"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" Analysis #27
Silently, unresistingly Caleb lets Livvie remove his ring, pretending to be unaware of her treacherous betrayal. He
is testing her, seeing if she is worthy of his trust. If she takes his ring but later confesses her misdeed, she may
yet prove herself capable of sharing his legacy. But if she continues her deception, her lying, duplicitous ways,
then she, like her nemesis, Alison, will have failed his loyalty test.
Having removed his real ring and replaced it with the fake, Livvie pauses, momentarily halting his back massage.
“Why are you stopping?” he asks, his eyes open.
Snappies of "The Gift" scenes taken
by A. Armstrong
“Just keep your eyes closed, my love,” she murmurs. “Just put yourself in my hands. Relax and just …. “
“Just what?” he interrupts, glancing at her. “What else could you possibly do?” His voice is calm, loving, but
his words seethe with hidden accusations. She has already betrayed him.
“Well, I could take my robe off slow,” she purrs seductively, not detecting his suspicion. Slowly, she removes
her robe. “Is that better?”
“You always know just how to get to me,” he sighs, pulling her down beside him and kissing her.
“I feel like we’re in sync,” she responds as he kisses her neck, her deceptive actions belying her loving
He stares at her intently. “There is something different about you,” he says. “I can see it in your eyes.”