The Day's Most Awesome Dialogue
I was going to rant about the title of today's General Hospital. According to my TiVo, it was "Jason Sacrifices His Happiness." My rant was basically: Yeah, you know when he did that? When he starting KILLING PEOPLE FOR A LIVING!!!
But then I watched, and it was actually a decent episode. The "I love you"s between Jason and Elizabeth were, it pains me to admit, quite touching. Steve Burton and Becky Herbst really play well off each other. (And yeah, I know, poor dim but gorgeous Lucky, etc., but it's a soap! They were going to break up eventually. And stupid ABC sent me an email spoiling that Lucky's going to make out with Sam this week anyway, so my sympathy would have been short-lived.) Don't get me wrong, I don't want them to get together, as I am still quaintly hung up on the idea that Jason murders people for profit. Which is why this lil' bit of truth-telling really made the episode for me:
Ric: You know in your heart that Jason is guilty, Elizabeth. But you're going to look the other way so that Jason can continue his business with Sonny – killing people without a shred of conscience to slow him down. Because you're so enamored with Jason, you don't even care.
Elizabeth: You're in no position to judge, with all the hurt that you’ve caused.
Ric: You know what, that's fine. Fine. Thank you. Thank you for opening my eyes, Elizabeth. I realize now that you're not the angel that I thought you were. As a matter of fact, you are astonishingly like Carly. You're willing to lie, and you're willing to rationalize any crime, including murder, if it benefits your precious Jason.
Preach it, Lansing. I have previously bitched about Ric being a terrible messenger, and I still believe that, but Rick Hearst freaking sold that scene, and plus I've decided I don't care who says this stuff as long as anyone on this f'ed up show is saying it. It could even be Sonny. I'd totally ignore the hypocrisy and be all "Woohoo! Go you! I love black satin sheets and airborne lowball glasses! Call me!"
I should probably disclose that it is entirely possible I'm being unnecessarily generous about today's episode because Josh Duhon spent most of it shirtless.