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By Leigh Russell
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everyone! This isn’t going to necessarily be a happy post so if that’s what
you’re looking for turn away from the screen right now and “x” this box.
The subject of this “muse writing” is pro-Jax and Brenda, but also several
other things that are wrong with General Hospital will be covered. Please
understand BEFORE you email me—this is not an attack on Sage, or his
viewpoints expressed in his latest column—I’ve been straight from the
beginning on where he stands when it comes to Jax, Brenda, et al. Now then,
let’s get going.
you like Skye—be warned—this column isn’t flattering. If you like AJ—Liz,
Jason or Alcazar—be warned. This trip down memory lane is NOT for you. But
let’s jump right in, shall we? First of all, Jax and Brenda as a couple,
BEFORE Vanessa Marcil left General Hospital, were one of the most celebrated
couples in the history of the show—if you don’t know that or don’t
agree—then you just don’t know—and you better go ask somebody. Love them
or hate them—the triangle with Sonny Corinthos became THE triangle of General
Hospital. The Malibu-inspired
sequences were the most beautiful on GH and have not been duplicated before or
since. To those of you out there who believe that the Jax and Skye romance was
moonlight and roses before Brenda came along to “wreck” it all—I beg of
you—go back and watch your tapes. Jax had not been in love with Skye for five
minutes before he married her—and just because he married her did not mean
that he EVER stopped having a problem with her malicious vindictive
behavior—that she spewed upon his closest friends, namely Alexis. What goes
around comes around—and in my opinion Skye got hers ten fold—and I hope she
gets it again—every time she sees Jax and Brenda together she will be
confronted with what was painfully lacking from her relationship with him to
begin with—passion, desire, and romance. Show me ONE Skye and Jax scene that
equals Jax and Brenda in New York—dancing in the theater. One scene that
rivals the last time they made love to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss A
Thing.” Show me one fan base so diligent, articulate and intelligent in their
arguments on vicious message boards (you know which ones I’m referring to),
that can rival the Jax and Brenda fans. And more than anything please tell me
one fan base who takes more SHIT than the Jax and Brenda fans.
FOUR YEARS they were apart, and four years we waited for the day that
they would be reunited. To have what has been blissful for some, I’d say
roughly HALF of the GH viewing audience thrown back in our faces is asinine to
say the least!
people say that Jax left Skye too fast—I say he didn’t leave her fast
enough—and I would have been cheering from the rooftops if he had jumped into
that limo with Brenda and kissed Port Charles goodbye. Did Skye deserve a drink
being poured in her face—ABSO-DAMN-LUTELY! She was going to let Brenda think
that she was going to DIE—and I don’t care if she thought Brenda knew from
day one she wasn’t sick—what KIND of a person allows another—ANY
OTHER—to believe in their own mortality? Someone who is scared, ruthless and
without faith in her marriage. Jax and Skye should never have been married in
the first place—so to say that she lost him is a moot point—she never had
him. Would someone mind explaining
why the oh-so-wronged Skye had her lake house fully stocked with Vodka and other
hard liquor? And I will also say
SHAME on Jax for putting an alcoholic in charge of the ALCOHOL. Skye should take
her spawn (if she’s pregnant and it’s
a BIG IF) and go far, far away. It’s
a shame GH doesn’t see the value in Ted King’s Alcazar. His performance
today blew me away. Alcazar and
Skye—a match made in Hell, but one I’d like to see on screen.
only has to see the look on Jax’s face to see how much happier he is with
Brenda than he ever was with Skye. Should Jax and Brenda have been noble,
content with longing looks for the sake of maintaining marriage vows? Then we
would have to tolerate posts about how whiny JB are because they can’t be
together—or poor Skye for being trapped in a loveless marriage. And for those
that would suggest that Brenda broke her wedding vows—forget it. Jason is no
more faithful than his wife—their marriage is loveless and they don’t even
have a friendship. Is Jason hurt by Jax and Brenda’s relationship? I should
say not—dare I say he doesn’t even give a damn.
and simple, Jax and Skye should never have been married to begin with—now that
it’s over, I say to Skye cut your losses and move on—why waste time on a man
that doesn’t want you? OR Take a page out of the soap textbooks of old—the
best way to get a man back is to make him jealous with ANOTHER man—not to
alienate him beyond all reason. And
while we’re on the subject—Liason never happened, okay? I am sorry for that
fan base, but what about the Jason and Carly fans, who have been waiting since 1996
to have feelings returned? Why
bitch about a union that never got off the ground? Yeah, people who wanted to
see the union got screwed, but it never happened—get over it. The dumbest line
of the century came from Lucky today: “You had a life with Jason. It must be
hard running into him.” Please. Spare me. PLEASE.
with me briefly since I too love Tamara Braun’s Carly, let’s give her a
little bit of credit—the Skye and Jax relationship hardly equals the Sonny and
Carly relationship when considering history, love, and time together.
The day that Sonny leaves Carly for Brenda (especially during Carly’s
pregnancy) is the day that both Sonny AND Brenda sign their death warrants. You
think Skye’s a bitch—the wrath of Carly is what I fear the most. And as for
Rick Hearst’s new character--when someone starts sniffing around Sonny’s
“territory” you can count on him to get out the measuring stick real fast.
In my opinion, Sonny and Carly are more solid than anyone else on the
show—and with a baby in tow I don’t think they’re in danger of being apart
any time soon. Would I love to see
Jason and Carly have a chance together? You bet.
But I’d also love to see Sonny and Skye with one-way tickets out of
Port Charles. Unfortunately, what
we as fans want and what we see on screen are almost never related.