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January 06, 2010

Jason's Lyric

I'm not sure what is with the most recent crop of bananas, but they have been featuring lots of religious icons on them. First there was Banana Jesus, and then today, the banana I had with my breakfast had two large dots on it. But not just any dots: if you have an overactive imagination and spend far too many hours a day thinking about General Hospital, those large dots looked uncannily similar to the cold and emotionless eyes of the most holy of hitmen, Jason Morgan. If I were faster on my feet, I'd have sold it on ebay to a huge Jason fan, but I ate it. Sacrilicious!

In case we'd all forgotten that Jason is the most awesome person to ever exist and do awesome things in an awesome manner, today's episode of GH was a nice refresher course in Jason 101, courtesy of guest lecturer Robin Scorpio!

Here are just three of her lines today.

Robin: He made me want to live. Jason was so patient, and kind and just incredibly supportive. He saved my life, actually.

Robin: Sometimes it's easy to forget how much I owe Jason.

Robin: You know Jason holds a special place in my heart. And hey, if it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be with you, I wouldn't be here right now, wouldn't be a wife, a mother, a doctor...

So the moral of the story is that Lifesavers should be renamed Jasons, Valentine's Day should be Jason's Day and we should increase the amount of times we hear about Jason's good deeds from three daily to eight daily. Got it!

Luckily, the new version of Port Charles newcomer Lisa Niles

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(who may be familiar to some from an episode of Criminal Minds where she played a murderous prostitute, who became weirdly fixated on Hotch. Assuming that some of you are also obsessed with certain CBS crime procedurals, and the procedural's cardigan wearing genius profiler in particular)

was able to learn all of this information before she made another stupid mistake, like thinking to call the police when she saw a random thug holding a gun on a patient!

Gun


Threat

  

Lisa: Call security. There's a man with a gun in a patient's room!

Robin: Uh, Mr. Domestico?

Lisa: How did you know--why aren't you calling?

Robin: The guy with the gun, did he have sandy hair? Wearing a leather jacket?

Lisa: You know him?

Robin: I'll take care of it, okay?

Lisa: Aren't you going to go with her?

Patrick: She'll be fine.

Lisa: He HAS A GUN. I'm calling security.

Patrick: You don't need to do that. The guy that you described, that's Jason Morgan, Robin's ex-boyfriend.

Later:

Lisa: Are you sure we shouldn't call the cops?
Patrick: One of these nights over a couple of beers, I'll explain to you the million reasons why it isn't necessary.

(I can only come up with two reasons, btw: 1. The PCPD is inept and 2. Jason is God, so I think Dr. Drake is a little prone to exaggerating. And gossiping! What was with him spilling Robin's romantic history like a high school girl? But that's a story for another time)

And even Robin's face when she walked in on Jason doing his job was more, "Oh, Jason, you keep getting into these wacky scrapes!" than anything else.

Robin

 
This show is so weird!  Jason pulls a gun on someone and someone rightly freaks out and gets chastised, all, "Oh, that's just Jason, he's totally cool." It reminds me of college, and the man who would go to the Price Chopper up the block from my school seemingly every day and sit on a bench outside, guarding his groceries protectively, and yelling things to no one in particular in a language that I assume was Klingon. Friends visiting would always be mildly terrified of him, and we'd all reassure them with a "Him? Oh, he's totally harmless". Because he was totally harmless. You just had to learn how to tune out the unintelligible yelling.

Jason is that Klingon-shouting man. Harmless! Except armed, and prone to killing people. Which makes him...the show's leading man. Because this show is broken.

Comments

Well you know his new BFF Lucky was too busy misreading rooms today...so he was out of the running for guest lecturer. (Lulu yesterday with her concern about Jason and Lucky's bond...Oh send Claudia back to shoot me in the head! I DO NOT WANT A LUCKY/JASON BFFSHIP! EVER!)

I totally remember that episode of Criminal Minds!!!! I just can't remember the new Lisa. Then again, I don't remember a lot of unsubs. And our Reid love is very much the same. Like I said before, check out Matthew Grey Gubler's Unauthorized Documentaries. They are hilarious!

Who Reid? Me? No. (Ok, yes.) But her I don't remember.

Forget Jason.

Hey, You live close to Price Crapper. Me too!! I love Robin but when she acts like Jason is god I just want to shake her.

OMG Guza we get it already Jason Morgan is a god amongst men. He can do no wrong even if what he is doing is wrong on many different levels. Seriously we don't need it to be verbally spelled out for us by every other character on the show

Jason is a prince among men, the savior of Port Charles, and he can do it with one hand tied behind his back. WE GET IT. Good God, I wish someone would just lock him up somewhere with his secret box of pain, preferably some place WITHOUT a camera. I know that means the PCPD might have to take an active role in solving crimes and rescuing damsels in distress but hey, they need to start proving their worth at some point.

And seriously, what kind of an Everyday Hero lets herself get into THAT many iffy situations? If I were a paying customer, I'd think twice before letting Sam and Spinelli's PI firm do anything for me.


"This show is broken" What an understatement!

Brilliant post, Mal!

Yes, Jason saves the Universe every year. Guza knows one storyline and even with a Hollywood star, it's the Jason show. It's a man's world on GH. The main characters-Jason, Sonny, Luke,Jax,Johnny, Dante--and the stories are written by a man (Guza). I'ts going to always be the "Jason Morgan Hour" until Guza is out. Don't we all know that by now? No matter how low the ratings, Jason is front and center!!

Maybe Steve Burton is as sick of Jason as we are. Hey, he's a "Black Diamond Executive" with Monavie now!
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Perhaps he can start a new career! Of course, I envision Guza with his arms wrapped around Steve's ankles, begging him to stay and calling him "Jason." I wonder if he even knows his real name?

Rene...the rumor has been for the past couple of years that Steve wants to leave GH and concentrate on the Magical All Healing Juice of the Gods.....but the economy crashing stopped it.

Or at least that is what I tell myself every single night to keep the dream of a Jason free GH alive.

YOur blog is Brilliant, so briliant.. and so true. The show is sickening. Why anyone at ABC daytime thinks that the educated woman, who used to be their core audience, want to watch this junk is beyond me. I am so sick of them making the woman look like stupid idiots... all willing to give up their lives, careers, dignity, and children's welfare for a bunch of murdering, gangster creeps. Weird beyond weird! Broken is certainly an understatment!! Perhaps beyond repair at this point. How sad for the titan of daytime to become nothing but a sick joke.

I know the Jason praise is annoying, and yes, the "I'll handle gun-toting Jason" is over the top, but I really don't mind Robin giving Jason credit for helping her "live" again. That was their story, they helped each other, and with all the crying about wanting to have nods to history, this is it. Its just that the other constant praise makes it seem like she's just another "lecturer".

But its actually true, and I guess maybe its just because I was a fan of them back then (when Jason WASN'T the leading man/god of the show) so I like to see them acknowledge their history is a positive way. Although a little from Jason would be nice sometimes too.

I know the Jason praise is annoying, and yes, the "I'll handle gun-toting Jason" is over the top, but I really don't mind Robin giving Jason credit for helping her "live" again. That was their story, they helped each other, and with all the crying about wanting to have nods to history, this is it. Its just that the other constant praise makes it seem like she's just another "lecturer".

But its actually true, and I guess maybe its just because I was a fan of them back then (when Jason WASN'T the leading man/god of the show) so I like to see them acknowledge their history is a positive way. Although a little from Jason would be nice sometimes too.

I can't wait to see what you gals have to say about today's (Thursday) show. I almost laughed until I passed out when Franco whipped out the metal detector and told Jason to "assume the position". Even Sonny notices how homo-erotic this all is! If Franco spanks Jason with that wand tomorrow, all will be forgiven, asshole-GH-writers-who-killed-off-Emily-and-Georgie.

Jess, I was a big Jason/Robin fan back in the day and I think if her words hadn't come on the heels of the insanity with Ronnie, I would have actually enjoyed it. But the weirdness of that, coupled with the OTT praise of Jason from Carly and Maxie and everyone else just made me super cranky.

amiejayne, I just posted about it! Better late than never...

I'm waiting for the perfect moment to use "Sacrilicious". Thank you for my new favorite word.

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