By Marlena De Lacroix. a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman
Ever wonder how your emotions are expertly manipulated by soaps? A great example was Thursday’s very unusual General Hospitalepisode in which Sam and Jason wondered what could have been had they made different decisions in their relationship. It had me screaming at the screen in anger at the beginning, but by its conclusion I was having a good cry.
The episode was set in the hospital, as sick Sam and a wounded Jason faced “death,” poisoned by the water almost all Port Charles-ites had drunk which had a fatal element added to it by crazy Jerry Jacks. Sam was the reflective one, as the show introduced imaginary flashbacks of the story of the birth of her healthy baby boy, who in soap reality had supposedly died shortly after birth. (He was given to Tea instead by Todd.) What the hell is this, I shouted at the screen, as the scenes labeled “April” “June” etc. seemed totally out the context of the regular running GH. The scenes felt very strange to watch. Plus, the flashbacks were obviously new scenes shot just for this episode. You know they were new because, just returned from a year’s absence, Kirsten Storms was playing [Read more…]