No, but you are right. The people she was around would've shaped her behavior & it doesn't go with a girl who spent most of her time growing up, with Sam & Jason. When she was little, Sonny did get to spend time with her, but I don't get the way she feels-that Sonny abandoned her. That doesn't make sense, but her reasoning at least does. Alexis has failed her in so many ways. And, as you said, the bottom line is the writers aren't writing her the way she would really be. The behavior she's showing now would be from a child who grew up in the mob, like Claudia. Not a kid who had weekends & odd holidays in it. Especially with a father like Sonny, who worked hard at keeping the business from touching his family & was successful until Michael got shot. They blew it.
That's the problem with aging characters. We have no way of knowing what went on in the intervening time and we'll only be told as it becomes pertinent to a new storyline. Kristina's behavior makes no sense to the fans, but I'm sure that there will be some sort of incident that caused it that we'll be allowed to know about. That past 5 or 6 years in Michael and Kristina's lives are on a need to know basis and I guess we don't need to know.
I want to award Sonny with the Jack [censored] award a few days late. The other day he said he didn't see what the big deal was that his 17 year old son hangs out at Jakes a bar.
Its already been established that Sonny gets the Jackass LIfetime Achievement Award. That covers him for being a jackass every single day for the rest of his life.
It's tough to decide who gets it today. He & Carly are both wrong. She's overdoing it, i.e. smothering the kid & Sonny's overdoing it, i.e. spoiling him (worse than before). They need to find a balance between wrapping him in cotton or chaining him up in his bedroom like Carly wants to do & setting him free to wander in & out of bars & drive without a license like Sonny wants to let him do. Sending him to the Qs is no better because it'll be the same thing there. Monica will want to keep him caged up & Edward will want to spoil him & let him do what he wants. He needs to be with Jason. I wish one of them would realize it.
Good point, very true, but I had to vent...
Carly may be a little over the top, but she finally seems to be a mother that only wants the best for her child. He's ONLY 17, just woke from a coma and needs to grow up and mature before he can make life changing decisions for himself. Going to the Q's could have been a great story, but it'll play out that Monica will try to be so different this time around and Edward will play the bumbling fool and be totally taken in and conned by Michael, then nothing will be accomplished and he'll just get into more trouble.
I don't think any of those places is a good solution. Jason's is the best, except now, Michael just thinks of Jason as Carly's stooge. The truth is Sonny is right about the Qs. They will be so focussed on turning Michael into Jason or AJ, that Michael will turn into AJ. He's already got those tendencies as it is. If he thinks his parents dumped him off on people they deliberately kept him away from for years, he will believe they have given up on him. As a result, he'll give up on himself & that will lead to all the behavior AJ engaged in.As for today's Jackass Award, it's hard to say who gets it. About the only people in today's episode who weren't acting like Jackasses were Maxie, Spinelli & Jason. The teens were just reacting to the adults' stupidity so I don't feel they should be counted. I loved Kristina calling her mother out for her hypocrisy & Michael too. I'm not one for children speaking disrespectfully toward adults, but Alexis had it coming from both children. She has pushed Kristina to be a little carbon copy of her & she has used her fear to alienate Kristina from both Sonny & Michael & to control Kristina's life. Because of that, her daughter will act out in a way that will ruin her life & the lives of some other innocent people.
I think today's awad should go to Edward. Michael conned him into letting him take his new car and go joy riding with his little brother. He asked the boy if he had a licence but never got an answer. A successful business man like Edward should know when he is being used by a kid.
Not to mention that Michael's words to Morgan when he was driving were a perfect parrallel & something Edward should not have forgotten. Michael pointed out the tree AJ crashed into that caused Jason's brain damage. It was behavior AJ had no control over (because he was drunk) that caused Jason's brain damage & here we have Michael (who is not in control of himself because of brain damage) driving his little brother someplace when he should not be driving. It was irresponsible of Edward for 2 reasons. There have been no legal documents signing custody of Michael over the Qs & the 2nd reason is he not only took on the responsibility of any possible injury Michael suffered, but he is also responsible if Morgan is hurt or killed. If I were in Edward's position & Michael's father was a factory worker or an accountant, I wouldn't take the risk of being sued by the parents of the children. I especially wouldn't take that risk on if the children's father is a gangster.
You kinow for being "brain damaged" Michael is doing a lot of thinking. He has figured out how to push just about everybody's buttons to get his own way and if that doesn't happen he makes sure to say mean hurtful things to try and make them feel guily. He is pretty much doing anything he pleases, and I believe it is on purpose.I do find it mildly amusing though when he insists that he's an adult and wants to be treated like one while at the same time he is stomping his feet and screaming to get his point across.
Me too. He still has the maturity level he had when he was in that warehouse with his father. He hasn't progressed to the maturity level of a 17 year old. Everyone's laughing at Carly for being overprotective, but I'm sure her overprotectiveness isn't just about his injury. I think she sees Michael's immaturity, whereas the men just see a 17 year old boy who wants a little bit of freedom & independance. They're not looking at the whole picture. Chronologically, Michael's 17, but emotionally, he's still the boy who was having paint ball fights with Emily.
So to sum it up, we have a boy with the maturity of what 12? behind the wheel of his new sports car with his brother as a passenger, riding around the streets of PC without a license and a ingrained road rage problem and if he does get stopped he is MICHAEL CORINTHOS 3 and can do what he likes and if they don't like it daddy will "take care "of them. This is a recipe for disaster. There will be plenty of drama but it's all going to be a rerun.
Quote:You kinow for being "brain damaged" Michael is doing a lot of thinking. He has figured out how to push just about everybody's buttons to get his own way and if that doesn't happen he makes sure to say mean hurtful things to try and make them feel guily. He is pretty much doing anything he pleases, and I believe it is on purpose.I do find it mildly amusing though when he insists that he's an adult and wants to be treated like one while at the same time he is stomping his feet and screaming to get his point across. That is so on the mark and so true. Just what will get through to him??? The accident that is about to happen? Hopefully, Morgan won't be hurt. Now there is no place for him to stay safely. He is out of control and needs a full time handler.
I knew sending him to Edward would be the worst because I knew this would happen. I knew Edward would let him do anything he pleases. The Qs never learn their lesson. Now, a gangster's two children are in a dangerous situation because Edward's so desperate to ingratiate himself to the kid that he let him drive without a license. He's lucky Sonny's still sane (barely) & has a conscience. Another gangster would kill Edward for that. I wonder how much of a clone of AJ the show will make Michael before the real Michael comes back. Will he have killed or mortally wounded someone? Or will they come back to find paramedics carting her mother out of the Q house after her stroke upon learning he was driving his little brother all over town. Nope. That'll be just the beginning of Michael becoming like AJ. Because that's when he'll have something awful on his conscience to drive himself crazy with & he'll have to drown himself in booze so he doesn't think of it. This time, Edward won't be able to blame Sonny because it happened when Sonny made the mistake of entrusting his son to Edward's care.On a side note, I was glad a character on that show finally voiced my opinion about the Qs constant lament of "Michael belongs with us. We're his family," & "You stole him from us." Finally, when Edward started that, Carly reminded him that she was Michael's mother. You can't steal what's already yours. Not enough characters put them in their place for that. Sonny did NOT steal Michael! He gave AJ a choice between booze & his son & AJ chose the booze.In real life, those of us who've known alcoholics know how delicate their sobriety is. We also know that their behavior can & sometimes does end in tragedy. Someone like AJ, who'd already permanently injured his brother & got away with it, does not learn from their mistakes. They keep making them. Carly & Sonny did what they did to protect Michael.Humorous bit of irony. Has anyone else noticed that Michael & Morgan have always been safest when Sonny wasn't doing drastic things to protect them from his life? Nothing happened to those children through all the mob wars. You can't count their kidnapping because that was nothing to do with the mob. Faith was working with AJ on AJ's plan to kidnap Michael. The kids weren't getting shot at or threatened by other gangsters until Sonny started trying to show Michael how interesting the legit side of his business was & when he was giving up his rights to the kids to protect them. Now, Morgan's wandering through the woods, getting accosted by vengeful gangsters & Michael's driving when he's never been taught how, not to mention Kristina, who's unknowingly starting some kind of a possibly kinky thing with her brother. None of this would've happened in the old days when they were constantly under guard.
Quote:Quote:You kinow for being "brain damaged" Michael is doing a lot of thinking. He has figured out how to push just about everybody's buttons to get his own way and if that doesn't happen he makes sure to say mean hurtful things to try and make them feel guily. He is pretty much doing anything he pleases, and I believe it is on purpose.I do find it mildly amusing though when he insists that he's an adult and wants to be treated like one while at the same time he is stomping his feet and screaming to get his point across. That is so on the mark and so true. Just what will get through to him??? The accident that is about to happen? Hopefully, Morgan won't be hurt. Now there is no place for him to stay safely. He is out of control and needs a full time handler. It's official. I can't stand Michael's azz. PTB, please send his azz back to coma land.
Quote:Sonny did NOT steal Michael! He gave AJ a choice between booze & his son & AJ chose the booze. Sonny did steal Michael from AJ. He hung him on a meat hook and threatened to kill AJ if he didn't sign Michael over to Sonny. It had nothing to do with giving up booze. If anything, the guilt probably led AJ to drink more.
He did that because AJ was a drunk & as such, was a danger to Michael. Sonny knew what it was like to be around someone like that because that's what his step-father was like. Not to mention that AJ's drinking had already caused Jason's brain damage. He didn't want to take that chance with Michael's life.As for why he used the meathook, he was dealing with a Quartermaine. The family had already shown that they'd back the drunk no matter what when they let Ned take the fall for the accident that caused Jason's brain damage. Sonny simply used the most effective tool at his disposal. Was it nice? No, but neither is getting into a physical confrontation with a pregnant woman at the top of a flight of stairs & shoving her down them, but that's exactly what AJ did to Carly not to long before that. He was not fit to raise a child regardless of whether or not Sonny's tactics were socially acceptable.As for today's jackass award, it goes to Edward, with honorable mention going to Port Charles DMV. Edward gets it for automatically taking the opposing side just because the person talking to Michael was Sonny. Sonny doesn't want Michael driving without a license so Edward thinks it's okay. I suppose he'll feel Monica shouldn't tell Michael not to drink because she's an alcoholic. I hope I never hear him give anyone a hard time for cheating on their wife.As for the honorable mention going to the DMV, they grantied a temporary driver's license to a 17 year old brain damaged teen, who didn't even have a learner's permit? If that were a real place, all the teen viewers would be working to get their parents to move there.
I don't think Sonny did it out of the goodness of his heart. I have always thought he did it for, revenge against Aj for his baby, or, just to irritate the Q's, or for Carly. He had his own selfish motives, of that I am sure, but not out of the goodness of his heart. JMO.
I also vote for Edward. The one time Sonny is actually thinking about Michaels welfare by telling him he cannot drive his car until he gets a license, Edward undermines him, he's have saved himself a lot of headaches if he'd just kept his mouth shut.Also I think Carly deserves an honorable mention. I understand that she doesn't want to push Michael further away but to basically OK him joy riding with his younger brother in the car and then getting him his permit without him having to go through the regular channels is wrong. And if she thinks Morgan won't remember this when he hits that age she's sadly mistaken.
Exactly. Carly took the wrong approach & this is one time where Sonny was right. I don't think he ever intended Michael to drive it without a license. I thought he bought the car to give Michael the incentive to study for & pass his test & to occupy his mind so he'd stop thinking about the business.
For once, I agree! Sonny was completely right this time, and took the PARENT approach. Carly, well, I will just shuit up about her.
I was extremely surprised when Carly came through the door with the learner's permit. I guess that's what she was talking to Jax about. And I do agree, she's trying not to be the bad guy and take Jax's advise but this is the wrong thing to do. I don't think the DMV deserves the award because I'm sure Jax had something to do with it. You can't just walk in there and ask them to issue a permit to some kid they haven't seen, unless that kid has Jax as a step-father, Sonny as an adoptive father and Quartermaine connections. What were they gonna do? Say no, yeah right.
Carly is just trying to kiss Michael azz while she need to be kicking his azz.
Both she & Sonny are letting their joy & guilty feelings dictate how they parent the kid & he plays on it, too. He's pulling cons with everyone. The only ones he's not trying to get over on are his sister & brother.Jackass of the Day award goes to Alexis. Let's see. Telling someone they don't particularly like (the mayor or his wife) where she hides her spare key or putting it in too predictable a spot. Also ties in with that: SECURITY!!! You are the district attorney (a job in which you regularly make deadly enemies), Your younger daughters' father is a mob lawyer, your other daughters' father is the mob boss & you used to date a dangerous psychopath with tons of enemies. You don't have any kind of security system & a lock Mrs. Floyd could have picked with a hairpin? Yeah right! Alexis was practically begging that woman to do what she did. She's also practically begging some kook (either one of hers' or Sonny's) to kidnap her children. It's completely ridiculous that she wouldn't at least have an alarm on her house. Not quite the mother of the year she thinks she is.
Ditto. Just another example of Guzo and the gang slipping up.
Totally agree about Alexis. Not only for that, but for meeting Andrea Floyd at the Metro Court. Ok yeah, I slept with your husband. Apparently half of Port Charles has, but I'm not coming to you, you're gonna have to find me. Plus, and I'm sure this was mentioned once before. Since Alexis knew she slept with the Mayor, shouldn't she have passed this case on to a ADA? Conflict of interest and all. And since when does the DA try cases. Does Jack McCoy try cases on L&O? But I guess since Scottie Baldwin was the special prosecutor at his son's murder trial, there's no such thing as conflict of interest in Port Charles.
A question???? Andrea sat at Alexis' computer and sent emails to her husband. Didn't Kristina bother to check the dates to realize that they had just been sent and her mother wasn't around????
There's another one of the many problems with this story. Apparently, she can also put whatever date she wants on them. I'd like to know why she bothers with that man if she's smart enough to phony up emails, including the dates they were supposedly sent. She could make money hacking like Spinelli. Maybe she's the hyena to Spinelli's jackal.
LOL. I think she can most definitely give the Jackal a run for his money
Alexis told Diane that she didn't write the emails, that she doesn't talk that way and that maybe someone is trying to frame her . She's the DA! If I was her I would talk to someone I trusted, like Mac, and arrange for a computer specialest to check out my computer right away. And nip this in the bud. JMO
That would be logical and too simple for our story line.
This whole story stinks. I am so happy they brought Martha Byrne on & hope she'll be around long after this lousy story is over, but I hate that she had to debut in this morass of stupidity. Every actor in this story is fantastic & I feel like this poorly written story is an insult to both the audience & the cast. About the only good thing about it is that it utilizes most of the cast, including the mobsters, without it being mob related....at least so far.
I like Martha alot, also. I hope they keep her. She seems like she would be really good at lite-hearted comedy, and that would be fun. She has great facial expressions.
They are sure taking their time getting to the good stuff that was mentioned in all the spoilers.
Martha is great to watch but really - this storyline getting ridiculous. Does Andrea Floyd have nothing better to do but hang around hospital corridors and have computer geek stamped on her forhead somewhere? And let's not forget the doctors who can't keep their mouths shut in public and keeps getting all these other people in trouble???? What happened to Lucky - isn't he a police detective who should be doing the investigation that Patrick and Robin seem to be doing? The podium is full of nominees
I still haven't gotten over Martha's breaking and entering in high heels gig . Still ROTFLMAO on that one.As for Lucky, he's to busy being a whiner over his new found half bro
Exactly! Lucky'd have to take five minutes away from whining. At least he stopped whining about Jason & about his father. He's too irritating with that. I miss the Lucky that used to be.As for the doctors yapping, do they really need to be discussing that in work? I'm really glad their schedules are so empty, that they have all that time at work to play detective. All this while the real detective sits in a bar, picking fights with his "shiny, new" baby brother. No wonder the mob is so strong in that town. Any crime that is solved in PC is done by ordinary citizens, usually Spinelli & Maxie or Spinelli & Jason. This time, eventually Robin (also not a cop) will figure the truth out, but in the meantime, we have to sit through fabulous actors acting out amaturish storyline & looking stupid through most of it.
I nominate myself. For continuing to watch these jokes they call storylines.
Monday's Jackass Award goes to Sonny for the way he's treating Olivia. He clearly has no respect for her at all. She's told him over & over that she will not be with a married man & there he is, taking advantage of her soft spot for him. He has a fight with that conniving snake he's married to & goes straight to Liv. Is business so slow that he can't afford a hooker? He's disgusting.
AMEN!!!! By the way she has a lot more fire and sparks with Johnny.
Yeah, but Sonny always gets the women first. I would say no woman over 25 gets to be with a nice guy first. The fact that they let her have a little fun with Johnny first is amazing. Don't forget the show revolves around Sonny & apparently there's some rule that all the women have to fall at Sonny's feet. It's really stupid when you have Jason, Coleman & Jax in that same age group & had Ric & Alcazar, too. If they want to make it more realistic, they have to loosen up on the rule that Sonny breaks in all the women that come on the show.
Sonny is hot but Johnny ... YUMMM!!!
True, very true. But, it's Sonny's playground & the other guys on that show are just something that the women bounce into & off of when Sonny's pushing them around.
too true. But if I had to make a choice, it would be hard..an older handsome, moody tyrant who does nothing wrong or a young damaged man with his future before him and time to learn and grow, he also seems to have a consious.
Coleman was looking really hot when he was Mr. DJ during karaoke night. Hot in a bad boy sleazy kind of way.......but he was a lookin hot in any case....He had a lot more sex appeal than Sonny does these days.
I want to hang out at Jake's. I really liked yesterdays show, Diane was getting down.
That was funny! She didn't want to get up and sing, then when she does, she grabs the microphone right out of Lulu's hands. Very funny!
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