Try to See It My Way – Denise’s Dish (GH)

KMcGH111121181144-300x245By Denise

I know everyone is upset about this Robin storyline.  I, too, wish the actress would stay.  But I have no control over that and I want the best for her – I’ve been watching her since she was a little girl – I even watched when she was on Joan of Arcadia with Amber Tambyln.

Now, I have a weakness for my soap.  But I also have, what I consider, and inner strength.  I buy the stories they tell me.  Sometimes it takes some mental gymnastics, but sometimes, I can totally relate and probably have put more thought into the character motivations than the writers.

I understand why Robin would leave.  First of all, she has not dealt with the trauma of her years of captivity.  But think about it, this woman was held for TWO YEARS and no one came and saved her.  She kept hoping, but she found out later that everyone thought she was dead and no one was looking for her.  She had a husband, a mother, a small child and they moved on and mourned her.  JUST LIKE JASON!

Robin has got to relate to this to an amazing degree.  In this case, Jason isn’t her old love – he is just like her.  Wouldn’t she have wanted Jason to leave his family to save her?  When she got to Wyndermere, wasn’t that the first thing she said to Faison – “Jason will come for me”.

She also has an example in her father.  Didn’t he get “blown up” in a boat and stay away?  It was a WSB thing, right?

It is not abnormal for everyone around Robin to sacrifice time with their kids for the better good.  Frisco, Felicia, Jax, Carly, Sonny, Jason, Olivia, Nik…have all either left their child, sent their child away, denied paternity, etc. in the name of keeping that child safe or helping someone (or an Agency) that really needed them.

That’s my take on the situation.  I am not going to be mad at Robin.  I’m just not.

Now, I WILL be mad at Sabrina if she takes back Patrick.  No man should leave a woman at the altar for a woman he loves more and then get that woman back when the “true love” is gone again.  Patrick cheated on the “love of his life” Robin.  If he knows that Sabrina will take him back after this, I think it would make it even easier for Patrick to cheat on Sabrina.

I know people like Patrick and Sabrina together. I have never felt passion – from either one of them.  I feel like Sabrina had a hero-worship crush and felt like a Princess when he chose her.  It was all wrapped up in her not really feeling worthy.  Sabrina is beautiful, smart, has a good career….she is a catch.  Carlos has figured this out.  He really loves her.  And Sabrina is SO MUCH MORE INTERESTING when she is around him.  She has fire and a backbone and doesn’t drive me crazy.

 

Other notes on the show:

Speaking of crazy, I love the fact that Heather’s plan has some obvious holes.  Time of Death anyone?  Heather is certifiably crazy – so her plan shouldn’t be perfect.

I do wish that Michael had said something unforgiveable to Kiki so that they wouldn’t be okay when it turned out Franco was not responsible.

Are we still supposed to root for Sam and Silas now that we know Jason is alive?  I am, because I like Same better without Jason.

Lucas was unfair to Julien.  Give him a minute to accept and process the fact that his son is gay.  Julien handled it badly, but if I remember correctly, Bobbie handled it much worse.

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