|About a Boy..|
So, I'm settling in with some coffee to write. I have no idea how this is going to go---and so much happened it may take awhile. The facets of the show are complex. So, bear with me!
Monday Meltdown: I was furious. If you read the blog at all, I just could not deal with the fact that Jason--after all this time, still had no clue who he was, didn't remember his flashbacks and the movement was stalled. I'm still not happy it hasn't been more fruitful but I'm dealing with it better. I also think that part of my dislike of the reveal was the sheer power/number/hysteria scenes with Carly. Don't get me wrong, I think LW does a great job but the whole "trying to get to the Church on Time" was just maddening.
Everyone found out that Jake is indeed Jason. Only, Jason doesn't remember anything. Any-thing. Sam can't believe it. Patrick was probably thinking: Geesh, I'm the Sabrina in this story, aren't I? After the church scenes, Patrick and Sam talked and Jason and Liz went to the bridge. Liz tried to convince him that he was still "Jake" at heart and they should get married. He says no way because he doesn't even know about this whole Jason thing... what does he feel? What's going to happen? Yes, he still loves Liz but isn't sure what the means in light of all that he knows now.
Of course, during all the mayhem, we have to have the "Sonny Show" continue because you know, this is GH. Sonny's fighting for Avery because he's her father and he must have her. Ava is brilliant in her plan to draw Sonny into a confrontation and tape it. She calls him handicapped, pathetic, everything she can to provoke him. It works. Sonny tells her he's going to "fill her so full of bullets no one will recognize her". Um, not cool. The judge awards custody to Ava. Sonny is so angry. SO SO Angry that he blames Carly for not being there. She could have gotten him custody of Avery. Of course Sonny can't admit his own words lost him the battle. No way, no how.
Sonny is told his soulmate is alive and well...just with a new face. At first he doesn't believe it. Then, it sinks in. Carly dragged poor Jake over to see Sonny himself.
Sonny's adoration is apparent in gazing at his Jason... "You saved my life many times"... followed by a ton of flouncy words that border-lined on The Holy Scriptures.
Jason, however, is unmoved. He kind of looked like "WTF you talking about here"?? Were we like, "involved" involved?? lol... He didn't remember his former life, no matter how much Carly and Sonny want him to.
Then, over at the Drake house, Sam and Paddy try to figure out their life together. He finds Sam with Jason's ring. I was surprised by the lack of talk about when Robin came back to him and how he felt. He still is happy to see she has on the giant ring he gave her. The rings certainly seem to symbolize the entire storyboard.
Alexis comes over for a mama-daughter talk and also a reality check on the legal status of all this. Jake's "order of death" needs to be overturned and Sam would have to divorce him to marry Patrick. Hard truths-- made harder when Jason shows up.
I'm not even sure where to start with these scenes. I'm not a Liason fan or JaSam fan "First" but they just blew me away. Kelly played every beat perfectly. Desperate, afraid..happy, scared you name it. She wanted for so long for Jason to be alive and there he is. The scenes also went into his memories that he had (them in bed) but also the reality that even after they kissed, Jason doesn't feel what he felt before all this began. " I have to find out who killed me". True because Jason is still "dead" in many senses of the word. I don't like it--I wish they would have progressed to this point about 6 months ago but there it is.
The power of these scenes were worth the week for me. Bravo.
The Gloriousness that is Greenlee (and she is Greens) holds court at Wyndemere with Laura, Liz and Nikolas. She basically owns them and lets them all know she knows they knew.
Ain't nobody happy about that!!
Then we get some lighter fare happening. In one day, three people end up getting jobs!! Julian laments the Crimson situation and decides to hire Nina to basically run it into the ground. Nina was so on-point "interviewing" for the job. She dressed in her fashion best and even posed. Alexis was horrified.
FACE OF THE WEEK: Nikolas. Jason is at your throat...literally.
There, I feel better.