Monday, June 23, 2008

Fever, A Story of MonAvie

Jason Morgan has always been a fair enforcer, a defender, who only retaliates after attacks threatening his organization. Surrounded by his minions, weapons drawn, he recently came to the defense of his young protegee being badgered by a man who hurled racial slurs at a woman he was with he had Spinelli in a headlock, not knowing, that he found himself in a coffee shop front of one of the most powerful of the five families. Jason asked Sonny's father Michael on his gambling debt that landed him battered.

"Why didn't you come to me?" Jason Morgan takes care of people.

Claudia does not know a Jason she foolishly believes she does. He listens as she insinuates describing his life, in his space, wanting to play pool, flirting, telling him about himself. All the while, a no longer as drunk Spinelli is spewing out mob business. As she finishes her last morsel of pizza she is met at the door with papers by a hooded man. Jason Morgan finds himself now quarantined with Claudia Zacchara.

She ingratiates herself on his time, continuing verbal assaults, put downs, finally tripping herself up, she tells him she searched him on the Internet. Claudia does not know Jason Morgan as well as she thinks. She presents to him his life he reacts annoyingly dismissing her synopsis. He doesn't want to hear it, he knows the life he's lived. She brings up his brain injury and he tells her "I'm walking around" but Michael is not. For the first Claudia realizes she has overstepped.

Jason feels woozy and more uncomfortable being in proximity with this woman who refuses to leaves..he heads upstairs
wanting to be rid of her...he stumbles, collaspses at the bottom of his staircase.

Jason has the fever, a virus where he could babble his in innermost secrets he passes out as he enters a distorted reality.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Just One Touch, Breaking Bread in Penthouse #3

Etched on his face are conflicting emotions; words he long to say. His new post commands all of him. He delivers Sonny's Father's day present from his comatose son, but again he doesn't acknowledge Jacob's existence...He issues a warning on the docks after stumbling upon two arch rivals. It seemes Diane's diatribe on what her father means to her on this day may have touched him in some way.

It's apparent that with each conversation Jason is increasingly uncomfortable with a decision he felt compelled to make; Lucky Spencer questions him about the fire in his office but adds how appreciative he is of the selfless sacrifice he makes in giving him his son. This moment of clarity when he saw his reaction to the shooting of his newphew. All the while, he continues to see Jason's ex-lover, the woman who hired thugs to terrorize his son , but he hasn't given her up. It seems after less than a year they who had affairs outside their relationship, will be taking Jacob and brother Cam to a carnivale in August. Elizabeth has forgiven her.

In another uncomfortable encounter, he is lambasted for giving up Jacob and not fighting for him or a life with Elizabeth. After issuing advice on her association with the son of his rival mob lord to another Spencer. Nut the Zaccharas only seem to make his bleak situation bleaker. He spends his time without her tending to a more needier than usual Carly Jax who seems to have forgotten she has a husband. After speaking with Michael, Sonny's father handling the loan shark by running him out of town.

He sees her, in her psuedo family setting, they speak briefly about their life he remembers. They look longingly, wantonly, as she passes him, he reacts instinctively by catching her hand she looks back to gaze into indigo eyes that say it all. Unspoken, all they miss, what they shared. And then she was gone from his touch to enter her quasi-life, without him in it, to a man she is not in love with.

Weary, Jason returns home only to find Claudia Zacchara in a compromising postion with his protege' and friend on his sofa. "Why are you here?"

Claudia explains herself that she brought home an inebriated Damien Spinelli. She uses this opportunity to further assess Jason Morgan. Although recently, so much so, she speaks as if she's known him for years.

She demands, insults, barks and Jason Morgan finds himself eating pepperoni pizza with a woman who is trying to kill him.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Ruthless "I Will Protect what is mine"

But its all over her face,
not being with him, missing his touch, their words, "As soon as we get close something happens to tear us apart and you go away. I am in this life without you in it and its killing me."

What is she to do with this love? She asks not to make her love him even more when she can't be with him. She implores, "Don't do this." Elizabeth will do whatever he asks of her. So she continues her life without him in it, with her children, his son. As he without her.

Elizabeth visits her best friend Prince Nikolas Cassadine they speak of his beloved Emily. He has not fully accepted her murder and stuggles to find life without her. From the Black and White Ball, till now, Nikolas is not fairing well. His recovery from a life threatening brain tumor still he is not at peace. He can no longer envision her; he now misses her, even moreso. Once it was removed, he could on longer hallucinate her presence.

Eizabeth misses her too, her best friend gone. Jason gone. They speak of how to cope with their tremendous loss. She offers him a solace she can not find for herself.

Across town, in his office, Jason finds himself knee deep in the mob business. Sonny issues orders; Jason retorts. "I am in charge." Sonny dealing with his diminished power; as he watches on the sidelines as Jason becomes more powerful. Jason defends his protege Spinelli after Sonny antagonizes him. Sonny Corinthos continues his verbal attacks. Jason stone faced says time and time again, "this is what your wanted."

Jason visited his mother, who begged him to release hisself of all that is mobster in his life. He tells her he is head of one of the most important crime families in the country. Monica Quartermaine is devastated and not pleased until flashing her brilliant mind she assumes somewhat correctly the why of it all. He is doing everything to keep Sonny's life safe, in a word Morgan her grandson. Monica does not know about Jacob Martin.

He has killed Ian Develin and has delivered a personal retaliation to Anthony Zacchara. Elizabeth has yet to realize she is in love with a lethal mob lord.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

After the Rain "The Transfer of Power"

Jason Morgan is not only entrenched in an accelerated mob war. He is embroiled in it. As Elizabeth continues tending to her day to day with the circumstances of "bad medicine." Jason has been strained by a juggling act, and trying to keep peace between Carly Jax who places blame on Sonny for her son's condition she takes all the money from her hotel's safe...and plans to run. To prevent this an agreement with Sonny Corinthos to take over as King Pin of Port Charles is struck. Jason cunningly tells Sonny "if you sign over your his nephew; I will become mob lord." Jason hasn't had time to gather his wits not even to acknowlege "his son's" birthday in a meaningful way. He gives up any hope of claiming his son for taking on as being the head of one of the five mob families in the country.

All because of the tragic event of Sonny's life. His inability to keep his children safe he has asked Jason to give up all he holds dear to facilitate the life he chose as mob lord. Jason relinquishes Elizabeth and the boys to protect Sonny's life with a stroke of a pen.

It begins with a conference from his accountant Bernie, with a phone call to Diane Miller mob lawyer fashionista; she enters his office to present papers that will change his life. Despite her forewarnings, the papers are signed and Jason Morgan is the head of the Corinthos crime family. Its not like he hasn't done this before he' taken over but this time its different with Sonny wanting out.

But before the ink is dry; Jason is faced with his first challenge. In his now office, doing paper work, he learns from his henchman Max that his cargo has been hijacked by the Zaccharra crime family, an organization planning a take over of Port Charles. The shipment is burning in the harbor. Jason Morgan is not pleased.

After discussing the serious pitfalls of having Jason as top mob lord of the Corinthos organization with his consigiliere, and their sons, his inner circle; Anthony Zaccharra finds himself in his palatial estate alone returning to his sitting room, where he finds it smoking. His foot soldiers are nowhere to be found. As he calls out frantically a wheel chair bound Anthony Zaccharra finds his sitting room ablaze. He's wheeled outside, frantic, shouting about his home and his Maria's beloved rose garden. Slowly he turns his head to find Jason Morgan standing there.

This night, without a word, Jason has answered in his characteristic voice of silence the mob war is on!
Anthony Zaccharra watches 40 years burn into flames.