"The Gift": Analysis of "The Gift" Arc of ABC-TV's Port Charles
(c) Alison Armstrong
An analysis of the "The Gift" episodes of the show Port Charles, formerly of ABC-TV. This site will focus on the scenes featuring the vampire character Caleb
Morley/Stephen Clay (portrayed by actor Michael Easton). The character of Caleb Morley/Stephen Clay and any other characters relating to Port Charles are
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"The Gift" #26 (cont.)
“I really am trying to do what you ask and fight these stupid insecurities about Alison,” she exclaims, on the
verge of tears. “I am trying as hard as I can. Please don’t make this any more difficult that it already is.”
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Not responding to her pleas for answers and assurance, Caleb returns with Livvie to the apartment. As soon as
he enters the room, Caleb, sniffing the air and probably detecting Rafe’s scent, remarks that something is
different, but when Livvie asks him what is wrong, instead of revealing his suspicions, he tells her he must have
been mistaken. After she leaves the room, he goes to the secret compartment and looks at the book of spells,
then replaces it without saying a word.
Livvie, meanwhile, in the bedroom, snoops through Caleb’s jewelry box, her mind haunted by memories of
Caleb’s friendly interactions with Alison. Noticing the fake copy of his ring, the one he used to fool Alison into
thinking he was giving her the real thing, Livvie smiles. “Perfect. Perfect,” she murmurs, having hatched her
Caleb’s entrance into the bedroom gives her the perfect opportunity to set her scheme into motion. “I have a
little surprise for you,” she murmurs sweetly, and starts giving him a massage.
He lies upon the bed, she straddling him and rubbing his back with soothing oil. “You take such good care of
me,” she says softly. “Tonight just let me take care of you. . . . Just relax. Lose yourself in my touch.”