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A Tale Of Two Women

Good morning, GHers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s hang in there, JaSammers!

Love you all, 
Angelique 

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ONE DAY AT A TIME…

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Happy Hump Day, GHers!

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

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

Our prayers are for all those affected!

*hugs*

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Everything else is just icing.

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

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

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

#JaSam #JaSamWedding #JaSamBaby #JaSamHawaii

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Lots of Love,

Angelique


A Matter of Family Matters

Hola, GHers…

Well, it appears, thanks to this site’s tracking options that my post “All About Steve” was apparently copied from a JaSam fan tweet and taken over to the Jiz site,”Road To Nowhere” (I know, it’s funny to me too) and after it was posted and read, the consensus was that I (the blogger) and all the posters who commented on it were delusional for not seeing that only Kelly was pimping JaSam in the SOD article.

O_o

W. T. F.

Listen…delusional is as delusional does. What else can we say about these delusional people who refuse to see what’s printed in a freakin’ magazine?  If people only want to read every other line in that SOD interview, so be it. I hope those delusions keep them as hot as JaSam will be keeping us this summer.

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Moving right along…

Monday in Port Charles was all about Family Matters.

I know that Mr. Wolf’s scripts don’t really kick in til July, but there was definitely a different vibe in good ol’ PC. Just about everyone was referencing family and family trees, and it warmed my little heart!

Sonny and Dante not only shared some father-son time, but Sonny went back in his own family matters to be able to give his eldest son a point of reference for what Lulu is going through. I have always loved when GH reminds of why Sonny is the way he is. Otherwise, it’s kind of difficult to warm up to a mobster who is always a beat away from a mental breakdown. You guys know that I also love when Michele Val Jean is in at the writing desk. Her dialogue for Sonny was just perfection. When Sonny was explaining to Dante about bonding with his mother as “mutual helplessness”, I thought…”Wow.” She just rocks! And Sonny saying that at some point you have to make a decision to stop being a victim and “get off that floor and make become somebody that people are going to respect and fear” was exactly what viewers who may not be longterm viewers need to hear from time to time, or else Sonny just comes off as being a pompous ass on a power trip. When Dante told Sonny that he finally understood why Sonny is so driven, and has to hold on to his power at all costs, I hoped that there were lots of people both watching and listening today, and finally understood as Dante did. That was such an important part of Sonny’s past, and such a driving force in his life. Armed with that information, understanding Sonny and his “quirks” becomes a lot easier. Thank the Soap Gods for Ms. Val Jean!

Luke’s quirks are totally understood by Sonny, who tried to explain to Dante exactly why Luke would act and react the way he has, regardless of the fact that it’s hurting his children, especially Lulu. I suspect that someone on the writing team over at GH has a really deep well of experience when it comes to being a co-dependent, because they are writing Lulu as the worst kind. I did a brief stint as a co-dependent in my late teens…and though I am fully recovered, I’ve known some pretty tragic co-dependents. Lulu really believes that she can heal her father by loving him through this “rough patch”, and she just isn’t able to see that she is only helping him get worse. The Spencer family matters may end up costing Lulu more than she realizes. Hopefully, Dante’s latest job abandonment over at the PCPD will result in rescuing Lulu all the way down in Florida. It’s a good thing the crime rate in Port Charles is so low, or someone might actually miss a detective…or two.

The Davis Girls need prayer. Or maybe only Alexis needs prayer, as she is the one dealing with the most unique of family matters at the lakehouse. All I know is that she has her hands full with the two daughters she still has living at home! Kristina is falling all over herself over Ethan, and the really amazing thing here is that I have a feeling that sooner, rather  than later, Ethan is going to find himself falling all over Kristina, and he won’t even know how it happened! If that was the least of Alexis’ problems, she may be okay, but the fact that her twelve-year-old seems to know more about sex than Alexis currently does is a problem! While I love that Molly is an avid reader, and I will even admit that my friends and I used to go to the library in town and read the romance novels while sitting in the history section when I was her age, I did not go around sharing what I’d learned with anyone, much less my mother! I would be very concerned that Molly is going to run off with her first love and get married, even before Kristina!

Jax and Carly’s family matters are really quite dysfunctional, wouldn’t you agree? I rarely agree with Brenda, but she is right – Jax and Carly’s mind games are pathetic! I don’t care what the reason was for Brenda being there with Joss – it was wrong. As wrong as it was when Sonny would come over and get to hold Josslyn in his arms. It’s tit for tat with Jax and Carly, so really trying to save this marriage seems like a lost case to me, but I must be honest. It all annoys me, as when Carly doesn’t have Jax to talk to, she spends WAY TOO MUCH time at Jason’s talking about her problems, and needing him to fix them for her!

I have to say that of all the family matters dealt with on Monday’s show, The Quartermaine Family Matters mattered most to me. I really do believe that if there is something, other than romance, that can turn GH around and towards longevity once more, it’s the “central families” way, and by central families, I am not talking about the Five Families of the Port Charles Mob Syndicate! You guys know what I mean – Y&R has the Newmans and the Abbotts and the Chancellors. OLTL has the Buchanans, Cramers, and Lords. B&B has the Forresters and the Logans, and my beloved GL had the Spauldings, the Bauers, and the Lewises. The list goes on and on…The Hughes, The Snyders, Hortons, Bradys, etc. etc. etc. The crazy thing is that GH once had the central families thing nailed down. It was music to my soul to hear the first hints that they may be going back to that.

I loved that Jason and Edward were “in this” together for the sake of Michael’s future. And I thought it was true to the history of all characters involved that Michael would want Jason’s seal of approval, but that Jason would list both pros and cons, while letting Michael know that it was his best option. Quartermaine Family Matters have always been messy and complicated. It was a great way to come to an agreement between three generations. Hearing Edward Quartermaine tell Michael to look around at a house where only ghosts roam the hallways because he drove everyone away was poignant, and it made Edward’s desperate attempt to hold onto his great-grandson not just believable, but understandable as well. I loved him telling Michael that the fact that he’s family is  a “built-in special treatment”, as it was exactly how I expected Edward to handle the charge that he will manipulate and try to control Michael. Yet what brought tears to my eyes was when Michael asked Edward what his motivation was, and Edward answered, “Alan, Emily, A.J.,  Justus. All gone.”

Thanks, Writers, for finally acknowledging the losses we still feel right along with Edward.

Also, like Edward, it makes me feel hopeful about the future of my most beloved soap.

In fact, I’ll quote Edward, “What starts small can become much, much bigger.”

 Much love,

Angelique


“…She’s Not Sam.”

Hey there, GHers!

I was finally able to enjoy General Hospital today from the comfort of my own home, and I have to admit that I  felt a little excited about the fact that our GH seems to have more than just a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving!

I’m not sure about you, but I listened very closely for signs of what the future might hold for all of our favorite Port Charlesians, and I think I picked up on a few things. You’ll have to tell me what you thought about today’s episode.

It’s been a while since we enjoyed a man-to-man conversation between Jason and Sonny where the entire conversation wasn’t about the Mob, It’s Violence, and How Both Affect Michael. *sigh*

It was a nice change. More than that, I thought it was a very important conversation on many levels. I have to thank our friend, Sonny for making something extremely clear: Brenda Is Not Sam.

Oh, Sonny. No. She. Is. Not.

That’s really the reason that I love Sam. And I think, based on the exchanges I’ve had with so many of you over the past almost couple of years, it’s the reason you all love Sam, as well. Hell, it’s definitely the reason that our Jason loves Sam, and the reason that the couple they are together is so unique. Strong. Rootable.

Sam is one of a kind. Unlike anyone else in Jason’s life, or in Port Charles. Maybe even in daytime, as I’ve never felt such a connection with a character as the one I’ve felt with Sam all along.

It made me happy to know that Sonny recognizes Sam’s singularity, and almost sounded as though he wished he had himself a woman with half of the solidity that Sam has. Sonny was once a doubter, and it delights me to no end to see those doubts no longer exist in his mind. But you know what’s even better than knowing that there are no longer any doubts? Knowing that Sam didn’t set out to prove who she was with words or actions, it’s because of the person she has remained, and by the partner she has really always been to Jason, which was always an advantage to Sonny’s family. I cannot really think of a crisis Jason ever helped Sonny or his children through without Sam’s help or support, so of course Sonny would appreciate her value in Jason’s life, and therefore their shared world, and even why he would crave the same kind of stability that Sam offers Jason in such an unstable business.

I love that the entire time Jason and Sonny were talking the best friend in Jason was offended for Sonny that Brenda is “changing the rules” of the game she chose to suit up for and play. Not only did Jason see that Brenda made the decision to marry Sonny and spend her life with his against everyone’s advice, but I think he saw something else in Brenda’s flip-flop behavior: I think he saw exactly what Liz did.

See, from the beginning, Jason tried to explain to Liz that she wouldn’t be able to handle his life. He warned her that she couldn’t really be able to accept who he really was when he wasn’t being intimate. He tried to tell her that his life came with risks that she hadn’t really weighed against her fears or expectations of life. During Friday’s conversation with Sonny about Brenda not being able to deal with “The Life”, Jason was asked if he would have done anything differently now that he is living with all of this regret over losing Jake. While Jason said he would always regret the time he lost with his son, Jason acknowledged that Liz never wanted that life. What I heard him saying is that he knew that having made the choice to be together would really not have a difference in the end. Jason knows that while Liz always liked the idea of  being together, and of being with the bad boy, she really couldn’t live with the reality of all that meant.  Today, I heard Jason say that if Sonny was going to decide that Brenda couldn’t handle his life, or that maybe he couldn’t live with the challenges of keeping her and her son safe, he shouldn’t make that decision alone. That’s what Jason did to Sam once – he made the decision that his life was too dangerous for her, and he made the decision alone. It was a mistake that started a series of unfortunate events that changed them forever. Jason insisted that Sonny and Brenda had to make that decision together – the way he did with Liz. That way, they both took responsibility for the fact that they couldn’t make it work. They both walked away with a clear understanding that it was as far as they could go. It was the end of the road…or as the Jiz fans themselves like to call it: “THE ROAD TO NOWHERE!”

Finally, I heard Jason admit to himself once more before admitting it to Sonny that he is not feeling pressured to do something he’s not ready for. Perhaps Jason’s guilt, pain, and regrets make him feel as though he can’t, or even shouldn’t, admit that he would want another chance to be a father, but if you listen carefully to what Jason says to Sonny, that’s what he was saying. He wants to stop worrying about it, and just do it.

And why wouldn’t he? He’s got Sam to get him through it, the way he’ll get her through her own fears. Thank you, Sonny for reminding him.

Unfortunately, that admission won’t go far in helping Sonny with his current situation. How can Sony really know what the next step in their relationship should be when Brenda herself doesn’t know what her own next step should be? As much growing up as Brenda has done while living on her own and away from Sonny, I am not really sure she ever really came to understand the reality of what living in Sonny’s world would be like. Let’s face it, Brenda may have grown older, but she certainly hasn’t matured. She is still so much like the girl at the prom, wanting to be the Prom Queen to Sonny’s Mob King, without a real thought as to what would happen the morning after the prom. It infuriates me that Brenda has insinuated herself into Sonny’s life and family – that she has made promises to his children about a future that she hasn’t even allowed herself to really face herself. Now she has brought her son into Sonny’s home and life and extended family (Carly), and she isn’t even sure that she can co-exist herself. I want her to stop ruining people’s lives in the selfish pursuit of her passing fancies! For once, I would like to see Brenda put someone else first, but I doubt it’s gonna happen. After all, she’s not Sam.

In other Port Charles happenings, the Doctors Drake seem to have finally caught a break in their own drama with Dr. McCrazy. In a retelling that resembled a detective’s breakdown on Law and Order, Robin and Patrick broke down for us how they put the pieces together in the puzzle known as Lisa…OFFSCREEN. Identity theft affects everyone, even wealthy doctors, as a hard-earned buck is still a hard-earned buck, even when you have much more than the average John Doe, and Patrick wouldn’t just let it go. He investigated the charges on his card, and was able to trip upon Lisa’s plan. Then it seems that our Kristina may be worthy of having been wait-listed at Yale after all, as she finally got smart and told the Drakes about Lisa’s visits while they were out. From there, Robin must have called one of her super spy parents, and figured out that there are ways to sneak around and gather evidence, and that’s exactly what they did. I am glad the nightmare for them is finally winding down, but I have to admit, the busting of Lisa Niles felt a little anti-climactic to me. I would have liked to see Robin at least punch Lisa in the face once to let her know to never mess with her again. But hey, she’s not Sam.

You know, there are days when I love Carly, and then there are days that I wish she and Jax would fall back in love and take a really long vacation together in Australia. Sometimes she just knocks on Jason’s door one too many times in one week, or one day, or one night, and I wish I had the power of Samantha Stevens to just wiggle my nose and banish Carly to the other side of the world. Carly has so much going on in her life! What if she spent some time planning some quality time with her children? Has Morgan even seen Carly since his sister’s illness and surgery? Has she even checked in on Michael to make sure he’s wearing clean underwear, since Olivia is doing Dante’s laundry? And wouldn’t Joss feel better if Jax and Carly spent some together time with her before Carly just picked her up and out of Daddy’s new home? It’s a tough moment when I find myself almost agreeing with Jax about the fact that Carly is not ready to put her children first. Carly told Jason that sharing custody with Jax would give her some breathing room, and that she “would have more time to make sure he’s okay.” Umm, who wants to tell Carly? Jason said Sam is the only thing getting him through this. And she’s not Sam.

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The one thing I did hear and could appreciate during Jason’s conversation with Carly was the sound of a 180. When Carly told Jason that she feared that fighting for Josslyn might “get ugly”, Jason unequivocally told her to fight anyway. That was the major fear that kept Jason from fighting to be in Jake’s life. If there is one fear Jason Morgan has it’s the fear of a custody fight. Or perhaps it’s a fear he HAD…past tense. Jason now seems to think that children need their parents more than they need quiet custody agreements where everyone agrees.

That made me think of a conversation Jason had with Sam on the docks back in January of 2008. Sam called it like she saw it, and warned Jason that Liz was cutting Jake out of Jason’s life right under his nose, and that in the end it would be Jake who missed out. She also warned that Liz didn’t understand Jason, and never would be able to stand by him for the man he was. Even with all the anger that was supposedly between them at that point, Jason couldn’t even argue with her on any of it. He knew Sam was right about Liz, even if he couldn’t admit it to himself. So did we. She’s not Sam.

All of my thoughts are pretty well backed up by that JaSam scene which was so hard to watch once, but now I watch it with a sense of triumph. Now I see just how right Sam always was. Take a look: http://bit.ly/eA1X3n 

By the way, that was a scene written by GH’s new headwriter, Mr. Garin Wolf, while he was active headwriter during the Writer’s Strike. I don’t know about you, but I think those were some of Sam’s best lines of that year!

Have you let him know how excited you are about the direction he will take our favorites in…Jason and Sam, whom he knows so well, the Quartermaines, the Spencers, the Cassadines? The list goes on and on.

Now is the time…because we never really know how much time our favorite harbor town has left.

Angelique


WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES…

It’s usually true that when one door closes, another door opens. It’s the cycle of life, the natural evolution of things. We were never meant to stay still long enough that our lives become stagnant. We were meant to keep moving, to keep changing, to keep growing. Just the other day, I was having this conversation my BFF, @rosieshadow. Sometimes when a door closes, we think the world has shut us out – and shut us down, but if we’re smart, we will see that it was when those doors closed that we were able to walk through doors of greater opportunities, new experiences, and personal growth. Yes, Life is like…A SERIES OF DOORS. The same holds true even in the fictional lives of our favorite PC residents…

They say sometimes you have to close the DOOR on the past and open up the windows in order to let the light of new possibilities in. The handsome Prince Nikolas has grown up in some dark places. Sure, he grew up on the sunny, warm islands of Greece, but his surroundings and environment have always been dark. Darkly twisted, tragic, and unbalanced are the Cassadines. Nikolas seemed destined to surround himself with that same dark sense of doom and gloom, not just literally by living at Wyndemere, but also figuratively by getting involved in a tragic alliance with Liz Webber. When talking to the deeper-than-appears Brook Lynn, Nikolas admitted that he could only explain being with Liz as “temporary insanity”. Hmmm. I am beginning to see a pattern here. (Who remembers Jason admitting Lucky that the Jason that was with Liz, and lied and kept secrets from everyone wasn’t him?) Liz was certainly adding to the darkness surrounding Nikolas. He always seemed to be brooding or scowling. Until he came across the nearly drowned, down-on-her-luck Brook Lynn Ashton. Slowly but surely, little rays of light moments have been streaming in; and Nik seems to scowl less and smile more. There seems to be a spring in his step now instead of the faltering steps of man who’s unsure of everything he used to know about himself. I love the dynamic between Nik and Brook. Throw open those windows, and let the new possibilities shine in!

What happens behind closed DOORS should stay behind closed DOORS. I guess since Robin only had parents around for about 10% of her lifetime, no one ever took the time to each Robin this life lesson. It wasn’t something she would learn in at PC High or even Princeton, though it is an ivy-league school. No, this is a life lesson, and someone with some life experience has to take the time to teach it. I understand that what Patrick and Lisa did they did while working together. I get that. But they weren’t caught having sex in the supply closet, like Patrick and Robin have been, and they weren’t spotted making out in the hospital elevator. From the beginning, it has been Robin to loudly and publicly broadcast, at the most inopportune times I might add, everything that was going on between her husband and his ex-lover. There’s just no need for that. Moreover, now everyone is looking at Robin as though she’s the unhinged one. If only Robin had dealt with this privately, she might not look the Loon. Robin’s gotta get a grip and stop mouthing off the entire dossier on her marital problems. Especially since Lisa’s back at work, and just wants to know if anyone missed her. (This story gets pulled back from the edge of monotony by Brianna Brown every single time! She is the one thing that can keep this story going! Good for her!)

Keep playing with DOORS and someone’s gonna get hurt. One game that has always given me anxiety is when the kids are running around playing and opening and slamming doors to hide from, and then find one another. Almost always, someone gets hurt. Pinched fingers. Stubbed toe. A bump on the forehead, or a split lip. The ways you can get hurt are many, but the end result is the same. Someone’s left hurting. Maxie keeps playing with doors. Behind each door, there’s a different man. First she moved on from Spinelli, and opened up the door that led to Dr. Matt Hunter, all the while peeking in on Lucky whenever she needed to talk, get a drink, fight over lamps, or get kissed senseless. It seems that with all the opening and slamming of doors, the men in her game are starting to get a little tired of it. Spinelli has all but called her a “ho”, and has seemingly moved on to worshipping another fashionista – Brenda. Matt has gotten a little tired of having the door slammed in his face, and Lucky is a little busy lately to play. Maxie needs to stop playing with doors. Spinelli already got his heart trampled, Matt has gotten his ego bruised a little bit, and Lucky just can’t afford to play childish games anymore. Maxie needs to grow up!

Never try to push a DOOR when it clearly says, PULL. Carly was trying to do just that, and she was ignoring that it was clear as day. You see, Carly wants Brenda to be so busy with a hot, young, thing that she’ll have not time to come after Jax. So, she calls Johnny and tries to push him on Brenda. Problem is, that door is stuck – ‘cause Johnny’s still stuck on Olivia, and Carly can try pulling him away all she wants, but I don’t see him getting unstuck any time soon. UNLESS, Olivia doesn’t stop her revolving door of feelings for Sonny.

You have to know when to step in and out of a revolving DOOR, or you’ll be going in circles forever. How many times has Olivia jumped in and out of the revolving door between Sonny and John? And she always seems to jump out on the wrong side, at the wrong time. Once gain, Olivia comes out in defense of Sonny. Did John roll his yes onscreen? Who can blame him? Unless Olivia intends to be going in circles endlessly, she needs to jump in, pick her side, and then stay out of the trap that revolving door represents.

There are just some people you pray will never darken your DOOR. For Claire Walsh, that person just became Carly. I thought that Claire would have to be nuts to not recognize the danger in threatening Michael with prison, considering who his father and uncle are. But Silly Me! The real danger is in forgetting who his mother is. In what can only be an instant Soap Classic, Carly threatened to “burn her life to the ground!” (Our friend @soapfanfiction’s favorite line of the day, if not the week!) Wow! Kudos to Thursday’s script writer, Mary Sue Price for that little gem of Carly fierceness! Claire was backing out of her lapse in judgment faster than you can say, Brenda, Brenda, Brenda. Of course she’s not going to send Michael back to prison. She’s admitted to both his parents that she was acting a fool. Now she’ll have to focus all her energies on Sonny. Again.

If you have a closet full of skeletons, it’s probably best you keep that DOOR bolted! Dante and Brenda had some kind of connection before meeting in Port Charles, and for days we’ve all taken a Drive Down Memory Lane with DANTE! (Not my idea of fun!)I find myself wishing daily that they would just fast forward to the good stuff – you know the real meat of this story. Mostly it’s because I cannot stand seeing Dante’s Uniformed Hair, but also because I want to know what the hell Brenda is hiding. I think Dante not only knows, but is hiding the same secret…or skeleton. Dante may want to stop leaving that closet door open by constantly bringing up pictures of him and Brenda and staring as if he could be transported back in time. Just sayin’…

In case you haven’t already figured it out, the common thread in today’s theme was DOORS, and we have Sonny’s conversation with Jason to thank. Sonny was explaining to Jason how he tried to move on from Brenda, and thought he was going to be able to do it with Claire. Sonny explained that you know – there’s “something about her” that made it easy for Sonny to spend time with and like her. (I happen to think it’s the one thing all women have in common, but I think Sonny was truly trying to be a little less shallow here, so I’ll let it go) Sonny then went on to explain to Jason that he was doing just fine…then Brenda “drops from the sky.” Sonny says they’re both scared, and neither knows if they want to “do this” again. Jason tries explaining to Sonny that Brenda is still a little messed up over him, and isn’t sure she can trust herself to be around Sonny. What struck me about this entire conversation was when Sonny said it feels like “he’s opening a room where all of his feelings are.” Wow. Deep. Sonny’s litany goes on and he tells Jason that when the door is closed, he can get on with his life – good or bad. He was able to enjoy other people, and have a good time, until he opened that door leading back to Brenda. Then it’s all about Brenda. (As it is for Guza) Sonny says there’s just something between them, and that he doesn’t want to play games, and that he wants them to take that chance again. Jason’s take: Brenda doesn’t agree. Sonny’s not buying that, though. Sonny thinks she just needs some convincing. We’ll see.

I wondered while that conversation was taking place if Jason heard the same things I heard. You see, I remember when Jason, who compartmentalizes everything, including relationships, shut the DOOR on Sam, and the life they had together. I remember he did that because dealing with what the lies he’d told and the secrets he’d kept had done to their once-in-a-lifetime love story was just too big and messy. Jason shut up all his big, scary feelings for Sam, all of their history, and he shut it away – just like he does with his Box of Pain, so that he doesn’t have to feel anything as long as that DOOR is closed. I wondered if Jason realized that for a while he too thought he was moving on, maybe even enjoying other people, and thought he was fine. As long as that door to Sam was closed. Then one day Sam dropped from the sky after she and he were thrown by a car bomb, and their lives mingled for a mystery here, a backup there, and a rescue that wiped the slate clean. I’m not sure how many of you remember the night Jason and Sam went to find and rescue Jake, Sam forced the issue of apologizing once more not only for what happened to Jake, but for the pain her silence caused. Jason, if you recall, was afraid to talk about it, hesitant to revisit those emotions, until he finally gave in and let them come out from behind that closed DOOR. What Jason found was that he really could move past the pain, because Sam had owned up to it, and her repentance was real. She proved it by risking her life to “pay back a debt” she felt she owed Jason, Jake, and even Liz.

From there on out, from the moment Jason opened up that DOOR to “the room where he kept all of his feelings”, it was all about Sam. Everything, and everyone else, fell flat.

Suddenly Jason wanted her input, he listened to her advice, and he even sought her out for cases where they had to share honeymoon suites. They went on adventures, saved just about everyone in the hospital from the big fire, and saved the entire population of PC from toxic spheres. They went on the run in search of Spin, saved him from a femme fatale, and worked together to keep Spin from federal prison. Jason then encouraged Sam to pursue her dream of becoming a PI, and even found a way to keep her close: by making Spin her partner.

Once that DOOR to his feelings about Sam was wide open, Jason’s feelings all came out in a rush. He turned to Sam when he was confused, scared, angry, and helpless. We all saw the moments along the way where they were both afraid and unsure. We saw the moments of connection, of electricity, of familiarity, of being two forces completely in sync, and of a complete trust in each other in spite of all the ways they’d hurt one another in the past.

Then came Mexico, and the last of the feelings that Jason had locked away demanded to be let out, and in fact, tore down the DOOR! Once Jason and Sam made that physical connection, they realized that all of the other connections had been made along the way. Now all they had to do was face their fears and apprehensions. As long as they didn’t talk about them.

I believe that a lot like Brenda, Sam may not trust herself around Jason in times like this. There are certain mistakes she never wants to make again, and certain pitfalls she wants to avoid at all costs. Sam may even be shoving her feelings behind a closed DOOR just as a means to protect herself.

Jason may, like Sonny, have some convincing to do in the near future. The problem is…

Shutting the stable DOOR after the horse has bolted is usually pretty useless. Jason may have to search far and wide for his prized “sure bet.” And this time, he may have to risk a whole lot in order to convince her to come back, and want to stay for good.

 I believe…

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

October 15

2009: http://bit.ly/c4KZ70 Cute and fun stuff here…

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REALITY CHECKS

I’ll begin with my very own reality check. Angelique, face it. You have a full-blown, all out cold. For days I’ve been saying, “I’ve got the ‘sniffles’”, or “I’m ‘fighting’ a cold”, but the truth is when NyQuil becomes your best friend – even at 7:30 in the morning after everyone leaves for work and school….it’s official. Ugh! I hate being sick!

But…it’s my reality, as it has been for so many of you. I hope you’re all feeling better!

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 Reality Checks were “in fashion” around Port Charles and across the ocean on Wednesday’s GH! You know, a “Reality Check” can be a funny thing…because sometimes people want to avoid a reality check as much as they want to avoid catching a cold. And who can blame them. Reality can be a jagged little pill to swallow.

 Take Brook Lynn…God help her. The poor thing is just beginning to understand what’s wrong with attending a house party with Nik’s stuffy business associates with “studs and sequence”, but she doesn’t get why she needs Maxie. *sigh* REALITY CHECK: While Brook Lynn is certainly not as bad as her ma, Lois and her dragon nails, she could definitely use some polish. I have to be honest and say that when I heard about this coming “Pretty Woman” S/L, I rolled my eyes and thought I would hate it…but I’m surprised to say I’m not hating it. I think Tyler and Adrianna play off each other well…and I’m looking forward to seeing Nikolas in a “lighter” situation, and I’m looking forward to watching this partnership develop.

 Hey, Random Nurse at GH! Dr. Niles may seem like a smart, put-together, brilliant surgeon, but if you keep riding her about the medications she ordered for her plan against Robin, you’re gonna end up as a casualty. REALITY CHECK: Dr. Niles is not as nice as she’d have you believe. Lisa is a psychotic woman scorned, who now knows the full extent of Robin and Patrick’s plan to expose Lisa…and you, Nurse Nosey, just asked one too many questions!

Another REALITY CHECK that must be issued here: Robin and Patrick, you obviously don’t “get” what a secret plan means. You tell everyone and anyone who asks what’s going on…Mac, Maxie, now Matt. It’s no wonder Lisa has your number…and your real meds.

 Claire Walsh is bordering on the delusional. Does she really believe that her word as a Federal Prosecutor carries any weight in this town now that she has slept with the proverbial enemy, and everyone knows about it? REALITY CHECK: Ms. Walsh is a big girl, and she can sleep with whomever she pleases, but – what she cannot do is expect to still command respect for her work when she obviously had none for herself. So I wish she would stop dropping by people’s homes, yammering on about legal situations, because she doesn’t really have a legal leg to stand on.

 Carly was so right when she said that Spinelli needs a “reality check” about Brenda. Oh my word! I would love to take our friend, @soapfanfiction’s idea to “step on his computer, crush all his bbq chips, and add bleach to his orange soda!” Oh, Steph, you kill me! LOL! Spinelli thinks that “no man can resist the divine Brenda”. Oh, Please. REALITY CHECK: Spin, Jason has resisted Brenda for years, but Suzanne was right on the money (for once) when she accused Jason of having a savior complex. This isn’t the first time Jason feels he must save a damsel in distress, even when he doesn’t have any feelings for them. Anyone remember Jason saving Lulu back in ‘06? *rme* Get over it, Spin! The only ones smitten with Brenda are the idiots who need to have a needy, whiny, crying, cutting her own hair drama queen in their lives. (Sonny, Jax, Murphy…you! That’s because that’s the kind of woman you keep choosing.

 I absolutely CHEERED and APPLAUDED Sam’s reaction to seeing the picture of Brenda and Jason at the Gala! REALITY CHECK: Dear Haters, Doubters, Jealous and Delusional Ones: Sam is not needy, clingy, or insecure! Sam is in love with and is loved by Jason Morgan. She believes in what they have because Jason hasn’t given Sam a reason not to. This is called trust. In every good, solid, and equally trusting relationship, you believe in the other person and trust wholly until they give you a reason to question your loyalty. Sam showed us she how far she’s come in that journey of rebuilding trust when, knowing Jason’s character, she said, “Go – go do what you’ve gotta do.” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…Sam knows who Jason is and what his motives are. Maybe some of us wouldn’t have been able to do what she did, but that’s a moot point, because no one is asking us too. The extent of trust that Sam has in Jason is up to her, and vice versa. Jason loves Sam for all the possible ways she’s better than Brenda: “She’s strong, she’s beautiful, she’s capable, she’s easygoing”…and, as she proved yesterday with just one look at a picture on a screen… “she gets him.”

And I really get them.

I found it so ironic that Carly would be the one to point out the need for “reality checks” when she’s in need of one herself. Jax has been hovered over that computer all morning, gazing at “the face” of his ex. I was annoyed that Jax would call Sam over to his office to try and feed whatever insecurities he thinks Sam might have – based solely on the ones Carly has expressed over Brenda. Jax has promised Carly that he loves only her, and that his feelings for Brenda are in the past. REALITY CHECK: (And let’s thank Sam for providing it!) Jax is miffed that he’s stuck at home while Jason is off “rescuing” Brenda, no matter what Carly says!

Once again, I LOVED the way Sam handled this. “She’s not thrilled,” but she trusts in what she and Jason have. This is the proof that, even without “The Talk”, Sam and Jason have completely torn down whatever was left of the lies, secrets, and mistrust of their past relationship, and have totally rebuilt something new and stronger. Something based on trust and honesty. Something that will be able to stand a lot more than just about any other relationship we know of. They’ve “hurricane proofed” their relationship.

 Our last “reality check” is credited to Murphy, though I don’t think he’s going to be able to hear the one Jason is offering him. Brenda has gone on and on about how she’s moved on, and how she has built a life for herself doing good deeds and helping the less fortunate, but Murphy is telling a different story, isn’t he? REALITY CHECK: Brenda is still hung up on, head over heels in love with, and as needy as she ever was for the drama that being with Sonny gives her. Jason sees that Murphy is a good guy. Noble. He obviously cares about Brenda enough to still want her to be happy, in spite of the fact she trampled on his heart with her stilettos. That can’t be easy to walk away from, but now Murphy has exposed her secret and Jason’s suspicions. She cannot get over that man from her past, and one final REALITY CHECK for the Haters: Jason is not that man. Never was.

 Sometimes reality stares us in the face and we still want to see past it, over it, and around it to something else. Hey, that’s a choice everyone has to make for themselves, but reality doesn’t change just because you like it or don’t, whether you can handle it or not.

Reality checks are needed every once in a while…for our own good.

 Thanks to all of you who called, emailed, commented on FB, and tweeted positive thoughts! I was on FB, and the support for Sam and Jason was overwhelmingly positive. Most of the negativity was coming from a few who just kept reposting. Their desperation is oh so sad.

For them…Reality Bites.

 Spread the JaSam Love…

Angelique 😉

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“THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY” 

September 23

2004: http://bit.ly/cr070S Gosh, I loved those talks they used to have! Miss them!

2009: http://bit.ly/vPnf2 This is one Mountaintop Experience I would have liked to see onscreen! Who didn’t love Jason asking Sam to be “his date” to the wedding! Sweet stuff! 😉

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BETTER THAN…

So another Port Charles Wednesday is in the books…and what a hump day it turned out to be for some!

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As I watched, I realized that lost of our favorites are in a really good place…or working towards getting there. That makes me happy. Why? Because very little is better than Love In The Afternoon!

You know, I’d bet that the new and improved outlook Michael would think that awkward moments, such as walking in on his cousin Lulu in her purple lingerie surrounded by candles and massage oils, are better than being in Pentonville. And you know…he’d be right. But I think I know what would be even better than that: Lulu being just a little bit considerate of the fact that Michael lives there, and Lulu not being such a hornball that she can’t go to her own freakin’ place to seduce Dante. I mean really – how much more does poor Michael have to see?

Well, I guess walking in on Lulu in purple lace is still better than what he could have walked in on. Dante’s “better idea” of being even more cheesy and cheap than his girlfriend bordered on the insane. When Dante went behind the couch and dropped his…his…second skin and was standing there with a can of whipped cream, I wished more than anything that Ronnie would walk in. Perverse, I know, but hey, Dante! Did your mother never teach you it’s not polite to point? Sheesh!Thankfully, nothing could have been better than Lulu’s reaction to his… his…surprise.

You know Nicholas’ plan for Brook Lynn from Brooklyn worked at keeping Dante and Lulu apart better than Carly’s plan did! You see when lil’ sis Lulu stopped by the castle and saw Pretty Woman there, she was upset and angered! How could her brother take in the woman who tried to destroy her better than anything relationship with Dante? Obviously Lulu thinks herself so important that she really thinks Nikolas would give up his only chance at companionship and possibly more just to support Lulu in her Brook Lynn boycott. Pffft. Sorry to disappoint you! You know, the only thing that could be better than Lulu’s reaction to Nikolas’ houseguest will be Elizabeth’s…

Robin and Patrick’s crumbling marriage continues to be shaken up. I’m not sure how much longer it can hold up to the pressures of the hell Lisa has unleashed on their lives. When Fatal Attraction came out I was in my teens, but I remember something vividly: every man I knew – uncles, cousins, friends of the family, neighbors – all had the same reaction. It scared them soft. That movie gave them a glimpse of what could happen to your life all for a roll in the hay (or elevator, kitchen sink, etc). It made men of all ages, walks of life, race, take a moment to ponder the question, “Is it really worth my marriage? My family? My future? My peace of mind? My life?” That is a powerful use of media! And you all know that I think this story was actually written out better than Fatal Attraction because Lisa is more dangerous because she’s more calculating, and more in control of herself. Every man should see stuff like this, because it happens every day to some unsuspecting sucker who just thinks “it’s only gonna happen once – and no one has to know.” In this case, Patrick was that sucker. Now, I have to give Patrick some credit in that he is not giving up on Robin, and he has convinced me, if not her, that he has learned that lesson, but since I’m not the one who trusted my heart to him, I wouldn’t really matter. Patrick has come up with a plan to turn this around and get Robin cleared, and that’s great. But we all know what would have been better than that, don’t we? If Patrick had planned to stay away from the temptation Lisa posed to his marriage.

Button fly jeans are so much better than regular old zip flys. Yup. Thanks to Carly and Jax for pointing that out during their oh-so-caliente coupling. (Although I would prefer GH NOT get me all hot and bothered thinking I was going to see Jason and Sam getting it on in the very next scene!) Wow. That was some love scene! And the beauty of it, and what made it better than the cheesy, in your face, crass stuff taking place elsewhere is that Jax and Carly love each other, and have been just missing chance after chance to get back on track. OH! Who am I kidding? There’s nothing better than knowing Carly is too freakin’ busy with Jax to be up in Jason’s face! As my Daily Smilemaker, @soapfanfiction wisely stated yesterday: I am team CarJax if it keeps Carly away from JaSam! (By the way, if you don’t already follow @soapfanfiction, you should! She makes me laugh out loud several times a day!) By the way, was that a bottle of Laura’s Standing Sun wine in their love scene? If so…too cute on GH’s part!

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Okay, so you know what’s better than Brenda pacing her hotel room and getting excited about things like organic pears? (rme) Brenda finally coming face to face with Sonny. Finally, I have a reason to maybe appreciate Vanessa’s return to the canvas. Of course, it would be better still if she were actually on the Port Charles canvas, but I digress. Brenda hears Sonny’s reasons for being in Rome, his reasons he thinks he’s such a failure, and as only someone who has loved him unconditionally can, she makes him see that there is still a chance for him to make things right. I liked that Brenda got to confront Sonny on the fact that he left her “for her own good”, and it was good for him to see hoe much it still hurts her. That whole scene made me think that it’s too bad if the writers didn’t allow Brenda and Sam to become friends. They have shared many of the same hurts because of men who wanted to protect them from Mob Life. Now if only someone could just ask her to stop with that spontaneously freaky laugh that causes me to jump every time she does it, I might enjoy her return a little more. Well that, and her being clear that she better not mess with my Jason and Sam! Speaking of which, it seems that Jason will be making the dreaded trek to Rome soon…and then the ensuing Brenda madness will ensue.

You know what’s WAY  better than worrying about all that nonsense? Remembering, recalling, reliving, and rewatching  Jason tell Spinelli, “Sam is better than Brenda in every way. Sam us strong, beautiful, capable, easygoing, and (listen up fans of any other Jason pairing) she gets me.” (YT link:http://bit.ly/cTNiHs ) That, my friends, was Stone Cold Poetry. I loved “the look” Jason gave Sam when she told him those were the nicest things he ever said about her! We all know that Jason said all of those same things to Sam herself last week, but I think that hearing them spoken about her, when Jason didn’t know she was within earshot, validated his words for Sam. No longer was he saying them to reassure her or to soothe her worries, he – Stone Cold – was waxing poetic to Spinelli because he can’t help but to – his heart is that full and running over with love for his Fair Samantha, and that was better than anything for Sam. It was beautiful to behold and better than I could have hoped after reading the spoiler for that scene. How cute were those scenes on the couch, really? I love how naturally and real Steve and Kelly play those scenes! When he tickled her leg, her giggle was real and genuinely delighted. Those are all of the ingredients of the Stelly Magic we all love so well!

I tell you, I love JaSam better than a fat kid loves cake…and I made sure all 10 of my phone calls, and all 3 of my emails contained some variation of that!

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Hasta Luego!

Angelique

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“THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY” 

September 9

2005: http://bit.ly/c1gpP2 (Part 1) http://bit.ly/b7dWML (Part 2) It’s too bad Carly can’t remember how good Sam was to her in her time of need.

2009: http://bit.ly/c2lFSM I’ve always thought it was so heartless the way Liz tells Jason, “I’ll let you know what happens.” As if to say, “Don’t call us, we’ll call you.” Heartless indeed! Thank goodness Jason could reach out and hold onto Love by holding on to Sam! (PS…anyone recognize the dr? He’s the one Lisa tricked into giving up his surgery with Patrick just the other day.)

2005: http://bit.ly/dy0lAj

September 8

2009: http://bit.ly/axQyvD Focus on the cuteness! 😉

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