… Jason, who has been mooning over not being able to be an actual father to his biological son for years now, wants Sonny to allow the murder of his son. Really? We are really supposed to believe that Jason would: 1) suggest this as a good idea, and 2) expect Sonny to go along with this?
I don’t buy all this my son crap from Sonny, but are we seriously supposed to root for THAT?
I wish I didn’t love Dante so much because then I would think his death might actually be a good thing. I can’t help but be fascinated by the possible reactions of the PC community if Dante hadn’t made it. And now that’s pretty much what Jason is proposing, seemingly without any thoughts to the consequences.
Apparently, Jason’s moral compass only lasts until his own ass gets threatened. I would love to see Robin, Maxie, and all the other mob apologists try justify this one. Is Jason being disgusting and evil supposed to distract us from Sonny’s previous disgusting and evil behavior? Because honestly, it just makes me seethe with hate for both of them.
And all this is less than a month after having to listen to Jason whine on a daily basis about how he’s not a sociopath who kills without remorse. ‘Cause he totally feels bad about it, you guys! Just not bad enough to change his behavior, is all.
I really wish I thought that Carly, Sonny, and Jason’s reactions were intentionally being portrayed as dysfunctional, amoral, and pathological. Alas, I know that they are not. At the very least, I think the writers want us to empathize with both sides. Well — with Carly, Sonny, Jason and Dante. Not Jax. Jax can go screw himself.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a huge fan of Jax right now either, but I understand his motives and agree with them. I also anticipated Carly’s awful reaction, which tainted my opinion of Jax’s actions. I like to avoid the Sonny defense parade at all costs. I was shocked, however, when Jax was allowed even a moment with Michael where he wasn’t being berated for being the most horrible person in the world. That was actually kind of nice. But it didn’t last long.
Soon thereafter we were treated to Sam’s garbage. It is so insulting to have to listen to Sam judge the hell out of Jax for helping Dante. Because she’s never done anything stupid out of desperation. No, not Sam!
Morgan’s dialog about being torn between parents was the only saving grace of this awful story line. Unfortunately, parents tearing kids apart because they’re selfish and can’t figure out how to get along is completely realistic. My heart hurt for Morgan at that moment.
Meanwhile, Johnny and Olivia’s schmoopiness continues to jerk me around and make part of me believe that the writers don’t intend to punch me in the gut and make Sonny and Olivia a couple.
And Dante and Lulu continue to be cute enough to draw pink hearts around. Their scenes were some of the few redeeming moments in an otherwise nauseating episode.
But I’ve seen more than five minutes of this show in the last ten years, which makes these scenes difficult to enjoy. I just can’t shake the feeling that Dante will end up turning on the cops and become another mindless Sonny worshiper. The foreshadowing is ominous, infuriating, and makes me want to kick someone in the nuts.
That’s some high quality programming right there.