My GH watching has been disjointed lately. My digital cable has been refusing to clearly broadcast the networks these last two weeks, and I’ll be moving soon, so I haven’t had the time or energy to call the stupid cable people and get them to fix it.
The result has been that even though I have been able to watch online (thank you, YouTube!), it’s been more difficult to post. What a time for this to happen! Am I wrong to say that GH has actually been enjoyable to watch lately?Am I reading the show right to think that maybe — just maybe — we are supposed to think Dante is doing the right thing and that Sonny, Jason and Carly are… wait for it… wrong!?!
Yeah, I’m not so sure either. Whenever my gut screams out something about the show, that usually means they intend the exact opposite to happen.
Nevertheless, I can’t help but feel compelled by the clash that is happening. I want to scream at Carly, Jason, and Sonny, but it’s more in defense of Dante than for their selfish shortsightedness.
I also think I may have been a little harsh on nuMichael (Me??? No!!!). I’m dealing with the transition better than I had thought I would, although I still feel like Michael is almost a different character at this point. They keep mentioning him being angry and impulsive but we haven’t seen any of that behavior since Chad Duell took over the role. If that was the change they were trying to make, I think that Drew Garrett could have done that fairly easily. At any rate, I’m compelled by his relationship with his siblings, especially Dante and Kristina, and I’m interested in where they’re going to take Michael after this plot thread is resolved.
SPINELLI: Dante is a policeman, obviously, but you would be facing the most severe penalty, namely life in prison, should this murder be tied to you. Of equal importance, perhaps even more important, Dante is mister sir’s first born son. He’ll never forgive you for killing him (Ed. note: Oh noes!).
And the loss of Dante would have a grave impact on his new siblings, Kristina, Morgan, even young Michael, who might blame himself for yet another death. And finally, haven’t we learned by now that violence in the wake of violence only serves to perpetuate that tragic cycle? Please, I beg of you, do not do this. Don’t kill Dante. And if the plan is already set in motion, stop it before it’s too late.
It is possible that the writers realized his recent “you must stand aside and let what is set into motion happen, no matter how wrong it is” speech was such a load of bull that they needed to do some rehabilitation? Or… maybe that a different writer wrote today’s episode than that day. You never can tell!
Jason’s attitude and expression were interesting in this scene. It seemed very far from the “fair-minded hitman who needs proof to murder” that they usually give us. His motives are purely revenge at this point. It feels different for Jason. It feels as though they tried to make excuses for Jason’s actions in the past, whereas this time there is no excuse. And to add to that feel, we have Spinelli using rational argument to prevent Jason’s actions instead of bolster them.
I want to believe that in this conflict, GH is trying to show the opposing side’s point of view equally — and even to suggest that the mob side could be wrong. Looking at the plot logically, it would make sense. We all know Michael is going to go free eventually. Could it be that Dante knows what he is talking about? Maybe, maybe not. I’m not so sure Bob Guza can resist the urge to kick the justice system in the balls for the millionth time by having it treat Michael unfairly, while making Dante lose his faith in the system in the process. I REALLY hope that won’t happen. But hell, this is GH — expect the worst… no, that’s it. Just expect the worst.