Did I seriously just sit through a lecture on the warning signs of abuse from Sonny fucking Corinthos? That really happened, right? I didn’t accidentally overdose on acid and start having nightmarish hallucinations?
You know, I have never had any illusions that Johnny and Olivia would actually be endgame in this story. But it’s been so long since I felt tingly butterflies about any of the couples on this show, I went against all my better instincts and let myself get invested. Sure, she’ll end up with Sonny eventually, I thought. But there’s no harm in enjoying it while I can.
Well, you got me, show! You got me good!
What I didn’t suspect was that — not content to merely ruin Olivia forever — the writers would also go out of their way to wreck Johnny in the process:
DANTE: He’s Anthony Zacchara’s son, I mean, we know he used to be crazy. He had a whole team of lawyers following him around and cleaning up after him.
DANTE: He’s unstable. Insanity runs in that family!
SONNY: Not that long ago, Johnny was out of control, jumping off buildings, wrecking cars. I’m just saying, he may be going over the edge, because of what happened to his sister.
It’s funny how the writers developed amnesia about that five seconds of early, bizarre characterization for over TWO YEARS, yet now that the smear campaign has kicked into full gear, they’re suddenly all about continuity.
SONNY: But do we really know what Johnny’s capable of doing? Are you safe with him?
OLIVIA: Johnny would never hurt me.
SONNY: That’s exactly what my mother used to say.
Oh, fuck you, Sonny.
Let’s not even get started on Sonny having the nerve to suggest Johnny is the guy with control issues in the very same scene where he repeatedly dismissed Olivia’s feeling and instincts, condescendingly ordered her to look at him, and refused to leave until she’s repeated what he wanted her to say.
I don’t know where they’re going with this since we all know that Johnny had nothing to do with that photograph, but the fact that they would even try to justify Olivia being afraid of him makes me ill. And to have Sonny — SONNY! — of all people, leading the charge… well, I think my irony meter just exploded.
This is bringing back traumatic memories of the way everyone suddenly became convinced that kind, respectful, gorgeous Cooper Barrett was a serial killer who was going to murder Maxie… right before he ended up murdered himself. General Hospital does not treat its red herrings well.
I swear to God, if they make Johnny either violent with Olivia in any way or sacrifice him as one of “Franco’s” victims, I MAY LOSE MY MIND.
Gee, I sure can see why Elizabeth is having such trouble picking between Lucky and Nikolas. The way Nikolas makes her laugh and smile — her eyes just shine with joy whenever she looks at him! When she looks at Lucky, she’s all anger and despair…
The only way this story possibly make sense is if it turns out she and Nikolas have been brainwashed by Helena the entire time.