BELLA MAFIA BLOG
If you have not yet watched the JaSam scenes to the point where you can actually smile, then go back. It was not a typo. Watch again. If you’re still not smiling, you are missing the most important clue here that Sam may be the one being grilled, but Jason is the one going through the fire! When watching without the emotion of it live, I can see that Jason is really the one falling apart here. In all of the years that I have known Jason, and through all of the failed relationships I have seen him emerge from, I have NEVER seen Jason show such vulnerability and sheer terror at losing the woman he loves to what he thinks is someone else, when really he’s losing her to his stupidity. I mean, Jason has basically watched all of his exes walk out. Calmly. Yet here and now, with Sam, Jason sounds desperate over hearing every detail about Sam and John. Where? When? How long? What did he say? What did you say? It’s like one of those classic Lifetime movies where the wife who was cheated on is asking her husband, “Where did you meet each other?” “Did you tell her you loved her?” “Did you take her to the same places you took me?” Jesus, had I been able to, I would have called Olivia to come on up there and slap Jason like she did Heather, and shout, “Snap out of it!” Jason is projecting his fears onto Sam because he cannot figure out how to get any kind of control over those fears. Until now, Jason never had any reason for these fears! Watch Jason’s every single reaction to hearing about another time Sam met John somewhere, even by accident. It’s more than he knows what to do with! While Sam is being as honest as she can be and telling him about how they keep running into each other, Jason is getting more incredulous, more desperate, and more…OMG - hysterical! And then Jason hears about how John was her contact, and how John was there for her at Alexis’ house, and he is completely beside himself! When Sam says she needed someone to talk to, that it “just came out”, Jason’s reaction is PRICELESS. “You couldn’t help yourself?” he asked her, his hands up in the air because he just couldn’t help himself. There are some delusional individuals who spend a considerable amount of time writing to me that Jason’s tirade was not jealousy – it was just that he was upset that she’d spoken to an FBI agent. *dead pan expression* Uuuummmmm… “Nice try, but…no.”
And when Jason pushes her on needing someone to talk to, and having been able to turn to Alexis or to him, and Sam blurts out, “Okay! You’re right, I needed him!” I actually heard Jason’s cape being ripped off. His wife. Needed. John McBain. Ouch, but sometimes pain is the only way we know that something is wrong. What’s been wrong here is that Jason has not been available for his wife during the hardest, most trying time of her life. I’m sorry it had to hurt him, but he needed to recognize. Watch Jason’s reaction to hearing about all of the different places Sam bumped into John. When she says, “the pier”, you would think, by his reaction, she has just said, “the hotel room where we consummated out marriage.” The sweet, sweet irony in all of this is that the hospital, the church, the pier – they are all places Jason happened to “bump into” Liz during that dark time in GH history. (Avenger, anyone?)
When Sam fesses up to the run-in at the pier, and admits that John “helped her”, using the same, exact words that Jason used to describe his drunken ONS with Liz, I gritted my teeth and whispered, “There. How does that feel?”
Oh, Lord. How long I have waited for Jason to not feel so freakin’ sure that Sam is always going to wait around for him to have time to listen, or to help, or to just be there for her, while he is out saving the world for everyone else! And I know so many of you wanted the same thing – I was a Twitter Addict once, too!
Guess what? I don’t think he’s feeling so sure anymore. We got what we wanted. Did we think it would be fun? Easy?
There was a lot of talk about the role reversals of Jason walking onto the terrace and Sam turning to see him, like the night of the “Run To Me” scenes, but my loves, the role reversals did not end there!
Sam did so much storming out in pain and tears during that destructive era. Not this time. This time, Jason was the one crying out in pain and frustration. This time, Jason was the one to storm out in tears, not Sam.
And guess what? I am still a die-hard JaSam fan, but I was totally okay with that.
Mr. Carlivati may be “testing” a lot more than Jason and Sam’s Love. He may be testing our “professions of faith” in the couple we keep claiming is unlike any other daytime couple ever. He may be testing whether or not we’ll abandon our Supercouple when things get really ugly for the first time in 3 years. To that, I have one thing to say…
Mr. Carlivati, ”Nice try, but…no.”
If you thought of giving up on JaSam, or on me…
“Nice try, but…no.”