And It's Not Even My Birthday!
Jax and Carly broke up! And I think it might be for good! One of my favorite characters has been freed from one of my most hated! Hurrah! I mean, don't get me wrong, this show still sucks, but Carly being unhappy and Jax being single is the best pairing in Port Charles since Courtney was dead and Sonny was crying.
I have not hidden my love for a good soap fight, and Carly and Jax's latest blow-up did not disappoint. Somehow the GH writers seem to script very realistic fights. Since they say you write what you know, this makes me think that maybe they have lots of arguments in real life. But then they would be bitter misanthropes who wouldn't really have the proper mental approach to write a soap opera and as a result the show would be....Oh. Ooooooh.
ANYWAY, good fight. Gleeful emphasis added:
Carly: There's no us? Is that what you say to all your wives before you leave?
Jax: They have nothing to do with this.
Carly: You get to mention Jason and Sonny whenever you feel like it. I can't mention that I'm what, wife number five?
Jax: There's no point fighting about the past when you weren't even a part of it.
Carly: When Courtney left you for Nikolas, you didn't fight for her. You just walked away. Kind of like you're walking away now. The way you walked away from Skye when Brenda showed up. Can't really count Alexis because that was a marriage of convenience. Who the hell knows what happened with Miranda. But you married all those women, and you promised to love them all, and when the going got tough, you left.
Jax: I think you're simplifying things.
Carly: I haven't even mentioned Chloe and Brenda -- the two women you didn't marry? But you promised to love them forever. Until what, you didn't?
Jax: Yeah, well, you know what? My brother already gave me this same lecture, about my unwillingness to stay in a marriage when it isn't working. So thanks, but I've heard it.
Carly: So I'm as crazy as Jerry? For expecting you to live up to your wedding vows? Is that what you're saying?
Jax: Okay, you know what? Perhaps I did give up a little too easily in some of my relationships. I didn't fight for Courtney until it was too late. And I was pretty dreadful to Skye. But I planned to spend the rest of my life with you.
Jax: Yes, really.
Carly: Is that why you're walking out the door?
Jax: No, I'm walking out the door because I don't want to fight about everything all the time. I don't want to fight about the hotel-
Carly: We're partners in that hotel!
Jax: - my business associates -
Carly: Kate is the only one I didn't like!
Jax: AND THE CONSTANT LIES!
Carly: I didn't lie. I didn't lie. But you know what, it doesn't matter, because you lied to me too.
Jax: No I didn't.
Carly: Yes you did. You kissed Kate and you didn't tell me. That's a lie by omission.
Jax: That doesn't even compare to you going behind my back to Claudia Zacchara of all people!
Carly: We talked about that. I thought I was helping, Jax!
Jax: Oh really, you thought you were helping? Well maybe in the Carly world of logic that makes sense, okay? But I refuse to keep running from crisis to crisis. And I will not be the second, or third, or nineteenth priority in your life. And you know what else I'm sick of? I am sick of our entire relationship always being on the line, every time we have a fight!
Carly: Well that's on you, because you're always ready to walk out the door.
Jax: Well you haven't noticed me, until you're on the verge of losing me.
Carly: That is not true!
Jax: Oh really? Let me tell you something. You create a crisis. You get caught. Then you're really sorry, and we make up and everything is going great for a while, but then it just . . . I deserve better, and so do you.
Carly: Does that make it easier to walk out that door, by blaming everything on me?
Jax: Call it whatever you want. ::leaves in a huff -- though hot, was definitely a huff::
Oh, and then when she cockily insisted that he kiss her if he was going to leave, and he completely bowled her over with a soapy kiss and then TURNED AND LEFT IMMEDIATELY? My god, I almost hyperventilated with delight. (Oh, and no, I do not care in the least that the final straw was a Carly Lie that wasn't actually a Carly Lie because it was a Kate Setup. Not even a tiny bit.)
Sometimes I wish I was the type to get into big dramatic relationship fights, just so I could replay them in my head later on. As it is my commitment phobia leaves me with "war stories" like "yeah, so he was like, well, I think we should think about getting married, and I was all, uh-huh, interesting, did I mention that I have two months to live and am going to live on a mountaintop in Tibet?" But I digress. Jax and Carly breaking up has me all scattered on account of the awesomeness, and the I-Told-You-So-ness of it all. Plus, Jax's comparison of his brother to his soon-to-be-ex-wife has caused me to select my newest OTP: Jerry and Carly. Two odious characters played by actors I actually like. I might love that couple, or at worst they would be easily fast-forwardable. Plus then Alexis and Jax could, at the very least, have a retaliatory hook-up, which would likely be accompanied by witty banter. I miss banter.
Carly and Jax's break-up does, however, exacerbate the problem that there are still almost no couples left on this show. Which I think would be a problem, if this were a soap opera, or something like that.