G.H. Commentary by
Can The Real Jasper Jax Please Stand Up?
Where is Jasper Jax? Where is the Jax that completely dissed Brenda at
the alter after he saw her “kissing” Sonny, the Jax that played Sky for
Brenda, the Jax that wouldn’t put up with Courtney’s mess, or the Jax that
was fun and free when he was married to Alexis. Who is this imposter that
they have posted up with Carly,
Corinthos, Alcazar, soon-to-be Jax? I cannot be the only one that thinks
this is the most ridiculous, character stripping triangle redux of General
In his effort to appease or accept Carly, Jax has seemed to completely
loose whatever shred of ruthlessness he ever had. In some respects, that
would be great if he wasn’t such a complete and utter patsy. His love, total
acceptance, and lack of judgment for Carly has detrimentally emasculated
him. Let’s face it; pretty boys have to have an edge that makes them
desirable, an air that makes them seem untamable. Jax has become nothing but
a pretty puppy dog, nipping at Carly’s crushing heals, making the whole
Sonny/Carly/Jax triangle that much unbearable. Never mind that it is a poor
regurgitation of the whole Sonny/Brenda/Jax saga which was full of passion,
steam, and anticipation.
Sonny is equally intolerable in his nefarious pursuit of Carly. I thought
I would enjoy seeing Sonny grovel and beg for Carly back, but his antics are
just so preposterous that it makes him pathetic. When Carly initially
declared that she wasn’t going to date either of them, I was gearing up to
see an empowered woman standing on her own two feet with these great,
powerful men wooing her. I wanted something with class and dignity (soap
opera style), instead I got sleezy. I cannot reconcile Carly’s totally
disregard for Jax when she slept with Sonny with how Jax just seemed to
easily forgive her to the point that he felt comfortable enough to propose.
The Sonny/Carly/Jax saga has killed Jasper Jax as General Hospital fans
have known him. It is time to cure him of his Cerebral Carlyitis so that he
can go back to being the sexy, strong Aussi that fans loved.
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