Regan Reax: Jake's Hit And Run, Day Two



What another spectacular day for these actors. Once again, Steve Burton (Jason) and Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) led the charge. I wanted to desperately reach through my television screen and hand Lucky a tissue. I loved the scene with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and her brother Steven (Scott Reeves), where she thanked him for bargaining with God. Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) explaining to Liz and Lucky what occurred during surgery and Patrick asking about organ donation through his tears for his friends was so REAL and RAW.

I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel about Jason being the one to tell Lucky about Jake not making it through the surgery. I must say, I actually liked it. Lucky telling Elizabeth broke my heart, but I would have preferred for Jason to be the one to tell her. I still can’t overlook that all of this has happened, yet Elizabeth and Jason have yet to share a scene together. It seems a little ridiculous to me and it has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with my Liason love. I will readily admit when any of my rants have to do with my Liason love.
 


I honestly thought I would hate Josslyn’s cancer story throughout all this. Of course I felt like most; do we really need two children in jeopardy at the same time? It’s so depressing, but the more it progresses and the two stories gel together, I’m on board. LORD help me! As much as I HATE Jake dying, as much as I am not a fan of the recycling of BJ’s Heart story, it’s day two and Guza hasn’t lost me, yet. It may have to do with that little snippet of Jason and Carly (Laura Wright) at the end of the episode.

I love Jason and Carly’s friendship. I love it even more when Carly isn’t a screaming, selfish banshee. It was great that she knew exactly where to find Jason, that she didn’t just start out with telling Jason what she needed from him. I felt that Carly wanted just this one time to be there for Jason with no strings attached; to be his rock this time. Laura Wright literally broke my heart.

Of course this is me, so I have a couple gripes. Hey, criticism only makes us better. I am not a fan of Tracy’s decision to leave Edward in the dark. There once again is story potential just taken away. All of these people now know or got their suspicions confirmed and secrets are still being kept? From Edward? Where is Monica? She’s working at the hospital. I know she is because I heard her being paged. We can’t get a scene where she walks up to decent size gathering of concerned family and friends and where she asks what is going on? Monica can’t happen to be there when her distraught son walks up? My other gripe is directed towards Julie Marie Berman (Lulu Spencer). I did not feel one ounce of emotion coming from her. I get Lulu is not Elizabeth’s number one fan, but her brother just lost a child he has been raising as his own and Lulu’s response seemed flat at best. I was also mildly annoyed with Siobhan’s presence. For some reason, she felt like an outsider, taking up the spot of a character that would impact the scene more.

It looks like we should know by weeks end who ran little Jake Morgan down, leaving him for dead. Will that story be worth losing Jake? I find myself liking what I see so far, but I still can’t shake the feeling that when it’s all said and done, as good as it’s seeming to be, the void left will be far worse the high we’re getting right now.

 


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Marezi's picture
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I get where Liz would not think of Jason as a sperm donor. But at this time, the first few hours after the accident, I cannot believe she would think of Jason. Now she will think that if it wasn't for Jason she wouldn't have Jake and she would be thankful for him for giving her Jake but not the first few hours waiting to see if he is going to live or not. That thought would not cross her mind, IMO

As to Sam saying if Jake didn't exist, well yeah if Jason and Liz did not have sex then Jake wouldn't exist would he, and if Jake would disappear does not mean he should be dead. Seriously if I wished someone to disappear that means I want them to get out of my sight, to go somewhere else, to go away and I never would think for them to die for that to happen.

Think what you want. I do not believe she wanted the kid dead, you do. Enough all ready. I am waving the damn white flag here and call cease fire. I don't care enough for the relationships between Jason and Sam or Jason and Liz to carry this on. I only care for Sam and hate Jason and I wish he was with Liz so I could just FF them both or never see them together as that seems to happen when they are together. LOL. So works for me either way.

I was just trying to play devils advocate and some times it does no good and we all can't see the forest for the trees. Notice I said WE ALL. not you.

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No white flag needed...we aren't at war Wink We can just agree to disagree.

I'm starting to hate Jason as well....so I guess we agree on something.

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alstonboy4315 wrote:
Just because Jason was not an active father in Jake's life, that doesn't mean that he didn't love that boy with all of his heart. Biology doesn't make you a parent, but love knows no bounds. Lucky might have been Jake's REAL father in every way that counts, but that shouldn't discount or invalidate Jason's feelings or grief in any way, shape or form. Jason still loved Jake like a father should love a son!!!

Very well said! Beer And I totally agree!!!

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Yes,great acting by all but JMB but they could have still done this storyline and NOT killed Jake in the end.
Where is Bobbie - her granddaughter and "grand-nephew" are in the hospital?
Where is Monica? How about her finding Jason alone in the waiting room?
Steve mentioned Audrey but that was it. Can't they get Rachel Ames out of retirement for a few days? What about Lesley Webber? Wouldn't Nik or Lulu call her?
When did Carly, Robin & Dante find out that Jake was Jason's kid?
Shouldn't Liz have mentioned Jason at some point? Does she even know he's in the hospital?
I liked that Sam pointed out her "mistake" with Jake and left the hospital.
I'm wondering what the 8 times were when Jason held Jake. I don't remember that many.
What happened to Jax?
Tracy should tell Edward and Monica about Jake.
So much lost storyline potential.
I have no interest in finding out who killed Jake; that doesn't bring him back to life.
DAYS did this with Chelsea/ Zack...it was unbearable to watch then and this is even worse with a character that we were truly invested in.

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Marezi as usual I have to give you beer mugs for that post Beer Beer

I do not think jason is a sperm donor.

I do not think Jason never loved Liz or that Liz never loved Jason. They do have a history that transcends one night.

I do think Liz would have appreciated some support from Jason in addition to the people she already had in her corner.

That said - the problem that we keep bashing GH for is the pacing and what I think some people are missing in all of this is the fact that there is suppose to be some urgency to all of this. Jake got hit at 8:00 and was rushed to the hospital. Assuming he went into surgery within 30 minutes, the unsuccessful surgery was maybe an hour and lets give them and hour to prep Jake to go back to his room, to notify the parents etc. etc. Joss only was disagnosed maybe 30 minutes to an hour before Jake. That means all of this has gone down in a 2-3 hour window. If I am carly my instinct is going to be exactly what we saw - wheres my husband, wheres my adult son, wheres my best friend. OMG my bffs son is in the hospital, how can I arrange someone to be here for joss so I can go see him. I am not going to call my mother or my uncle or my ex-husband or anyone else in that short window.

Ditto Liz, her first thought was Lucky, Jakes father. Her second thought was steve, her brother. Her third thought was robin and patrick, two of her closest friends and the people who would be in the operating room. Just like Carly was focused on Joss and then her support system secondarily, so to was Liz focused on her son and then on the people immediate to her. If Steve hadnt asked jason to stay away, I am sure she would have been hugging him and crying on his shoulder, but she was a more that a little busy for a three hour span. The fact she didnt think of jason (or grams for that matter)isnt a statement on how much or how little she values that relationship, just that she had her hands full.

And while I would have loved for monica to put two and two together, it would be absolutely cruel for sam or tracy or luke to call up someone who has suffered as much loss as Monica and Edward have only to tell them their grandchild/great grandchild they never knew was dead. Not in a million years would I tell someone news like that - and I can say that honestly because my father has been very ill and when his best friend - who lived far away and rarely saw him in the last decade - died we absolutely did not tell my father. I have no doubt if we told him he would have lost all will to go on if he didnt stroke out on the spot.

I will also say again about jmb, every person freaking out would have been distracting. I liked her one quiet tear. I assume she was told details when LL2 were in the waiting lounge and then left to tell Luke - remember she didnt like Liz of late, so just like sam not being there was the right choice. If she was sobbing and trying to comfort Liz that would have been totally hypocritical and if I was Liz that would only piss me off as its time I am not spending with my brother, the father of my child Lucky, and my bff.

As for Carly, I am going to fight for my kid, and honestly I wouldnt give a crap who thought i was rude. Alexis was the same way

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Marezi-What a great post from you.
Shows adult thinking. THank You. Beer

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And while I would have loved for monica to put two and two together, it would be absolutely cruel for sam or tracy or luke to call up someone who has suffered as much loss as Monica and Edward have only to tell them their grandchild/great grandchild they never knew was dead. Not in a million years would I tell someone news like that - and I can say that honestly because my father has been very ill and when his best friend - who lived far away and rarely saw him in the last decade - died we absolutely did not tell my father. I have no doubt if we told him he would have lost all will to go on if he didnt stroke out on the spot.

Your right. I never thought along those lines. Beer
What about Bobbie?? Her grandbaby is in surery?
Why not call Laura?? Or make a mention? Something!
Where is Audrey?? This is lazy cheap writing!! Though it is a tear jerker, and who doesn't like those time to time, this story was a JOKE in comparison to BJ's story.
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