Shocker In Port Charles: Self Awareness!
It doesn't happen always, or even often, but General Hospital does sometimes amaze. Like, Abby was killed BY A CRANE. WHAT? That is so ludicrous and ridiculous and DUMB and I cannot tear my eyes away from any of it. Every time Sam and Michael grieve for her in between talking about themselves and Jason, I just think "...crane. Crane. Craaane!" and I laugh. Perhaps I find this funnier than most because when I hear the word crane, I think not of machinery or birds, but of Niles and Frasier...
Anyway, Port Charles's resident simple-minded, soothing-voiced former stripper has perished, offscreeen and in the most random way possible, which has sent Michael into a spiral of utter self-loathing. We finally have something in common!
For a few minutes, he chose to seriously examine his life's choices and startled me with his self-awareness.
Michael: Anybody who gets close to me gets hurt or killed. I'm just like my father.
I mean, RIGHT?! Because he is! This child is a prime example to use in an argument on Nature vs. Nurture. Like his father, he is spoiled, entitled and prone to violent fits of rage. He is hugely unpleasant, judgmental and has a nasty habit of brutally insulting the women in his life when they dare disagree with them. And, above all, he is thoroughly unentertaining.
Sam, of course, tries to make him feel better about himself and completely disagrees with this accurate assessment and he proves his own point quite neatly in response:
Michael: I got to get the phone number of Abby's family. They need to know what happened...what I did.
Making an exquisitely tortured sad face and making an accident all about you? Tuning out the person speaking to you until its your turn to say something (about yourself)? He IS Sonny. Just a foot taller...