Since When Does "Devil's Advocate" Mean "Idiot Mouthpiece for the Writers"?
The only aspect of the whole "Truth About Michael's Shooting" story that is even marginally entertaining (and I do mean marginally) (and the entertainment is obviously of the unintentional variety. Obviously!) is watching the writers try their best to move the story forward by having the secret come out while simultaneously not really wanting the secret to come out because they love Claudia. All of this could obviously have been avoided if they hadn't made the huge mistake of making their new darling character responsible for Michael's injury, but this particular crop of writers is spectacularly ill-equipped in terms of talent and vision.
The moral of this story is that it is hilarious watching people multi-task when they haven't even gotten the task portion down.
Today, Jason finally got solid proof that Claudia was behind the botched hit on Sonny's life that left Michael comatose, and when he decided to bring that information to Sonny, Spinelli pleaded with him not to.
JASON: I have to go tell Sonny.
SPINELLI: The Jackal's script says to tell you not to do that, for the writers are not ready for this story to be wrapped up just yet. In order to further the Writerly One's agenda, allow me to take the Vixinella side in this Point/Counterpoint.
JASON: She got Michael shot.
SPINELLI: That was completely accidental.
JASON: She got Michael shot. Sonny needs to know that she got Michael shot.
SPINELLI:I fail to see what's so wrong about a person moving in with the woman indirectly responsible for his coma. I am sure that Vixinella is most repentant.
JASON: She is dangerous and awful. I don't even know what sociopath means, but I know she's it.
SPINELLI: What if she volunteers at soup kitchens on the weekends and takes care of homeless, limbless orphans. What then, Stone Cold?
I am barely exaggerating. The sad thing is that I had been longing for Spinelli to be assertive and take a stand against Jason but wow, was this not the place or time for him to do so , especially not when his stand was so patently insane.
Spinelli: Yeah, well, she's always been kind to me. And on more than one occasion, she's interceded on my behalf with Mr. Sir.
That trumps accidentally getting a child shot, am I right?
Spinelli: Ok, the shooting was accidental. Mr. Sir was the intended target. So perhaps if -- if Vixenella was involved, she's feeling genuine remorse for wounding his offspring. Or she's happy with her new stepmother status.
"She's SORRY! She visited EVERY WEEK LIKE CLOCKWORK. Won't you cease your torment and think of the children?!?!"
Spinelli:They are on the brink of parental joy. Doesn't that child deserve a possible stable family situation? Vixenella may turn out to be a wonderful mother.
What the crikey fuck? What depths of insanity does one have to sink to in order to describe a Corinthos/Zacchara household as being anything approaching stable?