"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.)
As in “Tempted,” her gently sensual massage is associated with treacherous intent. During “Tempted,” she had
massaged Caleb as he lay with her in the cave, her hands caressing while her mind devised a plan to betray him.
Later, at the end of “Tempted,” her plan on the verge of culmination, the arrow ready to be plunged into his
heart, she had urged him to “lose” himself in her touch, her body, her will. Now, as “The Gift” arc heads to a
close, her caressing hands are used to distract his attention from her deceitful schemes. Now, as before, she
urges him to surrender.
“I want to be the only one to ever touch you like this,” she whispers, her fingers stroking his and rubbing
seductively against the ring. Her fingers pause, then, gentle as moth wings, float over his ring, lighting upon it.
Deftly, caressingly, she removes his ring and replaces it with the fake one.
Snappies of "The Gift"
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Caleb opens his eyes, sensing her betrayal, but says nothing. His lesson to her, his vengeance and his love,
demand that he surrender, for the time being, and let ruthless, capricious Fate take charge.