"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
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"The Gift" #27 (cont.)
“It’s because I finally feel like I can be all you want me to be and much, so much, more,” she answers, not
realizing that everything she says merely adds to the crumbling stack of lies she foolishly believes will convince
“More is good,” he notes. “More,” however, is not what she can give him, for her actions have actually
demonstrated just the opposite. She has shown that she is less than he had hoped, less reliable, less trustworthy,
less fit to share his power.
They kiss and caress, but though their bodies are connected, there is an emotional barrier between them that
only Caleb seems to sense. Livvie has swept herself up in the lie, persuading herself that they are perfectly in
“sync” even as she hoards the secret that forms an invisible barricade to their intimacy.
Snappies of "The Gift" scenes
taken by A. Armstrong
“I was right there with you and we were so connected,” she exclaims rapturously. “These are the moments I
live for, when we make sense together, when you make me feel like the whole world is mine for the taking.”
“Ours for the taking,” he corrects, emphasizing the word “ours.” “Isn’t that the way it’s supposed to be?”