That Is Some Serious Opposite Logic
General Hospital characters often act in a way that makes me suspect that the writers have very little interaction with other humans because...people don't act like that in real life. I usually don't ask "What in the name of Jason Morgan is wrong with these people?" but, rather, "What kind of assed-up sweeps scenario are the writers lazily setting up here?"
Like, say, Liz's (suddenly rewritten) explanation for her money woes.
Elizabeth: I saw an opportunity to be financially free of Nikolas and at the time, I didn't want anything to do with him. And deep down, I was hoping that if I put enough distance between me and Nikolas, maybe you would come back to me.
Lucky: But I told you that's not going to happen.
Elizabeth: I know, I know.
Lucky: Nothing's changed. I don't want to have to keep saying that.
I mean, aside from the huge WTF? that was Liz trying to say Lucky played a part in her (DANGEROUSLY STUPID) decision to break the boys' trusts for investment purposes, since that is so not how it played out, this conversation seemed like it happened solely to facilitate Siobhan and Lucky's State of the Relationship talk and--I am overreacting in a pessimistic fashion here--setting up the possibility of a Liz/Nikolas/Brook Lynn triangle, if Liz's "at the time, I didn't want anything to do with him" is any indication. Sweeps love triangle? Who knows!
And then there was Sam:
Sam: You cant use Brenda as bait, Jason. You've got to use me.
Why not just have Kelly Monaco say "It's not a real story unless I am being physically threatened somehow!"?
And, yes, this exchange happened so that Dante would once again be Brenda's bodyguard and shenanigans and/or angst will ensue, but look at what she said. Look at what she said! What in the name of Jason Morgan is wrong with her?!
Claire: I'm a fed and he's a mobster. There's always something to worry about. But back to the matter at hand: I want to discuss police protection for Brenda.
Dante: Jason is more than capable of taking care of that.
Claire: Jax doesn't think so, and he has a point. Jason's life revolves around violence. Brenda could easily wind up a casualty in a completely unrelated incident and I would like to keep Brenda safe for my own reasons.
Dante: What are those reasons?
Claire: Well, if something happened to her, Sonny's guilt would be off the charts and that would definitely kill anything we have going on.
There are no words. Only curse words. Curse words lobbed angrily and at an inappropriately high volume at my television. Curse words that appear in an all-caps email to ABC Daytime begging that ridiculous, pathetic character be written off of the show.