General Hospital: The Love That Often Speaks Its Name
First of all, sorry to tease with a flurry of consistent posts and then a couple straight weeks of radio silence. I was traveling and then consumed with baseball and then a little under the weather.
But no matter! Because here we are.
We knew this weepy lovefest reunion was going to happen, and man, the actors did not hold back. I'd make a joke about their whole One True Love dynamic, but lord knows if they actually loved each other "like that" they would get zero screentime (case in point: besides the previously-complained about off-stage adoption proceedings of Lucas and Brad, today we were reminded that Parker and Kristina went on one whole date and then U-hauled right off the show together, lest anyone think that more LGBTQ folks behind the scenes changes anything about what happens onscreen).
Where was I?
Oh! Right. The beautiful reunion, which involved a whole lot of "The following people have come back to life since you 'died,' would you like a drink?" and a little "Okay so then who is this guy we already cried tears of joy to have back in our lives?" but very, very little urgency.
And this made me feel sad.
MONICA: All I've ever wanted is for you to be happy, Jason. I'm just sorry it took me so long to learn to not control you! [Yes, what a jerk she was not wanting her child to be a hit man. So controlling! --Ed.] I guess I just wanted that little boy that I remember raising. But in the last few years, you've let me back into your life and I really treasure that and I'm never, ever going to let you go again.
JAKESON: Oh good, because I wouldn't let you if you tried!
BIG GIANT SAD FACE. I'm not crazy about everything they've done with (Billy Miller's) Jason's Return, but one of the absolute best things about it is his renewed relationship with Monica, and I will be sad to see that ruined if the inevitable occurs.
One of the other best things about it, of course, is that Jason has truly left the murdering-and-assaulting-humans business and randomly bought a media company because he finally decided to man up and put his wife and children first. That's the right kind of leading man! But alas, in the brief time that Steve Burton's Jason and Sonny have been in scenes together again, we have been sledgehammered with the fact that Jakeson can't really be Jason, because Jason would never have done something so disloyal and unloving as to choose the safety and happiness of his children and wife over Sonny! What kind of wuss would do that?
Granted, last we saw OG Jason, he had no familial relationship with Jake and he'd only met Danny for about five minutes (and doesn't even know he's his biological son), but there's no real reason to believe that would change anything considering Sonny has 47 children and is still thriving as a mafia boss (oh right sorry, it's because he can't leave the mob, hahahaha!).
Sonny went on with some nonsense about how Jakeson never wanted anything to do with the business but allowed for the fact that Jakeson did save his life just that one time a couple years ago (he accidentally left out all of the other times since including the time he was JUST IN A COMA FOR THE SAME REASON).
Sonny did not mention to OG Jason the part about Danny being his biological son or that Sam has another child with Jakeson or that A.J. came back to life and also Sonny then murdered him in the face and bragged about it.
Anyway, obviously since there's a cocktail-attire gathering in town and double the Jasons means double the guns:
We're going to have a hostage situation.
I fully recognize that there are plenty of viewers who will be delighted to see OG Jason and Sonny back in action again, packing heat, saving the day. I am simply not one of them. I wish I were because this would be really fun.
Also, Michael broke up with Nelle! Because she lies a lot! Please get her a better storyline now!
And we still don't know how entrenched Andre is in the whole Patient Six saga, but I guess we'll find out. I was on a break when he joined the show, but I heard something about his having been WSB? But... how? A psychiatrist for spies?
I'm just going to leave this here because they look super lovely.