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A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane In Search Of Truths

Good morning, GHers.

I hope you are enjoying the last Sunday of the summer! ūüė¶ I am so sad to say goodbye to my favorite season!

As we move towards the fall and the next phase of the storylines on GH, I have to wonder what the truth will be among all of the rumors, spoilers and crapola running rampant on the internet. So, today, I’ve decided that we are going In Search Of Truths.

Truths; not just a truth.

While the baby truth is among the most important truths, there are also some truths that we need to rediscover and reaffirm for ourselves, such as the fact that Jason and Sam love each other more than anyone else in the world, and that they have always meant to be together. I want us to remember the fact hat Jason and Sam wanted a family more than anything, and that marriage was more than just a ceremony. I want us to stand firmly upon the truths we already know, but may have forgotten  Рor even pushed out of our minds in frustration.

Yeah – let’s go In Search Of Truths. Haters and their lies and delusions be damned!

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“Help Me Hold On”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smbue3IP5-k Credit: aproditebeauty

“There’s A Place For Us”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqHz00k3VZM Credit: jasamlova1028

“How Do I Live?”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkXJjrbAkCM Credit: JaSamFanForeverLove

“I Turn To You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzvx1Y7l-Ws Credit: yugottahitpeople (For My Vanessa)

“There You’ll Be” ¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaQwTUCz8O4¬†Credit: mandysonly

“No I Can’t Believe That It’s Over”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-v_RayS0iM Credit: tenpointoh1

“Slow Dancing”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpHZoa8zSlc Credit: ashleycramni

“I Won’t Let You Go”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg2-7V3Xe8g Credit: packernut13

“We Keep Marchin On”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBtH10g-H8w¬†Credit: tenpointoh1

“Just The Way You Are”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ21yhmCV68¬†Credit: CocoaGirlie4

I hope you took a moment to like and comment on our vidders channels! They deserve it!

Can I share one more truth with you?

I wathced the Joiz scenes on YT, and could not believe that they actually played the “warning” music! Haaaaaaaaa!

And Jason trying to maintain his personal space each time the walking whormone invaded it? Hilarious! 

Liz admitting that she knows the kiss on the bridge was just a rebound thing? Much appreciated!

And Liz confirming for all of us that she lives for the moment when her victims are most emotionally vulnerable and desperate, by saying to Jason, “And since you and Sam are getting a divorce”… (twisting the knife of his pain in deeper) Priceless!

Thanks, ho! We knew it.

So Jason didn’t pull away in the nanosecond she kissed him. I get it. He’s a jerk. But honestly? Who expected anything less?

What matters now is The Truth that follows.

We’ll have to wait and see what that is.

Let’s just wait it out together, okay?

Love you all, 

Angelique

 


When There Are No Words…

Good morning, GHers.

Well, I am hanging in there with and for all of you, but truly, I just have no words on yesterday’s show, or the ¬†promo, for heaven’s sake. So, I will do what I promised to do one day almost three years ago…I will share The Beauty Of GH, even ¬†if it’s a bit retro.

It’s the best I can do with what I was given on Wednesday. *shrugs*

 

AND HERE IT IS:

This Day In JaSam History

September 12

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSjXAivxQsU

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgMeUg-bvJY

2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FhJCHtJq8k

September 13

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bXbmbBoYKU

2005: (One of my all-time fave JaSam convos) Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odTif1xPWF8 Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGeo9HbItsk

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws9-5p8UUk0

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Today’s Lifeline: “Better Man”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxynZTqZnwE¬†Credit: jmsg411


“Never Can Say Goodbye”…

Good morning, GHers.

My thoughts and prayers are with all those who lost a loved on this date 11 years ago, and I pray that we never forget how many lives were lost, and how many heroes were made on that day.

Let’s take a few moments to remember: A 9/11 Tribute¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwJYZRi3feQ

This is, and will always be, such a sad day for America, and so many people need our prayers today. I think the best way to honor the memory of the many lives lost is to take every possible opportunity to be kind to someone, to lend a helping hand, or to find a way to make our great nation better in any way available to us.

And of course, to pledge to Never Forget. 

God Bless America.

*tears*

 

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I hate goodbyes.

In fact, I have been known to slip out of my fair share of going-away and retirement parties before I had to say goodbye, because I would just rather not. ¬†I would rather my last few moments with the person be moments of happiness and laughter instead of sobs and tears and runny noses.¬†And those aren’t even final goodbyes, but goodbyes none the same.

So, you can only imagine the hot mess I was at the end of today’s JaSam scenes, right?

Heavens to Murgatroyd! Just when I thought Steve and Kelly had squeezed every last tear out of my swollen, puffy eyes – they go and pour their beautiful hearts into those last thirty seconds they shared at the close of their scenes, and the tears were rolling all over again! Oh, the heartache they make me feel because of the heartache Jason and Sam so obviously STILL feel over not being together! They will forever hold the title of Most Incredible and Believable Supercouple for me! Period.

*blows nose*

You know, once I was able to see through the tears again, and went back to rewatch the scenes, (Thank You, SimplyGH for being such a dependable source for us all) I decided that as JaSam fans, we must find the positives where they can be found, because even though Steve is leaving soon, I will always take the positives over the negatives. And there were definitely some positives for the JaSam Love Story.

First of all, I know it took Jason way too long to step up for his wife (thanks to his headwriter), but doggone it, he is stepping up now – so I’ll take it! More than that, I think the writers are purposely using Jason’s insistence now more than ever because of this statement: (please start at 2:37 to avoid “the” Jiz.)¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOaXawES8to.

More important than the fact that Jason is stepping is the fact that at this juncture in their relationship ¬†– at the point when he feels he is closer to losing Sam than ever before – Jason seems not just determined, but downright desperate, to do exactly what he explained to Liz as “the one thing that bring them back together.”¬†

I think that hearing Sam describe her fantasy about what life could have, would have, should have been, (all while that pathetic, desperate, hoping-for-scraps little mouse looked on nosily) made Jason do something he rarely does – and that’s hope against hope. Only Sam has been able to inspire that in Jason. Time and time again, Sam has awoken something in Jason that he, himself, thought was non-existent. Jason has often said that he thinks in absolutes; he “doesn’t think about what didn’t happen, or wonder if things could have been different.”¬† In fact, he “can’t stop”. ( See¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFptlLz-F5Q) Now Jason is obsessing over what “didn’t happen” when Sam’s birth report was filled out, and “wondering” if things were different than what’s universally believed to have happened that night ¬†– and maybe Sam’s baby is still alive.

Wow. That is The Power Of Love, people!

And I will take it on my screen, and as part of the closing chapters of this JaSam Love Storybook.

Even more amazing? Jason is actually saying these things aloud – to the woman he walked away from time and time again because he could never force this part of his brain to imagine the impossible, think about the improbably, or wonder about what if things were different with her. That was an important detail, friends, and I am hoping that you incredibly sharp viewers didn’t miss it!

Jason was clutching that file of Sam’s like a lifeline; flipping through it, studying the notes, and asking questions, all while Liz looked on in … let’s call it what it was: Disgust. That conversation Jason had with Liz about finding Sam’s baby and getting his family back together was playing through Liz’s whormone-filled little brain with as much speed and details as it replayed in ours! She knows what Jason is thinking, and when she tried to call him out on it, he firmly let her know the “why” didn’t matter. Only that he got it done *fist pump*

No wonder Liz nearly threw the file at him! *giggles*

I love that Sam had to come back to Jason’s room, even after she told him she was gonna go, because it just showed that I love ¬†Sam for all the ways we are alike. ūüôā Sam hates goodbyes, too. She could barely say the word without breaking down, and the word itself literally broke big, bad Stone Cold Jason Morgan down.

The depth of their love for each other was nearly overwhelming – the them and to us. I totally understood what Sam was saying when she said that if they were together while facing this, she could die happy. It was her way of telling Jason that his face was the last she’d want to see. *pulling out the tissues AGAIN*

Jason wanting so badly to touch his wife the way he always has, and struggling to keep himself from doing it, was a beautiful moment. The fact that he couldn’t avoid touching her altogether was even more so. And that embrace, where they were both in tears? RIPPED. MY. FREAKIN’. HEART. OUT.

And when Sam said, “Goodbye”, almost as a question, and Jason choked up and said, “Don’t say that,” I sobbed, because I said the exact same thing.

“Don’t say that!”

When it comes to JaSam, I “Never Can Say ¬†Goodbye”.

Watching them struggle with walking away, not knowing if it would be for the last time made me realize how hard it will be for all of us to watch them do that at the end of Steve Burton’s incredible run as Jason Morgan.

Here come the waterworks…

I am tired of goodbyes. 

What about you?

Don’t forget to use your voice to tell TPTB just that. It still matters.¬†

Love you guys,

Angelique

Today’s Lifeline: “The Power Of Love”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvMZvt7z4uw¬†Credit: JasamAreSoulmates

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This Day In JaSam History: 

September 10

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnSabq4SxwI

September 11

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSQ3uNtsG7o

 

 


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…Without Really Knowing Where We’re Headed

Good morning, Beloved GHers!

Well, we may not know where the show is going anymore, and we may not even know where we’re going, BUT we do know that on this Sunday morning, we are going down Memory Lane together! That’s enough for me!

It was an emotional week, and I know many of us are just done, but after reading your comments, emails and fb messages, I am going to try to hang in there for as long as I can. If you guys think you need me, I need you all that much more!

So, let’s see what each day brings from here on out, and leave our goodbyes unsaid until they’re absolutely necessary.

For now, however, let’s take this Drive together, being comforted by the fact that we are not alone in our combination of love and frustration.

Here we go…

“I Have Been Blessed”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhaVFc4JbKI¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Loss of Baby Morgan”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1MG26WCYKg Credit: charmedlover251

“We’re Having A Baby”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLfGSiOxwE¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“What If?”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpyKyfXXBJg Credit: ashley1282008

“The Heart Never Forgets”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeT5exIJUNQ Credit: aproditebeauty

“One More Try”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YVpgmzARR0 Credit: ssassy75

And because I will never tire of How It Should Have Been…

“JaSam / Just The Dream”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYYHcoa1vBY Credit: LoriJoGH

Love you guys,

Angelique

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This Day In JaSam History

September 8 

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14goJyGjrsM

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3dBC9e44K8

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAo8clCbsRw

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agi5uZW4ZwU

September 9

2005: Part One: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWA-Yavc7pM Part Two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCisxeDwF_4

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtGOS5bqb2I

 

 


Yeah…”WHAT IF?”

Good morning, GHers.

I’m sorry. I really needed to process all of my thoughts before posting. And I had to get through writing all my heartfelt letters to TPTB.

Well, I will say this: if Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini wanted to get us thinking about “What If?”, they sure did. Just not the way they planned.

Instead, that JaSam episode got me thinking about “What If Ron Carlivati and Frank Velntini Had Never Come To Crap On Our GH?”

You see, all that episode told me about JaSam was that the way Sam saw it playing out WAS HOW MOST OF US SAW IT PLAYING OUT, AFTER JASON AND SAM WAITED EIGHT LONG YEARS TO HAVE THEIR FRIST BABY…A QUARTERMAINE/CASSADINE PROGENY!

While I was just soaking up all of the Jason and Sam LOVE and HAPPINESS I could get before Steve leaves GH, during every commercial break I stopped to scratch my head and thought, “If he knew how to write JaSam, then why DIDN’T HE?” I mean, it was obvious he understood that Steve and Kelly are sooooo good at showing us a side to Jason and Sam that made us all fall in love all those years ago. You know what I’m talking about. The playful, yet heated, sweet, but deep-as-their-souls connection they share. My goodness! Jason laughing as Sam was praticing the “her-hee-hoo” breathing, their adorable scenes with Sam trying to get Jason to keep his hands to himself during Lamaze, and even the Jason feeding Sam – and himself – ice chips. No other couple can do heat one moment and fun the next as well as Jason and Sam, thanks to their alters, Steve and Kelly.

It made me incredibly sad to think that so much of that was wasted since the time this new team came into the leadership role at GH.

It most certainly had me thinking “WHAT IF? WHAT IF RON CARLIVATI HAD NEVER BEEN MADE HEADWRITER?” I mean,¬†say what you will about Garin Wolf’s awful decision to write the Franco Honeymoon, but before that misstep, we had romance, we had legacy characters onscreen like Monica and Edward, and we had FAMILY moments to smile about and to remind us that GH was founded on core families! *tears* And you know what? say what you will about Bob Guza’s years of darkness, but at least he made moments of LIGHT mean something!

As I watched yesterday, I was tortured, more than “rewarded” by thoughts of “What If?”¬†

  • WHAT IF…Jason and Sam had not been set on this dead end road because of Heather’s lies, and Sam reacted exactly that way, not letting herself be manipulated by a woman sitting in a mental institution? You know – WHAT IF she had actually used the instincts she uses to make a living?
  • WHAT IF…Jason and Sam had enjoyed more moments of love and romance and increased hormones, as so may couples do during a time when they are reveling in the fact that their love created a new life? They were on the road to doing just that up and until RC took over the headwriting position. (Remember the cabin?) What a waste!
  • WHAT IF…Jason and Sam had been able to share the moments that strengthened their bond, respected their commitment to each other, and even honored their Love Story? Jason and Sam fell in love while bonding with each other and Sam’s unborn baby. Why not give them “the works” when it came to this baby – their baby.
  • WHAT IF…this pregnancy storlyine, and the waiting period for this child of LEGACY FAMILIES, was actually filled with scenes with those LEGACY CHARACTERS, like Monica, Edward, Alexis, and hell – even Tracy? Just imagine the amount of longtime viewers who might have felt a renewed connection to their long beloved soap?
  • WHAT IF…instead of tears, pain, sorrow and separations, this pregnancy had been filled with what we saw yesterday? Laughter and wonder, happiness and togetherness? There was such a golden opportunity here to bring people together again – and I am not just talking about Jason and Sam, though they are first on my list! I am also talking about Spinelli and Maxie (though it just felt so much more “right” with the beautiful Kirsten Storms back in the role). I am talking about Monica and Jason, and Monica and Sam, because they already had a history of a good, strong relationship. I am talking about The Davis GIrls. I am talking about The Grandmothers – bonding and perhaps trying to one-up each other in a bit of friendly competition. Families who have been part of our own families are what viewers want to connect with – not newbies who mean nothing to us! WHEN, DEAR GOD, WILL WRITERS AND EPs GET THIS???
  • WHAT IF…instead of dead babies and baby funerals, we had just what Sam dreamed of? Live, beautiful babies, and baby showers? I don’t know about you, but there is enough real sadness and heartache in my own world. I don’t want to turn on the TV to struggle through more tears and sadness! I want to turn on the TV to be transported, albeit only for an hour daily, to a happy place, where dreams do come true and true love does win out!
  • WHAT IF…the writers had taken the least traveled road here, and instead of writing a tragedy on the day of this LEGACY BABY’S birth, had actually written a fun, sometimes funny, but thoroughly celebratory event, as they did in Sam’s fantasy? Oh, how much more fans could have looked forward to, and enjoyed it! So many JaSam fans refused to tune in, simply because of the fact that they knew it would end with the ugly and cold reality RC wrote instead. How sad is that?

And finally…

  • WHAT IF…Jason had not been written out as the lead in his own storyline – you know, the storyline that helped to secure his character’s LEGACY, all so that Mr. Carlivati and Mr. Valentini could force John McBain into that lead spot? Into Jason’s Spot!?! What if Steve didn’t have a reason to feel that he could walk away from GH without leaving his fans completely devastated? As things stood when he made that decision, I imagine that Mr. Burton already thought that he had “left” the storyline and place of importance he held for all of the fans. All he did was make it official. Yes, I know all about the house in Tennessee, and the kids in school, but NO ONE will EVER convince me that he would not have found a way to make it work IF HE REALLY THOUGHT he would continue to be doing something worthwhile for all of us!

Which leads us to…

  • WHAT IF…The Beauty of GH was not ripped out from under all of us because a couple of guys came in here and refused to listen to what the fans wanted? WHAT IF we were all looking forward to what came next for us on this journey, instead of feeling like we’re getting ready to say goodbye? I am already wondering when my last post will be. Steve’s last day, marking the end of JaSam? On the 3rd anniversary of Bella Mafia in October? Or should I just give up now and just like Sam, suggest that “Maybe we should just give up. Walk away with (more than) two years of really beautiful memories, instead of destroying it, by trying to hold on.” *wipes tears*

We shouldn’t be thinking about THE END, but we are. And I place the entire blame for that SQUARELY on the shoulders of Misters Carlivati and Valentini.

No matter what I decide, I want you all to know one more thing I can quote Sam on: “I will¬†love you ALL for the rest of my life. If I die tomorrow, or if I live to be 100. Even if I never see your faces,” even for the first time, I will never forget the place you guys took up in my life, and in my heart, when I needed you most.¬†What I want is for you guys to really hear me on that, and understand the depth of my appreciation for each of you.

Like I said to my beloved Stephanie yesterday, JaSam Made Us Family. And no one can EVER take that away. Not even the stupid, lazy AIC. 

Today’s Lifeline: (This is the one silver lining to that JaSam Fantasy – that it will live on in our hearts because of our talented friends like Heather) “Look What We Made When We Made Love”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQb4rerHRe4¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

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This Day In JaSam History

September 7

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S5Psd-73-U

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEozDp7loc4

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4_KkQwrRUs


What Cannot Be Erased

Good morning, GHers.

Before I say anything GH-related, I just need to ask for your prayers and good thoughts for my friend and therapist, Gladys. I was due to see her today, and instead I received a call from her office canceling because her husband suddenly and unexpectedly passed. My heart was not just broken, but troubled all day. Gladys has talked me through some of the worst times of my life. I cannot tell you how desperate I felt about being at a complete loss as to what to say to her during hers. She has lost not just her husband, but her best friend and a true life companion. They, like Nelson and I, did everything together, and loved each other’s company, and luckily that is What Cannot Be Erased. It is hard for me to stop thinking about her and her loss. Knowing you guys will be lending your support to lifting her up helps me more than you know.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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In matters far less meaningful, I did not watch Wednesday’s episode. I do plan to watch today, and I dare say that I am hopeful that we will at least have something to walk away with. We will have some more beautiful and loving moments to add to their Love Story and History; more of What Cannot Be Erased. And if not that, because who really trusts RC or FV? But if nothing else, we should have some great scenes for all of our FANTASTIC vidders to create for us something to hold onto when our JaSam Love Story comes to a premature end.

One thing I will ask all of you is to please not allow our anger and bitterness to keep us from sharing in one last hurrah as the JaSam Family we have been since 2004. Let’s share this together and enjoy our united front for what could be the last time. And when it’s over, let’s, together, remember that we “shouldn’t (just) be sad that it’s over; we should be thankful that it happened…AND that it happened so beautifully for so long.”

Also remember that Steve, in his latest interview, said FV told him “he could come back anytime”. Let’s make FV see that there’s a HUGE REASON to MAKE that happen.

I plan to dust off my Twitter password. I hope to see you all out there, loving our couple as one, CLASSY, LOYAL AND FUN fan base once more.

I love you all,

Angelique

Today’s Lifeline: “Love Of My Life”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLQLZA0Dv4M¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

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This Day In JaSam History (Which Cannot Be Erased)

September 6

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAOXCy60bSw

2006: Hard, but so important to show how much their LOVE was always there: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ojEikT7IZk

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0J6f_-pCzM


The GH I’m Watching

Good morning, GHers.

I have not watched yesterday’s GH, nor do I think I will. However, I thought I’d share with you the GH I have been watching…which included the JaSam we all knew and loved. *tears*

Enjoy!

Today’s Lifeline: ¬†The first vid I ever posted on Bella Mafia was made by my dear DaysFanAlways, so I thought she might be able to throw us all a lifeline… “Memories of Us”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHWIJ-wy7mU

This Day In JaSam History

August 27

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-4HnFwr-FY 

August 28

2006: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSK1-Uqc-8I Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL3TP-2y9LU

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ANTpc-FVhY

August 29

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNcVe8Fp080

2006: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2qO5q-D3Sk I skipped Part 2 for your own protection!

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zltl4U3Pxkg

August 30

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b48n_GNPNE

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-LcXwzGNkI

August 31

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34Kax0ZooGU

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUh1TLBc8Jo

2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSnV7Nj8jRI

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lHBlL69weo

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFersy8g8gQ

September 1

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyc5EjmhO5M

2005: Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfAgEJn4xcE Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZda5ZLODDw

2006: Was hard to watch on this day, so I skipped it

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHmmZgoIzZs

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brj7gunkIV8

September 2

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Ho0gyoNgg

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zQqByCfmyg

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr8gdj619QM

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJM1_royWZ0

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SDkPQ2YH-k

September 3

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V425kj8UfYQ

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1jYvxnigZ4

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgB1Kml65RA

September 4

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2KS7gc7qNY

September 5

2006: Again – couldn’t do it to you guys, or myself

I hope you are all getting ready to tune in to our JaSam Day tomorrow…and I hope that with all of this extra time we have on our hands, that everyone is calling and emailing and writing in to let them know how disgusted you are to lose a vet like Steve!

It’s now or never, people!
Much Love,

Angelique


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…In Honor of Ro’s Birthday! <3

Good Sunday morning, GHers!

I just finished packing, and giving the house one more once-over, so that it’s spotless upon our return. As much as I enjoy vacation, there is still nothing like sleeping in one’s own bed, and being in one’s own house. I am trying to fight the feelings of anxiety that come whenever I travel for more than a weekend away from home. *sigh*

Luckily, I have this Birthday Drive and the fun task of finding the perfect vids for my BFF Ro (@rosieshadow), and for all of you to enjoy, while I am actually on the road. ūüôā

I will have you all know that there may never have been a Bella Mafia for more than a week if not for Ro. Yup, the very first time I posted, she commented. I emailed her back to say how much I appreciated her comment, and there began a friendship that I can only describe as a blessing from above. She encouraged me with every post, and urged me to keep posting and trying to get GH fans to tune back in and to be positive. After reading Ro’s first comments, I felt like Bella Mafia was something that could bring all of us positive people together, and here we are, almost three whole years later.

Thanks, Ro. Not just for your role in getting Bella Mafia going, but for being a friend when I was going through the worst of my surgeries, and felt that I couldn’t talk to anyone else from my “old life” because I felt so disconnected from everyone. (One of the first signs of depression)¬†Because of Ro’s encouragement, I found a passion in Bella Mafia, and went on to “meet” so many of you, whom I have come to love and appreciate and can no longer imagine my life without.

Join me in wishing Ro a birthday as wonderful and spectacular as she is! To know her is to love her, and I am so glad I got to know her!

Happy Birthday, my dear friend! I love you!

~Bella (She was the first person to ever call me that, and it “stuck”!)

For you… All of our favorites!

“That’s Worth Fighting For”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlWmYHPU5g Credit: HarperAnIdiot

“I Still Do”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBPkdV5VREc¬†Credit: HarperAnIdiot

“The Way We Were”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Snjr5-qYx3A Credit: vridore

“The Way We Were”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWW_zTGAQkU Credit: aproditebeauty

“Dream A Little Dream Of Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI0GUf2F3oc Credit: luckiBelle02

“Once In My Life”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdzoPGukYME¬†Credit: Randeeni3

“I’m Your Man”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJYTIB1eyz0¬†Credit: fightinirish1289

“HOME” (How apropos)¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4DjbLpUhS4 Credit: TheVintageGH

“You Don’t Know Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCKfuwSZsxo Credit: SarahCG

“”Feeling Good”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOPYic6EAGU¬†Credit: luckiBelle

“That’s All”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj1cj14CHEY¬†Credit: TheVintageGH

“Something Special”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1flYku2bOA Credit: JerseyBelle2

“You’ll Never Find”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mo1cVCHNIU¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Everything”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlY6cv8j5cM¬†Credit: athena606

And with this, I remind everyone, including Ro, to “Hold On”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gj18MaWvHYc¬†Credit: luckiBelle02

I hope everyone enjoyed this week’s vids…at least almost as much as Ro and I did! ūüôā Please take a second to comment and like each vid! Our vidders deserve the love!

Have a great Sunday!

Much love to all,

Angelique

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This Day In JaSam History

August 4

2004:¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx-zF_hOY84¬†(If only he’d said “Don’t Go” this time around.)

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZTrtDj0Df0 

2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj1HG_-r9-I

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faCfztxFMVE

August 5

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T31aW5OVuZo

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOyn8KCtqxs

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XWQtzDw-IU

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXv2sfgGnoc

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRlLOmWjFU


FOUND: The Beauty Of GH

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!

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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! ūüôā

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! ūüôā

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!

Angelique

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

July 30

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

July 31

2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bUIGvWid60 jasam4everbaby

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkBgYG3NCHE Credit: daysfann

 


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane For The Visually Impaired :)

Good Sunday Morning, GHers!

I spent another weekend with more visiting family from Puerto Rico, and had such a terrific time that I find myself feeling extra positive; strangely so. I have decided that, at least for today, nothing is going to get me down.

Amazingly, one of the very first vids I came across this week turned out to be by someone who was sharing my unexplainable optimism (read her description). I took it as a sign. And as I kept searching for this week’s vids, I found that all of our vidders seem to be feeling that positive vibe! We were on the same #TeamJaSam wavelength! ūüôā

Isn’t the JaSam Connection an Amazing thing?

This week, our Drive is specially designed to help us all to feel hopeful and positive again, even if we cannot SEE anything positive onscreen right now. And what are people who have trouble seeing called? That’s right, Visually Impaired.

Hence the reason this Drive is for The Visually Impaired! 

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I am hoping that by the time we “park” at the end of this Drive, we are all seeing through the eyes of POSITIVITY!

“I’ll Be”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKweAnS310A Credit: PhickJasam4eva

“Unchained Melody”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOLJKHX5_60¬†Credit: KrisLynnJonas

“I Still Believe In You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUVzs_graOI¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Give Your Heart A Break”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXpPVtbfT1w Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“Fix You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MByLy1aV7xQ Credit: TheNLGFan87

“Lighthouse”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh3RDvJxvl8 Credit: aproditebeauty

“Just The Way You Are”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ21yhmCV68¬†Credit: CocoaGirlie4

“God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEETSUToxUc¬†¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

I hope you are all “seeing” a little better now!

Let’s keep holding on!

Angelique

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This Day In JaSam History

July 22

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDvLXz2lAAE Credit: kjewel13

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epx3Cdhuyhw Credit: kjewel13


Timely Advice Never Gets Old

TGIF, GHers!

I honestly did try to watch yesterday’s episode, but woke up to a black screen on the laptop because it had shut off from inactivity while I was asleep. It’s so sad when my favorite soap cannot keep my attention (past seeing Heather for billionth time). *sniff, sniff*

We’ve all sat around lamenting the fact that no one can seem to get through to the new team about what has gone terribly wrong with our soap for weeks and months now. You cannot go a day without seeing people tweet RC and FV advice on how to stop pissing viewers off and driving lifelong fans away. Funny that it would be advice that was given years ago that may actually carry some weight. *fingers crossed*

I found this on my Twitter feed yesterday morning, and credit goes to @scooterbeanbag on his oh-so-freakin-timely-tweeting! (Praying that FV and RC will actually heed this advice, as it comes from a legend soap writer!) 

Read this list and tell me you don’t clearly see the problem(s) surrounding our beloved GH and its inability to strike a nerve with us viewers.

Douglas Marland is considered in the US by many as one of the greatest soap writers ever. Marland was a former head writer of As The World Turns, Guiding Light, and helped Gloria Monty save General Hospital when it was near cancellation. He worked as a writer on Another World and co-created Loving with Agnes Nixon. He won multiple Emmy awards and Soap Opera Digest awards. Marland, a former actor, loved the soap opera artform. He passed away on March 6, 1993. This article was published in the April 27, 1993 issue of Soap Opera Digest.How Not To Wreck A Show 
By Douglas Marland

1. Watch the show.

2. Learn the history of the show. You would be surprised at the ideas that you can get from the back story of your characters.

3. Read the fan mail. The very characters that are not thrilling to you may be the audience’s favorites.

4. Be objective. When I came in to As the World Turns, the first thing I said was, what is pleasing the audience? You have to put your own personal likes and dislikes aside and develop the characters that the audience wants to see.

5. Talk to everyone; writers and actors especially. There may be something in a character’s history that will work beautifully for you, and who would know better than the actor who has been playing the role?

6. Don’t change a core character. You can certainly give them edges they didn’t have before, or give them a logical reason to change their behavior. But when the audience says, “He would never do that,” then you have failed.

7. Build new characters slowly. Everyone knows that it takes six months to a year for an audience to care about a new character. Tie them in to existing characters. Don’t shove them down the viewers’ throats.

8. If you feel staff changes are in order, look within the organization first. P&G [Procter & Gamble] does a lot of promoting from within. Almost all of our producers worked their way up from staff positions, and that means they know the show.

9. Don’t fire anyone for six months. I feel very deeply that you should look at the show’s canvas before you do anything.

10. Good soap opera is good storytelling. It’s very simple.

*taps fingers*

After reading this list, it’s not hard to jump to the conclusion that any idiot(s) almost professionally¬†doing all ten things Doug Marland says NOT TO DO¬†wants to wreck a show. Of course, that can’t really be true, as this gig is their livelihood. However, it does boggle the mind a bit, don’t ‘cha think?

I don’t know, maybe someone above them will read the list and think, “Wait a minute…where have I seen all of these show-wrecking mistakes happening?”, and will actually step in to stop the wrecking ball with a name.

One can only hope.

Until then, let’s be thankful for the memories we do have of when LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON wasn’t a foreign concept.

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This Day In JaSam History

July 20

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e4hSDnJY7k Credit: kjewel13 

Sam always, always had Jason’s back; like he always had hers! I never thought Jason and Sam ever had “smooth sailing” for more than a hot second. They have faced angst, issues, problems, dangerous situations, and interlopers of the non-cheating kind for over 8 years! The difference, and the key to their success as a couple, was that before the RC era, they faced all of those things together. That made for a rootable couple. In fact it was the formula for a Supercouple!

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jrop6vEyN9w Credit: PartyGirls04

Oh, Lord. Who could possibly forget the Jason Morgan seen and heard right here? Garin Wolf came into this storyline knowing Jason and Sam intimately, as only a longtime GH writer could. What we got in these scenes was payoff; something Mr. Carlivati seems to know absolutely nothing about. I loved the playfulness and the happiness seen in these scenes! I remember smiling so much during this week last year that my face hurt! I’d take that kind of pain over the pain we’ve all been feeling lately ANY DAY, ANY TIME!¬†

July 21

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luPA29HBpSU Credit: luckiBelle

Sam gets threatened by Sam, and later talks to Jason on the phone. Jason is away, getting Danny settled in Hawaii, and asks Sam how she  is. *tears*

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5CYkZE5Stg Credit: kjewel13

What was it I said earlier about Jason and Sam getting through things together?¬†Why can’t this new HW understand that concept?¬†*slaps forehead*

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGCmN0uGT1c Credit: kjewel13

Look at these two working things out together!!!!! Ugh. I so miss these days!

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jialXl4X8M Credit: ashleycramni

I cannot even talk about this one without crying tears of desperation! Has there ever been a couple you’ve wanted to see have it all as much as Jason and Sam? I remember after this episode last year, GH released the Save The Date for JaSam’s wedding, and we were all so excited and blissfully happy! *blows nose*

If only RC and FV (as he is not blameless here) would lock themselves in a room and get to know the JaSam History day by day. If they did that, there would be no way would be breaking so many of the rules mentioned above. And there would be no way they would be destroying this magical couple day by day.If only…

Hoping against hope…

Angelique

Your Daily (Extra-Strength) Inspiration: (Because we need every little bit we can get!)
“Just Say Yes”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04tfrYLrNJ4¬†Credit: mcdela02
“For U Always”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkAGQbA8QxA¬†Credit: mcdela02
“Will You Be Mine?”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZtnX_XDEWg Credit: FairSamantha


We’ve Still Got HISTORY

Good morning, GHers!

I may have nothing to say on whatever played out onscreen yesterday, and we may not have anything to look forward to in the immediate future, but we have SO MUCH to look back on and appreciate! That’s because¬†We’ve Still Got HISTORY.¬†

I’m not talking about one year, I’m talking about a long, consistent and BEAUTIFUL HISTORY.

If nothing else, it should give us plenty to talk about, and plenty to fight for.

THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY:

July 19

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynNN6Njrasw Credit: kjewel13

If we had ANY doubts at this point, they were gone after watching these scenes! Jason was sooooo falling in love with Sam at this point. Just look at the love in his eyes when he looks at her! And there is a moment that you can see him realizing just how special Sam is. *sigh* This is the Jason and Sam we fell head over heels in love with!

2006: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeWSA-Ds4gI Credit: jasam4everbaby

Wasn’t this what kept us going back then, even though we knew then, too, what was coming? It was the undeniable LOVE they still felt for one another that made the separation bearable! Just look at the way they looked at each other…everything they were feeling was RIGHT THERE. *tears*¬†

2010:¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok_O8-ypNZk¬†Credit: DominoesAndTequila¬†There isn’t anything Jason and Sam didn’t share. They were partners in the truest sense of the word. ‘Til Carlivati, that is.

2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDSA916rX0Y Credit: mk200019 And who can possibly forget this fabulous day? Jason and Sam are magical! Their love is such a beautiful thing to behold, and I can never be sorry that I invested this much time and energy on being a witness to it all! We have to believe that love like this will always win out in the end! Just listen to the words coming out of their mouths! LISTEN! We have to hold on!

Eight years we have been on this ride together with Jason and Sam. EIGHT YEARS.¬†We’ve seen them through it all, and got them back. If we were to believe what Jason and Sam were saying here, we can never give up on true love!

Holding on to History for LOVE’s sake,

Angelique

Your Daily Inspiration: “Don’t Know Much” (Because isn’t that the truth right now?)¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uw_NleTuKkc Credit: zaltana1

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SNAIL MAIL: (Thanks to Dominoes and Tequila, who always keeps us updated)
Kelly Monaco
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Steve Burton
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Ron Carlivati, Headwriter
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Anne Sweeney,
President, ABC Television Network
500 South Buena Vista Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91521

Frank Valentini, 
Exec. Producer, General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

LET’S DO THIS!


THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE

Good morning, GHers?

Or is it? *cringes*

After going through the comments here last night, I’ve gotta be honest. I did not even have the heart to watch GH on YT. Reading Steve’s interview had a two-fold effect for me. I hate to sound like Ron Carlivati on ANYTHING, but “there was an immediate effect, and a long-term effect.”¬†

For me , obviously, the immediate effect was that I closed my computer and went to bed without watching yesterday’s episode and feeling kind of deflated. The longer-term effect was that I thought about it over and over (the joys of insomnia). I realized two things: 1) Steve was trying to communicate to his fans as honestly as he could, and 2) Though it has been hard, we have been on the right track as to the only way to deal with this crap on our screens.

In case you haven’t read Steve’s interview with Michael Fairman, please do so. Here is the link: (Thanks, LT4Bama)http://michaelfairmansoaps.com/news/ghs-steve-burton-chats-on-jasons-complicated-life-with-sam-elizabeth-and-franco/2012/07/17/¬†I think Steve Burton did such a good job of trying to get his honest feelings across to the fans without landing himself in the hotseat with his new bosses.

I always get a little hot under the collar when I see people tweeting Steve, or Kelly, or really any actor about “Speaking out” about what their characters are doing onscreen. I just don’t think everyone truly understands how it works when you are a character being written in story lines. As most of you know, I am an avid and longtime FRIENDS fan. I always remember the episode where Joey, then working on Days of Our Lives, made some comments in a Soap Opera Digest article about how he so often changed his dialogue from what the writers had written. What followed once the writers got wind of his comments was hilarious, unless you were a real Drake Romoray fan, because the writers retaliated by writing Joey off the show and having him fall down an elevator shaft! And the only doctor that could have fixed his brain injury was him! *tears of laughter*

While certainly I believe Steve and Kelly are big enough stars that no writer could write them “falling down an elevator shaft” without major network approval, I still hope everyone understands the untenable situation they would be in if they decided to speak out in a negative light about their new bosses any time the fans asked them to. It just isn’t done.

However, what is done, and what was done, and rather expertly, I might add – was Steve’s very honest and carefully worded interview! *applause*

If you read between the lines, I think we can all agree that the transition has not been easy. Not for Jason Morgan, and not for Steve Burton. More importantly, what I got from the interview (after I’d gone to bed) was that Steve was letting his fans know what it is that gets TPTB’s attention, and what doesn’t. Listen to, more than see, what Steve is saying here: “I think it’s been good for the fans. Whether they like it or not, you want them to have an opinion. IF THEY HAVE NO OPINION, than we suck!” *laughs*

How often have we talked about here NOT reacting to scenes that we don’t want to see more of? How many times did we talk about not tweeting Ron or Frank with reactionary tweets, and emotions based on things we hated? This is why?

I remember last week when the kisses happened, someone mentioned on Twitter that Ron was checking #GH tweets to gage reaction. Oh, how I wanted to scream any time I saw someone on #TeamJaSam reacting to either kiss! THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH WE HATE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR SOAP, AND OUR FAVORITE CHARACTERS, IS TO GIVE THEM THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE!

When things that make us turn off out TVs happen, we must do so in silence. At the moment. I’ve said before that the saddest thing about the Jizzers was the number of times they would go on Twitter and the boards to let TPTB know that because “Jason did or said this or that”, they were no longer watching! Jeez, they did it so often, and right after Jason had done or said it, that it was laughable! It was laughable because if you weren’t watching, you wouldn’t have been able to react to it.¬†

I do not want us to take pages, or even chapters, out of the Road To Nowhere book, friends. If you’re not watching, you are doing what is best for you and your power as a viewer. But if you are telling TPTB that you’re not watching in the moment, you are doing what is the best thing for them, because as Steve said, “whether they like it or not, you want them to have AN OPINION. If they don’t have an opinion, then we suck!”¬†

Am I saying to abandon all communication with them? Absolutely not. Steve says he tries to let them know how Jason would normally react in certain situations. Imagine if he didn’t have our heartfelt letters letting him know that it’s been nearly impossible to watch what has happened to Jason Morgan and Jason and Sam under the new regime! Imagine if TPTB weren’t hearing from us “offline” and via direct snail mail to let them know why we miss our General Hospital, and do not recognize or have any interest in this rebooted version of OLTL’s “messy soap.” (Thanks for the perfect term , user123)

This is NOT the General Hospital we fell in love with and were committed to, and they need to know that. Just not as a reaction, because our feelings are more than that.

Steve said that he and Kelly both wanted to have their baby, and to be a family, because they worked so hard to get there! ISN’T THAT EXACTLY HOW WE FEEL? If so, put your stamps where your mouth is and send off a letter to Steve, to Kelly, to Ron, to Frank, saying just that, to anyone who has a say! Tell them you have ZERO INTEREST in what is onscreen now. Tell them what you want to see more of, and not just with Jason and Sam, but all over the canvas! Also, let them know what you don’t want to see: Todd and Heather every damned day, another rape storyline, all the things we’ve ranted about here.

STEVE AND KELLY NEED, AND DESERVE, OUR UNDYING SUPPORT MORE THAN EVERRRRRR!!! THEY DIDN’T NEED IT AS MUCH WHEN THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF GOOD STORY AS THEY DO NOW. NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO GIVE UP ON THEM, OR WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO GIVE US. LET’S SHOW THEM THAT THEIR FANS ARE *RIDE OR DIE* CHICKS!¬†

I am asking, and EXPECT, every single JaSam fan out there to heed the words of Steve’s interview and lend them our support by taking the time to write out a respectful, but honest letter, about why we have lost interest and love for these versions of Jason, Samantha, and General Hospital. Tell them you are hoping they can turn things around, and give us back the soap and the characters we have loved so long and SO WELL, for so many years.

The one thing I did not hear Steve say is that it was hopeless for JaSam fans, or that Jizzers had any reason to party! He said it was drama, and that’s what you had to do on a soap. (Or so he’s apparently been told lately) I think what he said, without saying it, was that they are going to be gaging reaction at every single beat, and that will determine what keeps coming.

So, as far as social media (Twitter, FB, boards) goes, give them the only thing they really listen and give weight to: THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE. 

I believe there will be reason to take to Twitter again for our cause, but this is not the time. REMEMBER, we always said that our voices on Twitter, and all other forms of social media should be POSITIVE. If not, then it’s better they be SILENT.

Start typing and digging out those envelopes and stamps!

Please let me know how you do!

FIGHTING IN THE NAME OF LOVE, 

Angelique

Your Daily Inspiration (and especially for Ro): “That’s Worth Fighting For”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNlWmYHPU5g Credit: HarperAnIdiot

SNAIL MAIL: (Thanks to Dominoes and Tequila, who always keeps us updated)
Kelly Monaco
General Hospital
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Hollywood, CA 90027

Steve Burton
General Hospital
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Hollywood, CA 90027

Ron Carlivati, Headwriter
General Hospital
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Anne Sweeney,
President, ABC Television Network
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Frank Valentini, 
Exec. Producer, General Hospital
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LET’S DO THIS!

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AND THIS IS WHY WE MUST: 

THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

July 18

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzuikiI6Dog Credit: kjewel13

 


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…Via A ONE WAY STREET

Happy Sunday Morning, GHers!

Today, my hubby’s parents will celebrate 50 years of marriage, and around here, there are dresses and rollers, and nail polish and make-up all over the place. Somewhere in the middle, my son is waiting patiently with his hair product, as he is low maintenance.

I couldn’t get through the preparations of this fantastic celebration without thinking about the other couple who talked about 50 years on their wedding day…our beloved Jason and Sam. I wonder if Edward and Lila would have ever made ¬†it to 50 years of marriage – no matter how rocky – ¬†if their fans had to endure spoiler after spoiler, and rumor after rumor.

I highly doubt it.

I think I’ve told you guys that I avoid spoilers and rumors like The Plague. There are two friends whom I trust when they tell me what they can, and that’s it. I don’t visit spoiler sites, and I really try to avoid all whispers and rumblings. Why, you might ask? Because over the past few years since Jason and Sam’s 2009 Reunion, there have been so many meltdowns and breakdowns over “what was coming” or “what people were saying”…only to have Jason and Sam make it though almost 3 solid years. Had I given in to the mass panic and paranoia then, I would have HAD to give up on Bella Mafia. I seriously could not have handled the anxiety that comes with waiting for the other shoes to drop THAT many times.

I know that there are serious rumblings out there now, and we have already had to put up with the kisses of (almost) death of our faith. However, I’ve noticed one thing as I’ve read over the comments over the past few weeks. We are dropping like flies long before the battle, because we are letting the massive amounts of rumors and spoilers take us down! That just cannot happen!

If we start to give up on Jason and Sam now, then we may as well send the Jizzers a congratulatory basket and call it a day. ūüė¶

I think we are on the right track. We are not watching what we do not want to see, and so far, the ratings have supported our position. In case you haven’t seen the latest ratings, please check them out on their home site:¬†http://www.soapoperanetwork.com/news/ratings-all-soaps-down-in-women-18-49-viewers-3

Let’s let the ratings, and our voices be our battle plan – not giving up. If people can get us to give up fighting for The Morgans with a bunch of made up CRAP, before anything even happens, then their strategy becomes the more effective one. That is UNACCEPTABLE…on principle alone. Let’s be clear: not watching what we don’t want to see is not the same as giving up. I am STILL Team JaSam. I need you guys to be, too!¬†

There is only ONE WAY to go here, and that’s upward and onward and FORWARD! Let’s get going…

Obviously, it’s gotta start with BELIEVING. Thanks to Heather, we have some inspiration to help us believe in miracles. “I Believe In You and Me”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJ71VznMvw Credit: aproditebeauty

Hey! I have an idea! Next time we are tempted to get down and depressed about what we may have taken away, let’s think back to all that we already have! Our baby boy is alive, and will be coming home! Hang in there, so we can be ready to welcome him back home with “Arms Wide Open”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjVV60pcPsU¬†Credit: JasamUnited

Do me one little favor: please read the description of this vid. Sound familiar? “What About Now”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJCgKxws6no Credit: jasamispassion

Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Jason and Sam make us all a little “Crazy”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsfNCZifjdI Credit: poetfederico

No matter what is happening onscreen, we can be sure that this is how Jason and Sam feel about each other. “I’d Rather Be With You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBnirxRL77I¬†Credit: loveepeacee

Our very own Kathy (@PoetedericoDJ) is singing in the background of this vid! This vid reminds us all that JaSam have plenty to fight for…and so do we. “I’ll Lie Myself To Sleep”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Io4PF02iJ8 Credit: poetfederico

Shall this be our theme song for the “odds” facing us and The Morgans? “Against All Odds”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc_Q6QlSXhw¬†Credit: poohlvr571

I know exactly how this bidder feels, as per her description. She just expresses her depression so much more nicely than I ¬†can. ūüôā “Where You Are”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHVUqvYKObU Credit: JaSam4EverAlways

They did it once, they can do it again. “Start Again”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjgb-EX2Q98¬†Credit: 33beLIEve33

This is Heather’s JaSam, but it’s mine, too. I am almost positive that it’s yours, too! “I Will Take You Forever”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBzUXWLv4eg Credit: aproditebeauty

I hope we are all heading in the same ONE DIRECTION now…JaSam needs us to fight now more than ever!

Enjoy your Sunday!

I Believe In Miracles,

Angelique

This Day In JaSam History:

July 13:

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8qIV8xTbFo Credit: kjewel13

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLXPAP5vXpU Credit: kjewel13

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mepXv3tSU0 Credit: kjewel13

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bc8-8K6ynmY Credit: AddictiveSoapCouples

July 14:

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWWe2r59PAQ Credit: luckiBelle

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jeiu_tygQX0 Credit: luckiBelle

2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA_xWauXxJA Credit: kjewel13

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw0v1OfAY1I Credit: PartyGirls04

July 15: 

2010: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMiVD7IckBk Credit: LoriJoGH


SECRETS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING OUT

Good Morning, GHers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Angelique

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

This Day In JaSam History:

July 12

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

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

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

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


A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…On A Quest For Some “Chinese”

Happy Sunday Morning, GHers!

Big day around here – it’s our Karina’s 20th Birthday, so we’re all about celebrating today!

This being said, I just couldn’t get into the doom and gloom mind-set surrounding GH or our couple for today. So guys, if you plan to join me, you will have to be in the mood for a celebration! You may ask, “What is there to celebrate?” Well, plenty! Jason and Sam may not have much right now in the way of happiness, but they have had plenty to celebrate. Why not go back and revisit some of THOSE times?

Hearing Robert Yi reminisce about that beautiful, warm September night when Jason and Sam became Mr. & Mrs. Morgan made me feel like some “Chinese” myself. So on this week’s Drive, we’ll be going on a quest for some…and some of the best!

Allow yourself to go back to that amazing week in The Morgans’ History, and try to recall all of the wonderful emotions we all enjoyed: Happiness, Love, Excitement, Hope.

Go ahead and smile.

Focus on the depth of their love, and for today, don’t feel sorry for how much has changed. To quote the famous adage: Don’t be sad that it ended; be happy that it happened.¬†

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“I Choose You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw5oCW3M99I Credit: aproditebeauty

“I’ll Stand By You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTnEM-b1JRE¬†Credit: yugottahitpeople

“Husband & Wife”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRtYoBPRIMU¬†Credit: mcdela02

“A Thousand Years”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eWeMNth3y0¬†Credit: ashleycramni

“This Ring”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFqvFexGxPY Credit: aproditebeauty

“A Kiss To Build A Dream On”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpUa2k3N4eg¬†Credit: scooter5117

“Here & Now”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDQJD1NusNo¬†Credit: gigga143

“Better Man”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxynZTqZnwE¬†Credit: jmsg411¬†

“Now We’re Man & Wife”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA2witcJqpM Credit: ashleycramni

“When God Made You”¬†http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6xJ9my9SqI¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Truly, Jason and Sam had everything one couple wish upon a Soap Supercouple! There were so many moments to celebrate! *sigh* I am hoping that our Drive and the “Chinese” we managed to find left you with the “sustenance” we will all need in the days and weeks ahead. Let’s be there for each other, and for the couple we loved long before the new writing team.

Let’s never forget that!

Angelique

Back by (very kind) request: This Day In JaSam History: July 8, 2012

2004: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPwlIoNwh3c Credit: kjewel13 (Just lok at the passion between them even back then!)

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7DHuh2EWpw Credit: kjewel13


A Therapeutic Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane ;)

Happy Sunday, GHers!

I don’t know about you, but I am just tired of all of the silence and sadness surrounding Jason and Sam! I think we may all need to see a therapist if this continues much longer!

This week, I came across a couple more Baby Jake vids, but to quote Lisa Lisa…”I Am All Cried Out.”

The other thing is that I am just really missing their closeness and their intimacy. The beautiful thing about Jason and Sam has always been their ability to portray intimacy without it being a sexual thing, and I have really, really felt that void. So this week, my criteria for the vids was to be able to see some of that intimacy and closeness onscreen.

I NEEDED IT!

After watching these vids myself, I realized that I feel much better. I feel as though my JaSam Love and Hope have been recharged! I hope they do the same for you…

So, sit back and enjoy the view!

“Seduces Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIF4ILyJBuU¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Corner Of Your Heart” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVOHPMWVYWc¬†Credit: babzie

“When You Got A Good Thing” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPQk24laIqg¬†Credit: EeyoreBensonStabler

“Twice As Many Stars” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJ7ItV06jPo¬†Credit: xohugskissesxo2009

“I Lay My Love On You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=numgDaV4pxY¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

“Dreams On Fire” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayLAvaM43-Q¬†Credit: SxyNikki06

“Don’t You Wanna Stay” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsrYFgchZsQ¬†Credit: hnrhrt

“Always You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLYvG_EtDNo¬†Credit: xohugskissesxo2009

“I See The Light” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnrfmjdU3XU¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Now, don’t you feel better?

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Angelique

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If there was EVER a time to make a commitment to keep our couple onscreen and together…it’s NOW!

Please tweet @GeneralHospital as often as you can to counteract the terrorism that GH twitter account is facing at the hands of that other fanbase.

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Take a look at their timeline once in a while, and see where your skills are needed most. Let’s fight for our JaSam, and for the future we want them to have! Let @GeneralHospital know what we want for our couple…and let’s do it with class!

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

April 9

2008: http://bit.ly/hRKcC4 Just look at Liz glaring at them!

2009: http://bit.ly/hH0LrC  Aww!

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

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Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bob, Guza, Head Writer
Jill Farren-Phelps, Exec. Producer 
Elizabeth Korte, Editor
c/o ABC-TV 
4151 Prospect Avenue  
Hollywood, CA  90027
 
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Disney Media Networks Division
 
500 S. Buena Vista St. 
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Our couple is counting on US!

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“See With Your Eyes, But Hear With Your Heart”

TGIF GHers!

My week is coming to a sad end, as my kids’ Spring Break is over, and on Monday, I will be back to being alone until they all come back to me from school and work. ;(

Thankfully, I will still have all of you to tweet, email, and chat with. Hopefully, we will have plenty to talk about, no matter which method we choose to communicate!

Thursday’s episode gave way to a¬†strangely calm day in Port Charles, considering what we’ve had lately. I found it very appropriate that the sun would be shining, because it finally felt like a new day.

My absolute fave writer, Michele Val Jean wrote the epi, and although I missed the opening credits by a few seconds, I had a hunch  it was her just by what I heard. I realized today that I am more of a blind viewer.

And hey! I am not talking about the fact that my eye was swollen shut a couple of weeks ago and I literally couldn’t see!

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What I mean is that “hearing” what’s going on in Port Charles is much more important to me than “seeing” a bunch of stuff go down. In my example comments to TPTB the other day, I mentioned how sometimes I feel as overwhelmed by all the “happenings” in Port Charles as the “residents”. There was so much happening in the past two week stretch that I could barely catch my breath. And while I will be the first to say that I love the “mobical” (yes, I made up the word) side of GH (sometimes I wish I was a Soprano), I also really love the¬†softer side – not just to GH, but to our resident mobsters, and those they love and hate.

If I¬†were asked to give my number one guess as to what is¬†“lacking” on our favorite soap, it would be that we just don’t get to “hear” our favorite characters anymore. I remember¬†when we tuned in and there were long, weepy, emotional monologues between our couples, and that’s why fans fell in love with those couples often long before they were couples! They also fell in love with the show because they were connected on an emotional level.¬†How I¬†also loved the tense, angry,¬†equally emotional screaming matches between not only those who loved each other, but those who detested each¬†other!¬†Those conversations, or “confabulations”, as my wordsmith daughter would call them, were¬†what kept us glued to the spot –¬†Swiffer duster paused in mid-air, or¬†standing in front of the TV, when we’re watching amid a comfy living room set, just because we wanted to be close enough to catch every word!¬†You all know the moments. Take a sec and think about your favorites! Those verbal exchanges between the characters which gave us a whole new understanding of who they really were – to the layers beneath the beautiful facades, and perhaps made us root for characters we previously would have wanted to end up at the bottom of the harbor.

I realized today that while I really, really was thinking of sending a musical photo card of JaSam to GH’s headquarters (one that would play Olivia Newton John’s “Let’s Get Physical” when they opened it, I did find myself leaning in to the TV to “hear” not just what Jason and Sam said to each other, but what Luke said, what Carly said, what Lucky said – hell! I even leaned in to hear what Brenda said!

Why?

Because good conversation gets me every time! I’m a sucker for it! And I’d bet that if I took a poll and asked all of you what you’d prefer: fast-action, high-voltage danger, amazing stunts, and switcharoos OR unrushed, honest, emotional¬†and deep conversation, whether it was being whispered, cried, or screamed, my guess is that stunts would be left in the figurative dust!

Yes, I think we would all rather hear ourselves into good storylines than watch people just share scenes or pop onto our screens randomly. I felt Thursday’s episode was a great example of that.

We would have to take to take it apart not so much by what we saw, but by what we heard. That kind of makes sense, doesn’t it, considering that the Late, Great As The World Turns and Guiding Light both started on radio?

Hmmm….

So, this is what I heard, I’d love to hear what you all heard.

Luke is unraveling, and just like with his alcoholism, he cannot even admit it to himself! I’ll tell you, that moment where Luke calls out for Jake brimming with relief just about broke my heart. Oh, how wonderful it would be if it were all just a bad dream and he had not killed his grandson. But he did. So, Luke¬†moves right from dreaming to that cold, harsh reality like a pro. When we listen to Luke explain things to Ethan, we realize that he is chock full of life experience and the kind of wisdom that can only come from living, loving, and losing. (By the way, that dialogue, from the reason they named Lucky {he got Laura’s hair} – to the allegory about his luck running out, was so profound and perfectly written, that I want to start a campaign to convince¬†MVJ to have a fan event, just so I could hear her thought process! WOW!) But back to Luke: if only he weren’t living between alcoholic beverages, he might have¬†actually learn from this tragedy, and use it to bring his family together like the Patriarch he was meant to be.

Lucky is playing out the opposite extreme. Instead of allowing himself to wallow in his grief and sadness, he insists on keeping busy, on moving forward, on not allowing himself¬†a minute to let it sink in. When I hear Lucky blame himself for what happened because he didn’t have the boys that night, it kills me. Guilt is such a terrible thing! Yet what really broke my heart was listening to Nikolas advising his brother on how not to lose it. *sniff sniff* And then hearing Lucky tell his brother that they may fight, and he might even hate Nik for a hot minute, but loving him is not-negotiable, and will never change! *lip trembling* What will I do without Nikolas in Port Charles? I have always, always loved Nikolas! What will Lucky do? Or even Liz? What will the hospital look like without his well-dressed hotness occasionally strolling among all those boring scrubs¬†up to the nurse’s station? Who will Alexis turn to when she wants to discuss her crazy Cassadine Curse? Who else will have the balls to call Luke out on his crap? (I can’t wait to see how that plays out!) Who will play love scenes with such passion, and make it look like he’s really enjoying it? *giggles*¬†Who will be the one person we can count on to carry on The Beauty of GH in the form¬†of the long and storied Spencer-Cassadine war? *dramatic, but heartfelt SOAP sobs and tears* Please, GH! Don’t send my Prince Nikolas away! Please! (And PLEASE, dear Bella Mafia friends, don’t stop fighting for our campaign to #SaveTyler!)

*blows nose*

It really was something to hear Brenda do a complete 180 on her “Oh-so-fabulous” life, wasn’t it? I mean, certainly Sonny didn’t lie to Brenda or mislead her about who he is or who he has always been. I mean, crap – Brenda knows there were “fireworks” at her wedding reception, and they had to get rid of the house in the woods because it was a security nightmare. Just because Suzanne, who lies like a rug, told Brenda that The Balkan is dead doesn’t mean he really is, or that she’s out of danger, or hello! That Lucian is really her son! Where does Brenda get the idea that she can plop down on the rug and pay with her Insta-Son, and everything else will automatically go according to how it plays out in her mentally unstable little mind? Now she wants to make Sonny feel like The Balkan II because there are guards who will be paid to guard her son? What I hear is Brenda letting Sonny know that The Honeymoon is OVA! It is all about this “little kid”¬†now, and whether he is hers or not, she likes the idea of being able to arrange playdates with her BFF and Emma, and going on shopping sprees for toys. The rest of it – including Sonny, suddenly became a major inconvenience – kinda like being bloated on a runway day. It’s a good thing Diane didn’t quit after all.

My beloved Jason has moved on from all-consuming grief, to every-decision-doubting regret. The stages of grief are different for everyone, but they don’t leave skip out on anyone. Jason is now understanding more clearly than ever that the only thing worse than losing your child is knowing he’s gone and you never got a chance to know him. I heard Jason say so many things today. I heard Jason tell Carly that he didn’t keep Jake safe by giving him up; not any safer than he needed to be. I also heard him say that he turned his back on him. Ouch. I then heard Jason say something very, very interesting while talking to Sonny. When Jason heard about Brenda and her son, and about Brenda not wanting that life¬† for him, he reacted with anger before he could even check it. What I heard him say was, “She doesn’t get to question anything! This is what she signed on for. What are you just gonna give the kid away?” If this is the only kind of explosion we ever got from GH for the rest of its existence, I would never complain. Watching Jason let those feelings he’s barely let himself entertain come bursting out was a moment to remember. “She doesn’t get to question anything…this is what she signed on for…” THAT was exactly what kept Jason from ever really committing to the idea that he and Liz could ever have made it work – even for Jake’s sake. Liz questioned everything from the moment she told Jason he was Jake’s father. She told Jason repeatedly that his life scared her, it frightened her to think of Jake even having Jason’s last name, and she couldn’t live that life. Even when she was trying to convince Jason that what she wanted was for them to be a family, Jason knew that she wasn’t really signing on to¬†be with¬†him as he¬†really was, or to be a real part of his life. And so she made HIM give his kid away. Even if he never says those words to Liz because he, just like every other man in PC, sees her as a fragile piece of glass that can shatter into a million pieces at the very sound of truth, I am content with knowing that he knows it. When Jason told Sam that he asked himself why he never even tried to keep Jake safe, I heard something else; something that wasn’t even said.

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I Heard True, Unconditional Love.

Because that’s what it took for Sam to hear him admit that, to see what that realization has cost him, to know that she warned him against that very danger from the beginning, and to not look him in the eye and say, “I told you so many times – over and over – not to let her keep you from your son.”

If I were to believe the tweets I read today, not many people would have been as gracious as Sam. The immediate reaction to hearing Sam tell Jason that he made the right decisions for Jake was that she should stop agreeing with him and remind him that she told him that would happen! Yet I think that once we took a second, we realized that she couldn’t do that.

First of all, that’s not who Sam is. When we look back at the Jake Paternity Debacle, even after they’d broken up, Sam¬†fought with Jason to claim his son! To Sam, it was a tragedy that Jason, of all people, would have to give up an opportunity to be a father to his own child. Sam is, in spite of who she was and where she came from, the most selfless person on Port Charles. No one will ever change my mind on that. She knows that Jason will live with regrets about Jake for the rest of his life. The love she has for Jason would not allow her to throw it in his face that she predicted this very scenario. I get why she said what she said, and I get why she is standing by Jason without the need to remind him of how right she was…and how wrong he was.

That unconditional love is the one thing that did not only heal the past, and can endure this agonizing present; it will be the one thing that can change how they see the future.

I can hear it…

Angelique

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If there was EVER a time to make a commitment to keep our couple onscreen and together…it’s NOW!

Please tweet @GeneralHospital as often as you can to counteract the terrorism that GH twitter account is facing at the hands of that other fanbase.

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Take a look at their timeline once in a while, and see where your skills are needed most. Let’s fight for our JaSam, and for the future we want them to have! Let @GeneralHospital know what we want for our couple…and let’s do it with class!

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

April 8 (Sorry the bit.ly link wasn’t working)

2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuWhjkcQPDg I love this scene! Did you guys remember to ask TPTB for Jason and Sam’s promised island getaway?

2010:¬† http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB_kwXAWiWo¬†Jason in protective mode is so sweet. Hot. Sweet. Hot. I can’t decide!

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

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Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

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A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane … And For The Long Haul

Hey, GHers!

I just finished cleaning up from Matthew’s surprise birthday party a little while ago. Still feeling the high from seeing my son so happy to be surrounded by family – his favorite cousins, his aunts and uncles, his grandmothers…it was just fabulous!

I am feeling truly blessed…which is why I couldn’t wait to shower and get cozy in my chair so that I could work on this. You guys also make me feel blessed! Thanks for all of the warm and thoughtful comments you’ve all left! Karina and I really enjoyed going through them together, and all that love you share with me has been good for my overall health!

You guys are amazing!

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As I went through the vids for this week, it was very clear that everyone is feeling very strongly about Jason and Sam being there for each other during this tragedy. I felt that the majority of vids this week focused on reminding us at how good Jason and Sam are at being there for each other and at loving each other through the tough times!

I hope that as you watch, you’ll feel that as well, and I hope it will inspire you all to get more vocal! Talk their¬†ears off over at ABC and GH letting them know why Jason and Sam are the couple that belong together. Let them know why you feel so passionately about keeping them together and about giving them their own story…with everything we’ve been waiting for! We want it all for our couple, and we deserve it!

Now, let’s get to that inspiration!

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It’s not easy for our favorite Stone Cold hitman to show his vulnerabilities, but when he does…it’s to Sam. Perhaps it’s because there “Ain’t No Way” she’ll let him down. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHMubkagwz0¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Hmmm…Jason and Sam have been able to stand more than just the rain. They’ve withstood storm after storm…I’m ready for some rainbows and sunshine. “Can You Stand The Rain?” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cju5MyyQ7xI¬†Credit: creativestorymaker

I Love, Love, LOVE stumbling upon new vidders! It makes me smile to make new JaSam Buddies! Welcome this next vidder to our Bella Mafia family…”This Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BErlZpG9y8¬†Credit: cheyanne62002

Another brand new JaSam vidder! What a great week for JaSam fans! ūüėČ And really, what two words can say it better about JaSam’s Love than these two…”Love Survives” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrpQYv6osAg¬†Credit: ChristineTheHippie

Jason and Sam have been way more to each other than a liaison, and they’re in it for the long haul, not just a temporary Journey. And they have proven¬†that they will be there for each other…always. “I Will Be There For You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jxyDQeWlCI¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Jason sure could “Use Somebody” to get him through this… I’m just glad he chose Sam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssVLZ26kG2w¬†Credit: PhickJasam4eva

Throughout this nightmare for Jason, I think it’s safe to say that Jason has realized once again that Sam is all he has. Here’s another masterpiece from our friend, Heather. “All I Have” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4VMg_Q1q1k¬†Credit: aproditebeauty

Oh. My. Word. Just when I thought I’d cried every possible teardrop over Jason’s heartache, and how it must hurt Sam to see him experience¬†the loss she once experienced…along comes a vidder¬†who makes me see there are still plenty of tears left! Grab a tissue before watching this beauty…”Precious Child” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDG5a7oclU¬†Credit: FairSamantha

*sigh*

I could ride with those two all day!

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I hope you all enjoy what’s left of the weekend! Please take a few minutes to email your Love for JaSam, to write a Snail Mail JaSam Love Letter, and to call those comment lines! Call as often as you are able!

There’s no time like RIGHT NOW!

Love you all,

Angelique

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If there was EVER a time to make a commitment to keep our couple onscreen and together…it’s NOW!

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

April 1

2004: http://bit.ly/eKWKcE¬†LOL…these two were funny back then, but I always knew! Really I did!

2005:¬† http://bit.ly/ht0qCX¬†Just listen to our Sam…a.k.a. The Rock in Jason’s life! Sam ROCKS!

April 2

2004: http://bit.ly/hKHhOD Just look at the way our Jason was looking at our Sam Рeven back then! EEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

__________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

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“On Your Mark, Get Set…”

They’ve been setting the scene for days…lining everyone up to be part of this big story about to break some hearts, and really the only thing left to do is to yell…

¬†“GO!”

My advice? Fasten your seat belts. I have a feeling the next couple of days are going to hit hard.

We have seen Carly come up with some hare-brained schemes before, but I’ve gotta say this might have been the most stupid. If I were Carly I might have¬† taken the time to ask myself just how successful Uncle Luke has actually been as a “practicing jewel thief.” It’s not like he’s living the life of someone who might have “jewel money” to throw around. I mean Luke goes from freeloading¬†at the Quartermaine¬†mansion to begging that he be allowed to freeload¬†at the Metro Court. Sound succesful? And last time Luke was involved with Interpol, he ended up in prison. Perhaps is Carly actually sat down and thought for a moment, she might actually see that if she behaved like a responsible adult and mother, Jax wouldn’t be trying to fight her for custody. These two are certainly on their marks, and getting set to “GO”…¬†find out what’s truly important when it comes to our children. Custody and visitation seem so menial when¬†you are even wondering if your baby is going to live to see the next weekend, no matter whose weekend it is.

Apparently Brenda’s HMO is as sucky¬†as the rest of America’s. They barely checked her vitals again, and now suddenly she is being released. Wow. You know, I think it was very telling that Sonny told Brenda about Theo substituting Sam for her, and Brenda just nodded. She didn’t even ask if Sam survived. And unless the toxins erased her memory, has Brenda forgotten that she sent Jules to go to Sonny, and promised that he would be kept safe? Has she asked about him? It appears that not even this experience has taught Brenda to think of anyone but herself. *sigh* I am really so ready for Brenda to “GO.”

I wonder if Sonny remembers that while he plans to spoil the already spoiled Brenda, his kids could use just¬†a little bit of his attention – mainly Michael, who is teetering between stupidity¬†and danger. I am really trying to understand Michael here, I am. He knows what prison is life. He knows what it cost everyone he cares about for him to be sent to Pentonville¬†– especially Jason and Sam. He knows that his brother Dante has taken on the responsibility¬†of keeping him in line. He knows how Carly and his siblings were affected by his going away. He knows how Abby feels about him, and how he feels about her. So what does he do? He gets it in that cramped little brain on his once more that he’s going to be part of the “family business.” If Michael were my kid – or my brother, or my nephew, or hell, even real, I would slap him upside the head – and hard! He is such an idiot sometimes! No matter who has tried to talk him out of this dumb idea, or to steer him in the right direction, Michael is determined to “GO” down the wrong path, maybe even all the way back to prison.

The only thing missing from Johnny’s game with¬†Lisa and Robin¬†was for him to actually call out, “On your mark, get set, go!” I think I might actually be offended on their behalf that he would be playing with their lives this way if John wasn’t having so much fun. And who could blame him? When you manage to turn two grown-ass, very intelligent doctors into idiots who’ll pay your game like high-schoolers, you’ve gotta chuckle. It’s too bad that John, Lisa, and Robin might have reason to regret taking any part in this game. It seems they are about to “GO” get themselves tangled up in a situation that is no game.

Liz is sweatin’ that paternity test she sent in on Aiden, huh? I think the thought of it is¬†taking up her every waking hour. That could be a problem when you’re a mother of three rambunctious boys. You know, for all of the accusations that Liz is throwing around these days about her baby daddies neglecting their children, one might think she’s setting herself up for being caught with a hand full of rocks while standing in front of a couple of glass houses. Earlier, Liz was threatening¬†Nikolas with losing his visitation with Aiden until Brook Lynn is out of the castle, and now she is accusing Lucky of drop-kicking his family because he is going to marry Siobhan. Hmmm. When I think back to 2006, the year Jake was conceived, I wonder how many of those visits to Jason’s PH could have been better spent with Cameron at the park, or feeding ducks on the pier, or just spending some mommy¬†time with him. I ask myself how comforted Cam might have felt the night of the infamous blackout if his mommy had been there at Gramm’s, holding him and letting him know they were both¬†safe, instead of looking to be in Jason’s bed herself. Did she ever stop to ask how impressionable her boys were every time she paraded them in front of Jason, or did she wonder if they’s start to question if he was¬†their new daddy, the way she thinks they will around Siobhan? Or what about the times she¬†couldn’t stop being “so caught up”¬†in her sexcapades with Nikolas, that she didn’t care about how many hours they were spending away from home, or from her? And before she gambled with Jason’s $5 million, and lost it all, leaving her children with basically nothing for the future, did she take the time to think about how they’d be affected by her choices? I don’t think so either, but that doesn’t stop Liz from tearing into Lucky and laying the guilt trip to end all guilt trips on him. I am really thankful that Lulu was there to speak for all of us, who for years have watched with growing frustration as Liz manipulates every man, every situation, and every sweet deal to suit herself! Lulu said it best when she asked Liz if “she was thinking about Cam and Jake when she was screwing Lucky’s brother every chance she got?”¬†For me, getting called out like that would be enough to shut me up and make me put my stones down; but since I don’t believe that Liz will really hear and apply what Lulu said to her, I don’t think Liz will be¬†affected by them. Unfortunately for Liz, life has a funny way of making us see our own imperfection in the very reflection of the glass house we tend to attack. How will Liz feel when “being so caught up” in that paternity test she’s been waiting for becomes the thing that allows more harm than Lucky, Nikolas, or even Jason’s lives ever have…or ever will. Liz picked her mark, and she’s been set each time she has the opportunity to go at it with Nik or Lucky. I bet she never could have imagined where her life is about to¬†“GO”¬†next.

It goes without saying that I love Sam. You all know that I relate to her on so many levels – tough on the outside, but really just protecting her heart on the inside. Willing to endure just about anything, but not willing to let anything or anyone hurt those she loves. Sam has been the character I most identify with in all of my years of soap watching. And now we can add another reason to that list. Sam thinks resting is boring. She thinks recovery is for the weak.

Just the other night after my husband and the kids had all gone to bed, I went downstairs and decided that resting is boring, especially when I feel okay (for the most part). So, I pulled out the step stool, took down my winter curtains, and proceeded to put up spring curtains. (Spring will be here in a couple of days) At the time, I was tweeting with my BFF, Ro (it was about midnight), and I explained that in the morning if my hubby noticed, I would tell him my daughter helped me. It’s not like he’s going to ask her. And if my daughter asked, I’d tell her my husband helped me while she was on the phone, or the computer, or asleep….and that answer would work, and none would be the wiser.

Now, if my husband had seen me up on that ladder, he would have given Liz a run for her money in laying a guilt trip on me. I would have heard about how scarred for life my children would be if they cam down in the morning to find me unconscious (or worse) if my leg got a spasm and I took a fall. (I’m sure you’ll all remember that I did just fall down the stairs after a similar experience) I would have heard how I could have gotten dizzy from the meds and lost my balance and smashed through the front window and frozen to death before he found me bleeding on the front porch. (To be fair, I did just “iron my hand” after getting dizzy and losing my footing while ironing my son’s uniform on Monday morning, and my fingers are now red and shiny, like plastic) So, certainly my husband would have valid points. However, I, like Sam, have a favorite phrase. It’s “I’m Fine!” In fact, like Sam, “that’s what I always say”. Unfortunately, like Sam, I’m not “always fine,” and the consequences of my “superwoman”¬†mentality are way too often cause for regret.

When Sam said she was fine and hurried out of the penthouse to get to work, without even taking anything for her headache, I got a sinking feeling. That’s saying something, considering I would have done the same thing. But when I saw her stop outside the door, and touch her head briefly, and let out that little murmur, hinting that she might not be as “fine” as she led Spinelli to believe, it made my stomach flip-flop.

We all know what’s coming. There is no place I would rather Sam be than on that couch, sipping a tall glass of Spin’s homeopathic concoction when it happens.

Sam has dealt with enough when it comes to blame. She has dealt¬†with knowing that her actions one drunken night led to Jason’s one drunken night, which led to Jake’s existence. Let’s face it – that’s¬†how it went down, no matter how others spin it.¬†As if that weren’t enough, the secret of Jake’s existence was the one thing that chipped away at the trust Sam and Jason had built over the three years they’d shared everything together, and left them and their relationship in shambles.

It took Sam putting her life on the line to rescue Jake before she and Jason could start to rebuild that trust, brick by brick. Now they are solid again. More solid than ever. I just don’t want Sam in a position where anyone else can lay blame at her feet for anything connected to Jake, not even for a minute. Is that too much to ask after all Sam has endured?

I know she thinks she is “fine” and on her mark. I know she thinks she is “set” for doing what she does best. But as I watch her “GO”, I really wish she and I had a little less in common.

Here we “GO”.

Brace yourselves for the impact this storyline will have on all of Port Charles…and on each of us.

*pass the tissues, please*

Angelique

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Guys, remember that many people cannot separate fiction from real life, and are taking this storyline out on Sam and Kelly. Please stop by this site, and leave a comment supporting Kelly and Sam/JaSam! Please…GO!

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 17

2005: http://bit.ly/fu9BOF

2006: Part 1: http://bit.ly/dLAKxa¬†Part 2:¬†¬†http://bit.ly/eLwPLa¬†Best Sonny Moment of The Year: “What Kind of Creepy, Freaky Crap is this?” I almost couldn’t stop laughing!

2009: http://bit.ly/hpaGF8

2010: http://bit.ly/eCeh3o

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

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Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK:¬†http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2011/03/cast-your-vote-12.html¬†(Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

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NO OUTRUNNING THE PAST

Happy Hump Day, GHers!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just like for the rest of us.

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

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

The way Sam will for Jason.

The way Jason once did for Sam.

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

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 16

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Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

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

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

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A Sunday Drive Down Memory Lane…As We Look Back

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Our Drive this week is lovingly dedicated¬†to our dear friend, Becky (JaSamFan¬†on here, and @SamJasonsHeart on Twitter). Becky needs¬†a distraction this week, as she’s been through a scary tsunami¬†event down on JaSam Island (Hawaii). Becky, we’re all so glad you’re okay! *hugs*

This one’s for you!

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¬†Well, GHers, over the past couple of weeks, we’ve taken a Drive and looked towards the future, and towards forever. And it’s been wonderful. Yet, I don’t ever want us to forget that our couple has the potential to withstand and overcome just about anything. They’ve proven that by getting back together, and by getting stronger than ever.

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It seems that with the new rumors coming out daily, some longtime JaSam fans are getting a little nervous about what lies ahead for our couple. Not because of anything we’ve seen onscreen. Not¬†because of any shifts in Jason and¬†Sam’s relationship. Not even because of anything that we should take as more than with a grain of salt. It’s one of the dangers of dabbling in the land of rumors, my friends. But let’s get it together!

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It seems that the best way to counteract these cases of pre-storyline jitters is to avoid the “triggers” (rumors), and to remind ourselves of Jason and Sam’s ability to make it to the other side of…WHATEVER comes their way.

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So this week, our Sunday Drive will take us down Memory Lane reminding us of¬† how far they’ve come, how far they went, and how hard they fought to come full circle.

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I’m just going to pop in a Celine Dion Greatest Hits CD as we drive today. Serious romance requires a seriously romantic soundtrack!

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Grab a snack – this time we’re taking the scenic route!

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I know we’re all a little anxious about the unknown, this Drive will have you saying, “It’s All Coming Back To Me”¬† http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSIVfV3y1FI¬†Credit: lissiepoo

Sam and Jason both made a commitment this time around, and it was “To Love You More”¬† http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYc1Z2n0wQE¬†Credit: sxynikki06

For our favorite couple, whenever things seemed bad, or even at their worst, one thing has always been for sure: “A New Day Has Come” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWDKE1NJJFg¬†Credit: SpencerAngelvids

No matter what they’ve been through together, Jason and Sam realize that it’s only when they’re together that they can truly say, “I’m Alive” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep5Es114zvk¬†Credit: ajisfine09

Should you ever doubt that Jason and Sam can’t overcome something, let this vid remind you that before falling in love, they had to overcome each other! “Love Doesn’t Ask Why” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMTcIAIt6v0¬†Credit: charmedp3f

When we look back at their moments in history, we can see that they’ve always taken turns being each other’s rock, hero, and angel. “I’m Your Angel” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRceSvOodE¬†Credit: Greekangel227

It¬† won’t always be an easy road – I’m sure they’ll trip up along the way, but as long as they have each other to fall back on – it’s all good. “Falling Into You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDNdUknSvJw¬†Credit: Destined4Delena

When you hear the words of this next song, and you watch the moments that bring it to life, you realize just how amazing Jason and Sam really are. “Because You Loved Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wD4qSkHzNc8¬†Credit: missingJASAMalways

I think this song says it all about how they feel for each other. It makes me a bit weepy with the hugeness of it all! I love the lyrics to this song, but I love it even more when I think about Jason and Sam while listening to it. “I Want You To Need Me” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywfxI1KOCL8¬†Credit: shadlee

Jason and Sam aren’t your most conventional couple, but they are the most magical. I can’t always explain it except to say, “That’s The Way It Is” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGXK7dZEqy4¬†Credit: ajisfine09

The fact that Jason and Sam spent an agonizing time apart (for all of us) has taught them a few things about themselves. If you were to ask them this next question, I believe their hearts would each with each other’s name. “Have You Ever Been In Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6KZn2J2Ai8¬†Credit: jasamlova1028

This last song is extra-special to me. It was a song that got one of my oldest friends through a really tough time. Every time I hear it, it I think of her. Sue…this one’s for you!

If there is one thing that has always helped Jason and Sam find their way through any storm, and hold on while being pounded from all sides, it can only be “The Power Of Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvMZvt7z4uw¬†Credit: JasamAreSoulmates

*sigh*

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Aren’t they just INCREDIBLE?

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Take the time to remember this Drive (or get back in and take it again) whenever you start to lose faith…Jason and Sam are in it “For The Long Haul”.

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Just like we were today, just like we’ve always been, and just like we’ll always BE!

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Love you guys!

Have a GREAT SUNDAY!

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Angelique 

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 12

2009:  http://bit.ly/fhiKLa 

2010: http://bit.ly/grLTW3

March 13

2006: http://bit.ly/glZ6nn

2009: http://bit.ly/dSmvVo

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

__________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK:¬†http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2011/02/cast-your-vote-10.html¬† (Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO…

GHers, Port Charles seemed a little different to me today?

Am I the only one?

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Regardless, life was still happening in PC – and its residents were embarking upon adventures all over the place.

When Maxie and Matt took off from the hospital, they had no idea that all roads would lead to spending an afternoon of “adult entertainment”, but there they were – stuck in Johnny’s penthouse while he and Lisa engaged in an interesting game of Black(mail) Ops. I wonder what that was like. Anyway, Maxie and Matt managed to stay out of sight and under John and Lisa’s radars until they took off to shower together. I was actually impressed that they managed it. Really I was. Our M&M’s then headed back to the hospital where they shared what they’d found out with¬†Patrick and Robin. I have to say that a lot of our lighter moments definitely came within those scenes. I mean how funny was Maxie describing the Lisa/John hookup as a “hit it and quit it?” If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear the funny and feisty Miss Storms came up with that on her own. Either way, it was cute and true to character, and it garnered a chuckle from most – so great job, writers!

As anxious as the Drs. Scorpio were¬†to get in to John’s apartment to search for themselves, John caused a bit of a delay when he decided he wanted Lisa to stay for a glass of wine after their shower a deux. I know I may be in the minority here, but I love the John and Lisa dynamic! When it comes to these two, I believe all roads lead to riveting! I love how they are both just normal¬†enough to be considered functioning, but they are just positively entertaining! They not only get my attention, but keep it, because I am¬†just trying to figure out what the draw truly is for each of them. I know that it seems that for Lisa it’s all about the fact that she’s trying to appease her blackmailer, but I think there’s more to that now. I genuinely think that she doesn’t know what to do with genuine caring, and so she can’t appreciate it yet. But she likes it. I know that Steve Webber may have cared as well, but Lisa could never make it work with a nice guy. John may not be¬†a bad guy, but he’s a good guy. And while he may be a good guy, he’s certainly not a nice guy. Lisa’s drawn to both sides, even if she won’t ever admit it. For John, I know he’s lonely, but it’s more than that for him, too. John sees this smart, little bit loony¬†chick, who kinda turns him on while kinda turning his stomach at some of the things she’d do. That seems familiar to him because his sister Claudia was someone he loved, even while he hated who she was sometimes. He’s drawn to those both sides of Lisa as well. Sure he’s lonely, but more than that – he sees Lisa is lost and will probably end up doing something that she can’t come back from. He wants to save her from that. That’s just a story bursting with twists, turns, and possibilities! What’s not to love! Our GH Writers are on fire! I am totally sucked into this John and Lisa¬† pairing, and can’t wait to see what happens next!

So Robin and Patrick decide…to break in themselves to search for the syringe! (I know I was scratching my head, were you?) I don’t know, but if my uncle were the chief of police, I would go to him and ask him to find a reason to search the place of the Mob Prince, but hey – that’s just me. Robin and Patrick finally manage to get inside and search the place, but I’m not sure that when Robin said, “My parents are spies, I know what I’m doing,” that she really did. They seemed to be tripping over one another and searching in some kind of random pattern, and the only thing they were able to accomplish was getting caught! For Robin and Patrick, all roads lead to more trouble when it comes to Lisa. I will say that I thought their scenes were cute, and all of the excitement over being in this high-pressure and rather dangerous situation probably led to a bit of a thrill for both of them. And if that manages to spice things up for them, I’d bet none of their fans will complain.

Kristina is one Davis Girl in need of three others. She needs someone to tell her to¬† dial it down a notch…or two. While I am a firm believer in fate and being with the person you were meant to be with, there is a fine line between crushing and stalking. For Kristina right now, all roads lead to Ethan. The problem with that is that for Ethan at the moment all roads lead to making a buck. Whether by stealing someone’s good silverware, or by staying married to Maya, Ethan is all bout him right now. When Maya walked in and Ethan shared with her Kristina’s proclamation that she would marry him someday, I realized that Ethan isn’t even near the place yet where he realizes Kristina is dead serious. Even Maya’s reaction to it was a clear indication that Ethan has even convinced her that Kristina’s crush is just a childish passing thing. What a short memory these two have! Where the hell is Sam when we need her? She needs to issue the same warning she issued him after that poker lesson almost a¬†year ago to the day. I have a feeling that Ethan would be a lot more careful¬†with a warning from Sam this time around.

When you work for The Balkan, all roads lead to¬† a dead end. LITERALLY. Shawn learned this lesson, and just made it out of there with his life, and our poor friend Jules became a victim of The Blade in a far more tragic way than just his fingers. Poor guy. He was a double victim – both of Theo’s obsession with Brenda, and of trying to do whatever it took to help Brenda. Too bad ne never had a chance to talk to Dante – or even Lulu, who could have warned him of the dangers of being smitten with the Super Model. *rme*

Unfortunately for Suzanne Stanwyck, all roads lead to her as the one connection to The Balkan everyone missed the first time. I am glad the writers took the time to answer¬†so many of the questions¬†many of us had, but I’ve gotta say…let’s follow this road to Brenda and the bat cave and let’s get this over with! For way too long, all roads in Port Charles¬†have led to Brenda and The Balkan, and most of us are ready to get off this choo-choo! I will be thrilled when this is all behind us! As for Suzanne, she better hope her hubby is half as sentimental about her as he is about their son. It might be the only thing that can save her.

All roads lead to some kind of conclusion in this nightmare with The Balkan. By next week, we should see most of our favorites moving on from this dark cloud that’s been hanging over them.

However, right behind the dark cloud comes The Storm.

My goodness, but emotions are rolling all over the place like thunder, and people’s feelings are lighting up the web like lightning. The promo for next week has everyone taking sides on what’s coming even before it plays out. I get it. Even the thought of a child being killed in an accident is horrifying and makes people sensitive.

I just want to make sure that we all remember one thing. It may sound silly to even point it out, but my friends, this is a soap. A fictional story that plays out on our screens for an hour everyday – meant to distract us from our daily lives. The little boys who play Jake are going to be at spending more time at home, and they will be loved and cared for, just as the little girls who are no longer playing Emma will be. I know no one wants to think about anyone losing their jobs in this economy, but whether they are killed off or aged, or sent off to boarding school, it’s the same for every actor who is no longer needed on set. I just want to make sure we realize that.

The other thing is that many of us are concerned about how this will affect Jason and Sam, and their future. I’ve read so many of your emails and DM’s and I’ve really thought about it. When I think¬† about what the other side is saying about it – which this week is that Jake is being killed off for the possibility of a JaSam baby, I stop and think again. Just a few weeks ago, before the rumors of this storyline broke out, the other side was upset that Jason and Sam could have a baby while Jason had never been a father to Jake. Months before that, they were upset that Jason had chosen Sam over his son. Months before that, they were outraged that Jason was even speaking to Sam. Months before that….

You get the picture, don’t you?

And you know what?

We could trace this stupid battle all the way back to the Summer of 2006 when the writers started this, and we’d find one campaign after another where people are bitching about what Jason and Sam “got”. We aren’t going to put an end to that, even if we could miraculously “Save Jake”, right along with the other fanbase. Next week it will be something else. They are never going to accept that Jason and Sam are the couple the writers are writing for, and that they are in love, and that they have always loved each other.

Who the hell cares?

Am I enjoying Jason and Sam less just because they are ranting and rambling on like Shady Brook escapees?

NO!

Did I enjoy their reunion in Mexico less, or any of their love scenes, because the other side was blacking out GH?

GOD NO!

Will I ever let the rants and ramblings of a group of people who cannot separate reality from fiction ruin anything that I enjoy onscreen on my favorite SOAP?

You know the answer.

I don’t care if they cry ’til the cows come home. Nothing our couple does or “gets” is ever going to be okay with them, so why let it affect us?

None of us wrote the¬†terribly sad¬†story of Jake’s accident, just¬†like we didn’t write the devastating¬†story of Sam’s baby’s death days before she was to be born! Those things are beyond our control. All we can do is support our couple, surround them with love and happy thoughts, and enjoy whatever good things come their way.

We’ve earned it, dammit!

Let’s not waste a moment worrying about negative reactions from negative people. It’s all they know. What have I always said?

“Whatever You Put Out There Always Comes Back To You.”

I believe Liz calls it “KARMA.”

It’s the law of nature.

Stay positive, JaSammers.

Then sit back and enjoy whatever comes our way, no matter what they say.

Looking forward…

Angelique

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 11

2005:¬†¬†http://bit.ly/eUhkaM¬† and Part 2: http://bit.ly/gYmueP¬†That’s LOVE!

2009: http://bit.ly/e1SmEP 

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

__________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK:¬†http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2011/02/cast-your-vote-10.html¬† (Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

ūüėČ


CAUGHT RED-HANDED

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GHers, Port Charles is just one of those towns. Stay around long enough and you’re bound to find out that there really are no secrets here, and even if managed one – sooner, rather than later, you’re gonna get caught red-handed!

Poor Jules. I really did get a kick out of Jules. He’s like a more mature, more refined Spinelli, and he even makes my nine-year-old giggle. We’ve gotta love the comedic relief whenever we can get it. and we do get it whenever Jules graces our screen. Too bad that Jules doesn’t have what it takes to work for The Balkan, he’s just too honest, and too decent to be working for one man, while plotting to betray him to another. Poor Jules nearly scalded himself with Mr. Hoffman’s hot, BLACK coffee just at the sound of hs voice. He is jumpier¬†than a two-year-old at church. His second mistake was when he called Theo Mr. Hoffman. I thought it a nice detail of his controlling personality that The Balkan would notice that Jules didn’t call him “Theo” or “Mr. Big”. However, the best moment of their interactions was when Theo asked Jules if he was planning to execute him, and Jukes nervously answered, “Yes.” I chuckled right along with my daughter’s laughter as the entire scenes was really well done. Who is this Jules guy? I really wish he could stay around! He and “The Blade” could team up with Spinelli and maybe come up with a sequel to his first novel. Unfortunately, thanks to Brenda’s BBBIIIIIGGGG MOUTH, our pal Jules was caught red-handed when Theo opened the door and Brenda yelled out, “Are we leaving?” Duh, Brenda! Thanks for spoiling our fun!

Maxie spent way too much time with her ex-non-husband, Spinelli. She has as many hare-brained schemes as he did. Now she and Matt have broken into John’s apartment, and are perfectly poised to hear exactly what Maxie suspected all along.! Yup! John and Lisa have been caught red-handed, and not just about to get busy either! They are going on and on about the fact that John is blackmailing Lisa about the syringe she was going to use on Robin! Talk about busted! Let’s just hope Maxie and Matt can get out of there without John or Lisa making them collateral damage in their twisted game of CRAZY!

Poor Spinelli. No good deed ever goes unpunished! He takes the first break he’s had in weeks, as I have not seen hide nor hair of him, and sits at the bedside of his friend and partner, Sam to entertain her with a reading of his Stone Cold chapter, and he’s caught red-handed by Stone Cold himself! Jason was a bit of a brute with Spinelli today, and Sam had to step in and back him off. I just really wish Jason could use some of that insensitivity for a good cause: like asking Spin to move out!

Perhaps Spin could move into Siobhan’s old room over Kelly’s when she takes Lucky up on his offer to become Mrs. Lucky Spencer (Hey, Steph! I almost typed Lucky Charms! LOL!) GH’s writing team continues to woo me this week with something I will always continue to see as The Beauty Of GH – and that’s when we see our favorite, long-time characters like Alexis Davis and Luke Spencer involved in a story together. This makes sense to me! Luke and Natasha have a deep connection and a great friendship. They also have extraordinary chemistry onscreen! I loved that both Alexis and Luke were there to help Lucky and Siobhan deal with her immigration issues, and attempting to keep Lucky from getting caught red-handed with a fraudulent marriage, in very contrasting ways. It was a classic moment!

(Can I just say that Alexis never looked more like daughter Sam than today, as she rocked that black leather jacket! Nancy Lee Grahn was caught red-handed looking Davis Girl HOT! )

Carly would probably make the List of the Top Ten Most-Busted Chicks in PC,¬†and I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see her claim the top honors. It seems that Carly gets busted a whole lot more often, and a whole lot faster whenever she takes on an underhanded or dirty deed these days. I mean, compared to back in the day when Carly was able to come to town, work at the hospital with the unsuspecting mother who’d given her up for adoption and was about to have her life blown apart as part of Carly’s revenge, lure said mother’s husband away, get pregnant by AJ Quartermaine, pawn the baby bump off on Tony, and then have Jason step in to hold the paternity diaper bag before having her secrets come crashing down on her, today’s Carly is a lightweight! Carly not only helps Tall, Extra Dark and Handsome Shawn Butler, but she puts him up at her house, lets him spend the night, AND wear one of her hubby’s shirts. Problem? Yeah, when she gets caught red-handed by aforementioned hubby, who just happens to have a serious¬†abhorrence to all things mafioso. Really,¬†Carly should have thought that one out a little better. She doesn’t¬†know Shawn from a hole in the wall – and hopefully¬†Shawn still doesn’t know her from a hole in the wall yet either. I want to¬†believe that Carly¬†has learned something – anything from the past few years and what her children have been through. I would like to see her think about this for at least a (half) hot minute!¬†

Jax¬†is of course, furious! This is after all, still half his house, and Carly’s got some freshly showered, half-dressed dude walking around like he knows the place rather well. It wasn’t a good thing for Josslyn to see, and¬†thank God that Morgan wasn’t there to see it! Carly is a mother! Their mother, and don’t those kids deserve some stability? It’s a scary thing when Jax¬†seems like the most stable person in their lives, but that’s how it looks. Jax, a corporate raider by trade, immediately calls in the legal experts to protect his interests – and both Joss and Morgan are. Too bad that the moment Jax spills the beans of his intentions with Carly, he is caught red-handed by Carly’s ex, and the crux of their problems – Sonny.¬† Not even Diane can facilitate talks between these two, but really at the bottom of all of this is more than just Carly or her kids. This is a long, legendary battle that stems from their love for another woman – Brenda. I really would have liked to have seen Brenda’s return be more about Sonny and Jax¬†and less about Jason, The Balkan, and Dante. Sonny and Jax¬†still push each others’ buttons, they still make each other seethe whenever she is at the center of their disagreement, and there are lots of long-lost fans who would’ve shown up ring-side for that battle. Oh well, what’s done is done. We’ll just have to see where everyone lands when this is all over.

It seems that Dante The Wonder needs to get Spin a job so that for once he can actually get all of the facts straight¬†on a case before¬†Jason does. I must say, Jason owes Spin an apology. He really did deliver when he showed up at the Penthouse with that picture of Theo and Suzanne back in the day! (If that picture were real, it could totally end up on Ellen’s “Bad Pictures People Pay For”, by the way) I was so damned happy that Spin didn’t blurt it out in front of Dante – I just can’t take Dante being any more heroic than he has already been since his arrival in Port Charles! Really! I mean, the other day even Sonny wa trying to get him out of PC – I think we all need a break! Thank goodness (and Spinelli) that it wasn’t Dante who got to figure out the Mr. and Mrs. Balkan Connection! Just as I mentioned at the beginning of this post – you can’t really keep a secret in Port Charles, so just as PC luck would have it, Suzanne decided to go sniff out some information from Sonny’s camp, and knocks on Jason’s door as he is absorbing the information.¬†She really stepped in it, huh?¬†Jason, who is NOT GOOD at pussyfooting¬†around something like this, lets her know in no uncertain terms that she has just been caught red-handed. Good luck, Suzanne!

Jason would hate this if he read this just as much as he hated knowing he’s a chapter in Spin’s novel, but I’m going to write it anyway: Jason and Sam were caught red-freakin-handed being totally adorable! From the moment Spin left¬†the hospital room and Jason heard he was going to get to take Sam “home”, he went from surly Beast to Prince Bumbling, but still Charming.

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I love the way Jason talks to Sam, I love the way he kinda smiles like he did when he walked over and leaned in for a kiss, and my knees go weak when he looks into her eyes like he did after that kiss. That look is a look of adoration, and I tell you that I feel the intensity from this side of the screen!

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I know that usually I tend to see more into something than what others see, but I just cannot help it when it comes to Jason and Sam. I heard Sam say to Jason at the hospital that he “got to take her home”. Home. If we were to take that sentence literally, Jason would have taken Sam to her own apartment to recover. But, really isn’t home where the heart is? (Right, Jenn and Ro?) And as my pal Becky believes, Sam is Jason’s Heart, and Jason is hers, and so in the very next scene, we see Jason walk Sam into his penthouse. *sigh*

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What a great moment, huh?

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You know the other great realization was finding that the penthouse has finally been stripped of all that horrible pink, along with Brenda’s crap. Hallelujah! I never realized just how much I loved the neutrality of Jason’s place until it¬†was no longer neutral. Suddenly, the penthouse felt like home even to me! What about you?

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Most inspiring about the few stolen moments of alone time we got from Jason and Sam were the ones on the couch.¬†I have to smile as I think about how many times¬†Jason and Sam’s¬†History would have to¬†begin or end a chapter, or even a¬†sentence with those very words…”on the couch…”¬†

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Yes, Jason and Sam have made some great memories on his couch. Some pivotal points in time happened as they sat there together. Some crucial conversations took¬†place there. Some decisive moments happened while¬†on that couch. There have been big “I love yous”, and bigger promises to stand by each other. There have been many a case figured out there, and many a misunderstanding ironed out there as well. When we look back at their history, whether in our minds or in a spectacular vid made by a friend, so many momentous occasions took place right there.

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Sure, a lot of that has to do with the issue of logistics in the world of soap sets, but more has to do with the fact that Jason and Sam find their most normal moments in each other’s arms when no one else is around. And as we discussed yesterday, Jason and Sam’s most important moments didn’t take place in the bedroom. Unlike other couples, their history doesn’t hinge upon one night or one act. Their love story¬†hinges upon what came from their hearts, over and over again, and¬†throughout¬†the years. Therefore, it seemed perfectly fitting that the first place they’d end up after a near death experience like the one Sam just escaped, would be on that couch, where everything seems most familiar.

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How beautiful was that moment when Sam tried to remind Jason that all she needs to feel better is him? How sweet was it when she reminded him of where his hands need to be, and where his eyes need to be, and where his lips need to be in order for her to feel not just better Рbut alive?

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That was just a SPLENDID moment in JaSam Time!

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Had you been able to see me, I would have been caught red-handed wiping away a tear.

*quivering lip*

Jason and Sam are LOVE. Pure and simple, huge and all-consuming, loud or completely silent…it’s LOVE!

And I can’t wait to watch it grow…¬†

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THIS DAY IN JASAM HISTORY

March 9

2004: http://bit.ly/gjWxfR¬†Michael was too damned much! *smh* Jason is so lucky Sam didn’t listen!

2006: http://bit.ly/gE41WF Jason is most amazing when he is standing by his woman!

2009: http://bit.ly/dSLoT6 

2010: http://bit.ly/hNUJBw Love Sam and their airplane scenes!

March 10

2005:  http://bit.ly/epyVgk Where would Jason be without his Sam? This experience may be one Jason may have to draw upon soon.

2006: http://bit.ly/ibNfKn¬†Do you all see how they take turns being there for each other? So incredible! Loved the ending scenes…almost funny! Almost!

2010: http://bit.ly/ejxZBb Do you all remember how happy we were about the spoiler pics for these scenes? And when they actually played out, Twitter was ON FIRE! So were Jason and Sam! LOVED THIS DAY IN THEIR HISTORY!

Make it a COMMITMENT to keep asking The Writers to keep adding to the FABULOSITY that is JaSam’s Love Story!

__________________________________________________________________________________

Making A Difference For JaSam…Every Day!¬†

VOTE: UPDATED LINK:¬†http://abc.soapsindepth.com/2011/02/cast-your-vote-10.html¬† (Don’t get lazy on voting here, friends! We need to be religious about voting, and we need to vote from every available electronic device ūüėČ)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our couple is counting on US!

ūüėČ