Sarcastic Clapping

{September 10, 2009}   The one where I live up to my delusionally optimistic title

So here’s the thing.  I have a long well documented history of delusional optmistic wanking thought when it comes to my shows and couples.  I have this bizarre and slightly concerning ability to take any horrific spoiler, rage about it for a few hours (or days depending), then swallow the bitter pills down and come up with some way that it can all work out to some sort of thing that would be ok.

And even though I am very often wrong and horrifically and spectaularlly so at times, I still do it.  People in the past have asked me to give “pep talks”. Yes I know its a little demented but at times so is watching this show.  You have to do what you have to do to survive it.  Sometimes its drinking, sometimes its drugs, sometimes its delusionally optmistic pep talks on a message board. 

So the fact that I thought this theory up doesn’t suprise me at all. 

So here we go….the hot topic of the moment….Nik and Liz having sex on Monday.  In what looks like judging from the promo to be  a typical Nik red light porno production. 


Oh you thought I was going to put up that beast of a promo? HA! Delusional as I may be I’m not completely cracked. Yet.

Let me get this out of the way, it’s vile. It’s nasty. It’s wrong. It’s disgusting and Nikolas Cassadine is DEAD to me for all time.  Liz too for now but she grovels enough at Lucky and I know me…I’m easy I’ll want my pretty LL2 back.   However…..

Here’s the thing.  See back when Jake was kidnapped for the second time there was a feeling that I and other viewers commented on. It felt like the writers were trying to make up for the way they tried to portray Lucky acting like a cop as being akin to being the unfeeling devil incarnate while Jake was kidnapped.  Lucky and Liz leaned on each other.  They supported each other. They banded together.  It was clear the show was trying to correct Sam’s actions from the first kipnapping but it also seemed like it was trying to make it up to Lucky.  So that got me thinking.

At the height of Jason/Liz insanity, when they were emotionally cheating all over town and Lucky’s every blessed breath was written as him being jealous, evil and stupid, the fans were begging for Lucky to have a real reaction when he found out everything. The man had been lied to for ove  a year. He had been betrayed in a horrific way and he was played for  a fool.  We begged for it. Fans went to PAs and come up with ways to tell the writers that the fans wanted to see was Lucky beat the tar out of Jason.  Greg even laughed and said “No one hits Jason.” 

And when all was revealed to Lucky, what reaction did he get? Number one – the scenes everyone had been waiting for were burried and not spoiled until about two days before they aired.  Number two – Lucky got one awesome punch, one awesomely pissed off statement to Elizabeth, stalked off and promptly disappeared for the rest of the Black/White Ball. No one even bothered to go looking for him when his oldest friend was murdered.  Number three – when he did surface he had been “around”.  Number four – he was distant from Liz while they helped Nik for “Emily’s sake” but by the end of the month, he was talking to her again and offering to continue to protect Jake and be Jake’s father. 

His reaction lasted all of thirty seconds.

So which brings me to Niz.  Now I know trusting rumors is about as reliable as trusting anything that comes out Bob Guza’s mouth, but the thing is….no one seems to think that Nik/Liz are going to be this big romantic couple.  Not even people who claim to like them.  As I have ranted about previously, they aren’t really writing this with any kind of sense, what with Nik’s constant talking of Emily/Rebecca before deciding he wants to make out with Liz and no explanation from Liz why she wants this.  The show has made no attempt (as they do with all other pairs engaged in nasty cheating) as writing the cheaters as right and justified.   The whole trust of the story is it’s wrong. It’s dirty. It’s evil.  Jason doesnt’ like it people.  When Jason has concerns, you are doomed to fail.   And all indications are that Lucky is going to blast them for this when he finds out.  He’s been picking up on things being hinkey between them. There’s no indication he’s going to be lied to for forever and a day.  Admittedly most of this is Guza’s talk of a Spencers vs Cassadine story involving the youner Spencers, which Lucky wouldn’t particiapte in unless he knew becuase as we all remember Nik and Lucky made an agreement that the feud was their father’s war.  So this time it sounds like Lucky is going to have the reaction the fans wanted him to have back then.

So maybe…just maybe…the nastiness that will have me boycotting all things ABC on Monday…is a way to allow Lucky to have that reaction.  To allow Lucky and Elizabeth to really get into this topic that they haven’t yet.  Back when all the 2009 previews were made, both Becky and Greg said in separate fan events that reuniting them was fine, but don’t just put them together to tear them apart the next time Jason was single.  Let them really work on their issues.  Which surprise surprise they haven’t.  Shocker I know!    But see in order to let them do that, you know what Guza would have to write?  That Jiz was wrong. That it was vile.  That it shouldn’t have happened. That it was a mistake.  And as we all know, nothing involving Jason is ever ever a mistake.  EVER.  Even when he’s wrong, he’s not  He is our Savior and that’s that.

But we can say that about Nik.   He’s a pet yes, but not nearly as pettish as Jason.  Nik’s storyline has been permanently in crap town since he poached Courtney from Jax.  Tumor-ghost sex people. TUMOR-GHOST SEX.   Plow patents.  PLOW PATENTS.  Not exactly storylines to write home about.  EVER. 

Now granted this does involve beleive ABC/GH has a higher opinion of Greg Vaughan and the character of Lucky Spencer than they normally do.  (usually he ranks just above gum on the bottom of their shoes.) However randomly, the only thing that eclipsed Steve Burton Contract Watch 2009 was Greg Vaughan Contract Watch 2009.  Partially because of his refutting the rumors on Twitter, but the magazines would not let it go. They followed up on it at least twice.  And that rumor pops up roughly every six weeks.  Most Greg fans don’t even pay attention to it any more.  All the stories about the hatred of the Ethan story mentioned the horrific writing/treatment of Lucky in it.  Including SID, which lets face it, is basically written by Guza and Fron’s assistants/wives. 

Look it helps me sleep at night so there’s that.  BUT its entirely possible that while I will HATE this completely the ending might not be as horrific as the two years of Jiz. Which is always a good thing.

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