Anthony wants for himself. He makes me nervous for Johnny’s future!
Dr. Keenan might be able to help make a dent in all of the nut-cracking needed in PC, except that he himself is “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK”. After months and months of keeping it a secret that he was the one who pulled Liz from the water that night (damn him), he just blurts it out to her as if it was nothing but a normal occurrence. What the heck? Could it be that he got as bored with her as I do that it wasn’t worth the trouble of keeping it from her? Or did he finally do his homework and realize that Liz always shows her gratitude towards men in the same way? He must be lonely after all, now that Cassandra is no more… though I am not even sure if he knows what happened to her. Whatever the reason, I did expect a little more of a shock factor when Liz finally found out. Oh well…
Speaking of Liz, I have to say that Patrick’s phone call to her when Emma asked about “Mommy in a box” left me baffled, and well, quite honestly, thinking Patrick was “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK”. I get that Liz promised Robin to keep an eye on Patrick and Emma, and that somehow, we are supposed to believe that Patrick and Liz have this close relationship that we haven’t really seen onscreen. However, Robin’s mother is in town! Mac is on call! Matt is Emma’s uncle! I just didn’t understand how Patrick would see the wisdom – or even the common sense – of calling Liz for advice. As a mother, it also ticked me off a bit. This is something that Anna should have at least been consulted on. But I guess that’s always going to be a stickler with a plot point. I guess the moment that overshadowed my complaints was the moment where we got to see that Robin is, in fact, alive. Yay! While people had their theories, it’s always nice to see that there is hope for the Scrubs and Robin fans! I remember back in 1999 when Lucky was thought to be dead after the fire. I remember running to answer the phone because my best friend, Sue was calling to scream her excitement over Lucky being alive! Sure he was still going to be missed onscreen, but al least we knew that he would someday be back. The same was true for all of the Robin fans, and I am thrilled for them!
You know what really made me smile yesterday? The fact that Jason has finally come face to face with someone who doesn;t have to threaten physical violence against someone he loves in order to rattle his cage, or make him feel protective of “his wife”. I have to say that after all of the rumors and gossip everyone was sending me, I was starting to dread the Jason/John confrontation. I could not handle Jason yelling at Sam one more time. Thankfully, after watching the scenes (about a dozen more times), I have to say that I was very satisfied with how it turned out. I love that John is so kind to, and considerate of, Sam, especially in Jason’s presence. John wanted to know if she and Jason had worked things out. He told Sam that she didn’t have to stay while he talked to Jason. And he didn’t ignore her presence, even after she refused to leave. I am convinced that the hairs on the back of Jason’s neck were standing on end from the vibe he picked up from McBain’s interest in Sam – hence the “Don’t talk to my wife!” demand. And guess what? I LOVED IT! No one deserves to be shaken up more than Jason Morgan. I think for the first time, the roles were reversed, and Jason, not the cop questioning him, was left thinking, “This guy is A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK”, and I think I was more than ready for that change.
When Jason asked, “You two know each other?” after Sam made reference to a previous conversation, and John answered, “As a matter of fact, we do”, I was kinda hoping he would then say, “We have a connection.” Perhaps when Jason is on the other side of that, he will finally realize just how easy that is to swallow. (Not!) John even made sure to tell Sam that it was good to see her again before leaving. Perhaps Jason was so concerned about why Sam seemed so upset because he was the one thrown off by the attention McBain showed Sam. And maybe it made him realize that he should make a stronger effort to do the same. I would not complain at all! 😉
I did like that Jason fought Sam some on going to NYC to track down his medical records, and that he took the time to express and show his love and concern for Sam and our baby. And the kiss was a very welcome bonus! Those are the moments we’ve waited 8 long years for! Thanks, Writers! More, please!
I felt the thrill of anticipation for what comes next with Jason and Sam and John. Not because I would ever be okay with him coming between Jason and Sam, but because if he helps Jason to take things for granted less, and realize that friendships between your spouse and someone of the opposite sex makes one uncomfortable, I am all for it! Welcome to town, Lt. McBain!
I know that we are all worried for our Supercouple and the direction Ron Carlivati is taking, especially with all of the speculation and general B.S. out there. I also know, after watching OLTL over the years, that our new headwriter is “A TOUGH NUT TO CRACK”, but I think the only chance our soap has of surviving starts with our rock-solid support!
We’ve had some head-scratching moments, sure; but I also believe we’re going to have some triumphant moments as well!
Hang in there with me!
I hope that you are all enjoying the same kind of fabulous weather we are enjoying in Jersey! I LOVE IT!
Am I the only one who finally exhaled after today’s episode of GH?
Truly, I thought Luke’s warning to Lulu: “Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!”, was a bit of foreboding for us all. Thankfully, it was just a sign that GH was gonna deliver some good ol’ classic soap.
Still, had I been given the opportunity to warn Spinelli myself, I would have warned, “Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!” How difficult it must be for Spin to keep slamming into the brick wall of his Maximista’s resolve to punish herself for Robin’s death by self-destructing and taking the blame for Lisa’s murder. Bradford Anderson rarely gets the chance anymore to show us what he’s made of, but I have not forgotten. He never fails to show us Spinelli’s vulnerability and innocence, in spite of the fact that he works for Stone Cold. Today was no exception. I was completely sold that Spin’s hearts literally breaks for Maxie and the pain she’s feeling over Robin’s loss, and it reminded me that once upon a time not that long ago, Spin and Maxie were a couple I was rooting for. When he brought in Maxie’s makeup, I felt a lump in my throat. These are the reasons that I will always believe that Maxie walked away from the man who would love her like no other, and most importantly, would always believe the best of her first. What a mistake. And to think that Maxie is even involved in the Lisa Niles’ murder mess because she was afraid for Matt and his involvement in it just adds to the heart ache, because he is so undeserving. Perhaps this nightmare and the support that stays the staunchest will help Maxie to see that she still has a choice about the man she trusts her heart to.
I am hoping that Maxie will be allowed to have some friends nearby during this crisis. Perhaps when Lulu is done hanging out with her dad’s crowd over at The Floating Rib, she can take some time for her old friend, especially since Maxie made it easy for her by getting herself stuck at her job. Lulu’s relationship with her dad hasn’t been an easy one – or a healthy one. When Lulu walked into the bar formerly known as Jake’s and started berating him for being in a bar on the anniversary of Jake’s death, I thought to myself that this role reversal is one of the biggest issues for her. Lulu is always doing the parenting in this relationship, and maybe she needs to leave that responsibility to Luke from now on. Of course, it would help if Luke wasn’t always about to say something to his daughter that required “Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!” as a preface. Luke should know better than telling Lulu something that he was going to ask her to keep from her “cop” husband. Hasn’t his being her dad put enough of a strain on her relationships?
Besides, Dante’s already got his mother keeping secrets from him – and it is a mother of a secret, too. I was actually a bit surprised that Liv would lie to her baby’s face, especially while he was on the job, all in an effort to make a deal with her ex-lover to save her current lover. I would have to say that before Dante is told what his mama was really doing at Johnny’s, someone issue the familiar warning:“Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!”
Awww, was I the only one who was happy to see Anna and Noah come face to face again? While I have to agree with Noah that I wished it was under better circumstances, reunions like theirs I’ll take under any circumstances! I am sure that Anna would have welcomed the opportunity to catch up with Noah, chat about their granddaughter, and discuss how they could help Patrick get through this together over a cup of coffee and some shared tears, but Noah had other plans. “Brace Yourself, Anna, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!” No one would like having to hear what Noah had to say when she was already saying the very same thing to herself. Noah let her know, in no uncertain terms, that he was not going to let Anna take out her pain on Patrick. It was interesting to see both parents reacting to their child’s pain, in spite of the fact that their connection is about more than their children having been married. I thought Patrick coming in to back Noah off, because he earnestly felt he deserves everything Anna had to say, was just the thing to convince Anna that she was doing the right thing by offering him heartfelt apology. I wept during their conversation, mostly because as a mom, I totally understand everything Anna has felt: from wanting to rip Patrick a new one, to being devastated at realizing that her daughter had kept things from her. Mostly I understood when Anna warned Patrick that the ass-kicking Robin saved him from by not telling her about his cheating would have been a bad one. What mother wouldn’t want to beat the crap out of anyone who hurts her baby? And as Anna said, what mother wouldn’t want to murder the woman who tore her daughter’s life apart? If I were Anna, I would console myself with that. That Robin didn’t tell her because she knew Anna would have murdered that crazy bitch at the first sign of trouble. It might someday even give her a reason to smile.
One thing that did not give me a reason to smile was Jason when he first got home. In fact, when Jason yelled at Sam that “it was his life,” I had an Ally McBeal moment where I walked in, stood between him and Sam, and asked him to hand me his gun. So that I could shoot him between the eyes. As for the rest of it, I tried really hard to try and look at this issue between him and Sam as impartially as I possibly could. Sam never thought that what she was doing in keeping the truth from Jason was the right thing. And she never thought there weren’t intrinsic consequences that would come as a result of her choices. In fact, she told Carly that she would rather have Jason pissed at her, but alive. I am not saying that Sam deserves any of the bullshit Jason has dished out at her, and neither am I saying that Sam was wrong. What I am saying is that she knew it wouldn’t be the right choice for Jason, and she was still okay with that, because the benefits outweighed the risks. It’s something I would have done myself, placed in the same position. However, I would have to be prepared to do something else Sam did, and that was apologize. I was having a tough time today in trying to understand how Sam apologizing for something she knew was wrong for the man she loves was seen as weak by some. I thought Sam was giving as good as she was getting in their conversation. I thought she was fighting for Jason to see her side. That didn’t make her weak – that made her the fighter I know her to be. So easily, Jason could have shut down, focused on what Carly convinced him was a betrayal, and stayed there, but Sam was not allowing him to stay there. I’m sorry if it upsets you when I say this, but Sam did owe Jason an apology, and she knew that the moment she made the decision. Offering an apology doesn’t make someone weak, it makes them strong enough to admit that sometimes we do the wrong things for all of the right reasons under the sun. I loved that Sam apologized for doing the one thing Jason hates the most, but I loved even more that she was willing to tell Jason “Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!”, but if I could go back, I would do the same thing. I’m sorry, but that just doesn’t sound like a weak, pathetic woman to me. Sam made apologies for doing something she knew would not sit well with him, but she wasn’t making apologies for the reasons she did it. That’s the Sam I know and love.
As for Jason, sure he was holding on to the fact hat Sam took away his power of choice like a dog with a bone, but I thought he seemed to get it when Sam defended her rationale. As for Jason “rubbing Liz in her face”, I’m sorry. I just didn’t see it. To me, it would have been a hundred times worse for Jason to have come home and not told Sam that truth right away. And judging from Sam’s reaction, Liz is not a threat to their marriage, and therefore, neither was the truth about them talking about their dead son on the anniversary of his death. There wasn’t even a need for Jason to offer an advisement of “Brace Yourself, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!” I thought the way he told Sam about seeing Liz on the bridge was very matter-0f-fact, and inconsequential to them as a couple. I didn’t see him saying it to hurt Sam at all. Even when Jason said that Liz said it wasn’t Sam’s fault, and he knew that, I took that to mean just that. Liz said it, but he knew it. Liz’s comment was superfluous, because the fact that his anger and pain weren’t Sam’s fault wasn’t something he was even entertaining. I must say that I know Jason pretty well. I did say yesterday that this was about two things for Jason, and both of them involved Robin. 1. He couldn’t save Robin, and 2. Robin saved him. Jason told Sam today that he was angry with Robin, but we all know that more than that, Robin’s death forced Jason to put down that superhero cape of his. Of course he doesn’t know what to do with that. Jason was lost. Sam and their baby were his compass this time, and helped him find his way back. That’s why he loves her.
Do I still think the writers were way off on his reactions towards Sam for a couple of days there? ABSOFREAKINLUTELY! We know our Jason as well as Sam does! But what’s done is done. They did a good job at bringing me to a place where I could be as content as Sam was, lying in her husband’s lap, and finally able to get some sleep after a few sleepless nights. Jason and Sam talking peacefully on the couch like the good ol’ days was The Beauty of GH for me today. Like most of you, I couldn’t stop thinking about Jason’s outrageous behavior towards Sam either. Let’s just be thankful that the thought of Sam leaving their home freaked Jason out as much as it did us, and he grabbed onto her, told her he loved her, and didn’t let go. Most of all, let’s be thankful that Mr. & Mrs. Morgan needed to reconnect almost as much as we needed them to! (Hence the over 1,000,000 YouTube views of their wedding night!)
Too bad that it should have gone without saying that even with the new headwriter in place, we should have recognized the warning.“Brace Yourself, JaSammers, ‘Cause You’re Not Gonna Like It!”
Of course Spinelli would arrive with information that could not wait just as they were racing up the stairs for some “rest!”
HOW WILL WE EVER BREAK THIS CURSE?
The least of our worries, I’m sure!
Keep watching, GHers! It’s now or never!
Happy Hump Day, GHers!
It was a long, drawn out day, but the good news is that my grandma was released from the hospital, and Karina was with her when the news came that she could go home! It was like a soap – well, actually better than a soap, as I am not sure there’s any good news on soaps these days! 😉
Thanks to all of you for your kind words for us, especially for Karina. As soon as she gets caught up on sleep, I’ll have her sit down and read them all. Most of all, we thank you for the prayers and well wishes for my grandma. Since Karina is the one caring for her, I fear she is the one to feel the strain of having so many uncertainties about her condition the most, and I could hear that the weight had lifted from Karina’s shoulders the second she called with the news. I am incredibly grateful.
Thanks again for being part of my support system!
Well, John McBain has made his presence known in Port Charles rather stealthily, hasn’t he? Dante seemed to be caught completely unawares that Detective McBain was in town, not just to handle “the grieving grandfather”, Todd Manning, but to go after Dante’s Daddy Dearest. Had the PCPD rolled out a welcome mat for the out-of-town cop coming to collect his fugitive, Dante unceremoniously tugged it out from under John, and rolled it up and away. The problem with that move was that Dante managed to roll out the doubts about his ability to remain professional when it comes to Sonny. Dante wanting to know about John’s connection to his dad seemed to give John all he needed, as we can all admit that detectives in Llanview actually pick up on clues, but Dante took it a step further and actually asked John to “just go home”. *sigh* Too bad it appears the only friendly, yet terribly sad, face he found in Port Charles was Sam’s. I bet that was something else he felt “Like A Stake Through The Heart”.
Can’t say that I blame him. Things all over Port Charles had me feeling the same way.
Poor Patrick. The one other person around him who is feeling the same desperate loss he’s feeling has now turned on him, and he must feel even more alone than he did when he left the house that morning for his wife’s funeral. Talk about something that must feel “Like A Stake Through The Heart”. I imagine Patrick must wonder if the pain will ever stop choking the life out of him, and I’d bet if he could, he’d ask someone who might have the answers. Someone who might have experienced the very same pain of losing a wife, and having to deal with the guilt of not just being the one to live, but living with the guilt of having betrayed her. There was a time that Patrick couldn’t forgive his father for being the person to have had that experience, but when he opened that door, and Noah offered him the compassion that could only come from having been there once, I’d bet Patrick finally breathed a sigh of relief.
I knew that Anna would replay everything she said to Patrick in her own mind over and over, and that she would realize that what she chose to say to him on the hospital’s rooftop must’ve felt to Patrick “Like A Stake Through The Heart”. I imagine that once she thought about how Robin might have reacted to Anna’s “evisceration” of Patrick, she felt completely ashamed of herself. Her daughter (I just heard the word “daughter” in Anna’s accent) chose to forgive her husband, and to hold on to her marriage and her family, and Anna had no right to make a judgment about it either way. At least not out loud, because every mother has the right to make a judgement about how a man has treated her baby girl. Now Anna has to live with knowing that she not only overstepped her boundaries, which did not die with Robin, and I guess it was a bit hard to handle without the help of some liquid courage.
If anyone would know about liquid courage, it would be Luke. And as if on cue, he was right there to offer Anna what little he could. I wonder how it must feel for Luke to know that he can’t really take a drink, and he feels as though he can’t really tell Anna why. But most of all, I wonder how it feels to know that the truth that Luke has decided to bury deep down along with his conscience, is the reason that the only other person who knows exactly what Anna is feeling isn’t there to help her through it. I imagine that seeing his old friend’s pain, and knowing he may have had a hand in making its sting a little more pronounced may actually feel “Like A Stake Through The Heart” to Luke’s vampire-like old ticker. Perhaps he and Sam can start a support group for those who’ve told a lie in order to save a life.
Why, oh why wasn’t Sonny hunting down Dr. Keenan while at GH, and asking him to go find Kate, Connie, Carmen, whoever she is? As if it isn’t bad enough that Sonny is about to be shocked out of his italian suits that Kate wasn’t role-playing, it now appears that Carly will have one more secret to hold over one of the men she considers to be completely hers, and will get yet another opportunity to take pleasure in trashing their relationship. At this rate, John better move to a penthouse where Connie can’t find him, because Carly is going to be “in the mood” for quite some time. The fact that Carly gets to smile about anything right now, for me, is “Like A Stake Through The Heart”.
Nothing, and I repeat: NOTHING felt more “Like A Stake Through The Heart” than the stone cold way Jason treated our Fair Samantha yet again. He seems unable to recall that he has been guilty of doing the same thing, and has shut down completely. Our friend, Darlene, offered a perspective that very honestly, had not even crossed my mind in the throes of my anger and disappointment. She suggested that the reason Jason is acting so completely differently than he has with the other lying women in his life is because “He is in love with Sam, and therefore, she has the power to hurt him.” That thought teased my own brain all day, and when I heard John describe to Sam how he felt when Natalie lied in order to protect him and their child, that it really tore him up, and felt “Like A Stake Through The Heart”, I realized that Darlene had a valid point. (Thanks, Darlene!) The more we love someone, the more a deception hurts. And Jason has never loved anyone as deeply or as wholly as he loves Sam – even if he is doing a piss poor job of showing it these days. (Ass)
I will admit that Liz being on the bridge at the same time as Jason didn’t really bother me. What bothered me more was this seemingly out-of-the-blue depth of loss that Jason is feeling over Robin’s death. Understand this: I am not minimizing their connection, or their history. How could I when I lived through it with them? It’s just that this “newfound”, over-the-top reaction just feels…wrong. Off. While I lived through Jason and Robin’s love story, I have also lived through the past seven years since Robin’s return, and while Jason and Robin have remained friends, and I’ll even stretch and say they’ve remained close – the emotions Jason should be feeling should stem from the guilt of knowing Robin died trying to save his undeserving ass, not this devastation as though they were closer than ever. Come on, writers! Don’t insult our loyalty over the years by writing this as though these years didn’t happen! To us, it’s “Like A Stake Through The Heart”.
To my delight, the scenes between John and Sam made me smile a bit – because of the way they played with the actors’ history (such as the “Like A Stake Through The Heart” comment, which gave a nod to their vampire days on Port Charles as Caleb and Livvie) without making the scenes feel forced. Sam had just had me in tears when talking to Robin’s picture, and within seconds, I caught my lips twitching towards a smile. Kelly Monaco did a fantastic job of playing those scenes as an emotionally spent wife who just needed to unload, even if to a complete stranger with familiar eyes. She breaks my heart when she cries, and I could totally understand why someone would see her sitting in a church crying and want to help. I actually would not mind Sam having herself a confidante of the opposite sex, even if only for Jason to get a taste of his own nasty medicine. I hope his brain cells sizzle with jealousy and insecurity, and that the very sight of another man taking the time to show Sam some kindness and compassion rips into him “Like A Stake Through The Heart”. (Then get in line behind me to pour the salt into his wounds!)
As for Liz, I will say this, as I know you guys expect me to have an opinion on it: I think it is so pathetic that the only way writers can ever write these contrived Jason and Liz scenes is for Jason to completely go off the rails and be someone he himself wouldn’t recognize. I guess the writers were going for irony when they had Jason ask Liz if she would have lied, as we all know that was EXACTLY what she did when she had a secret to keep from Jason! And Liz answering that she didn’t know, and that’s why she didn’t visit him? O.M.G. I KNOW. WE ALL KNOW. We all could have answered for Liz. Of course she would have told Jason! Liz can only tell the truth about a secret when it isn’t her secret to tell, just like she did with telling Patrick Robin’s secret, and just like she’s always done in the past. Give me a break.
It’s no wonder no one else in this house today would sit and watch my beloved soap, now stricken with D.I.D. Not even Vanessa would stay and watch after Jason yelled at Sam the first time. I think she may have even muttered a word that I would not have approved of to describe Jason as she stomped up the stairs!
I acted as though I didn’t hear it. If it was the word I think it was, it was true.
My concern is that just as in this house, people in lots of other houses may refuse to sit and watch a General Hospital they don’t recognize.
That they won’t watch something they can’t wrap their brains around.
That they’ll turn off their TVs and, like Vanessa, walk away from General Hospital.
The very thought of that wounds me “Like A Stake Through The Heart”.
*pass the tissue, please*
Good morning, GHers!
This post must begin with a heartfelt *sigh*.
As a lifelong soaper, I usually take the token Dissociative Identity Disorder storyline that apparently must visit every soap town, and cause upheaval and drama for a few of its residents, in stride, I really do. Sometimes, I even love them. My God, I remember Jane Elliot (GH’s Tracy) playing Carrie on Guiding Light opposite Jerry Ver Dorn (OLTL’s Clint) as Ross, and the story had me riveted – even though I think I was about 10. 🙂
Through the years, I’ve held on even when the story lines wore on my patience and interest, only because I know that at some point, the patient with the disorder will either be treated, or shipped off to a mental institution, and the issues resulting from the disorder will be resolved.
THE TROUBLE WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS, for me, comes when it seems that the condition seems contagious.
Yes, I said it. Or at least I typed it.
And I mean it, too!
I found myself watching GH today thinking, “WHO THE HELL WAS THAT?” Is everyone in Port Charles suddenly suffering from some kind of personality disorder?
And listen, I am not even talking about Kate/Connie and now Carmen (Miranda)! Although, I heard myself take a really deep breath when Connie told Sonny she was now Carmen. I guess what bothered me most is that Sonny may not always be the sharpest tool in the shed, but I will tell you what: if my significant other randomly started calling himself by other names, while already under the care of a licensed psychiatrist, I would be backing out of that room while dialing said psychiatrist’s number! For Sonny to just think that Kate was suddenly turning into some kinky chick was just ridiculous! Sonny is bi-polar. Surely he knows what the beginnings of a breakdown look like in someone else, no?
What about Maxie? This is a tough one, because I am still trying to get used to seeing the lovely and talented Jen Lilley and registering her as Maxie. The fact that this Maxie is already so different is one thing, but to have Maxie completely break down and cop to killing her cousin in front of her grieving family – especially her young daughter? WHAT THE #&%$! (And by the way, we all know that Liz is completely useless, but dear God, did she have to just sit there gawking at Maxie all that time when she should have been getting Emma to safety long before she did? Pffft. It made me want to bash her head in with Robin’s commemorative brick!) Maxie was obviously out of control from the moment she walked in. In fact, I was screaming for Father Coates to stand up out of that chair he was sitting in and perform an exorcism, because obviously, Maxie was possessed! Even for Maxie, it was just too damned much. Too damned selfish. Too damned thoughtless. Too damned hard to watch. But when Maxie hissed, “I’m Maxie Jones, and I am a murderer”, I rolled my eyes like a 5th grader, and walked out of the room. Who are these people?
I love Anna. I do. In spite of the fact that she hasn’t exactly been the best mom to Robin over the years, I do really love the way she mothers when she is around. The one thing I thought was a bit out of character was that Anna was back on the roof after days and says of watching her daughter’s husband struggle to envision his life without his wife, ripping him a new one over his affair with Lisa Niles! Oh how I wish she had out that much passion in telling Robert what a dirt bag he was for leaving town instead of attending his daughter’s funeral! Or how I wish Anna had actually been around more so that she wouldn’t have had to hear about this after her daughter was gone. And that barely disguised threat to take Emma from Patrick? Did she want Patrick to jump off the freakin’ roof? (asked in my best Chandler Bing voice!) Anna talked to Patrick about wanting to think about her daughter being happy, and always laughing. I am sorry, but I would need to do more than imagine that. I would need to be near my daughter a lot more than Anna was near Robin. At the very least, Anna could have kept tabs through Mac – there was no way Mac would’ve held back on the Lisa thing! The timing was completely off for me, and things got even darker for Patrick – and me – in a matter of seconds. And trust me when I tell you – darker is not better.
I know this was like the 5th day of Robin’s funeral, but Carly is the one who is DEAD TO ME. Carly’s personality disorder is different in that they are all rotten. I thought there was no way she could make me hate her more after Friday’s episode, but boy, was I wrong! That BITCH has sunken to an all new low. In my own life, I try to follow one very simple guiding principle when it comes to how to handle questionable behaviors from the people in my life. That is to try and understand the motives behind their actions. Very often, the people we care about do the wrong things for what they truly believe are the right reasons, and the right reasons are usually not self-serving. If Jason were to take a moment to do the same, he would soon realize that Carly’s motives were pure evil. Just as Johnny did before Carly jumped his bones for some celebration sex. *gags* Carly could not even keep her crocodile tears going long enough to feel sorry for Jason once he’d left the room. Once she was done trying to destroy his marriage to Sam, she was gloating triumphantly! It turned her on, and sent her running to John’s for a romp, instead of home to hold her daughter, thankful that Dr. Robin livelong enough to save her godfather, or I don’t know, celebrate the fact that Joss is alive and well a year after receiving Jason’s dead son’s kidney. Carly is the scum of the earth, and even if she offered her own kidney to Sam on a silver platter, she will never be redeemed in my eyes. Did you read that, Mr. Carlivati? NEVER!
There was only one thing that made me smile about today’s Jason and Sam scenes, and that just breaks my heart. Jason and Sam, their love, and that baby we’ve all been praying for since 2004 were the only rays of sunshine peeking through the massive storm clouds that seem to have rolled into Port Charles once more. That one thing, sadly had nothing to do with anything they said, or anything the writers wrote. It was actually a comment on the JaSam scenes uploaded to YouTube by ashleycramni. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FICCC3AgSs Check out the comment: Jason please do not make me come through this tv and smack you.no one care that you are pissed..you can be a lil upset, but you are being really selfish with your “BFF” Carly!! Carly comes in after the fact, but where was she when you were “dying” sleeping with Johnny.seriously grow up and be a husband.now is it me,but how is he up so fast and mad after having a complicated brain surgery?? Jason get it together and stop letting Carly run your life…SO SELFISH Robin come down and smack him..lol Comment by: mommiesangelej
To that, I say: AMEN!
I wanted to slap the shit out of Jason’s head.
I wanted Sam to take off one of her spiked heels and leave a piece of it in Jason’s brain where that piece of the dashboard used to be, because obviously removing that “inorganic matter” has caused pieces of his brain to fall out, and it needs to be plugged up.
I wanted her to tell Jason that he was right. His hypocritical ass wasn’t worth the sacrifice.
And when he said that maybe Carly did know him better, I wanted her to grow fangs like she did as Livvie and drain the life from his already dead soul. That Mother #%$^&#!
Then . . .
I shut off my TV and did laps around my living room as I went over all the reasons I should start blogging about The Bold and The Beautiful, or retirement, or gardening in New Jersey!
And that was when the increase of oxygen helped to clear my own brain, and I realized that this is THE TROUBLE WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS.
When we heard that the Misters Carlivati and Valentini were taking over the reigns at GH, we pleaded with them not to turn our beloved characters into people we didn’t recognize.
Unfortunately, that is what just happened right before our very eyes!
Surely Jason Morgan would not be so much of a hypocrite that he would forget that he did the exact same thing when Carly was pregnant and he couldn’t tell her that Claudia was responsible for Michael being shot! Or that he made the choice for Sam when she was shot in his arms and he decided that his life was suddenly too dangerous for her. Or when he decided that Sam would be too heartbroken to hear the truth about the lie that Liz told him when she lied for months and let him believe Lucky was her baby bump’s father, so he turned around and kept that from her, too. Were those his choices to make?
And certainly Jason would never, ever use Carly against Sam to hurt her! Not when she just sat by his bedside, willing him to live for the 69874095708374598643598th time, all while pregnant with the baby she wanted more than anything, and was scared it might not have been his because she might have been raped by his enemy while on their honeymoon!
No way. No how.
The Jason Morgan I know would never hold Sam to such an impossibly high standard when he himself could not live up to it. And the Jason Morgan I know would never purposely hurt Sam with careless words. Not again. Not after all they’ve overcome to find their way back to each other and start the life together that makes each of their halves complete!
So, yes, I am still pissed, and yes – I want to draw blood. But I have reset my sights on a new target for my anger and frustration: The idiot(s) who actually wrote this new, emerging personality disorder Jason is dealing with.
Whoever it was, they realized THE TROUBLE WITH PERSONALITY DISORDERS for themselves when they got an earful from all of my own personalities.
- They heard from the angry me, who refuses to be treated as though we should all have amnesia and not remember what our favorite characters are like.
- They heard from the disappointed me, who trusted them to keep their word when they said they would honor the history of the characters on GH.
- They heard from the me dealing with my anxiety disorder, who cannot stand idly by and watch the train wreck I fear is going to happen without screaming to get someone’s attention.
- They heard from the emotional me, who is devastated at even the thought that our favorite couple could be written so drastically different that I feel as though they are lost.
- And they heard from the teacher in me, who demanded that they do their homework, brush up on their history, and treat me with respect!
I am thinking that after all of that communication, they, like us, have now had their fill of personality disorders, too!
We can only hope!
YOUR HOMEWORK: Communicate, communicate, communicate! Let TPTB know exactly what’s on your mind – on all of your minds of all of your personalities. Silence is not an option here!
Much love from all of Me, Myself, and I,
Thanks for all the get well wishes. I don’t think it’s the flu, as it still hasn’t really taken me down. I am fighting my way through fevers throughout the night, and I still feel as though I have the chills throughout the day, but I still feel as though I am fighting whatever it is – and we’re locked in a battle that won’t end one way or the other. The silver lining is that I don’t think I’ve slept this much in 2 days in like 5 years! Whatever it is, I have lost the battle over energy, and cannot seem to keep my eyes open very long, and being the chronic insomniac I am, that is one symptom I will never complain about! I’ll take it! 😉
You know, “Not On My Watch” is a serious declaration to make. It’s actually a promise, really, and too often, one that no one can guarantee keeping.
Take Michael, for instance. Basically Michael met Starr after a very traumatic accident, and found her to be completely hysterical and desperate for help. Problem was, Starr had hurt her ankle, and could do nothing to aid in the rescue of her boyfriend and baby daughter. So Michael does the one thing that he has probably regretted since the moment the words left his lips. He promised to save them both for Starr. Michael was determined that the two people trapped in the car would not be lost to Starr…that Starr would not have to go through the agony that Michael is still trying to recover from when he lost the love of his life…Abby. NOT ON HIS WATCH. Too bad that’s exactly when it happened. Now Starr, in her unimaginable grief, will need someone to blame, and since Michael is already blaming himself, he will make it nice and easy for Starr to do just that. And knowing her family – including dear old dad, who just arrived in Port Charles, there will be no shortage of blame to go around! Look out.
It has been so nice to enjoy Kassie DePaiva onscreen again. She really is one of my all-time faves, ever since she played Chelsea Reardon on Guiding Light. I truly am so glad she is working, and doing what she does best! As a mom, Blair Cramer has lived with a promise that her children would be safe, and that no danger would befall them. NOT ON HER WATCH. Every mother declares that unrealistic promise – even if only to herself, the minute she lays eyes on her baby for the first time. The fact that this accident didn’t technically happen on Blair’s watch, as Starr is more than a big girl now, doesn’t really matter. Blair will still struggle with not being able to protect Starr, nit just from the accident itself, but from the loss of her own daughter. I felt awful for Blair, and wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on anyone, much less a mother.
Am I the only one who gets beyond annoyed when Carly acts as though Jason and Sonny are hers to protect, and NOT ON HER WATCH will they be hurt? Perhaps this wouldn’t be so freakin’ maddening if she didn’t turn around and be the one to hurt them – especially Sonny, so often. I mean didn’t Carly hear her big, fat hypocritical self when she was talking about how Kate should have been there for Sonny after he got shot, but just a couple weeks ago, she was telling anyone who would listen that Sonny was a cold-blooded murderer at the party in her hotel? Carly should be banned from both of them until she has a run-in with reality!
John Zacchara undoubtedly has some serious magnetism. What is unfortunate, however, is that he seems to be a mega-magnet for all of the crazies! It’s a shame John doesn’t pursue higher education and a degree in psychiatry! Business would never be slow for Dr. McHairy-But-Hot, because he seems to be able attract mental patients all the time! In fact, other than Jason and Patrick, I am trying to recall if any other “normal” person has ever knocked on John’s door! It’s as if his motto could be that NO MENTAL CASE WILL GO UNNOTICED – NOT ON JOHN’S WATCH. When Connie-from-the-block(that’s what I always call Connie and Liv!) came lookin’ for some action, John had to wonder what it is about him that seems to call out to the unstable like a mating call. Hmmm. I think it was quite interesting that Connie wants help from John in order to save Kate. This is going to make for some reheated bad blood between John and Sonny – to say the least. I guess we should all be thankful that Connie opted for the golden look of the ’80’s instead of the bloody wedding dress again.
Kate’s love life may be the least of Connie’s worries now that Cousin Dante has found the gun used to shoot out Anthony’s tires in Kate’s office. It seems that Kate is in for some pretty (no own intended) big trouble, because as we all know, unless Dante is in love with someone, they aren’t getting away with anything, much less murder! NOT ON HIS WATCH. I wonder if Connie was on a shooting spree the entire night, and the slugs found in Anthony’s tires won’t match the one found in Sonny’s shoulder. Talk about Bella Mafia – Connie may be able to head up her own rival mob family. She got more done in one night than Sonny’s gotten done as mob boss in five years!
Maybe Connie will go back to the office and get really pissed at Maxie and shoot her in the stiletto. Maxie deserves no less for the way she;s treating Spin, the one person who is determined that she will not be forced to get through this tragedy alone – NOT ON HIS WATCH. I get that Maxie is grieving, but when she told Spin to just go home and pack, when all he has done is stand by her through it ALL, I wished Matt would walk in wreaking of Liz’s cheap perfume, just so that she could get a wake-up call about whom Matt was comforting FIRST!
How do I know it’s cheap perfume she wears? What else would she wear, considering she is over at Patrick’s, acting like some cheap excuse of a “fill-in” for Robin! It irks the crap out of me that she is making food for Patrick, answering his door, and fielding his visitors, especially when I don’t even think she’s fed her own kids herself in months! Patrick should be left to deal with his daughter among FAMILY, not the chick who agreed to take over for Robin once before! We all know how Liz’s mind works. There will never be a grieving, devastated man who will have to suffer alone. NOT ON HER WATCH. It kinda gave me the creeps when Liz was telling Matt, Patrick’s brother, what “they” told Emma about Robin’s death. Yuck! I mean – other than allowing Cameron to nearly burn Robin and Emma alive at Emma’s birthday party at Mac’s a couple of years ago, I cannot think of one contribution Liz has made to Emma’s life thus far. I would think it would be completely freaky for Emma to have Liz all over that. This whole concerned neighbor act just makes her look even more opportunistic than we already believed her to be. I am half expecting her to start flipping pancakes while wearing Robin’s robe! *shakes head*
I guess the only person to really have the purest and sincerest motives when he declared, “NOT ON MY WATCH!” was Luke when he shouted it at his old friend, Robert. Luke was determined to not lose the friend that helped make him who he is, and of all who thought it, Luke was the only one I believed. Mr. Carlivati has done a SUPERB job of FINALLY understanding that taking advantage of GH’s long legacy isn’t just about bringing vets back to the show, it’s what they do while in Port Charles that counts! This time around Robert wasn’t chasing some monkey in search of an antidote to some bizarre virus, he was taking us all back to the hey-days of GH, when friendships, even between men, were strong and important, and written. The dialogue between Luke and Robert was deep, and relevant, and so true to who these characters once were to each other. As a lifelong viewer, I felt honored that the writers took that much care in reaching me where it counts – the heart.
Soaps are about heart, and when that’s lost, so are viewers.
I give Mr. Carlivati all the credit in the world for trying to find GH’s heart again. My hope is that he gets the chance to do just that for years to come!
Losing our only remaining ABC soap is not something we are ready to accept!
NOT ON OUR WATCH!
I hope you are all looking forward to an awesome weekend!
Sometimes in life, we are faced with situations, or even people, that are HARD TO BELIEVE. No matter how we try, no matter how we deal or react, some things will remain downright HARD TO BELIEVE.
Holly Scorpio is one of those people who creates one of those situations that make her HARD TO BELIEVE. One really can’t blame Luke or Ethan for not believing a word out of her mouth, and even when they finally do, it won’t make it any easier for them to accept. How will Ethan feel when he finds out that Robin, not Lulu, was the sister he should have been getting to know all along? And how devastated will he be when he finds out that it’s too late for any of that? That Robin is gone? I’m not sure Holly would or should be forgiven. Her reasons for lying to Ethan and Luke were purely selfish, and no apology in the world can buy back time.
Robert Scorpio was a man on a mission unlike any other he’s ever taken on before. While every mission Robert takes on is dangerous, none will ever be as dangerous as this one was – to his heart. For Robert, the second he heard the devastating news from Anna, it was HARD TO BELIEVE that Robin could really be gone. “She doesn’t make mistakes,” he said to Anna. Robert could just not wrap his brain around the fact that something like her life’s work – saving people – could ever cost her her own life! I am not sure that it was intuition, or a long life of understanding that some things require proof beyond a reasonable doubt that caused Robert to need to see Robin’s remains, but I totally got it. It didn’t seem that anyone else got it, as poor Mac tried to protect his brother from seeing the one thing that would tear his heart out. Mac begging Robert to understand what Robin would have wanted, how he would know because he raised her for more years than Robert had, was heartbreaking, wasn’t it? It’s too bad that big brother still seems to have the upper hand when it comes to besting his little brother. Mac was down for the count, and by the time he could get himself together, it was too late. Robert was already inside and had locked the door behind him. Wow. Those were some spellbinding moments with Robert in the morgue, willing himself to lift the sheet and face his greatest fear. Tristan Rogers proved that he’s still got what it takes to scoop us all up and take us along a journey! I was in tears as he fell apart, and when he actually saw “Robin”, I lost it when she asked him where he was when she needed him most. I have convinced myself that the “Robin” everyone is seeing is really the voice of their own conscience – and isn’t it completely apropos that conscience would take on her form? Robert was struggling with the cold, hard truth that he had basically abandoned his daughter, and so when he saw “her”, that is what he had to face. I thought that moment where the hand was sticking out of the sheet, and “Robin” put it back under was brilliant! Robert was broken, and I am sure that so were most of us! Not many shows have the longstanding history and connection with a group of actors that have the power to reel us in and make us feel all the sadness they are. I am so proud of GH for finally capitalizing on that! Even when Anna got the tex message from Robert, where he told her he couldn’t do this, that he loved her, and good-bye, forced a lump into my throat all over again! Thanks, Mr. Rogers and Ms. Hughes, for being willing to come back and making this tragedy about the important things: family and love. It’s what The Beauty of GH is all about.
Poor, poor Patrick. HARD TO BELIEVE doesn’t even begin to explain what he’s thinking right now. Literally – one minute he and Robin were happy and enjoying the prospects of a long, happy life together,and the next minute, Robin is gone, leaving him with very little to look forward to at all. It’s no wonder Patrick can’t stop crying. I loved hearing Patrick talk to Anna about Robin, and how she didn’t like him at first. Those were some classic moments, and it’s great when our favorite characters can look back and make us recall those moments right along with them. I also loved hearing Anna talk about Robin – reminding us all of the little girl we watched grow up right before our very eyes. It’s nice that Patrick actually has someone who feels the same, devastating loss that he does. I loved that Anna offered to help him break the news to Emma, and that she respected his decision to do it alone. I think Patrick and Anna have always had the kind of relationship most sons-in-law could only dream of.
I must tell you that what happened next at the Drake home really was more than just a little HARD TO BELIEVE for me. I get that Liz wanted to stop by and see her friend, Patrick, and to express her sincerest condolences, I really do. I get that she would give him a peck talk on how much Emma needed him. That’s where the “getting” stopped. I will never “get” what the hell Liz was thinking when Emma came into the room looking for her mom, and Patrick took his daughter in his arms and prepared to tell her the biggest thing he’ll ever tell her, and Liz didn’t wish him the best, and LEAVE. Perhaps is the writers wanted us to believe that Liz actually had some kind – any kind – of relationship with Emma, we might have been shown some of those moments. Even a warm hello at the hospital might have helped. But watching Liz watch Patrick and Emma during such a private moment, and then swooping in to add her (stupid) two cents only pissed me off! I was so upset by her intrusion that I nearly forgot to be devastated for Patrick and Emma! In fact, I had to go back and listen to Patrick talking to Emma before I actually got emotional again. Liz ruined the moment for me. (I bet that’s NOT HARD TO BELIEVE.) If anyone had to be there with Patrick, it should have been Anna, not this piranha, who can smell a vulnerable, suffering man as if he were bloody bait. Hey, Liz, how about you go home and deal with your own vulnerable, apparently freezing kids, who’ve already lost so much?
I am hoping Dr. Keenan gave up on trying to fix Liz’s furnace, and went instead to the hospital to try to find some information on any shooting victims brought in to the hospital, so that he could try to track down the woman who should be his newest patient. Kate is flicking personalities on and off faster than a light switch. She obviously needs help, and I don’t think it’s the kind Sonny (or his lovemaking) can provide. Kate’s mental instability makes her unable to stick to a decision about Sonny or their relationship, and I imagine that’s not the most dangerous of her decisions. Yes, Dr. Keenan needs to get to work on helping Kate – and fast!
Some of you may find this HARD TO BELIEVE but I am actually liking Johnny and Carly. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I’d always rather see John in amorous situations, and I always rather see Carly five miles from Jason and Sam. Unfortunately, now that Carly took the time to check the weather, if not check in on her children, and knows that Robin is dead, I have a feeling that The Morgans’ peace and quiet while Jason recuperates is over. Damn.
It’s actually still a little HARD TO BELIEVE just how much I look forward to the next episode of General Hospital these days! HARD TO BELIEVE, but NOT HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHY!
Today I got the sweetest of deliveries!
Aly, our very own JaSam Princess, and sweet-as-Girl-Scout-Cookies daughter of our friend, Jenn, sent me a CORB ORIGINAL CREATION! She and her mom made me a pink/black tie-dye t-shirt to wear in celebration of JaSam and their FABULOSITY! It matches perfectly with the JaSam bracelet given to me by Steph, and as I sit here typing and wearing both, I feel very JaSam Empowered!
I will have to get Karina to photograph it so that I can post it and have you all admire it!
THANK YOU, ALY AND JENN! IT’S SO PERFECTLY JASAM, AND SO UNIQUELY YOU! THE PERFECT COMBINATION!
I have a feeling I will be smiling through the night!
Almost as amazing as my JaSam Power Tee was Thursday’s episode of General Hospital! We got another nicely balanced, well-written episode with a little something for everyone, and for me, it fills my heart with hope for our favorite soap!
Someone probably not filled with hope would be Spinelli. I think it has become crystal clear that Maxie is completely focused on Matt romantically right now, and though Spin had tried to use that to his advantage by using their scheming time to just score more time with his former non-wife, I think his jig may be up. I did feel badly for Spin, because I kinda knew this was coming, and I knew that he’d be hurt. No matter how much time goes by, for Spin, watching Maxie walk away and into the arms of another love is enough to bring Spin to his knees.
Too bad Maxie’s object of affection isn’t really worth her effort…or her attachment. Probably because he is already attached in every way but physically, to Liz. Maxie sees it. Maxie knows it. Yet, I am not sure it’s as much about Maxie loving Matt as it is that I think Maxie refuses to be bested by a “frumpy” MFMO. Unfortunately for Maxie, she tends to get a little tunnel-vision-y when it comes to how she thinks things should be, and with that tunnel vision comes desperation, and with her desperation come the mistakes. Case in point? Maxie going to Dr. Keenan to get him to make a more decisive play for Nurse Webber right after making a deal with Matt to stop the games altogether, was a really dumb move. Especially since Matt was right there to witness her unraveling, and in opinion, that was more than he is worth. Yet, for her, the idea of being broken up with – especially for Liz, is enough to bring Maxie to her knees.
If only Maxie had realized that Ewan’s current course was the best possible scenario for her plan to keep Liz away from Matt! Most of us know that the one thing that guarantees Liz’s interest, and ultimately burning desire, is the man who seems unattainable. As I expertly predicted, Liz was lightning quick to brush off Matt’s interest in the presence of her therapist/dinner date/fellow art enthusiast. Yet the minute Ewan was gone, Liz made sure to turn on her saccharin-sweet laughter just enough to keep Matt playing along. “Are you jealous”, she asked him coyly. Oh please, you slut, you are banking on just that! And sadly, it worked. Matt was all over her like white on rice, which gave Liz the boost she needed to be a little bolder with Ewan. If she had told him ONE MORE TIME how much she enjoyed that art exhibit, I would have jumped through the screen and dragged her butt back to the gallery and pinned her to a painting – any painting. I mean how transparent can she be? She finally got around to asking Ewan if he wanted to do it again, and he ignored the proposition and left her standing there like the fool I’ve always known her to be. However, THAT kind of aloof reaction is exactly what turns Liz on, and mark my words, if he keeps her chasing, it’ll be just enough to bring Liz to her knees.
A tortured John Zacchara is enough to bring ME to my knees. He makes me want to write a smutty romance novel around a hero that looks exactly like him! It’s no wonder he makes the older women want to take care of and baby him! Carly is in way over her head with John, and I’m not sure she realizes it. Carly is no stranger to animal attraction or purely sexual affairs, but with John it’s become much more, and it happened under her radar. I think John has realized that he has Carly a little off her game, and I think his challenging her on why she hasn’t signed her divorce papers was about trying to figure out just how off she really was. In the end, Carly wants to take care of John, but deep down, if it ever comes down to John taking care of her, it will absolutely be enough to bring Carly to her knees!
Patrick is quite the enigma, isn’t he? Once known as the McSlutty of General Hospital, and the furthest thing from “ideal hubby and daddy” one could imagine, Patrick has turned all of that around. Here he was, late at night, standing in the freezing cold, just so that he could show his wife the site of their future dream home. I only wish that Patrick had talked to Lucky before doing that, as that very same gesture turned out disastrously for Lucky. I kinda felt sad that it’s almost assured that it won’t turn out that well for the Drakes, either. Luckily for them, every moment they have together right now with that ultra-adorable Emma is as close to perfection as they can get. It’s just that I know that the loss of his well-planned dream life with Robin will most definitely bring Patrick to his knees.
I have decided that since Nelson wasn’t watching with me today, the next time he and I argue about whose family gets to host Thanksgiving, I am going to go sit in front of my mirror, put on deep red lipstick in painfully slow strokes, let down my elaborately done updo, and smile eerily at my reflection. That should freak him out, huh? I know if Sonny had seen Kate, he would’ve said something like, “What kind of creepy, freaky crap is this?” (like he did in this hysterical scene at 1:22). *tears of laughter streaming down my face* Oh, Lord. GH has such a rich history! 😉 All kidding aside, I was wondering how long it would take before Sonny stopped smiling about the prospect of Kate snatching the hotel right out from under the mother of his children, and start going ballistic about Kate “betraying him”. To make it worse, Sonny envisioned Kate and Jax cavorting at the airport together while they sealed the deal with sex because he is still not over the fact that Brenda left him with Jax! Just the thought of Jax having a two point advantage in their game of Shared Women is more than enough to bring Sonny to his knees! It’s too bad that all of the Corinthos Women didn’t leave a written transcript of their time with Sonny. It could have all been kept in some giant, leather-bound diary, kind of like the one they used in the intro of All My Children, and as their time in Sonny’s life came to an end, they could have written down their thoughts for the next woman – or women. Perhaps then one of these women would have learned form a predecessor that Sonny doesn’t take betrayal well. Add to that mess the fact that Kate really is having some mental health issues of her own, and that fight they had at the restaurant could have landed them in the same wing at Shadybrook. I am wondering what compels Kate to keep that blood-soaked dress in that armoire after all this time. Especially since every time she dares to unlock the memories the dress evokes, it’s obviously enough to bring Kate to her knees.
I am not sure who was in charge of making sure that Jason and Sam kiss at the end of each scene, but heavens above, it’s enough to bring me to my knees – in gratitude! Jason and Sam are The Beauty of GH! These past couple of days for Jason and Sam have healed the deep wounds Franco’s twisted storyline inflicted – and I was a fan of Franco once upon a time! Their time alone was so long overdue, and so desperately needed, by us, as well as them! It’s amazing, but their scenes are so realistic, that I honestly think Kelly Monaco is GLOWING! She looks more and more stunning with every passing day! She must be enjoying this story as much as we are! 😉 How wonderful it is to hear Mr. & Mrs. Morgan talking about pregnancy-related stuff, and how awesome to watch them bonding with their baby already. Every time Jason touched Sam’s belly, I get a lump in my throat. This is such a special time for both of them, and Jason will finally get to be there for all of the important moments in his baby’s existence! I am convinced more than ever that it’s a girl, as I had that “all day sickness” Sam refers to with both my girls. 😉 It’s adorable that Jason is enjoying every second, and looking forward to whatever comes next! More than anything, I am thrilled that they finally had the time to focus on each other, on their baby, and on finding their happy place again before taking on the rest of what life has in store for them back in Port Charles.
We have all been waiting for these moments – where Jason is fussing over Sam, and making sure that she is well taken care of, eating healthy, getting enough rest, and feeling loved. Whether he knew it or not, this is exactly what he gave Sam during her pregnancy with Lila back in 2004. Oh, how I missed those beautiful moments! When Jason walked her over to their dining room table, sat her down, and told her he was going to take care of her, my heart skipped a beat. He loves his wife so much, and wants to give her everything she needs in order for her to have a safe and healthy pregnancy. And when Sam looked up at him, and said, “This is how it should have been when I found out I was pregnant. He’s robbed us of so much”, she was speaking for all of us! That’s exactly how we felt! Now just imagine how it would rock Sam’s world to realize that Franco had invaded yet another part of their life in order to leave that wrapped baby gift. After a traumatic event like the one Sam is finally recovering from, finding out that Franco had been in their space would be horrifying! It would most certainly be enough to bring Sam to her knees in fear.
As if Sam doesn’t have enough to worry, or feel unsure about. While trying really hard to keep from nagging Jason, Sam needs for him to make sure that he is going to be well enough to enjoy their baby for years and years to come. She can’t handle the thought of anything going wrong right now when they finally have everything they’ve ever wanted, and she finally has everything she ever dreamed. How would Sam feel knowing that whatever is wrong with him is serious enough to bring Jason to his knees?
Only time will tell…let’s do everything we can to make sure that GH has enough time to tell all of these stories for years to come!
Have a fantastic weekend!
I will admit that Tuesday’s GH felt a little empty without our Morgan Family, but I guess the writers are trying to keep us wanting more.
Mission Accomplished, writers!
Port Charles was full of good news…and bad news.
Patrick and Robin FINALLY got the good news they’d been praying and waiting for…Robin’s new drug protocol is working, and her HIV is under control once more. What a great day for the Drakes, huh? Patrick and Robin can stop living in fear of losing what they have worked so hard to build together for their family, and for Emma. That is good news! The bad news is that just like their plans for a special hot date night were cut short, Patrick and Robin’s happiness and future may also be cut short thanks to something completely unrelated to Robin’s illness! 😦
So Spinelli seems to have remembered that he is one half of a Private Investigation Firm, and is actually doing some investigating in order to protect Maximista from another one of her messes. Spin went to see the Mob Prince, only to realize that his nicknames for people may be more of an annoyance than an endearment, and promises to make strides towards simplifying. That sounded like good news to John. For Spin, the good news was that John was willing to betray his father in order to help his old friend, Maxie. However the bad news was that in the end, there was really nothing he could do to help Spinelli or Maxie. John was on the up and up when he said he had no idea what their connection was, and once again, John reminded me that deep down beneath all of that hairy mobster, there really is a heart of gold; even if he doesn’t want to own it.
Speaking of Maxie, what I am sure she saw as the good news is that Matt seemed to want to work things out with her. When Matt pushed for Maxie to let “this thing” with Liz go, Maxie challenged that she would if he would. *snap* Matt made a lot of excuses for Liz, and even more excuses for himself, but Maxie wants this to work, so she convinces herself that it will. The bad news for Maxie is that once at the Metro Court, Matt no longer seemed that interested in letting go of “this thing” with Liz at all. In fact, he seemed to be completely unwilling to even let go of watching her every move with Dr. Keenan. Let’s hope the bad news helps Maxie to rid herself of the bad boyfriend.
I guess the good news regarding Liz is that she was caught between her rock, Matt, and her hard place, Ewan. Both men seemed to sense that Liz was playing the field a little wider than she had led each one to believe. The bad news for both of them is that unless they fail to recognize that this is who Liz really is, they will always be part of some kind of threesome. Is she really worth the trouble?
Wow, threesomes seem to be a hot topic in PC! There was some good news for Sonny and Kate, as they were able to get over their “threesome” issue, and were back in PC, enjoying dinner at the Metro Court. Sonny is moving ahead with his plan to donate a pulmonary wing in his son, Dante’s name, whether he wants it or not., and Kate is standing solidly behind him on his decision. For Sonny, that is good news, as he hasn’t done so well in recent history scoring support from the women in his life. Too bad there inevitably has to be some bad news. This is Sonny, after all. One of the (apparent many) secrets Kate is keeping involves Sonny’s mortal enemy, Jax. Though I give Kate credit for trying to tell Sonny before they were interrupted and Sonny was called away, I would bet Sonny might argue that she had plenty of time to come clean before then. And he’d be right.
If Sonny is going to think Kate’s secret is bad news, that doesn’t even begin to describe how Carly is going to feel about it! If Jax was looking for the perfect non-violent way to get back at Carly, he couldn’t have done better than selling his part of the Metro Court to Kate! I think it will sting even more for Carly since finding this out will come directly on the heels of taunting Kate with not getting her lease for her Crimson offices renewed. There’s no way Kate will be able to resist throwing her big secret right in Carly’s face. Carly kinda asked for it, but Kate better watch out, because we know one thing Carly never learned in preschool was sharing! It’s a good thing Carly got SOME good news before having her world turned upside down in that her son has finally forgive her for lying about Jax. Carly convinced Michael to understand that she lied about Jax being alive in order to protect him so that someday he will have a chance to reunite with his family. Now I wonder if Carly is about to become the biggest threat to Jax’s life.
Both good news and bad news are a guaranteed part of life. How we deal with each determines how fulfilling our lives will feel. Taking both good news and bad news in stride is what has separated the characters we love from the characters we love to bitch about. I think it has also determined the characters, and of course, the couples who have stolen our hearts, and made us the most loyal of fans.
The good news? It’s the best part of being a soap fan.
The bad news? We’d be lost without them.
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…
I hope you’re on your way to a wonderful day…or evening, whatever the case may be!
It seems that there is one thing most of our PC favorites have in common is DISBELIEF.
And really who can blame them? There’s a lot to find unbelievable these days.
John is still in DISBELIEF over finding out that the woman he believed to be his sister was actually his mother. I have to say that every family has secret, but truly – this one is a humdinger! Do you guys remember that recently I said that Johnny had become the mobster with a heart of gold? Well, I think he’s also the mobster with the most soul. John would not be so tortured if it were;t for the depth of his feelings. He feels lost because he has not idea what part of his life was real, or true. None of the things he thought to be the truth about his life actually are, so where does one go from there? I love that John, even in the throes of his pain, is still not willing to use Carly – not even to dull that pain. It’s why John has always had my back. I just hope something soon will help those tears to stop falling; because he just doesn’t deserve this!
Of course Carly knew that she was instrumental in finding the nail Sonny used for the coffin of John’s life, but not even she could have imagined that she would unleash such outrageous revelations! Carly was in complete DISBELIEF at fixing out exactly what has been torturing her sexy would-be playmate. She can see that John is more than shocked – he is destroyed at finding out that he has no idea who he really is at all, and it can’t be easy to look on as he struggles to keep it all together. John’s unraveling seems to have pulled at Carly’s heartstrings, and she seems genuinely sorry for setting all of this in motion over a game she wasn’t really prepared to play. I wonder what John’s reaction will be to finding that out. 😦
Speaking of the informant, I have to admit that I wasn’t completely annoyed by the Luke and Lulu scenes. I KNOW! What better reason for DISBELIEF? After the glass throwing hissy fit Lulu threw, I was planning my snack run around their scenes. Yet, the scenes and the dialogue were both surprisingly deep and honest, and I actually felt a modicum of compassion for the youngest Spencer. (Something that hasn’t happened in ages – if ever!) Finally, Lulu confronted her father about why he has been so chronically absent from her life, especially at the times she needed him most, and even more importantly – there was some explanation as to why Luke has always felt that it was his only choice! Perhaps the reason I felt a bit of a connection with these two because it reminded me so much of my own dad, who was the greatest dad on the planet while he was married to my mom. Yet the minute they were divorced, he acted as though he barely knew us! Even years later, when he finally tried to be part of our lives again as adults, I always got the sense that he was afraid. When my dad was battling cancer, I tried with all my might to act as though the bad years hadn’t happened, and yet, I felt his discomfort, to the day he died. It was the strangest thing to me, until I heard Luke today! He was afraid to disappoint me the way he had before. He was afraid to let me down the way he had let my mom down. Wow. Isn’t that The Beauty (not just) of GH, but of every soap – when they allow us to see something in a character that resonates with us, and maybe even gives us a little insight? Thank you, writers, for doing that so well!
Matt seems to be struggling with Robin’s emergency plan, even though there seems to be no emergency. In fact, he still seems to be in complete DISBELIEF the fact that his sister-in-law went as far as to pick a new wife for his brother, and a new mother for Emma. I don’t blame him! There is so much fundamentally wrong with how Robin chose to handle things, especially the fact that she has yet to even share her truth with Maxie, the closest thing she has to a sister. Matt is right to be outraged about that, but I found it interesting that Matt also seemed to be outraged with that fact that Liz never said no to moving into a life with Patrick. FINALLY! Someone made that point! Honestly, I was in DISBELIEF that not one person seemed to be tripping over that little detail.
Maxie has the tendency to be a bit on the dramatic side, but I do not think she is under reacting on her concern for Matt’s continued interactions with Liz, in spite of the fact that he knows it upsets his girlfriend. Matt doesn’t really seem to care about upsetting Maxie at all these days, unless whatever it is also happens to upset him in some way. Maxie was in total DISBELIEF at seeing and hearing Matt and The Manipulative, Muffin-Faced One (as per Maxie’s request) being so cozy, and even though Maxie misunderstood the conversation, she did not understand the game that Liz is playing! Maxie needs to trust her instincts!
Luckily for Maxie, her loyal ex-non-husband is always at the ready to help his former lady love, especially when it fits into his plan so neatly! I think Spin may have been in a bit of DISBELIEF himself that it turned out to be this easy to weasel his way back into Maxie’s romantic orbit. Disbelieving? Yes, disappointed? NO!
Jason was dealing in DISBELIEF all over the place at GH! First, Robin delivered some tough to hear news about his brain, and about the uncertainty of his prognosis. For someone like Jason, whose entire sense of existence revolves around being around to protect and care for those he loves, a scary prognosis like Robin’s “You could die” is enough to make even Jason’s jaw drop. Then, just as Jason took a deep breath to get himself back on track, he turns and sees his wife down the stairs. The look on Jason’s face was so reminiscent to me of Jason circa 2004, that it made me sigh aloud. Jason needed Sam to be okay. All of her. Mystery baby included! Wasn’t that the very reason that we all fell in love with Jason and Sam as a couple long before they were? That must have been the very thing the writers and producers back then saw and decided to capitalize on! I am not exactly sure how Steve Burton does it, but he always seems to convince those watching him that he might stop breathing if Sam was anything less than just fine. It is a sight to behold.
I loved that he needed to hold Sam close, and that he asked her why she didn’t call him when she had enough cramping to seek medical attention. That has to say to Sam that he means what he has been saying to her all along – that no matter what, and no matter who is the father, he loves her, and wants to be there for her. With everything going on in Sam’s head, and in her heart, and in her body, that has to mean everything to her. I am so proud of Jason for knowing exactly what she needs, even when she isn’t asking for it.
Sam seemed to be in DISBELIEF herself when she realized that Jason wasn’t there because Spin called him. She immediately wanted to know why he was there, and when Jason hesitated ever so briefly, her alarms went off. As much as Jason protects Sam, Sam wants to protect Jason. While she is not physically able to swoop him off his feet and carry him to safety or to help, Sam does everything she can to move Jason with her love and concern, just as she did when Jason decided to have the brain surgery that saved his life.
It’s no wonder Jason didn’t want to drop Robin’s bombshell on his wife; she has enough to carry, and he just knew that if Sam found out while at GH, there was no way he’d be leaving. I get that. I don’t think for a minute that Jason was purposely trying to be deceitful, or that he is keeping things from Sam. I think he was conscious of the fact that Sam should not be upset, and that hearing the news while at the hospital would upset Sam immensely, especially if she had to fight him to stay there. There was no DISBELIEF on my part at all! I know Jason well enough to know that given a choice between his or Sam’s well-being, he’ll choose Sam’s every time!
Of course, the DISBELIEF we all seemed to share was over the creepy, stalker-type behavior on display by the MMFO…(refer to Maxie). She has been lurking around Jason and Sam ever since she saw them at the hospital the first time, and she seems to have forgotten hat she just told Ethan that Lucky is the man for her yet again. I don’t understand her behavior, nor do I care to. Liz still bores me to tears. The only thing that bothered me about her stalking was the fact that the camera had to cut to her, when all I really wanted was to hear Jason and Sam’s conversation. Not even Jason registered her presence. Why would we?
Let’s focus on what matters!
Our JaSam Baby!