Congeniality Lessons With Victor Newman
Can you imagine a self-help book written by Victor Newman? It would include lots misplaced anger, detailed instructions for how to never accept responsibility, and lots of YOU GOT THAT?'s.
There are days that I forget how awful he is (these are usually days when Victor is not onscreen at all) and then there are days like last Wednesday (I'm behind) that Paul confronts Victor about Victor bringing Crazy Pants Patty to town and giving her the identity of Mary Jane as part of his never-ending war with Jack, and Victor glares and sneers and lies through his teeth condescendingly, and blames Paul for the entire ordeal and, well, the hatred comes rushing back.
Paul, righteously angry: So my sister comes home as Mary Jane Benson and targets Jack from the very beginning. You give my poor, lonely, confused sister a new life, a new face and a trumped-up résumé for one reason and one reason alone-- to get at Jack Abbott. And now she's completely out of control, so every mistake she makes is on your head.
Victor, sneers condescendingly
Paul, apoplectic with rage: And your sick need for vengeance. My sister was so in love with that guy, and she's so mixed up, she was bound to spin out of control, and you knew it. You knew it, and you didn't care. All you cared about was getting even with Jack Abbott and making him pay!
Victor, completely over this conversation
Paul, attempting to end on a dramatic note: You cannot dodge forever. I will find my sister, and she will tell me everything you did to her. And when she does--
Victor, going for the jugular: You're my friend. I understand that you're upset. But you talk about family? You didn't even recognize your own sister right in front of you, plastic surgery be damned. You know why you're here? Because you failed as an investigator, and you failed as a brother.
Paul has no comeback
That was needlessly cruel! Paul, his index finger and the throbbing vein in his right eye have had a very hard time of it lately, and there's no need for you to make him feel any worse, Victor!