Is The Honeymoon Over Already?!
Perhaps that is a needlessly reactionary way of phrasing it, but I do have to admit that the cartoon hearts that floated around my head whenever I spoke or even thought of Garin Wolf (which was generally just when I was writing about General Hospital, any FBI agents who may be reading this, so there's no need to put me on a watchlist of any sort) have definitely diminished in quantity.
I know that the writing staff has the unenviable task of cleaning up a whole lot of messes that Bob Guza started--messes that, in some cases, lasted for nearly a decade! That should garner them a grace period, I know, but I am cranky and I will just not stand for certain things. Like, trying to wring drama out of Jason's coma, as if there were any chance that his latest near death experience would be the one to take. "I wonder if he will live!", asked no one, worriedly. Everything about Jax's kidnapping of Josslyn made me seethe. And then are the Johnny and Anthony scenes, which seem hopelessly random and not particularly interesting; it's not enough just to throw a hot guy and a hilariously over-the-top scenery chewer in a series of interminably long scenes together. I need a plot!
But what really pushed me over the edge and back into the familiar world of almost total irritation with GH (helped along, I must admit, by some dreary weather and allergies that just won't quit. Remember when allergies were an annoyance confined to the 31 days of March? Why have they spanned two entire seasons?!) were the following statements.
Olivia: And Michael's your son. No matter how good Dante's intentions were, Michael suffered, and he went to prison because of Dante's choices. I know we got long memories when it comes to our kids.
What? No. Michael did not go to prison because of Dante's choices. Michael went to prison because the three defective, self-righteous, and legally challenged adults in his life went into overdrive covering up a self-defense killing with a series of unconvincing lies, plots and schemes.
Also, for someone with a long memory when it comes to her kid, she is totally okay with hanging out with and defending THE MAN WHO SHOT HER UNARMED SON IN THE CHEST, SERIOUSLY, WHY AM I THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD STILL ANGRY ABOUT THIS?!
Sonny: No, I heard Jason is gonna be taken care of.
Sam: I don't think you understand how important this is.
Sonny: Have you seen Robin?
Sam: I am talking about your best friend who is having a biopsy on his brain because there is something scary in there. Why are you so intent on finding Robin?
Sonny: I need information.
Sam: About what? Why?
Sonny: Excuse me.
Sam: What could be so important?
Sonny: I can't get into this right now with you.
Sam: What has gotten into you, Sonny? Are you kidding me? After everything that Jason has done for you, after how many times he's put his life on the line for you? Don't tell me this is about Jax. Is this about evening a score with Jax?
Sonny: Can you answer the damn question? Have you seen Robin or not?
What a fucking tool. Not only does his insatiable need to get revenge on Jax for "kidnapping Joss", when we all know that it's more about getting revenge on Jax for being friends with Brenda trump the life of his supposed friend*, but he cops that kind of an attitude about it?! Hate. Hate. Haaate.
*But it's okay that he has absolutely no use or patience for Jason's ordeal because Jason's family and medical professionals are there so there is no need to worry!