Paying...Respect To a...Multifaceted Man. That's Diplomatic, Right?
Ever since Jason Morgan was shot in the back and rolled nonchalantly into the harbor by a man insinuating himself into Duke Lavery's life using Duke Lavery's face and voice and height and exact fingerprints, I've been doing a lot of thinking.
I haven't been thinking about the future circumstances of Jason's inevitable miraculous return to Port Charles but if I put money on it, it would include amnesia of some sort and it would most certainly end with Jason recovering all of his Jason Morgan memories but still having a mental block on all Jason Quartermaine memories.
And I haven't been thinking of how the writers could possibly rehabilitate Duke and recapture what made him such a popular and hugely loved character twenty years ago, because there is no way that this person is Duke. An imposter, a charlatan, a wealthy evildoer with enough funding to corrupt DNA Databases and perform unnecessary body lengthening (or shortening) and bone shaving surgery, yes; Duke Lavery, no. So rehabilitation is not even an issue.
I certainly haven't been thinking about how I had a moment of "...aww!" today when Sonny nuzzled Baby Daniel and remarked of Jason "He's been shot, but he's been shot before. He's resourceful. He's going to come back to us. He's got to"...mostly because I tried to repress how sweet I found that whole scene. Is it just me? I give all the credit to that baby, who is just too damn cute.
And I haven't even been thinking of how I am possibly going to cope with the scenes in which Carly and Spinelli and the rest of Port Charles discover the sad fate of their friend. Well, technically that's not true; I HAVE contemplated buying a hearing aid because I know the moans and wails from Carly will deafen me and I might as well be prepared.
No, what I have been thinking of is Jason's obituary. Because I have long been interested in/fixated on the lives of people who live offscreen in Port Charles. Like, the local florist. She must have it pretty good, with all the weddings and funerals that happen in that town. Between Sonny's marriages and the casualties in his various mob wars, he probably financed her vacation house singlehandedly.
So how will local reporters spin this one? Because Jason was (is!) a man of so many contradictions! How can you best pay homage to him? "Famed mafia killer and spiritual adviser Jason Morgan is presumed dead after a shootout at the docks, where he no doubt went to read to the blind or provide solace to a disciple in need. The semi-devoted husband and newly doting father enjoyed learning about guns and using them. He was predeceased by nearly all of his biological family, because Bob Guza was a relentless killer of joy." It must be a hard balance to strike, but I know that if anyone is up to the task, it's Serial Drama readers. Pay homage to The Holy Hitman in the comments!