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« Naptime On The Main Line | Main | Sorry, Charlie. (No, Really, I Am.) »

March 09, 2011

A Port Charles Shocker: LOGIC!

I am TORN.

On the one hand, I watched Jasper Jacks and the epic way he hit Carly with some knowledge and I felt a feeling of euphoria. I was twitterpated, even.

On the other hand, I will now spend the rest of the night worried about the safety and future of Awesome Writer. Who knows what sort of torment poor Awesome Writer will face for letting such reason and such rightness hit the airwaves? It could be bodily harm or, worse, being forced to spend hours watching Jason and Spinelli fan videos on YouTube. I wish General Hospital would at least air a disclaimer at the end of the episode. "No Awesome Writers were hurt during the filming of this show", or something. It would really ease my fears.

What has me all twitterpated (this is my current favorite word so, fair warning, you'll be reading it a lot)? Oh, I don't know, the way Jax schooled Carly with FACT, maybe?

(I was going to pick and choose only my favorite lines, but all of them were my favorite. And then I was going to italicize the very best bits, and then all of them wound up italicized. I loved it all. I am also on a sugar high...)

Carly: This is Jasper Jacks, my husband. This is Shawn. He was injured. He's been trying to help save Brenda.
Jax: I'm assuming that this is the same man Sonny tried to interrogate? The same man that works for Theo?
Shawn: I don't work for him anymore.
Jax: I'm supposed to take your word for that? 
Carly: You don't know him.

"See, I DO know him. We go way back to like, two weeks ago. There is literally nothing I don't know about him. Literally. Nothing."

Jax: No, that's right, I don't know him and I don't need to know him. But what I do know is you brought a criminal into our house.

"A-fucking-gain..."

Carly, grasping at straws for something that can make this defensible: He has information that can help us find Brenda.
Jax: Then why isn't he at Sonny or Jason's, huh? Why does it always fall on you to help scum like this?
Shawn: Hey, you need to dial it down, Mr. Jacks. I can see you're not happy with the situation, but that doesn't give you the right to throw around insults.

Yes, "scum" was a low blow. I mean, it IS a four-letter word.

Jax: You're right. He's absolutely right. My problem isn't with him. It's with you.
Carly: Don't start with me.
Jax: You may think that it's okay to subject the kids to situations like this, but I don't. So from now on, Josslyn is going to be staying at the hotel with me.
Carly: So now I'm an unfit mother?
Jax: Yes, I'd say this qualifies you to be an unfit mother right now. And you haven't exactly had the best judgment when it comes to Michael, have you?
Carly: Oh, that's great, thanks Jax.
Jax: Well, there's a total stranger on my couch, bleeding!

"Do you KNOW how hard it is to get a bloodstain out of a sofa?! And also, unhygienic!"

Jax: Does it bother you at all that he's bringing violence into this house? He's been targeted by Theo Hoffman. His men are probably still after him. They could be surrounding the house as we speak.
Carly, operating under her "When in doubt, SCREAM LIKE A BANSHEE" theory: I WAS TRYING TO HELP AND FIX THE WHOLE SITUATION, JAX!
Jax: What about Sonny? Any chance that he'll stop by with some of his thugs and rough Shawn up while Morgan watches?
Shawn: Right now, the only person being attacked seems to be Carly.

Stay OUT OF IT, Nick Lachey!

Jax: You just told me that you wanted Morgan and Joss to grow up to be like me, not Sonny. Well, actions speak louder than words, Carly. Exposing the kids to this kind of danger is irresponsible parenting.
Carly: I will be by the hotel later to pick up Josslyn.
Jax: No, you won't.
Carly: Don't push me, Jax.
Jax: How do you expect me to react? If you're not going to protect our kids, then I have to. You're not getting Josslyn.

You know what's not at all surprising? That there is a custody battle for Joss. Who wouldn't want that fat-headed cutie in their company at all times?

And that ended Jax's reign of awesome. No, just kidding, it totally didn't because then he had words for Sonny and those words were harsh and every blunt assessment he made of Sonny's life warmed my heart. See, Jax called Diane (why didn't he call Alexis?) to ask her to revise the custody agreement to put in a sanity clause (no, that's really what he said. No, he didn't make a snarky joke about how Carly's never been sane, although he should have) and Sonny interrupted. Jax, on a roll and figuring that he ought to make the most of this before tragedy strikes (spoiler? But not really, because we all know that when good things happen for a person in this town, tragedy strikes), got bitchy.

Okay, he got bitchy after this:

Sonny: A madman has Brenda. I'm not waiting for the cops. Now, you go ahead and do what you want to do, but stay the hell away from me.

Says the man who interrupted a private conversation Jax was having! What the hell?

Jax: Morgan and Josslyn, they need to be protected from the violence that almost destroyed Michael's life and if Carly won't do it, then I have to.
Sonny: You want custody of Carly's kids?
Jax: Yes, for now, I do.
Sonny: And you think she's going to cave into your paranoid demands.

I've gotten more generous in recent years, because I figured that even Sonny wasn't so deranged and so lacking in self-awareness that he could look back on the last, say, three years in Port Charles and all of the violence experienced by anyone who has ever spoken to him and act like there's not a problem and that the problem isn't named Sonny. I was wrong. So very wrong.

how can anybody, even Sonny, look back on the last three years in Port Charles and all the violence that has followed everybody Sonny has ever spoken to and
Diane: If Carly's not willing to compromise--
Sonny: You are out on a limb. Fighting a losing battle. Even Diane, right Diane, is going to bail out. 
Jax: You know, I hope to god that you wake up before you kill off your entire family.

Dear Jasper Jacks,
Marry me. I realize that would make me one of those crazy people who consider themselves wed to fictional characters, like that group of crazy women who considered themselves married to Severus Snape and no, I am not making that up, but really. You have me twitterpated.
XOXO,
Mallory

Other things of note that happened in Port Charles--and "of note" is a relative term:

  • Oh! Dante suspected and Spinelli confirmed (not to Dante of course because, ew, cop cooties) that Adrienne Barbeau is a sketchy, possibly villainous person. Spinelli tracked her down and learned that Adrienne Barbeau's (character's) real name is actually Stephanie Wade! And that she married The Balkan 35 years ago. Jason's mind was blown by this shocking, retconned revelation, which must be why he was so off his game when Suzanne arrived at his penthouse because he basically waited five whole seconds before blurting out, "You're Theo's wife?" That was a rookie mistake for such a seasoned criminal!
  • Johnny got jealous seeing Olivia with Steve and flaunted his relationship with Lisa in front of them. First of all, ew. Second of all, Brianna Brown's hair on this show is SO BAD. Why has she not sued yet? I will testify on her behalf. Third of all, they went back to Johnny's and started to grossly have sex which, hilariously, Matt and Maxie were forced to watch, since they were there snooping around to find the infamous syringe.
  • I don't believe that Jules is long for this world, which distresses me.
  • Lucky and Siobhan are getting married! They sealed this proposal not with a kiss, but a formal handshake, ha.

  • Luke: What is it with us Spencer men and our weakness for damsels in distress?
    Alexis: Probably the same reason you like to drive big long cars.

    Dear Awesome Writer,
    If you have survived your punishment for the above-mentioned Jax awesomeness, please make sure to work in many (many!) more scenes between Luke and Natasha because HILARIOUS.
    XOXO,
    Mallory

 

Comments

I love Jax,and CujoCarly can eat shit and die or become Jason right nutball for all I care. She will always deserve every smackdown Jax can deliver,and Sonny can eat it as well. I am so glad I have this blog to read when you comment on a show I no longer watch. Thank You Very Much Mallory and Keep up the excellent work on commenting about TFGH.

Dear Jax, it was great knowing you. I'll miss you terribly when you are punished by us never seeign you EVER.

Love...me and the ever dwindling audience

*sniffle* Jax is as good as dead. The truth tellers always are!

Fare thee well, good Jasper Jax. Fare. Thee. Well.

I hardly and rarely ever say this, and I know Jax may end up dead soon because of what he said today to the world's WORST PARENTS EVER but....JAX TOTALLY ROCKED today!!!!!

I am torn, because as much as I think Jax is right, he is also being hypocritical. Jerry, Jax's brother, whom he's protected many times and even got released after the many horrible things he has done, has been in Carly and Jax's house. Because of the fact that Jax didnt do anything, Jerry held a gun to carly's head and threatened Josslyn and taunted carly with her. With that being said, I can stil understand where Jax is coming from concerning Shawn.

Jax: You know, I hope to god that you wake up before you kill off your entire family.

----> omg, FINALLY!

The Alexis line...ROFL

twitterpated FTW (had to look that up!)

I loved it when Jax called out both Carly and Sonny. Though I was hoping for more when confronting Sonny. Luckily, he did a great job after the wedding, so I can live with it.

Feel very sorry for Ingo as I suppose this was one of his final moments before he disappears in the background :(

Also, I have another concern. Unlike the other nine of you who still watch the show, I watch it on YouTube as I live in Europe. What I find really unsetlling are the comments there. When I read your blog or comments of the readers, we're mostly on the same page disgusted by the mob and violence and lack of family and romance. When I read comments on YT, I'm always surprised how many peopel there claim to love Sonny and they cheer for him. I don't have the strength to check the clip when Sonny SHOOTS HIS UNARMED SON IN THE CHEST as I'm too afraid I would find comments thanking Sonny for doing that.

Also, as I am not a frequent viewer. Sonny shouting at Jax for wanting to take the kids away for Carly. Please, tell me I remember it correctly that he threatened to take the kids away from Carly, too. I bet it was more than once. The same was with Kristina, that I remember vividly how he was trying to get her away from Alexis. I cannot even express how much I loathe this character.

I adore Jax and he was dead-on in everything he said to Carly, and boy did I love him giving her what-for after all her horribleness to him and to others that always gets excused, but Jax needs to direct some of that righteousness his own way too. He knew exactly who Carly was when he married her, and he chose to do it anyway, chose to stay with her after the multiple times she cheated on him, laughed at his rape, and prioritized Sonny and Jason over him, and chose to have a child with her and agreed to make Jason the mob enforcer its godfather. It's only now when Carly has decided that SHE'S done with HIM, that he starts laying down truths. He got himself into this situation, so my sympathy only goes so far.

That said, I hope he wipes the floor with Carly, but this show would never let that happen.

I've used twitterpated since I first saw Bambi oh so many years ago. I love it! & bye Jax, it was nice knowing ye, but there's no way you will avoid having to suffer for telling the truth so awesomely.

I will miss the truthiness of Jax. Carly and Sonny are awful parents-- just for the violence alone that they subject their children to.

Thanks for the great blog...

I'm almost sorry I fast forwarded right through that. Almost. Any moment that has Carly or Sonny isn't worth watching. But thankfully, Mallory, you save me from having to do that.

Go Jasper!! You just know he is either going to be killed or seriously back-burnered for such awesome truth telling. I'm still reveling in his suggestion to Sonny to kill himself!

Jax is still my hero.

I've given up on this crap-fest but happy to hear that Awesome Writer still breathes and is occasionally allowed to give one of the characters I like some truth telling powers. RUN-ON SENTENCES FTW!

Wait, wait, wait. Carly and Jax are getting divorced? Hot damn is my long national nightmare over? I know many people liked them together but I cannot stand Carly and it saddened me that she and Jax lasted as long as they did. He deserves so much better.

True story: if GH was just scenes between Alexis and, oh, everybody I would watch it ever day.

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