This Scenario Was Way Better in My Imagination
For years, I have longed for someone, after one of Jason's solemn pronouncements about his unerring rightness, to just say, "Jesus Christ Superstar, what is your problem? Since when are you the last word on [who gets to live/who gets to die/what needs to be done to fix the American economy/who should win American Idol]?" It was a dream of mine.
A dream shot to hell in one instant during today's episode. Yes, following its ruination of cake, babies, and Facebook, General Hospital has managed to make even someone calling out Jason on the whole "Messiah of Port Charles" thing more irksome than awesome.
Claudia: Who died and made you god?
THANKS FOR NOTHING, CLAUDIA ZACCHARA!!!
Seriously, I was SO ANNOYED when she busted that line out. Yes, it is a sentiment that Jason and his worshippers SORELY need to hear, and yes, it was HILARIOUS to see Carly's outraged reaction to such blatant blasphemy
but the excellent point lost all credibility when it came out of her mouth, because she is terrible. No amount of rationalizing why she refused to leave the hospital during Michael's surgery (the surgery that he is undergoing to take him out of the coma he was left in during her botched hit on his father, remember) and let Michael's family...and Olivia, worry and support one another in peace will make her presence anything less than obnoxious. And she couldn't even just be in the background, being quietly obnoxious. No, she has to be in everybody's face with her toxicity, giving her opinion on what they should do about Michael and generally sneering and lurking and being awful.
I find that this kind of insanity is at odds with the kind of person who grieved for her part in Michael's coma to the point where she visited him every week--like clockwork!--to apologize? It's like she got kicked off of her own Redemption Tour Bus like she was one of Bret Michaels's rejects, and now she's just twisting in the wind, and poor Sarah Brown is getting no notes on how the hell to play this mess of a character.
ALSO, since when do family members just get to call the OR during serious surgeries? "Hey guys, just checking in. What's new? How's it going? Susan Boyle's on Oprah right now, it's totally crazy."
[Here is where I'd discuss the other major plot of late, the "Haha, This Is Maybe Incest" wackiness with Luke encouraging Lulu to flirt with Ethan, who he thinks is her half-brother, because he suspects that Tracy faked the DNA test and he wants to trick Tracy into admitting the truth by ooking her out with the possibility of sibling love, but I cannot discuss it, because I am trying to repress it]